Octopoda: Art Blog and Shop Avatar

Notes

Got this shot of street art in St. Louis, love visiting the Gateway to the West

Got this shot of street art in St. Louis, love visiting the Gateway to the West

1 Notes

L’Amour Supreme painting with the help of Galen McKamy from Kidrobot at MadeLife in Boulder a couple months ago.  

L’Amour Supreme painting with the help of Galen McKamy from Kidrobot at MadeLife in Boulder a couple months ago.  

17 Notes

I am very proud of this short piece I just put together about Rod Luff for Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: http://beautifulbizarre.net/2014/04/07/trip-rod-luffs-neon-forests/

I am very proud of this short piece I just put together about Rod Luff for Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: http://beautifulbizarre.net/2014/04/07/trip-rod-luffs-neon-forests/

7 Notes

Took this picture in Denver’s Santa Fe arts district.  Very clever, I feel like it really captures how disappointed people are in the NSA spying and how they expected better from the current administration.  

Took this picture in Denver’s Santa Fe arts district.  Very clever, I feel like it really captures how disappointed people are in the NSA spying and how they expected better from the current administration.  

5 Notes

benjaminbenjamin:

Every once in a while you find a perfect art show, with talent, work that you can identify with and in this case a few smiles and laughs.   This is entry two of three (see http://benjaminbenjamin.tumblr.com/day/2013/09/27/ for entry one) just because there is too much great art to fit into 1-2 entries.

The work above is from Emily Bennett Beck and Erin Goedtel, I took the pictures at the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis.  The show is titled “Tiara Non Grata” and I feel like the work is pretty self explanatory but if you do want the artist explanations click here.  

The show has glamorous women looking unhinged, sparkly poodle poop and paintings of a woman watching people make out.  Who wouldn’t love this show!   Stay tuned for entry three some time next week where I will post more pictures, see if I can find out more about these artists.   

Click here for Erin’s website

Click for Emily’s website

4 Notes

Recently took this shot of a mural in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts district by Shepard Fairey

Recently took this shot of a mural in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts district by Shepard Fairey

35 Notes

beautifulbizzzzarreart:

HANDIEDAN's spectacular collage, ‘Lost Highway No. 1', 2011 in the March issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine - Current & all back issues available from www.beautifulbizarre.net/shop

beautifulbizzzzarreart:

HANDIEDAN's spectacular collage, ‘Lost Highway No. 1', 2011 in the March issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine - Current & all back issues available from www.beautifulbizarre.net/shop

114 Notes

beautifulbizzzzarreart:

Juha Arvid Helminen's powerful photograph, ‘'Mother', 2008 in the March issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine - Current & all back issues available from www.beautifulbizarre.net/shop

beautifulbizzzzarreart:

Juha Arvid Helminen's powerful photograph, ‘'Mother', 2008 in the March issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine - Current & all back issues available from www.beautifulbizarre.net/shop

15 Notes

Love the new work!

Love the new work!

4 Notes

A few shots from Shawn Huckins new show that just opened at Art + Soul in Boulder.  I actually did a little write up, I would love it if you went to 1/1 magazine and checked it out.

8 Notes

benjaminbenjamin:

A couple pics from a recent trip to Vancouver, BC.  Some great street art from I Heart, and some wheat paste from an artist I don’t know.  And a picture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

I can’t believe it has been a year since I visited Vancouver, here are some pics from that trip last spring.

3 Notes

urbanoctopus:

"I will rule the world…" #tshirts #posters #screenprints #love #urbanoctopus

urbanoctopus:

"I will rule the world…" #tshirts #posters #screenprints #love #urbanoctopus

30 Notes

generic—eric:

Tom Bagshaw

Hallowed Age

Bob Rossquatch

39 Notes

Title: Ghosts are Everywhere Artist: Myah Bailey Size: 8X10 Part of the “Love Sick” series, which is the first part of Myah’s larger collection titled “Seaworthy”. Lovesick is a series of images created by Myah Bailey depicting the female inhabitants of the fictitious coastal village of Seaworthy. The town centers around a tattoo artist who is also a prophet, with the gift of inking his customers with messages from within their soul. The patrons don’t choose their tattoos, but instead allow the prophet to transform them into a canvas to capture their own inner spirits in the form of words and images. Funky animals in ethereal colors, giant hair and non-matching socks are her signature, but there is so much more to her. Myah Bailey is a woman who thrives in change. A lifetime of constant transition has brought her across the country, coast to coast, north and south, for now she is nestled in the mountains in Boulder, Colorado. Educated at Eastern Michigan, this former fashion photographer loves you, and thanks you for reading her biography.

24 Notes

benjaminbenjamin:

Pictures from the Opening Night of CT Nelson at the Knew Conscious Gallery in Denver.  Like the pictures?  I took those bad boys myself! 

If you are the rare, rare, very rare long time follower of this blog you may remember this article I wrote last year about the Aaron White at Knew Conscious.  A non-traditional gallery, Knew Conscious is best known for shows at irregular intervals that draw crowds of thousands and has a knack for putting art I would describe as transcendent. 

Despite the polished, worldly and already famous look of his work, CT has by and large been contained to Denver.   By staying local, he has built a very large fan base here in Denver, consistently drawing large crowds and rave reviews in the mile high city.   As proud as I am of the photos, make sure to get in and check out this show in person.