Category Archives: Painting

Alex Lemke

I never hesitate to promote artwork that makes me smile. Since I met Alex Lemke at Art Center College, I have appreciated his art and style¬†tremendously and I am always eager to see what subject matter he will bring up next. I remember a series of paintings he made of miniature pants all strung up next to one another, with little wet spots on the crotch. I was jealous he had made a ‘pee in the pants’ painting before I had. ūüôā

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Tiffany Bozic

Just recently I was going through all the art cards I’ve collected over the years from art shows, gallery exhibits, and museums in Los Angeles. I saw the card of¬† Tiffany Bozic and remembered how amazing her work was in person, and in print as well.¬† Having a huge love of animal representations in art, I automatically loved the surreal, and photoreal quality her paintings have. Take a peek!

 

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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.

Posted by Jonathan

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.

Posted by Jonathan

Hieronymus Bosch

It’s always fascinating to see how the¬†Adam and Eve story¬†is interpreted. These two images make up 2 thirds of the Garden Of Earthly Delights tryptich from 1510. Take a looksee at how mister Bosch saw the perfect garden of Eden and the hell afterwards.

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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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David Hockney

It’s nice to look back at these David Hockney images. Especially on a chilly winter morning in New York. These paintings capture the warmth and vastness of Southern California so articulately. I became interested in Hockney first for his photo collages but have grown to love his paintings and drawings. They have a strong sense of purpose while also being tender and expressive.

Posted by Orlando