I recently stopped by the studio of LA painter and B/D featured artists Stas Orlovski. Stas and I have been trading studio visits for quite a while and it’s always fun to see what he’s up to. Not only is his work brilliant but he has a studio that anyone would be jealous of. It’s more tropical oasis than studio with amazing landscaping surrounding the converted garage studio. More finished paintings and work in progress after the jump.
Dennis Busch records songs under silly monikers such as James Din A4, Pop Dylan, and Krieghelm Hundewasser. In 2006 he set up MadeWithHate as a graphics and fashion outlet to complete his artist cycle. The projects form MadewithHate are fresh from Ottersberg, Germany, so check them out cause it was a long flight email to L.A.
If you like pretty ladies, gypsies, wild beasts, and mystical sunsets, I bet you would love the photography of Alexandra Valenti. You can just tell this girl knows how to live and we are jealous. So keep it up Alexandra! Oh and her site is rad so check it out (click her name).
Jessica Eaton experiments with color, using it either sparingly, oddly (hue-wise) or in splashes. She uses geometric shapes, as well natural, turning simple things like circles and forests into something otherworldly.
After being a commerical photographer for the past 20 years, Christian Chaize came to discover a specific stretch of coast in Portugal that both revolutionized his life and his subject of photography. He has been photographing this same stretch obsessively since he found it on vacation in 2004. His series is haunting and lovely, each piece beautifully treated and composed- focused on time and space.
Mainly focusing on motion graphics, Madrid motionographer Holke79 also uses his ideas in different realms like photography and illustration. His motion works are a mix of sleek 3D animation and pleasantly 1970’s and 80’s colors and shapes.
Japanese photographer Daikichi Amano creates strangely sexual tableux that bring to life the ancient woodblock tradition of “Shunga” erotica. Vaulting bizarre fetishes to the next level, animals twist into obscure props in some kind of alternate world vision, in which powerful sirens are enveloped by sea creatures and warriors posture. Amano’s White Witch parallel universe is as enchanting as it is macabre. The figures all have a certain allure and potency radiating from them that I can’t explain…. I read somewhere that Amano eats all the animals after the shoots so as to not waste them in a weird, extended, Tantric-magician performative move, perhaps….