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Lynne Golob Gelfman + Wallpaper Projects
Working with Brooklyn-based Wallpaper Projects, abstract painter Lynne Golob Gelfman has created a collection of wallpapers—available in cotton and silk—derived from her stunning, textured paintings. The endeavor was conceived last year with Wallpaper...
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Studio Visit: Trail Map Artist James Niehues
If you’ve ever grabbed one of the colorful trail maps stocked in ski lodges, or affixed to the chairlift bar, there’s a good chance you’ve seen—and used—the work of landscape artist James Niehues. Niehues (who goes by Jim) is one of just a handful...
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Camille Walala’s "Dream Come True" Building
Even though Old Street Station in east London is located in one of the most creative parts of the city, the buildings surrounding the underground station are, as a rule, pretty boring—corporate giants or slightly rundown shops. Walk along the street...
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The Other Art Fair, London
For those London-dwellers who don’t have the wallet to buy their art at Frieze, alternative event The Other Art Fair proves a bit more affordable. For this edition, many have already found the big draw to be YBA Gavin Turk’s "Project Beard," for which...
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Public Art in Tulum
Over the past few years, Tulum has become the go-to destination for a relaxing but unique beach vacation. While the sleepy town is just two hours south of the high-rise and fast-food-laden strip of beach known as Cancun, it's a world away. As the cozy...
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Jean Jullien's 'Poor Traits' Exhibition
by Eva Glettner French-born, NYC-based artist Jean Jullien’s first US solo show, “Poor Traits,” opens tonight at LA's HVW8 Gallery. It's already been an extremely busy year for Jullien, whose illustrations grace pages of magazines and newspapers worldwide...
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Looking at Painting Volume 1
Across the 96 pages within the softcover "Looking at Painting Volume 1" arts journal, editor and designer Jessie Churchill (who also happens to be a fine artist) probes the expanding visual landscape of painting today. With care and thought, painting...
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Studio Visit: Photographer Jill Greenberg
On the fifth floor of a joint residential/workspace building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, photographer Jill Greenberg set up shop back in 1997. While she would leave in 2000 for the West Coast, 12 years later she returned and the studio itself...
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Odiseo Vol. 5: (Not) Safe for Work
Since our initial introduction to Odiseo just over two years ago, we've been hooked. With each volume, the sophisticated adult publication delivers thought-provoking texts and essays on subjects ranging from art and culture to existentialism, interspersed...
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Miami Art Week 2014: Splatters, Drips and Drops
There's most likely thought behind every minute detail within an artist's work—even if that stray droplet or bleeding line feels more like the product of chance. At this year's Miami Art Week many pieces embraced—even celebrated—the chaos of fluidity...
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Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes
Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip...
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Miami Art Week 2014: Reimagining The Human Form
A centuries-long obsession with human form continues to inspire artists across all media. Both the familiar and the unknown, the easy-to-recognize and the purely abstract, it is the self and the other. At this year's Miami Art Week, many works caught...
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Satta Presents Spiritual Materialism
Drawing on a combination of illustration, painting and woodworking skills, Joe Lauder has swiftly put Satta—his line of retro-inspired, handmade cruiser skateboards and accompanying apparel—on the global skate and surf radar. His collaborative work...
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CHV: Kawasaki Hydrographic Painting
We recently toured the cavernous Kawasaki Motors plant in Lincoln, Nebraska. Within the endless production lines—making products ranging from ATVs to subway cars—we found the company uses several fascinating industrial processes. This is the first...
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Studio Visit: Balint Zsako
Balint Zsako, whose work first caught our eye in 2007, disrupts the language of Old Master painting, with a vocabulary of modern symbolism and technique. In his view, "Everything changes, it's important to have things of your own time." Several...
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Illustrator Donald Robertson on Great Jones Street
In recent years illustrator Donald Robertson has made a name for himself with technicolor drawings of toothy lipstick smiles, cartoonish animals and fashion industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld (as well as his coworkers at Bobbi...
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Cry Wolf by Lisa Solberg
LA-based Lisa Solberg paints with bold colorful strokes that convey elements of mystery that evoke an otherworldly spirituality. Her large-scale works reveal passion and intensity through layers upon layers of paint. After the success of her fishbowl...
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Kehinde Wiley Paints "The World Stage: Haiti"
Kehinde Wiley searches the world to find models to paint. His travels have taken him to Israel, Lagos and Dakar, China, and Jamaica. More recently, he's traveled to six countries in Africa, where, in each destination, he stopped people on the streets...
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Art Everywhere US
There's no questioning Times Square's cultural relevancy. While it's currently mostly full of big box chain stores, gimmicky restaurants and ticket hustlers, the fact remains that it's one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. Now—to the...
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Vanessa Prager's Dreamers
Vanessa Prager is no stranger to CH—whether she's wielding a paintbrush or a ballpoint pen over vintage music sheets, the LA-based artist always surprises with her next move. Described by Prager as "dripping, melting, fading out portraits," her newest...
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David Flores + Division 1 Bicycles' Iconic Bike Prints
At its core, the design of a bicycle is traditionally comprised of two circles and two triangles. Since its inception, there has been a constant desire to continue improving the simple (but clever) machine. Bold use of carbon fiber, daring geometries...
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Charged Video: Aerosyn-Lex Meštrović
With an extensive background in calligraphy and graphic design, New York City–based artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic elegantly meshes the two visual forms across an array of media. Strongly rooted at the base of all his work is a visceral connection...
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Michael Cina and John Klukas: She Who Saw The Deep
It's not often two artists combine their talents for a collaborative gallery show—especially when those artists have as strong visions as Michael Cina and John Klukas. Cina's career in visual arts, graphic design and art direction is a decorated...
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Studio Visit: Belle Helmets
Danielle Baskin first popped up on our radar as the artist who was painting the easily recognizable (and for those from the Northwest, iconic) PDX airport carpet patterns onto bike helmets. Evidently, she paints a lot more than that (though these...
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