Tim Biskup opens his latest solo show “The Mystic Chords of Memory” on June 4th at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona. The show title, taken from a statement made by Abraham Lincoln during his first inaugural address, represents the newfound focus of Biskup’s energies on the positive and have led to the reemergence of a more vibrant pallete and picturesque imagery in his work which is a strong contrast to the muted colors and expressionless figures fromÂ Biskup’s “O/S (Operating System)” show last year. See the rest […]
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Here’s a little preview of two artists which have shows opening at Joshua Liner Gallery next weekend. Both their artistic styles look to stretch the imagination of the viewers and challenge their intellects. Heidi Taillefer’s (above) bizarre yet fantastic paintings throw our senses into a strange world where the nature and science seamlessly integrate. On the other hand, Mike Davis (below) has works that makes us ponder the numerous themes and symbolism that are represented through the subjects and objects that are showcased in his […]
Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was in Santa Monica this past Saturday, May 23rd, for a book signing at Richard Heller Gallery. Recently, we had the opportunity see Brendan in the Bay Area at Park Life and also to check out his studio. It was nice to see him in Southern California meeting with fans and taking time to draw in their sketchbooks. Take a look at the pics after the jump.
Next Wednesday, May 27th, the release party for Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) white/silver koibito will be held at LeBasse Projects starting at 7 pm. This edition will be limited to 150 pieces and will be priced at $100.Â Randomly inserted along with some of the toys will be drawings, gocco prints, and postcard sets for some lucky collectors.Â This 5th colorway will be exclusive to LeBasse Projects, where Yoskay will also be closing his solo “Hello and Goodbye” show. In addition to the figure, there will […]
A new limited edition print from Mark Ryden is set to release on May 28th (8 am PDT) on the Porterhouse online store.Â The stunning image, entitled “Tree of Mystery” is a giclee print with letterpressed title and embossed chop on archival cotton rag paper. The print is framed in a beautiful hand-carved wood frame with museum quality archival plexiglass and will be numbered and signed by the Ryden. More info and images after the jump.
Matt Dangler (interviewed) recently sent us a couple preview images from his upcoming solo show “Searching for Satori” opening Friday, May 29th at Gallery 1988’s San Francisco location. Â According to Matt, “In Zen Buddhism ‘Satori’ is a spiritual awakening that often comes suddenly. With hopes of reaching and sharing ‘Satori’ – I infuse my own spirituality within my paintings. ‘Searching For Satori’ seemed an adequate title, considering thatâ€™s what painting is for me and what I believe should be the viewers motivation as well.” Check […]
An artist duo that we have been following for a long time now, Kozyndan (Kozy & Dan) collaborated with PUMA on a clothing and shoe line a while back.Â Unfortunately, this turned out to be a Europe-only release and fans in the States never got a chance to snatch some of these items up…Â until now. Here is a shot of a window display at the PUMA store on the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica.Â It appears that other stores will be carrying the line as […]
As part of our continuing coverage of Jeff Soto in London, AM went to check out what Jeff was up to on the day of his opening at StolenSpace where we found him in nearby Corbet Place putting up his second piece on the streets. He’d started off blocking the piece out the day before and we were there to capture a few images of the work as it went up. Take a look at all of the pictures of this plus three more unseen […]
Souther Salazar opened his show “Last Year’s Man” at Jonathan Levine Gallery last weekend with a huge body of quality works. We were completely overwhelmed by the various mediums/media that entranced our senses. Known for his melancholy characters that seem simple at first glance, further inspection reveals a veritable “world within a world” complexity. Souther seemed to have the audience in mind when creating his works, as there was literally something to appeal to almost every art enthusiast. There were large wood panels, a video […]
Continuing AM’s tour of Hong Kong, we made a stop at the Art Hong Kong International Art Fair. This vanguard Asian fair brings together top notch exhibitors from over 110 galleries. Much like our visits toÂ Basel Miami and Armory NYC, in Hong Kong we experienced and saw work from some of theÂ best talents in the art world. It was exciting to have such a collection of premium artwork centralized in one place. Check out all our exclusive coverage after the jump.