Currently on show at Richard Heller Gallery is Paco Pomet’s “Horns and Tales” exhibition.
Working with oils, Paco Pomet depicts rich moments in time, captured as if photographed, and taken in another century due to his use of monochromatic tones. Look a little closer and you will find fairy tale characters, anthropomorphic cartoon creatures, and others things that don’t belong in his paintings, but manage to coexist beautifully.
The Red Hood
Artist John Malloy creates illustrations with such meticulous detail, it’s no surprise they take on a painterly effect. His use of line and form mixed with brilliant colors give his illustrations a huge amount of depth which can be applied in an array of graphic applications. It’s no wonder he was chosen to collaborate on the creation of Peace Tea’s (a part of Hansen Beverage Company / Monster Energy) logo and branding. John Malloy’s artwork has also been in many publications such as Paste Magazine, Faethetic Magazine, Dazed and Confused and Business Week. We had the chance to interview John and get the scoop on his process and what the future holds (two shows at ThinkSpace Gallery!).
Did growing up in rural Pennsylvania affect your creative style? What were the major influences?
It definitely did. There really wasn’t a whole lot to do for anyone under legal age [or over] so drawing and painting offered an escape for me. On the other hand having easy access to open forests and nature inspired me in other ways to spend long meditative amounts of time on my work. When I started painting back in college I was really influenced by early fantasy artists like Frank Frazetta & Boris Vallejo, but also digital artists at the time like Dave McKean. My work now isn’t like any of that stuff but it’s really what got me initially interested in painting.
When you first started to draw at a young age what did you create?
Cartoons mostly, characters from books and tv shows, and then in high school I would draw landscapes and pencil-rendered portraits of my favorite musicians.
New poster print from freelance graphic and jewelry designer Maria Stojek called “Tiger Lines”.
Born in Poland and now based in Belgium, Maria strives for clean and simple, uncluttered designs in her work. Visit So On Concept to see more projects.
Hypnotizingly trippy animation by Mirai Mizue titled “Chaotic Order”. Mizue has a strong obsession with cells which forces him to draw every frame with amazing density.
In Japan, Mirai Mizue is a representative figure of the new generation of abstract animation. Recently he has been trying to step into new territory: minimalistic abstract animation using linear figures.
From Autum comes this sleek new design called The Dualist, which is the result of their quest for the perfect front pocket card case.
Lewis Blackwell’s Photo Wisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art
By Lorette C. Luzajic
What strikes me first is the colour, a brilliant turquoise offset by a wide arc of pale and feathery purple and white ripples. It takes a few seconds to make sense of what is happening, of the giant elephant splayed out across the middle of the photograph. My mind is not used to seeing the underside of elephants, after all. But then it clicks. It is the unusual combination of awkwardness and buoyancy that gives it away- I am underwater, looking up, and the elephant is swimming above me.
Indian Elephant Swimming Underwater – Steve Bloom
It’s an arresting image because of its striking simplicity. The viewer is transported into a rare moment. And we stand there in a goofy and surreal instance, marveling at how, only here, an elephant could be described as elegant.
In the Red Hall of Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, visitors will have the possibility to admire 80 works from the rich Unicredit Art collection, (a project by the Scientific Commission UniCredit for Art), that highlight the relationship between people and city, starting from the XX century. The exhibit reflects a real international artistic survey which uses the city as stage for the contemporary life and works from all around the world, to include Russia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the United States.
The exhibition which is divided in 5 sections (From Above, Views, Street Life, Home Sweet Home and The Imaginary City), includes paintings, photographs and installations from the likes of De Chirico and Morandi, Cartier-Bresson and Christo, Basilico and Jodice, who are some of the most important artists from the 20th century.
The exhibit runs from October 21 to December 4th 2011.