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Cotton Candy Autopsy for Guzu Gallery’s Icons of Horror

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A piece for the upcoming Icons of Horror group art show at the Guzu Gallery opening Halloween night entitled Cotton Candy Autopsy. The limited edition serigraph was inspired by both Stephen King’s “It” character Pennywise the Clown and Mark Dery’s essay “Cotton Candy Autopsy: Deconstructing Psycho-Killer Clowns”. The serigraph measures 12?x18?, hand-printed silkscreen on acid-free 100# Cougar Natural cover stock, and limited to 44 signed/numbered prints.

Icons of Horror will be on display Oct. 31st – Dec. 1, 2014 at 5000 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas.

External Link: Cotton Candy Autopsy for Guzu Gallery’s Icons of Horror

Extra Ordinary – Tilen’s 2014 Solo Singapore Exhibition

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Extra Ordinary
Opening: 7pm, Tuesday, 21Oct 2014
21Oct-02Nov 2014
Utterly Art Gallery
20B Mosque Street Level 3
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About the Exhibition
We often seek out the new and exotic, forgetting that beauty can be found in the everyday and commonplace.

In Extra Ordinary, Tilen Ti celebrates the little moments, familiar scenes and simple pleasures that make up so much of our lives and memories, and give them meaning. This is Tilen’s fourth solo exhibition.

External Link: Extra Ordinary – Tilen’s 2014 Solo Singapore Exhibition

Kareem Rizk @ Moniker Art Fair 2014 represented by Smithson Gallery

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I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be showing a new series of works at the Moniker Art Fair for the first time this year in London. I’ll be represented there by the UK based Smithson Gallery, being one of only four artists featured by the gallery at this event. I’ll be in attendance on October 16th for the opening night preview.

My new featured works will be a series of 32 handmade mixed media multiples titled ‘Circus’, featuring 4 unique designs and 8 different colour-ways. This series however will only be revealed after the opening night. Other new works that I’ve just recently finished include two big original works on canvas, 200 x 100 cm (80 x 40 inches) and 110 x 180 cm (43 x 70 inches).

The above piece called ‘Ruby Throat’ is currently for sale along with other pieces via Smithson’s website.

External Link: Kareem Rizk @ Moniker Art Fair 2014 represented by Smithson Gallery

Printing Spot Colors with Violet Lemay

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Our friend Violet Lemay has put a fantastic post up about printing spot colours, it doesn’t hurt that the tutorial comes with a nice little story about her own experience with the process. Follow the link and have a read… If you’re not really a reader, there are pictures too. :)

External Link: Printing Spot Colors with Violet Lemay

Carlos Araujo is part of Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2014-2015

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Carlos Araujo’s illustrations were once more chosen to be part of the Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide! The 2014/2015 edition showcases a “collection of top-class illustration work selected from more than 5,000 submissions from 1,050 illustrators from no fewer than 67 countries. It’s a truly international affair…!”

This is the third time Carlos Araujo made into the 200 Best list and this time with five illustrations selected. The new edition is a beautiful 296 page book showcasing lots and lots of great illustrations produced during the past two years from around the world and is now available at luerzersarchive.net

External Link: Carlos Araujo is part of Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2014-2015

Old Boxes New Lives

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One day my sister and I were scavenging our grandfather’s attic and we stumbled upon these intricate little boxes with slide covers and carved handles. We stuck them with glue against the walls that were inside our closets and those boxes became our secret treasure compartments where we’d collect and hide our findings, like comic book clippings and little mice figures that my sister made out of cloth material.

Then I grew up and boxes just stayed with me. Now I go to antique shops and buy old cigar boxes. I try to look for the old wooden ones that are dark and deeply stained so when I carve into the wood, the lighter colored or the unstained wood shows through and creates a good contrast to the carved images.

External Link: Old Boxes New Lives