October 6, 2014

Amazing @60wattfunnel show at #bozarts in #Toledo

4:13 am in art,art events,painting dustin hostetler

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I know a lot of artists… I mean, that’s kind of an understatement. I know a boat load of artists, and I follow a lot of them on social media. It’s pretty common to see studio shots mixed in with life updates etc, but if you follow Josh Byers, aka 60 Watt Funnel on Instagram you’ll get the sense all he does is produce artwork. Like… 24-7. He’s a machine.

He’s clearly telling a story in his work. It’s one of hard working, blue collar ethics in direct conflict (or perhaps more honestly, in direct parallel) with a life of hard drinking and general intense unwinding.

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What’s amazing to find out is that he not only seemingly paints full time for a living, but is also a full time craftsman, working with concrete on a daily basis. It all makes sense… the sculptures cast in concrete and covered in concrete bags. The reference to different chemicals as well as different types of alcohol… You couldn’t get more genuine blue color, and low brow while honestly nodding to the high brow.

Josh had an opening this past Friday at my favorite gallery in Toledo, and the work was intense and evolving. Keep an eye on this man, and if you’re in the position to show artists via a gallery or blog / magazine etc, consider reaching out direct. I’m not kidding. This guy is on to something, and it’s honest, solid and soulful.

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More images and info on homie’s tumblr.


November 21, 2013

Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition via @boingboing

12:11 am in art,movies,painting dustin hostetler

From Boing Boing. Art based on one of the best movies ever made:

“The absolutely stunning work of Swedish artist Anders Ramsell, who painted each frame as a 1.5 x 3cm work of art. It’s taken him a while to complete the epic job; Pesco wrote about the first three minutes last year. The end result runs about 30 minutes, which is exactly how long Blade Runner should be.”


April 12, 2013

Hellen Jo!!!! Super Punx Watercolor Paintings.

2:46 pm in illustration,lifestyle,painting,punk rock,zines Daniel Fishel

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Hellen Jo is an illustrator based out in California whose work is super punx and is all done in watercolor. If you haven’t checked out her work or haven’t bought one of her zines, I highly recommend doing one or both of these things.


July 29, 2011

Mia Christopher

1:27 pm in art,painting Daniel Fishel

I really love Mia Christopher’s playful sensibility in her work.


February 23, 2011

Katie Daisy

2:30 pm in art,design,dreaming,painting Daniel Fishel

I really Love Katie Daisy’s hand lettering!


February 21, 2011

Tae Querney

4:46 pm in art,fashion?,lifestyle,painting Daniel Fishel

Lots of new work by Fashion Illustrator, Tae Querney.


February 16, 2011

Adrienne Langer

3:40 pm in 3d,art,design,dreaming,painting Daniel Fishel

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a look at Adrienne Langer acrylic paintings. She lives and works in Philadelphia, while doing everything from gallery stuff to illustration. I really love how detailed and personal she makes these small paintings.


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