Eric Pause’s Paintings of Animal-Chainsaw Hybrids

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Eric Pause, a Canadian artist, created these cute, but somewhat bewildered-looking chainsaw animals for his new pop-art series “Can’t Lose / Can’t gain”. All the paintings in the series were created using vinyl acrylic on canvas.

You can visit his site to check out more of his crazy paintings,  vinyl toys and illustrations.

[via JazJaz Submissions]

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“Through The Veil” – New Paintings by Tatiana Suarez and Craww

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San Francisco-based art gallery, Spoke Art are debuting “Through the Veil,” a two person art show featuring a collection of new paintings by Tatiana Suarez and Craww, tonight at their Sutter St. gallery location.

While the artistic styles and inspirations of the two artists are quite different (Tatiana is from Miami, and Craww is from across the pond in the UK), the duo are united by their haunting, yet sensual treatment of the female form in all its fragile vulnerability in their works.

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Tatiana’s subjects, doe-eyed vixens depicted through a traditional pop-surrealism lens, expand on the artist’s Cuban heritage with a tropical palate of greens and yellows, interacting with the flora and fauna of the rainforest. The artist’s history as muralist, painter and illustrator come together much like an “ajiaco”, a traditional Cuban stew comprised of diverse ingredients, to inform her new body of oil and acrylic paintings on paper and canvas.

Craww, who was born and raised in the United Kingdom, creates haunting and beautiful works. His subjects have a delicate fragility, depicted with extended matchstick limbs, entwined in a bed of ravens and roses, both recurring elements found throughout his paintings. His women are shown primarily with their eyes closed (a stark contrast to Tatiana’s), resting in what can be interpreted as either a peaceful slumber or a welcome death.

The exhibition will be on view through October 26, 2013. Visit Spoke Art for more details.

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An Art Print Inspired by Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Artist and illustrator Rich Pellegrino (previously here, here and here) has released his latest print, “All Together Now,” which is inspired by the fictitious Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – the alter egos of The Beatles. Limited to an edition of 200, the 16” x 20” prints are available at the artist’s Big Cartel store.

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Continuous City: A Stunning Art Book and Graphic Novel About NYC

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In his upcoming illustrated book, Continuous City, programmer and artist Brian Foo reimagines the iconic topography of New York City, being “told through a series of conversations and paintings.” One part art book, one part graphic novel, the book explores the story of two young New Yorkers, whose relationship has to contend with an alternate version of the Big Apple, which is continuously transforming itself in a mind-bogglingly vast permutation of shapes and sizes. The book will feature illustrations of hundreds of actual buildings from NYC, which Foo has painstakingly hand-painted himself.

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Foo’s Kickstarter page for the book has already raised more than double the amount than that was being asked for the book’s printing. Depending on the amount pledged, the backers of the project will receive posters, art prints and t-shirts, in addition to the book itself. The artist has also conceived an interactive component to his project, through which you can create your own versions of the city.

You can watch this video to know more about the project.

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Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute to the Cinema of the Legendary Filmmaker

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Screen print by Joshua Budich

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Painting by Jonathan Bergeron

The Spoke Art gallery held a successful multi-artist art show tribute in NYC to the films of Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest film directors of our times. Acknowledging Scorsese’s decades-old, deep connection with the Big Apple, the San Francisco-based gallery had opted to bring the show to NYC, this past weekend.

To help those of us who were unable to attend the show, the gallery will be putting up paintings, prints and sculptures from the show on sale at 5 P.M. (PST), April 26th, via their online store.

You can checkout some select illustrations and paintings from the show, after the jump.

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