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Upcoming: Sam Flores – “A Light in the Darkness” @ Fifty24SF

Tonight in San Francisco, Sam Flores will be opening a new show at Fifty24SF entitled A Light in the Darkness. Coinciding with the Lower Haight Art Walk, the exhibition will feature new paintings on canvas and drawings from the locally-based artist. As you can see from the preview image above, his signature characters and their animal friends continue to hold an important part of his imagery. Flores further states – “The continuous theme in my work is ‘balance.’ The balance of good vs. evil, light […]

Outside Lands 2013

Like previous years (see 2012 Dabs Myla / Skinner), Juxtapoz was asked to curate the visual art for Outside Lands in San Francisco. The annual major music and art festival in the Bay Area opened this weekend with attendees enjoying the installations, murals, and other associated projects from artists like Camille Rose Garcia (above), Mike Shine, Sam Flores, Dennis McNett, Skinner, and more. Enjoy more photos below…

Openings: Sam Flores – “Lion and the Lamb” @ Fifty24SF

Last week, Fifty24SF hosted Sam Flores’s long awaited San Francisco exhibition entitled Lion and the Lamb. This is the local artist’s first solo showing in the city in nearly 5 years, and he decided to showcase his new body of work with the company that he has consistently collaborated with in the past on his 12 Grain clothing line (Upper Playground). Fans queued up the street to meet the long admired artist, and were greeted by a custom wall division installation as well as a […]

Openings: Square Enix – “Deux Ex: Human Revolution” @ Wooster St. Social Club

Square Enix and the Wooster Street Social Club presented a mini charity exhibition recently centered around the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Artists such as Estevan Oriol, Sam Flores, Patrick Martinez and Jeremy Fish created game themed posters for the event, each with a small edition of 20 with proceeds benefiting art education. The party of course was a blast as we got to play advance copies of the new Deux Ex software on both XBOX & PS3 as we got our Dave & […]

Absolut Blank

Jeremy Fish (featured), who just had a solo show in New York (covered), was also recently one of the artists involved with the Abolut Blank project. The vodka brand from Sweden has long been associated with artist collaborations, some of which we have feature before (Asbestos, Steve “ESPO” Powers, Chiho Aoshima) here on AM. Other artists who participated include David Bray, Dave Kinsey, Brett Amory, Sam Flores, and Fernando Chamarelli. Take a look at their creations as well as a video after the jump…

Streets: Jeremy Fish & Sam Flores in Guadalajara

After Jeremy Fish (featured) finished up with his show at Fifty24PDX (covered), he traveled to Gudalajara, Mexico to give a talk and run a workshop with Sam Flores (interviewed). The bad news is that it was canceled, but the good news is they had time to put up this nice joint mural. More pics after the jump…

Releases: “The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds”

Upper Playground has just announced a surprise print release produced in conjunction with SA Studios and the Weinstein Company. “The Lost Art of Inglorious Basterds” will feature some of the heaviest hitters from the UP roster, including David Choe (featured), Alex Pardee, Jeremy Fish (featured) Sam Flores and many, many more. The giclee prints will be limited to an edition of only six per image, will also be signed by Quentin Tarantino and best of yet, all proceeds will be donated to the American Red […]

Releases: Sam Flores x Upper Playground – Dragon Boy

Sam Flores’ (interviewed) amazing Dragon Boy figure really impressed us when news broke of this collaboration with Upper Playground.  Flores’ took one of the best paintings from his Subliminal Projects show and transformed it into a three piece 10″ toy that was created for UP’s  10th anniversary and produced by The Loyal Subjects.  Limited to 500 pieces, this figure will drop early September but apparently the pre-order is sold out now. More pics after the jump.

Openings: Sam Flores – “Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories” @ Subliminal Projects

“Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories,” the latest body of work by Sam Flores (interviewed) opened to a packed crowd Saturday night at Subliminal Projects. The show, laid out in Flores’ storybook illustration world, revolved around the premise of the basics of everyday human struggle, controlling our inner demons and the balance between good and bad. It was great to see that Flores included something for everyone in the show, ranging from his amazing large-scale paintings, to intimate portraits of his characters, as well as […]

Preview/Interviews: Sam Flores – “Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories” @ Subliminal Projects

We had an inkling this would be a strong show from Sam Flores when AM first hooked up last month for a creative process article for his upcoming show.  As we saw more images leaked from his show entitled “Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories,” opening this Saturday, May 2nd at Subliminal Projects, we became more and more excited about this body of work. Flores really pushed himself creating works for this exhibition.  As he puts it: “this new show is a transformation.  I wanted […]
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