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Reinier Gamboa: New Surrealism

Posted 2011-06-13 20:36:50 | Views: 11,461

reinier gamboa:

surreal

illustrations

Gamboa is a highly skilled draftsman that combines a surrealist element and tribal motifs that dabbles the line between fine art and new age illustration. His paintings create a dream world of interchanging figures and landscapes. They melt together and encompass nightmares of harmony that are very beautiful.

More works by

Reinier Gamboa

  

  

  


Kaws Giant Sculpture at The Standard Hotel NYC

Posted 2011-06-09 07:56:04 | Views: 9,416

KAWS: PASSING

THROUGH 

COMPANION

Yesterday, AM was on hand to catch the arrival of the mother of all Kaws Companions (so far). This Passing Through Companion was hauled over from the backyard of the Aldrich Contemporary Museum, where it was last exhibited and dropped off in the front yard of The Standard Hotel in New York. When we stopped by, the crew was busy creating the platform for the figure, while tourists of the trendy Meatpacking district kept stopping to take pictures of the imposing sculpture. We even tried to play hide-and-go-seek with the companion by hiding out on the overlooking Highline, but by the time we left, it was still counting…


The Surface Merchants

Posted 2011-06-03 15:37:55 | Views: 13,380

The Surface Merchants are Alex Yanes, Daniel Fila & Raymond Adrian working as a collective. 

the surface merchants:

post-graffism

 

Popularity or not, the newly formed Surface Merchants are one of most crafted, imaginative collective art groups from Miami, point blank.  My favorite collective group is Gurrea de la Paz but The Merchants are a close second! If you disagree, you might be on a bandwagon of some sort and need a new pair of glasses. They don’t hire people to build their work. This trio have a certain rhythm that works very well and should be exciting to see what the future holds for them.


Julien Vallee: Spray Can

Posted 2011-06-03 13:32:23 | Views: 11,692

julien vallee: spray can

Berlin, 2008. Paper sculpture created for the main exhibition of Illustrative Zürich festival 2008.

Via: JVallee


Lo Castro and Rocky Grimes: Mural Colabo

Posted 2011-05-26 19:54:32 | Views: 10,231

 lo castro and rocky grimes:

mural

colabo

 If any of you happen to be in the Wynwood area in Miami anytime soon make sure to check out this mural by Francesco Lo Castro and Rocky Grimes. It can be viewed at The Workshop, 171 NW 23 Street, Miami, FL

     

 

 

 


Freegums - "IN-BETWEEN."

Posted 2011-05-19 19:54:19 | Views: 13,105

Alvaro Ilazarbe

/Freegums:

"IN-BETWEEN"

"For this show I explored space, patterns, and the energy that lies in-between. I painted black and white patterns on amorphous wooden pieces which hang on an identically patterned wallpaper. The wood paintings' swirling lines blended into the background, becoming one with the environment. Contrasting line work created a visual vibration causing tension within the space. Through this I wanted the viewer to be aware of the spatial energy that lies between oneself and the object" - Freegums

Narwhal Art Projects presents IN-BETWEEN, a solo exhibition with Miami artist Alvaro Ilazarbe/Freegums.

Opening Reception was held on:
Friday May 13 from 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: May 13-June 12


Chad Wys: Deconstruction

Posted 2011-05-16 15:30:00 | Views: 13,188

CHAD WYS

:Deconstruction

These are great, although I would appreciate it more if he painted these works himself in the traditional manner. But, that’s just me. Enjoy!

                            Via: Chad Wys


Jose Parla (1-2-1 with Jeff Staple Series)

Posted 2011-04-25 15:23:28 | Views: 9,507

This is the eighth installment in the "1-2-1 w/jeffstaple" Series. Each segment, jeffstaple, Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space, talks to someone one-to-one. Direct. Intimate. No BS.


For this segment, Jeff talks to Jose Campbell about his childhood, his school life and his recent work. This video was produced in conjunction with letsredu.com.

JOSE PARLA

1-2-1 W/JEFF STAPLE SERIES


Revok arrested in LA.

Posted 2011-04-25 13:23:12 | Views: 9,395

GRAFFITI LEGEND REVOK ARRESTED!

Art in the Streets exhibit at publicly funded museum MOCA has lines stretching for city blocks and the approval of the media worldwide. Thousands of kids have already been to the museum and been inspired by the art they see, something that would normally be considered a good thing. Today Los Angeles’ art community got a message that not everyone sees it that way.

 

Using high profile tactics usually reserved for international criminals accused of smuggling drugs or murder-for-hire, the artist REVOK was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles International Airport.

 

The arrest is nothing new for REVOK or for other graffiti artists, but the timing of Easter Sunday and tactics used are clearly designed as a counter blow to the Art in the Streets exhibit which prominently features REVOK’s art.

 

“We take graffiti vandalism very seriously, said Lieutenant Vince Carter, Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau. “Criminal graffiti vandals who insist on damaging other people’s property are going to jail and need to pay to fix the damage they caused.” The MTSB offers a “Most Wanted Taggers” section that does not mention REVOK, further evidence that this arrest is all about publicity.

The bail for this “dangerous criminal”, who is widely considered one of the world’s best graffiti artists, is an insane $320,000. Let’s compare that to some recent cases:

 

Child Molestor: $150,000
Leaving a Baby in a 115 degree car: $100,000
Ripping off an Entire City: $100,000


Banksy's "Stain Glass Window"

Posted 2011-04-24 17:21:23 | Views: 11,610

BANKSY'S

STAIN

GLASS

WINDOW

As the very first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, MOCA presented the media preview of Art in the Streets, an epic visual feast you must experience for yourself! Tracing the development of graffiti and street art from the '70s to where it is today, MOCA pulled out all the stops - educating us on the rich history, entertaining us with their "shows within a show" (live skateboarding, a re-creation of an urban street, etc) and inspiring us to find the artist within ourselves.

Of course, the highlight of it all is seeing the art we've featured over and over again on My Modern Met, up close and personal. Though the MOCA is filled will incredible art and photos around every corner, we couldn't help but spend a large portion of our time hanging out around original works by our favorites - Banksy and Brazilian duo Os Gemeos.