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Openings: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

A couple Saturdays ago, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City hosted the opening for Wild at Heart, a benefit show where some of the proceeds went towards Born Free USA. The group exhibition featured artists and their choice of endangered species to paint or work with leading to some great pieces being created. Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the impressive lineup included Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy […]

Openings: Naoto Hattori – “Mind Project” @ Copro Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Japanese artist Naoto Hattori opened a show at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica alongside Matt Dangler’s solo (covered). Not only did Mind Project bring a selection of the psychedelic and surreal paintings that fans have come to expect from Hattori, it also marked a rare appearance from him at the opening reception. Take a look at more photos from the show down below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Naoto Hattori here.

Preview: Naoto Hattori – “Mind Project” @ Copro Gallery

Coming up next week in Los Angeles, a unique opportunity exists for the fans of surrealist Naoto Hattori – he actually plans to attend the opening of his show Mind Project. For years, collectors have marveled at the psychedelic and hyper-detailed paintings of the Japanese artist, but have never had the chance to meet the man himself and pick the mind to see what is behind his incredible imagination. The time has now come, head over to Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on May 19th […]

Update: Naoto Hattori

As a headsup to his fans out there, Naoto Hattori has been uploading these little image montages of his creative process onto his facebook page. The scans show some of the steps in the Japanese artist’s time-consuming technique that he uses to paint his surreal imagery. And for those living on the two US coasts, you’ll have a chance soon to check out Hattori’s detailed paintings in person. He will be part of the Suggestivism show in New York at Bold Hype as well as […]

Preview: “Genesis to Revelation” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight, besides Ewelina and Genevive Zacconi’s joint show (previewed), the Copro Gallery will also be hosting a group exhibition entitled Genesis to Revelation. Artists were asked to re-interpret the religious symbology and icons from thousands of years ago about creation and the apocalypse in their own special way. Included in the exhibition are Chris Mars, Naoto Hattori, Stephanie Henderson, Tin, Leslie Ditto, Chrystal Chan, Dave MacDowell, Charles Wish, Vincent Cacciotti, Brian Smith and many more. Take a look the interesting direction Luke Chueh decided to take his piece (above) with […]

Releases: Naoto Hattori Mini-Paintings (Part II)

It’s been a couple of years since we told you about the mini-paintings from Naoto Hattori, so we thought it would be a good time for a reminder seeing that he just released a new batch.  These incredibly detailed pieces are released periodically and are amazing to see in person when you realize how small they are (the one above is only 3.7 x 3.7 inches). If you are interested, make sure you join the mailing list here.  Its a perfect way to get a regular […]

Preview: Naoto Hattori – “The Magic Caravan” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

The last time we covered one of Naoto Hattori’s exhibitions, he was wowing the Los Angeles crowd with his psychedelic works. Next Thursday, on April 28th, he opens another show a world away in Italy at the Dorothy Circus Gallery entitled The Magic Caravan alongside Mark Elliot. You can expect more of Naoto’s signature paintings exploring beauty in the grotesque and unexpected, all rendered in painstaking detail. Take a look at more preview images as well as a video after the jump…

Openings: “South Park Art Gallery” @ Opera (NY)

Last night, AM attended the opening party for the South Park Art Gallery (previewed). Hosted by Comedy Central & Opera Gallery, the exhibition invited 15 artists to reinterpret their favorite character or moments from the iconic South Park animated series which is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. Curated by Ron English (featured), amazing and hilarious paintings of Kenny, Cartman, Kyle, Stan and the rest of the SP crew were remixed from the unique visions of Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, […]

Preview: “Dystopia” @ Copro Gallery

On March 19th, the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will play host to Dystopia, a group show curated by Jon Beinart, founder of the beinArt International Surreal Art Collective. Although the array of artists includes some names we are familiar with here at AM like Brian Viveros, Laurie Lipton, and Naoto Hattori, there is also a fantastic selection of paintings from artists we are not as familiar with. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…

Showing: “13th Hour III” @ Last Rites Gallery

After tipping you off to two holiday-appropriate shows (Neckface in LA and Phantasmagoria in Montreal), we have one last one for you – the “13th Hour III” group show at the Last Rites Gallery. With great curatorial direction, the group of artists chosen all are mostly known for darker and bizarre imagery, leading to a great series of paintings of eerie creatures and creepy situations. Some selections after the jump…