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A Pop Surrealism Primer: Spotlighting Mab Graves

Kimann Schultz | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

There is a massive artistic movement riding a veritable Gulf Stream of a current that is fast evolving past the eccentric, Outsider Art realm and straddling the cusp of the mainstream art world, commonly called Pop Surrealism.

My Iconic Characters and Their Representations

Ron English | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Now I conjure my eight-year-old self to help me remember what he saw so that I can make it for him: Imagination in return for the skills to render his vision. I call it stealing candy from my inner child.

Los Angeles Latino-Influenced Art Is the Focus of a Documentary and Museum Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 07.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles: A city of glaring contrasts and contradictions -- multi-million dollar homes and abject poverty. It has libertine lifestyles and harsh, s...

Kenny Scharf Discusses Art Elitism, Psychedelic Car Washes, and Kolors

Catie Keck | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Catie Keck

Kenny Scharf's newest exhibition opens tomorrow at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. The set of ten monochromatic paintings will operate as a backdrop to three enormous fiberglass structures - one of which, "Squirtz", made it's public debut outside The Standard, High Line two weeks prior to his exhibition opening.

Pop Art and the Kitsch Aesthetic of Mitch O'Connell (PHOTOS)

Karin E. Baker | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Karin E. Baker

Pop surrealist Mitch O'Connell's kitschy aesthetic has garnered him shows in galleries on several continents and wall space in tattoo parlors the world over. Now the Chicago-based luminary presents a career retrospective in coffee table book form.

If You Like Mark Ryden You'll Love This

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts

Like a melodic nursery rhyme with disturbing lyrics, Nicoletta Ceccoli's works aren't as sweet as they appear. When we first saw Ceccoli's paintings w...

LA Artist Paints Epic Battles Between Pop Icons (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

At first glance, LA-based Nicola Verlato's work looks like a classical, Renaissance-era composition, perspective painting, allegorical figures a...

Morgan Spurlock Gives Los Angeles a Taste of 'New Blood' in Gallery Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock injects his passion for bold, brash and modern paintings into the art scene by curating "New Blood," which includes all original works from established artists and the new blood they chose to exhibit with them.

18 Years Of Weird, Juxtapoz Celebrates

Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts

In celebration of Juxtapoz's 18th anniversary, Copro Gallery in Santa Monica is hosting a group exhibition of the publication's past, present and futu...

Ron English: Your Favorite POPaganda Prankster

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Ron English is an outlaw of sorts, known for converting cultural icons into agitprop creations that make us pause and reconsider the objects, cultural...

Fuzzy Bunnies, Doe-Eyed Dolls And Raw Meat

Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts

If you have a sweet tooth, beware of Mark Ryden. He goes beyond kitsch and nosedives into the realm of the genuinely cute, with his doe-eyed cherubs a...

Retro Cool Pop Art at the Palms this Weekend: Rare Exhibit of MidCentury Modern and MC-Influenced Fine Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

For centuries, artists painted religious figures, whether saints or gods and goddesses, then still lifes--arguably with religious aspects present--m...

Beyond Eden: A Feast for the Eyes Saturday and Sunday, Oct 9-10 Barnsdall Park

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

This weekend Angelenos can frolic freely in idyllic Barnsdall Park while experiencing the visual bounty of over a half dozen local art galleries and 80 artists at the second annual Beyond Eden Art Fair.

Tiki Artists Celebrate and Support Breast Health Awareness

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Plaster casting art works are part of San Diego-based Keep A Breast Foundation's outreach program. The award-winning organization focuses on breast cancer awareness and education for those under 40.