Born 1976 Tehran, Iran Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Read more The world of Ali Banisadr
Laces Out Studios promises to deliver on thing: ‘art for your sole’, and considering the fact that they specialize in custom painted shoes, their promise is a rather clever one. With Vans as a canvas, the artists at Laces Out are able to create wearable creations that are hand painted; no sharpies or airbrushing. Just paint. Read more Hand-Paints Vans Sneakers
“In a culture in which people are easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars…” Kevin Cyr says. In his oil on panels old, vandalized, rusty vehicles are elevated to subjects of real portraits, main characters of modern American history. Read more Vandalized vans by Kevin Cyr
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Read more The art of Monique Passicot
Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it. “Every ordinary scenery in our daily lives, such as the rising sun, the beauty of a sunset or a glittering road paved with asphalt on a rainy night, becomes something irreplaceable if we think we wouldn’t be able to see them anymore,” he told Yukari gallery. “I am creating works to capture lights in our everyday life and record them in the painting.” Read more Shintaro Ohata – Combining 2D with 3D
Jacek Yerka (born. Jacek Kowalski in 1952) is a Polish surrealist painter from Toruń. Yerka’s work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland.
Yerka began working full-time as an artist in 1980. He had several contracts with galleries in Warsaw and also worked for commissions. He cites Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Cagliostro, Jan van Eyck, and Hugo van der Goes as formative influences on his work. His subject matter ranges from odd beasts to whimsical landscapes incorporating extraordinary architecture, and includes imagery gleaned from his childhood, such as his grandmother’s kitchen. Says Yerka, “For me, the 1950s were a kind of Golden Age … If I were, for instance, to paint a computer, it would definitely have a pre-war aesthetic to it.” Read more Surreal artwork by Jacek Yerka
Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device. Read more The Chromatic Typewriter