“Like Vogue on Paint…” In Conversession: Nick Lepard

Nick Lepard: painter by way of Vancouver with portraiture as richly layered as his artistic perspective… “My goal is to reflect people in the modern world, but not the modern world itself;” meet Nick Lepard, visual artist by way of Vancouver. As the product of a media immersed society, Lepard’s artwork represents the human in…

Scene Canvassing: Padrick Bentley

Radio static of the ocular artisan sort hit my radar recently, not sure how said glitch made its way to this particular cove of the matrix, but, so it is and here we are. That said, Padrick Bentley, LA-based visual artist, his work piqued a visceral frequency … something a bit methodical-madness-for-the-sake-of-making-it-out-of-this-*gestures broadly at manufactured…

Mood Muse: Wes Montgomery

Mr. Wes is in the building…   Don’t worry about reading… enjoy the sounds, and focus your mind on nothing more than the natural exchange of simply breathing… just settle down, calm your nerves, and fall into the rhythmic splendor that is Wes Montgomery’s swelteringly smooth mood… A day in the life of the sonic…

Scene Canvassing: NABIL Elderkin

This artist flashlight focuses on NABIL Elderkin: Mr. Welcome to Heartbreak NABIL combined the most basic elements of 808s and Heartbreak – tech and raw humanity – to create this apropos masterpiece of 2009. Like West, NABIL did not try to beautify the chaos that catalyzed the creative process; he delved deeper into the distortion….

Scene Canvassing: Oli Holmes’ “… Downtime,” “Paper Graffiti”

Oli Holmes is an artist by medium of craft installation and illustration, global citizen by way of Sydney #auslandwizardry and sheer creative by destined decree. Behind the monkier of Electric Puppet, Holmes crafts miniature masterpieces, subtle second glances, and pop portraitures with a fresh perspective. I love that with Oli’s work, the world is his…

About Her Inner Quicksilver Scene : Edie Sedgwick

“I would like to turn the world on, just for a moment … just for a moment,” so spoke Andy Warhol’s brightest burning – and arguably quickest dimming – Superstar, the girl on fire, the Poor Little Rich Girl, Edie Sedgwick. As much as April 20th is the unofficial holiday celebrating the blurred, covert cool,…

audiobiography: punk me tender

The Audiobiography series invites artists to narrate the first-hand account of their lives (thus far) through soundtrack as score. A sonic signature in framework, fashion and function, Audiobiographies explore the lives of creatives through the universal language of music… that cosmic connective chord maintaining said constellation’s lived terrestrial tapestry animating this world. *** The mysterious…

Amy, Amy, Amy…

Amy, Amy, Amy… Although eye’ve been here before… she’s just too hard to ignore… Rhythmically, she spins a spell – I know she’d wear scene well… Amy, Amy, Amy… where’s her moral parallel? Amy Jade Winehouse was our holiday. She was our release, our renaissance, our rehabilitation, and our rhythmic residency. She was her own…