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Preview: Patrick Martinez – “Reel Tawlk” @ Loft in Space

Tomorrow night in Oahu, Loft in Space will be hosting the newest solo from Patrick Martinez entitled Reel Tawlk. Although he is known for his signature neon urban phraseology (of which this show has plenty), the LA-based artist has been flexing his painting muscles as of late and this show will be no different with a series of portraits (including his own). On the docket will be a diverse selection of work including video projections, portraiture on plush blankets, mixed media works, and of course […]

Openings: Brooke Dombroski @ Human Imagination

Our friends at Hawaii’s Human Imagination recently hosted an exhibition from photographer Brook Dombroski. The Oahu based designer, fashion photographer, and artist gives us a unique look though her lens of the special mix of urban & tropical lifestyle/landscapes in the island paradise. Check out more after the jump.

Openings: Aaron De La Cruz – “Long Walk Home” @ Loft In Space

We first met Bay Area graffiti artist, designer, and illustrator Aaron De La Cruz at POW WOW earlier this year where he painted wall murals utilizing his minimalistic and signature patterns. Long Walk Home sees him return to the scene of the crime, Loft in Space, with more of his work, this time in the form of a solo exhibition. The show runs through next week until November 11th, so stop by if you are lucky enough to live in or be visiting Oahu. More […]

Jasper Wong – “Little Shop of Wonder” @ Loft In Space

Loft In Space, the site of this year’s (covered) and next year’s POW WOW, was recently converted into a giant coloring book by gallery director Jasper Wong. The very busy and versatile designer, artist, illustrator, and curator is also one of the co-owners of Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, site of an Arrested Motion group show at the end of next month. For this project, entitled Little Shop of Wonder, the 60 feet of wall space took two days of hard work for Jasper to […]

Openings: Prime – “Not For Sale” @ Loft In Space

Hawaii-based graffiti writer Prime just had an opening entitled Not For Sale at Honolulu’s Loft In Space. You may remember his gorgeous peacock mural at this year’s Pow Wow back in February. This time, he exhibited a fresh set of large works including a crisply painted ride. As always Prime’s dope images aren’t just skin deep, his style masks a thoughtful view into the social and artistic lives on the islands of Hawaii. The show runs until September 10th, so check it out if you […]

Openings: POW WOW ’11

The weeks of setup for the POW WOW ’11 in Honolulu culminated in blowout showcase bringing together talent from different parts of the world. People all over Hawaii came to take part in the celebration where performance, photography, graffiti, and fine art intersected. Artists such as Will Barras, Meggs, Ekundayo, Prime, Jeff Hamada, 123Klan, Aaron de la Cruz, Kamea Hadar, Suitman and Jasper Wong created unique indoor and outdoor site specific art for display at the giant Loft in Space venue behind Fresh Cafe. Along […]

POW WOW ’11: Suitman

One of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii for POW WOW ’11 was spending some time with Young Kim. The performance artist, photographer, designer, creative director, and videographer has worked with many the major brands out there. His famous alterego – Suitman – is the physical representation of his cultural alienation and acceptance issues as he has lived and worked in many places since childhood. With a long line of people waiting to be photographed for one of his personal projects in the signature […]

POW WOW ’11 / Interview: Jasper Wong

With POW WOW fast approaching next week, we will be publishing a series of interviews with the participants of this year’s event. Naturally, first up is the mastermind behind the annual art get-together, Jasper Wong. A man of many talents – artist, gallery owner (Above Second), illustrator, and crossdresser – we’ll be looking forward to what he has planned for us next week when the festivities start. Take a look at the questions and answers after the jump…