Eli McMullen is a multidisciplinary artist who recieved his BFA in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. McMullen creates brilliant landscape inspired abstract paintings which feature a vibrant colour palette and geometrical shapes layered over top one another with intense attention to detail.
Marlon Diggs is a self-taught pop artist from Virginia who creates awesome comic book and cartoon inspired painting work. Here’s his artist statement:
“I am an self-taught artist from Newport News, VA. I began to pursue art as a child drawing everything from cartoons, comics, action figures and athletes. My inner thoughts and my experiences are captured through bright bold colors coupled with images from my childhood which are utilized to express myself. I consider my art a mix of pop and street art. I draw influences from my surroundings and try to incorporate the ever changing world of pop culture into my artwork. My intention as an artist is to continue to grow and use my art as my ticket to see the world. My artistic development continues to grow with each concept placed on the canvas. By visiting my site you have a front row seat. Come grow with me. Welcome to my world, viewed through my eyes, the artist.”
Alex Brewer, better known by his pseudonym Hense, recently took a trip to Norfolk, Virginia where he painted a mural for the Glass Wheel Studio which was a building designed by architect Burrell Saunders. Using his signature abstract style, the piece adds some nice colour to Norfolk’s Art District.
Berlin based multidisciplinary artist James Bullough is currently in Virginia where he was invited by the Richmond Mural Project to paint a large scale piece. In his signature style, Bullough brings out the geometrical patterns juxtaposed with a beautiful realist figure and graces the streets of Richmond.
According to a number of online sources, Dave Brockie the lead singer of GWAR, also known as Oderus Urungus was found dead in his home Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at approximately 7pm. Police don’t suspect foul play and the body has been sent off for an autopsy. We were lucky enough to interview him for our 4th issue in 2012 and it was a dream come true. The man was witty, intelligent and stacked with tons of great ideas. We want to express our deepest condolences to the band, friends and family and he will be truly missed by anyone who knew him or his craft.