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Vicente Blasco Ibáñez  
Posted 2/5/10

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. Obra del pintor español Alejandro Cabeza Nació en Valencia el 29 de enero de 1867. Hijo de Ramona Ibáñez y del comerciante Gaspar Blasco. Cursó los estudios de derecho, en la Universitat de València, licenciándose en 1888, a pesar de que prácticamente no ejerció dicha carrera. Dividió su vida entre la política, la literatura y el amor a las mujeres, de las que era un admir... [more]

Shop Talk: How Encaustic Heat and Wax Transformed My Process  
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8/3/14 Posted 8/3/14

http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/ generic link. Long-term Link; http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/shop-talk-how-encaustic-heat-wax-transformed-my-creative-process [more]

Studio Visit and Artist's Portrait ;Touching the Shutter  
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8/3/14 Posted 8/3/14

http://touchingtheshutter.com/2014/07/03/paula-roland-studio-visit/ [more]

Basically Obsessed: Haunted Euth   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/8/14

Heavy metal, drugs, moral decay…Yes, please! We’re loving what we’re seeing from L.A. artist Haunted Euth. Working across mediums, you can find his hard-core zombie character all over L.A. Euth cut his teeth on the streets with self-made stickers and wheat pastes after graduating high school in 2004. Since then he’s graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and to a host of other mediums including spray paint, acrylics, and woodcarving. Most recently, Euth has been wor... [more]

DEIH's Intergalactic Inspirations   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 6/11/14

With over 20 years on the streets, Spanish street artist DEIH’s got OG status and the refined style of an experienced painter. Part of XLF Crew, DEIH’s science fiction inspired works are rich with imagination and adventure. An intergalactic hero prepares for take off next to an empty parking lot, a boy explorer comes face-to-face with the universe in an abandoned room, zombie aliens smirk from dark hoods along blank cinder blocks. Like a good comic book, his pieces rocket us into oth... [more]

Googly Eyes and Women's Underwear: Ladamenrouge on the Streets of Saint-Etienne   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 5/22/14

Coming to us from the streets of Saint-Étienne, France, Ladamenrouge's work is creative, varied, and delightfully hypersexual. He caught our attention with his series of female trees, wearing nothing but white women's panties in broad daylight. We'll never be able to look our Mother Nature in the eyes again, unless of course, we stumble upon his other, equally eye-catching project. Another signature Ladamenrouge is placing plastic bobble-eyes on bits of trash – old wrappers and used... [more]

Sign Stealers: Scandinavian Street Art Group Etiskvandalism   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 5/1/14

Street Art group Etiskvandalism is a self-described “tribe consisting of five Scandinavian trolls (lat. Homo vandalus moralis)." They could be seen, perhaps, as Scandinavia’s answer to such legends as French street sign vandal CLET. The group steals signs and replaces them slightly altered with sometimes political, always playful results. Don’t make us pick favorites, but we think their hijacked warning sign depicting cavemen trying to figure out global warming is particularly on point... [more]

Super Creative Recycling: Bordalo II   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/7/14

An enormous bumble-bee outside an abandoned building, a giant parrot perched on an old tire under an overpass, two fish swimming on the side of an industrial dock. These are some of the wonderful imaginations of Lisbon-based street artist Bordalo II who creates large-scale nature scenes from the byproducts of the consumerist culture he critiques: garbage. Working both on and off the streets, Bordalo II’s creations appropriate trash back into a kind of unnatural circle of life, where trash be... [more]

STRA Gets Around   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/1/14

French Street Artist STRA gets around. From Portugal to England to France, there’s probably a STRA piece near you (or coming soon). Using paste-ups and paint, STRA’s work critiques politicians, consumerism, and capitalism. He created a particularly poignant series following the Euro crisis. Right now STRA is in Australia, painting up down under. He describes himself as just a guy using the street to pass messages (Like a postman, he says.) We’re following his trail of tags on... [more]

Sharp Stencils: JULY i   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/23/14

Toronto-based street and urban “view artist” JULY i isn’t one for sugar coating a message. JULY i’s work is sharp, offering biting cultural and political critiques rich with a dark humor. Working with stencils or painting free hand, JULY i’s oeuvre includes works addressing everything from environmentalism to consumerism to colonialism. Found everywhere but in the gallery, JULY i is a street art traditionalist, working in back alleyways and underpasses, places where it... [more]

Offbeat Illustrator: Pierre-Paul Pariseau   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/17/14

We’re loving these colorful, offbeat illustrations from French Canadian artist Pierre-Paul Pariseau. With elements of pop art, surrealism, and a bit of comic book style, his pieces are simply cool, and we wish there was a storybook to go along with them. Pariseau exhibits his work often in North America and Europe, and has had his work featured in a number of books showcasing the best in contemporary illustration. Pierre-Paul Pariseau, Accordeon; Courtesy of the artist More on P... [more]

Barbara Talks Back to the City   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/13/14

She’s Barbara. She’s got something to say. And sometimes she thinks about chocolate while masturbating (aber ist bestimmt auch nicht die Einzige!) A recent transplant from Berlin, Barbara brings the typical Berliner anti-establishment attitude and cutting wit to Heidelberg where she talks backs to the city through her 8.5 x 11 print outs. They’re absolutely brilliant. She doesn’t give much information about herself, preferring to remain (refreshingly) anonymous. We did chat... [more]

NYC Muralist Duo Nicole Salgar and Chuck Berrett   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/26/14

NYC street art muralist couple Nicole Salgar and Chuck Berrett are busy. Since painting their first mural together last fall with the Centre-Fuge Public Art Project at E. 1st St. & 1st Ave. in Manhattan (well, their first mural together was actually on Berrett’s basement floor that they painted together while stranded at home during Hurricane Sandy), they’ve been called to work in Williamsburg, Wynwood, and Miami Beach. Using vivid oranges, reds, yellows, and pinks, the mural-duo has pain... [more]

Just Wood, Paint, and Nails: AJ Fosik's Insanely Detailed Work   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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AJ Fosik at Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th November 23rd, 2013 - December 21st, 2013
Posted 11/30/13

AJ Fosik is back at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, this time with animal heads like quasi-hunting trophies mounted to the wall, rendered with the artist's characteristic precision and minute detail. Go see these in person. Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Against the Infinite, new works by Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik in what will be his third solo exhibition at the gallery. In this exhibition, Fosik explores the idea that humanity faces an inherent struggle between its dualistic nature&... [more]

Documenting Rebellion: Ericka McCammon Kristoff   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/21/13

You might know her simply as documenting rebellion on tumblr, but her name is Ericka McCammon Kristoff. Her elegant black and white photography often contain elements of street art, captured within the frame, interacting with their surroundings. The photographs do more than just document the art on the streets, they continue the conversation: adding her own inflections, interpretations and readings of the street. We love these slices of life, these ephemeral moments of beauty, sometimes gritty, somet... [more]

GOING GOING... GONE   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/7/13

Sometimes street art comes in small packages. Los Angeles-based artist GONE has been planting his cubes throughout the streets – each is unique and can be held in the palm of the hand. GONE shared with some of his recent work, along with a few words on his work and his philosophy on art in the street: It started when I was just a little shit, the need to touch things. When I was stumbling around the carpet with hungry eyes and dirty hands. Figuring out the world that sat in front of me wit... [more]


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