Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 17, 2015
KQED Art School is on a new mission to find out how artists develop their signature style, and they’re asking some prolific Bay Area artists to tackle this compelling question in order to figure out how one goes about developing a personal style that is recognizable and unique. The first artist in their new series is San Francisco’s Ben Venom, who creates punk quilts for everyday rockers who want to be cozy, as well as quilts that are a little less functional and sit more comfortably in a framed-art context.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Artist David Huffman explores ideas about identity, cultural trauma and social relationships through paintings, performance and sculptures that revolve around the symbolism of basketball and the space program. In the latest episode of KQED Art School, watch Huffman at work in his studio as he explains his visual language that manifests as multi-layered imagery, blending abstraction with a psychologically-charged narrative.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 05, 2014
Margaret Keane is known for her paintings of "Big Eyed" children that became hugely popular in the '60s. Her husband infamously claimed credit for her work, and Margaret is the subject of the new Tim Burton film "Big Eyes." We featured the artist, screenwriters and Tim Burton in our June and December 2014 issues.
Graffiti // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Depending on whose telling it, graffiti history will vary from person to person. What one writer saw in the streets another may have not. KQED Art School has put together rarely-seen photos of San Francisco Bay Area graffiti in the 1980s captured by photographer Jim Prigoff, co-author of the seminal book on early graffiti "Spraycan Art". Graffiti artist Neon describes from his point of view the styles, spots, and writers that had an early influence on the Bay Area graffiti scene.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
Olek, who was featured in our February 2014 issue, was back in San Francisco recently for her installation at White Walls Project Space. Watch this video by KQED Arts as they go behind the scenes with her as she installs the new piece and discusses her artistic path, process and intentions.