Thursday, April 8, 2010

Top 10 April 9

Here we go little gems, spread joy to the world.
and if you are in N.Y. between April 29 - May 29, 2010

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/Mr. J

1. Evol

EVOL is a berlin based street artist that transforms banal urban surfaces, into miniature architectural surfaces through pasting. using pasted paper, EVOL transforms electric boxes, small planters and other geometric city forms, into miniature apartment buildings and other structures. each piece of paper is printed with a repetitive pattern of flat gray walls dotted with plain window frames. once applied to a surface, the paper transforms the form into small building that EVOL often adorns with small characters. EVOL performs this process within different cities and has even been commissioned to do installations in galleries, where he was created entire blocks of miniature buildings.

See more work by Evol HERE

2. PIXELS is Patrick Jean

New York invasion by 8-bits creatures! PIXELS is Patrick Jean' latest short film, shot on location in New York.

Written, directed by : Patrick Jean
Director of Photograhy : Matias Boucard

3. Johnny Cash Project

The 'Johnny Cash Project' is basically a global art project centered around the Man in Black. The project website explains it this way:

The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project, and we would love for you to participate. Through this website, we invite you to share your vision of Johnny Cash, as he lives on in your mind’s eye. Working with a single image as a template, and using a custom drawing tool, you’ll create a unique and personal portrait of Johnny. Your work will then be combined with art from participants around the world, and integrated into a collective whole: a music video for "Ain’t No Grave", rising from a sea of one-of-a-kind portraits.

Many people have already contributed their drawing and some are really great!

Check it out HERE

4. Jason Jägel

Jason Jägel was born in 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts (BFA 1995) and Stanford University (MFA 2002). A monograph of his work entitled, Seventy-Three Funshine (2008), was created with an accompanying ten-inch vinyl record with music by Madlib and published by Electric Works, San Francisco. Jägel has been featured in numerous solo and group shows since 1995 including those in New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Milan, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans and more. Jagel's work appears in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The UCLA Hammer Museum and the Portland Museum of Art, among others. Jason lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco.

Check out Jason's portfolio HERE

5. Bruno Fabbris

See more work by Bruno HERE

6. Print Society

What Is Print Society?
1. The Best Place To Find Art That You Can Actually Buy.
2. The Easiest And Most Effective Way For Artists And Galleries To Sell Their Prints.

What are they building: Print Society is a new kind of marketplace that allows artists and galleries to operate under new pricing structures and connect to everyday consumers. We allow professional photographers and illustrators to make just as much money selling prints as they do from editorial and assignment work. We're making the art market radically more transparent. We're helping a new generation of curators, artists, and art buyers redefine how artists work, how art is valued and how it is distributed.

Check it out HERE

7. Kitsune Noir and Furni - Neverend Clocks

Conceived by Kitsune Noir and Furni, Neverend is a series of clocks created in conjunction with a select group of incredibly talented artists and designers. Each piece features artwork that is laser-etched onto a 3/8” thick piece of high quality russian birch plywood to create a bold graphic interpretation of the quintessential wall clock. For the first edition, Kitsune Noir and Furni have teamed with NY designer Dan Funderburgh.

Buy one HERE

8. Sean Mahan

Sean Mahan's paintings first began surfacing on independent/punk/hardcore record covers in the early 90's. Initially he worked with the band 12 Hour Turn who's beautifully insurgent style set Sean's paintings into the context of dissident thought. This relationship opened the door to working with other musicians within the genre like Daitro, The Dauntless Elite, Del Cielo, among others. Along with painting for records, Sean is a prolific fine artist. His current series of paintings of children on wood are of a sweeter conception, yet don't shy away from the complexity of character which reflects in the quiet and fragile expression of his subjects. His portraits are greatly influenced by his father, Gary Mahan, who's paintings, although of a more academic nature, express a similar gentleness.

See more work by Sean HERE

9. Devo Song Study

DEVO Inc., and its musical division DEVO, are in need of your help. In an effort to comply with the growing need for appealing sonic products in the mass market, we have officially launched the "Devo Song Study" to collect data regarding which of our current roster of recorded material is most appealing to you, the general public. Of course when we say "the general public" we're also including members of the music press and media because we want your help as well. As you know, this is an unprecedented move and as this is your album too, we're counting on you! Currently the band has created 16 new songs, which, at the request of corporate leadership, must be narrowed down to 12 for the official album release.

This interactive test will gauge your exact opinion on matters of musical taste and is the latest technological wrinkle in facilitating DEVO's ongoing mission to appeal to everybody. We need you, the harrowed content consumer, to determine these final 12 songs. And we assure you that any measured contribution to this cause is time well spent, and enables a freedom of choice that was foretold long ago.

Join the song study HERE

10. Todd Schorr

Todd Schorr was born on January 9, 1954 in New York City and grew up as a child in Oakland, New Jersey. Showing a compulsion for drawing at an early age, his parents enrolled him in Saturday morning art classes when he was five years old. Deeply affected by fantasy movies such as the 1933 film classic “King Kong” and the early animated cartoons of Walt Disney and Max Fleischer, their influence along with comic books such as “Mad” would have a lasting effect on Schorr’s developing visual vocabulary.

Playing in bands as a drummer in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Todd fell under the spell of the psychedelic dance posters coming out of San Francisco and underground comics best exemplified by “Zap”. While visiting the Uffizi gallery in Italy on a trip to Europe in the summer of 1970, Schorr began to formulate his idea of combining his love of cartoons with the painting techniques of the Old Masters.

He entered the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of The Arts) in 1972 wanting to be a painter but was advised by his first year painting instructors that he’d be better suited in the illustration department. Schorr began getting professional illustration work while still in college, and soon after graduating in 1976, he moved to New York City where he provided work for a wide variety of projects including album covers for AC/DC, movie posters for George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, and covers for Time magazine that now reside in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

By 1985 Schorr had become increasingly frustrated with the creative restrictions imposed by commercial assignments and began to make a concentrated effort to break away from ad agency halls and move on to art gallery walls. Being invited to participate in the 1986 landmark exhibition “American Pop Culture Images Today” which took place at the Laforet Museum in Tokyo, Japan along with other artists flown over for the event including his wife Kathy Staico, Robert and Suzanne Williams, Neon Park, Bob Zoell, Georganne Deen, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Gary Panter, proved to be a galvanizing experience. By 1992 Todd had severed all ties to illustration boosted in large part from the success of his first one person show held at the Tamara Bane gallery in the same year. He had finally come to realize his dream of being able to make a living from painting anything his imagination could conjure.

The Schorr’s had moved to Connecticut from New York in 1986, but by 1998 they had decided to relocate to Los Angeles where their artistic compatriots as well as the majority of their collectors were centered. Today Todd enjoys a loyal following of fans and collectors that spans the globe. The so-called “Lowbrow” art movement that he and his contemporaries helped form almost 25 years ago is now a global phenomenon.

See more work by Schorr HERE