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Pol-Edouard’s Psychedelic Visions

Psychedelia is alive and well in France in the artwork of one Pol-Edouard.  Relying on no single form to communicate his visions Pol-Edouard’s paints, markers, pens, and screen-prints his subjects with grotesque/surreal glee.  Dogs, warriors, pinups,and motorcycles feature prominently in his colorful canvases, which often depict conflict between people (see Grace versus Sigourney, where our familiar 1980s icons battle in a Vietnamese swamp), ravaged landscapes, and an obvious … Continue reading Pol-Edouard’s Psychedelic Visions

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A New Favorite in Henry Valensi

Just last night I returned from a trip to Paris where, over the course of twelve days, I was able to tire my eyes and brain out on art just about everywhere I went.  One of the many wonders revealed to me was the work of one Henry Valensi (1883-1960), which I had the pure joy of seeing at the Musée National d’Art Moderne.  Mr Valensi’s … Continue reading A New Favorite in Henry Valensi

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FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”

  Eight days ago a youtube clip for FKA twigs’ newest track “Two Weeks” appeared and, based on its below-one-million views (616,436 views as of this writing),  few outside the Pitchfork faithful have taken notice of the track.  If you have already fell under this song’s spell, then there is little I can say that you don’t already know. True, It took me a couple of listens before the magnificence … Continue reading FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”

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El-Nachar’s Geometric Abstraction

Today is a great day!! Why is today a great day? you might ask. Well, dear reader, I will tell you.  It is a great day because today I discovered the work of Abdel Rahman El-Nachar, an Egyptian painter and university professor who painted from 1956 until his death in 1999.  I am amazed that I had never heard of him before because his body of … Continue reading El-Nachar’s Geometric Abstraction

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Great Albums On Youtube: The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

[Click play on that player above before reading.] I was talking with a friend of mine the other day about meditation/contemplation practices and at one point she made a comment about wanting to be able to appreciate the sounds of the city as a natural part of the discipline, but how “it would be nice to have something to listen to that could kind of drown that stuff … Continue reading Great Albums On Youtube: The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

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Francisco Goya’s Prints: Los Caprichos

Francisco Goya is one of the most revered names in art history, owning to the undeniable skill which he employed in his work as well as the wildly diverse body of work that he created in his lifetime.  The Romantic trappings of color, composition, and subject matter in his early work and portraiture lend themselves to the consideration of Goya as the last of the Old … Continue reading Francisco Goya’s Prints: Los Caprichos

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Todd Terje’s Wacky Artistry

  For those who like their dance music served up with a serving of intelligence, Todd Terje is a well-known name, having released numerous singles and remixes over the last 10 years.  Just a couple of weeks ago the Norwegian disco/house DJ and producer released his first LP, It’s Album Time!  Seeing how, for DJs, the release of an LP comes with an effort to transition from “entertainer” to “creator”, Mr Terje has produced a … Continue reading Todd Terje’s Wacky Artistry

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David Lee Price Creates Playgrounds For Your Eyes

  To look through the tumblr of David Lee Price is to be invited into a whose is both familiar and undeniably original. One sees the influence of M.C. Escher in Price’s consistent use of overlapped details that create disorienting and impossible perspectives, along with plenty of graffiti/Basquiat/Haring-inspired figures and textures.  Most of the work on Mr Price’s tumblr is in black and white (though his work in color is … Continue reading David Lee Price Creates Playgrounds For Your Eyes

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s upcoming LP, Sea When Absent

“In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)” and “Crushin’” are the latest two tracks to have shown up on the webosphere from A Sunny Day in Glasgow.  The songs will be on the Philadelphia dream pop band’s fourth full length album, Sea When Absent, which will be released June 24th from Lefse Records, and is the band’s first album in three years. It was funded by … Continue reading A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s upcoming LP, Sea When Absent