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Audrey Kawasaki - "Memai"
The work of Audrey Kawasaki is very hot right now. She has had a huge amount of shows, some amazing group shows with Amy Sol & Stella Im Hultberg, and an upcoming solo show at the Copro Nason Gallery. Her paintings are very sensual, delicate images of dreamy figures that almost seem to appear right out of the wood she uses to hold them. She often releases prints, but they go very quickly. The last time she released some they sold out in minutes, and I know that this upcoming print will be the same. Head on over to the link below to see the purchase instructions and see if you'll be lucky enough to score one.
Andy Kehoe - "Finding Hope in the Clearing"
An artist out of Pittsburgh, Andy has had a great number of group shows under his belt and has done some work for some publications like New York Times. This print comes from a piece he had in his recent group show "Trouble, Pass Me By" at the Jonathan Levin Gallery over the summer. I really love his style, not one inch of his paintings is void of texture, and the patterns that he uses throughout his work is very mesmerizing. You can see what looks like endless flowers or leaves, the detail in each painting really shows how special his work his. Make sure you check out the rest of his work on his homepage.
Jeff Soto - "Thunder Clouds over a Flower"
Graduated with Distinction from Art Center in Pasadena, Jeff Soto has done work for Sony, Warner Bros., skateboard magazines and record companies, All while having his art shown in some of the top galleries in the country. He style is amazing and he continues to surprise me show after show. The piece shown here is a brand new print based on one of his latest works for his solo show "Storm Clouds" at the Jonathan Levine Gallery". I really can't give enough praise for his work, it's so visually stimulating and colorful, and this print is one of the best I've seen so far. It's limited to 50, signed and numbered.
Nathan Ota - "School's Out"
Another graduate of the Art Center, you may have seen Nathan's work on one of Henry Rollins spoken word cd's. Being a fan of Jeff Soto, it wasn't very hard for me to get hooked on Nathan's work as well. While he has his own very unique style, you can see some small similarities. I love the colors that he uses, the geometric shapes, as well as the reoccurring characters. He recently had a piece in the ever popular "I Am 8 Bit" show, and I can't wait to see what will come from him in the future.
Will Murai - "What's Yo Flava - Strawberry"
The newest acquisition by BlueFlip Art, Will Murai is an illustrator out of Brazil that has worked for Marvel, DC & Dynamite Entertainment comics. He has a very smooth style, and shows just how artistic digital can be. This piece is from a trilogy called "What's Yo Flava?", and this specific flavor being strawberry. The figure is very sensual much like Audrey Kawasaki's work, but this time it looks as though the figure is dripping out of the image. Very successful in making me think fondly about strawberries. You can actually pick up the whole "Flava" trilogy right there at BlueFlip. I mean, what's strawberry without chocolate, coffee and cream?