Pop Life // Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Travis Louie's unusual creatures are rendered in impeccable monochrome and meant to be seen up close.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
We always like a show like this. Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle has asked some of their regularly exhibited artists to show new works alongside artists that they themselves like and are inspired by. The result is a great way to learn about the thinking of the artists you like and collect, and also find a new group of artists to check out.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Travis Louie returns to Roq La Rue with Archive of Lost Species, a collection of works featuring his signature host of fantastical characters. His work is highly influenced by Victorian and Edwardian oddities and portraiture, and he often refers to his style as a kind of 'cryptozoology'. Informed by the stories he writes, his characters inhabit a world shared with other strange creatures, mythological figures, and extinct or exaggerated versions of animals we know.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 15, 2013
This past weekend, we visited the opening of Travis Louie's newest solo show, Strange Discoveries, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. We are going to give it to you straight. You Louie's work on the web, as many of us do, and you think, "That has to be digital." On the contrary, you see Louie's work in person, and you can't believe all the works are created by hand, by a very gifted, imaginative artist who has created his own universe of characters... beautiful, inspiring work. Go see it.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Juxtapoz will be checking out the opening of Travis Louie's newest exhibition, Strange Discoveries, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, November 9th. Louie is one of contemporary art's big talents in creating his own universe of characters and narrative, creating an alternate history of the odd world around us.
Illustration // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Travis Louie is a New York painter who takes inspiration from Victorian portraits, mythical beings, and various oddities. Many of his sepia portraits are accompanied by stories of their sitters, for example: "Gordon six eyes lived in his parents' basement until his six eyes became highly fashionable and his anger at the outside world had subsided to a level of extreme indifference..." More after the jump.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the 6th annual Sea No Evil benefit art exhibition. The Sea No Evil art benefit show at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium featuring artwork donated by over 100 artists from around the world including Gary Baseman, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup, Shepard Fairey, Lola, Travis Louie, Hydro74, Amy Sol and many, many more. Photos and more after the jump…
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 02, 2011
Tara McPherson and her Cotton Candy Machine space in Brooklyn will be opening a Holiday Giclee Show tonight, December 2nd, celebrating CCM's new venture into giclee printing. Paul Pope, Tara, Travis Louie, Jeremy Hush, and Esao Andrews will all have giclees on exhibit and available to purchase.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 12, 2011
Travis Louie, a former Juxtapoz feature, will be opening a new body of work at Merry Karnowsky Gallery (alongside Chris Conn Askew) in Los Angeles. Curious Pets will feature some of Louie's larger works to date, but still with the odd, 19th Century science fiction look to them. If you haven't seen these works in person, they are quite impressive and really do appear as found photography.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sea No Evil 2011 opened in Riverside, California at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium last night showcasing work from more than one hundred artists. Mainstays like Shepard Fairey, Gary Baseman, Lola, Travis Louie, Clayton Brothers, Jeff Soto and many more donated pieces specially produced for the show.