I only recently discovered the work of painter Malcolm Liepke. Born in Minneapolis and now based in New York, Liepke is frequently considered to be one of the leading contributors to the resurgence of figurative painting that’s currently taking place. Inspired by the likes of Degas, Whistler and Vuillard, I think Liepke’s work can easily stand alongside them in terms of draftsmanship.
There’s something particularly alluring about what he paints and I like how unapologetically sexy his work is. For me, it seems as though he’s taken the modern day cover girl and replaced the photoshopping with bold brushstrokes, rich textures and a wonderful color palette. The results are fantastic and his use of classically inspired techniques manages to transforms these models from typical news-stand fodder into something close to timeless.
Malcolm Liepke is repersented by the Albemarle Gallery. You can see more images of his work on their site.
Finland is a country best known for its heavy-metal and hard rock yet things are changing. The current music scene is buzzing with a new generation of musicians, producers and collectives eager to create great sounds. I spoke with a number of them to discuss this new wave of Finnish music.
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I stumbled across these t-shirts during the week and really liked them. Created by the Italian-based brand Sympathy For The Unusual the company’s aim is to create a union between design, graphics and fashion and for their Spring/Summer line they’ve done exactly that. Collaborating with illustrators Alvvino, Sandra Dieckmann and Polkip, they’ve created a lovely line of t-shirts in partnership with the artists.
I also really like the look-book that they’ve released for the collection. Photographed by the talented Gaetano Giordano, his images make me want to shut my laptop right now and just head straight into the wild. It’s a collaboration which seems to have brought out the best in everyone involved – fantastic stuff!
How great are these screen-prints by Andrew Neyer! Simple and refined yet always playful – Andrew’s images are the sort of clear and crisp work I’d love to have hanging in my studio.
Currently living and working in Cincinnati, Andrew is also the Art Director & Head Curator at YES, a collaborative artist-run studio, gallery, and shop in Cincinnati. Make sure to check out both Andrew’s artwork and the stuff over at YES, they’re both excellent!
Canadian photographer Jennilee Marigomen has a wonderful way of capturing intimate spaces with her camera. Mainly taking photographs of everyday and mundane things, her images still manage to find an incredible beauty in these often simple moments. The images above come from a series of commissioned photographs called ‘Spaces’. See more of Jannilee’s work online here.