ODDBALL CHARACTERS BY NICK SHEEHY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nick Sheehy (previously featured here) is an Australian-born artist and illustrator living in London. After studying bronze sculpture in the wilds of Tasmania, Nick gave up on art only to re-discover his love of drawing whilst living in London, sparked by an interest in the city’s low brow art, illustration, street art, and graffiti.

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In his work, Nick explores the dreamlike, sometimes semi-autobiographical scenes and oddball characters that echo from his childhood imagination. Employing a laborious technique, building up layers of texture and thin color, his work infuses precision and attention to detail with random abstraction and clumsiness. He enjoys drawing various weird things for himself, exhibitions, publications, and occasionally the odd client.

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REINVENTED POP ART BY GARY TAXALI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Taxali graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). His retro stylized art is reminiscent of the 1930s and best described as “reinvented pop art” and rooted from an award winning illustration background. His art has a low brow/high brow appeal.

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PLAYFUL NUDE MALE FIGURES BY JEFFREY CHEUNG

by Ariadna Zierold

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The playfulness and low-brow style of Oakland-based Jeffrey Cheung’s contorted and often nude male figures has quickly gained traction within the Bay Area. Cheung’s humor translates well across his many paintings, prints, collages, drawings and even murals. His latest series is focused on the physical interaction between males on large scale paintings.

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Cheung graduated form the University of California Santa Cruz, and has since shown in a variety of shows throughout the Bay Area as well as City Bird Gallery in Paris, France.

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Bob Roberts and Bert Krak “Ladies Welcome” @ Known Gallery

This is a cool show. We saw the Bob Roberts show at Canvas LA two years ago, and that thing was great. You’ve got a month to make plans for this one. Known Gallery will be hosting it.

Bob Roberts and Bert Krak | Ladies Welcome
Opening: July 31st, 2010 | 8-11pm
Show runs: July 31st – August 21st, 2010

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
310-860-6263