Preview: Lauren YS Solo Show @ Public, SF

Illustration // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Public is pleased to present Lauren YS' first solo show in San Francisco. Featuring a body of work united by persistent psychedelic characters and a vibrant signature palette, Lauren's work draws on the long-developed visual lexicon of her own surreality--a drippy world full of hidden monsters and built by matrices of lush linework.

"Authoring Evolution" @ Loakal Gallery, Dec 6

Illustration // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This December, Loakal presents the three-person group show “Authoring Evolution,” featuring recent work by Xiau-Fong Wee, Lauren YS and Robert Bowen. The oeuvres of these Bay Area-based painters are steeped in science fiction. The three artists create a tension between the futuristic and the mythological with their otherworldly, figurative work. The human, animal and machine are combined to create hybridized forms that speak of the human condition in today’s increasingly digitized society.

New Work by Lauren YS

Illustration // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
New illustrations by San Francisco based artist and illustrator Lauren YS. These paintings are done with ink, acrylic and watercolor on panel, employing a hot-pink-fueled color palette and detailed brushwork to create bizarre, animated illustrations. On display at FIFTY24SF Gallery until October. 

Interview: Wayne Coyne's Comic, "The Sun is Sick"

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne is a bona fide Freak of all Trades, and on top of decades producing weird psychedelic music, art and mind-blowing confetti-fantasm-performances has just released his first comic book, "The Sun is Sick." The comic made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con last month. You can watch Wayne read some of his comic here. 

"Confluence" @ FIFTY24SF, San Francisco

Illustration // Saturday, August 24, 2013
San Francisco gallery FIFTY24SF opens "Confluence" on September 4th, an aptly-named show featuring a slew of diverse established and up-and-coming artists/illustrators. "You'll notice some big names on the list," says gallery manager Trevor Martin, "along with some extremely talented artists who are having incredible breakthroughs in their work and careers so far in 2013...

Erotica by Lauren YS

Erotica // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Lauren YS (b. Denver, CO) is an artist and illustrator based in SF/Bay Area. Her work attempts to communicate the unseen and interrogate the escapist impulse. Lauren likes robots, guts and tentacled things.

Video: Moleskine Sketchbooks '09-'13 by Lauren YS

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
Lauren YS, who we have put on the site in the past, has captured some of her excellent Moleskine sketches via a stop-motion animation designed to showcase the work of numerous years into one single view. The pages themselves are changing chronicle of development, showing the sketches and how they have evolved over the years. Thank you to our Juxtapoz Latin America staff for the find.

Lauren YS Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lauren YoungSmith is an artist and illustrator from Denver, Colorado. She works in a variety of mediums including painting, comics and animation, and is constantly creating the residents of some weird, dripping dream-world. Lauren's art is riddled with tentacles, pink robots, geishas and bloody things all rendered in detailed line-and-brushwork. She draws inspiration from Miyazaki movies, live music, ghost stories and the conviction that everything can be explained with a monster. Lauren is now based in the Bay Area and works out of a house of artists and miscreants.

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