Do you consider yourself to be the all-knowing movie buff? If so, here is a fun challenge for you. Maria Suarez-Inclan (previously on JazJaz) is back with a new set…
The New York-based art venue Spoke NYC will be presenting ‘Helikon’, a new solo exhibition featuring the works of the legendary San Francisco-based artist Chuck Sperry. The show will not only have on display a new set of screen printed posters from his ongoing ‘Muses’ series, but will also have a selection of rare gig posters from the artist’s personal collection.
In addition to the these, a new monograph titled ‘Helikon’ will make its debut at the exhibition. The book will be a fascinating compendium of the artist’s works over the years, which — with their psychedelic art nouveau style — have garnered him legions of raving fans.
Each image in the book is paired with the prose or poem — from Homer to Nick Cave — that inspired each. Over a dozen photos by Shaun Roberts gives the reader an intimate portrait of the artist at work. Over a dozen photos by Shaun Roberts gives the reader an intimate portrait of the artist at work. Forward by New York Times’ bestselling author, Charles Bock, Beautiful Children, Alice & Oliver (Random House), and Best of NYC Culture 2016, Village Voice.
The show will have its opening today night, November 19, 2016 from 6 to 9pm. The exhibit will be on view until December 11, 2016.
Visit the event page on Facebook for more details.
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Far too many of us have sacrificed our dreams on the altar of harsh reality. It’s hard out there for anyone, and even more so for a creative person to follow their dreams. But, it’s heartening to know that there are always a brave few who never give up and keep fighting.
American artist Brent Estabrook, who despite being a qualified dentist (with a large school debt), decided to give it all up and began to chase his love of painting. He went through some difficult patches — which included spending an year sleeping on an air mattress in a studio apartment shared with other people — but he never once stopped painting during that period.
“I have given up a life of comfort and dullness to pursue a life of uncertainty and excitement… All I know is that I need to paint… that is it.” – Brent
His latest series of oil painting “Perpetual Recess,” was inspired by his pursuit of the internal passions which drive us in the face of overwhelming odds. The playful series, tinged with nostalgia, takes us back to our childhoods where we were free to dream without any of the fears which hold us back now. Using an impressionistic style of painting, Brent has masterfully used colors, contrast and textures to create his works. The effect is quite stunning as the paintings looks photorealistic when viewed from a distance.
Brent Estabrook was born in the year 1985 in Arizona, but spent most of his life in Seattle. He graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona, before getting a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Louisville. He is currently based in San Francisco, and has had his works exhibited at numerous exhibits in America.Reddit]
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First time feeling uncertain © Livia Fălcaru / 2016 First time feeling gentle © Livia Fălcaru / 2016 Handle with care© Livia Fălcaru / 2016 It’s us© Livia Fălcaru…
One of my favorite contemporary artists Rich Pellegrino has released art prints of a brand new painting of Yoda, arguably the greatest Jedi master in the Star Wars universe. Titled “Old Wise One,” Pellegrino has faithfully captured Yoda’s sageness and twinkling eyes in his own distinctive artistic style.
The 11” x 14” prints are limited to a run of only 200, and will come signed and numbered by the artist. You can buy the prints at The People’s Printshop at only 19.95 each.
Hit the jump to see a ‘making of’ video of the painting.
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The UK-based print house Vice Press will be at the Thought Bubble Comic Festival in Leeds, England, on the 5th to the 6th of November, 2016, where they will be releasing their latest art prints. British illustrator Raid71’s Judge Anderson print from his official 2000 AD magazine series, and artist and Vice Press co-founder Matt Anderson’s prints inspired by films like John Carpenter’s They Live; Laika animation studio’s Kubo and the Two Strings; and Star Trek Beyond will be on view at the festival.
All of the prints will be available at the Vice Press booth, table 11 and 12 in the ComiXology Marquee at the festival. The remaining prints will be made available online from 6pm UK time on the 7th of November 2016 at Vice Press.
Kubo and the Two Strings by Matt Ferguson
Edition of 50
18" x 24" inch, 6 Colour Screen Print
Printed by Lady Lazarus on 100# French Madero Beach Paper
Anderson by Raid71
Edition of 75
18" x 24" inch, 5 Colour Screen Print
Printed by VGKids on Pop-Tone Banana Split paper
They Live by Matt Ferguson
Edition of 120
18" x 24" inch, 6 Colour Glow In The Dark Screen Print
Printed by Lady Lazarus on 100# French Cement Green
Star Trek Beyond by Matt Ferguson
3 different Colours, Each an Edition of 30
18" x 36" inch, 5 Colour Screen Print
Printed by Lady Lazarus on Speckletone Paper
Free with any print purchase, while stocks last
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‘Triscele’ is an art project “created, curated and performed by” artists STEN LEX (previously on JazJaz), Martina Merlini and Moneyless. The word ‘Triscele’ is a motif representing three bent human legs (or three curved lines), and is known to be an ancient symbol of Sicily. The union of three diverse artistic styles of the artists led the group to choose the word as the name of the project.
Snip from the project website:
Triscele will be a journey of a group of artists looking for a connection with the Sicilian landscape and a contact with the time and history that nature holds and tells through its outlines. The artists will create graphic overlappings to recall the Sicilian landscape, blending past and present, an artist with the other in order to produce unique works as unique was the symbolism of the Triscele.
The group traveled through the island of Sicily for one month, and visited remote locations and crowded cities to create their works. Starting from the streets in the district of San Berillo, Catania, they moved to the rugged, volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Etna which formed a incongruous backdrop to their contemporary art. The second part of the project took them to the city of Ragusa where they continued to find abandoned locations for the project.
Link to the website.
Check out a few more select images from the project after the jump.
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