Watch: Jansport #LiveOutside San Francisco

Street Art // Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you live in San Francisco or have visited here recently, it is likely that you traveled down Market Street and encountered a wonderful addition to the city's public art. Our friend and local bay area artist Lauren YS teamed up with Tatiana Suarez and Caratoes to paint a beautiful mural at Market and South Van Ness as part of Jansport's #LiveOutside campaign. We stopped by a couple of times to catch their progress, but for those of you that weren't able to or aren't able to see it in person, follow Jansport's video series document the 5-day process of painting a 55-foot wall!

"Devolution" Group Show @ Fifty24SF Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
On August 1st, 2015 Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground will present "Devolultion", group exhibition featuring the work of Smithe, Tina Lugo, Lauren YS and Benjamin Constantine. 

Booooooom x WeTransfer: Heavy Dreamers

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 18, 2015
"Heavy Dreamers" is a film produced by Booooooom in collaboration with WeTransfer investigating different artists’ creative motivations. The film features established and emerging artists including: Hot Tea, James Jean, Kevin Lyons, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.

Welcome to the World, Athen B. Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 13, 2015
Tonight marks the opening of Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, California, curated by photographer and gallerist Brock Brake. With a nice line-up for their "Housewarming" exhibit, we're looking forward to see the future of this new space unfold. 

"Kraken" : Lauren YS @ Rabbit Eye Movement, Vienna

Illustration // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
On August 13th Lauren YS will open her first international solo show to cap off her summer artist residency at Rabbit Eye Movement Art Space in Vienna, the gallery owned by Austrian street artist NYCHOS. "Kraken" is a collection of completed series, experiments and sketches created during her summer in Vienna, titled after the legendary sea creature whose name also means "octopus" in german... 

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...
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