Louie Cordero’s paintings are informed by the complex political history of the Philippines. Depicting monsters and zombies from Filipino mythology, Cordero includes blood, gore, and military imagery to reflect the eclectic and often violent mix of indigenous culture with American, Spanish, and Asian legacies. In defining his aesthetic, Cordero is drawn to diverse sources, including kitsch, Indian advertising, American B-movies, and pulp fiction.
Hideyuki Katsumata‘s meticulous and colored works are tinged with a psychedelic aesthetic and invite us into an exuberant universe inhabited by mutant characters and monsters with multiple limbs and eyes, robots, UFOs and dragons. The scenery he has created is influenced by both Asian mythology and manga culture.
Demons, spirits, and creatures of strange possessions all engaging in odd scenes, erotic activities, and vulgar moments – all abound in Katsumata’s expressive compositions. He fills each piece of work with whimsical colors, brisk line work reminiscent of old comics, and scale that leaves you flipping through for more.
Pasadena-based artist Jesse Fillingham is an illustrator who holds burgers, mythology, and unicorns close to his heart. His work holds a lot of energy, humor, and powerful storytelling. Fillingham works to explore themes of “myth, introspection, creation, and wizardry.”
San Francisco based artist Isabel Samarasʼ work is a form of visual storytelling that is witty, mysterious, and tender. Her painted narratives are classical in technique and pop in content, revolving around issues of secret love, unrequited lust and making things end the way we wish they would.
Best known for lush and meticulously painted riffs on Old Masters that send up pop culture icons of the ’70s, her ribald images are woven with references to classic horror movies, ancient mythology, cheesy television, and childhood fables.
We really like “Lost” when we have watched. Some contributors to this site are in it to win it, have watched every episode. We, sadly, are fans of only about 10 episodes. What the hell do we do now? Everyone is going to be talking about the conclusion, and as it seems now, is it even worth it or going to be good?
So the point of this post… is it worth it to watch all the seasons this weekend, over the next week, and be ready for the finale?