Last Rites Gallery in New York City is a unique haunt thats part art gallery, part tattoo dungen/shop, part goth lounge. The work that is most often shown here are pieces of contemporary figurative surrealism, typically exploring themes of human existence and the unknown in unconventinal ways. Last Rites’ annual group show 13th Hour is a … Continue reading 13th Hour at Last Rites NYC

Nicaragua born, Carlos Franco-Ruiz takes seeming ignored intersections and scenery and paints them into vivid landscapes to bring to light the beauty in what others may overlook in their everyday.  His images become a moment of extraction and addition, created through the layering of varnish as the painting progresses. His works explore to challenge conceived notion … Continue reading Paintings of Carlos Franco-Ruiz

Kazuki Takamatsu   Danijela Khra, editor and chief of art publication Beautiful Bizarre magazine, teams up with Leon Krasenstein, owner of the Friends of Leon Gallery in Sydney, Australia, to create a group show of internationally renown portraiture artists entitled “‘Les Petit Fours“.  Inspired by the decadence of  Parisian bakeries, the 26 artists were invited to create … Continue reading Les Petit Fours @ Friends of Leon Gallery

Robin Eley’s hyper realistic paintings are anything but quiet. Figures on large canvases, draped in cellophane, surrounded by bold geometric shapes, he makes a point to grab your attention. Eley explores the idea of our lives in the modern world through his oil paintings. This idea of wanting to be apart of a community while keeping … Continue reading Reconnect with Robin Eley’s Hyperrealistic Paintings

French artist Lokhaan‘s interpretation of John Carpender’s ‘The Fog’   Our friends over at Yay! LA culture mag kick off the Halloween season with their annual “Yay! Horror Movie A Day!” sketch project. For the last two years Horror Movie A Day was a project created by illustrator Michael Ramstead who watched a horror movie everyday in … Continue reading Yay! LA Presents: Yay! Horror Movie A Day!

Portland based painter Stella Im Hultberg has been under the radar for a few years. Aside from a few group shows, she’s been taking time away to grow her family and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. This time away has also cause her to refine her signature aesthetics of very recognizable ladies created with inks, … Continue reading Stella Im Hultberg’s “Stranger”

Artwork by Genevive ZacconiArtwork by Mat Hurtado Artwork by Megan Massacre

You post a lot of in-progress photos of your paintings online. As a viewer, it’s really interesting to watch as a painting comes together. Although not every artist would grant so much access. How do you see it? As I was first learning oil painting, trying to understand it, I was hungry to unlock the … Continue reading An Interview with Painter Chris Mars

Person (living) I was never one who was going to have kids, and that stayed with me up until my 30’s Then one day I wanted them and now I have 3 daughters. My oldest is 3 and my twin daughters are 14 months. I am so inspired by all of them but mainly my … Continue reading P-Jay Fidler’s Favorite Things