Robert “Rob” Gonsalves is a Canadian painter of magic realism. He produces original works, limited edition prints and illustrations for his own books. Gonsalves’ paintings have a fun way of twisting your perception and causing you to question what in his paintings, if anything, is real.
Most of his stunning paintings have an unclear boundary between the multiple stories they tell, which forces the viewer to jump back and forth between them – like an optical illusion that changes every time you look at it.
Milan based artist El Gato Chimney started his career as a self-taught artist, developing an early interest in graffiti that led to a successful journey into street art. El Gato Chimney has become a prominent presence in leading publications on the subject.
As the years went by, thanks to the acquisition of new knowledge and the need to continuously improve his technical skills, the artist began to prefer to work in his studio, dedicating his time to introspective research in depicting immaterial things, such as emotions and inner visions.
Currently, El Gato Chimney’s studies range over a wide variety of subjects, such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, primitive art and spiritualism.
Los Angeles based artist Meagan Boyd‘s work often depicts utopian atmospheres filled with modern day nymphs, deities, holy beings, and party monsters who reveal the the interconnectivity of animals, people and nature. Through her art making process, she explores the transcendence between dreams and waking-life in the context of magic and myth. Using an explosive color palate along with intricate line-work, her freakishly folkish style combines the nostalgic essence of the fauves juxtaposed with a neon-like urban glow.
Rovina Cai is an illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who loves making illustrations that evoke a sense of intrigue; images that make you linger, hungry to know the stories behind them. She is often inspired by the past, from myths and fairy tales to gothic novels. These stories bring a little bit of magic and wonder to the the present day.
David Choe, DVS-1 and Herbert Baglione collaborated on a massive installation at Nuart this past month, and seemed to have a good time just hanging out and throwing ideas together and working out some issues. Once the black lights came on, the magic was real.
Even if this song, when we all hear it completed on Noel’s solo album, is not good, we have this haunting version, captured at an Oasis soundcheck. “If I Had A Gun” may be Noel’s most vulnerable moment, if only for 2 minutes. We just hope it keeps this magic for a full record.
… And he said that Kobe Bryant is a top-10 all-time guard, which some are saying was a little harsh… well, MJ, Magic, and Oscar are better… so you can’t really argue that. Some people are a bit offended by MJ saying he could score 100 and his remarks about Kobe, but he’s the Godfather, so who is going to cross him…
This is a great poster, designed by Push Pin Studios’ Seymour Chwast to promote magician Doug Henning’s televised recreation of Harry Houdini’s infamous stunt … we are talking day after Xmas, December 26, 1982 era… great poster.