Across the pond there lives a fascinating visualist by the name of James Roper. His work achieves a level of active resonance rarely seen on a two-dimensional plane, yet manages to hold its own regardless of time or tide. Join us as we gain rare access to one of the more brilliant and elusive residents of Manchester's very productive and chilled corridors. Click here for more and more...
This is super awesome! So I entered a contest, not really thinking that out of 1300 submitting artists that I was on the radar here, and won! I can't wait to see how this goes down, and as a long time Andy Howell fan I'm sure it will be nothing short of amazing.
Greg Escalante in collaboration with Nathan Spoor, dishes on Laguna Art Museum’s latest exhibit: ROGER KUNTZ: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction.
“This exhibition examines Kuntz’s work in the broad and full sense, realizing his place as an artist of import in both a national sense as well as exploring his role in the Southern California art scene of the 1950s and 1960s,” writes Greg Escalante. Click here to view article
Greg Escalante was one of many of the movers and shakers to head out to New York City for the yearly Pulse Art Fair. Escalante reports on his experience at one of the world’s most important meeting grounds:
“After returning from my excursion at the Pulse Art Fair in New York, where there was a grand showcasing art crossing over on several levels, it's difficult to say what's going to happen when one puts themselves and several high end artists' works on display at a cultural proving ground like a major art fair." Click here to view article
Definitely of interest, is the convergence of interesting characters that has converged on Gallery 1988 to form the "Transcenders" exhibit this month. Below are three particularly interesting and separately talented individuals, making a Transcenders Trio: Jason D'Aquino, Michael Page, Jason Limón.
From different portions of the continental US, these chaps have managed to create unique and highly crafted offerings that are enthusiastically embraced by both critic and fan alike. Take a peek into their personal thoughts, processes and get an up-close look at three of the contemporary market's intriguing artists up close. Click here for the full deal.
I recently got the chance to chat with Los Angeles conceptual artist Justin Jorgensen, and get a preview exclusive for the good folks at Hi Fructose. Join us as Justin answers a few questions about his work and life, and still manages to rise above tying himself up with definitions. "Party Monster is a show with lots of photos, but I don’t call myself a photographer," he states. And once we pried a bit more, it was found that you could click here to find out why...
Here's a little sneak peek at what I'm working on at the moment:
This little guy is called "Until the End," and will be at the Overdose show, curated by the folks at Hi Fructose at Copro Gallery. It's somewhat of a companion piece to the piece below.
This one is called "The Glass Menagerie". I'm sure you'll notice the red arrow pointing to an area in the upper left section of the piece. I was telling Greg Simkins, more of a bizarre confession during a natural correspondence, that whenever I work on that area - the egg with a crown under a dome on a pillow - Greg Simkins always crosses my mind. I'm not sure if it was because we talked the day I started that, or that something about it reminds me of something in his work, a crown? I don't know, he doesn't know, it's funny all around.
But notice the crazy wizard scene at the lower right. By working on the smaller painting up top, the balloons began to appear. The blood from the biting of the orange wizard turns into balloons and dreams of being free. More on that as the paintings continue to grow...
Oh, this is a fun one! All of them are great, but Joe makes me smile every time I see him. And since we did this one via email and all, it's my great pleasure to be able to share some of our correspondence with everyone. So, without further ado...
Ok, so they're not really movies. These special tidbits of the film sketch variety in the interview category. Lola and her sister Steph Strand are busy on a new project gathering video footage of artists, and Maya the Interview Girl is on hand to interrogate us. I say "us" because Travis Louie and I are their guinea pigs for the first time out.