Maya Hayuk…

Lifted shamelessly from a Fecal Face interview with Brooklyn based artist Maya Hayuk. Call it the conservation of energy for other challenging Sunday tasks and duties.

“Gallery 16 is pleased to welcome Brooklyn based artist Maya Hayuk to her first solo show with the gallery. Hayuk is a prolific muralist, photographer, printmaker, painter, illustrator, and documentarian. Her fearless attraction to wild color, a genre-bending mix of graphic design, graffiti, illustration, and abstraction has earned her a wide international audience. Hayuk’s work overflows with a uniquely cultivated handmade aesthetic . Part punk, part psychedelic explosion, her paintings, prints and murals display unbridled enthusiasm. Her monograph “Just Good Vibes” describes the work “Multicolored diamonds morph into rainbows on public walls, day glow birds and flowers sprout extra appendages appearing both beautiful and menacing, and everything eschews logic while making perfect aesthetic sense. Hayuk’s bold images of colorful beauty are at once visceral, ethereal, humorous and political.”

graphics with an ‘x’…

All kudos to changethethought for picking up the website of Kristian Hammerstad. He has a beautiful comic influenced style harking back to the 80’s skate designs from the powell/bones era of zombie/metal/horror inspired graphics. All the images on his website are unique and bold and couple perfectly with his particularly dry sense of humour. Worth a good long look.

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Cause it’s just monkey genius, and it makes me shiver (in awe and with a equal amount of jealousy). Check out AJ Fosik’s flickr (and his rad collection of beer sweaters).

temples in lisbon…

Maybe it’s a little too early in the morning for artists statements and overviews, but non-the-less, the sculptural work of Brooklyn based artist Faile was just what I needed to see at 8:42am. I can’t say a hell of a lot about it, cause it’s just so damn remarkable, but it’s safe to say it has scale,¬† guts, and it’s made an impact. Now for coffee.

Yoshitaka Amano…

If you ever played the FF series of Nintendo games back in the era of NES, you probably saw some of Yoshitaka Amano’s beautiful work on the box, cartridge or inside the instruction booklet. In my case I was a little young at the time and didn’t have the patience for anything more challenging than Duck Hunt…even Zelda was a stretch. If you are interested in delving into some video game history and a brief personal history, head west to his wiki entry, if you want to look at some more examples of his work, head south to the BOOOM entry.