Blurry Scenes: The paintings of Laura Lancaster

Laura Lancaster painting

Artist Laura Lancaster paints how she sees the world—but it isn’t necessarily realistic. Her point of view is full of movement and is emotionally volatile, colors and attitudes pooling in and out of each other in a way that suggests modern impressionism. She globs paint to turn scenery into abstract blurs present in the everyday—but they are anything but ordinary.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

January 30, 2014 / By

Technology & Law & Order

Jeff Thompson Law And Order Technology 1

Don’t know why but I’ve recently taken to starting from the beginning and watching Sex & The City thanks to HBO GO. Aside from embarrassing hair and questionable habits, a big thing that has drawn me into the show is its use of technology. The girls are constantly calling their voicemails to see if anyone called them and Carrie’s laptop is an increasingly less bulky black proto-Macbook. It’s a funny moving time capsule.

Artist Jeffery Thompson has noticed this too—but in Law & Order. That show is one that has been on longer and has spanned into all sorts of spinoffs, covering everything from juries to special victims. What L&W has that S&TC doesn’t is a more urgent need to use technology, that they need these machines to help solve crimes and therefore must include them in more episodes. Thus, Thompson figured that he would study the over ten year tenure of the show as a better time capsule—and he’s logged every computer screen on the show.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

January 29, 2014 / By

The lively interior paintings of Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood

Last week I wrote about the beautifully simple paintings of Guy Yanai and they reminded Frank Chimero of the work of Jonas Wood. I wasn’t familiar with Wood’s work so I checked it out and was happily surprised at see how great it was. Wood is a Boston-born painter currently living and working in LA and I love the vibrancy, bold patterns and expressive colors in his work.

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Philip Kennedy

January 28, 2014 / By

Yago Hortal creates vibrant paintings that come off the canvas

Yago Hortal creates vibrant paintings that come off the canvas

Yago Hortal creates vibrant paintings that come off the canvas

Barcelona born, Berlin based Yago Hortal creates stunning paintings that literally jump off the canvas. Using thick layers of acrylic he stacks and smears vibrant swaths of paint, the layers of paint increasing and gaining depth, making these abstract pieces. I was lucky enough to see one of these in person and they’re exquisite. You can see more of his vibrant work down below.

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Bobby Solomon

January 27, 2014 / By

Melancholy Youth – The incredible paintings of xhxix

Melancholy Youth – The incredible paintings of ?(hi)

Melancholy Youth – The incredible paintings of ?(hi)

I’m still enamored by mysterious Japanese painter xhxix who chooses not to reveal anything about themselves. The colorful portraits this individual creates is some of my favorite work out there currently, filled with raw emotion and fragmented nuances. There’s something so engaging about these pieces. Each boys lips and eyes are rosy and swollen and their skin is made up of numerous shades of color, almost giving them an iridescence.

You can see lots more of these paintings down below.

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Bobby Solomon

January 23, 2014 / By

Matthew Williamson’s Emoji GIFs

Matthew Williamson Emojo Gif Art 1

Emojis are bomb dot com. Who doesn’t like emojis? Show me that person and I will show them a light slap to the side of the head because emojis are the best. How else would I drunkenly text that I am enjoying drinking red wine without a yellow sunglass wearing face and a cartoonish glass of wine? Emojis, dudes and dudettes.

Artist Matthew Williamson must agree because he shares some crazy emoji artwork online. These aren’t just creations made in honor of emojis: these are off-the-wall, batshit crazy .gifs that collide emojis at each other in the funniest of ways. They are incredibly recognizable and are effortlessly cool: there is nothing to dislike about Williamson’s emoji .gifs.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

January 22, 2014 / By

Beautifully Simple Paintings of Potted-Plants by Guy Yanai

Guy Yanai - Plants

Guy Yanai - Plants

Bold colors and simple shapes make up these large and impressive paintings by the Israel-born and US-raised artist Guy Yanai. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Yanai’s paintings are often still lifes with a strong graphical sensibility. For me, it’s his paintings of plants that I love the most. His brash use of color and his flat and direct approach to the subject matter works perfectly and his paintings are as playful as they are striking.

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Philip Kennedy

January 20, 2014 / By

Museum Of Internet

Museum Of Internet 1

If you give a person the Internet, he or she or whatever it is will want to share a selfie. The 2013 Word Of The Year is the main subject of Internet art lampooners Museum Of Internet‘s work. The online creatives are at the intersection of conceptual art, Post-Modern humor, and Internet follies: they take memes and misuses of technology and contextualize them in a way that reveals how sad and hilarious humans are.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

January 9, 2014 / By

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