Mars-1: paintings from outer-space by Mario Martinez

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 17 June 2013

With a name like Mars-1, you can only guess Mario Martinez would be making art that feels like it dropped from the sky. His work feels almost extraterrestrial. The many layers of color and texture are brought together in whimsical compositions by perfectly round bubble forms. This LA artist seem to really celebrate the idea of “other life” being […]

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Classic movie inspired woodcuts by Loren Kantor

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By Loren Kantor in New Art on Thursday 7 March 2013

I fell in love with woodcuts in the 80s when I attended a German Expressionist show at LA County Museum. My wife gave me a woodcutting set for my birthday and I dove in blindly. I began carving images inspired by classic movies. Each carving takes 40-50 hours. The process forces me to slow down. […]

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Faces, cut out and looped to geometric madness

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 14 December 2012

There’s a bit of madness in LA-based artist Gordon Magnin’s works. He calls each one an ‘altered found image’. We think it’s demented. Still, it’s the good sort of dementedness. There’s something cool about taking a cut-out of a face and repeating that cut-out till the essence of the image is never the same again. If there’s any way we’d ever agree to let anyone mangle up our face digitally, this would have to be the only way.

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Text Sculpture: highlighting interplay of words and images

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Friday 14 October 2011

LA artist Doug Aitken’s Text Sculpture series uses light-boxes, mirror works, living plants and photography to create interplay of words and images. Aiken has a previous body of work ranging from photography, films, installations and architectural interventions, and has collaborated with the likes of very cool Tilda Swinton and Cat Power.

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Sarah Anderson’s Harmonic Huh show

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Thursday 20 May 2010

LA-based artist and Sumi Ink Club founder Sarah Anderson focuses on collaborative work, inviting anyone who wants to join her in creating massive ink drawings. Still, she maintains a pretty distinct style. If you’re in Baltimore, check out her stuff at the Harmonic Huh show at the Hexagon, which will be up until June 19.

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Zack Stadel

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 10 March 2010

LA-based conceptual artist Zach Stadel examines the assumptions and presumed utility ascribed to various materials by reworking the ways in which they define and are defined by space, gravity, and light.

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David Choe

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Sunday 16 March 2008

LA-based renaissance man David Choe draws from toy culture and comics as much as he does from Japanese painting and conceptual high art.

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