If I lived in the L.A. area I would be at the Roq La Rue Gallery
all the time. I love the bizarre artwork they hang. Here are a few pieces of my favorite artists they have exhibited. He seems like a nice homage to all of the old photographs I've been posting:
Mark Ryden was one of the first Pop Surrealists that I noticed. Discovering his work opened up a whole new world for me as an artist. I was never that comfortable with abstraction or conceptual art. I wanted to paint and capture emotions through the eyes of the people I painted. I loved history and weird things...and really dark things. He became one of my favorite artists working to today...
Check out more of his work at his own site: markryden.com
|"Rose" by Mark Ryden 2003|
|"Awakening the Moon" by Mark Ryden 2010|
Travis Louie is someone I discovered when he donated some artwork for the Totoro Forest Project
auction I went to a couple of years ago. I really regret not bidding on his artwork...maybe someday I'll have a piece of my own. For now I can always look at these beautiful spooky portraits he has created. Aren't they wonderful.
For more...check out his website here.
|"Ethel" by Travis Louie|
|"The Hypno Doll" By Travis Louie|
|"The Smiler" by Travis Louie|
Beautiful aren't they? I wonder what would happen if they painted me...