The World Is Coming To An End

The performance group TRIIIBE (identical triplets) hit Wall Street with a guerrilla performance just as Wall Street banks prepare to pay year-end bonuses to top management at the same time asking for government bailouts, The three were dressed as businesswomen carrying briefcases overfilled with money while panhandling the public with tin cups. TRIIIBE set up in front of the New York Stock Exchange and the American International Building, home of the insurance giant AIG.

David Shrigley Is Animated!

David Shrigley’s work verges on the thin line between humorous insanity & profound philosophical meaning. This is a short interview with him about an animation piece for the ICA.

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Neo-90′s Monster Rave

Amazingly ridiculous neon neo-90′s rave monsters from future primitive fashion line Casette Playa.

Lauren Nassef

630_1229466516Top left: Crash, Wreck, Accident (thursday bonus for jenny) Top right: Boy-King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, Bottom left: Italian Girl, Italian Greyhounds (in progress), Bottom right: Bus Stop (Cheers). Lauren is a freelance illustrator living in Chicago, a graduate of Rhode Island school of Design.

Matthew Monahan’s Ancient Relics

628_1229441924At the root of Matthew Monahan’s sculptures and drawings are physical attributes common to all humans: the face and the body itself.

Interview: Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto recently opened his newest exhibition, “Turning in Circles” at the Riverside art museum last weekend. Many of Soto’s works include references to the natural world and organic phenomena, whether in his titles such as “Cold Ice Age,” “Butterfly Swarm,” “Wild Growth,” or within visual iconography, ranging from plant-like root tendrils curling around the frames. Yet within these seemingly pastoral suggestions, Soto overlays a grid of human technology, destruction, violence. Highly influenced by graffiti, illustration, murals, comic book art and other forms of non-traditional visual expressions, Soto creates a fanciful hyper-colored world that playfully examines the age old battle between man, machine and nature, played out through technicolor characters and settings. 

Andrei Robu

626_1229367677Designer hailing from Romania explores typographic forms for ESPN Magazine’s X-games preview. I’m personally not into any sports (or just getting away from the keyboard my hands are grafted onto) but I’ll watch it if the intros looked this nice.

Classic Francis Bacon Interview

Even after his death Francis Bacon remains one of the most interesting painters. Above is a two part interview with him from 1966