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Artist You Need To Know: Gabriela Horikawa

Artist Spotlight By October 13, 2016 Tags: , No Comments

Everything changed the moment Gabriela Horikawa took a break from her 9-5 as an interior designer in San Francisco and settled in the seaside town of Moneglia, Italy. With a population just shy of three thousand, the quaint town, and more precisely Gabriela’s grandfather’s 19th-century home, provided inspiration that would push her work to new heights.

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Artist You Need to Know: Elaina Posey

Artist Spotlight By October 6, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

When I first encountered Elaina Posey’s work, my thoughts about it were pretty straight forward: I liked it. The lukewarmness of that statement, however, would not have lead me here, writing about her work and telling you to PAY ATTENTION because, to be perfectly non-academic about it, she’s got it going on. So what changed and how did you and I…

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Life is a Safari: Artist You Need to Know, Shannon Foley Henn

Artist Spotlight By September 29, 2016 Tags: , , 2 Comments

After visiting Africa in last week’s post, I was somehow drawn back to this lively landmass across the pond, completely without trying. Trust me, when I began writing about Kanayo Ede I had known full-well we’d be discussing his Nigerian background, but I had zero idea that the candy-striped artwork of Shannon Foley Henn would take me to another African…

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Art in SF is Not Dead: Artist You Need to Know, Dilcia Giron

Artist Spotlight By September 15, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Regardless of the re-opening of the highly-lauded SF MoMa a few months ago, it has been said more recently than in past years, that here in San Francisco, art is dead. And to that I would say, “is it?” Let’s not discredit or disservice our artists who are, as far as I can tell with my own eyeballs and also meeting them, creating…

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Artist You Need to Know: Ariel Kohn

Artist Spotlight By September 7, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Delightfully quirky, with just enough of a retro vibe to make you nostalgic, Ariel Kohn’s collages show us all that there are still cooler-than-most things coming out of Brooklyn, NY. The young artist looks at the same things we do — magazines, newspapers, ads — the key differentiator being that Ariel, rather than thumb past them, extracts these images from…

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Artist You Need to Know: Ryan Fox

Artist Spotlight By September 1, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Watercolor expert, North Carolina native, and former free-lance travel photographer, Ryan Fox transforms his years spent behind a camera into color-radiating works of art. Better than any post card you’ll ever receive (or send), his work sprinkles a sort of magical dust over landmarks well-known and non from around the world. His multi-step process and manipulation of the tricky liquid…

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Artist You Need to Know: Alexander Eulert

Artist Spotlight By August 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Alexander Eulert’s story speaks for itself. He is intensely passionate about his craft, which only becomes more apparent upon seeing the fruits of his labor — bold, detailed, geometric compositions that put the balance of man and nature into question. End your summer on a high note with this week’s Artist You Need to Know.

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