Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch is an illustrator, graphic designer, and artist living in New York City. A few of his clients include: Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg View, Fortune, GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, RealSimple, Runners World, The Walrus, VSA Partners, The Washington Post. He is proficient at basketball, drumming, and skateboarding.
Interview conducted by Jonathan Ryan Storm
Building on a long standing tradition within Danish modernist painting, Sejr's work is rich with carefully structured compositions and balanced colors. Far removed from the vase and flower paintings from earlier in his career, his works now seem almost entirely abstract. - Galleri Jacob Bjørn
I want to make paintings that are easy to relate to/ easy to enjoy. I think both pop and formal abstraction are the easiest types of art to engage with. Pop art is a good lubricant for taking in the hard stuff. And, I think using one to make the other makes the experience almost fully inclusive. I try to synthesize the formal application and language of painting down to, at least how I see it, a limited, more efficient vocabulary.
- Jonathan Casella
My paintings typically take a few weeks from start to finish. Ones involving hard edges require lots of taping, so that’s slow going. The newest oil bar pieces, can last three or four weeks, painting all day. Some take years. When you think a piece is finished but then it suddenly thrusts itself back into your life. “Untitled (yellow and yellow)” went from 2016 into 2017. It flipped the calendar. - JRS
Image source: v1 Gallery
Atelier Pica Pica is Boris Magotteaux (1978), Manuel Falcata (1979) and Jerome Degive (1980), all born and raised in Liége, Belgium. The collective has a very distinct, personal and yet somehow obvious universe. You will, provided you've kept somewhat of your inner child, be simply marveled by their simple constructions and colors.What seems simple at first, is in fact the result of a collection of multiple references and different techniques. Through photography, sculpture and painting, Atelier Pica Pica develops a very personal alphabet. A shape, subject or color skips from an art work or medium to the next with absolute fluidity and coherence. The sculptures influence the paintings that influence the photography and vice-versa.The three artists from Atelier Pica Pica produce all the paintings, drawings, photographs and installations jointly. They have worked together since 1999, first within the ERS collective and as Atelier Pica Pica since 2007. - Alice Gallery
Elias Hansen , Born in 1979, lives and works in upstate New York. His delicate blown-glass sculptures are presented alongside deteriorating found objects; neutralizing the contradictory status of the precious to the discarded and evoking a dialog between the histories of each object. Juxtapositioning the worn and the exquisite, Hansen’s elaborate structures resemble an ultimately dysfunctional meth lab, translating the idealism and escapism of the industry into a compelling visual language tinged with the secrecy and mystery.
- Jonathan Viner
Riding by freight train is deadly and dangerous. Ignorance will get a person killed. My first ride was actually really chill. I’ve ridden up and down Central Coast, Northern Cali and Central Valley. I like to see views I don’t get to see so often. I don’t encourage anyone to ride freight. Stay on Amtrak kids. - Stevie Bay