Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Brunch Special: RAE NYC

Currently digging these playful pieces from New York based artist, RAE. Photos are taken by Brooklynite Gallery from spots throughout Chicago. My favorite piece is the second one, which combines sculptural elements from recycled material. It is pretty much taking a modern day version of cubism into the streets. Great choice in colors and very poppy. However, the mural is such a great piece: the Chicago Cubs roller skates and the integration of the tree? Quite a witty piece.

Artist: RAE | Source: Vandalog

Friday, August 10, 2012

Unleash the Beast: ROA

Pawn Works, a Chicago based art gallery and sticker club is unstoppable: make it happen yet again. Chicago is definitely in for a treat. The ongoing presence of this dedicated, creative force behind Pawn Works will ensure that the city will be left hungry for more. For quite some time, Pawn Works have graced us with a brilliant selection of artist line up. Who would have known that they have become such game changers, opening up different possibilities for local and international artists alike to participate in the previously impossible and untouched grounds.

Looks like Lollapalooza was not the only one keeping busy preparing for the summer. While ROA participated in the creation of Lollapalooza's anniversary goodies (i.e. 2012 commemorative posters), his thirst for creative work did not end there. The excitement, just got bigger as soon as he surprised us with the wall he worked on discretely. He works at such a fast pace, yet the attention to details are not at all neglected. They are pretty intense and badass.

Keep it coming!

Artist: ROA | Source: Juxtapoz

Geeking Out: J C Leyendecker

Bringing it back old school. Came across a huge selection of J C Leyendecker's work on a Pinterest board that I follow.

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) was a prolific, master illustrator/artist of the American Golden Age. He is eminent for his presence in the media and lifestyle magazines of the period, summoning a 322 Saturday Evening Post covers.

His lovely depictions of sophisticated men and women has graced the lives of many enthusiasts and most importantly, artists from the next era such as Alice Cooper and Alex Ross to name a few.

Artist: J C Leyendecker

Monday, August 6, 2012

Whiteout: To Be or Not To Be

I was quite taken by these images taken by Brooklyn based photographer, Dina Litovsky. The play of lost and wandering civilization against the emptiness of the dessert is quite poetic. The gusts of sand overwhelming the subjects reminds us just how powerful and captivating nature is. The alarming mixture of silence, disorientation, navigation and freedom is undoubtedly lyrical, leading us into a peep show into the world of the nomadic.

At the end, we are all helpless beings and we give in to the beauty of the wilderness. Litovsky's photographic series, Whiteout, is a reminder that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Artist: Dina Litovsky

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Off the Pacific: Sydney Biennale 2012 Blooms

*Lee Zhuoquan, Two Headed Snake*

*Lee Sook Kyung, Translated Vase - The Moon*

*Philip Beesley, Sybil*

*Monika Grzymala, The River*

*Tiffany Singh, Knock on the Sky, Listen to The Sound*

*Li Hongbo, Ocean of Flowers*

*Peter Robinson, Snow Ball Blind Time*

*Lee Mingwei, The Mending Project*

*Pinaree Sanpitak, Anything Can Break*

Amazing everything. Pictured here are few of many amazing artists that participated in the 18th Biennale of Sydney. These installations are quite remarkable.

For more information, visit Sydney Biennale 2012.

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