Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

Just woke up, its Christmas day and I am in lovely sunny California..oh its so nice to be in a warm place for the Holidays. I want to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I get this feeling that 2010 is going to be a great year, I wish you all luck, good health and happiness!
I hope to see you back here in 2010, well rested and well fed!

Happy Holidays from Hunt and Gather!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hunt and Gather- The book! Coming out soon!

Hunt and Gather showcases a contemporary view of international art featured in galleries and media across the globe. This striking collection of surrealism, pop art, illustration, Collage, Graphic design and mixed media represent many of today's most boundary-pushing artists. Aspects of this collection are dark, at times macabre, but these images are complimented by arrestingly playful pieces.

Dedicated to fostering the relationships between artists and art enthusiast, Hunt and Gather author Tina Ziegler has selected an array of artist to contribute to the book, work that they feel best represents their creative output, accompanied by first-person texts that shed light on how and why these individual make their art.

Featuring: Aaron Kraten, Andy Council, Brandi Milne, Carlos Ramos, Carrie Ann Baade, Catalina Estrada, Charles Wish, Greg Simkins, Jason Jackenco, Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Dave Pressler, Diva, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Mcgrath, El Gato Chimney, Emilio Subria, Georgina Ciotti, Jon Beinart, JShea9, Joshua Petker, Karl Persson, Kukula, Mad Steez, Mr.Gauky, Nate Frizzell, Nathan Ota, Plastic God, Romanowski, Scott Belcastro, Scott Campbell, Scott Radke, Scott Scheildy, Tanner Goldbeck, Tessar Lo, Tiffany Liu, Timothy Hon Hung Lee, Tina Imel, Victor Castillo, Yoskay Yamamoto

Hunt and Gather's myspace!

Hunt and Gather's sneek preview on Facebook by Mark Batty
Become a fan.

Hunt and Gather is due to come out in Jan/Feb 2010. Please stay tuned here on for more information about the book release, book launch events and signings.
Thanks so much for all the support through out the years!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hi-Fructose Interviews Motoi Yamamoto: Salt Sculptor

I just took my daily visit to Hi Fructose's website and they have recently posted a fantastic interview with Japanese salt sculptor, Motoi Yamamoto. His work is just breathtaking, the patience he must have to sit in a cross legged position and create these extremely detailed sand labyrinths is admirable in the fast paced world we live in.
I find a sense of peace come over me when i look at his work, as if just by looking at his work I gain a little bit more understanding of the world we live in and the amount of time and dedication it takes to do something truly special with the life we are given.

Well, I wont get too deep, but do take some time out of your busy day to go on over to Hi Fructose's website and read this great interview, written by Nathan Spoor.

Opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Just when I thought this month couldn't get any better, Jonathan Levin gallery has to just go over the top. On December 12th,2009 they are opening two very exciting exhibitions, with two artists that are seriously doing some serious business. Audrey's art career has boomed in the past years, and today she is one of the most collected female artists of this "movement." Audrey Kawasaki opens "Hajimari—a prelude", with a fresh body of work. And in gallery 2, opens another great solo show with James Marshal, titled "And There Was War in Heaven".

Now seriously, get yourself together and watch this show closely. How many want to bet it sells out before it opens?! Audrey, your just a super star! And Dalek is just...a ledgend.

Stay tuned HERE!

Kukula, new solo show at Corey Helford

Oh the lovely and dangerously sweet Kukula will be blessing us all right before the Holidays with a new solo exhibition. Kukula has just got to be one on my favorites, not only for her art but also for being just one of the most awesome ladies ever!

So you can imagine just how excited I am about her solo show. She has been working very very hard on painting the work for "Immortal Artifacts" which opens on December 19th, 2009 at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California.

As soon as the preview pics go up, Ill get some posted. But just by the flyer I can tell this is going ot be a very special show.

Visit Kukula HERE.

Vist Corey Helfor HERE!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Visting the studio of WORD TO MOTHER

Artist Profile : WordToMother from Andrew Telling on Vimeo.

A short but sweet video in to the studio of London based street artist WORD TO MOTHER and the preparation for his solo show at StolenSpace Gallery that happened earlier this year.

More information GO HERE!

Chasing The Last Glimpse of Light, a solo show by Scott Belcastro

Chasing the Last Glimpse of Light
December 12th, 2009

He has done it again! Scott Belcastro has produced another beautiful and outstanding solo show. Opening on December 12th, at Lebasse Gallery in Culver City, CA.
Titled "Chasing The Last Glimpse Of Light" Scott Belcastro shows us a softer side and his boldness to experiment with a pastel colour pallet. Peaches, limes, and lemon yellows beautifully used to create perfectly blended sky's and contrast from the use of darker colors like black and deep sea blue. This new technique he has been experimenting with of splattering the paint across the tops of hills to produce intense flower fields or snow covered mountains is a breakthrough from Scott's traditional detailed and chiseled landscapes. And a technique that I personally have fallen in love with. When you have the opportunity to see his work in person, you must. "Belcastro's paintings are a collection of thoughts on existentialism, meditation, religion, prayer, isolation, sin and forgiveness."

Chasing The Last Glimpse Of Light is Scott Belcastro's first solo show at LeBasse Gallery and in the U.S. This exhibitions is an important show for his growing career as an artist and is one you must not miss, so please for all our sake, get down there on the 12th of December and go tell Scott just how brilliant he is!

(above images, left:" The end of the day " 12 " x 12 " acrylic on panel. $ 550, Middle:
" Things from the past " 12 " x 12 " acrylic on panel. $ 550, right:" Place to Pretend " 30 " x 30 " acrylic on panel $ 2250)

View the rest of this stunning collection HERE!
Visit LeBasse Projects Gallery HERE!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Lava Collective exhibition and hip hop event

On Thursday December 10th, LAVA Collective is programming a multimedia hip hop event at The Gramaphone on Commercial Street.

Edan The Dee-Jay is in town to promote his new record Echo Party, and he's marking the occasion with a 2 hour Dj set. Joining Edan will be legendary New York photographer Ricky Powell, who brings his 'World Famous Slideshow' to London for the first time. Jehst will be performing live, Kris Jones (Deep Medi, Soul Jazz) and the LAVA DJs will provide musical support.

The evening will commence at 8.30 pm with a screening of the Echo Party video, directed by Tom Fitzgerald. Early arrivals will be rewarded with T-shirts, art books, and CDs, courtesy of our lovely sponsors - Crooks & Castles, Evolving Styles, and Lewis Recordings.

LAVA Collective presents: Echo Party
Thursday, December 10th 2009
The Gramaphone, 60-62 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT
8pm - 2am, £7 / £5 before 9pm

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yoko D'holbachie "Living in your Dreams" at London Miles

I recently curated the exhibition, "Living in Your Dreams" featuring a solo show of work by Yoko D'Holbachie.

Yoko is quickly becoming a London favorite for art collectors and art lovers, the response we received from her first solo show in the U.K was fantastic. Yoko's work is truly something special, her neon colors, her amazing immagination and her ablity to make images so beautiful, playful and cute while also being very grotesque and macbre amazes me.

The exhibition opened last week, Wednesday the 18th at the London Miles new location in Westbourne Studios. If you are around, I welcome you personally to come by and have a look at the show and all the hard work that went in to the prepration and instalation for this show. The exhibition is on display until December 5th. 2009

If your not familiar with Yoko's work then its about time you start looking her up. Visit London Miles to view work from the exhibition, there are still a few pieces left for purchase so get your hands on some of these beautiful oil paintings, framed in the most elobrate and decorative frames. All pieces are signed by Yoko on the back.

Or visit Yoko D'holbachie's website to see her collection of stunning oil and digital works.

(above image: Stray Sheep, Oil on wood, 15 x 15 inches framed, £810.00)

Tim Burton at MOMA

This is seriously a brilliant video of Tim Burton just speaking freely about his process of creation and a introduction for his solo exhibition at MOMA this fall.
The exhibition is on show from November 22, 2009–April 26, 2010.

Taking inspiration from popular culture, Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision, garnering for himself an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics. This exhibition explores the full range of his creative work, tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving image works, concept art, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera from such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, and Beetlejuice, and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. The gallery exhibition is accompanied by a complete retrospective of Burton’s theatrical features and shorts, as well as a lavishly illustrated publication.

Visit MOMA for more information.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

David Choe - An introduction by Walrus TV

Chris Mars at Billy Shire Fine Arts! - Culver City, CA

Artist Chris Mars Takes Museum Exhibition to Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Minneapolis-based artist Chris Mars brings his exhibition “In Preparation of Barrier Transcendence” to renown Culver City gallery Billy Shire Fine Arts this December, presenting the sole commercial offering of work from the show which debuts at The Longview Museum of Fine Arts (Texas) in September before traveling on to The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, Wisconsin) in February 2010 and Mesa Contemporary Arts (Arizona) for an extended run commencing in March.

Billy Shire Fine Arts, kingpin of the so-called “Low Brow” and “Pop Surrealism” movements, will display some twenty-five recent oil paintings by Mars, as well as a selection of his most recent films including the surrealist meditation “This is No. 14” and the animated tale “Flowers for Jupiter”. In addition, Mars will be presenting for sale his first limited edition multiple, a series of exhibition posters celebrating each of the three public venues for “In Preparation of Barrier Transcendence”.

More information HERE!

New Prints by Jose Parla at Elms Lesters- London

Elms Lesters is proud to announce the publishing of a series of three exclusive limited edition prints by José Parlá.

The series is published by Elms Lesters Painting Rooms and printed at the renowned Mat Sant Studios in London, combining the highest quality giclee process with over-layering of Parla’s trademark, free-flowing calligraphic markings using multiple hand printed silk-screens, capturing the very essence of his original paintings.

More information on The site¬!

London Police and Galo in New York

Fresh Geezers
Featuring The London Police and Galo
Save the Date
Show Opens Thursday, December 10, 7-10pm

This December, Factory Fresh pulls out all the stops as we welcome The London Police and
Galo as they return to New York to celebrate more than a decade in the game.
Known for their iconic characters collectively these artist work have respectively graced streets
and galleries in 35 countries and have been feature in numerous publications throughout
globe. The artists will be showcasing new canvas, featured films of the artist and installation
works created site specifically for Factory Fresh.
Show Runs till January 10, 2010.
Factory Fresh is located at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hunt and Gather has been down!

Im sure all of you have noticed Hunt and Gather has taken a fall, and was off the map for a few months! It was a problem with our account and it was deactivated for awhile. Im truly sorry about this, but im happy to say WE ARE BACK, with much more exciting things in store for everyone coming this Winter and New year. With the release of Hunt and Gather, the art book out in January 2010 and launch event in international cities.

Please continue to come back, I promise to be back in full force. Thank you for your patience.

-Tina Ziegler

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sylvia Ji comes to London: September 3rd at Stolen Space

'Nectar' A Solo Show By Sylvia Ji

Dalek and Delta at Elms Lesters Gallery- London

Oh snap... Dalek & Delta exhibition

28thAugust - 26 September 2009
Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm, Thursdays 'til 8pm

This exhibition brings together two International painters of magnitude.

James Marshall, aka DALEK, who currently lives in Carolina, and Amsterdam based Boris Tellegen, aka DELTA, are both masters of their handling of colour and texture.

The exhibition opened last week and will be on display until 12th of September.

Make sure if your in London town, go by and check this out, and also the beautiful gallery of Elms Lesters.. it makes me weak in the knees to walk through that place. truly stunning!

More information HERE

Sweet Streets, Opens at Nucleus gallery

Gallery Nucleus is excited to be hosting “SWEET STREETS,” a fanciful exhibition that will take inspiration from the Japanese fashion subculture.

Rather than follow trends, the youth of Japan have blazed a fashion movement. By mixing old with the new while customizing and combining the homemade with designer labels, their looks result in the unexpected and avant-garde. Art-inspired fashions and fashion-inspired art is one of the most creative symbiotic relationships of our generation. Co-curated by CARO and sponsored by Hi-Fructose magazine, a talented roster of artists will contribute to this event in celebrating imagination and originality.

Event Features:
  • Free exhibition music samplers to the first 100 attendees.
  • Live painting by Yuki Miyazaki.
  • Dress up to receive 15% off select store merchandise.
  • Artist & 'Harajuku' models in attendance.
  • Music from the streets of Tokyo.
  • Free refreshments provided by Kirin Beer & Takara Sake USA Inc.
  • Free snacks served.
  • Admission is free.
Exhibition opens August 29th, 2009- From 7pm
Go by Nucleus for more information.

Dragon76 Paints Live at London Miles Gallery- Covent Garden

Thursday the 27th of August at London Miles Gallery's Covent Garden Location
saw a seriously amazing 5 hour live painting session by Japanese artist Dragon76.
Dragon came over from Japan on short notice to collaborate with London Miles and Dutch Uncle
and create a large scale live painted piece. Crowds formed through out the evening to watch a true master at work. I stood in amazement, as he threw color on to the canvas, and mixed new colors with in seconds. This guy does not mess about, the piece was completed the following day and will move to London Miles Notting Hill gallery on Tuesday, and will be on display from the 2nd to the 10th of September. If you get a chance, go stop by and have a look at it in person. Its something special!
Parts of the piece are on sale, or if you got the budget, you can take home the whole masterpiece for about £11,000.

contact London Miles for more information.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The artwork of Luke Kopycinski

The wonders of Myspace, so when i was having one of my days where i search the internet for hours looking for some new talent and artists I think that have what it takes to make it Big in this ever so competitive world, I came across the work of Australian artist Luke Kopycinski, aka Koppa.

He does not mess around! This guy is a seriously talented painter and can really draw. The background of his paintings tend to be quite dark yet layered with color and an attention to highlights on in most cases, a female form.

Currently, Luke works as a concept artist for a games company in Melbourne, Australia. But this does not stop him to produce beautiful works of art in a short time. For the Candy Coated show we had at London Miles Gallery this month, Luke managed to produce a painting and ship it to London all in a like two weeks. That willingness to participate and the drive to get shit done, will make him go far, not to mention being an extremely talented artist.
Im excited to see how his career blossoms in the near future.

Visit him on Myspace, and spend some time looking through his portfolio!

San's solo show at Stolen Space Gallery- London

Its great to see San coming to the UK, when i was in Barcelona I had the great honor of meeting this awesome guy! His street art is seriously ridiculous and his studio work leaves me in awe. He has the best line work and his almost scary attention to every detail really makes his work unique and most of all recognizable.

So we can understand why Stolenspace has picked up this amazing Spanish artists and last night presented San’s premier U.K solo exhibition ‘Pygmalion’. Showcasing new work from the renowned Spanish street artist on canvas and paper as well as out door mural work. The show will also see the release of a limited edition hand pulled screen print by San.

About the show:
In Greek Mythology, Pygmalion was a legendary Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory, in which he fell madly in love. For this show, Sans work comments on humans love for the things we create, particularly money and weapons, with often destructive consequences.
About San:
Born Daniel Munoz Rodriquez, San is an internationally recognized and commissioned illustrator, painter, and street artist. Born in a small Spanish village near the Portuguese border, San currently works and resides in Madrid. His artwork is influenced by magical realism, graffiti, and the culinary arts. In a recent interview in Juxtapoz Magazine, he remarked, “I think today my work is a mixture of classical drawing and contemporary art languages. Nowadays, nature is the basis of my work.” San has shown his fine art internationally, as well as his street art in cities across Europe.

Visit Stolen Space for more information here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Johnny on Air- new work from Emilio Subira

New work from Emilio Subira
see more work from Emilio on his website

Some information on Emilio:

Pertaining to the art group “000SICK Estudio”, founded in 2000 with the artist and musician Rafael Jurado, resides and works in Seville (Spain).

Each human mind guards a back door in the deepst of its unfathomable mistery. All these doors open into the same dark and quiet back alley; previous to culture and even to ourselves, only self intuition sometimes gives us indications of its existence.

Emilio Subira´s work is focused on the intuitive translation of the multiplicity that characterizes the reality in plastical terms from the perspective of a viewer plunged into ostracism, working like a satirical and critical filter.

Emilio shows his work with London Miles Gallery in the U.K.

Beyond Eden Art Fair- a contemporary art fair just for us!


A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

October 9 – 11, 2009

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park

(Los Angeles, CA) The Beyond Eden Art Fair is a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The public is invited to attend this special event and admission is free. A full listing of events, times, confirmed galleries and additional information will soon be available at

Beyond Eden will showcase the works of over 15 galleries and will be held inside the beautiful confines of the historic Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery during the weekend of October 9th, 10th and 11th, with an opening night celebration planned for Saturday, October 10th. An exact schedule of events and full details will follow shortly. A partial list of confirmed galleries includes Billy Shire Fine Arts, Black Maria Gallery, Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Copro Gallery, DRKRM, Gallery 1988, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), LeBasse Projects, New Image Art, Nucleus Gallery, Subliminal Projects, Synchronicity Space and Thinkspace.

4800 Hollywood Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The opening reception of Candy Coated Canvas at London Miles Gallery

Toko Dholbachie
Licking Doll

The Opening reception of Candy Coated Canvas at London Miles Gallery, located in West London welcomed a very large crowd all quickly covered in yummy cupcakes. The artwork was presented in a totally decorated gallery, with hanging paper ice creams from the ceiling and a a floor decoration of white cotton and puff balls, the whole gallery was transformed to fit the sweet and fantasy theme.

Curated by Tina Ziegler (thats me) the exhibition featured themed artworks from a very diverse group of international artists. From Kukula, to Dholbachie, to Jade Klara. Art work from Japan to South Africa, the exhibition showcased some of todays international cutting edge talent for the first time in the U.K.

Artworks from Robert Tirado set the standard for a more fine art approach to painting, while artists Dholbachie brought a truly inspirational and surreal edge to it all. Both Lost Fish and Zoe Lacchei really went all out in the candy theme and created some beautiful, sweet and some what naughty pieces of artwork. Over all this group exhibition had a nice balance, and really brought something differernt to the Notting Hill / West London gallery world. Stay tuned for more from London Miles!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 megabits crew at London Miles Gallery: Covent Garden

We just opened up another London Miles Gallery in the historical and touristic market place of the Covent Garden, located in the center of London.

Taking over a unit for the next 6 weeks, we are working with various artist groups and collectives to keep it fresh. Last Saturday we teamed up with french live painting crew 3MEGABITS for an afternoon of live painting on the windows of the gallery space. It didnt take long before we had a crowd of people watching and admiring the freestyle painting.

This Saturday the 18th of July, we will be repeating a live painting event with 3megabits and this time we will be more prepared with a boom box blasting some tunes and we are expecting some press coverage.. so come down, and hang out!

Check out more on the
3MEGABITS crew here!

Liz Mcgrath's Blog on Juxtapoz

So it looks like has gone through a little transformation, their website has been modernized and one thing Im really not too happy about is all the adverts they have poping up while your reading, or every other post now is an advert!! What happend! Well beside that little disapointment there is a new blogger that has just joined Juxtapoz.. and its the lovely Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath!. Now we can follow Liz on her exciting life between being a rock star to being a super star artist..this girl has got talent! She is on tour now with her band Miss Derringer, and her first blog post goes through the last 40 days spent on a bus traveling across the country, and they visit some pretty amazing places! Read HERE!

"Liz has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. It is this melancholy interaction between man-made status symbols and suffering specimens of nature that make up her intricate body of work. Today she lives in Downtown LA with her hairless dogs Blue and King Tut, and her Husband Morgan Slade. They play together in the band Miss Derringer. "

Liz's Blog HERE!

London Miles Gallery presents: Candy Coated Canvas

London Miles Gallery
and myself, Tina Ziegler, are very excited to present our next exhibition, which as you can tell from the above flier, is a themed group show titled CANDY COATED CANVAS..This sweet and colorful exhibition was created to celebrate the many pleasures in life, from childhood to adulthood. From all the great memories we have of being a kid, eating ice creme and best of all the wild imagination we had to being an adult in a world full of beauty, sex, and dangerously sweet things at our fingertips.

The opening reception is on July 24th, 2009 (from 7:00pm to 11:00pm) at the Notting Hill location of London Miles, and the evening will include a free cupcake reception sponsored by Chewies Bakery, along with a plush and candy installation and you can guarantee Ill be dressed in something super sweet. Guests are asked to wear something inspired by candy, and color, so join in.

Exhibiting Artists include:
D’ Holbachie Yoko
Matthew Bone
Zoe Lacchei
Tadaomi Shibuya
Tiffany Liu
Mike Bilz
Lost Fish
Ryan Myers
Sebastian Otto
Scrumptious Delight
Robert Tirado
Rudi Fig
Natalie Shau
Jade Klara
David Palumbo
Luke Kopycinski
Amanda Riley

(Preview pic: David Palumbo "Strawberry Popcicle" )

Get more information at:
And we look forward to seeing you there on the July 24th, 2009!