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a week ago

Joe Mangrum (born February 10, 1969) is an installation and multiple-medium artist who is particularly known for his large-scale colored sand paintings. He resides in New York City. Using a wide spectrum of components, his work often includes organic materials, such as flowers, food and sand, in addition to deconstructed computer parts, auto-parts and a multitude of found and collected objects. His installations often include mandala-like forms, pyramids, maps, grids and mushroom clouds and the Ouroboros.

a month ago

Sunday? Nah. But we’re gonna rock tonight with a senior share anyhow! Love when dudes are on board with getting their photo taken and it’s not *just* cause Mom made them. So much more fun for all of us! #hekilledit

2 months ago

Christopher Florentino, known professionally as Flore, (born 9 March 1983) is an international American Contemporary Fine artist and interior designer born in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently based in Miami, Florida. Flore embodies "the spirit of Keith Haring", and is closely influenced by artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, George Condo, and Pharrell Williams. His work ranges from contemporary art pieces and live performance art to mid-century modern inspired interior design

2 months ago

New York-based Holton Rower creates paintings with a simple yet incredibly beautiful process resulting in incredible color combinations that can be stunningly psychedelic and completely hypnotic. Working with a deep understanding of the nature of paint as a physical substance, Rower has perfected a technique of cascading doctored paint onto plywood. He directs and collaborates with the force of nature leaving an element of the artistic process to the effects of gravity.

2 months ago

"I consider my work to be artifacts of my own particular culture, which is not the generalized Japanese American culture, but that which formed as a direct result of being a first generation immigrant. Through a long assimilation process, I found myself not fully belonging to either culture, but rather somewhere in between, which I began to call Japamerica". "In my peculiar culture, customs and traditons are born out of misunderstandings or idiosyncrasies, and myths and legends are often formed through the struggles of everyday life. I am fascinated by and curious about my culture's development and the affect it has on my identity. I see my art making as an investigation that captures and documents my ever changing, mutating, polyglot reality. My work is informed by my life, contingent on my ordinary, real world experiences as a middle class Japamerican dad, who is simply trying to make sense of it all" - Joe Suzuki

2 months ago

Kaws' acrylic paintings and sculpture have many repeating images, all meant to be universally understood, surpassing languages and cultures. Some of his characters that date back to the beginning of his career in the 1990s: Companion (created in 1999),[4] Accomplice, Chum and Bendy.[1] One of his early series, Package Paintings, was made in 2000. This series, The Kimpsons, subverted the American cartoon The Simpsons. Kaws explains that he "found it weird how infused a cartoon could become in people's lives; the impact it could have, compared to regular politics.

2 months ago

I’ve been painting my entire life, but usually just on the side. I held my first show two and a half years ago at a small gallery in Yorkville, and after my second show last year on Ossington, bigger opportunities started coming my way—like murals in New York, Chicago, London and L.A. I had to keep turning them down because of my job. In February this year, I had a great opportunity to do a mural in New York and I wasn’t able to take the time off. So I quit the next day. I was 25 and thought, If I don’t do this now, I never will. Since then, I’ve been travelling around the world painting murals. I’m doing my next solo show in Miami in December. It’s been a whirlwind - Ricciardi

2 months ago

Plasma Slugs’ signature, snail-like characters that can be found throughout New York City — on walls, on roll down gates, and even on freight trains. Each slug is one of a kind. Some are psychedelic with patterns. Others are solid-colored and mute. “It’s a colony,” he explains. Sometimes he even names them. But don’t call him a fucking street artist. Despite his NYC upbringing, he conceived the slug in Amsterdam—he’s a self-admitted weed connoisseur. To make a name for himself, he decided that he needed to get away from a name. While working on new hand-drawn labels, he drew a character that became his signature. His slug colonies appear boldly among standard graffiti pieces. They are both fitting and stand-out. “From ’03 to now, the slug has come along way,” he says

2 months ago

Just a bunch of Bologna

2 months ago

CB Hoyo was born in 1995 in Havana, Cuba. At a young age, he immigrated to the Dominican Republic, and now lives in Europe. His artistic process began as a child, when he started interpreting the world through his paintings. Over the past few years, his work has increased in stature. A self-trained artist, CB Hoyo continually produces works that celebrate life itself. Fresh, colorful, and fun are three words that easily describe his creations. Working with any medium on any material, the artist uses a mixture of art historical trends but always incorporates his unique voice. CB Hoyo is making a proper mark on the current art scene. Some of his works are already exhibited in private and public collections in 6 continents.

2 months ago

Grey’s paintings can be described as a blend of sacred, visionary art and postmodern art. He is best known for his paintings of glowing anatomical human bodies, images that “x-ray” the multiple layers of reality. His art is a complex integration of body, mind, and spirit. The Sacred Mirrors, a life-sized series of 21 paintings, took 10 years to complete, and examines in detail the physical and metaphysical anatomy of the individual. "The inner body is meticulously rendered - not just anatomically precise but crystalline in its clarity".[6] Many of his paintings include detailed representations of the skeleton, nervous system, cardiovascular system, and lymphatic system. Grey applies this multidimensional perspective to paint the universal human experience. His figures are shown in positions such as praying, meditating, kissing, copulating, pregnancy, birth and death. His work incorporates many religious symbols, including auras, chakras, and icons with geometric shapes and tessellations in natural, industrial, and multicultural situations. Grey’s paintings are permeated with an intense and subtle light that is rare in art history. “It is the light that is sublime in Grey’s oeuvre - which is the most important innovation in religious light since the Baroque - and that makes the mundane beings in them seem sublime, in every realistic detail of their exquisite being”.[6] His highly detailed paintings are spiritual and scientific in equal measure, revealing his psychedelic, spiritual and super-natural view of the human race

2 months ago

Seek One, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began writing graffiti at the age of 15 under the name Seek One. After being raised in the graffiti and the skateboard scene, with years of experimenting in different mediums, along with a business and fine art degree, Seek One was born. He rediscovered his love for street art in 2015 after facing charges for vandalism forcing him to transition to canvas. His work represents a combination of photography and graffiti expressed in a mixed media style deriving influence from Andy Warhol’s processes. The significance behind each piece presents a unique form of authenticity that speaks to all ages and backgrounds. His day to day work focuses on the power of popular culture while also focusing on the process of producing innovative fine art

2 months ago

Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in New York.was held at the Westbeth Painters Space in 1981. In 1982, he made his Soho gallery debut with an immensely popular and highly acclaimed one-man exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. During this period, he also participated in renowned international survey exhibitions such as Documenta 7 in Kassel; the São Paulo Biennial; and the Whitney Biennial. Haring completed numerous public projects in the first half of the 80’s as well, ranging from an animation for the Spectacolor billboard in Times Square, designing sets and backdrops for theaters and clubs, developing watch designs for Swatch and an advertising campaign for Absolut vodka; and creating murals worldwide.

3 months ago

Josh Mayhem's lifelong habit of collecting children's playthings has fueled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d'art. Embracing both order and chaos as inspiration points, Mayhem's mixed media 'art toys' tend to be created in two contrasting styles: intricate, detailed assemblages comprised of Japanese model kit parts, and more free-flowing, expressionist sculptures. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his “Blown Away” series, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this direction has led to Mayhem being nominated for Designer Toy Awards, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, having a solo exhibition at the world famous Clutter Gallery, representation by the Corner12 agency, and continuing partnerships with the premiere worldwide creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, Kidrobot.

3 months ago

"Similarly, casting and mold making are also mechanical, replicative, processes. Most of the items I cast are bought at super markets, and garden supply centers, etc. and I have deliberately chosen objects that are abundant and easily identifiable. In many ways I’m very much pre-occupied with classical subject matters; figurative statues, still life painting, landscapes, flowers, etc., and what their roles are, if any, in contemporary art. Would Cezanne still paint apples or would he focus on chip packets and candy bars? How can a figurative statue find originality if it continues to serve as idealization of the human form? How can formalism and abstraction be united with the vernacular? In each question I have only been able to find resolve with the anti-thetical or anti-monumental. The Gnome both dwarfish and common is a statue in its own right. The sculptural and formal triumph of the bulbous bags of refuse we pile high in unfathomable compositions throughout or city streets. And the random objects that crowd our coffee tables form a symbol of who we are as people as well as what are status is in society the same way the old masters would render jewelry or game birds to reflect the status of their patrons. It is within this paradox that I seek to both taunt as well as pay homage to all the great artists of both the past and modern times" - Sam Tufnell

3 months ago

Dope Artist

3 months ago

Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged from the "Punk" scene in New York as a gritty, street-smart graffiti artist who successfully crossed over from his "downtown" origins to the international art gallery circuit. In a few fast-paced years, Basquiat swiftly rose to become one of the most celebrated, and possibly most commercially exploited American "naif" painters of the widely celebrated Neo-Expressionism art movement.

3 months ago

One year closer to matching my inner age of grandma 🎉

4 months ago

Jeffrey "Jeff" Koons is an American artist known for working with popular culture subjects and his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces.

4 months ago

Luis Quiles is a Spanish artist who creates controversial illustrations about the ugly side of society. His images are so powerful because they evoke deep visceral responses – be they arousal, terror or disgust.

4 months ago

Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City.

4 months ago

Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. Their satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique

4 months ago

A DUNNY is a type of vinyl designer art toy created by Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton, and produced by Kidrobot since 2004. The toy is based on a rabbit figure with distinctive tubular ears. The origin of the name Dunny came from a combination of street slang and one of the early "Devil Bunny" prototypes

4 months ago

Imagine writing a phrase more than 150,000 times for the sake of art. Known as Renda Writer, an artist from Miami is seeking to paint the words “World Peace” on murals across the country and the world, “to write peace into existence,” according to his website. “I’m typically not a very politically active person because I find that stuff divides people,” Writer said. “But I believe in peace and love and these simple concepts. People are quick to dismiss this idea, but I try to keep my words small so my art can speak louder.” The actor, poet and visual artist has been creating all his life. The idea of writing world peace came from Bronx rapper KRS-One’s song World Peace

4 months ago

@treyaces has been drawing cartoons and doing graffiti since the early 90's. With an urge to make his own super hero, or his own cartoon, He went to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for computer animation. At one point in his life he could not draw a decent cartoon. Then he got canvases and started painting nature and the universe. The way that he perceived it. And for once he actually loved the work he was making. And he was not alone, because that work took him to The Scope Contemporary Art Show In Miami, during @artbasel

4 months ago

Mister E (b. 1987). is the Delray Beach, FL based artist known across the globe for his colossal & colorful interpretation of US currency. ​ Through his diverse body of work, Mister E provokes viewers to think about money in a totally different way than ever before. His colorful painting of the 2009 series $100 bill titled "Benny Jr.", has quickly become recognized internationally. As his work has evolved, he has changed the way in which people view money. ​ His goal is to take away the evil connotation that most associate with money, and instead use it as a symbol for motivation, inspiration & freedom. "Money certainly doesn't equal happiness, but it can equal freedom" says Mister E.

4 months ago

Lessner by day works as an institutional investment consultant and helps manage over a billion dollars in assets, by night he is Captain Casual, the contemporary artist capturing the casual nature of excess and embodying the implicit gestures, movements, and actions of opulent lifestyles. As Lessner puts it, “stock market by day, paint by night.”...written by G.Beall of the @huffpost

4 months ago

Matt Gondek is a Los Angeles Pop Artist who paints Deconstructed Pop Icons. On a whim he picked up a paintbrush, inspired by a big stack of Mickey Mouse sketches he had begun for a freelance project. In one sketch Mickey’s head was exploding. When he finished his first painting, he began another, and then another. At that moment he had developed his signature style of painting, and a few years later is still creating the deconstructed cartoon characters and fractured pop icons of our childhood.

4 months ago

A lightning rod of cultural dichotomies, Takashi Murakami believes the artist to be one who perceives and limns the borders between worlds. Combining refined classical painting techniques with a supercharged mix of Pop, animé, and otaku imagery in his distinctive “Superflat” style, Murakami moves freely within an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. Parallel to the dystopian themes which pervade his work, he recollects and revitalizes traditional narratives of transcendence and enlightenment

4 months ago

@jisbar is an artist born in 1989 working in Paris. For 10 years, his art has ironicly shifted the references of pop culture. His creations reactualize our society soaked by the media and references "geek" that he reinterprets with the keys of his universe. Fashion, music, the freestyle spirit of the skateboard world and the different means of expression that inhabit the streets are all elements that shape his style 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

4 months ago

A Bathing Ape (ア・ベイジング・エイプ) is a Japanese clothing brand founded by Nigo in Ura-Harajuku in 1993. According to Nigo, the name "BAPE" is a reference to "A Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water". Japanese people typically have daily baths in water at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 °F). As such, to bathe in lukewarm water is to complacently overindulge. This is an ironic reference to the lazy opulence of the younger generation of Japanese, the brand's own customers

4 months ago

Alec Andon, known professionally as Alec Monopoly, is a graffiti artist, originally from New York City. Monopoly is best known for his tuxedoed and top-hatted graffiti character of Monopoly Man, an idea originally inspired by the stockbroker Bernie Madoff

4 months ago

Contemporary artist WhIsBe has established a formidable reputation in both the renegade world of street art but also the mainstream art world encompassing the museum, gallery and arena of public installations. Regardless of where he works, the artist remains anonymous. His moniker, shorthand for “What is Beauty”, is at once innocuous and sweet and introduces more substantive themes of cultural examination and subversion that underline much of his body of work

4 months ago

Raheem Saladeen Johnson AKA King Saladeen was born and raised in West Philadelphia, where his passion for the arts began even before the age of 5. His best friend, John JP Thompson, who always knew his talent and worth, bought him his first set of professionalartsupplies. He encouraged him to focus solely on the arts and to make it his life long career. He took his friends advice and the rest was history. In 2011 he began his venture at the Saladeen Art Group. Sadly, a couple of years later, JP, the man who motivated him to push forward and do what he does best, passed away of brain cancer. KING SALADEEN will never forget the friend he was

4 months ago

Bearbrick (rendered Be @rbrick) is a collectible toy designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated. The name is derived from the fact that the figure is a cartoon-style representation of a bear and that it is a variation of MediCom's Kubrick design. The first figure was released May 27, 2001 as a free gift to visitors of the World Character Convention in Tokyo

4 months ago

RETNA (American, b.1979) was introduced to the Los Angeles mural scene at an early age, and has lead one of the largest graffiti art collectives in the city since he was in high school. Through the appropriation of fashion advertisements, RETNA reinvents them with intricate line work, complex layering, and a powerful range of color. Incorporating elements of Fine Art and graffiti into his varied compositions, RETNA combines visual linguistics, urban poetics, and a timeless, unique power, exploring an eclectic range of media, including graffiti, photography, and painting.

4 months ago

Jason Freeny was born in Maryland, United States. His inspirations are from pop, modern and surrealist art. Jasons early success as an artist came with his creations of a series fictional anatomical character schematics and illustrations in 2007 but was most noted when he began creating anatomical toy sculptures shortly after.

5 months ago

Future80sbmx other half of the collection. These are part of @bmxwizard bmx collection. All together we have 12 bmx... atm. This collection consists of a Pantha Scout (red with Yellow skyways) BMX 2000 (pink with black skyways) motogard grandpro pro 300 (blue frame) and a 24" DK #future80sbmx #collection #zoo #bmxmuseum #bmx #bikelife #bmxstreet #bmxlife #skyways #oldbike #oldbmx #stunts #skids #fire #doyoureadthese #random #insta #instagram #motogard #panthabmx #dkbmx #bmx2000 #wheelies