This week’s Art Focus highlights the meticulously detailed drawings of Ben Tolman and his surreal imagery. In some of his work (seen above), the Washington DC-based artist builds urban environments with a god-like eye as the viewer is able to take in the scene from a distance. More recently, he has been rendering some smaller, more abstract pieces that take things into the more improbable realm (seen below). These he has labeled the Sarajevo Drawings – soon to be exhibited at a yet to be disclosed location. Keep you eyes […]
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On March 26, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing a new print entitled Dreaming of Koholint Island. The image is taken from the painting the locally-based artist contributed to the current 30th anniversary Legend of Zelda group show (covered) in Los Angeles. Starting at 12 noon PST, 250 of these prints will go on sale for $140 unframed and $290 framed, but head over here for more details if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
The newly formed Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels will be opening their doors on March 24th (opening postponed to 13th of April at 11 am due to the terrible recent events in Brussels), with an inaugural show entitled City Lights. The exhibition will feature the works of Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Momo, and Faile, and is just the first of many promised events to come featuring a “mix of musical (punk-rock, electro, hip hop, folk), graphical (graphic design, illustration, design), sporting (skateboarding, surfing, extreme sports) artistic (film, […]
On March 23rd, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new time-limited print (starting 8:00 AM PDT and available for 12 hours only) through his webstore entitled Kali. The image is taken from one of his paintings for his show in Tokyo last year (covered) and features the Japan-based artist’s surreal take on the Hindu goddess of empowerment. The giclee will include a silkscreened pink dot pattern which were hand painted in the original. More details here. Discuss James Jean here.
Earlier this year, Tracey Emin collaborated with her long time friend and jewellery designer Stephen Webster on a new line of wearable art. The 50-piece collection entitled I Promise To Love You is inspired by the British artist’s signature neon art and her sketches of woodland animals of which she states – “I chose the woodland creatures as I wanted to work with the idea of English animals. My ancestors were forest gypsies and I wanted to use this as inspiration.” Take a look at more examples rings, bracelets, earrings, […]
Last weekend, Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles hosted the opening of a new solo show from Eric Yahnker. Noah’s Yacht features works created from colored pencils and graphite on paper, rendered with the locally-based artist’s continued clever commentary on issues that afflict our society today touching on topics like the current election cycle and police violence. Rounding out the show are various sculptural works, installations, and conceptual pieces all showing his versatility and knowledge of pop culture and the social-political climate, often times intermixing the two. Discuss Eric Yahnker here.
On March 19th, SALEM will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, a three person show featuring former death-row inmate and New York Times bestselling author Damien Echols, along with surrealist painters & illustrators David Stoupakis and menton3. Choosing a subject matter that is suited to their dark imagery, the three members of their newly formed collective, The Hand, will present new work that deal with the Salem witch trials that took place in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. Take a look at some of the paintings Stoupakis has contributed […]
Curated by one of our own here at AM, Khoi Nguyen, a one-night only exhibition from photographer Quam Odunsi will open on March 31st in Los Angeles (3278 Wilshire Blvd). Entitled Hollywood, the show is presented by The Art of Elysium with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children. The body of work on display was created using a vintage camera and then housed in an acrylic award case with the idea that despite the controversy with the […]
Bringing back the Rewind feature this week, we are sharing some art related videos that you might find interesting. First up is the trailer for an amazing upcoming film Loving Vincent on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The project features 12 hand-made oil paintings per second that were created in the style of the renowned painter with one hour of film equaling 43,200 paintings. Other notable videos include: Interview with Felipe Pantone about his new book. The WK Interact – Pistorius project video released. Rime […]
From March 24-27, shortly after closing their cake-themed installation and special programing (covered), Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting the sequel group exhibition to 2014’s Cat Art Show. Over 70 artists including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, C215, Adam Wallacavage, Tim Biskup, Kozyndan, Luke Chueh, Brandi Milne, Natalia Fabia, Travis Lampe, Cyrcle., Jean Pierre Arboleda (seen above) and Edwin Ushiro will be contributing pieces inspired by their feline friends. A portion of the proceeds from artwork sales will go to Kitten Rescue in Atwater Village. […]