by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Tristan Eaton has been involved in many high-profile art projects, though you might not know it. The artist formerly created street art and guerrilla installations under the monicker TrustoCorp (featured in HF Vol. 22) while simultaneously running a design studio that served many big-name clients. Recently, he stepped away from both projects to focus on personal work. Eaton has been traveling the globe and painting murals for a large part of the past year and a half and is debuting his first solo show (as Tristan Eaton) in seven years, “Changing the Subject” at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, on October 30. The exhibition features a series of collage-like paintings. Within each piece, Eaton hand-paints cartoon characters, typography and realist portraits, weaving them into a dreamlike semblance of the cacophony of pop culture images we’re exposed to on a daily basis.

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Culver City’s Thinkspace Gallery is bringing their extensive roster of artists up north for the group show “LAX/SFO” at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco. The two galleries have shown side-by-side at multitudes of art fairs, including Scope Miami and the LA Art Show, and share a similar taste in figurative, illustrative work. Amy Sol, Casey Weldon, Esao Andrews and Jim Houser are included in the artist line-up, among dozens of others. Take a look at our sneak peek before the exhibition is unveiled at Hashimoto this weekend with two back-to-back opening receptions on October 31 and November 1.

by Ysabelle CheungPosted on

If there’s anyone whose work could convey the experience of tetrachromacy, it’s Markus Linnenbrink. The multi-disciplinary artist’s trippy installations and paintings might take those with average vision closer to experiencing a condition where the affected see millions more colors on the spectrum than most human beings. However, Linnenbrink’s drips and strips of colors aren’t a result of a biological condition but rather an aesthetic preference (besides, tetrachromacy only affects women).

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Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Bordalo II creates resourceful assemblages out of the junk he collects in his city’s streets. Using a bit of spray paint, the artist configures the found objects into playful animal portraits. His street art work hybridizes muralism and sculpture. A portrait of an owl conceals layers of scrap metal; a painting of an apple contains bent bicycle tires, cans, wood and cardboard. Bordalo II’s art brings whimsical visions to Lisbon’s streets and invites viewers to imagine creative ways to reuse their discarded items.

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From NYC’s blighted metropolis of the 1970s to São Paulo, Brazil today, graffiti has served as a powerful visual tool for acknowledging, reclaiming and beautifying neglected urban spaces. In “Life as It Is,” an exhibit at San Francisco’s Ian Ross Gallery that opened last Wednesday, Brazilian artist Zezão brings that abandoned world into the gallery environment.