Anita Wong – Preserved

Fien artist Anita Wong recently came out with a new body of work entitled “Preserved”. The series of pieces were created with rice paper paintings placed in a 3D shadow box. Here’s what the artist had to to say about the project:

“A broken butterfly wing, a bunch of fallen leaves on the path way, a cicadas shell on a tree, some strangely grown twigs and pressed flower bookmarks from my childhood friend: I find these preserved objects beautiful and precious. I have preserved these strange finds from nature under glass with backgrounds of “Guo hua”, rice paper paintings, one of the oldest art form that honors Nature. They are given a second life and are frozen in time with new meanings under the glass, they tell stories of their existence and lives.

Rice paper painting along with Calligraphy was once a common practice among all Chinese is seen by some as a dying art form. As a Chinese American artist, I want to preserve it, cherish it and bring it to life with new ideas and creative thinkings. The title “Preserved” contains the meaning of preserving Nature as well as the traditional art form of “Guo hua”, both fragile but beautiful, both need to be protected and preserved.

Please note: * All Insects were gifts, finds or purchases from stores that supports cruelty free Insect and butterfly farms, they all lived in their habitat for a full life cycle before being preserved into another beautiful form.*”

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Mear One – Darth Tut

One of our favourite artists MEAR One recently just completed his first piece of 2017 aptly titled “Darth Tut”. The sculpture piece debuted last Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. The bust was created out of copper & rhodium, dipped in 24k double gold plating finish and it’s his first sculptural work since 2010.

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ColorOrgy – Various Works

Investigating the process of expectations, ColorOrgy explores the relationship of daily life with popular culture and mass media. Using clean lines and brilliant color theories to invoke nostalgia, he subtly asks the viewer to reflect on what lies beneath the surface using their own memories. Blending the aesthetics of middle class values with provocative imagery, ColorOrgy challenges everyday subject matter.

His paintings are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By using popular themes such as sexuality, family structure and violence, he makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing. ColorOrgy parodies mass media and exaggerates formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, creating evocative and absurd moments that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere and the images become a memory of an event that will never take place.

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Lokiss – Mixed Media Installations

LOKISS –Multi‐sided artist, lives and works in France. He is one of the pioneers in the European graffiti culture, as well as one of the main actors of its esthetic renewal. Under his alias Vincent Elka, his work mainly utilises new media and video.

His work has been displayed in a number of Paris galleries, including the Lavignes Bastille, Bailly, and Celal galleries. Since his work extends on such a wide variety of media formats, viewers the public was also able to discover his work at the Vasarely Foundation (France), at the Rotterdam Film Festival, or at the Elektra Festival in Montreal.

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Sam Gibbons – Various Paintings

Sam Gibbons is a Baltimore based fine artist who received a BFA at Kent State University and MFA at Hunter College in New York who creates brilliant painting and installation work. With a strong inspiration in pop art and cartoon images, Gibbons’ intricate and detailed aesthetic is juxtaposed beautifully with often soft colour palettes.

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Lonac – Strange Bird

Mural artist Lonac recently made his way out to New York City where be painted a killer new piece entitled “Strange Bird”. The new piece was painted somewhere in Manhattan and features a seemingly mutated bird-fish-human. More images and video after the jump!

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Vr0n – Graffiti Embroidery

Vr0n is an embroidery artist based in Philadelphia who creates incredible embroidery work based on graffiti pieces that have been painted in the streets. Though we can find little information about the artist, her Instagram page has a solid amount of work paying tribute to the likes of Nekst, Pear and JA.

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