Author Archive

Remembering the Man Who Made the World Laugh

by Jenna Austinon August 28, 2015
Just over a year ago news of the death of Robin Williams spread like wildfire on social media. An outpouring of love for the man who made the world laugh was immediate, both towards his family and legions of fans. Some people chose to pay tribute to the actor and comedian with their art. Graffiti […]

Taking Street Art to the Water Ways

by Jenna Austinon August 28, 2015
For New York-based artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula), making art on city walls must not have been enough. Instead, Hula grabbed his paddleboard and acrylics and hit the waters of his native Hawaii. Hula glides around the water in search of a place to paint, and then pulls off a balancing act while creating stunning […]

The Making of a Squirrel: Lonac

by Jenna Austinon August 26, 2015
   Lonac is a Croatian graffiti artist that got his start early on in elementary school. He’s best known for his hyper realistic murals that he has up around England and Croatia. He got his start by doing a mural on the wall of his elementary school, and his art teacher was so impressed she […]

Diamonds Are An Artist’s Best Friends

by Jenna Austinon August 26, 2015
   Kurt Pio is an artist who loves getting into the details of his work. As multifaceted as the diamonds that he pains, Pio is also a seasoned milliner and works at artfully preserving plants and herbs. He says hoping around between mediums is because he gets bored, but loves to paint. Evidenced by his […]

Dismally Ever After: 10 Things I Thought When I Saw Dismaland

by Jenna Austinon August 24, 2015
1. Bansky is still cool. 2. Dismaland was largely kept a secret. Keeping a mock theme park filled with work by 60+ artists had to have taken a trick out of the Fight Club’s playbook. No one involved with Dismaland talks about Dismaland!!! 3. British people can be rude after all. Even if they’re getting […]

Who is this woman?

by Jenna Austinon August 24, 2015
   It’s the kind of thing you’d read about in a novel. But the discovery in a thrift shop on Hull Street in Richmond, Virginia was very real. Meagan Abell uncovered a mystery when she opened the medium format camera she had recently purchased, and discovered a roll of film still in the camera and […]

Vladimir Kush: Art Surreal

by Jenna Austinon August 20, 2015
The story behind Vladimir Kush is one of rags to riches. Born in Russia, Kush started studying art at a young age. To help his family out during hard times, he drew portraits on the street for money. His work garnered attention and notoriety, enough for him to travel to the states and eventually to […]

Finding A New Relationship With Paper

by Jenna Austinon August 19, 2015
The art of Yulia Brodskaya might look like beautifully detailed illustrations, but upon further inspection Brodskaya’s true medium is paper. Each piece contains hundreds of pieces of paper rolled and shaped and glued to a background. This technique is called paper quilling. And while at first Brodskaya says she thought it might be limiting, she […]

Susan Mills: Makes Books Out Of That?!

by Jenna Austinon August 18, 2015
   In the digital age book-binding and papermaking might seem like futile arts. But artists like Susan Mills have been beautiful paper art for decades with no sign of slowing down. Susan Mills is a teacher at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Cooper Union Continuing Education, and the Center for Book Arts. She […]

Maya Hayuk’s Psychedelic Street Love

by Jenna Austinon August 18, 2015
   Brooklyn-based artist Maya Hayuk is one of those artists that works well no matter what format she’s using. From murals to paintings to prints, her psychedelic and funky compositions keep viewers coming back for more.   Hayuk says of her work: “Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into her elaborate abstractions, creating an […]