Had to put this visual down after a few weeks of massive monsoons in Costa Rica.
Some recent snaps from projects in San Francisco. And a big bit of bearish street art from Market and 6th at the gateway to SoMA. Happy summertime from the Phase Collective.
A great series of works going out on the US modern art circuit starting later this year. And a rad site as well, which is surprising to see for an artist.
Take a nice close look (zoom and explore) on Mark’s site, pinocchioisonfire.org
Hadn’t broken away from the computer in a while, so I pulled out an old magazine, shredded a few pieces, cut a few pieces, and glued it all down. Of course it comes back in to the computer and gets tweaked up a bit. Just a bit though. Sometimes a quick (and otherwise pointless) side project is the perfect fix.
Going back into the vaults on this one, but this is an artist you should know about. Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) is best known for his art direction work for Walt Disney (you’ll recognize his forest-scapes and background art in Sleeping Beauty next time you find yourself watching that movie), but he spent the great majority of his career as a full time solo artist/painter/silkscreener. I love his graphic style, and fantastic color/detail work in his trees (especially the trees) and natural scenery. The images here don’t do the originals justice. Not even close. So if you can see some of his work in person, jump at the chance.
Able Parris is a collage artist and typographer doing some really cool crossover design/art work. Nice identity portfolio too. He’s all over the internet, but you can start at his Cargo site and take it from there:
Mixed-media art from Maximus Balder. Picardie, France – found on the Gestalten Blackboard. Really cool layered artwork weaving in typography, commercial/design stuff… all found-imagery, as far as I can tell, and the resulting compositions have a rich design&type-infused feel to them.
Site and info is here.
These are remarkable — sculptures crafted in recycled wood and pigmented grout — capturing a unique realism through a vibrant array of colors and patterns. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Michael Ferris Jr. lives in NYC, and has shown his work in galleries from coast to coast. See more here:
So after months of occasionally digging around for this imagery on Google, I finally captured my own snapshots (iPhone). These are the amazing and elaborate visual effects that come through on a corrupted digital cable signal. This stuff fascinates me—the TV ‘fuzz’ of the new millennium. If only I knew what to do with it now that I have it. Have some thoughts? Some collaborative inklings? Let me know here @GabeRuane.