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Mazzarella Thomas

Mazzarella Thomas paintings

 

In the world of Belgian painter Mazzarella Thomas tiny people are doing bizarre and interesting things.

 

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Another Awesome Video Of The Day: David Shrigley

 

Pringle of Scotland has commissioned Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley to produce a corporate film. The 3-minute animation depicts the making of jumpers and cardigans over the past nearly 200 year history of the Scottish brand.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Spiritual Synthesis

 

It’s another Monday and my head is a bit foggy. Everytime I close my eyes this video plays inside my head. I wonder what it means? Video by Graham Dorey , Music by Prince Rama of Ayodhya .

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Studio Visit: Tom Sanford

Tom Sanford had me over to his spacious basement studio in Tribeca this past Saturday.  I became aware of Sanford’s work in 2008 when I saw his show “Mr. Hangover” at Leo Koenig, Inc.  Tom’s main project is capturing our rapid-fire digital culture in the slow language of painting.  If it’s in the news – it’s likely fodder for his paintings.  When we watch TV, a pop star’s recent public tantrum is covered with the same attention as the death count in a war zone.  Tom doesn’t try to adjust the playing field between pop culture and world events – he conflates them.  But when that happens in a painting the dissonance is in your face in a way that it isn’t on TV.  For instance, in a new large-scale painting, Bill Murray (as a red capped Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic) is being held at gun point by pirates off the coast of Somalia.  It’s inexplicably poignant – maybe because I care about the character from a movie?  Sanford speaks eloquently about how painting is slow media, and how we’re all enmeshed in fast media – he has a sign up in his studio that sums it up as “The worse the better.”

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Mastadon Maze

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Come check out the opening of Mastadon Maze show (curated by our friends Mya Stark & Graham Kolbeins) at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood tonight 5-7pm! Just look at the enticing list of things that may or may not (but probably will) happen during the show! The Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair will also be happening at the same time so be there or be square!

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Beverly Hsu

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Okay, I like word art.  Also, I like cookies.  Nothing like a fresh batch of warm cookies.  Now imagine Helvetica font speeding down the street, crashing head-on into unsuspecting Sugar Cookie – Beverly Hsu knows the result. You can find out after the jump!

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Scott Reeder

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Fruit at the Hospital

 


I want to share the works of Scott Reeder with those of you who aren’t familiar already. He uses lots of great art convention and history references combined with slapstick humor via painting and sculpture. Like Naked Gun meets Painters Painting. Plus he is from Milwaukee, the wierdest place ever! Awesome!

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William Emmert

emmert williams 1Ever wondered what to do with all those baseball cards you collected as young squirt?  William Emert has a good solution.  Instead of selling his collection at the local sports memorabilia store, he decided to turn his old trading cards into art. 

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