Victorian plant life

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Chceck out Melbourne, Australia artist Melissa Haslam, She has a upcoming show in 2010 in LA. She describes her work botanical victorian.

Karim Hamid

English-born Karim Hamid creates beautiful paintings and collage that could suggest that if Robert Rauschenberg, Lucien Freud, and Francis Bacon all banged they would be the result.  Right?

Will Barras’ new show “Darling, We’re Leaving” in SF

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Will Barras “Darling, We’re Leaving!” A solo exhibition opens November 5 at
Fifty24SF in San Fransisco.

For more info on Will check out, DC.

Gallery info:

FIFTY24SF Gallery
248 Fillmore Street,
San Francisco, CA 94117

Take a look at the work of Raymond Teitsma


I just stumbled across Raymond, pretty interesting work. See for yourself

Nate Frizzell takes comfort in nature

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Almost a year ago, we told you about Nate Frizzell‘s first solo show. This past Saturday his most recent solo show, Lost in the Thicket, opened at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, California.  The show, replete with paintings full of masked characters intermingling with animals, was well received, as evidenced by nearly every piece being sold.

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The beautiful world of Ian Francis

Ian Francis is a talented UK-based painter who surfaced a couple years ago and unfortunately got umbrella’d into the whole ‘urban art’ genre.  We recently checked out his blog, and fell in love with his whole process, from photography and sketches to finished work.  Above is one such set of photographs, of the creation of Stepper V.

The work of Jodie Anne Candy


We are totally impressed by the soft, portrait work of Australian artist Jodie Anne Candy.

Get to know Winnie

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Winnie Won Tsuen Yiu is a Vancouver artist who creates illustrative work that is both beautiful and grotesque. See more of all of that here, and if you like it you can buy this 10″ x 10″ gouache on wood (above) here.

Morning Dose of Awesome


Blu and David Ellis clean up and collaborate on this amazing piece at Italy’s Fame Festival.

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haunted Graffiti @ recoat

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Everyone in Glasgow, make sure to head out to Recoat to catch Lyken Love & Elpho this Friday (18th) 7 to 10pm. for Haunted Graffiti. New Work by Elph One & Lyken Love.  Lyken & Elph are taking over Recoat and covering the walls and windows with discarded architectural drawings and blueprints, that will act as a canvas for a mural and a backdrop to a series of paintings, drawings, prints. It sounds like its a perfect reason to make a trip to Glasgow.

You can read an interview with Lyken Love on Canned Goods here

Jeff staple makes Kia look good

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The folks at Kia sent us a blurb about their Soul Collective tour, it features  Jeff Staple’s car, RAIN CAMO. The tour on the other hand is nationwide event where they are spending 4 days in select cities, with live music from bands like MGMT, The Walkmen, Santigold, The Clipse, Against Me!, Major Lazer, Silversun Pickups etc,etc. If you’re in one of the select cities you should check it out. For more info on the event go here, and if you’re in Chicago this weekend check it out.

Tour dates after the jump.

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Scion installation 5 in LA

This weekend in Los Angeles, be sure to catch Scion installation 5: Self Portraits.  Over the past year, the company has been sponsoring some really great events, and this is the culmination of their efforts with an Auction on Artnet.

Here’s the brief:
SCION LAUNCHES “INSTALLATION 5 TOUR: SELF PORTRAITS” ONLINE AUCTION ON ARTNET.COM TO BENEFIT CREATIVE CAPITAL SEPT. 12 THROUGH SEPT. 30.  The Collection Features Self Portraits From International Contemporary Artists, Including Blek le Rat, Mark Mothersbaugh, David Choe, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Angela Boatwright, Among Many Others Fifth Annual Art Tour Makes Final Stop At Scion Installation L.A. Gallery on Sept. 12

Heres the important info:

Sept. 12 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232.  The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. The exhibit will run until Sept. 30, 2009.

A Video after the jump

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