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Preview/Interviews: Jeff Soto – “The Inland Empire” @ Stolenspace (London)

Jeff Soto makes his United Kingdom debut this week with his solo show entitled “The Inland Empire” (teased) opening Thursday, May 14th, at Stolenspace. AM caught up with Soto ahead of the show to try and understand how the show came together, the symbolism and meaning behind his new work and how fatherhood has changed his career as an artist. Read the entire interview and see some sneak peeks of the work after the jump. Note: The interview contains use of strong language.

Preview/Interviews: Melissa Haslam – “Wild Fields” @ LeBasse Projects

Australian up-and-comer Melissa Haslam visits Los Angeles for her latest exhibition “Wild Fields” at LeBasse Projects opening this Saturday, May 9th, in the gallery’s project room. Her interesting use of independent girls and hauntingly beautiful botanic backdrops has caused quite a buzz with fans and collectors. Haslam’s been busy prepping for the opening, but made some time for a quick interview with AM. Read the interview and see a preview of the show after the jump…

Preview/Interviews: Audrey Kawasaki – “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” @ Space Yui (Japan)

One of our favorite artists, Audrey Kawasaki’s first solo show in Japan is opening this weekend at Space Yui Gallery in Tokyo. The show entitled “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” will feature about 9 paintings, various sold-out editions, as well as an exclusive print of “Carry On” (more on that layer). Excited to find out more about the largest body of work (paintings) since her Italy show, we caught up with Audrey before she left for Japan and asked her a few questions. The answers 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 […]

Studio Visits: Gary Baseman – La Noche de la Fusion

Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) show “La Noche de La Fusion” opens this Saturday, May 2nd, at Corey Helford Gallery.  AM stopped by his studio to learn more about this self-created festival celebrating a “night of fusion” of different cultures, the joys and bitterness of life and elements of the earth. For those who RSVP early enough, get ready for costumed ladies from Baseman’s world, performers, carnival games, large-scale sculptures and much more. Take a look at some of the paintings and plans for the show as […]

Interviews: James Jarvis x Nike “Onwards” Video

Artist, talented illustrator, and toy mogul James Jarvis recently released this amazing video he created with animator Richard Kenworthy in collaboration with Nike. Entitled “Onwards,” the video follows one of Jarvis’ famous characters on his adventure as he runs through an ever changing landscape.  Jarvis answered some questions about this project in a short interview with us after the jump…

Preview/Interviews: Sylvia Ji – “Haute Epoch” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Sylvia Ji is revealing a new set of works at Corey Helford Gallery this Saturday, April 11th. Her hypnotic new show entitled “Haute Epoch” (Elegant Time) shows just what the enchantress can do with a brush. Back are her captivating Dia de los Muertos facades, along with some elegant Baroque detailings to compliment her seductive subjects. Even as Sylvia is busy getting ready for the show, she made some time for an insightful interview for the readers of AM. Check out the interview and a […]

Preview/Interviews: Joseph “2H” McSween @ Ronin Gallery

Joseph McSween, better known as 2H, opens his debut Los Angeles solo show this Friday, March 27th at Ronin Gallery. 2H speaks with AM about the artistry behind his alluring female portraits, the epiphany that led to his dramatic growth as an artist and as an individual, as well as future plans and projects. Check out the interview after the jump…

Interviews: Todd Schorr

Todd Schorr’s show, “The World We Live In,” is fast approaching, set to open this Saturday, March 28th at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Seen above is Schorr in his studio, holding up one of the smaller paintings for the show. As we have seen from this body of work so far, some of the show looks to be an outgrowth from the large “Ape Worship” painting that was part of the “Land of Retinal Delights” exhibit at the Laguna Art Museum. After completing […]

Preview/Interviews: Luke Chueh – “From Light Cometh Darkness” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Luke Chueh’s show “From Light Cometh Darkness” opens this Friday, March 20th at Corey Helford Gallery. Although this body of work encompasses his usual beloved but sad and/or tortured characters, Chueh does appear to be exploring some different techniques and themes. For example, look at the raw energy and loose strokes in his interpretation of Goya’s famous painting (seen above).  We sat down with Luke to talk about about this painting as well as other things in the interview after the jump…