Evelin Kasikov, out of London, is basically who I want to be when I grow up (aka… 8 months from now?). She explains that her work “explores how we see and experience printed matter. By transforming printing processes into handmade cross-stitch embroidery my work is influenced by craft, but still retains the context of graphic design. Whilst I work with variety of mediums, engagement with materials and love for detail remains at the heart of my practice.” Evelin makes beautiful works of art that truly capture the bridge between haptic and graphic design.
We get sent viral videos and movies to post all the time but at most commercials can be downright borin. That’s NOT the case with this bad boy. It’s beautifully directed and executed and most of all drives home the environmentally friendly/renewable energy message in a clever way. I even like the erie music that comes along. What do you guys think?
Austin Eddy will be showcasing new works at Golden Gallery this month in his exhibition “I feel better already, or at least I think I do”. His works have taken a turn from the psychedelic bong rips and magic hands playing mystical flutes and 8-balls to a slightly more….refined direction, should I say? (Not that the grace of a glitter-ridden bong with a face is unrefined.) His works now seem to draw more from the compositional tropes, color work and subject matter of Matisse, depicting room interiors, still lives, patternwork and flowers in pots.
Cédric Bouvard, code name Virassamy, has so many drawings that he should publish a book. It would be a nice heavy brick of a book, too, full of strangeness and colors, not unlike the back of your high school notebook.
Jesse Wiedel, who studied in San Francisco at the Art Institute, has an interesting outlook on life. His paintings focus on what he calls “fictionalized tableaus that are sad, coarse and degenerate.” These “streetscapes” depict street culture for what it is: weird, sad, fascinating and for some of us, alien.
Maurizio Anzeri, who is quite hard to find on the web, takes wonderful old portraits and turns them into something extraordinary. Embroidering with a multitude of colors and math-class-like shapes, Anzeri embellishes these images, creating textural works of awesomeness.