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Victor Koroma Is A Photographer That Thinks Like A Painter #WhatABeautifulMess

"A Beautiful Mess" is Los Angeles based photographer Victor Koroma's artistic play on advertising ability to make certain products seem more appealing than they really are. Through carefully designed, aesthetic pleasing exterior packaging advertising companies deceive, trick and lure consumers. Victor is a photographer that thinks like a painter. To creat[...]

Lyrically Speaking: LouisYork "Clair Huxtable"

Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.     She likes to read books on philosophy She only eats at small cafes She questions every single part of me She makes me better every day It’s not the way she sty[...]

Stream Fifteen: The Hills Are Alive... with the sound of muses

I riffed on The Sound of Music tribute at The 87th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony into a recording device for ten minutes and twenty-eight seconds: this is the verbatim transcription… So it would seem the hills are alive with the sound of music… the Hollywood Hills to be exact. This night, this beautiful night, Oscar Sunday, and amidst all of the flashing[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Angie Fisher "I.R.S."

Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   2000 bucks would save my life 200 bucks would ease the pain The I.R.S. is on my case But I refuse to let them make me go insane 2000 bucks would pay the rent 200 bucks [...]

The Aspernaut, Curron Kal El Gajadhar On Art & His Angels

Curron Kal El Gajadhar has always had a very anthropological perspective of life, often resonating with the identity of an astronaut, alien, landlocked surfer or a weary, reincarnated, old soul. Corinne Stevie sits down the artist to talk about art, inspiration and the search for god, meaning and relativity in our modern times.   Art Nouveau Magazin[...]

Le Trap Haus Presents: Vinyl Mind Flow, Ep. 1

And it's crazy because you're looking at it, right? And the context is there... and, in that immediate context... it's like... it's gruesome, grotesque... and it's banal, and debased... vicious, and malicious... cruel, punishment and torture – and yet: it's entertainment. It's the panopticon: all eyes, on the swinging corpse. Back and forth, back and forth..[...]

A Million Girls Would Kill For This Job

Imagine that you're twenty-years-old... ...have just traveled across the country and back on a journey of self-exploration, and find yourself back in the hectic roundabout of New York City, serving tables and absolutely miserable. That was my life. I was feeling stuck in complete nothingness at a job that left me exhausted and underwhelmed, hungry for more [...]


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Jerry Wolf illustrates

The artist knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done. Jerry Wolf illustrates pop life with a signature style that merges drawing, painting and neo-pop iconography. Take a closer look at our favorite images from Jerry below. />

That Infamous Lady J Tag

Tags are to street artists what logos are to brands. Take for instance the stencil based illustration of the Queen of England with a bandana made popular by Australian street artist Lady J. The Sydney based artist has been posting posters and tags featuring the now iconic image all over Sydney for years. Take a closer look at some of our favorite pieces from[...]

Hugh Leeman had to kill a bird for this

Epilogue is a fully immersive art installation created by Hugh Leeman, Eddie Colla, and D Young V in downtown Los Angeles. It opened September 8 at Hold Up Art Gallery. "Icarus and the Dream", 22" x 30" sculpture, bird wings and skull, chains, locks, and magic leather chest The show's processes and concept have been inspired by America's gun lo[...]

Everywhere I go, I see the same Homo Riot

Art should follow the example of crime. The glamour that surrounds the criminal would evaporate were he to become visible... -Jean Cocteau, 1951 The genesis for Los Angeles based street artist HOMO RIOT came out of the anger the artist felt after Prop 8 passed. "I wanted to fuck shit up, I wanted to give the Mormons and the homophobes and the republicans e[...]