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Gabi Trinkaus

Decontruct. Reconstruct. Gabi Trinkaus’ collages make for portraits that, at a distance, look like paintings of gorgeous people. On closer inspection, they bring details of chopped up textures, words, and logos.

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This is your last chance to save cash and add a few B/D shirts to your wardrobe. Our massive 50% off apparel and headwear sale ends Tonight at midnight! Get every single shirt we have on our shop for 50% off. You can even save 50% off items that are already on sale with some shirts costing only $5.00! Just enter discount code: MAYSHIRTSALE and let the savings pour in!

Sale Ends: Wednesday May 25th 2011 At Midnight

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Jonathan Monaghan

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Macabre artist Jonathan Monaghan creates digital sculptures, prints, and animations that definitely puts us in a sense of discomfort. His clean, almost sterile use of style in detail, color, and light is both beautiful and extremely uncomfortable.

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Jesse Balmer

Jesse was born in San Juan Capistrano, California in 1987. He has been drawing since before he can remember, which was really only the-blink-of-an-eye ago on the geologic time scale. He now resides in San Francisco, California. I love the colors and the fluidity of line work in his drawings- he did what I always wanted to do with those Gelly Roll pens… but could not.

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The Surprising Beauty of Yvette Meltzer’s Tumbling Clothes

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When you think of fine art, one of the last places you’d probably consider finding it is in the laundromat. Photographer Yvette Meltzer, long fascinated with the transformation of soiled to clean clothes, first sought to explore her fascination by visiting many different laundromats in Chicago. During these visits, she documented various aspects of the laundromat experience, but it wasn’t until she saw the images of dryers tumbling clothes on her computer that she knew she had captured something beautiful – animal and human forms were revealed to her through the compositions of color and texture being tossed around in the machines. Thus, Meltzer’s “Revolution” series was born, a series that transforms an everyday, mundane image into an experience of abstract mystery. Meltzer says, “What I see is not what someone else does. But people do seem mesmerized by the images and attempt to discern what it is they are looking for. People seem to have such a need for definition and tend to be uncomfortable with the ambiguous.” (via slate)

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Mathis Rekowski’s Wild Illustrations

The world of German Illustrator and Designer Mathis Rekowski is flooded with color and shape.  Rekowski’s designs somehow seem chaotic but well controlled.  He intricately pieces together familiar shapes, patterns, and pop culture references, to create his highly detailed work.  Through his work Rekowski has been able to acquire such high profile clients as Volkswagen, Delta, and Mercedes.  Further, he’s been able to reach this level of talent and career success as a self-taught artist.

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Natalie Arnoldi’s Psychological Paintings

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Natalie Arnoldi is a California-based artist whose work explores the fine line between abstract and figurative painting.  Her works identify the psychological effects of ambiguous representation, allowing a viewer’s imagination to fill in the missing subject matter.  Currently a coterminal Masters student at Stanford University, pursuing a M.S. in ocean science and a B.S. in marine biology, Arnoldi’s life has always centered around the ocean.  Thus, it is unsurprising that she references the ocean as her inspiration for both her academic and artistic pursuits.

Though she doesn’t always use the ocean as her subject matter, there is a kind of depth to Arnoldi’s paintings (which are often tinted some shade of blue) that is reminiscent of looking into unfathomably deep waters.   Highly reductive, Arnoldi’s paintings still manage to be moody, psychological and rich with meaning.  A lone shark’s fin, a simple road median disappearing into the fog, or an airplane silhouette becomes a decidedly dramatic narrative delivered from the most uncomplicated version of an image.

Engagingly beautiful, Arnoldi’s paintings are haunting in their simplicity and straightforwardness.  It is eerie how much can be deduced based on an image painted and composed in a certain way.

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Interview – Dave Muller

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Photo Credit Ari Markopoulos

If you are lucky, once in a while you find an artist that helps you remember why you started getting into art in the first place. I first saw Dave Muller’s work in 2004 at his show ‘I Like Your Music’ at Blum & Poe, and at the time was just a fresh-faced college kid, only beginning to think about getting involved in the fine arts. I walked into this room full of his drawings of massive record sleeves – vibrant, colorful, and full of life – it was one of the first times that I remember feeling truly enthusiastic about art, not simply because I thought it looked cool, but because it seemed to speak to something about life that I was really excited about. It was a turning point for me in the way I interacted with art, and I’ve never thought about things the same way. For me, Dave Muller’s work is all about the good things that make life worth living – good music, good friends, a little messy, a lot of color, and a lot of fun. Dave has been one of my favorite artists since that fateful day, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to him about his work, his alternate life as a DJ, and his recent wall drawing at the new Cowboys Stadium.

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