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Richard Colman

02.25.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
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Maryland born Richard Coleman began his career after graduating from the School of The Museum Of Fine Arts at Boston. In 2002 he was recognized by Shepard Fairey and showed at BLKMRKT Los Angeles with illustration super star Dalek. Coleman’s work has proven introspective and complex. His use of geometric pattern, surrealist elements, and and folk style illustration give the viewer and virtual eyeful vibrant color and spellbinding imagery. Now based in San Francisco Coleman may not spend much time at home; 2010 is packed with group and solo shows world wide. He is currently showing until March 7th at the MAMA Gallery, Rotterdam along side Neu Black fave Jeff Soto.
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Aqua Forest Aquarium

09.9.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Modern Home   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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Aqua Forest Aquarium is a unique retail aquarium store located in San Francisco. It is the first aquarium store in the US dedicated to the Nature Aquarium Style, pioneered by Takashi Amano over the last decade. This style imitates natural landscapes such as miniature mountain ranges, often at a much smaller scale, within the aquarium. To learn more about the differences between Nature Style and Dutch Style aquarium composition, the two prevailing schools of thought, check out this page.

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Artist Paul Catanese: Celestial Workshops

02.11.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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San Francisco based Paul Catanese describes himself as a hybrid media artist. In his new series, Celestial Workshops, drawing gestures are captured on a computer tablet then run through custom software. The resulting data is used to machine etch printmaking plates. The finished work is complexly white line-work on black as seen in the detail above.

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Paul Catanese is an Assistant Professor of New Media at San Francisco State University. He earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he lectured for several years on animation, digital imaging and virtual reality. He has also taught at Columbia College, Harold Washington College and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Prior to teaching position at SFSU, he authored Director’s Third Dimension, a book on three-dimensional programming for interactive multimedia.

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