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Archive for the ‘mixed media’ Category

Sep 18

Dolan Geiman – Tractor

This new piece from Dolan is incredible.  The rust and grit reminds me of the old tractor my grandfather used to have back in Ohio.

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Aug 13

Cody Hudson

From an Obama Hope poster, to public art, to paintings and sculptures, Cody’s signature style translates well in all media.  I sense inspiration from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Joan Miró and maybe even some Keith Haring. Nonetheless, it’s a style all his own, and I love it.

See his work at http://struggleinc.com.

Apr 20

Mac Premo – The Dumpster Project

“I think that we define ourselves through the things that we collect and the things that we keep,” Premo says in a video about the project. “I think we imbue meaning into objects and I think subsequently those objects become a record of who you are.”

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Dec 02

Jacob Whibley

Great collage work and interesting sculptures.  My favorite is the first piece “Nothing New Under the Sun.”  Reminds me of some cool, 60’s style, “green” urban living space.

Check out Jacob’s work here.

Mar 01

Candy Chang

Besides having mad design skills, Candy Chang is a public installation artist and urban planner.  Her installations in New Orleans are truly inspiring and are facilitating urban growth by allowing the community to get involved. Well done I say!

View her “I Wish This Was” installation here.

View the rest of Candy’s work here.

Jun 09

Richard Pearse

“I am a big fan of Robert Rauschenberg and his ability to take items that were lying around and turn them into lush pieces of artwork. I was always very moved by how beautiful something made up of such mundane and throw away items could look when placed together with consideration.

My art is really heavily influenced by the music I’m inspired by and attempting to create. I think about music in terms of loud and quiet colors, textures and patterns, and to me a lot of these pieces are interpretations of songs or parts of songs. Songs are made up of a series of interlocking pieces that work well together and this is what I try to create with my art.”

These are the words of artist Richard Pearse. He puts a modern spin on the techniques developed by likes of Rauschenberg and pulls it off in a unique fashion. I would kill to have one of these pieces hanging in my living room.

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Oct 07

Alexandre Farto

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The current show at the infamous Lazarides Gallery in Londons Rathbone Place features a young man from Portugal called Vhils AKA Alexandre Farto.

Vhils started his career as a traditional graffiti artist – exploring less conventional mediums, manipulating his imagery into layers of torn away billboard advertising, etching into metal and chiseling his work directly into walls.

Originally executed in the street, it’s interesting to see how these works translate into the Gallery environment. It’s nice that some of the pieces even appear to have been carved out of the gallery walls themselves.

The show even comes complete with a full-scale cast of part of a tube train: a collaboration with the also very talented Ponk from Bristol.

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Sep 23

Devin Troy Strother

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Devin Troy Strother creates fun art from cut paper, silk screen, cel vinyl, colored pencils and acrylic paint.  His images suggest satirical commentaries on race, beauty and emotion.  Incredible work!

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May 07

Dolan Geiman

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My favorite post-modern mixed media artist. I met him at the Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park, Chicago in the summer of ’08. Super nice guy – and obviously incredibly talented.

http://dolangeiman.com