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Tyler Whitlock Brings Society Into Focus Through Oils, Acrylics and Art Prints

August 9th, 2016 Posted by Art, Featured, Paintings, Screenprints No Comment yet

Whether hypocrisy, religion, power, love, or despair, Tyler Whitlock finds a textured way to represent the narrative, and we’re so glad he does.

Sita Rupe’s Collages of Americana

March 14th, 2016 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, Los Angeles, Mixed Media, Paintings, San Francisco, Screenprints No Comment yet

Sita Rupe creates iconic images that recall a bygone era of lively conversations in sun-baked kitchens that stand in the mind with an immediate, almost brutal force. Her craft is executed using clear formal technique: precision, finish and style. There is no chaos or distortion here – only lively play, light days and new beginnings.

Sam Kirk Shows Chicago Her Love

February 16th, 2016 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Murals, Paintings No Comment yet

Chicago natives may be familiar with the work of artist Sam Kirk. Her paintings – often gracing public spaces and always offering a passionate social message – draw their inspiration from Chicagoland’s urban life and in particular the experience of her upbringing on the city’s South Side. Kirk is an outspoken advocate for the local communities that give Chicago its vibrancy, and she sees her mission as one of expressing their stories and their identities.

Lorna Simpson’s Artwork Delves Into History with Abstract Ink Portraits

December 1st, 2015 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, Mixed Media, New York, Paintings, Photography No Comment yet

Simpson’s sparse, sepia portraits depict women with anonymity – we see only the line of a shoulder blade or the sweep of a collarbone. This universalizes their bodies but also confronts us with an almost unnerving intimacy. These photos are then interwoven, thematically and literally, with the artifacts of a dark history – braids of hair, lonely shoes, empty dinner plates, and abandoned slave quarters.

Christine Mahoney’s Chaotic and Colorful Landscapes of Abstraction

November 17th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, New York, Paintings No Comment yet

If there’s one world that could describe Christine Mahoney’s painting’s that would be: landscape. However, her paintings aren’t the landscapes of Hockney or naturalist painters. The young New-York native, Los Angeles based artist is a painter documenting growth, that of her own and of the world passing around her. Her paintings are full of inexorable waves of color and energetic movement. The viewer becomes fully engrossed in a world full of landscapes of abstraction.

Aaron Rivera’s Celebration of Leisure through Painting

September 14th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Film, Illustration, Los Angeles, Mixed Media, Paintings, San Francisco No Comment yet

Aaron Rivera is an artist in the Los Angeles area who we had the pleasure to meet at Le Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA. Rivera works in a variety of mediums – launching himself in his teens as a muralist, Aaron Rivera has traveled many roads in the expansive world of art, from small scale painting to puppet design for the eccentric Spike Jonze. His work possesses a certain bright sentimentality and elicits fond memories and feelings of days passed and those still to come. Rivera takes you on a mental and emotional vacation through his most recent expressions in the celebration of leisure.

Andreina Davila Mixes Organic Compositions With Philosophical Aspirations

August 17th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Mixed Media No Comment yet

Andreina Davila exercises mixed media to embrace organic lines and intricate textures in her three current projects: #IAM], # SOMOS and BotanINK. The San Francisco-based artist represents connections among human philosophy and natural beauty with washy, tenuous surfaces. Her stunning work is decorated with scattered pointillism and fluid, free-formed lines.

Abstract Energies: The Photos of Chicago’s Carey Primeau

July 13th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography No Comment yet

Chicago born photographer Carey Primeau has a lot to say about conformity. He believes that “the standard is unacceptable” and that we should not conform to the ideas of the masses. These ideals transfer heavily into his artwork, breaking the mold with fine art photography.

Brooklyn’s Lizzie Gill Unifies Digital Art with Retro and Modern Romance

June 30th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

The suspended disbelief is palpable in Lizzie Gill’s images. Composed through digital collage and then translated onto canvas through mixed media and oil, her creations are more than just reflections of a commodity-based culture, they’re a dream-like world wherein pop culture becomes the sky itself. The Brooklyn-based artist utilizes pronounced themes of retro Americana nostalgically contrasted with a contemporary context to create a world that is sublimely disarming and all together enchanting.

Landscapes of A Modern Mind by Anyes Galleani

June 8th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Los Angeles-based photographer and graphic designer Anyes Galleani has been mixing and re-mixing genres for several decades. Born and raised in Italy, Galleani made the pilgrimage to the LA Arts District pursuing a career in fashion photography. She created portraits for the likes of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Paramount Pictures. Soon, however, her ambitions pushed her to innovate new ways to portray her unique visions of the people and landscapes of her adopted city.