I saw one of Yola’s large scale collages pasted on the side of the Hackney Bureau today. I really like her style, a little nod to the baroque with everyday people in epic scenes and some religious iconography. There’s also a Conor Harrington piece on the gable next to the cafe, you can see a little bit of it below. Hopefully be seeing lots more new stuff since my move to London.
Mad Photoshop skills from LA based visual artist and musician Sonny Kay. These are all examples of the Album Art he’s been doing over the years. Sonny Kay also did the art work for ‘Street Meat’ by Dublin based band No Spill Blood (that one’s at the bottom of the end of this post). Shed loads more mind bending stuff on his site below.
Map collages from New York based artist Matthew Cusick. Some of these are on show at ‘The Mind is in it’s Own Place’ exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Galley in New York. I like the idea of these excessively intricate works using thousands of sections of maps rearranged to depict reclining nudes, waves and landscapes. I guess you could say there’s some political undertones of colonisation, war, and foreign culture here but they look great even if you don’t think about all that stuff.