Flash Us: Mina Aoki

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Mina Aoki sent us the above. Mina tattoos out Fun City Tattoo in New York, and you can follow her here.

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Artist Eats: Winnie Truong

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Winnie Truong to share her favorite place to eat. Winnie is a Toronto-based artist, whose exhibition, Rites of Passage, is currently on view at Galleri Benoni in Copenhagen. Continue reading for her answer.

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Artist Eats: DMOTE

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked DMOTE to share his favorite place to eat. DMOTE is a New York-based artist from Sydney, who led the Australian graffiti scene in the early 1990s. Continue reading for his answer.

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Flash Us: Slawomir Nitschke

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Slawomir Nitschke sent us the above. Slawomir tattoos out Czaszka i Sztylet in Poland, and you can follow him here.

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Artist Eats: Peter Funch

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Peter Funch to share his favorite place to eat. Peter is a Danish artist based in New York who “combines perceptive social commentary with a cinematic visual language. His personal work often involves creating new scenarios, especially street scenes, from photographs he has taken on the sidewalk. While initially many of these look like real-time events or captured moments, they are in fact painstakingly constructed from numerous images taken at the same location over several days.” Continue reading for his answer.

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Flash Us: Error

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Error sent us the above. Error tattoos at a private art space in Barcelona, as well as all over Europe, and you can follow him here.

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The Plants Have Eyes

We’re particularly fond of Emilia Olsen’s paintings of plants, which feature soft colors and thick layers of oil. “I’m really inspired by layering,” Emilia told The World’s Best Ever, “thick paint application, patterns, repetition—actions that evoke tedium. I’ll start a painting by using a blank canvas as a palette for another work, and build on top of the palette canvas until I feel ready to begin the actual painting.” The South Africa-born New York-based artist is also inspired by peers like Jonas Wood, Yayoi Kusama, Allison Schulnik, Daniel Heidkamp, Ellen Altfest, Wes Lang and Mat Brinkman.

Emilia started painting plants as an escape from her previous work, and as part of her obsession with gardening and houseplants. “I paint from life, photos, and from my imagination,” she says. “It’s not necessary for my plants to be fully representative of the real thing, but succulents can be so strange that it’s nice to get ideas from them. It’s also important to me that the painting plants keep a sense of reality, in terms of how they grow, how leaves reach towards light, or hang. It gives the more unrealistic parts of my paintings something to grip on to.”

The “unrealistic parts” include the addition of eyes, which keep in line with her previous, more whimsical work. “I like thinking of plants as having their own personalities and I like the idea of them bearing silent witness to our lives,” Emilia says. “The eyes are playful, shifty, judgmental, creepy, and perhaps even anxiety-inducing. They remind me of the kind of silly things I would worry about as a child—that my toys would feel neglected if I didn’t play with them enough, or that they were judging my embarrassing moments.”

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Artist Eats: Kyle Platts

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Kyle Platts to share his favorite place to eat. Kyle is a London-based artist and illustrator, who has created some of our favorite art comics, including Megaskull and Festival Frenzy. Continue reading for his answer.

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Flash Us: Fernando Lions

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Fernando Lions sent us the above. Fernando tattoos out of Flyrite Tattoo in Brooklyn, and you can follow him here.

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Artist Eats: Matt Mignanelli

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Matt Mignanelli to share his favorite place to eat. Matt is a New York-based artist, who paints entirely freehand, and strives for perfection in his execution. He has had solo exhibitions at galleries such as Richard Heller in L.A. and Dubner Moderne in Switzerland. Continue reading for his answer.

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Flash Us: Daniel Albrigo

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Daniel Albrigo sent us the above. Daniel tattoos out of Three Kings Tattoo in Brooklyn, and you can follow him here.

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Artist Eats: Evan Gruzis

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Evan Gruzis to share his favorite place to eat. Evan is a New York-based artist, who makes photorealistic ink paintings and awesome sculptures and has had solo exhibitions at SAKS in Geneva and The Hole in New York, among other galleries. Continue reading for his answer.

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Flash Us: Alina Zubova

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. Last week, Bryce Oprandi sent us a design, and this week Alina Zubova sent us the above. Alina tattoos out of Studio LVPVS in Moscow, and you can follow her here.

 

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Artist Eats: Howie Tsui

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Howie Tsui to share his favorite place to eat. Howie is a Vancouver-based artist who “uses imagery from traditional Asian ghost tales, Buddhist hell scrolls, ancient bestiaries, Hong Kong vampire films and the Sino-Japanese War to satirize the climate of fear in contemporary culture.” Continue reading for his answer.

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Flash Us: Bryce Oprandi

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. Last week, Spider Death sent us a design, and this week Bryce Oprandi sent us the above. Bryce tattoos out of Martlet Tattoo Parlor in L.A., and you can follow him here.

 

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Artist Eats: Anders Oinonen

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Anders Oinonen to share his favorite place to eat. Anders is a Toronto-based artist who had a fantastic exhibition at The Hole last year (also, check out our photos from the opening). Continue reading for his answer.

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Flash Us: Spider Death

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. Last week,  Joe Ellis sent us a design, and this week Spider Death sent us the above. Spider tattoos out of Collective Tattoo in Australia, and you can follow him here.

 

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Artist Eats: Morgan Blair

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Morgan Blair to share her favorite place to eat. Morgan is a New York-based artist whose Seinfelds series we are obsessed with. Continue reading for her answer.

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Flash Us: Joe Ellis

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. Last week,  Talley Matthew sent us a design, and this week Joe Ellis sent us the above. Joe tattoos out of Sacred Electric in Leeds, UK, and you can follow him here.

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