FILMIC PAINTINGS BY SETH ARMSTRONG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Seth Armstrong was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  After studying painting in Northern Holland, he received a BFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Many years later, he left his home in Oakland and moved back to Los Angeles, where he now lives and works.

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There’s a distinctively filmic feel to everything in his work. The depth in Seth’s work is not just in the rich tones and shading he uses but in the narrative, where we wonder how these different characters came to be in the same place together.

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ENIGMATIC IMAGERY BY MICHAEL PAGE

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco based Michael Page’s work offers the viewer an optic alternative to the visual reality of life, as we know it. The artist’s characters and organisms inhabit otherworldly realms that are vaguely familiar in their resemblance to our shared reality, but are ultimately their own cosmic manifestation.  Narratives of worlds in crisis, such as a self-imposed environmental degradation and the decline of civilization play out across the canvas.

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His enigmatic imagery is rendered in a rich color palette of swirling and flowing shapes and line that create dynamic movement. The resulting liveliness of the work assists in aiding the viewer’s suspension of disbelief when contemplating the fantastical realities of the artist’s imagination.

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Paint over this lady’s real estate signs

Posted from The Citrus Report

This bullshit the SF Chronicle writes today about how great Paula Mulhall is for being a real estate agent in San Francisco who paints over graffiti, drives her bullshit Porsche SUV, and sales outrageous homes to people is a load of fucking shit. Yes, we are embarrassed to be native San Franciscans who have a newspaper that glorifies some rich whack job who is just trying to appease her high-end clients by painting over graffiti so she can sell her homes for huge crazy prices and pay the bill on her $75k car.

This is a saint? This deserves a column? What about the real estate signs she has around the city? That is ugly, that is depressing, that makes us want to paint over it. Why don’t we all paint over her mug on a sign? This lady is what is wrong with the new wave Northern SF.

This is what is wrong with the Chronicle today. It panders to bullshit. It has become a crappy paper with pandering stories that glorify the rich and the rich-centric portions of the city that are making it just like any boring city in the USA.

The writer of the story, CW Nevius, writes: “To be frank, this isn’t really a big story. It’s more of a little one about people who step up and take care of their little corner of the world. Mulhall doesn’t want a commendation from the mayor or to be put in charge of a graffiti task force. She might like another paint roller, but that’s it.”

So why and the fuck do you write it? You are glorify someone who is a egocentric psycho. We have lived in the city for years, lived in multiple neighborhoods, and graffiti has never, EVER, caused any harm in our lives. Never. It is over-blown and crazy talk, being discussed by people who have no clue who does, why they do it, where they do it, or have no historical reference for anything regarding. To be honest, it seems like grandparents talking to other grandparents from some cush area of the Bay Area.

You can tell we are mad, but this article just really shocked and pissed us off for the poor judgment of a once great paper.

Posted By The Citrus Report