Scott Radke

la premier fois que j’ai vu le travail de  Scott Radke, c’était il y a quelques année sur myspace (oui, myspace, vous vous souvenez? c’était avant facebook et twitter) j’ai été très marqué par sont style “pictural” sur des volumes et dans ma tête j’ai cryé: “woooow! je veux vivre dans le monde où vivent ces peintures animées, ces créatures mythiques!“. après, avec les mois et les années, j’ai un petit peu oublié ce monde tout bizarre; et cela jusqu’au aujourd’hui quand j’ai trébuché sur son site encore une fois et je me suis dite que il fallait que je le mets sur le true hate blog pour ne plus jamais l’oublier. s’il vous plait, visitez son site et allez “apprécier” son  facebook

when i firts saw the work of Scott Radke, some years ago on myspace (yeah, myspace, can you remember it? it was before facebook and twitter) i was marked by the painting-like act on his 3D works. i remember sayn’ loud in my head:”woow! i want to live in a world with those animated painting ,and mythical, creatures!“. after, within the months and the years, i quite forgot all this strange world. but today i stumbled on his website again and i taught that i must put him in the true hate blog, so i’ll don’t forget him anymore. so please, visit his webiste and also “like” him on his facebook

Sweet Streets

Gallery Nucleus Presents
SWEET STREETS II Guest-Curated by CARO
September 11, 2010 – October 04, 2010
Opening Reception: September 11, 2010 (7 pm – 11 pm)

Alhambra, CA – Gallery Nucleus and Caro are pleased to once again present the much anticipated art and fashion event Sweet Streets. Last year’s hugely successful event attracted hundreds of art and fashion enthusiasts.

This year, over 70 artists spanning the globe were invited to create 2D and 3D works where Japanese street fashions serves as the inspiration. This resulted in over 100 original works of art that are vibrant, exciting, playful, and diverse – evoking much the sentiments of those infamous Tokyo streets.

From delightful kawaii plush dolls to whimsical drawings and realistic paintings, there will surely be something to inspire everyone. Alongside artwork, attendees will be treated to an evening filled with fun activities and features. Including a fashion show by the sensational Japanese fashion brand 6%DOKIDOKI, music spun by Tune in Tokyo – featured in LA
Weekly’s 2010 People Issue, live model figure drawing, raffle drawings, free refreshments, food trucks and more.

Additionally, fashionistas can get their shopping on with featured pop-up shops by So So Happy, 6%DOKIDOKI, and Chubby Bunny Accessories, not to mention Nucleus’ own stock of unique Japanese art books and products.

Opening Night Features:

  • Raffle drawing with prizes provided by SoSo Happy, Sugarpill, Bubblepunch, & more.
  • Dj sets by Tune in Tokyo and Sebastian Masuda.
  • Pop-up shops by So So Happy, 6%DOKIDOKI & Chubby Bunny Accessories.
  • 6%DOKIDOKI fashion show.
  • Live drawing session with 6%DOKIDOKI models and featuring Japanese artist EIMI live drawing.
  • Free refreshments and snacks served.
  • CoolHaus and Grilled Cheese Truck serving up the sweet and savory.

For more information, please see:
http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/237
http://sweetstreetsla.blogspot.com/

FEATURED ARTISTS: ( artists in attendance = * )

*6%DOKIDOKI
Adolie Day
Ahren Hertel
*Aimee Steinberger
Akira Ebihara
Alessandra Fusi
Amandine Urruty
Amy Sol
Andrea Innocent
Andrew Brandou
Anna Chambers
APAK
Bei Badgirl
Bethany Marchman
Brian McCarty
Bwana Spoons
Candybird
Chris Mitchell
*Chubby Bunny
Ciou
d’Holbachie Yoko
*Danni Shinya Luo
Dominique Fung
*Eimi
Esther Kim
Fawn Fruits
Fawn Gehweiler
GF Leroy
Griselda Sastrawinata
Harley + Boss (Nathan Jurevicius & Andrea Kang)
Harmony Gong
Hiromi Sato
Inge Cornil
Irene Yuen
*JAW Cooper
Julie West
Kali Fontecchio
Kat Cameron
Kayo Tamaishi
Kelly Vivanco
Kira (TokyoFashion.com)
Koralie
*Kristen Lester
Kukula
Lesley Reppeteaux
Lilidoll
Lisa Alisa
Mari Inukai

Marie
Martin Hsu
Megan Brain
Mijn Schatje
Misa Tsutsui
*Misha
Mizna Wada
Naoshi
NICO
Nicoz Balboa
Ryo Nakagawa
Sam Gibbons
*Shrinkle
Stella Im Hultberg
Sunny Gu
TAMMY
*Tansy Myer
Tado
Tessar Lo
Thomas Han
Tiffany Liu
Travis Lampe
Veronica Hebard
Yosuke Ueno
You Byun
*Yume Ninja
Yuta Onoda

naoshi

sur son site on peut lire:

En utilisant le sable coloré, Naoshi dessine des gens  peu réalistes vivant dans un monde bien réel
En peignant pensées quotidiennes et émotions comme la joie, le bonheur, la peine ou l’anxiété.
En ramassant du sable de ses mains, elle dit que chaque jour passe comme les grains de sable qui tombent librement par ses doigts.
Naoshi fait son art en espérant qu’elle puisse vivre chaque jour brillant  comme ce sable coloré.

et sur son site vous pourrez trouver un d tuto pour faire du suna-e. essayez à la maison ;)

on her website you can read:

Using colorful sand, Naoshi draws unrealistic people living in a real world
portraying everyday thoughts and emotions such as joy, happiness, sorrow,
and anxiety.
Scooping up some sand with her hands, she says each and every day flow
by like grains of sand that falls freely through her fingers.
Naoshi makes her art wishing that she can live every day bright and shiny like
this colorful sand.

and on the website you could find a tutorial to make suna-e. let’s try it at home ;)

Catherine Lam

dans la forêt des souliers rouges

In the forest of the red shoes

Dès la semaine prochaine, Catherine Lam installera
une forêt dans La Galerie Bletterie,
et comme il se doit une forêt profonde, profonde…
Il y aura toujours des volumes en papier mâché et des encres,
mais tout ça enfeuillé et énigmatique, féminin et coloré !

La traversée commencera le 2 juillet par une collation forestière
dès 18h30 et durera jusqu’au 17 juillet si les esprits le veulent.
Venez nombreux rencontrer la chouette endormie et l’ours frappeur….

From next week, Catherine Lam will settle
A forest in The Gallery Bletterie,
And as it is necessary a deep, deep forest will welcome you as you’ll enter the gallery, with ink drawings and Papier-mâché sculptures. her works are enigmatic, feminines and colored!

The crossing will begin July 2nd with a forest meal
From 6:30 pm and will last until July 17th if the spirits will want it.
Come numerous to meet the sleepy owl and the bear striker…


Dans la forêt des souliers rouges /// In the forest of the red shoes

Exposition de Catherine Lam.
Du 2 au 17 juillet 2010, du mardi au samedi de 15h à 19h.
vernissage le 2 juillet dès 18h30.
Galerie Bletterie 11ter rue bletterie La Rochelle

Arthur Rackham

et maintenant un peu d’histoire

and now a little bit of history


(tiré de wikipedia): Rackham est né à Londres dans une famille qui compte douze enfants. À 18 ans, il travaille comme employé au « Westminster Fire Office » et commence à étudier à l’École d’Art de Lambeth. Dès 1888 il expose à la Royal Academy comme aquarelliste.

En 1892 il quitte son poste d’employé et débute un travail de journaliste et illustrateur pour l’hebdomadaire Westminster Budget. Cependant, ses premières œuvres n’ont pas encore la dimension fantastique ou merveilleuse qu’elles auront par la suite : Rackham n’a pas encore trouvé son style, et n’a pas le succès qui lui permettra par la suite de choisir les œuvres littéraires qu’il veut mettre en images. Son premier recueil d’illustrations est publié en 1893. Dès lors et jusqu’à sa mort en 1939, il illustrera de nombreux ouvrages. La première manifestation de son goût pour une certaine préciosité trouvera son expression dans l’édition illustrée de The Dolly Dialogues, d’Anthony Hope, en 1894.

En 1903, il épouse Edyth Starkie dont il aura une fille, Barbara, en 1908.

Rackham gagne la médaille d’or à l’Exposition Internationale de Milan en 1906 et une autre à l’Exposition Internationale de Barcelone en 1911. Ses œuvres font l’objet de nombreuses expositions, notamment au Louvre (Paris) en 1914. Membre de la « Société royale des Aquarellistes », il sera nommé « master of Art Worker’s Guild » en 1919.

Arthur Rackham meurt en 1939 d’un cancer dans sa propriété de Limpsfield dans le Surrey.

L’œuvre de Rackham est bien plus riche qu’on ne le pense généralement ; certes, la majeure partie de son travail concerne les livres pour enfants : Les Contes des frères Grimm (1900) ; Rip van Winkle (1905) ; Peter Pan (1906), ainsi que Alice au pays des merveilles (1907), notamment. Cependant, il a aussi travaillé sur nombre d’ouvrages pour adultes : Le Songe d’une nuit d’été (1908), Ondine (1909), The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie (1911), etc.

(from wikipedia) Rackham was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying part-time at the Lambeth School of Art.

In 1892 he quit his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 in To the Other Side by Thomas Rhodes, but his first serious commission was in 1894 for The Dolly Dialogues, the collected sketches of Anthony Hope, who later went on to write The Prisoner of Zenda. Book illustrating then became Rackham’s career for the rest of his life.

In 1903 he married Edyth Starkie, with whom he had one daughter, Barbara, in 1908. Rackham won a gold medal at the Milan International Exhibition in 1906 and another one at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1912. His works were included in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Arthur Rackham died 1939 of cancer in his home in Limpsfield, Surrey.

Animal Wisdom

Cell63 artgallery is glad to present:

ANIMAL WISDOM

a solo exhibition by NICOZ BALBOA

4 June – 30 July

Vernissage Friday 4th July 19h00-22h30

performances by:
THE SEWING MACHINE (a sweet body performance)
3BARBARAE (improvisation dance)
FENIA KOTSOPOULOU, MARIELLA CELIA & TBGUANDA (improvisation dance & music)

ANIMAL WISDOM

In Nicoz Balboa’s Illustrations there are living girlies with red airs, vintage-style boots and balloon-sleeved dresses and skirts and SM leather masks. This Girlies are mysterious, silent and quite often good friends with anthropomorphic animals, also very silent. Nicoz likes to create a world which doesn’t exist, but in which she would like to live in..and also many of us. She imagines herself travelling on the back of a magic three-eyed white bear or with a deer of the Enchanted Forest, she sees these Girlies, dressed like a bunch of SadoMaso Alices in Wonderland going to the King’s ball.

for further infos or for consulting the price list, please fell free to contact
Cell63 artgallery
Allerstr 38
U8 Leinestr – Berlin
Wed-Fri 14:00-19:00+2nd and 4th Sat of the month
info@cell63.com
www.cell63.com

(and I updated a bunch of new works in the  artworks section of my website. go and see )

I NEED YOUR SKULL

(je reporte le comunique de presse de l’expo “I need your skull” @ la MF Gallery de Brooklyn) )

I NEED YOU SKULL
at MF Gallery: 213 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY
Opening Party: Saturday May 22, 2010
MF Gallery is excited to present our newest show: “I Need Your Skull”, In this show, over 30 international artists were asked to present a piece depicting a human skull… All the money raised from sales of the skull art will be used to build a giant skull on the facade of the MF Gallery building.

Skulls have long been used in art as symbols of mortality, religion, eternal life, rebellion, fear, poison and more. The skulls in “I Need Your Skull” are realized in a variety of different styles and mediums. Photo realistic skulls, gruesome skulls, cartoon skulls, psychedelic skulls, dark skulls and colorful skulls. From morbid to cute, 3D or flat, these skulls are made in a variety of materials from marble to paper; and were created by a group of diverse artists, some who use skulls as the subject matter for their normalwork, and some who were asked to create a skull piece just for this show.

The artists include: Jenny Bird Alcantara, Annie Aube, Nicoz Balboa, Dave Brockie, Candy, Fernando Carpaneda, Gene Coffey, Matt Dickson, Dennis Dread, Kirsten Flaherty, Heather Gargon, Christina Graf, Guicho, Death Head, Scott Holloway, Lance Laurie, Abe Lincoln Jr., Mike Maas, Drew Maillard, Sarah Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dennis McNett, Rodrigo Melo, MCA, Munk 1, Gilbert Oh, Chris Peters, Porkchop, Ed Repka, Lou Rusconi, Frank Russo, John Russo, Martina Secondo Russo, Chad Savage, Anna Semenova, Joe Simko, James Wrona, Genevive Zacconi & More…

Our dream for the new MF Gallery in Brooklyn (A.K.A. The “Fortress MF”) has always been to adorn the facade with a 20 foot 3-D skull. Made of fiberglass or a similar material, it will be reminiscent of an old Spook House ride, and would make The Fortress MF an unmissable Brooklyn Landmark! This is a big project that has been in the planning stages for a long time, but one that we have not yet been able to realize due to time and monetary constraints.

“I Need Your Skull” will help to make MF Gallery’s Giant Skull Project a reality! All of the proceeds from this show will go towards building the giant skull. As a part of this show, we will be revealing concept sketches for the construction of the “Fortress MF Skull” for the very first time!

Please join us for a rock n roll Opening Party on Saturday May 22, from 7 to 10 pm. Many of the artists will be present, and refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to all ages. The art in “I Need Your Skull” will be on view until June 20, 2010 and will also available for viewing and purchasing online at: www.MFgallery.net. Come buy some skull art and help us build our giant skull… We Need Your Skull!!!

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street, between Butler and Baltic Streets in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G to Bergen, (Exit at Bergen and Smith, walk 2 blocks east on Bergen. Turn right on Bond. Walk south on Bond for 3 blocks.) the A to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn, (Exit at Schermerhorn and Bond. Walk South on Bond for 8 blocks.) or the R to Union. (Exit at Union and 4th ave. Walk west on Union for 3 blocks. Turn Right on Bond. Walk North on Bond for 4 blocks.)

For more information, to request high resolution images or to set up interviews, please contact Martina Secondo Russo at info@MFgallery.net or (917)446-8681.