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Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism

Previews: Luke Chueh – “Damaged Goods” @ Inner State Gallery

Tomorrow night (April 22nd) in Detroit, Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be opening a new show at the  Inner State Gallery. Entitled Damaged Goods, the expansive new exhibition will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s iconic sad bear as well as his fellow cast of characters in the form of new paintings, hand-painting multiples (seen in the installation above), prints, toys and more. He further states – “For many years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with 1xRUN, and I’ve seen them grow and diversify. For this show, I […]

Previews: Mike Davis – “Ghosts From The Future” @ Copro Gallery

Opening on May 7th, Ghosts From The Future will be Mike Davis’ second showing at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. Painting in the style of the Netherlandish Flemish Primitives such as Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck, the San Francisco-based artist brings a modern twist to the surreal imagery with unexpected elements and symbology. Take a look at more preview images below…

Openings: “Moleskin V” @ Spoke Art

Earlier this month, Spoke Art in San Francisco hosted the opening of Moleskin V. Curated by gallery owner Ken Harman and Sydney-based artist Rod Luff, the fifth edition of the group show featured artists Bagger43, Brandon Boyd, Lindsey Carr, Kim Cogan, J.A.W. Cooper, Camilla D’Errico, Nicolas Delort, Cannon Dill, Hollis Dunlap, Jeremy Enecio, Valentin Fischer, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Reinier Gamboa, Greg Gandy, Alex Garant, Jessica Hess, Brandon Holt, Stella Im Hultberg, Mary Iverson, Miles Johnston, Justin “Coro” Kaufman, Hope Kroll, So Youn Lee Sergio Lopez, Travis Louie, Alex Louisa, […]

Showing: Danny van Ryswyk – “Tender Loving Darkness” @ Roq La Rue

Now showing until the end of the month at Roq La Rue, Danny van Ryswyk’s Tender Loving Darkness is a showcase in cutting edge technology and the painting techniques of yore. Ryswyk uses a 3D computer program to render his creations digitally. The digital render is then 3D printed into something than can be physically painted. Antique bases and glass domes house each piece, connecting the past and present even further. Also, over a dozen digital prints line the walls of the gallery and you […]

Overtime: April 11 – April 17

More stories from the week that ended April 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Greg Parma Smith’s show at David Lewis is a Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Malick Sidibé, who passed away at the age of 80. RIP: Julie Becker, who passed away at the age of 44. Siyuan Zhao, who stabbed a Art Basel Miami Beach fairgoer, pleads guilty to attempted murder. Swiss prosecutors raid storage facility in Geneva in search of disputed Modigliani painting. Bloomberg reveals that the painting has been confiscated. Institut Restellini identifies […]

Videos: Game of Thrones Season 6 // Art the Throne

For the art lover out there who is also into Game of Thrones, we have good news for you. Leading up to the new season starting on April 24th, HBO has teamed up with five different artists to create something inspired by the show’s iconic characters or unforgettable scenes. The diverse selection of contributors include street artist Tristan Eaton (seen above), art collective Cyrcle., illustrator Marcos Chin, infographics company Pop Chart Lab, and paper sculptor Jeff Nishinaka, who respectively chose Daenerys Targaryen, the crown, Brienne of Tarth, The Red Wedding, […]

Upcoming: Greg Simkins – “Beyond Shadows” @ KP Projects // MKG & Launch LA

Continuing his long term collaboration with KP Projects // MKG, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be opening his latest exhibition at the West Hollywood gallery on May 21st. The upstairs area where Launch LA is located will also share the solo show and have the Los Angeles-based artist’s works on display. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new body will include surreal paintings (like the one seen above) as well as his letter based “drip script” pieces along with some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. Discuss Greg […]

Releases: Scott Scheidly – “Mao Zedong” Print

Just this morning, Hashimoto Contemporary released another print from Scott Scheidly from his pink series of paintings where he pokes fun at dictators & masculine characters from pop culture. Mao Zedong is produced in an edition of 30, costs $200, and comes with an ornate pink frame. Head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Scott Scheidly here.

Previews: Kazuki Takamatsu – “Decoration Armament” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 23rd, Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting a new solo from Kazuki Takamatsu entitled Decoration Armament. This will be the Japanese artist’s third showing with the gallery in Los Angeles and will feature his depth map pieces created through his unique process that starts digitally and ends hand painted. Always dealing with ideas of death, spirituality, and the younger generation, his surreal images are beautiful to behold with complex layers that seem to glow. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kazuki Takamatsu here.

Upcoming: Andrew Hem – “Leap” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After some impressive shows on the West Coast, Andrew Hem (interviewed) will be moving east for his next solo show. Leap opens on May 14th at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York and will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s surreal otherworldly scenes painted with a vivid palette of blues, greens, reds, and splashes of golden light. The first image we have seen from the new body of work was recently shared by the artist with Cambodian heritage and it left us wanting more… Discuss Andrew Hem here.