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Plywerk Your Work Contest Winners!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their artwork in our Plywerk Your Work contest. Unfortunately though, we can only have one winner…

Artwork by Natalia Sanabria

…congrats to Miss Natalia Sanabria, artist, photographer, and designer based in Costa Rica! We really liked her collage and fashion illustration-esque elements. Runner ups are after the cut. Keep making awesome art! We’ll keep having more contests like this in the future.

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CLICK TO COLLECT- AFFORDABLE ARTIST ORIGINALS PRESENTS: Ryan De La Hoz

Untitled no. 3, 2012
8 x 10 inches, Cut paper, *Includes black wood frame, $100

Untitled (Eyes),2012
8 x 10 inches, Medium: Ink on paper $125

Welcome to this weeks offering of Click To Collect, Beautiful/Decay’s campaign to help art lovers start their collection of original artists works at affordable prices. Our featured artist this week is the talented Bay Area artist Ryan De La Hoz whose cut paper collages mix razor sharp scissor skills with tightly drawn graphics and patterns. This is our first collaboration with Ryan and with original works (some even framed!) starting at only $100 you can’t go wrong!  Find out more about Ryan’s work, his exhibition history, and  about Click To Collect after the jump!

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Drew Beckmeyer

Drew Beckmeyer just updated his site with 99.9% new paintings. Well worth a look.

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Robbie Conal: The Missing Link

I first met Robbie Conal back in 2001 when B/D was just a part time hobby run out of my bedroom. He was one of the first LA artists that I met, and we immediately hit it off. Fast forward a decade, now Robbie is a great friend of mine, and a loyal Cult Of Decay supporter. He is the type of artist that gives his time, energy, and sharp wit to anyone and everyone without thinking about what they can do for him. Over the years we’ve featured Robbie on our cover (you can get a copy here), included him in shows we’ve curated, released videos about his work, and had him write an amazing article about his painting mentor and hero Leon Golub (You can get a copy of that issue here). Needless to say we back him 200%.

Robbie is having a much deserved show opening this week in LA at Country Club. If you’re a fan of what we do at Beautiful/Decay then you must go to this show to support the original King of Postering, and the ultimate Mad Man of Paint. If you’ve only seen his work on the street then this show will be a true eye opener, as all of Robbie’s posters are actually prints of paintings with hundreds of layers of rich paint.  So join me, the rest of the B/D team, and help celebrate one of LA’s great artistic treasures.

Robbie Conal:The Missing Link
November 20th-December 22nd 2010
Opening Reception: November 20th 6-9pm

Country Club
@ The Buck House
805 South Genesse Avenue
LA, CA 90036

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Chris Wiley’s Mundane World

photographer Chris Wiley‘s deceptively simple, minimal and highly composed photographs document the small pieces of our landscape that we overlook each and everyday. If Rhothko took photos they would probably look something like this.

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Interview: Eric Shaw

Eric Shaw doodles obsessively, delving into the space where all things psychedelic thrive. Utilizing gouache and ink, he seems to reference Hinduism, Mayan and Native American creation myths, and hippie subculture in his wildly disorienting patterns. Beautiful/Decay recently interviewed Eric about his customized t-shirt line, artistic inspirations, painting techniques, and more. Full interview and images after the jump!

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Patterns Of Sound Visualized In Sand

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YouTube user brusspup blends science, illusion, and art into double-take inducing videos. Sand is used to create amazing patterns that are called Chladni figures.  Brusspup pours sand on a metal plate that is connected to a speaker and tone generator.  Various frequencies create different patterns of sand on the plate, higher frequencies creating more complex figures.  Different portions of the plate do not vibrate with each frequency.  The sand naturally accumulates in these areas of no frequency, creating a visualization of the sound traveling the metal plate.   [via]

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alexander froese’s Bleak Message

Cynical humor and a dash of bleak outlook can be found in the prints of recent OCAD University graduate alexander froese.

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