Category Archives: Jonathan

Positive Art

I love finding new positive messages. The image below was found at We Live Now. The site has more fun messages with interesting clean typography.

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Mario Hugo

I love these images by Mario Hugo. The use of earth tones in such a dripping bubbly way it awesome.

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Sam Falls

Sam Falls work is absolutely amazing. I love it when he uses patterns and repetition like in the above work. I recommend browsing through his other work. It’s quite beautiful.

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Alex Blas at Blends during the Downtown LA Art Walk.

Last night was the Downtown LA Art Walk again. This event is held every second thursday of the month and is one of my favorite/ least favorite activities to do in Los Angeles. I say least favorite only because it can get SUPER crowded towards the end and it is hard to fully enjoy the art when you are bumping into a billion people in a crowded tiny room. Not the most fun way to take in all the art. Now having said that, I think it is an amazing event and am happy it has become so popular among the Los Angeles community. So actually, I love that the crowds are there, but my advice is to beat them.

I went this Thursday evening with my buddy Wadley to go and see our friend Alex Blas, who was showing at Blends. Blends is a shoe store with an amazing collection of bright, vibrant limited edition sneakers. Alex’s work fit right in because the models in his paintings wear bright, vibrant, amazing sneakers… just like Alex himself. I bumped into a few friends at this showing and they were all blown away with the detail in his work. They really are remarkable. Sometimes I am not a fan of photorealistic paintings because they can lack substance in subject matter and the artist thinks that the most important part is to just make it look real, but this is not the case with Alex’s work. The subject matter has a purpose and is well thought out.  His Day Off series (see below) is very genuine, uncensored and has an honesty to them that the viewer can appreciate and relate to. I have always loved seeing the work of his in person and this was hands down the most exciting work I saw during this past art walk. If you would like to see his work in person, Alex will also be showing at the Manifest Equality show March 3rd through the 7th.

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Yosigo

Yosigo

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Gerson Reichert

As an artist who likes to layer a lot and hates starting with a blank canvas, I love these paintings by Gerson Reichert. It looks like such a fun process and reminds me of a series I did in college with a similar concept. I took left behind paintings from beginner art students and used the elements of their pieces whether it be color or form  and created a completely new image. Gerson takes found objects and magazines and plays off of what is already down.

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White House

I found Dutch photographer Jeltje’s blog through emma’s design blog. I am in love with all the bright white that glows throughout this small space. I think people nowadays can get very color happy with their homes and the walls become the main focus. Like in a gallery space, having white walls draws your eye to all the other great qualities within the room, the art, furniture, and architecture. Maybe do not follow this idea if you do not have great things to fill your space.

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