Sri Lanka

1a831f2c0405x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

Here are a group of photos that we took on a recent trip to Sri Lanka, where we saw things like evil monkeys, baby elephants, a wedding ceremony, “Let It Be” played by a band from Kandy, an evacuation, a tea country, a golf course with no players, the Buddha’s tooth relic, the largest brick structure in the world, the oldest living planted tree, beautiful sunsets, a full moon, and a rain storm so heavy you couldn’t see two inches in front of you. Through 3 buses, plenty of Carlsberg, extreme heat, and a nighttime view of the Indian Ocean, here is a little insight into one of the most beautiful countries you will ever see… —Raymond Brown/The Citrus Report

4d0be3a0bf05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

8a585d402c05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

3a225f7b1a05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

662857e60805x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

e5a19b29eb05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

833cf99e2405x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

2fbb1f07e105x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

65ac36fe2605x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

14a46fd29305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

6bf9128c1105x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

1b800184d505x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

919c2cf5c305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

99e6ec3c5805x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

1af05dfabc05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

04116c090a05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

2375c6138705x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

786b0366fa05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

5a70cc7b7f05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

061629705305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

b875bd316a05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

da1301429305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

9e3e085e0705x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

759a1d579305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

67493ff39005x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

9ac8a9b55305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

87e368f15705x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

44ac7b784f05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

31b7ed37bc05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

2224021e0d05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

802aa48c1d05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

08e6eb20b205x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

bf96e662d305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

02f575956305x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

b1d812884205x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

d654af71a505x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

5a658373a905x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

22e0bf8fe905x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

31999a0ca405x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

e92fbc742c05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

7793b4f0aa05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

c4283a7b4e05x605.jpg Sri Lanka sri lanka raymond brown photography nighttime view lanka indian ocean img flash Features brick structure alignnone size large

From The Citrus Report

Posted By The Citrus Report

Saner

ff798e41fe18 PM1.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground, is pleased to announce Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart), an exhibition featuring new works from Mexico City-based fine artist, Saner. After showing at our sister gallery, FIFTY24MX in Mexico City, this will be Saner’s first exhibition in our San Francisco space. The exhibition opens March 16, 2011.

Saner is a leading member of contemporary muralists and fine artists working in both Latin America and Europe. His mural work has been inspired by the Mexican Muralist Movement and David Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera. For this exhibition, Saner will be presenting new paintings and drawings on paper, featuring his signature animal and human hybrid characters. His fine artwork is inspired and informed by research into Mexican custom and folklore, mysticism, masks, and skulls. The character’s most basic rituals are laid bare in each painting, allowing the viewer to see inside Saner’s personal symbology. As written by FIFTY24MX curator Liliana Carpinteyro, Saner’s “free and unpretentious spirit allows him to express a new Mexican vision.”

Saner (Edgar Flores) titled this exhibition “Corazón Sangrante” (Bleeding Heart), while reflecting on the things he saw around him: violence, anger, happiness, anxiety, and fear. Saner says these are the issues that most Mexicans deal with as part of a daily ration of “food”: junk food that is “consuming the body of a society that is getting closer to it’s destruction, unless the blood warriors awake,” he says.

Using the contrasts of lights-shadows and light-darkness, Saner reflects the eternal battle of men, his images referring to that absurd struggle of daily survival, exposing chaos as the background for resurrection. Those who see their reflection in these images will be reunited with the impossible dream, a utopia of mirrors that nobody wants to recognize and to which all escaped. Why change if the tide has not affected us yet?

3368337d5839 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

9f6b4c3bdd03 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

d405aea00a03 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

c7ad390a8c46 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

f5b2c58d2d9540 n.jpg Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

855dcca47152 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

530deaaabe30 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

fd173a46eb20 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

d5cce37e7e07 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

090c422cf456 PM.png Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

ca2c48259743 PM2.png2 Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

311d7227c231 PM1.png1 Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

38631656ef05x9901.png1 Saner saner News mexico city mexico latin america images Features art

From The Citrus Report

Posted By The Citrus Report

Roger Ballen

2fe3074c5138 PM.png Roger Ballen wednesday south shot 2012 02 20 roger ballen roger photography phone nyc Gallery FIFTY24SF Gallery Features antwoord

It doesn’t matter what he shoots, or when, if it is film or photograph, the work of NYC-born, Johannesburg, South Africa-based Roger Ballen is some of the most remarkable contemporary art being made today. Are the characters real? Are they actors of a some play that only Ballen could direct? Is this a fantastical version of contemporary South Africa, or the truth? Are they staged works meant to be paintings? And as he has progressed, is Ballen trying to create photographs that are the closest thing to a sculptural painting that could ever be conceived? All we can confirm is that Ballen represents one of the most unique visions in art. With a new music video for Die Antwoord, who will be showing a one-night installation in our FIFTY24SF Gallery this Wednesday, February 22, we look at Ballen’s most striking works. —Raymond Brown / The Citrus Report staff

7c0d58322421 PM.png Roger Ballen wednesday south shot 2012 02 20 roger ballen roger photography phone nyc Gallery FIFTY24SF Gallery Features antwoord

84688ca9ca12 PM.png Roger Ballen wednesday south shot 2012 02 20 roger ballen roger photography phone nyc Gallery FIFTY24SF Gallery Features antwoord

27ad75669347 PM.png Roger Ballen wednesday south shot 2012 02 20 roger ballen roger photography phone nyc Gallery FIFTY24SF Gallery Features antwoord

f3e43138c935 PM.png Roger Ballen wednesday south shot 2012 02 20 roger ballen roger photography phone nyc Gallery FIFTY24SF Gallery Features antwoord

Continue reading

Hush

2d3f7cf743ngs lo.jpg Hush work white personality Life Interview Hush hip hop flash Features city citrus report

Hush is the moniker of UK-based artist known worldwide for his beautifully constructed abstract Geisha images that are a juxtaposition of both traditional graffiti and abstract expressionism. Heavily inspired by the aesthetic of street art and armed with an in-depth technique that includes painting, screen printing, spray-painting and collage, he has continued to create new works that instantly draw the eye in and holds the viewer’s focus. —James Pawlish / The Citrus Report


JP: Who is HUSH? Tells us a little bit about yourself. How long have you been making art, did you have any sort of formal training?

Hush: I’ve been making art all my life, from first experiences in graffiti to graphic design. I always made my own art and have been painting seriously for the last fifteen years. I studied illustration & graphic design at art school for five years.

79c70082d1ght lo.jpg Hush work white personality Life Interview Hush hip hop flash Features city citrus report

I read an interview where you used the phrases “action painting” and “pure expressionism” to describe your practice. Do you find abstract expressionism and graffiti to have similarities in terms of approach and hand style?

I think now that graffiti has had time to be reflected on as an art form, there would be a serious argument for the action of tagging, dubs etc to be taken seriously as a form of abstract expressionism or action painting and can be seen as a contemporary art form. Of course this is down to the viewers discretion, but that is true in how all art is viewed I suppose.

Tell us a bit about your creative process and the method of distressing your canvases.

I play with lots of ideas in the paintings that I make and like to reference a lot of movements, past and present. I have always loved that old graf rule about how a throw can go over a tag, a dub over a throw, a piece over a dub and so on.

I love the transient way in which work on the street evolves and usually looks more at home the longer it settles, gets tagged over, degrades and fades. I try to create all these actions and mistakes in the studio. I always create two of each painting and work on them simultaneously, partly for the fact that I will take more risks on one, so my work progresses; there does come a point where I will only finish one as it becomes obvious which one is working.

I also do this so that when i make a new painting i can go over the discarded painting and leave remains of it visible to the viewer. I kind of take pleasure in knowing that there was a good piece and lots of work underneath a painting. It always feels uncomfortable working on a clean canvas, I like the feel and textures of a worked-on canvas. It gives it some life straight away and the complexity of a piece matters to me, I like the viewer to discover this.

a78b3ceffarge lo.jpg Hush work white personality Life Interview Hush hip hop flash Features city citrus report

I understand you worked in Japan for quite some time…What was that like, and how did it shape your style?

I worked and lived in South East Asia for a few years; it was an extremely important influence on my life both philosophically and visually. The way the East, especially the youth, adopt western styles and cultural influences but struggle with holding onto traditional values is of interest to me and my work. The place is a melting pot and very inspirational. It has influenced my work greatly and has me thinking about a combination of factors; when you add my interpretation of this, we end up with a very eclectic mix. I try to capture and contradict these cross cultural differences and influences in my work.

Your work seems to be a juxtaposition of everything from pop art and abstraction to anime and comics. Are you tying to break the bridge between “high” and “low” art?

Not so much the anime these days but it is still an influence. However, when I see graffiti, especially tagging, as a form of expressionism or a political action, and when lots of it is seen in one place on the street, it creates a visual image like nothing else I can compare it to. It’s beautiful.

Taking it from the street and applying it to the work you make in the gallery setting is difficult. That’s why I approach it as action painting; it could easily be determined as abstract expressionism also. You need to capture that instantaneous decision to make the mark. That’s why I have canvases continuously around the studio. I throw everything at them, tag them, throws, the lot. It feels like it carries a bit of that excitement. It also places this movement into a category that is continuing to build on past art movements, which every new movement does.

c30c358873rge lo.jpg Hush work white personality Life Interview Hush hip hop flash Features city citrus report

A large portion of your work is centered on the female form. Is there any specific reason why?

I like to keep the eyes dark so the viewer can’t connect with the personality, the figures then become somewhat serene or mysterious. The figures are important in finishing the composition of the piece as before they are formed it’s purely abstraction.

When I make my art I try to translate my interest in tagging, graff, decay and street art aesthetics into my work and juxtapose it with images of beauty, sensuality and the female form; allowing the later to be seen in a more positive way. The act of a tag is no doubt beautiful in its own right but fusing the two together in an expressionist action creates something in its own right and puts questions out there.

What artists have been a big influence on you?

There’s a lot of talent out there but my real influences are Eduardo Paolozzi, Mimmo Rotella, Matthew Ritche, Takashi Murakami, Designers Republic, Inka Essenhigh, Simon Bisley, Roy Lichenstien, Banksy, Peter Blake, Vaughan Oliver, Ian Swift and Robert Rauschenberg, to name a few. James Jean, David Choe, Connor Harrington, and Brad Downey have all been creating fantastic work lately.

I’m influenced by every person in the scene. Probably every artist, past and future! Definitely music has an influence on my work, coming from that whole dance music, electro, hip hop scene, it just makes the work more relevant and seems to make sense in the way that it compliments the work – even in the way that it doesn’t take itself too seriously as well.

c5f8485226ren lo.jpg Hush work white personality Life Interview Hush hip hop flash Features city citrus report

You’re not a stranger to San Francisco, having had a sold out show in 2010 at Shooting Gallery. What is it you love about the city? Do you find yourself getting inspiration from the local arts scene?

I’ve shown a few times here now with Fifty24SF Gallery, Shooting Gallery, White Walls & 941 Geary. I love the place, the people, the liberal attitudes, everybody seems to have a creative awareness here, it’s a very inspiring place. I have had the pleasure of meeting and hooking up with a lot of artists living and working in SF from Apex, Neon & Vulcan to Eine, Blek le Rat & Roa to Aaron Nagel, Casey Gray & Brett Armory…. from that list you can imagine how inspiring it can be.

Alex Pardee @ Urban Air

01333c8581G 3162.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

A few weeks ago, we dropped in on Alex Pardee and his team as they were painting the offices of Urban Air in SOMA/San Francisco. We snapped a few photos, caught up with the man, and tried not to get black paint on our shoes. Thank you to Urban Air for letting us sit on their couch and vent. —Raymond Brown/The Citrus Report

75fffe63bfG 3163.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

5ca92a16e6G 3165.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

b532e13c01G 3166.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

0319a57d1aG 3167.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

1cc31d5274G 3168.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

29f1f37128G 3169.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

0f3e642183G 3170.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

f7fde24f3eG 3171.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

a801c824cbG 3172.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

0f9039ca4eG 3173.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

40c0915980G 3174.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

7ddbe68104G 3175.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

bf0c3896eaG 3176.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

acf2421234G 3179.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

d8fe15584dG 3180.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

684f9a0376G 3181.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

e27342f5caG 3184.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

f78acb895eG 3185.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

8b738a3429G 3187.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

bc0145a4e1G 3190.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

475b575aedG 3192.jpg Alex Pardee @ Urban Air urban air their couch raymond brown Mural headlines flash Features alignnone size full

From The Citrus Report

Posted By The Citrus Report

Agostino Iacurci

927085800205x387.jpg Agostino Iacurci work style rome roma roma perception people opinion muralist location italy inmates Features artists agostino iacurci

With bright, multi-layered layered characters, Agostino Iacurci is bringing something great to the neighborhoods he has painted murals in recently.  He has been making interesting illustrations for years while he studied fine art and with a background in graffiti and painting outdoors, it only makes sense to see such amazing murals from him. His whimsical characters seem to tell a story with their gestures alone and they connect through the artists attention to the local surroundings.  On paper or on a five story facade, I am definitely excited to follow Agostino’s work in the coming years. —Ronnie Wrest / The Citrus Report

Where are you from and where are you now?

I’m from Foggia, in the South of Italy, but now I’m based in Rome where I have lived for 6 years.

It must be amazing to live in a place with such a rich artistic history.  Do you find inspiration everywhere you go?

Of course. Rome is beautiful and very inspiring, but my main inspiration is every day life, so I find sources of inspiration wherever I go.

My native city, for example, is very poor in art, beauty and cultural activities, but for me it has been an huge source of inspiration.

a2956cbd2805x907.jpg Agostino Iacurci work style rome roma roma perception people opinion muralist location italy inmates Features artists agostino iacurci

You have only been painting outdoors for a few years? What turned you on to this type of work?

Actually, I started painting graffiti in 1998, when I was 12 years old. I’ve done several pieces, writing letters for a long time, but at a point I realized that “style writing” was unfulfilling for me. Then I moved to Rome to study Fine Art and illustration, and there I’ve done research about my style. At the same time I started seeing lot of huge murals in several cities from all over the world by Blu, Os Gemeos, Run and few other artists. I was very impressed by this “new way of making graffiti” and it gave me again the desire of painting outdoor.

1ec8f2777aad1.jpg Agostino Iacurci work style rome roma roma perception people opinion muralist location italy inmates Features artists agostino iacurci

In terms of the change in audience, and the interactions with people that live near your work,  can you describe some of the experiences you have had working outdoors?

Painting outdoors is an amazing experience. It’s very interesting and funny to collect different feedbacks about your work in real time. Especially because I have always tried to make works closely connected to the place and the location. Because of the easiness of images I draw, every type of person, from kids to adults, feel invited to express their opinions and personal readings. The main strength of making art outdoor is the chance to establish a dialogue with a vast number of persons.

493768113305x4531.jpg1 Agostino Iacurci work style rome roma roma perception people opinion muralist location italy inmates Features artists agostino iacurci

Russell Crotty @ Left Coast Books

7c78c39503ffrev1.jpg Russell Crotty @ Left Coast Books the collections screen shot russell crotty russell modern left coast books LEFT COAST francisco flash video Features display through coast books california art

From Left Coast Books in Goleta, California: Russell Crotty’s work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Pompidou (Paris), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, New York Public Library, and others.

Crotty’s “Fragments from the West Coast: A Peculiar Surf Vernacular” will be on display through December 24, 2011.

8fba60632c12 PM.png Russell Crotty @ Left Coast Books the collections screen shot russell crotty russell modern left coast books LEFT COAST francisco flash video Features display through coast books california art

fa6cb9f41c05x425.png Russell Crotty @ Left Coast Books the collections screen shot russell crotty russell modern left coast books LEFT COAST francisco flash video Features display through coast books california art

a91e26edb805x411.png Russell Crotty @ Left Coast Books the collections screen shot russell crotty russell modern left coast books LEFT COAST francisco flash video Features display through coast books california art

72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel

007c595fc6G 3048.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

We spent 72 hours in Miami for Art Basel, and among the things we saw were art pieces and themselves in person: Raymond Pettibon, Kehinde Wiley, James Murphy, Santigold, Mark Ryden, Jason Jaworski, FriendsWithYou, ROA, Fat Albert, Ai Weiwei, Barry McGee, NADA, Scope, Pulse, Wynwood Walls, WK, Martha Cooper, Aiko, Bast, Haze, Retna, Haring, Basquiat, Hirst, Kelley, Cuban Food, South American/Japanese fusion, ASAP Mob, lots of the Atlantic Ocean, Soho Beach House, and we drove in a Rolls Royce.

437c84edc230471.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

3ded4f1f4030461.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

cdc9f14c8230451.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

5ec3ee4173G 3043.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

d24682d822G 3040.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

3704cf7447G 3037.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

96512ef644G 3036.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

6807bfa286G 3035.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

fcecd603dbG 3034.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

121082cdc4G 3033.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

039836c24cG 3032.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

c04f248e21G 3031.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

efb60f419dG 3030.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

ced22056caG 3029.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

8765c5d714G 3028.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

b114b10b3dG 3026.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

2333c2c36cG 3024.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

e5def0adb5G 3023.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

bae85e2cd4G 3020.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

61f124b8c2G 3018.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

533bf85589G 3017.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

04174e9490G 3015.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

4ee0887e13G 3014.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

82e7c7a719G 3013.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

e98fabd3c6G 3012.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

8789495bb3G 3010.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

a6bf6ef88cG 3008.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

e58f3d96b5G 3007.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

25f38929bbG 3005.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

d56a2fc1dcG 3002.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

1138771fc0G 3001.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

0b5e3f3b66G 2998.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

10b51cd935G 2997.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

13b9e855f8G 2996.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

cdadaa2086G 2993.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

fb9a721746G 2992.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

ba91d581b4G 2986.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

492e59932eG 2985.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

545bb3d948G 2984.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

48d878405aG 2983.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

dcd12b08edG 2982.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

40b56753ebG 2980.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

d67a855087G 2979.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

aa024d86c2G 2978.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

47ea28afc3G 2977.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

5c4d1e5271G 2975.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

9863edddeeG 2974.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

94172c3183G 2972.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

e6942d01e6G 2971.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

9ada66fac4G 2970.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

13da6896f3G 2969.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

76e68d31c4G 2967.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

df432c947bG 2966.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

bdcba34775G 2965.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

8629b1c4c4G 2964.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

4d4cf305d2G 2962.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

1fda8b5f40G 2961.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

3be9c672adG 2960.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

7facd7028bG 2958.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

506e2e5f96G 2957.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

c4649b9c0bG 2954.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

9e9b4cbcb8G 2953.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

39b956008cG 2952.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

a8b1a894c829511.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

a92e4dbe4bG 2950.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

43a10c9d15G 2949.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

1ed0e5894dG 2948.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

b6bc8e3b8dG 2946.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

4881324d98G 2945.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

ee63302df6G 2944.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

136068b382G 2943.jpg 72 Photos, 72 Hours @ Art Basel News Martha cooper jason jaworski james murphy img friends Features citrus report beach house atlantic ocean atlantic alignnone size full

From The Citrus Report

Posted By The Citrus Report

Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

3dfdf57f6905x811.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

FIFTY24SF Gallery is proud to present, Runaways, a group of new paintings by Los Angeles based fine artist, Sage Vaughn. This exhibition marks Vaughn’s first solo show in San Francisco and first solo show in the states in 4 years. Runaways opens November 19, 2011.

After two successful exhibitions at London’s Lazarides Gallery and The Outsiders, Vaughn returns to the United States with a body of new work. The first group of work in Runaways echoes the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “children are all foreigners.” The work illustrates the cast off minutia in our midst, the runaways, the street urchins, scamps, and hooligans that are often ignored. The focus is on the individuals, the small things. Vaughn uses song birds, feral parrots and escaped exotic pets on their own or, at times, with an accomplice, in an obscure dystopian setting. Here the viewer can explore sentiments of rebellion, survival, isolation and stolen sweetness the birds experience as they go about their secret lives above our heads.

The second group of paintings looks at the concept of the fleeting existence of the butterfly. A butterfly is only in this form for a comparatively short period during its life span; during which, it lives to fly, to mate, and to reproduce before it fades. constructing a single visual movement based on the compulsion of the individuals illustrates the driving force behind their transformation. in these works  assembles the inconsequential to a point where they can emphasize something more powerful and instinctual. 

Runaways will feature works in a variety of mediums, including a new series of paintings and Vaughn’s iconic envelope paintings. There will also be a large-sized hand-painted print in an edition of 24.

Sage Vaughn will also present a second exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery starting on December 16th, 2011, featuring special installations and conceptual works. 

Sage Vaughn was born in Jackson, Oregon. He has exhibited throughout the world, including Lazarides Gallery and The Outsiders in London, Galerie Bertrand and Gruner in Geneva, Art Agents Gallery in Hamburg, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, and DACTYL Gallery in New York.

For more information about the work, contact gallery@fifty24sf.com

622ffe9e8a05x807.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

4836f35cc905x810.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

830985a81f05x809.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

418eda105a05x823.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

5c41cec78c05x797.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

782a6ce27205x808.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

bdab96990b05x819.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

fed0b1edef05x828.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

66a4f8256c05x821.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

e2c467d6ef3 2011.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large 7fc32528a72011..jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large 446db16c743 2011.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large fa9b735a193 2011.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large 32bfb49aec3 2011.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large 6b8cd9f9f02 2010.jpg Sage Vaughn @ FIFTY24SF Gallery work viewer vaughn united states transformation runaways portrait mixed media london gallery sage flash Features alignnone size large

From The Citrus Report

Posted By The Citrus Report

Kelly Lee Barrett

fce6dbbc53elly 9.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

Los Angeles based photographer Kelly Lee Barrett continues to build a beautiful body of work that is an intimate tale about the human condition. Since moving from San Francisco to the city of angels, she has captured a series of playful moments that have given birth to a world filled  with hallucinatory colors and psychedelic fueled adventures.

This exploration of our world has even found its way into our own hands via a set of handcrafted award winning photo-books. In them, she brings insight and humor into everyday urban life. The cleverly organized photos inspire multiple associations about how we communicate with one another in our fast paced culture.  -James Pawlish / The Citrus Report

JP: Who is Kelly Lee Barrett? Tell us a little about yourself.

KLB: “You live among illusion and in the world of apparition. But there is a reality. You yourself are this reality, but you don’t know this. If you awaken to this reality you will see that you are nothing and being nothing you are everything”. -Kalu Rinpoche

adb1141e81elly 8.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

So how long have you been taking photos? When did you decide photography was for you?

I’ve been shooting since I was a kid. Both my dad and grandpa were photographers. My grandpa set up a mini dark room in my bathroom when I was thirteen. I loved the smell of the photo chemicals. In high school, I had to choose between marching band and photography. Photography smelled better.

ee2e833768elly 7.png Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

What kind of equipment do you like to use? Are you primarily shooting digital these days?

I love using my grandpas old Nikon lens and filters on my DSLR to get that analog film feel. I really can’t stand producing super poppy, crisp, digital photos. So easy and boring. I still like to break out all my traditional film cameras at times, but it gets too pricey since I shoot a ton. Digital shooting offers me more creative flexibility, archiving convenience, and affordability.

9759629c1105x911.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

Your work has a dreamlike psychedelic quality to it. Can you explain your creative process?

I’m a very visual person. I like to create my own world, surrounding myself in things that make me happy, in hopes to block out the bad. I create dreamlike psychedelic images because I want to live in a dreamlike psychedelic world.

71cd0a189405x467.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

Are there any photographers or artists who have influenced your work?

I enjoy exploring Flickr. I’m addicted. There, I’ve discovered amazing photographers like Neil Krug, Ellen Rogers, Synchrodogs, Aëla Labbé. Other artists that inspire me are Miranda July, Ed Ruscha, Kenneth Anger, and Yoko Ono.

33a5ac694105x407.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

You’ve created a series of books that have featured a number of different themes. Is there a specific process you follow when designing them? Can you tell us how they’ve evolved since you first started?

I made my first photo book in college at U.C. Santa Cruz, after getting back from spring break in England. One night, I was sprawled out on the floor with all my photos from the trip and a bone folder from my print making class. I folded one of the photos in half and the light bulb in my head went on. Over the last ten years now, I’ve been hand-making my little books. I love presenting my images in book form, to create a visual story, in a portable, simple, intimate setting for the viewer.

I like to do all my shooting first. With no particular end result in mind. I then get everything printed and sprawled out on the floor. Next, I start playing with the images sequencing, creating associations and dialogue. The last stage is to construct the book using my bone folder and adhesive. The whole approach is very relaxing and meditative. Its a very time consuming, hands on, loving process.

e09bf3c263elly 3.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

You made the pilgrimage from San Francisco to Los Angeles a few years ago. Do you find the south to be a good home base?

Yes, I grew up here. I absolutely adored living in San Francisco, and will live there again. Though, its always good returning to your roots. I have a deep passionate love-hate relationship with LA. There is the typical ego maniac, materialistic consumer, don’t leave your house without high heels and a fancy car,  kind of vibe that I don’t relate to. There is also a mysterious beauty, hidden gem, David Lynch, old hollywood vibe, that keeps me here. I love shooting and getting lost in the hollywood hills, luscious and quiet. The energy here in LA just keeps getting better; beautiful people and places coming out of the wood work every day. I feel very lucky to be living here in this exciting moment.

040fd768a8elly 2.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

What are you working on right now?

I’m always shooting. I have a couple books in the works: my LA book set series, a pyramid book, a long-haired men book, and a ladies of Los Angeles book.

7664d306a305x402.jpg Kelly Lee Barrett trip photos photography light kelly lee barrett house flying Features barrett photography barrett art angeles

Whats currently on your playlist?

Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin,  Madlib, Flying Lotus, Cut Chemist, Carlos Nina, Little Dragon, Lulacruza, Harry Nillson,  Gwen McCrae,  Angerine Dream, and  Yes.

See more of Kelly’s photos and books at: www.kellyleebarrett.com

From The Citrus Report

Posted By The Citrus Report