Looking for a nature and art all-in-one to fit within your space-shy studio apartment? Look no further: London artist Marcus Oakley has screen-printed these adorable mini sky planters that hang from your ceiling.
Matthew Deasy plays guitar in dream pop duo, Do The Robot. Deasy is also a screenprinting marvel and has a cassette dubbing business that involves himself and one boombox. He also makes gig posters as an art project and they are amazing creations. His work reminds me of Wes Wilson’s, but with a completely different aesthetic. Each poster is handmade with a unique attention to detail. My room is plastered with them.
I am currently exhibiting my first American exhibition at the Substrate Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition features abstract paintings, collages and screen prints. All of the works have a story behind them. Some of them are tied to events that have taken place on tour, or by situations I have found myself in. I paint in the same way that I approach creating music: finding that if you have a strict plan, it never ends up as you have imagined, with the mystical process of creating being the reward in itself.
Johnny Two Tone Club is a collaborative project between some folks in Perth and Melbourne who like to do hand-pulled screen prints. International Walkman Day is the second installment in their ongoing Public Holiday Project series, which seeks to celebrate the anniversary of significant cultural events that don’t get the attention they deserve.
London-based Robert Ryan works with a form of art I wish I had the patience for — papercutting. He applies his emotive and fantastical art to a variety of applications, from screenprints and textiles, to ceramics and lazercutting.
I love the work of the Montreal-based silkscreening group Seripop. Their choices of color and gritty, imperfect lines give the impression of ‘test-prints’ at first, but with further inspection reveal a definite conscious approach. [see also Lorin Brown]