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Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism

Preview: Nathan Ota @ La Luz de Jesus

From the streets of Southern California to gallery walls across the country, Nathan Ota has proven up to the task. So adept with a brush, he has even taken to the classroom, teaching some fresh faces in the genre how to find their own style. His vividly colored and expertly detailed paintings have begun to raise eyebrows among collectors and gallery directors alike, with fast-selling pieces exhibited in La Luz de Jesus, Gallery 1988, and Billy Shire Fine Arts, among others. His upcoming show, “Way, […]

Teaser: KMNDZ @ Thinkspace

Johnny Rodriguez or “KMNDZ” to most of his fans will be opening his two person show with Ekundayo at Thinkspace on October 10th. Their interesting choice of a show name “Red Forest” (in his words) deals with what the Nuclear reactor explosion did to the people of the Soviet Union as well as the dabbling of the negative in all its forms and what it is doing to our hearts here in Los Angeles. Looks as though he has decided to mix rich red overtones […]

Teaser: Tim Biskup @ Addict Galerie

Tim Biskup‘s new solo exhibition “O/S (Operating System)” opens at Addict Galerie (Paris) on October 11th. The exhibition features 12 new paintings that are sold with an elaborate pedestal that can be assembled upon delivery using parts that come inside the shipping crate as well as the crate itself. There will also be a limited edition serigraph available. More info after the jump.

Teaser: Amy Sol @ Mondo Bizzarro

Following the recent successful Audrey Kawasaki show, there appears to be another interesting show in Italy on the horizon. Here is one of the works that Amy Sol will have available at her upcoming show at Mondo Bizzarro opening early December. There seems to be a softer look to this piece but perhaps that’s because she is trying some new techniques. She says… “this exhibit will be based on illustrated works on cotton. Most of the illustrations will be graphite, dry media pencils, and gouache […]

Preview: Beyond Baby Tattooville

Had the opportunity to check out the “Beyond Baby Tattooville” exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum a couple weeks back. Strangely enough, opening night is on Oct 4th to coincide with the weekend of Baby Tattooville, but the work was put up for public viewing on Sept 4th. Here is a quick turnaround video of the exhibit. There will be one piece from all the artists last year as well as one piece from all the artists this year in the exhibit. I believe there […]

Teaser: Jeff Soto @ Riverside Art Museum

Jeff Soto dropped a teaser image of his studio that shows some work for his upcoming solo show “Turning in Circles” at the Riverside Art Museum. We are sure his first museum show will be epic. Slated to open on December 13th, expect a large room filled with mostly new paintings and installations. discuss this show here. discuss jeff soto here.

Mars-1 x Faesthetic

How appropriate it is that Mars-1‘s work would grace the cover of Faesthetic #9 seeing as this issue features UFO themed art. Mario’s otherworldly paintings have always conjured up visions of undiscovered planets and new vibrant lifeforms. This beautiful image is no different and luckily for us, the zine is only $10 and available here. More after the jump.

Teaser: Josh Keyes @ OKOK

Josh Keyes posted a stunning new image up today from his upcoming show “Mist” at OKOK gallery next month. We really love the multiple levels of interactions in this piece. From the water-fire hydrant association to the predator-prey relationships of the eagle-rabbit & bear-fish, there certainly is much to think about. This is easily one of the our most anticipated shows to close out 2009 so we have been hard at work gathering as much information as we can. Josh is expected to deliver about […]

Benefit: Art for Hope @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

The Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA will be hosting a fundraising event the evening of Oct. 1 to benefit Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. The event will include an art show featuring works by The Clayton Brothers, Camille Rose Garcia, Seonna Hong and others. Especially for the benefit, pop surrealist superstar Mark Ryden is producing an exclusive limited edition print, with all proceeds going to the Obama Victory Fund. And for all you who aren’t in LA, you can get the print now, even if you […]

Openings: Masakatsu Sashie @ Giant Robot 2

Masakatsu Sashie‘s show “Under Fluorescent Light” opened last Saturday at GR2 on the west side. As usual, his detailed spheres encompassing urban elements (buildings, vending machines, air conditioners, television sets) were quite eye-catching. It’s as if his so-called “orb paintings” shrunk the ingredients of city living into a compact package for consumption. Another interesting item for sale was this model kit of one of his “orb paintings” that was for sale. Limited 50 pieces and nicely priced at $100, these must have sold out. Hopefully […]
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