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Monthly Archives: December 2008
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James Jean – Sketchbooks

James Jean posted up another 150 photos or so into his already vast database of sketchbook images a couple days ago.  Apparently, he noticed there were some missing from 2004-2005, and only recently was he able to upload them.  Frankly, we don’t know anyone as organized and as thorough when it comes to recording their sketchbooks.  Some interesting stuff as he not only shows his drawings, but also texture studies.  His upcoming show “Kindling” at Jonathan Levine is probably the first big show of 2009 […]

Andy Warhol Exhibition @ Children’s Museum Waterloo

What’s the use of beautiful art today if the future generations have no context or appreciation of it? Well, the Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum in Ontario, Canada is bringing today’s classics to view for the next generation of art enthusiasts. The exhibit include many original iconic works of Andy Warhol, and the aim of the exhibit is to expose the renowned contemporary artist to their young visitors. This is truly a wonderful step to bridge the art gap between different generations and we hope to […]

Preview: Know Hope @ Ad Hoc Art

Fresh off his debut solo show at Anno Domini in October, Tel Aviv street artist Know Hope has another show coming up at Ad Hoc Art on January 16th entitled “The Insecurities of Time.” His characteristic collaged works will be on display – usually multimedia pieces including cardboard, watercolor, oil, paper and string. His body of work usually centers around an unnamed figure and the struggles and fragility of life. More images after the jump.

Amanda Visell / Bone Marrow Drive

Baby Tattooville alum Amanda Visell is organizing a bone marrow drive for one of her close friends who has had a relapse with his leukemia. None of his family members are a match and he desperately needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. Not that this should be the reason why you would get tested to see if you are a match, but she is willing to send you an original drawing if you do go through with it. Check all the details after the […]

Manifest Hope: DC – Art Contest

As previously mentioned (here), Manifest Hope will be making a pop-up gallery stop in Washington D.C. the weekend preceding the Presidential Inauguration: January 17th-19th. Much like its incredibly successful Denver predecessor, Manifest Hope: DC is offering a chance to participate in the show and exhibit their artwork besides renowned artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, David Choe, and Gary Baseman. Looking to capture the creative energy which fueled Barack Obama’s unprecedented grass roots campaign; this contest will have themed categories: Manifest Change, Manifest Unity, Manifest Opportunity. […]

Creative Process: Tin

Thanks for the nice response to our Eric Fortune article earlier this month. Continuing with our Creative Process feature, the next artist we bring you is – Tin. This particular example is called “Amish Girl Gone Wild” and was painted specifically for this article.  Hear him talk a little about how he develops a painting from concept to completion…after the jump.

Robert Williams Lecture @ Oakland Museum of California

If you ever wanted to learn about how the “Low Brow” art movement started, this series of videos posted by sketchv might interest you.  Broken into 11 parts (Part 1 seen above), these videos recorded the lecture of Robert Williams at the Oakland Museum of California a couple months ago that was part of the L.A. Paint show (currently showing still).  Although not the best quality, Williams can be heard covering a wide variety of topics as well as talk about over 60 of his […]

Teaser: Gary Baseman @ Urbanix (Israel)

Internationally known artist, Gary Baseman, will be opening a show in Israel at Urbanix on January 8th entitled “The Sacrificing of Cake.” Judging from the show description, this body of work will be intriguing as it is rooted in some personal experiences.  Also, we will be interested to see the appearance of the “dragons” as we don’t believe he has used that imagery before. “He presents in his works the image of the dragon “Uga” (meaning “cake” in Hebrew), slaughtered again and again by feminine […]
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Wang Zhi Jie @ Basel Week Miami

Continuing with our coverage of Basel Week Miami, AM wanted to highlight another tantalizing find from the Scope/Art Asia fair: Wang Zhi Jie Wang Zhi Jie is a contemporary artist from China that wields a skillful brush and conjures up some very sexy and appealing imagery. He specializes in drawing “innocent girls” conducting what are perceived to be provocative actions. He uses big dreamy & shiny eyes to symbolize the innocence of these young girls and focuses on them “mimicking” adult poses/situations. More info and pics […]
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David Choe – Choegal Origins

David Choe posted up some images on his blog that showed some of the creative process behind his Choegal figure that he recently released. He included a painting that Choegal was apparently based on as well as progress shots of the sculpt, various faces, etc…  Check out the photo set after the jump.
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