Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Juxtapoz Strikes Again

So I was looking through Juxtapoz Magazine's website and stumbled upon some street art that strikes my fancy.

The first artist is Know Hope. He's a street artist from Tel-Aviv, Israel so already I'm intrigued, since I haven't seen to much Israeli street art, let alone any that made a fundamental difference to me.The next guy is a street artist named Word To Mother. He has recently been awarded with a solo show at Stolen Space Gallery in London.
The final artist I saw that struck my interest was Damian King. I would have to say that the particular painting I have been looking at pretty much speak for itself. Its called "Backstabber".

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Research, Research, Research

So lately I have been getting back into focusing on faces (anyone who knows my work knows that faces are a big deal to me), and I seem to be caught between to thought processes and schools of thought: "Make it your own" and "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". That said, I decided to look at some work of the master of ugliness, Leonardo da Vinci. I thought I would share with you what I have been looking at, maybe to give a little bit about where some of my work comes from. Good old Leo reminds us all an important fact- Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Enjoy.