I love art in all of its ever growing mediums. From watercolor to graffiti to light shows, there’s no limit to how an artist can showcase their inventive aesthetic. But sometimes, there is nothing more amazing than making realistic images from the simplest of tools. If a drawing can be mistaken for an actual photograph, then that is the highest compliment.
Feast your eyes on the unbelievable works of London-based artist Kelvin Okafor: a young, creative mind putting pen to paper…or in these cases, pencil.
Mike Giant is a long way from his San Francisco home, but his artwork is in Giant’s new installation under the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. Honestly I beleieve this artwork’s real home should’ve been right on the walls of my apartment but thats just me.
Anyway, Inking the wall with street and skate-inspired slogans, this particular piece from the renowned street and tattoo artist was commissioned to help promote a graffiti exhibition and Kingbrown Magazine #8 release at the nearby Klughaus Gallery. You can read more on Giant’s contributions to the 8th issue of Kingbrown here.
Before I start talking about this Magnifient Artist, I’d like to say a quick word to all you Cali JUNQUIs…
I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!!
Okay so the reason why I am jealous is because artist Sam Rodriguez, a champion of multi-cultured art and design, is having his latest exhibition at the Cukui Gallery in San Jose, California. This Art JUNQUI is always challenging his viewers’ perceptions of cultural identity and ethnic perspectives. His exhibition “FUSION MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND” contains a richly painted collection of portraits comprised of land maps, their imposed borders, and other geographical cues. The idea was to engage the viewer in a manner that would raise thoughtful questions over classifications and identities in relation to cultural experience. The exhibition runs through August 10, giving you suckers plenty of time to get down to the Cukui Gallery in San Jose.
Please GO and write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me how is was in person!
229 Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Having delivered various art forms, Dyshawn Lamar, better known as Done by Dyshawn Designs, has been showcased in numerous Art JUNQUI post for his progressive styles in urban art and design. The influential artist offers a look into his personal sketchbook full with abstract characters featuring Rick”Rozay” Ross, Day Day (Mike Epps) from Next Friday and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) from Coming to America.
Two artist that I love…the late Andy Warhol and now Terry Richardson.
Andy Warhol was dazzled by celebrity and found much of his inspiration in the photographic image. Warhol shot Polaroids of over thirty of subjects ranging from Debbie Harry to Yves St. Laurent.
Now, Terry Richardson, who looks like the guy that approaches you during a fill-up with a gas can and a story, is actually one of the world’s most successful shutterbugs, having shot dozens of A-list celebrities — even President Barack Obama – for the ritziest publications and fashion houses.
Warhol is known for saying, “My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.” As far as we’re concerned, Terry Richardson has that going for him!
Not for the first time model Elsa Hosk gets in front of the lense of photographer Guy Aroch. In this latest shoot, the photographer once again manages to produce beautiful images in black and white, as well as in that distinct 70s look. Job well done! Check out the full series of images after the jump.
Artist Shantell Martin released a capsule collection of hand drawn sweat shirts adorned with her whimsical and quirky one of a kind line drawings.Available in small quantities, we love the idea of wearing a unique piece. See more on the next page . Some are still available here. (more…)
THIS IS SOOOOOOO HOT!!!!!!! In new advertising campaign for the MASP Art School, DDB Brazil has created this series of ads, featuring famous artists dissected. Dahli, Picasso and Van Gogh all get dissected in their very own signature styles. A simple and very effective idea. I LOVE EVERY PART OF THIS!!!
Andy Warhol X Polaroid. A few years back me and my good friend Kwame Belle went to go see Andy Warhol’s Polaroid collection over at one of those galleries on like 10th and 27th. We had a great time walking around that tiny gallery staring at each photo trying to be deep by looking at the hues and contrast and all the crap. But then we thought, Andy just did these because he like to take photos and not because he was trying to make them his masterpieces. Although we got the point, art critics were like LeBron in last night’s game, they missed the point. They murdered Warhol’s Polaroid collection, but hey you win some and you lose some. Check out some of these Polaroids below.
Kaws presents a new painting at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin booth at the Art HK 11 fair, which is on from May 26th to May 29th. Towards the end of the week we should be able to give you a more broad review of the art fair.- via highsnobiety
MATH. Escapism. Love. Art. Colors. NYC. Math’s prolific and relentless love-affair with graffiti, reminds me exactly why I love art and creativity. The other day I recieved the funniest email ever saying “…Peace and bless! My name is math, and Im a artist!!! ( crowd claps )…” . Check out more of Math on the next page. (more…)
“I believe we are all born as artists.”
All 200 artists for “The Cheaper Show No. 10″ are announced. (more…)
This is SOOooooooooOOOOoooooo Dope! I love it…art at its best! I love running across creativity like this! Check out this Short Film called “Goodnight Goodbye: A Beautiful Evening In A Closed Mind” (Short-Film) by A “Cool Story Bro” Production. Eleven minutes & thirty-four seconds of pure creativity. You have to watch it a few times to catch signs and/or the meaning of the short film. (more…)
This video really connected to us. Hope you enjoy the great creativity, but most of all
I hope you all are just as touched with the meaning behind it as we are. [run on sentence? I don't care.]
“This film was a very personal project for me, dealing with a subject matter that’s been part of my life for a long time.
I did almost everything myself but did get some great
help from people around me .
The film is an abstract dream/memory of a boy and his
mother, experiencing a difficult time.”- Freek van Haagen