10.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Dario Puggioni

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Fascinatingly strange portraits from Italian born, Berlin based painter Dario Puggioni that portray, according to Puggioni, subjects that exist in a world of complete silence.  The result of this existence is an evolutionary step that is also silent: subjects growing plants from their bodies.  See more of Puggioni’s paintings below.

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10.03.15 by Jeff

Barcelona-Based Painters: Crajes

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Paintings by Barcelona-based artist duo, Carla Rendon and Jessica Ruiz, better known as Crajes. The artists are gearing up for their solo show “Insania”, which opens at FB69 Gallery (Munster, Germany) in April. More images below.

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09.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Morphogenetic Freehand Etchings By Artist John Franzen

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A couple years ago I posted about artist John Franzen’s “Each Line One Breath” – morphogenetic freehand drawings. In the years since he has begun drawing into 2mm black coated copper and brass plates with a needle, creating gorgeous etchings, from which he produces a small series of discharge prints.

His meditative drawing process starts a single straight line from the top of the plate to the bottom, which is followed by an attempt to copy that line as precisely as possible. Each subsequent line results in a slight straying from the original line, exaggerating the original imperfections. His breathing controls the line, and the line also controls his breathing, it is incredible to watch. See the videos below.

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09.03.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Chad Murray Imagines Skydiving

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Artist Chad Murray has never been skydiving before. He has made a series of paintings without visual references, imagining what it would be like to skydive. He hopes to exchange his paintings for the opportunity to experience the real thing. My favourite part of his Kickstarter is under risks: “Maybe the parachute won’t open”.

There is an honesty to Chad’s work that I find funny but also kinda profound. This skydiving project is really about a person’s ability to dream something into reality. If Chad imagines it hard enough, it will actually become real! Help make his dream come true through his Skydiving Kickstarter.

*Chad has reached his goal; he will get to live his dream!!!

06.03.15 by Jeff

Mural Recap: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

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There were so many incredible murals painted at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. It’s impossible to the fully appreciate these works without seeing them in person so maybe you’ll have to fly out to Honolulu and find them.

All the images in this post were painstakingly shot by Brandon Shigeta, who had to wake up extremely early (and also wait around for hours) to catch some of these without cars blocking them. He’s one of the hardest working people at this event every year.

I hope people in Honolulu realise how special this is; Vancouver is dying for something like this. Keep in mind, this post doesn’t even include all the work that was produced this year!

etam-1Mural by Sainer and Bezt (Etam Cru)

 

case-maclaim-smith-one-1Mural by Smithe and Case

 

doz-green-2Mural by Doze Green

 

eaton-1Mural by Tristan and Matt Eaton

 

crytik-1Mural by Cryptik

 

esao-aaron-horkeyMural by Esao and Aaron Horkey

 

ernestMural by Ernest Zacharevic

 

fafi-1Painting and flower installation by Fafi

 

heuman-1Mural by Hueman

 

hot-tea-3 One of many many yarn pieces by Hot Tea

 

katch-1 Mural by Katch

 

kevin-lyons-1 Mural by Kevin Lyons

 

mark-dean-veca-1Mural by Mark Dean Veca

 

dfaceMural by D*Face

 

reach-debeMural by Reach and Debe

 

severMural by Sever 

 

tatunga-and-lolo-ysMural by Lauren YS and Tatiana Suarez

 

vincent-di-nguyen Mural by Vincent Di Nguyen 

 

woes-nosego-1-(1) Mural by Woes, Nosego, Sainer, Lauren YS, Caratoes, Boykong

 

wooden-waveMural by Matt and Roxy Ortiz

 

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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