Jónas Valtýsson

27 May 2008

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Great dark and rugged portfolio from Jónas Valtýsson – Iceland. Most of his projects seem to be from school, which is pretty amazing.

Lowerground

27 May 2008

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Quite nice work from Timo Boese out of Hamburg.

depthCORE

23 May 2008

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New exhibition out by depthCORE entitled Requiem. This piece is by featured artist Kervin Brisseaux.

Fiona Banner

23 May 2008

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British artist Fiona Banner explores the limits and possibilities of language in text-based drawings, sculptures and installations. Best known for her laborious, handwritten descriptions of war films and epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Banner has also used the art-historical genre of the nude to explore issues of violence, vulnerability and voyeurism; and has used sculptures of punctuation to investigate breakdowns and gaps in communication. – Excerpt from Artinfo interview, 2006.

Cody Hoyt

23 May 2008

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I don’t know much about him, accept he uses silkscreen, lithography, etching, gouache, mixed media, pencil, marker, and ink, and his work is sweet. Site here.

Sam Prekop

22 May 2008

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Bit of post-rock jazz to start your Thursday. This is Sam Prekop’s first solo record, Self-titled. He’s the front-man from The Sea and Cake, another fantastic Chicago band. And he’s a pretty great painter too, this album cover being one of his.

Showrooms

Grotesque

22 May 2008

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We also received word from French studio peter&wendy that they’ve just released their first limited edition poster called “Grotesque”. Flickr set here.

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Steve Harrington sent over an email today letting us know that SixPack France are hosting a traveling exhibition of his new work entitled “Our Mountain.” It kicks off June 5th in Paris, and will tour through Berlin, Barcelona, and Milan. In case you can’t make it, check out Steve’s first solo book commemorating the show. Day-by-day photo blog of the tour may also be found here.

H23

19 May 2008

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H23 is the studio of Cristian Ordóñez from Santiago, Chile.

New author

18 May 2008

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Big welcome to Driv Loo (aka robonut) from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He comes highly recommended from TSA author Andrio Abero. Nice to have you Driv!