I’m not a big dubstep (hyphytech, yoloswag, hypefart, whatever you wanna call it) fan. However, I’ve found a soft spot for Smasheltooth, an underground Bay Area DJ. She combines old-school hip hop into some heavy Bay Area flow mixed with the comical, yet sometimes satisfying, modern day hip hop. Ever since my buddy from San [...]
Finding an artist who works outside of their comfort zone is rare. Natalie Frank is one of today’s pioneers who throws herself off the edge she dangles from. It took seconds for me to realize she was approaching next level work when I first saw her paintings at the Armory in New York. Her recent show at Frederick & Freiser Gallery exemplified how her style has evolved even further since regaining the use of her left eye, curing her dimensional blindness.
If you’ve seen Irreversible or Enter the Void, you’re aware of Gaspar Noe’s infamous filmmaking. Noe has become comfortable and even inviting to the harsh criticism people throw his way. Although constantly viewed as someone solely concerned with shock-value, Noe describes his work as a depiction of trauma conflicting with our primal minds. Check out [...]
I’ve noticed lately that people are confusing the term ‘street art’ with ‘graffiti’. I think it’s a necessary reminder for us all to take a look at the work of Borondo, a street artist based in Spain. He focuses on painterly, large scale figurative works that absorbs and interacts with their environment.