Ohara Koson was a master print maker who lived in the Tokyo area in late 1800’s – 1945. Along with a few other masters of the field, Ohara played a large role in resurrecting the Shin-hanga print style from the 17th century. EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Recently visiting the Sitzmark Club at the Alta Lodge in Little Cottonwood Canyon, I saw a legendary ‘Ski Utah’ poster from decades past. It inspired a search into vintage skiing posters. Below is a collection of some of the best ski posters from simpler times (& fictional :} ).
Masterful in his technique, Nicholas Di Genova has a style that is truly unique. Beginning a piece by meditating and studying source materials and sketching, Di Genova begins with a simple pencil drawing and then layers quill pen strokes and paints on mylar film. Surreal hybrid creatures he creates by fusing physical traits of different species are the main subject matter of his work. Residing in Toronto, Nicholas has an immaculate eye & possesses exceptional attention to details. Look at […]
It seems as though mind-tweaking substances are becoming a staple in the diets of modern-day visual artists and their patrons / viewers. Whether it’s the drugs, or just the faux realities of his L.A. surrounds, Erik Mark Sandberg is an artist whose outré work appeals to those with a penchant for the surreal and psychedelic. Who needs bad acid with artwork like this? : }
With Banksy being in the news recently in relation to a piece he did for the London Olympics this past summer being stolen off a wall and put in an Art Auction in Miami, (full story here), a small tribute to some of his great works seemed in order. A true living legend, Banksy’s work is thought provoking and incredibly digestible. BRILLIANT If by chance you haven’t seen “Exit Through The Gift Shop”, be sure to check out the extended […]
After reading the following quote on the process and influences of Mexican based artist Kraken, it is hard to not be intrigued: “I am inspired by different things when I work: comic books, movies, but mostly emotions. I get a lot of inspiration from reading psychological case studies of serial killers,” Razor sharp lines and piercing subject matter fill Kraken’s macabre compositions. Pretty rad work indeed. GHASTLY