jennifer korsen

ART

Jennifer Korsen’s “Heartopia” Puts The Art in Artery

No Comments 06 February 2018

Santa Clarita-based interactive installation and fundraiser marks the culmination of five years of public works and community engagement. by Daniel Barron     Don’t call Jennifer Korsen the Queen of Hearts. Well, okay, she does, but a self-conscious wink is definitely applied. The Los Angeles-based muralist, mixed media artist, and activist derives the title from […]

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ART, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist Spotlight: John-Paul Kim

No Comments 18 October 2017

Artist Spotlight on the fleshy sci-fi creations of NYC-based illustrator John-Paul Kim. by Daniel Barron     John-Paul Kim is a NYC-based illustrator and graphic designer whose affinity for gaming, graphic art, and pulpy sci-fi lend an oily organic quality to his psychedelic visions. He favors bright hues, loose lines, the flashy, the fleshy, and  […]

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ART, INTERVIEW

The Bewitching Talents of Joy Shannon

No Comments 11 September 2017

Long Beach-based illustrator, musician, and tattoo artist Joy Shannon talks her enduring interests in folklore and her own Irish heritage. by Daniel Barron     Author Grant Morrison once referred to artists as the last magicians in the age of science. The imagination carries immense power to inspire, to seduce, to weave, to transport. It’s […]

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ART, VIDEO

The Draculas Return to POW! WOW! Long Beach

No Comments 09 August 2017

Muralist duo The Draculas returned to POW! WOW! Long Beach in 2017. A short doc by Scott Nichols. by Daniel Barron     Southern California-based artists Jeff McMillan & Musgrave comprise the muralist superteam The Draculas, and last year they brought their tag-team magic to the week-long arts & music festival known as POW! WOW! […]

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annie terrazzo

ART, VIDEO

An Artist Finds Her Voice in Annie Terrazzo: Past Present

No Comments 07 August 2017

Mixed media artist Annie Terrazzo ruminates on her style and voice in this mini doc by Christopher Dodge. by Daniel Barron     “It’s me communicating a feeling. You just allow it to be whatever it’s going to be…the realization of what it is is the greatest magic,” says mixed media artist Annie Terrazzo. Defined […]

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ART

Artists Get Their Feet Wet with #MerMay

No Comments 03 August 2017

Artists go undah dah sea with their visual takes on aquatic nymphs.  by Daniel Barron     Throughout global folklore, there often exists a form of the legendary aquatic creatures popularly known as mermaids. Sometimes they are believed to be symbols of portent, signaling floods, storms, or shipwrecks. In other interpretations, they are benevolent nymphs […]

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ART

Mercedes Helnwein’s “Chaos Theory”

No Comments 06 July 2017

A dissection of Austrian artist Mercedes Helnwein, whose solo show “Chaos Theory” is currently running at the Edward Hopper House in NYC. by Kristy Senko-Hall     Across the global landscape of surrealist art, Mercedes Helnwein stands apart. Combining the gentle tug of nostalgia with a creeping sense of doom, her paintings infect vintage ads […]

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ART

Ryan Genovese Goes Large With #KaiJune

No Comments 05 July 2017

The complete collection of Ventura-based illustrator Ryan Genovese’s #KaiJune sketch series.  by Daniel Barron     Whether it’s #Inktober, #MerMay, #JuneFae, or the like, nothing juices those artistic pecs like the discipline required from a month-long sketch challenge. Such a concept even led to the creation of our own Yay! LA Original Art Series, which splintered off of the positive […]

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ART

Fantastic Fascinations: The Art of Iris Compiet

No Comments 23 June 2017

Netherlands-born illustrator Iris Compiet discusses her fascinations with folklore and her upcoming art book Faeries of the Faultlines. by Daniel Barron     Iris Compiet is a professional painter, concept artist, and storybook illustrator from the Netherlands who first came to my attention when she volunteered to be a part of last Summer’s fantasy and science […]

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ART, CLASSIC YAY! LA

Classic Yay! LA: Fantastic Flights

No Comments 18 June 2017

A compilation of the best Yay! LA pieces featuring artists who dabble in mythic themes and otherworldly realms. by Daniel Barron     This coming week the revamped Yay! LA will begin the rollout of its first new issue, “Myth.” I’m very excited about the coverage and hope we can set a strong precedent for forthcoming editions. This […]

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