Alexey Titarenko sees dead people. When he has a camera in his hand, he conjures spirits from other dimensions. I love his ghostly imagery. He started summoning apparitions via photographs in the early 70′s. In 1978, he became a member of Leningrad photographic club, Zerkalo. Since Alexey’s work did not conform to the Communist agenda, he was not able to publicly declare himself an artist until 1989. Now his photographs are featured in museums around the world. Alexey is currently represented exclusively by Nailya Alexander Gallery in NY.
Okay Master Debators – we have a hot debate for you to weigh in on. We received a submission from John Malta. We think his work is really cool… but we can’t help but notice a similarity to Matt Leines. This illustration style seems to be popular nowadays. Is it just the current style or is John influenced by Leines? You can see some comparisons after the jump. We have no intention to bash John’s work, but we are interested to hear your opinions on the matter. What do you think?
Friday night is gonna be quite a night for art, folks. I am very excited to see Paul Chatem’s “The Death of Bighead” at Cave Gallery. Not only does Paul have an awesome style, but he makes interactive paintings! You can turn the gears and crank his artwork to your heart’s content. It’s hard to think of anything more fun than that. After the jump, you can watch some videos of his multimedia madness in motion. I’ll see you at the opening tomorrow evening!
While we are in Graphic Design land, let’s get electrifyingly trashy with a typeface called “Elektrotrash”. Alex Varanese constructed this computer rock font, or as he refers to it – “a found art typeface”. Fun stuff.
Can somebody say juicy? Fernando Rodriguez has some sizzling designs. Can you see the hidden message in the above image? I’ll give you 5 seconds. Give up? “You Hurt Me”… Oh, but it hurts so good. I am loving this clean deliciousness coming out of Spain.
Chris Wilson cakes the canvas in sexy mystery. Temptresses, Sirens, Punk Rock Queens and Fallen Goddesses grace his haunted imagery. The texture in his work is so tangible your eyes can taste the grit. As he rises in the art scene, I most definitely suggest you keep not one, but two eyes watching Mr. Wilson. If you’re free this Friday evening, Chris is showing in a group exhibition at Tempo Royale (@ Wilshire Royale – 2619 Wilshire Blvd.) …I know I’ll be there!
Fellow art blog, Booooooom, has organized a great opportunity for you to help Haiti and build up your art collection, at the same time. The artists have agreed to donate all proceeds from each sale to Haiti. So please head on over to their fundraiser and support this cause. If you prefer to just donate, you can do so through Google: http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake