ROBOTS AND DONUTS BY ERIC JOYNER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Eric Joyner (previously featured here) is a San Francisco Bay Area painter known for his Robots & Donuts artist series. His love for comics, drawing and painting shows in his artwork.

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Eric has filled his imagery with epic tales featuring an ongoing synergy between robots and donuts. Utilizing his natural painterly technique, Joyner injects a lively dynamism into the inanimate toys and confectionery that serve as his muses. Through astute observation of the human species and our whole gamut of emotions and behaviors, Eric captures the essence of what it means to be human and reflects it back at us through his engaging menagerie of colorful characters.

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FUTURISTIC PORTRAYALS BY HAJIME SORAYAMA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo is currently showing “An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine”, a solo exhibition of new works by Hajime Sorayama (previously on Fifty24 Gallery). The prolific Japanese artist has created a series of paintings modeled after American actress Marilyn Monroe, in addition to three-dimensional manifestations of his renowned “Sexy Robot” series. The artist started this series back in 1978 and has been his most successful and recognizable body of work ever since. Following the Japanese focus on technology and science, along with his unique view of sexuality and female beauty, these works helped Sorayama establish his worldwide reputation.

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Print Show by Hajime Sorayama Opens April 4th 2015 at Fifty24SF Gallery – San Francisco

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Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground is pleased to present a special print show by renowned Japanese artist, Hajime Sorayama, opening April 4th 2015. Sorayama is recognized world-wide for his uniquely imaginative, erotic style of paintings.  The sleek chrome aesthetic of robotics in a hyper-sexualized feminine form has been a signature style for Sorayama that has spanned over 4 decades. Sorayama is a Vargas Award winner, the highest achievement in air-brush artistry. His art displayed in permanent collections at the MOMA, Smithsonian Institute and the US Library of Congress.

Considered as one of the most influential pin-up artists of our time, Sorayama will be making available for the time in San Francisco, a selected collection of his new and old prints. This will be a rare chance for his fans and collectors to see Sorayama’s work in person.

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For more information about the artist and available prints please contact gallery@fifty24SF.com.

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Exhibition dates: April 4th – April 26th 2015
Opening:  April 4th 7pm

Fifty24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Cannonball Press presents “Prints Gone Wild” this Friday and Saturday

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Brooklyn’s Cannonball Press is one of great printshops we know of, and they are having their 6th ever “Prints Gone Wild” event this weekend at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn. Just so you know, this is The ORIGINAL AND ONLY 50 bucks and under American print fair.

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It’s Over Johnny: Evolta Robot to compete in Ironman triathlon challenge

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In the case of humans versus not being needed anymore, the Evolta Robot will be competing in an Ironman event in Hawaii. As in, all your hard work in training will get matched by a robot with 3 batteries. As Design Boom writes, “panasonic has just announced its plans to compete the evolta robot in the 230-kilometer (142 mile) ironman triathlon in hawaii, as the robot’s fourth world challenge. the race entails a 3.8-kilometer swim in open ocean, a 180.2-km bicycle segment through volcanic rocks, and a 42.2-kilometer run through central kona,
each completed by a slightly modified version of the robot, which is powered by 3 rechargeable evolta batteries.”

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After 55 hours, Robovie Wins First Robot Marathon

What is more entertaining, a 3-hour NBA game or a 55-hour Robot Marathon? We thought you would side with your Terminator 2 obsessive side and go fully robot/machine. As reported in what appears to be a fake newscast on the marathon here, “”Sadly our visions of giant mechs stomping their way through downtown Tokyo were a bit ambitious: the five contestants in the inaugural Robo Mara are all around a foot high, which means it’d be a struggle for them to destroy downtown Toytown.”

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Meet Automatic DJ

These guys nerded out and produced a computer dj that plays music based on your face… well, kind of. the idea is that the program takes a photo of your face and plays a song that is supposed to suit your taste, a new concept that they think will catch on at those house parties you go to where everyone is a music snob. but if you’ve got a less than desirable face and worry about the musical selection of your features, you need not fret. the robot dj actually pulls information from your facebook likes and interests, so the real judgement is in your updates. “Automatic DJ in tha house, WAAAAH!”

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