05.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Shawn Huckins

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Paintings by Denver, Colorado-based artist Shawn Huckins, whose solo show “Everything Is Hilarious And Nothing Is Real” opens May 5th at Modernism Inc gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition will debut new works in an on-going series in which Huckins meticulously re-creates 19th-century American paintings, and combines them with the language of our mobile-messaging, social media-obsessed, times.

The works are not digitally generated or Photoshopped, everything is hand-painted, even the text. More images below.

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Modernism Inc Gallery

Shawn Huckins’ Website













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Michelle Tourikian

    Hahahaha these are friggin’ amazing! Fantastic work Shawn, you have a new fan!

  • Anna

    God, I love this :D





27.07.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Bang Sangho

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27.07.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Ward Zwart

A selection of work by illustrator Ward Zwart. More images below.

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27.07.17 by Staff

“15/20” by Photographer Neta Dror

 

In 2011, Tel Aviv-based photographer Neta Dror photographed 6 Israeli teens, returning 5 years later to photograph them each again. Now in their 20s, Dror notes that the biggest change isn’t physical but emotional:

“It was incredible to see how differently they presented themselves to me and to the camera: all grew more confident and were less willing to expose themselves. It was clear they were now more aware of who they are and what part of themselves they wanted to show.”

Click here to see our previous post of Dror’s work. More images from “15/20” below.

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26.07.17 by Staff

“Copy Kitty” by Illustrator Kyung Me

Illustrator Kyung Me explores the various ways we construct false identities in romantic relationships with a series of drawings surrounding a character named Copy Kitty. Going to great lengths to be accepted and adored, Copy Kitty gradually descends into a vortex of fantasy and paranoia. Check out more images from Me’s elaborate narrative series below.

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26.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Vadis Turner

A selection of recent work by artist Vadis Turner (previously featured here). See more images courtesy of the artist and Geary Gallery in New York below or on display that The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville until September 10.

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