All of Park’s works start off from a live painting so there is no pre-planning or sketching. He starts each painting with a layer of abstract sharpie drawings, then paints white shapes over the whole thing, and then adds in a full background of cities and scenes. “So for the first two and a half hours, I almost treat the painting like an abstract, where I’m just looking for balance and color.” (from interview with Daniel Rolink)
Jim Darling grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas and moved to Denver to study graphic design. After spending eight years in Colorado, he moved to Los Angeles to continue work as an Art Director, Illustrator, and Artist.
Darling’s work is currently on show at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, California. “Darling’s gallery work ranges from detailed ink drawings to layered woodwork with illustrative painted skins. Always having an eye out for found objects and materials, Jim’s new series “Bird’s Eye View” features uniquely carved woodwork embellished with a stylized aerosol and acrylic technique. Each piece is a 3-dimensional glimpse of intricately patterned rooftop landscapes balanced by the expansive vista of the open horizon. The work captures the imagination and instills a feeling of curiosity as one peers into the playful mosaic of these urban landscapes.”
“Bird’s Eye View” runs through May 7, 2011. To see more, visit JimDarling.com.
Dutch artist SIT has been part of the Amsterdam creative scene for many years. In his first US exhibition “NOIR“, at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles, SIT examines the “troubled relation between the animal kingdom and mankind” and focuses on the “magnificent beauty of the beast and the way it is used to serve the vanity that is intricate to humanity.”
In a bold black and white palette, NOIR is a “haunting series that is simultaneously sexy and morbid. The sensual textures of fur and feathers are juxtaposed with pale animal skulls and soft female curves – representing the perverse ‘need’ to strip animals of their skins, and exposing the disturbing reality of the suffering and extinction of species to satisfy human narcissism.”
NOIR runs through May 7, 2011. To see more, visit SIT.com.