Tattoo artist Joseph Realubit began his artistic studies in the Phillippines before earning a second BFA in Chicago. Realubit now works as an artist in San Francisco. He has a supreme understanding of the physical musculature of the body and how to work with vibrant pigments of ink, creating tattoo art with deeper meaning. Howlya to that!
The intricacies of Brett Manning’s drawings pull you right into her warm and fuzzy world. Sacred geometry, textures, patters and forest creatures make repeated appearances amongst her portraits. She has a way of making the esoteric accessible, the spiritual right down to Earth. Manning has picked up contracts with Obey and is already picking up fans and followers from around the globe.
Great galleries come in all sizes, but most of their greatness often resides in a state of constant flux, otherwise known as perception. Many perceive the best art to be held in cities like L.A., New York or Berlin. Chicago has some scratching their heads with the cancellation of Art Chicago, but just north of downtown, ZIA|Gallery of Winnetka, Illinois, forges ahead with thought and conversation provoking exhibitions in photography, painting and mixed media artworks.
Bloggity, bloggity, photography blogs. They seem a dime a dozen these days. There are more than a few jaded photography folks taking notice and starting to give some credit to this format that’s shaping the future of the medium. Urbanautica steps up the platform with several editorials including MetaData, which explores contemporary trends in education, Undercover, as photography for the ears, and Translations, as a poetic dialogue relating to the totality of art and life. They also publish books, exhibit photographs and are generating quite a following.
Dara Dubinet’s YouTube videos are really catching fire, especially amongst those in the Raw Food movement. She brings a refreshingly earthy edge to the health and lifestyle genre, as she enthusiastically exhorts us to ‘Get Your Greens On!’ Books, DVDs and a potential TV show? You betcha.