John Tsombikos – “Rothko’s Modern Life

“First shown in 2012, John’s Rothko’s Modern Life series marked John Tsombikos transition from insider favourite to breakthrough talent. ‘As I matured my teenage suspicion of Mark Rothkoʼs abstract paintings turned to appreciation,’ he says, ‘he was creating paintings about human tragedy, ecstasy, doom; about the world, even though they were devoid of figure or subject matter. They were emotional and honest. What I had initially reacted against was the establishment status that the art market had given Rothkoʼs works. Graffiti is youthful expression and Rothko is adult expression, but both are pitted against each other more by market forces than anything else.’ – Lazarides Gallery

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Meguru Yamaguchi – Various Works

Born in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1984. Meguru Yamaguchi currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in culture hub of Tokyo, Shibuya, Japan, He was influenced by Japanese animations and manga such as “Dragon Ball,” “Akira” and Tokyo Street Culture. His artworks are rendered by numerous layers of different collages, sprays, acrylics and plastics. His unique “cut and paste” technique of color paints is reminiscent of Hip-Hop samplings from 70’s to the present day.

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Robert Mapplethorpe – Portraits

Robert Mapplethorpe‘s portrait series showcases some of the biggest names in recent art history. From top to bottom, Keith Haring, 1984; Louise Bourgeois, 1982; Willem de Kooning, 1986;Andy Warhol, 1983; Roy Lichtenstein, 1985; Robert Rauschenberg, 1983; Brice Marden, 1986.

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Marco Pho Grassi – Various Work

We recently found out about Macro Pho Grassi through our main man Todd Mazer. Unfortunately, his site is in construction and we have little to no information on the guy. One thing is for certain, this guy friggin’ amazing and we think you’ll agree.

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