Matt Ritchie lives and works in Castro Valley, California. He creates his art throughout the day - he’s done everything under the sun artistically, from illustration to miniature, hand drawn and painted sculptures which are currently on view in a solo show, “Confero,” at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, California until August 23rd - while also working full time as a Park Ranger for the city of Fremont.
This delicate balance of work, creation and lack of sleep should be familiar to any artist and the photographs below paint a beautiful portrait of Ritchie’s devotion to his desire to create, speaking a thousand words on the nature of just what it means to be an artist. Continue below for over 35 excellent photographs:
With a solo show, “Blasphemous Nature,” opening tomorrow - Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - at Upper Playground Gallery/Fifty24PDX in Portland, Oregon, Robert Bowen has been hard at work on a new body of work featuring his futuristic, sci-fi mechanical creatures and other dream born fantasy animals - some of which even breathe fire. The imaginative and talented artist, who is also part of the Zerofriends collective, allowed photographer Shaun Roberts to take some very beautiful photographs of him at work, as well as relaxing in his studio and home. Continue below to see all the fantastic photographs:
In anticipation of the gifted neon sculptress Meryl Pataky’s forthcoming solo show at Shooting Gallery SF’s Project Room, “The Golden Hour,” Supersonic had photographer Brock Brake visit her studio space in San Francisco to get a few behind the scenes photographs of her hard at work. The focus of the show is related to the cosmos and it’s formation with different works focusing on different elements. Several works are devoted to the gases used inside the neon sculptures, their resulting color and what seems to be their naturalistic aura. Take a look Meryl’s awesome studio space and her working on the beautiful sculptures below:
Supersonic recently had the chance to check out illustrator extraordinaire Jimmy Giegerich’s Baltimore home and studio. The Maryland Institute College of Art graduate and instructor creates energetic works of art that have been published in such places as LA Weekly and for Flip Skateboards. Jimmy also runs a screen printing business, Pizza Party Printing. Giegerich’s home is full of inspiration as he’s an avid collector of all things awesome. Take a look below:
Recently Tre’ Packard of PangeaSeed sat down with Celeste Byers and Aaron Glasson at their San Diego home to discuss their love of the natural world, how it inspires their art and various topics that make them the creative individuals they are. As truly inspired artists these two have the gift of creating with purpose, their work directly devoted to what they hold dear.
In the interview Celeste and Aaron talk passionately about PangeaSeed’s “Sea Walls Expeditions" - the latest of which is looking for crowd funding help to make it possible. You can check out the Indiegogo Page for the project - which involves thirteen world renown street artists traveling to Isla Mujeres to swim with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks and then create murals around the city to help bring awareness to these endangered species.
Read the interview below and take a look at all the lovely photos of their studio and garden:
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