MELODRAMATICAL LANDSCAPES BY JONATHAN CHAPLINE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jonathan Chapline is an oil painter and digital artist living in Brooklyn. Each of his scenes look as if its parts have been pixelated and rendered smooth on auto-loop, the remaining shapes melodramatically lit.

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He makes art that reflects the transition between interiors and exteriors of the suburban landscape that outwardly conform to societal pressures, and which hint at the reality that exists behind those facades representing the neighborhoods of everyman. The work reveals the contradiction and tension between appearance and reality, giving the viewer an opportunity to consider what subsides beyond and between the veneer of their own life experiences.

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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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DYSTOPIAN VIBRANCY BY JONATHAN OUISSE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Budapest-based French painter Jonathan Ouisse creates beautiful line work pieces on canvas. His work ranges between dystopian and surreal scenes and detailed portraits, blending a straightforward subject with regional iconography and designs. Jonathan found his vocation at a very young age, when he was 5 years old, while flicking through a book of Caravaggio, he felt the impulse of drawing and has not stopped since.

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In Ouisse’s oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, he pairs destruction and morbidity with a weird mix of animal and human interaction.  None of the paintings offer overt meanings, yet all seem to exist within the same world, adorned in graffiti, living creatures, and chaos.

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EVOCATIVE PERSPECTIVES BY PAIGE JIYOUNG MOON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Korean artist Paige Jiyoung Moon studied illustration at Art Center College of Design in  Pasadena, California where she still lives and works.

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It isn’t her style that is particularly naturalistic though, it is her subject matter. Her style is slightly exaggerated in perspective, as she often places viewers so that it feels as if we are hovering above the scene, looking down on it from afar.

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First and Final Friday: Vivian Girls “Self-Titled”


We turn to the Vivian Girls and their 2008 debut album of the same name. This one just sort of burst out onto the scene in the quickest of ways: 21 mins and 10 songs. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t memorable, as it was full of fast pop hooks and burst of energy. It opens with “All the Time,” and closes with “I Believe in Nothing.” Enjoy.

From The Citrus Report

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A great new Jimi Hendrix article

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Just got done reading an amazing Jimi Hendrix article that is on the Guardian’s Sunday edition. We don’t know about you, but we kind of forget about Jimi, how young he was, how amazing his musicianship was, how great of a trio the Experience were,  how he came on to the scene like a powerhouse and suddenly just left the world. Jimi lived in London, so we see where the English and Londoners feel like Jimi was their own.

Read it, enjoy it, watch this.

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Public vs Private: YZ Fuses Both in New Installation x Video Vignettes

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French artist YZ has really exploded on the scene in recent weeks. Her latest project as part of her ongoing series Open Your Eyes, explores the public and the private by literally placing subjects and their intimate belongings, into a public, outdoor setting which read like vignettes with photos and coinciding videos.

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Exhibit x NYC Mural: Lifecycle with Jeff Soto

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Jeff Soto (Juxtapoz #99 ) rips back on the scene after a highly successful past two years. Lifecycle, an exhibition of new works by the California based artist Jeff Soto, will include new paintings as well as a site-specific public mural in New York City.

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