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Carolin Reichert photo-collages the sunset

Collage on negative film/ C-print/ 107,5 x 85 cm, by Carolin Reichert

Collage on negative film/ C-print/ 107,5 x 85 cm, by Carolin Reichert

Who says collage has to involve the endless repetition of cutting itty-bitty pieces of paper and gluing them in tight places?  Not the artist Carolin Reichert. Using only a few large cut-outs, Amsterdam-based Reichert does a masterful job of superimposing images of . . . → Read More: Carolin Reichert photo-collages the sunset

Music painting

Watch this charming video of someone writing/illustrating music as it is playing. The music is by Matteo Negrin.

Herakut leaves their mark in Los Angeles

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Herakut is the German duo of two graffiti artists – individually named Hera and Akut. Their collaboration began when they first met in 2004 at the Urban Art Festival Sevilla in Spain. Since then they have been jointly producing stunning street art around the world.

Today, Herakut is . . . → Read More: Herakut leaves their mark in Los Angeles

Spring Open Studio 2011 at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios in San Francisco

photography by Rebecca R. Jackrel

photography by Rebecca R. Jackrel

The Spring Open Studio 2011 at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios will take place this weekend, Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, 2011, 11am – 6pm in San Francisco. More than 150 artist studios will be open for viewing and works will be for sale.

The . . . → Read More: Spring Open Studio 2011 at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios in San Francisco

12th annual “How Weird Street Faire” in San Francisco

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On Sunday May 1st, the 2011 How Weird Street Faire will take place at the intersection of Howard and 2nd Streets in downtown San Francisco and fill 9 city blocks.

This year’s faire will feature –

60 vendors from around the world with unique goods for sale. An “Art Alley” on Minna Street off . . . → Read More: 12th annual “How Weird Street Faire” in San Francisco

GRAVITY FREE 2011, a Multidisciplinary Design Conference – call for participation

Poster for the Gravity Free 2011 Conference (poster design by Milton Glaser)

Poster for the Gravity Free 2011 Conference (poster design by Milton Glaser)

The multidisciplinary design conference GRAVITY FREE 2011 is coming to San Francisco May 24-26, 2011.  Conceived for creative designers, the theme of this year’s conference is “Wonders of Magical Thinkers.” Twenty-one world renown designers will be invited speakers. The conference will be . . . → Read More: GRAVITY FREE 2011, a Multidisciplinary Design Conference – call for participation

Wendy Robushi searches within the Mandala

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Infinity Spiral Oil, wax, and mixed media on wood panel. 12"H x 12"W (by Wendy Robushi)

San Francisco artist Wendy Robushi has created a compelling body of work around the ancient yet time-enduring form of the mandala. Painting, drawing, and scratching, Robushi builds rich multi-layered complex surfaces. Using color, Robushi creates either . . . → Read More: Wendy Robushi searches within the Mandala

Post-it art show in Barcelona

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work by Edu Bertone

The stuff that can be done on a simple post-it note never fails to amaze and inspire me.

Hi-Fructose has given us a sneak peak at the “Post It Show: Barcelona” show to be opening next week May 5th. Included in the exhibit will be the works by several Hi-Fructose . . . → Read More: Post-it art show in Barcelona

San Francisco Area Event Picks for April 26 – May 2, 2011

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American Vinyl at the Compound in Oakland – work by Jeanne Lorenz

Event: Bay Area Artists For Japan Exhibition and Art Sales Event, Opening Reception When: Thursday, April 28, 5:00 pm. – 8:00 pm Where: Mina Dresden Gallery, 312 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Description: Artworks generously donated from artists in Bay Area . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for April 26 – May 2, 2011

New Banksy work spotted in Fitzrovia, London

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New street art believed to have been created by the artist Banksy has appeared on a wall in Fitzrovia, central London during Easter Monday. The work features the text – “if graffiti changed anything – it would be illegal” – in dripping red paint with a stenciled rat placed under the text. The rat . . . → Read More: New Banksy work spotted in Fitzrovia, London