Marian Drew

p It's hard for me not to get lost starring at these photographs. Strange as that may sound, it is true. Thank you Marian Drew. Your work is just brilliant.

Buff Diss

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Buff Diss is a non-traditional street artist. Instead of wielding spray paint and markers, Buff Diss' tool of choice is masking tape. His love of traditional graffiti led him to see the city as canvas and paved the way for his unique style of art. (Continue...)

Felix Lobelius

Coffee shop identity designed by Felix Lobelius for Kaffe - a coffee shop started by 4 swedes. The handwritten charcoal aesthetic derives from the personal connection every person has with their type of coffee. This is reflected in a direct style of communication with business cards, bags, take away cups ect. personally adressing the customer. p

Cornelia Parker

" I resurrect things that have been killed off... My work is all about the potential of materials - even when it looks like they've lost all possibilities. " - Cornelia Parker (English sculptor and installation artist)

Elsie Kagan

' Elsie Kagan’s work fuses painting as a spontaneous, gestural continuation of the body with an approach that suggests the medium’s historical role as arbiter of perceived and idealized realities. Her paintings overlay multiple vantage points that seem to imply dense, open-ended narratives and reveal often-contradictory spatial perspectives. '

Layers Of The Past

Erik Stenberg (previously-blogged) has a new show with Ian Bennett opening up July 10th at the Anode Gallery located at 718 W 18th St Chicago, Illinois ... If any of you are in the area, stop on by! Thanks Erik for the update! p

Mike Peter Smith

' My sculptures of scale models explore vulnerability. Employing exacting construction, these vessels, figures, and environments are suspended in unending moments. Vessels appear armed yet impotent. Characters find themselves caught in curious irresolvable situations. Environments are barren, containing subtle evidence of unexplained occurences. Exposed substrate, raw materials, or armature suggest the process of making. This interrupts the narrative, and the object acknowledges itself as “prop” or “prototype”. Artifice functions as a storytelling device, reframing the narrative. As dilemmas enter into these model worlds, mythic problems of self-identity, isolation, and vulnerability emerge. These miniatures allow for a safe controlled analysis of inner fears and private anxieties. ' - Mike Peter Smith , Born 1972 in Hemet, California. Lives and works in New York.

Ray Sell

' Ray Sell, studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York Ray, received his BA in Illustration. Working on small collages and paintings Ray describes the concept of masculine traits depicting the effect our media plays upon our psyche. Appropriating vintage imagery which Ray re-invents as paintings with bold contrasting color schemes, strong use of layering and diagonal lines cut through his canvas, his work keeps the viewer’s eyes engaged at all times. Having helped found the Bird Beak collective in 2006 with fellow artist Nick Dyball, Mr. Sell has worked with the group to bring attention to new artists from his intimate social circles. ' Ray Sell is having an art opening at the Leo Kesting Gallery on the 9th of July, Thursday. The show is running until August 1st, so check it out if you’re in New York. Click here for more info. Thank you Ray for the email!

Katharina Grosse

New Orleans Biennial, 2008, acrylic on diverse materials, by Katharina Grosse ( previously-blogged ).


Saner (Mexico City, b. 1981) is a visual artist, illustrator and muralist that discovered his love for graffiti at an early age which ultimately led him to pursue a career in graphic design. The work of Edgar Flores (aka Saner) uses everyday life and its roots to create magic beings with popular pre-hispanic reminiscences beside images influenced by the aesthetics of Mexican masks. His work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including: Rome, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Holland and most recently, the project Marchante! Mercado de Michoacan, Condesa, a collaboration with Sam Flores (no relation). (via Anno Domini Gallery)