Von Scaramouche has just released a new print by Jeff Proctor. Entitled Blue Skull, this print is 18″ x 24″ on Moab Entrada Bright White Rag paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 70. Each print also comes with a certificate of authenticity. This print comes from a painting Jeff featured in his solo show at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR. The goal was to bring “beauty into his typically gory art”.
Get it here: Jeff Proctor @ Von Scaamouche
René Campbell is an artist working out of Adelaide, Australia. I stumbled upon this digital painting browsing around Reddit. Not the most amazing place to find art, but there are some great finds there if you look around. The moment after I saw this piece, entitled Curiosity, I knew I had to share it here. René is 18 years old, is completely self-taught, and aspires to be a successful artist. While this is of course the goal for every artist, I think René will do quite well. If this is the caliber of work she is currently producing, imagine in the next few years what we will be seeing. This piece is 100% digital and took between 4-50 hours. Head on over to René’s Society6 page for more. Also, make sure to click the image to see a larger version, all that detail is worth it.
Long time readers of the site might remember the work of Minjae Lee; one of the earlier featured artists, and still one of the most searched for key words on the site. It’s been a few years since I have taken a look to see what Minjae Lee was up to, but this past week I checked out his website and was blown away. Not only has he updated his website, but there is now the option to order limited and open edition prints of some of the paintings. I spent quite a while looking through the site, and am featuring 3 works from 2012, I highly suggest you head over to the site and check out the rest.
Both of these exhibitions look mind blowing. Both artists mesmerize with their story-telling and painting skills. They are almost visionary in their styles, yet grotesque and surreal overall.
On top of that is a group show entitled Hollow Thoughts: A Skull Show that includes work by Allen Williams, Annita Maslov, Bradley Jay, Charlie Immer, Chris B. Murray, Joshua Harker, Meyoko, Noah Scalin, Patrick Awa, Peter Vattanatham & Fiel Valdez, Scott Scheidly and Travis Louie. It’s so difficult these days to paint or create a skull without being trite…might as well go all out. I’ll never get tired of them. The works in this show are quite impressive.
From all three shows, there are quite a few limited edition prints for sale that you can purchase via Nucleus’s website if you’re nowhere near Los Angeles.
1xrun has just dropped a new print by Australian artist Meggs. Entitled The Truth, this print is 12″ x 12″ on Archival Pigment Print on 330gsm Fine Art Paper, signed and numbered in a max edition of 50, and also comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Get it here: Meggs @ 1xrun.com
On June 7th, Spoke Art in San Francisco opened the highly anticipated solo show New World Hoarder by Casey Weldon. Fans of Casey’s work have seen him release some outstanding painting in a variety of group show across the country; I was even lucky to have Casey submit a painting to the Marvelous Humans Group show that took place at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco. This is Casey’s debut solo show in the Bay Area, and features more than 20 new paintings. Not only does Casey have a unique style, but the color palettes he uses to bring these worlds into view are always electric and surreal. Along with the new works by Casey Weldon, Peter Adamyan also has a mini show at the gallery entitled Back Room Cinema. Head on over to the Spoke Art homepage to see the full shows.
1xrun has just dropped a new print by Aaron Nagel entitled Signals. This is the second print by Aaron for 1xrun, the first one sold out very quickly. This new print is also a bit larger than the previous print, coming in at 18″ x 24″ 310gsm Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper. The prints are signed and numbered, this one in a max edition of 65, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Get it here: “Signals” by Aaron Nagel @ 1xrun
David Hochbaum enjoys creative collaboration – I believe it’s all related to his love of alchemy and what happens when you mix mysterious, random chemicals together. Will they explode, fizz a little or turn different colors? Sometimes the
mixing of artists’ voices brings out surprising, unforgettable results.
The Guild of the Black Eagles is one of these group collaborations of sorts that David has been a part of: “The purpose for [the Guild's] inception was to celebrate and exhibit the growing community of artists circulating around [David's] life.” It began in 2006 as a salon held in his large loft studio space in Manhattan. After 3 more iterations in the same location, an all men’s version of the Guild went to the art fairs in Cologne, Germany in 2010. For this fifth event, the exhibition consists of artwork all by women.
Participating artists: Kristen Ferrell, Danielle de Piccotto, Annie Kyle, Samantha Levin, Philly-KONDOR8, Evelyn Tiernan, Gabriela Vainsencher, Alison Silva, Sara Gage, Zoë Williams, Allison Berkoy and Elka Amorim
Fuse Gallery is located at 93 2nd Avenue (between 5th & 6th Streets).
Guild of the Black Eagle 5 is opening Wednesday night, June 6 at 7pm and will be on view through July 5, 2012.
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Last year Jackie Gallagher opened her first solo show in San Francisco at the Articulated Gallery entitled Of Melancholy & Monkey Business. The show was amazing, you can check out the review and images here. Jackie is back in SF and the Articulated for another solo show, this one entitled Creatures of the Night. I headed over for the reception, and this time I even used a worse camera than I did before, sorry about that. Either way, we have some images of the works from the show, and more will be added to the galleries website in the next week or so.
I have been a little behind with the featured artists, but now that I am done with moving it’s time to get that area back in gear. Thank to the previous featured artist Jeff Ramirez, you can still see his work in the archive. This month’s featured artist is Los Angeles based painter Mia Araujo. Mia recently opened her first solo show at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Into the Woods. I was able to send Mia some questions for a mini-interview, and we have some paintings, close-ups, and even some drawings/sketches to show.
Also, from now until June 5th, Mia is having a mini-print giveaway. If you head over to her blog you will see the full details and learn how to score a signed mini-print from her latest show. Mia Araujo Blog. After you have done that, click the image below to check out the gallery/interview.
Allison Torneros has just re-launched her online shop, and to help get it back in full gear she is having a sale of original paintings. The new series is entitled Time Machine, and features 30, 9″ x9″ mixed media paintings for only $80 each. They are going pretty fast, however I still wanted to share them here. Each painting is acrylic, spray paint, and graphite on paper and has that amazing feel Allison’s large scale works have. I love that idea that each piece looks completely random, as if she started laying down paint and allowed it to guide the entire process.
Check em out here: Allison Torneros Big Cartel
Another solo show along with Chet Zar’s opening at the Stranger Factory Gallery this Friday, June 1st, is Scuffle by Charlie Immer. This new show features close to a dozen new paintings and drawings. There are a few paintings in this new crop of work that have minimal backgrounds, and allow the viewer to focus more on the amazing characters Immer creates. I also love the idea that there is a few drawings; Immer’s style look outstanding in graphite as well. Take a look at the preview images below, and as always keep your eyes on the galleries website for the full show.