Convergence is a huge art fair going on this weekend at the 69th Fighting Regiments Armory (68 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street) which hosted the original 1917 Armory show featuring Duchamp'sThe Fountain. This year it will feature an installation by my friend Lance Rautzhan. I'll be going Saturday evening to partake in the live music and free Sapporo.
Above, Indonesia 3 (9x7), is my friend Ryan Metke's most recent pieces. His topographical paintings involve the asymmetry of iconic symbols and personal memories. They tell a story without piecing it together, making it impossible not to be captivated.
The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1970) has always been my favorite Salvador Dali painting. I've literally spent hours at a time staring at this and creating stories from its chaos. Though I haven't been posting much, I've had plenty of inspiration floating around my head which will hopefully translate to my oncoming FIT class (Interior Design:Presentation), some artfully restored furniture (classes at 3rd Ward?), and possibly a Hallucinogenic Back Tattoo...
Gustavo Rizerio once told me that "tattooing is [his] wife but painting is [his] mistress," so it comes with no surprise that Gustavo's tattoos are executed with the touch of a fine artist. His pieces are always meticulously conceived, making the final product nothing but perfection. My personal favorite of his recent works (above) was inspired by Basquiat. See more here or stop by Invisible Ink (NYC) to get an appointment.
Eddie's collages (above: The See-Through Horse) "combine and unite multiple entities into one form" which is in fact the definition of Amalgamation. Not only does he combine various media within each collage, but his imagery draws from various mystical, folklore, and religious traditions. I love the unique layering, texturing, and striking colors.