CARTOONISH WATERCOLORS BY ALFRED STEINER

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York based Alfred Steiner describes his work as drawing influence from both “art historical and pop cultural sources, especially those with a penchant for the grotesque,” and lists Hieronymus Bosch and Homer Simpson among his inspirations.

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Steiner’s cartoonish watercolors are made through a laborious process: he slowly gathers fragments of unseemly images—including those of toys, half-eaten fruit, rotting teeth, dead insects, sea creatures, artillery, and sexual organs—that he then pieces together into narrative compositions or resemblances of pop culture icons. Steiner’s practice is also informed by the artist’s prior 15-year career as a copyright and trademark lawyer, and his extensive knowledge of intellectual property regulations.

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WATERCOLORS BY AUF WIEDERSEHEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Under the pseudonym Auf Wiedersehen, Jacqueline Smith hails from Melbourne, Australia. She draws and watercolors shy girls for us to comfort and sculpts tiny landscapes for us to explore, toeing the border between reality and the secret worlds of our imagination.

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Auf Wiedersehen — translating not to goodbye but to ‘until we see each other again’ – stands for beauty behind impermanence, and helps us to feel that not all that is gone is lost or forgotten. We are the land and the land is us, and Auf Wiedersehenwants to invite others into her thoughts and share what’s in there.

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Final week to see ‘Snowman Monkey BBQ’ solo exhibition by David Choe at Museo Universitario del Chopo

This is the Final week to go see David Choe’s solo exhibition at Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City, Mexico.  Titled, ‘Snowman Monkey BBQ’, David Choe displays a giant mural, latest watercolor works, paintings, sculptures and more. Show is closing Sunday October 27th!

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David Choe’s SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ opens this Saturday, August 17th, 12pm in Mexico City

‘Snowman Monkey BBQ’ is due to open this Saturday, August 17th, 12pm at Museo Universitario del Chopo. We’ve been following his process of putting the show together via The Citrus Report and images from the official site: www.snowmanmonkeybbq.mx .  Here’s a peek at his newly finished mural and previews of watercolors that will be presented at the show:

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David Choe’s ‘Snowman Monkey BBQ’ show opens August 17th, 12:00PM at Museo Del Chopo, Mexico City

David Choe in Mexico as he prepares for his first exhibit in almost 4 years at the Museo del Chopo, Mexico City:

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Show titled: Snowman Monkey BBQ Opens August 17th 12:00PM at the Museo Del Chopo, Mexico City

For more info visit: http://www.chopo.unam.mx/ahora.html

Photos form @davidchoe1 IG

ILL POSTINO

it’s embarrasing to watch myself try and give an art lesson when i was 24, i have nothing to teach, i’m just trying to get through the day just like everyone else, it’s bad enough i have yugioh/dragonball hair.

today was a good mail day
the advance copies of my book just arrived!!! yes!!!!

it’s been over 10 years in the making, i ‘m extremely excited,happy and proud of the work that went into this,
i can’t wait for you all to see this, if you are not familiar with my books and printed works, here’s one glowing review:
“There are a million writers who live wilder than what he pretends to be and don’t feel the need to make a fakeass video to promote themselves.The guy is a dick plus he has no style either.
You fanboys are suckers to be taken in by it.
Jackass wannabe. This is exactly where the whole artfag thing came from. How big can this guys head get? Why not learn to paint instead of sucking your own dick?”

awesome! if you are new to my work and just recently heard about me through my issue of JUXTAPOZ and you liked that issue, this book is close to 300 pages with no ad’s and is like that issue of JUX but more raw and hyped up on Heisenberg’s blue shit.
the book won’t be out officially for another month or so, but you can pre-order it right now , right here
ps. it’s hardcover
pss. it’s gonna come wrapped in plastic ,because they dont want kids to open it in the bookstore because of the explicit material.
psss. it’s my first book to be published by a real legit publishing house, but none of the book has been edited or censored for content, so it will be just as fucked up as all my self-published books, but it’s just gonna look nicer.
pssss. i’m gonna do a signing for this book in the bay at SFMOMA on july 8th, san diego comicon, and various GIANT ROBOT stores, stay tuned for exact dates and other spots….
pssss. when you hold something white like a piece of paper or envelope up to the spine. the book fucking glows! because i used two of the most obnoxious and favorite colors for the spine, fools gold and radioactive orange!
psssss. i love you

also coming very soon


for those of you who enjoyed my show “NOTHING TO DECLARE” in los angeles , and wanted to get some prints, of the watercolors and larger paintings, coming very very soon, i will announce 2 different print portfolio sets, GOLD and SILVER, they both come with a custom made silk screened portfolio case, with 3 different 18 by 24 inches, prints from the show all signed by me, and an original spraypaint drawing on the inside flap of the case, they’ll be 38 editions made of each set, and will retail for $888 dollars each, get one or get them both, these will be available on the TRAPEZE EDITIONS site , over here. but not quite yet, so be ready and be patient.
(btw for those who missed the zine signing on the closing day of the show, we left a handful at the LAZ shop inside the gallery, so you can get it there, when the gallery re-opens with EUROTRASH)

(photos from signing by sonja t.)
oh and if you dont have room in your house for the 50 foot whale

these palm sized ones will here for you soon enough.(but if you just cant wait , get this, brand spanking new for $7.80 or used for $25.42?!?!?)

(photo by ken )

ILL POSTINO

it’s embarrasing to watch myself try and give an art lesson when i was 24, i have nothing to teach, i’m just trying to get through the day just like everyone else, it’s bad enough i have yugioh/dragonball hair.

today was a good mail day
the advance copies of my book just arrived!!! yes!!!!

it’s been over 10 years in the making, i ‘m extremely excited,happy and proud of the work that went into this,
i can’t wait for you all to see this, if you are not familiar with my books and printed works, here’s one glowing review:
“There are a million writers who live wilder than what he pretends to be and don’t feel the need to make a fakeass video to promote themselves.The guy is a dick plus he has no style either.
You fanboys are suckers to be taken in by it.
Jackass wannabe. This is exactly where the whole artfag thing came from. How big can this guys head get? Why not learn to paint instead of sucking your own dick?”

awesome! if you are new to my work and just recently heard about me through my issue of JUXTAPOZ and you liked that issue, this book is close to 300 pages with no ad’s and is like that issue of JUX but more raw and hyped up on Heisenberg’s blue shit.
the book won’t be out officially for another month or so, but you can pre-order it right now , right here
ps. it’s hardcover
pss. it’s gonna come wrapped in plastic ,because they dont want kids to open it in the bookstore because of the explicit material.
psss. it’s my first book to be published by a real legit publishing house, but none of the book has been edited or censored for content, so it will be just as fucked up as all my self-published books, but it’s just gonna look nicer.
pssss. i’m gonna do a signing for this book in the bay at SFMOMA on july 8th, san diego comicon, and various GIANT ROBOT stores, stay tuned for exact dates and other spots….
pssss. when you hold something white like a piece of paper or envelope up to the spine. the book fucking glows! because i used two of the most obnoxious and favorite colors for the spine, fools gold and radioactive orange!
psssss. i love you

also coming very soon


for those of you who enjoyed my show “NOTHING TO DECLARE” in los angeles , and wanted to get some prints, of the watercolors and larger paintings, coming very very soon, i will announce 2 different print portfolio sets, GOLD and SILVER, they both come with a custom made silk screened portfolio case, with 3 different 18 by 24 inches, prints from the show all signed by me, and an original spraypaint drawing on the inside flap of the case, they’ll be 38 editions made of each set, and will retail for $888 dollars each, get one or get them both, these will be available on the TRAPEZE EDITIONS site , over here. but not quite yet, so be ready and be patient.
(btw for those who missed the zine signing on the closing day of the show, we left a handful at the LAZ shop inside the gallery, so you can get it there, when the gallery re-opens with EUROTRASH)

(photos from signing by sonja t.)
oh and if you dont have room in your house for the 50 foot whale

these palm sized ones will here for you soon enough.(but if you just cant wait , get this, brand spanking new for $7.80 or used for $25.42?!?!?)

(photo by ken )

ILL POSTINO

it’s embarrasing to watch myself try and give an art lesson when i was 24, i have nothing to teach, i’m just trying to get through the day just like everyone else, it’s bad enough i have yugioh/dragonball hair.

today was a good mail day
the advance copies of my book just arrived!!! yes!!!!

it’s been over 10 years in the making, i ‘m extremely excited,happy and proud of the work that went into this,
i can’t wait for you all to see this, if you are not familiar with my books and printed works, here’s one glowing review:
“There are a million writers who live wilder than what he pretends to be and don’t feel the need to make a fakeass video to promote themselves.The guy is a dick plus he has no style either.
You fanboys are suckers to be taken in by it.
Jackass wannabe. This is exactly where the whole artfag thing came from. How big can this guys head get? Why not learn to paint instead of sucking your own dick?”

awesome! if you are new to my work and just recently heard about me through my issue of JUXTAPOZ and you liked that issue, this book is close to 300 pages with no ad’s and is like that issue of JUX but more raw and hyped up on Heisenberg’s blue shit.
the book won’t be out officially for another month or so, but you can pre-order it right now , right here
ps. it’s hardcover
pss. it’s gonna come wrapped in plastic ,because they dont want kids to open it in the bookstore because of the explicit material.
psss. it’s my first book to be published by a real legit publishing house, but none of the book has been edited or censored for content, so it will be just as fucked up as all my self-published books, but it’s just gonna look nicer.
pssss. i’m gonna do a signing for this book in the bay at SFMOMA on july 8th, san diego comicon, and various GIANT ROBOT stores, stay tuned for exact dates and other spots….
pssss. when you hold something white like a piece of paper or envelope up to the spine. the book fucking glows! because i used two of the most obnoxious and favorite colors for the spine, fools gold and radioactive orange!
psssss. i love you

also coming very soon


for those of you who enjoyed my show “NOTHING TO DECLARE” in los angeles , and wanted to get some prints, of the watercolors and larger paintings, coming very very soon, i will announce 2 different print portfolio sets, GOLD and SILVER, they both come with a custom made silk screened portfolio case, with 3 different 18 by 24 inches, prints from the show all signed by me, and an original spraypaint drawing on the inside flap of the case, they’ll be 38 editions made of each set, and will retail for $888 dollars each, get one or get them both, these will be available on the TRAPEZE EDITIONS site , over here. but not quite yet, so be ready and be patient.
(btw for those who missed the zine signing on the closing day of the show, we left a handful at the LAZ shop inside the gallery, so you can get it there, when the gallery re-opens with EUROTRASH)

(photos from signing by sonja t.)
oh and if you dont have room in your house for the 50 foot whale

these palm sized ones will here for you soon enough.(but if you just cant wait , get this, brand spanking new for $7.80 or used for $25.42?!?!?)

(photo by ken )