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Artist Spotlight: Joshua Roman

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Artist Spotlight on the rainbow-hued works of illustrator Joshua Roman. by Daniel Barron     Why choose one flavor when you can taste the rainbow? That seems to be the philosophy of fine artist and illustrator Joshua Roman, whose instantly-recognizable marker compositions explode with rich hues. It’s a vibrant aesthetic choice that livens up even […]

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The “Nightmares” of the Strange Dreams Art Collective

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Spotlight on the Strange Dreams Art Collective’s first physical gallery show, “Nightmares,” at the Thumbprint Gallery. by Daniel Barron     The Strange Dreams Art Collective is an exclusive, internationally-based network of illustrators with a flair for the fantastic. Their membership includes many talents involved with Yay! LA‘s Original Art Series (Evgeniya Golik, Jessica Perner, […]

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Artists Celebrate The Black Panthers’ 50-Year Legacy

No Comments 07 April 2017

Over 50 artists pay tribute to 50 years of Black Panther party history at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery. by Daniel Barron     The Black Panther party began combating the marginalization of African-Americans over a half century ago, empowering their community via free food programs, clinics, community newspapers, and neighborhood patrols against police brutality. Their […]

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Artist Spotlight: Riley Schmitz

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Artist Spotlight on the grotesque body horror visions of Riley Schmitz. by Daniel Barron     Riley Schmitz works in many mediums and disciplines, from animation to illustration to comic books, but all are united by a clinical fascination with the body’s ability to bleed, excrete, and decay. He’s that kid in the class. But […]

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Artist Spotlight: Priscilla Kim

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Artist Spotlight on the sci-fi/fantasy worlds of Texas-based illustrator Priscilla Kim. by Daniel Barron     Sorcery, enchanted artifacts, and steampunk flying tech are the meals of the day when it comes to the digital art of Priscilla Kim. Currently based in Austin, TX, her detailed pulp elseworlds bear an enduring love of genre fiction, […]

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Artist Spotlight: Susana Vilchez

No Comments 24 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on Toronto-based multimedia artist Susana Vilchez aka Suspiria. by Daniel Barron     Born in Barcelona, Susana Vilchez (aka Suspiria) currently lives in Toronto working as a custom tattoo and multimedia artist. Her forte is in splashy realizations of rockabilly iconography, vintage Halloween imagery, and badass babes from 70s and 80s horror. Vilchez studied art, fashion, and graphic design in Barcelona […]

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Blood, Sweat, and Jeers with Illma Gore

No Comments 15 March 2017

Australian import Illma Gore talks her bold recent art project and creating the portrait that defined an election. by Daniel Barron     Illma Gore makes for a fascinating interview. That probably shouldn’t be a surprise if you read our initial feature on her, in which the Australian artist spoke at length about getting expelled from high […]

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Artist Spotlight: Start Vault

No Comments 12 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on San Clemente-based multimedia artist Brett Crawford aka Start Vault. by Daniel Barron   Painter, metal sculptor, printmaker, illustrator and street artist Brett Crawford, aka Start Vault, started making art again in 2013 after a thirteen-year hiatus. The four years since have kept Crawford very busy, with his work being found on walls across Southern California, the  “Peepshow” illustration […]

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Artist Spotlight: Mary Syring

No Comments 06 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on San Francisco-based illustrator Mary Syring. by Daniel Barron   Bay Area-born illustrator Mary Syring draws from classic storybook illustrators like John Tenniel, art nouveau, witch lore, and her own Irish ancestry to craft colorful, symbolic worlds that are dark delights.   On her inspirations: “Arthur Rackham is a huge inspiration of mine, […]

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Yay! LA Magazine, 2012-2016

No Comments 23 October 2016

Yay! LA ascends into the great beyond. By Daniel Barron   Be open. That’s the simplest way I can sum up what I’ve learned in four years and change. Be open to exploring, creating, listening, experiencing new things, meeting new people, taking risks, saying “yes,” being wrong, making an ass of yourself, getting hit in the […]

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