Aussie muralist Fintan Magee has been traveling around the world crushing walls for as long as we can remember, but don’t forget he also takes the time to create beautiful paintings and exhibit in galleries. Here’s a selection of some recent painting we pulled of his Instagram.
Toronto resident Callen Schaub graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2013. Callen specializes in painting, illustration and mural work, he is also a metal sculptor and art teacher for the City of Toronto Community and Story Planet. In early 2013 Callen opened Project Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Toronto’s Leslieville area. He has organized and curated group and solo art exhibits, community and cultural events, and has done several commissioned murals, book and magazine illustrations.
“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
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.