urban art

San Francisco As Seen By Artists Greg Gandy And Jeremy Mann

Principle Gallery in Virginia, recently showed a painting exhibit named ‘City Views’ featuring the work of San Francisco-based artists, Jeremy Mann and Greg Gandy.

I have long been a fan of Greg Gandy’s and am now a new fan of Jeremy Mann’s as well. Having grown up in the SF Bay Area, I feel these contemporary artists captured the essence of the unique urban experience and ambiance that is San Francisco. (more…)

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The Street Beneath Your Feet: Japanese Manhole Covers

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Art can be found anywhere. And manhole covers are no exception.

The Japanese have been creating and manufacturing ornate and decorative manhole covers for many years. Some with color (sand or enamel), and some just crafted of steel and or iron. There are thousands of photo galleries and flickr sets of these but here I pulled a few of my personal favorites and categorized them, first by color, then by subject, for you. (more…)

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Stephen Magsig’s Postcards From Detroit & The Urban Alphabet Paintings, Now Available As Books

Artist Stephen Magsig Postcards from Detroit
Above: 25 of stephen’s individual letter paintings

I was happy to see that one of my favorite painters, Michigan artist Stephen Magsig, has compiled two book of his daily paintings; Postcards from Detroit and The Urban Alphabet. (more…)

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Tag, You’re It! Graffiti Is Appearing Everywhere And On Everything.

everything graffitiGraffiti: Etymology: Italian, plural of graffito [scribbling; graffito, a scratch]: usually unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface. (source: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) (more…)

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