Monday, November 29, 2010

Subtleties of Character curated by Dan Berry.


"subtleties of character" curated by Dan Barry opening on Friday, December 10th 2010 at WWA Gallery located on 9517 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

Including artworks by: Ana Bagayan, Glenn Barr, Becca, Jana Brike, Edward Robin Coronel, Matt Dangler, Richard J. Frost, Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy, Jeremiah Ketner, Norbert H. Kox, Daniel Lim, Tiffany Liu, Luis Lorenzana, Mia Mäkilä, Elizabeth McGrath, Buddy Nestor, Nouar, Graydon Parrish, Kevin Peterson, Saratoga Sake, Kim Scott, Scott Stevens, Fred Stonehouse, David Vecchiato, Cliff Wallace, Peggy Wauters, Barnaby Whitfield.
















Get a sneek peek here :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38158317@N07/5157001104/in/photostream/

If you would like to receive a preview of the "subtleties of character" show send an email to: rob@wwagallery.com.


 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Illustrations by Christina Mrozik.

 

Christina Mrozik is a Michigan based illustrator and sculptor. I'm really taken by the level of texture and  itricate detail, it takes me back to the styles of Arthur Rackam or Edmund Dulac.    
Reality and anomily merge to create hybrid species of animals, often depicting them in very human situations. I think of  them as a sort of whimsical take on anatomy drawings. Almost  makes you wonder what it would be like to I live in the beak of a pelican, or on the top floor of a giraffe's neck ! 

Christina uses mediums such as pen, ink and water colour, here is an exerpt from her statement: 'Yet in truth, animals make choices, have feelings, laugh and share. They garden and babysit, they mourn their dead. We discover these things that we want to declare as being strictly human to be part of glorified nature every day. The divisions we hold in our minds are being constantly broken down by science, man's most honest invention'
You can take a better look at her work HERE.


Monday, November 22, 2010

In the spotlight: Nate Frizzell.

Nate Frizzell (featured in Hunt and Gather-discovering new art) is celebrating the recent success of his sold out solo show at Lebasse Projects in Culver city, plus a new print release with A Paper Tiger. His career as an artist has seen a steady growth since the start, he has greatly improved in his style and technique and today I would happily say he is one of the top new contemporary "realist" painters around.

Here is a nice text about his current solo show:

"Since his first solo show at LeBasse Projects, Nate Frizzell has been experimenting with different techniques and media, making a switch from acrylics to oils. The switch amplifies Frizzell’s already beautifully rendered figures and animals resulting in gorgeous coloring, clarity, and depth. His themes of self-discovery and examination of the human condition return in the winteresque environment of his solo exhibition ‘I Should Know Who I Am By Now.’ 'To See Her Like You'd See A Star' was one of our favorite pieces from the show and we are very happy to bring you a limited print, exclusively at Paper Tiger."


Watch a video about "behind the show" from Nate's most recent solo at Lebasse projects in Culver city LA. Have a look at the show HERE

Nate Frizzell 'I Should Know Who I Am By Now.' from Jeremy Asher Lynch on Vimeo.

Check out his website for more work and info at

http://www.natefrizzell.com / http://www.natefrizzell.blogspot.com

Legendary New York graffiti artist DUSTER UA comes to London for a one day seminar at London Miles Gallery













London Miles Gallery is hosting an afternoon with New York subway artist Duster, on December 4th, 2010. Curated by Paul 'Don' Smith, Duster will be traveling outside of the USA for the first time in his life, to give a talk about his legendary career as a New York subway graffiti artist during the 70's and 80's. The afternoon will include an exhibition of original and rare photographs from Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper, authors of the graffiti and subway artists bible 'SUBWAY ART', an exhibition of limited edition prints and original artwork by Duster, and a one hour Q and A with the artist as he talks through his experiences as a Bronx, New York train writer.

Visitors to the event will enjoy a private screening of STYLEWARS; the original Hip Hop documentary directed by Tony Silver and co- produced with Henry Chalfant. The film was awarded the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival. STYLE WARS is regarded as the indispensable documentation of New York street culture and subway art of the early '80s, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis. A percentage of all ticket sales for the event will go to the STYLE WARS restoration fund. For more information please visit www.stylewars.com.

Saturday, December 4th 2010. Starting at 2pm. At London Miles Gallery,Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, London, W10 5JJ. Ticketed event: £25.00 (get your tickets here: http://www.londonmiles.com/London_Miles_DusterUA.html)

New work by Nom Kinnear King

 This girl is one of my favorite new artists coming out of the UK. She is just incredible, her work is captivating and actually addictive. So beware..

Every week or so I get the urge to have another look at her work and be reminded of its beauty. If you havent heard of her yet, then I ask you to take a moment to introduce yourself to her work. You can get some affordable prints on FineGrime as well..

She will be having her first London solo show next year with London Miles Gallery, around spring.

Have a look at her website/blog-she updates it often, seems she has a new painting almost every week.


Alex Young keeping busy..

Alex Young.

Illustrator. graffiti artist. fine artist. sculptor. tattoo artist. heavy metal hard ass and creative genius.
Alex Young has been keeping very  busy, from doing wall paintings for Converse in Brighton, to monster sketches, to repainting Alphonse Mucha' paintings...he is unstoppable and incredibly entertaining. Make sure to follow the wonderful and wild life of Mr. Young on his weekly updated blog: 

http://thebrainpages.tumblr.com/
You will be seeing much more of this talented Londoner in the near future.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Five Year anniversary at Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City!

Thinkspace Gallery celebrates FIVE wonderful years of being LA's finest  contemporary art gallery. They have exhibited basically everyone, put on incredible artshows and have given the whole of the New contemporary art movement a platform to launch from. I have been a personal fan and follower of the gallery since their first year of opening, and its been a wonderful journey to watch them grow and even have the honor to work with the fine fellows that run the gallery.

To celebrate their 5th Birthday, they have an incredible line up of artists that they have exhibited in the past years and a few new ones...You will see an ALL STAR group show, with works from Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Joshua Petker, KMNDZ, Sarah Joncas, Natalia Fabia, Sylvia Ji, Gaia, Chet Zar and so many more- its just jaw dropping.

The celebration starts on Saturday November 6th, from 7pm to 10pm at their
lovely location on Washington Blvd. in Culver City.
Get all the information at www.thinkspacegallery.com

Monday, November 1, 2010

Greg Simkins' 'Storyteller'- Gallery 1988

Greg 'Craola' Simkins will exhibit his new body of work entitled 'Storyteller' at Gallery 1988 in L.A. which opens This Friday, the 5th of November.
 The exhibition will be accompanied by the  realease and signing of his new book- 'Drawn From The Well'. The book is 300+ pages, documenting Simkin's infinite imagination through sketches, doodles and drawings that give the reader insight into the more technical side of his composition process.
     Even the flyer looks ridiculous, SOMEHOW he manages to outdo himself technically with each series of paintings. Simkins was the main feature of last month's JUXTAPOZ, which contained a  brilliantly written essay and interview. Here is a one of the many fascinating things Simkins' revealed about the story behind 'Storyteller', following the wonderous adventures  of the little protagonist Ralph:

'It was during these times he yearned for spring days that the pages of these books took new life and exploded from the compartments in Ralph's mind where they had been carefully filed away. They would attach themselves with ferocity to the billowing  clouds and not just resemble a white tiger surrounded by bowls of tropical fish, but would become this scene, at least to Ralph.'

Visit Craola's website: http://www.imscared.com/