06.03.15 by Jeff

Mexican Artist/Illustrator: Smithe

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Mexican artist Smithe painted one of my favourite murals at Pow! Wow! Hawaii this year; it was a collaboration with German artist Case, and you can see it here. When I first posted his work back in 2012 I didn’t realise that in addition to being an insane painter and illustrator he’s also a musician! His band, .Stendal will be playing SXSW this month!

Seeing his work nice and big in Hawaii took it to a whole other level for me. I love his line work and the way he colours his pieces. Take a look at some more images below.

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05.03.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based Painter: Scott Sueme

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New paintings by my talented friend, artist Scott Sueme, his show opens here in Vancouver at Kimoto Gallery on Friday, 6-9pm. Love the new direction his work is headed, more images below!

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05.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Jean-Paul Mallozzi

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Fantastic paintings from Miami, Florida based artist Jean-Paul Mallozzi.

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05.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

FREEZE! an adventure in 100 frames

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Installation by design studio Job, Joris & Marieke recreate a 100 frame animation in a physical space. Each frame has been constructed with 3D printing and arranged collectively, illustrating how subjects within the cartoon move and alter over time.

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05.03.15 by Jeff

Bookshelf: Strange Plants II

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Independent publishing house Zioxla has just announced the publication of Strange Plants II, the second book in a series that celebrates plants in contemporary art. The book features the work of 30 artists, including: Friedrich Kunath, Rosson Crow, Troels Carlsen, Eric Yahnker, Nina Chanel Abney, Erin M. Riley, Brian Scott Campbell, HuskMitNavn, Casey Gray and Matt Leines all drew an unusual plant in their own style.

Also featured are artists who incorporate plants into their work in unique ways: Allison Schulnik, Misha Hollenbach, Francesca DiMattio, Zin Taylor, Katarina Janeckova, Stills & Strokes and Ren Hang. Take a look at more spreads from the  book below.

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04.03.15 by Jeff

Brazilian Artist Duo Bicicleta Sem Freio

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Tomorrow night JustKids presents the Brazilian artist duo known as Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first-ever show in London. See more of the works below.

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04.03.15 by Jeff

Ring Box Dioramas by artist Talwst

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Beautiful little dioramas built inside of ring boxes by Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst. More images below!

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04.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

From Computer to Gallery – Part One: Witchcraft

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Digital artist Nicolas Sassoon curates an exhibition featuring four artists whose works incorporates metaphysical themes in a time of digital creativity. This group of artists  (with the exception of Brenna Murphy) was originally involved in an early web-based collective entitled ‘Computers Club’, producing images, GIFs, videos and HTML pages exhibited online.

Brenna Murphy displays prints and sculptures resembling electronic circuits from another primitive ethnographic time, Sara Ludy crafts a poetic multi-media sculpture on the connection between physical and digital body, Laura Brothers draws enigmatic figures through noisy pixels and minimal geometry, while Krist Wood elaborates composite images of atmospheric dreams.

This is the first of two interviews examining how galleries are approaching the shift in contemporary art production and exhibition in an era of personal computing. I talk to Nicolas about the show, the transference from digital files to physical spaces, and how independent galleries are adapting to these shifts.

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