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Art + Fashion

August 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Shaina Mote’s Garden Print Dress (via Moxsie) immediately reminded me of Saelee Oh‘s sweet paintings of animals in the forest. This particular painting is from Oh’s group show, I Know What You’re Thinking, from back in March 2009.

New Stuff from Wall Graphic Innovator, BLIK

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Wall decals can be a fantastic substitute for hanging art or paint. For starters, they’re cheap and quick to install, and can be removed in a flash if you get sick of the design or end up moving. What’s also great about wall decals is how fun and colorful they are. They can make even a dead-white wall come to life.

It’d been a while since I had checked out BLIK, the Venice, CA design company that has led the pack in removable wall graphics and was blown away by all the awesome new merch. BLIK has partnered with art accessories shop, Third Drawer Down, and the ever-popular t-shirt company, Threadless. Their newly expanded offerings include work by many great artists and designers including Art Hound fav’s Saelee Oh, Camilla Engman and Amy Ruppel.

Below are some of my favorites from BLIK.

When Innocence & Sophistication Meet

January 20th, 2010 · No Comments

I’m loving Saelee Oh’s new paintings from her Infinite Roots Show at Jonathan Levine. One of the things I admire most about Saelee’s work is that it exudes a child-like innocence while also imbuing an alluring sophistication. I personally get turned off by work that feels juvenile, and Saelee’s beautiful, refined work certainly does not.

Admittedly these paintings are not what I would consider affordable to most, BUT I’m hoping Oh will release prints of some of these pieces after the show. At the moment Saelee carries prints of some of her older work through LPP and her own shop. I guess I will just have to TRY to be patient..

Lowbrow Art In All It’s Glory…via the Post-it

January 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

The Los Angeles-based GR2, part of the greater Giant Robot family, is currently running it’s fourth Post-It Show through Jan. 13th.

A diverse group of artists drew, colored, painted, cut up and glued Post-its, resulting in a colorful and chaotic sea of paper squares. GR2 is selling each Post-it for $20- how’s that for an entry price?

If you’re interested in purchasing a piece from the show, you can select up to four artists on the website. At the end of the show, GR2 will send you a randomly-selected Post-it by one of your preferred artists. The roster includes the very talented: APAK, Marc Bell, Jill Bliss, Jen Corace, Evah Fan, Daria Tessler, Yellena James, Saelee Oh, Luke Ramsey, and dozens more!