Hiroshi Yoshida

Two paintings from Hiroshi Yoshida. More in the hanga gallery website and if you’re interested in Japanese art, check out Gurafiku.

 

Hirosaki Castle. Hiroshi Yoshida. 1935

 

 

Golden Pavilion. Hiroshi Yoshida. 1933

 

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London

I haven’t been online for awhile. I am in London!!! It’s so exciting because I can get to see my dear friend Iris (she says meow) whom I met during a Buddhist university chinese summer camp which included a lot of sports, language classes, “voluntary” work, and the lousy dorm where we were roommates with cockroaches. And of course, to see London –  a lot of paintings, sculptures, buildings, clock towers, bridges etc etc to die for! Sooo. I’ve been to the British Museum, Madame Tussauds, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts (where they have a very interesting exhibition at the moment – the Real Van Gogh: the Artist and his letters), the Houses of Parliament (and Big Ben), Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, the Chinatown at Leicester Square (like 3 times – Asian food!), London Zoo, the Aquarium, Harrods.. I love London so far and I find the metro/subway – which they call the tube (officially Underground) very amusing.

I will update with more photos I took when I go back home, which will be like after the 9th of February.

Consollection

Consollection features a great gallery of video-console, from Pong to the Wii. A nice overview of original designs and packagings, also available as printed book. I love how the site’s homepage is designed like a typology study.

The LOST Underground Art Project

It’s surprising to know how many people are addicted to the show LOST. There was even a LOST underground art project, presented by Ronie Midfew Arts and Damon Carlton in Gallery 1988. Here are some of the contemporary artworks from the show that I liked. You can view more on the shows’ blog.

Scott Campbell "LOST Showdowns (1)" watercolor on archival paper 5 x 5 inches each, framed $350.00 each SOLD

Scott Campbell "LOST Showdowns (2)" watercolor on archival paper 5 x 5 inches each, framed $350.00 each ONLY 1 STILL AVAILABLE - 3rd row down, middle Showdown - Ethan vs. Claire

64 Colors $500.00 - SOLD

Ralph Cosentino "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" gouache on board 9.75 x 7.75 inches, framed $700.00 - SOLD

Jeremy Asher Lynch "Ellie Is Lost With The Others" acrylic on canvas 18 x 36 inches $1,200.00

Wade Schin "Hurley" one-of-a-kind sculpture approx. 5 inches tall, off base $815.00 - SOLD

Wade Schin "Locke" one-of-a-kind sculpture approx. 5 inches tall off base $815.00

Edwin Ushiro "State Of Something Fading Into Nothing" mixed media on paper 13.37 x 21.25 inches, framed $1,516.00

Danielle Buerli "Freckles" sculpture and mixed media 11 x 9 inches, in box $600.00 - SOLD

Ken Garduno "L" acrylic-ink and wash on paper 12.25 x 14.75 inches, framed $500.00

Ken Garduno "O" acrylic-ink and wash on paper 12.25 x 14.75 inches, framed $500.00

Ken Garduno "S" acrylic-ink and wash on paper 12.25 x 14.75 inches, framed $500.00

Ken Garduno "T" acrylic-ink and wash on paper 12.25 x 14.75 inches, framed $500.00

Julian Callos "No Man Is An Island" ink, acrylic and gouache on watercolor paper 12 x 12 inches, framed $480.00 - SOLD

Dan May "The Polar Bear Conundrum" acrylic on panel 14 x 16 inches $1,200.00

Edwin Ushiro "A Muffled Concept Of What We Considered Ubiquitous" mixed media on paper 29.25 x 21.25 inches, framed $2,342.00 - SOLD

Carlos Ramos "What Kate Did" cel vinyl on wood 18 x 24 inches $1,000.00

Carlos Ramos "The Swan" cel vinyl on wood 24 x 24 inches $1,200.00 - SOLD

Tiffany Bozic

I find Tiffany Bozic‘s work very interesting. More of her artwork on her website, under images.

Tiffany Bozic has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Having grown up on a farm in Arkansas, she was inspired by the natural world at an early age. Blending her external observations with the internal world has led her to refine a distinct style. Her work often incorporates richly pigmented acrylic paint on solid maple wood panels. She is said to be inspired by John James Audubon and Ernst Haeckel, but dives more deeply into the imaginary and darker aspects of the natural world. Bozic views the making of art as a kind of therapeutic process – a way to make sense of the world, of her relationship to life as it unfolds, of its power over us, and perhaps most importantly, of our power over it. Currently based in San Francisco, California, she has shown in galleries throughout the United States and Europe, and spoken at the 2007 Semi Permanent International Arts and Design Conference in Sydney, Australia. Her artwork has been published in magazines such as Flaunt, Fourteen Hills, and Alarm. Tiffany was recently published on the cover of Coast Magazine, featured in Metamorphosis 2, and In the Land of Retinal Delights, The Juxtapoz Factor from the The Laguna Art Museum in Association with Gingko Press 2008. Tiffany participated in the California Academy of Sciences Artist in Residence program from November 2006-2007.”

Alyssa Monks

Alyssa‘s paintings are of a representational narrative genre. She portrays a specific place and time with simultaneous empathy and detachment.

Monks is part of the Continuing Education Faculty at the New York Academy of Art, where she teaches Flesh Painting. She currently is also an instructor at the Montclair State University.

She earned her BA from Boston College and an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art. At the New York Academy of Art, Alyssa studied with Vincent Desiderio, Jenny Saville, Wade Schuman, Brenda Zlamany, John Jacobsmeyer, Harvey Citron, Deane Keller, Edward Schmidt, Steven Assael, and Lisa Bartolozzi. She additionally studied at Montclair State College, the New School, and Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence. She completed an artist in residency at Fullerton College.

Alyssa has been awarded the Grant for Painting from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation three times and has had recent solo shows in New York and Anaheim, California.

Alyssa is currently represented by Sarah Bain Gallery in Anaheim and DFN Gallery in New York. Her work is available at David Klein Gallery in Michigan and Hespe Gallery in San Fransisco.

Look 10x6.75, oil on panel, 2009

Soft 2009, 16x24, oil on panel

Smush 40x54, oil on linen, 2008

Liquid 42x56, oil on linen, 2006