Nate Ronniger

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 27 January 2009

We checked in with Arizona-based artist Nate Ronniger and asked him about the process behind his elaborate creations: ‘In many ways, I think of myself as a director. Situating a still life of mine is like putting on a miniature play. There are costumes, characters and props. I want the plot to be intriguing and […]

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Gustavo Aimar

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 4 December 2008

Argentinian illustrator Gustavo Aimar’s version of the Deluge is full of light and peace in it’s inherent simplicity and wondrous naivety. Generally speaking, the innocence and playfulness of childhood is never far from the core symbolic theme in Aimar’s works.

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Mikey Welsh exhibiting in Rhode Island

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By Zolton in New Events on Tuesday 28 October 2008

Artist Mikey Welsh — who once pounded the bass for perennial chartsters Weezer — is exhibiting a range of new works, Paintings and Drawings, at Montanaro Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island. The show kicks off on Saturday, November 8th from 7-10pm. We caught up with him for an email chat: How different is the lifestyle between fulltime musician and fulltime artist in terms of the time you start and end your day, and the energy you bring to your activities? ‘My life is much healthier than it used to be. In my Weezer days, I would usually wake up massively hung over in various hotels and tour buses around the world. I would end my day at 5 or 6 in the morning, damaging myself somehow. Now I wake up at 5am and start painting right through the morning. I am in bed by ten every night’.

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Mikey Welsh: Paintings and Drawings

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By Zolton in New Events on Monday 20 October 2008

One time bassist for Weezer, now an artist in his own right, Mikey Welsh is showing a selection of his colourful new paintings in an exhibition called Paintings and Drawings which kicks off on Saturday, November 8th from 7-10pm at Montanaro Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island. The night is free and open to the public. All works will be for sale and available on the Montanaro website. Mikey will also be doing a live paint demo in New York on Wednesday, November 12th at Burton Snowboards Flagship store in Soho.

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Esref Armagan

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Sunday 3 August 2008

Claude Monet may have started going blind when he painted some of his most iconic pieces, but Turkish painter Esref Armagan has been totally blind since birth. He uses a Braille stylus to sketch out images, which he then paints using his hands.

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