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Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present The Humble and Sublime, an exhibition of new paintings by Miles “El Mac” MacGregor, a Phoenix-based mixed-media artist best known for graffiti-influenced mural projects worldwide. This is Mac’s debut solo show at Joshua Liner.

Working in acrylic on panel, spray paint on canvas, and mixed media on paper, Mac’s gallery-size works echo many of the themes, styles, and techniques seen in his large-scale mural projects. Foremost is the dynamic relationship of figure to ground. Inspired by cultures around the globe—from Mexico to Thailand—Mac generates an endless vocabulary of graphic patterns that serve as an active, signifying backdrop to lovingly detailed and humane portraits.

Children, women, and respected elderly figures (often depicted in monochrome) are all featured amid colorful fields of repeating marks—doodles, graffiti, even proto- language characters—which are transformed into vibrant overall pattern. Against this sea of marks, the carefully rendered and shaded figures take on added poignancy as all-too-human subjects caught in their “cultural context.” In the works omprising The Humble and Sublime, this mark-making mania infiltrates the figure itself, creeping across expanses of skin to infuse these subjects with an electric hum. They exist in multiple states—as portrait subjects with individual identities and as picture surfaces recording the pervasive creep of culture’s stamp.

An Arizona native, Mac draws inspiration from the surrounding Mexican and Chicano culture of the American Southwest, as well as religious art, pinup art, graffiti, and a wide range of canonical artists, including Caravaggio, Mucha, and Vermeer. In the late ’90s Mac began to paint large, technicolor aerosol versions of classic paintings by European masters. This led to a commission in 2003 by the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium, to paint interpretations of classic Flemish Primitive paintings from the museum’s collection—a peerless example of “the humble and sublime.”

El Mac - Untitled

El Mac - Vietnam Smoker

El Mac - Miami 2008 (w/ Retna)

Posted by joshualinergallery Categorized: KDU |

Sara Blake // Hello ZSO

Sara Blake // Hello ZSO

Sara Blake // Hello ZSO

Debut solo gallery show at Friends of Leon Gallery, Sydney, Australia

For more images of the show check out www.hellozso.com

For travel images from the trip, check out my blog

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Sara Blake

Hello ZSO

New York City

February 2009 / № 5590

BLISS

// Speero

Posted by Speero Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 5585

This is an update to the 7th Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa. I wanted to add more details to it, therefor I´m posting this up. The contest for  Africano festival de cine tarifa challenged artists from around the world to design a poster that would celeberate the 50th anniversary of independence in most African states. I created a series of 6 different posters showcasing African leaders that played a big part in African independence.

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http://www.vimeo.com/12198656

Posted by berjo Categorized: KDU Tags: Berjo FCAT 2010 Poster Contest |

February 2009 / № 5558

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- Hello KDU Members -

Ava Luna is going on tour.

If you live in one of these cities, please come by and say hello.

10/8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater
10/9 – Athens, OH – The Smiling Skull Saloon
10/10 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
10/11 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt
10/12 – Madison, WI – The Project Lodge
10/13 – Bloomington, IN – Rachel’s Cafe
10/15 – Chattanooga, TN – Discoteca
10/16 – Athens, GA – Farm255
10/17 – Baltimore, MD – Annex

You can listen to our music here

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For more information, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by feliciadouglass Categorized: KDU Tags: Ava Luna music |

February 2009 / № 5538

sketch octopus

Nanquim, pencil, pen, eraser, paper, imagination, everything…. see more here in my behance

Posted by Elvis Benício Categorized: KDU illustration Tags: Sketch |

February 2009 / № 5534

Hey, Look at that.
I posting in KDU. That seemed so far from happening. I’m still getting used to the idea. Do not know if I post in English or Portuguese. My English is as good as a google translate. Just kidding. I want to use this blog to show my best work, chosen one by one, click by click.


Let’s go!

Posted by Elvis Benício Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 5496

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Ya puedes acercarte por tu punto habitual a por un nuevo número de la Staf, el de Octubre. En las páginas del issue cuarenta y cinco disfrutarás de artículos y entrevistas sobre: el colectivo de artistas de L.A. The 7Th Letter, Ssur, Ryan Mcginness, la Idiosyncrasia de Patrick Trefz, Zso, Tomasito, Scott Burnham, Festival Season (un fotoartículo de Nick Helderman), David Gensler, Skate In Kabul, Poweshovel, Dias de Viento y Fuego, Street Art Cookbook, Hi-Dutch, Seleka, Marc Rudolph, Alexandre Farto, Esteso… entre otros. Para este nuevo número, con el que damos la bienvenida al Otoño, hemos tenido la suerte de contar con la genial ilustradora Sara Blake * Zso que nos ha diseñado esta portada tan guapa. Además, podrás encontrar crónicas de eventos como Canela Party 2010, Bright Summer 2010, Jazzaldia 2010, Joey Cape & Tony Sly, Terral 2010, The Rise Of Rad… La seccion de boutiques y las reseñas de discos por parte de nuestros colaboradores: The Books, Red Sparowes, SSD, The National, Toundra, Mia, Nothink, Airbag, Hightone, The White Stripes, Philippe Petit, Bozzwell, Binary Audio Misfits, All Leather, Meido, Imaad Wasif… Y un montón más… ¡Que ustedes lo disfruten con salud!

www.stafmagazine.com

February 2009 / № 5487


for poster

Posted by solntsevgleb Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 5482

Monthly Splash Screen for my personal portfolio

October 2010

ps: It’s my new identity, please tell me what it looks like, your opinion! (via email or twitter)

http://heymeca.com

Posted by heymeca Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 5479

Recently completed full print campaign for the Australian national Soccer Team (”The Socceroos”). Whilst they didn’t fare so well in international play, the campaign was good fun to work on!

Socceroos I
Socceroos II
Socceroos III

View this and more recently completed projects on my folio; justinmaller.com

Posted by justinmaller Categorized: KDU Tags: illustration justin maller socceroos |

February 2009 / № 5445

berjo

Hello KDU collective, this is my brand new profile on typographic posters.

Posted by berjo Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 5430

NookaNook_frontWith Japanese pop culture booming in western countries, tokidoki creator Simone Legno and Nooka’s Matthew Waldman share their love of modern Japan and discuss how it has influenced the design of their clothing, accessories, watches and toys. Moderated by distinguished marketing strategist Josh Spear, The J-Pop Influence: A Western Obsession takes place Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm, and is followed by a reception.

Founded in 1907, Japan Society has evolved into a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences. At the Society, more than 100 events each year feature sophisticated, topically relevant presentations of Japanese art and culture and open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. An American nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, the Society cultivates a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.

Nooka is a New York fashion design company founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman. The ethos of Nooka is universal language, which guides the creation of products with enhanced functionality and a futuristic philosophy. Most prominently known for its line of timepieces, Nooka has expanded their range, creating a Mindstyle™ brand with the addition of innovative accessories and a fragrance.

TICKETS
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Posted by nooka Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 5417

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please join us september 30th at 6:00 pm for the opening of hiroki otsuka’s show- mangdala.

the art space at fridman law group

curated by matthew waldman / nooka

the show is up until november 5th.please call ben at the fridman law group for more information: T 212 620 0935 or

ben@fridmanlawgroup.com

brooklyn based japanese artist/illustrator hiroki otsuka honed his craft drafting and inking comic book cells for a variety of projects, and illustrated for a number of major japanese publications through 2004. in 2005, otsuka’s focus shifted from graphic to fine arts, working predominantly with traditional sumi ink used in japanese calligraphy. otsuka’s debut solo show at brooklyn’s stay gold gallery in 2005 prompted the new yorker to write that his works “…push the populist youth quotient through the roof.” since then, hiroki otsuka has gained international recognition with works being shown at berlin’s kunstraum richard sorge. from march 12-june 13, 2010, otsuka served as japan society’s first-ever manga artist-in-residence during the exhibition graphic heroes, magic monsters: japanese prints by utagawa kuniyoshi from the arthur r. miller collection.

hiroki’s show will combine two art forms, manga and mandala. manga, a popular japanese art form brings out in bright color our subconscious, secret desires. mandala is a another ancient form with roots in hindu that evoke esoteric and spiritual meditation. the combination of the two can not be in better hands than that of artist hiroki otsuka.

Posted by nooka Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 5341

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Posted by johanbjorkegren Categorized: KDU |

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