FLUID CHARACTERS BY JOSE MERTZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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Miami based artist Jose Mertz is an illustrator/street artist who focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations and their teachings, science fiction, Eastern philosophy, dreams, myth and the supernatural, expressing his vision about the human condition.

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Mertz takes us to the deepest realms of the mind, reveals the complexity of human emotions, deconstructs and reconstructs his fluid characters and opens the door to new dimensions and endless possibilities of perceiving and interacting with our inner and surrounding reality.

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EXPLORATIONS OF DREAMS BY BRENDAN MONROE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Born in Santa Barbara, California, Brendan Monroe studied at Art Center in Pasadena. A sculptor and painter, his work consists of explorations of his ideas and dreams, translated into images of a familiar but unseen world. It’s this dual quality and the tension between the reality and surreality that gives them their power and allure.

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“I think it’s important to constantly challenge oneself with new ideas and new mediums. My interpretations of the world are mostly rooted in science then executed through painting and sculpting. These are the best ways for me to communicate, but I always enjoy making other things as well.” Brendan Monroe

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DYSTOPIAN FUTURE BY SIMON STALENHAG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag depicts a uncomfortable collision of present and future where people much like us seem to confront a brave new technological reality. In his digital paintings children throw spears at terrifying drones, and people wander aimlessly in their yards while fully engrossed inside virtual reality helmets strapped to their heads, and sometimes there’s even a giant alien caterpillar.

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The artwork is impactful as a result of this juxtaposition between the harsh realities of life and the sci-fi technologies of our dreams.

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When Star Wars Dreams Come True

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This guy’s idea for how to get his dream toy is just proof that the Internet can help you do anything.  He set out to build a fully functional Imperial At-At from the original Star Wars movies.  Being pretty big Starwars fans we would have flown out to Oklahoma to see this thing in person.  But the same Internet that spread the word to raise donations also allowed Lucasfilms to see what was going on and shutdown the project.  It is to bad, this would have been amazing to see romping around somewhere.

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Monica Canilao and Jason Jaworski at Noise Pop Culture Club

NOISE POP/CULTURE CLUB with FIFTY24SF present:

FUTURE SOUNDS

MONICA CANILAO & JASON JAWORSKI
Future Sounds is a collaboration between artists Monica Canilao and Jason Jaworski, consisting of an on-site installation created by Monica Canilao and a performance within the space by Jason Jaworski. Culled from found objects, ephemera and other bits of houses long fallen, Canilao’s shack installation activates the dreams of all who look upon it; the roof bleeds colors of every possible outcome a path will take you once you step out of these four walls. In a performance within the installation, Jason Jaworski, dressed in a costume spilling out of the entrance, will be delivering fortunes and the prose of a person’s future on a typewriter to any who enter and inquire.

Saturday and Sunday, FEB 26-27 at SF Public Works

FIFTY24SF presents Monica Canilao and Jason Jaworski at Noise Pop/Culture Club this weekend

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NOISE POP/CULTURE CLUB with FIFTY24SF present:

FUTURE SOUNDS

MONICA CANILAO & JASON JAWORSKI
Future Sounds is a collaboration between artists Monica Canilao and Jason Jaworski, consisting of an on-site installation created by Monica Canilao and a performance within the space by Jason Jaworski. Culled from found objects, ephemera and other bits of houses long fallen, Canilao’s shack installation activates the dreams of all who look upon it; the roof bleeds colors of every possible outcome a path will take you once you step out of these four walls. In a performance within the installation, Jason Jaworski, dressed in a costume spilling out of the entrance, will be delivering fortunes and the prose of a person’s future on a typewriter to any who enter and inquire.

Saturday and Sunday, FEB 26-27 at SF Public Works

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