Audio/Visual Presents: Sunny Picasso
With the faces of New York music changing rapidly, Sunny Picasso puts himself in a tremendous position to be one of the cit...View Details
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Every time we make a Call for Art, we put together a panel of creatives to help sift through the submissions and choose the pieces that end up on our labels. We work with people in art, beer, music, spirits and other other creative fields to make sure we end up with as wide a range of art styles as possible.
Our curators volunteer their time to help us work through thousands of submissions; we couldn’t do it without them!
Meet the panel who helped us select Series 17!
Sarah Freeman is a Chicago-based food and drink writer. Her love of beer began with a glass of Guinness in Galway, Ireland. She has been writing and traveling in search of her next life-changing pint ever since. She is currently the managing editor of October.
Curiot is an art project developed by Favio M.G. (Michoacán, 1982), mexican visual artista. The project was born in the city of Morelia, Michoacán in 2007, and for the past twelve years it has been evolving. What once began as a street art project found its way into the gallery space where it would take on a different shape and form. Just like the aesthetics and composition of the work, the themes have been in constant change with each show. What has always remained is a consistent mystical essence, depicting that which cannot be seen, offering a further glimpse into the subtle realms.
Allison Bamcat is a contemporary artist with an affinity for confectionary and phantoms. Through the use of acidic color, her paintings work to elicit feelings of her neon, nineties-childhood in Los Angeles, surrounded by sun-bleached, cheap plastic dolls and doodled-on stuffed toys. A menagerie of animals and creatures serve as avatars for the artist herself, assembling a series of surreal snapshots of her own personal journey, one of beautiful growth and also the simmer of trauma. With her candy-coated landscapes, there is an underlying sense of unease, whether through the piercing gaze of a voyeur parrot or in the melting and sinking of her figures. The loss of innocence and a sense of calm-among-the-chaos are feelings works to depict through the use of stark, flat fields of color against her obsessively-detailed brushwork. The velvet finish of gouache matched with her love of wood and paper leave subtle textures for her images to pop off of. She works to hypnotize her audience through her dizzying use of color and detail in her current body of acryla gouache paintings.
Seth Smith is a creative from Nottingham, UK. One day he decided to cram 500 different beers into 365 days and The Art of Beer was born! The Art of Beer is Seth’s visual beer diary, he illustrates every beer he drinks (eventually).
Gesture is the key element of Raul’s works. Instinct, speed, color, emotional dirtying, passionate streaks, hugs of the brushstrokes. Everything matches with gesture which is always immediate, hot, sudden. The vision of this young artist from Pescara, Italy is pervaded by a variety of sensations which stretch the brain with a pincer, give gooseflesh with a shake, let swell with a cold shower and reflect the idea of infinite emerging from the encounter with the other and his face. Raul paints with a primitive speed since his painting is a way to materialize an emotion. So his faces belong to people he meets in his travels, the streaks are the streets he walks, the marker strokes are thoughts taking a place without support. Then, that visceral connection with music, that is all, wraps him, it’s everywhere. Born in Pescara, Italy (1980) Raul lives and works between USA and Europe. He travels the world, studying different cultures at the constant research of symbolic languages, energy and meanings, that he transmits to his public through his art.