We spent three amazing weeks in Europe and visited London, several cities in Germany, Amsterdam, and Paris. It was an exciting and inspiring journey. We explored the streets and visited many galleries and museums.
Köln (Cologne) and Kassel, Germany
National City, located just a few short minutes from downtown San Diego, acts as a major backdrop and source of inspiration for these 3 artists who call National City home.
This 3 person exhibition combine's street art, graffiti, stencil art, sticker art, and graphic design. For part 2 of Nasty City, the artists have also collaborated on art works, conjoining and overlapping their individual styles, creating layers of images and ideas reflective of the Nasty City experience.
£¥£G∆†O conceived 2009 in So Cal by play on words and reincarnated in the Bay Area in 2013. His artwork consists of mix media from recycled and found objects. £¥£G∆†O is influence by the cosmic energy of the Ying and Yang and he is striking to deliver this message on his latest show entitled DU∆LI†I£S.
Don't Trip is a prolific artist and party machine. His first solo exhibition will be held August 23rd, 2014 at VISUAL in San Diego, California.
Although the artist paints his iconic characters in various illegal "spots", this collection of work will focus mainly on canvas and mixed media works. The exhibition will consist of his classic bright orange characters and floating heads, sporting stoner smiles and peace signs.
The title "No Worries" suggests the artists extreme positive mental attitude that he promotes and lives by on a daily basis.
No worries is a mantra that symbolizes pure positivity, enthusiasm for life and celebrates the art of Don' Trip.
New paintings by San Diego artist Eric Wixon.
Eric's new work celebrates the pursuit of happiness. Using loose continual line drawings filled in with his classic pastel color palette, Eric creates whimsical, light-hearted characters sporting goofy facial expressions.
Join us for the opening reception on Saturday July 12, 2014.
3776 30th Street, North Park
10 shops! 10 parties! 1 night of shopping and socializing along with pop up shops and street vendors. Come to North Park and experience art, music and commerce.
VISUAL will be hosting 2 artists, Matt Forderer and Chris Bentley. Outside we will have a special appearance by Life of the Drifter, San Diego's only mobile surf and skate shop on wheels. Life of the Drifter is a boutique in a truck decked out with custom skateboards, t shirts and full on surf stoke.
We will be slingin your art materials of choice, custom art and drinks.
Come out and support all these great shops!
Matt Forderer will exhibit his new collage work @ VISUAL on Saturday June 14, 2014. His work combines plant and animal life along with fractal patterns, cellular forms and cosmic references. These combinations of images are fused together to recreate new environments that seem to be from an alien planet and a different reality all together.
June 7, 2014, Illustrator, Nick McPherson will exhibit his creepy and quirky vintage family photographs which he has hand embellished with pen and ink. This combination of hand drawing and vintage photography creates a bizarre and humorous scenerio where creatures encroach upon and transform the old fashioned black and white photo's, presenting the viewer with a twisted utopia.
El Luchuk is an artist who lives and works in Tijuana, Mexico. His illustrations depict mutated figures morphing into half creature and half human. El Luchuk's drawings and zines are layered with humor and romance, his misfit, troll like characters have a playful demeanor with slightly sinister undertones. These characters seem to be up to no good but in an adorable sort of way.
Join VISUAL and Luchuk for his opening reception on May 10, 2014 6-10 pm.
Artist at VISUAL