Recurring motifs include the outdoors, tree stumps, magic and strange little men and there’s just the right mix of charm and weirdness which keeps his work fresh and interesting
Spoke Art Gallery is proud to announce the debut of Scott Scheidly’s “Portraits : a series of “fabulous” depictions of tyrants, dictators and popes” debuting this weekend at the fine art fair, ArtPadSF in San Francisco, CA.
Talita Hoffmann is a good example of this in her detailed paintings that draw upon a vast bank of subjects such as animals, plants, rural structures, musical instruments and tools among others. Combined with narratives of healing, misfortune, death and conflict, you think her works would be overwhelming and busy, but somehow all these elements fall together seamlessly.
Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book — and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs
One of our favorite illustrators, Drew Friedman, is reviewed in this exceptionally fine magazine about comics called Ink, which is produced by students at New York’s School of Visual Arts
My kids and I have become deeply engrossed with the book Garbage Pail Kids, a fond look at the Topps bubblegum trading cards that were art directed by Art Spiegelman 25 years ago. This book, published by Abrams ComicArts, has all 206 images from the Garbage Pail Kids stickers produced in 1985 and 1986.
I came across the mini-spectacularity of Ben Wilson’s jewell-like paintings on chewing gum mere days ago, though I’m a little slow on the uptake (he’s been doing them for nine years).