FACES AND SPACES: LAUREN ASTA

LAUREN ASTA is slowly taking over the world, one wall at a time. She’s filling up the streets with a bunch of little goofy faces. They stare at you, yelling gibberish and going “PPTTTTT” with their tongues. They’re clumsy and hyperactive. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE.   At least in Chicago. I see these noisy little faces inside […]

CHAIN REACTION: KRISTOPHER KITES

KRISTOPHER KITES is one of the best artists in Chicago right now. Yeah, I said it.   The man makes work that’s simple and straight to the point. You know how comic book culture is poppin’ right now? Marvel, DC, and all that geeky stuff? Well your mans Kristopher has the power to bring that […]

Kiss and tell: Michal Ojrzanowski

This whole article is dedicated to MICHAL OJRZANOWSKI‘s enamel pin, called ‘KISSS’. He’s an architect and object designer based out of Chicago. There’s a tremendous amount of Swiss influence in his work– strong geometric emphasis, and plenty of white space. But all that aside, this single enamel pin design is just really dope to me. […]

BRINGIN’ THE HEAT: SHOEUZI

SHOEUZI is an artist based out of Stockholm, Sweden. He makes resin art objects based on two things: sneakers and uzis. The combination seems simple enough, and the results are pretty awesome. Just take a look at his take on the OFF-WHITE ten collection:   The strategic use of color translates well on the uzi […]

EVOKE & EVOLVE: ALAN GANEV

ALAN GANEV is a visual artist based out of Montréal. His imagery is dynamic, exciting, and full of color. Figurines of soldiers bathed in pastels and neon paint flecks populate Ganev’s latest works. These subjects, along with his signature, are repeated throughout his collection– the continued exploration of the concept is the driving factor.   […]

APLIKORE IS THE FUTURE

Benjamin Shihundu is a 3D digital artist that goes by the name APLIKORE. He’s 14 years old. Get that through your head– brotha is FOURTEEN! Based out of Vancouver, the high school prodigy is already a master at creating beautiful digital work. His art blends the real with the fantastic, and the result is astounding. […]

Nostalgic meets novel: BLAKEMADEIT

BLAKE SHERIDAN is a digital artist based out of Chicago. His current work consists of digital collages that feature meticulous sourcing and placement. The end result is a really exciting arrangement of color, subject, and emotion. There’s something really poppy and loud about his stuff that makes you stop, look, and listen.   According to […]

MATT GONDEK BREAKS IT ALL DOWN

MATT GONDEK is a Los Angeles artist that paints deconstructed pop icons. Originally from Pittsburgh, Matt’s creative background began with drawing comic books art an early age. He started his professional career making art for music merch, and tried his hand in running a clothing boutique. After deciding to focus primarily on fine art, Matt’s […]