A lot of people feel they are picking up where Picasso left off–but what does that mean? They’re making abstract portraits or people? They’re dipping into cubist surrealism? They’re making art that is now sold as coffee table books at Barnes & Nobles? No idea. But, local artist Ryan Sluggett of Richard Telles Fine Art seems to be doing just that: advancing Picasso-like imagery and constructs as they should be in the present day.
While perusing Spin’s 4o Must See Acts at SXSW, half wishing we were there for the fun, half thankful we are not going anywhere, we stumbled upon the band Bleached. The group are a sister/sister duo Jessica and Jennifer Clavin coming out of the Smell scene, which is just all the rage now, and making particularly gruff rock music for two blonde girls.
A few weeks ago, we asked artists through the Pacific Standard Time Facebook and Twitter pages to share their thoughts with us. To highlight some of Southern California’s up-and-coming talent, we’ve spoken with a few of these artists and asked them about their work, how they draw inspiration from Southern California, and their thoughts on Pacific Standard Time. The eighth and final artist in the series is Robert Oblon, an sculptor and painter focused on the female form.
We may have the most prolific grapefruit tree in Beverly Hills, possibly in all of Los Angeles County. There’s so much fruit, we can’t give it all away.
Enter Food Forward. This is the brilliant nonprofit that gleans fruit from backyard trees and delivers the bounty to local food banks as well as community special events. So now, we not only can give away the yellow orbs, we can give them away for good.
Angeleno Gary Baseman has been super busy lately, which is no surprise because he’s such a big artistic voice. He’s been travelling around a lot for various projects and just yesterday we got a note from him previewing his newest show VICIOUS, which is coming April 5 to Milan’s Antonio Colombo Gallery.