NIHILIST BEAUTY BY HENRIK ULDALEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. Henrik explores the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty.

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The atmosphere in his subject matter is often presented in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism. His focus on atmospheres rather than narratives and realism leaves his painting open for many interpretations.

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LAYERED NARRATIVES BY LARS ELLING

by Ariadna Zierold

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Lars Elling‘s paintings are layered narratives told in a fragmented visual language that incorporate allusions to film and photography, sometimes also invoking nostalgia with references to private photo albums.

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In Elling’s large canvases, human bodies rarely take entirely conventional forms. Rather, their faces and limbs melt into nonfigurative elements–atmosphere, blurred color, scrubbed-out regions of neutral tint–gesturing toward a broader horizon, nodding at persona and narrative while ultimately frustrating any drive toward coherence or story.

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SHIFTING SENTIMENTS BY JULES DE BALINCOURT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn-based artist Jules de Balincourt paints the social, political and economic landscape of the United States, where the Paris-born artist has lived since childhood, is subject to satirical analysis and exuberant reimagining. He is best known for his abstract, atmospheric paintings with saturated colors, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

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Working from the position of an outsider, the artist questions structures of power and influence, laying bare injustices and hypocrisies while maintaining an amused attachment to the myths through which identity – individual and national – is constructed.

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For Next Time You Need a Hair Cut: Freeman’s Barbershop On Valencia

Freeman’s Barbershop via NYC just opened up on Valencia and 18th here in SF. They’re boasting stylish, yet reasonably priced hair cuts ($40), and their space alone is worth paying forty bucks to just sit there and enjoy the atmosphere. Plus, they’re from Half Moon Bay, which is instant bonus points in our book.

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