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Studio Visits: Hiro Kurata

We recently stopped by Hiro Kurata’s studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to get a sneak peak of what he’s been working on for his upcoming two-person show with Tat Ito (featured), entitled “From Kojiki To Modern Heroism,” which opens February 13 at Joshua Liner Gallery. Kurata, who was born in Osaka, Japan, and raised in Tokyo and Chicago, has been based in NYC since studying illustration at Parsons in the mid-00s. Since then, he has shown steadily in Japan and the United States, most recently in […]

Studio Visits/Preview: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “In Case You’re Lost” @ Frey Norris

Last month, we gave you a little teaser of Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama’s (interviewed) west coast solo at Frey Norris. Now, we bring you an exclusive studio visit & sneak peek into some of the mind boggling pieces that will grace the gallery walls come this Thursday, February 4th (6pm-8pm). As you can clearly see from the latest incarnation of his iconic “Runnin’ Deep” imagery, he’s going for the gusto. With bolder colors and even bolder compositions, this is one of the shows that we’re looking forward to […]

Studio Visits: David Choe

AM swung by David Choe’s satellite studio for a visit as the artist was preparing for his upcoming show at  FIFTY24SF.  Choe, who lives and works in New York City, has deep roots with both Los Angeles and the Bay Area and has maintained a makeshift studio a half hour south of San Francisco for the past two years.  Part recording studio, part screen print press, this live/work space provides the ideal creative getaway for the ever traveling artist.  David opened his doors for a […]

Studio Visits: Mike Shine

AM had the honor this past weekend of visiting Mike Shine‘s historic “surf shack” as the artist was preparing for his latest installation, opening today at SFMoMA. Nestled away in the heart of Bolinas, Mike Shine has created for himself the ideal Nordic retreat, the perfect getaway for him and his family of artists. Purchased six years ago, the surf shack has become an institution in and of itself. With recreations built for the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Mollusk Surf Shop, White Walls, […]

Studio Visits: Jesse Hazelip – “Sentimental Journey” @ White Walls

In 1944, the B17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” rolled off the Douglas Aircraft Company’s California assembly line.  With it’s eight thousand pound payload capacity and thirteen .50 M2 Browning machine guns, the B17 aptly earned it’s nickname, “The Flying Fortress”.  The “Sentimental Journey” (whose nose proudly displays a picture of Betty Grable, World War Two’s most famous pin-up girl), the “Celestial Siren,” “South Sea Sinner,” and “Tempest Turner” are all subjects in Oakland artist Jesse Hazelip’s upcoming show at White Walls opening January 9th. More on […]

Studio Visits: Ian Francis

Earlier this year, AM visited the UK to hang with the talented Ian Francis in his Bristol studio. The groundbreaking artist has long been a favorite and it was especially rewarding to get an insider’s view of Ian’s workspace. A man of many techniques, Ian is known for his beautiful compositions in which he blends colorful abstracts with laser precise details, creating dreamy masterpieces that resonate with fans around the world. Many of his powerful creations often utilize hand painted characters, so intricately drawn and […]

Releases/Studio Visits: D*Face x Modern Multiples

AM recently visited the Master Printers over at Modern Multiples studio in Los Angeles as they were printing the latest offering by UK street art superstar D*Face (interviewed). Following the success of his previous print with the acclaimed studio, “Un-American Graffiti,” D*Face came correct with this second release, appeasing fans by releasing the “Coke Riot” image from his previous Jonathan LeVine show. “Coke Riot” was released yesterday at StolenSpace in either metal or wood editions, with a paper edition of 50 soon to come. Full […]

Studio Visits/Releases: Faile – “Warriors of the Night” Print & Bronze Sculptures

Faile’s been heads-down working on some fantastic goodies that will be released TOMORROW. At Noon EST (9am PST), the collective will release some original works on paper, a new print entitled “Warriors of the Night” from their “Lost in Glimmering Shadows” series and two astounding bronze sculptures. AM visited the studio to view the goods up close and personal, and like past projects, the craftsmanship is top notch and most certainly will not disappoint. We got all the details after the jump.

Studio Visits / Preview: Tristram Lansdowne @ LE Gallery, Toronto

AM got hooked on Tristram Lansdowne’s urban landscape paintings when we saw his work featured earlier this year at Joshua Liner Gallery’s summer group show (covered), so we tried to find out as much as we could about this exciting young artist. Lansdowne has a solo show entitled “Entropical Paradise” opening on 27th November at Toronto’s LE Gallery. Judging from the work we’ve seen in progress here, this show looks like one to catch if you can. Based in Toronto, Tristram’s watercoloured architectural representations depict […]

Studio Visits: Kelsey Brookes

Kelsey Brookes invades the sacred halls of Quint Contemporary Art this evening. The gallery has been around for almost 30 years now and is one of the most well respected spaces in the San Diego art scene, with several of their artists being picked for inclusion in the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennale in years past. For Kelsey, a San Diego based artist, this is a shining moment in his young career. For his debut solo show with the gallery, Kelsey has delivered […]