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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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Artist You Need to Know: Ah-young Jeon

Artist Spotlight By August 11, 2016 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

You know Ah-Young Jeon’s work when you see it. It’s not subtle, and it is bright.  The LA-based artist creates pop-y and honest works that aim to represent her own state within on our modern, culture-obsessed society. Her ability to throw some of our unspoken, inner-thoughts into our face (see: IAMSUPERIOR), and subsequenting quell the sting with candy land coloring and playful patterning has earned…

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Artist You Need to Know: Warren Keating

Artist Spotlight By August 3, 2016 No Comments

People are everywhere. Seriously…there are a lot of us. But, how often to we stop and actually take a look at one another? Warren Keating on the other hand, has made an entire artistic practice from watching people, their swift movements, and their completely unique makeup as passerby. His uncanny ability to capture unknowing people and paint both their movement…

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