New York based German artist Erik Parker turned to eye-popping color and dizzying details in his recent paintings. Seemingly in constant motion, his paintings are composed of a myriad of tiny dots, paisleys, teardrops, squiggles, and drips, in a rainbow of bright colors. Parker creates bold, graphic compositions that riff on the traditional genres of portraiture and still-life. His visionary paintings draw their inspiration from diverse elements of American subculture—psychedelia, underground comic books, the Chicago Imagists, hip hop and heavy metal— as well as Picasso, Francis Bacon and Roy Lichtenstein.
Writer and Director Paul Haggis recently sent his letter of resignation to the Church of Scientology. The New Yorker gets into the details about why Haggis, who was at the highest level in the church, is walking away. Both Haggis’ letter and this article expose a lot of shit the church does not want ruining their image. We think Tom Cruz already did that for them a long time ago… read the article and decide for yourself.
Aaron Horkey is universally known as one of the best draftsmen in the game today, and by game we mean fine art world. He doesn’t do a lot of press, solo fine art shows, but he can definitely produce a print. And he has, oddly, a retrospective at his hometown gallery, Remick Gallery in Windom, Minnesota. That is sort of epic. It opens this weekend.
Even though you can’t really see the details in the Undefeated x The Generic Man footwear collection, these look really good from a distance, but we would expect that from a pretty decent, deserving collaboration. The top left sneaker here looks like the first, and still the best, Nike Toki, so we may be on this one. Looks like these will be out in about 2 weeks.