JACK MEARS IS OBSESSED WITH DOGS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Illustrator Jack Mears has a thing for silly dogs, mostly sculpting them into ceramic figures or drawing pictures of them. Despite completing an illustration course, Mears found himself increasingly drawn towards sculpture.

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Mears’ ceramic sculptures have tiny dog heads on human-like bodies with breasts and butts, sometimes in typical dog positions, other times sitting upright and cross-legged, or performing a difficult backwards bridge yoga pose.

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INTRICATE PORTRAITS OF DOGS BY ALEX KONAHIN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin just finished a new illustration-based project centered around the subject of seriously detailed dogs. The Latvia-based artist is known for his highly decorative style which he illustrates in each of his drawn subjects.

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Konahin’s series was inspired from a time when he was going through an intense creative block after a long break from his personal creative work. Alex’s first portrait in the series was of an English Bulldog, and after liking the result, followed that piece up with a German Shepherd and Pit Bull Terrier.

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New works by Jeremy Fish at Mark Moore Gallery: HUNTING TROPHIES Opening April 5th, 2014

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Upper Playground favorite, Jeremy Fish is opening his solo show, Hunting Trophies, in Los Angeles from April 5th-May 3rd, 2014.  He is presenting a new body of work centered on questioning our concept of ‘value’. In an effort to point out our own fixations on acquiring prize possessions, Fish reflects on our own predatory consumption of goods as a society.  The show is planned to be an immersive installation, all in signature Jeremy Fish style, full of layered narrative constructions and mysterious plots crafted with his expert guidance as narrator.

Here are some previews from the show:

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The Scooter Dog

We may have a Monday morning policy of getting one post from Pee-Wee Herman’s twitter feed. In this case, the Scooter Dog, proving once again that if it is dumb enough, and filmed in some suburban, empty paradise, we all a society will gobble that shit up. Like “American Pie” movies.

From The Citrus Report

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