“When I see the ‘shimmer’ of light, images of various natural light come to my mind. For example, ripples on surface of the water, sunlight through the leaves of trees , rays from a break in the clouds, reflections on window glass.” – Hitomi Sato
Tokyo based artist Hitomi Sato created an installation called “Sense of Field” where she aims to replicate the shimmering of light for a visual experience but in combination with a sense of touch.
View more of Hitomi’s work here.
Oakland muralist, Cannon Dill, never followed rules. The 23 year old artist took off when he began ditching class and participating in the Occupy movement. Dill could be found with a pen and paper in Oakland’s LeQuiVive Gallery.
Dill remembers a teacher failing him for drawing a dog’s head on his rendering of a nude figure model.
Last week while being on site of our Timberland collaboration in San Francisco, we were able to check out SF’s own native Barry McGee’s China Boo exhibit.
McGee rose out of the graffiti movement in the 90s with heavy urban influence. McGee’s iconic pantings consist of abstract backdrops with drips, patterns and colors.
“The more I learned about the art world, the more my interest in what was going on outside of it increased, I didn’t have any desire to bring graffiti inside the school’s walls or anything.”
Check out the China Boo exhibit at Ratio 3 in San Francisco until December 9, 2015!
“While I am truly flattered to learn that Drake fucks with me, I nevertheless wish to make clear that neither I nor any of my woes was involved in any way in the making of the ‘Hotline Bling’ video.”
– James Turrell
American artist, Turrell is widely known for this experimentation with light and space. He first began experimenting with light in his Santa Monica studio by covering windows and allowing a certain amount of light from the outside to come through the openings.
He then began a series of sky spaces which consist of a large enclosed room with a roof opening to view the sky though the opening.
Turrell has a permanent exhibit in Las Vegas at The Shops at Crystals. If you haven’t seen Turrell’s work in person yet, keep your eyes open on when his exhibit will hit a city near you!
LA based artist, David DiMichele, plays a game with his viewers through the manipulation of light, angles and composition to heighten an experience.
DiMichele’s work is not often displayed in museum galleries but rather on his studio table. At first glance, you would think these are large installations but instead they are miniature sized and photographed.
DiMichele was influenced by Robert Smithson for breaking down the barrier between sculpture, installation and photography.
Images by David DiMichele
Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer. Growing up with an abusive mother, she has experienced hallucinations and excessive thoughts since she was a child. As a precursor in pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, she has influenced contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol. Many of her paintings and installations focuses on her interest in psychedelic colors.
At the age of 86, Kusama has reverted back to drawings and paintings. Check out some of her work below!
Born in Beijing, China, Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. Living in the United States for over a decade, Weiwei studied at the Parsons School of Designs. He studied with artists such as Bruce Dorfman, Knox Martin and Richard Poussette-Dart. He later then dropped out of school and made a living off drawing street portraits.
Ai Weiwei’s visual art includes sculptural installations, woodworking, video and photography. Check out his “Bicycles” installation below along with some other artwork.
Visual artist Richard Prince has stirred some commotion with his Instagram paintings. Richard took many screenshots from various models, artists, and celebrities from their Instagram and created the installation entitled, “New Portraits.”
Showcased at the Gagosian Gallery in 2014 but talks were stirred once paintings were being sold for $100,000. Because Richard took the original photos and included his own caption and verbiage, they were seen as original work.
What are your thoughts on Richard’s “New Portraits” installment?
Photography by Robert McKeever
While the team is out in Hong Kong checking out the KAWS “CLEAN SLATE” Exhibition at Harbour City, we got to check out the KAWS “Man’s Best Friend” Exhibit in Los Angeles at the Honor Fraser.
Back for the third time (through October 31, 2014), this recent work takes the familiar silhouette of famous cartoon characters. The exhibition features paintings, drawings and sculptures rendered in bright colors on canvas stretched over wood panels.
If you are from the Los Angeles area, you should definitely swing by this FREE exhibit!
TUESDAY — SATURDAY
10AM — 6PM
2622 S. LA CIENEGA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90034
Most of you may have never been on set of a photo shoot before but a lot of work is needed to bring you those amazing final images you all see in lookbooks, social media, and online galleries. For this project, we got to work with photographer, Diane Jong, to bring you something new. Diane Jong is known for her unique moving pictures photography. We can’t wait to share with you all! In the meantime, check out the BTS photos.
Photo: Steve Lucero
Special thanks to @TheArteryLA for providing us the studio