May 25, 2009
' Erik Stenberg
paintings are humorous and colorful depictions of outlandish scenarios. The subjects of his works are random, yet relatable and inviting. They are technically masterful, and wildly entertaining. His work has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Crown Point Star, Hammond Times, Post Tribune, Creep Machine, the Hive Gallery and on Talent Database. Erik was one of six talented local artists selected to paint a mural during the 2007 Silver Room block party held in Downtown Chicago. He has shown at several exhibitions throughout the Chicagoland area, The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, DVA Gallery in Chicago, IL in 2007 and at the Omegacon Exhibition in Birmingham, AL in 2008. Erik currently resides in Griffith,IN .Erik works for Beryl Martin, a creative company who he helped sculpt the largest replica of the statue of liberty in 2008. '
May 25, 2009
' Thomas Woodruff
has had over 20 one person exhibitions, and his paintings have been included in museum shows internationally. His major gallery works are created in series. In the past these works have often been elegaic in nature and have dealt with the AIDS epidemic. Some of his major projects are The Secret Charts (1994), a series of tromp l'oeil scrolls depicting an alphabet of loss; Apple Canon (1996), his collection of 365 individual apple portraits to keep the doctor away; and All Systems Go (1999), images organized as â€œmissionsâ€ incorporating rocketships, Woodruffâ€™s meditation on the end of the millenium. '
May 22, 2009
explores the minimalist methodology of black ink on white paper, creating his own world of organic contrasts. His contemporary subject matter is infused with traditional attention to craftsmanship and detail, adding a spirituality and dynamic tension rarely associated with the genre. '
May 22, 2009
If you have cash laying around and can't figure out what to do with it call me or I guess you can buy this cute vinyl toy by Yoskay Yamamoto
for $80. Soo cute. Link here.
" Once upon a time I had a goldfish named Tuna. But he passed away because of my laziness and mistreatment.. So I painted him for his memory.. But at same time Koibito
symbolizes the sense of alienation that I felt growing up in Cali...Its kind of like the phrase " fish out of water"....I felt and still feel like I don't completely fit in my environment...both in Japan and the US...." - Yoskay Yamamoto
May 21, 2009
(Pronounced like "fail") is an international artist collective formed in 1999 and based in Brooklyn, New York. They are recognized as some of the pioneers of global contemporary street art. The three founding members are Patrick McNeil
(Canada), Patrick Miller
(U.S.), and Aiko Nakagawa
(Japan). From initially wheatpasting screen printed posters on the streets of New York and major world cities, they progressed to the more permanent medium of stencil graffiti. Their instantly recognizable pop culture images in posters and stencils have allowed Faile to diversify into other areas encompassing fine art, sculpture, design, fashion, music, and housewares. Despite this, the core of their work remains printmaking, stenciling, and painting. (via Wikipedia