Martin Ouellete’s painting s are inspired by macro photographs of decaying objects found within the urban landscape; details of worn out magazines, wires, rusted nails or wooden poles layered with staples and torn up paper. These mass-produced items are used to serve a momentary purpose then left to decay in their natural surroundings.
San Francisco based artist Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch is one of my all time favorite artists. He creates beautiful illustrative collages with mixed media.
Color and form generate coherence in Estonian artist Paul Pretzer’s dark paintings.
Seattle based artist Vincent Pacheco also known as “Mudchicken” creates beautiful mixed media collages and paintings. These cigarette paintings are hilarious. I feel the cancer coming on just by looking at them.
I’ve always wanted to head out to Iceland to discover new art, design, and stalk Bjork. Now I can also head over there to check out Ziska’s Pyramid paintings.
Jeff Sonhouse creates the most tripped out jester-saint psychedelic pimps who are all standing on the verge of getting it on. Fly tinted shades, canary top hats, tight pin stripes, righteous afros, bow ties, fox pelt stoles…you get the idea!