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We Preview The Latest Masterpiece From Spoke Art: “KUBRICK – An Art Show Tribute To The Films Of Stanley Kubrick”

It is undeniably the Stanley Kubrick was one of the most influencial filmmakers in modern cinema. His movies transcend genres. Spoke Art clearly understand the impact that Kubrick has had and in their latest gallery exhibition, a selection of artists honour the filmmaker.

“KUBRICK – An art show tribute to the films of Stanley Kubrick” opens September 6th (6PM – 10PM) and is on view until September 27th. Over 60 artists have collected to re-imagine their favourite characters, scenes and thematic concepts from one of the world’s most prolific directors.

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Check Out This Arresting Preview Of Hero Complex Gallery’s Upcoming “I Am The Law/ A Life Of Crime” Exhibition

Does it ever bug you that gallery exhibitions are a little narrow in their scope? Fed up of just cult movies or retro video games? Probably not as they are pretty cool, but either way, for their next gallery exhibition Hero Complex Gallery have certainly broadened the scope.

“I Am the Law / A Life of Crime” is an art tribute to cops and criminals, authority figures, buddy cop films, cons, prison films, gangsters, heists, The Wire, gangs, westerns, spies, murder, whodunits, private eyes, and pretty much anything that represents figures of authority and/or criminal intentions in popular culture. Check out load of fantastic previews, below!

 

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Who Will Emerge Triumphant As Spoke Art Pit ‘Quentin Vs Coen’ With Their Latest Exhibition

There are many filmmakers who have produced one or two masterpieces in their careers, but it is a rare thing for them to produce consistently critically acclaimed, commercially successful and just damn exceptional movies. Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers are an exception to that rule.

As a celebration of their phenomenal careers, Spoke Art have brought together 60 exceptionally talented artists to interpret their favourite scenes, characters and movies from the filmmakers back catalogues for their upcoming exhibition, ‘Quentin Vs Coen’.

 

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Bottleneck Gallery Set To Release New Prints By Cuyler Smith And Raid71

This week Bottleneck Gallery have two fantastic new releases from two of their regular artists Bottleneck artists, Cuyler Smith and Raid71.

Today, Tuesday, June 24th, at 12 pm eastern Bottleneck Gallery will be releasing a new set in Cuyler Smith’s “Cut Short” series inspired by Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Cult Classic, “The Fifth Element.

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Gallery 1988 Announce The Next In Their ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversay Online Releases, “They’re Here To Save The World” By Joshua Budich

Ever since Gallery 1988 announced back in January that they would be doing a Ghostbusters touring gallery celebrating the movies 30th anniversary, we have been excited to see each and every piece produced for the shows. The tour kicked off in New York on April the 19th before moving to L.A on May the 17th and opens in Chicago this Friday night at Rotofugi, 7pm while 10pm. Tomorrow Gallery 1988 continue with their series of online releases with a piece by Joshua Buddich, easily one of the best of the show.

Joshua Budich, one of the most humble and talented artists to emerge over the past couple of years, has produced this fantastic piece

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“They’re Here To Save The World” By Joshua Budich

24×36 Inch Screen Print, 150-200 Approx Online

A little while ago, Joshua was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of our questions on the piece, which impressively comes with full likeness rights by each of the key actors including the sadly departed Harold Ramis.

How did you feel when Gallery 1988 asked you to work on a Ghostbusters piece?

Ghostbusters has always been one of my favorite, and most memorable movie experiences of my childhood. I remember getting the “nod” from my parents, after they had pre-screened Ghostbusters for any questionable content, too racy or frightening for my virgin eyes. Then getting to stay up late to watch it! So, when 88 asked me to participate in this show, I of course jumped at the chance.

Your artwork is applauded and loved by fans for the character likeness and composition, how do you decide what your posters should include?

I knew going into this project that obtaining likeness sign-off from any of the actors I portrayed in the print would be a challenge. So, I had to let the composition dictate who to include, and who unfortunately had to be cut. I do this little exercise every time I create a character-based piece like this. For me, the print has to tell a story. Some parts of the film, although extremely memorable, have to be taken out.

Last year was a great one for you, where would you like this year to take you with your artwork?

Thanks so much! This year, I promised myself more personal projects. Opportunities to take more time with my work, and to reinvigorate my love for the process of creating these pieces.

 

The print will be released tomorrow, Thursday the 19th of June at 9am PT/ Noon ET at Gallery 1988’s dedicated Ghostbusters 30th website and make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

This Saturday Bottleneck Gallery Launch “Moments Lost: Music and Art Inspired by Blade Runner”

Bottleneck Gallery have been putting on some damned fine galleries as of late and their next is nothing to be sniffed at, either! Celebrating the movie that was recently voted the 11th greatest ever by Empire Magazine readers, Bottleneck Gallery have lined up a number of amazing artists for “Moments Lost: Music and Art Inspired by Blade Runner.

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Featuring Matt Ferguson, Raid71, Killian Eng, Cosimo Galluzzi, Cuyler Smith, Godmachine, Dan McPharlin, Marie Bergeron, Marko Manev, Mark Chilcott, PJ McQuade, Justin Van Genderen, Andy Hau, Kakofonia and more, Bottleneck are set to celebrate Ridley Scott’s masterpiece in beautiful style. Check out some of the pieces below:

 

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A multimedia event that theVerge.com described as “a cyberpunk love letter in the form of a concept album. Its goal is simple: to craft new works inspired by the world of Blade Runner. To this end, several musicians, illustrators, and a writer have joined together to create what is essentially a collaborative art project, which will mix up illustration, music, and short stories into one cohesive whole. “It feels to me that the world of LA 2019 lives on independently of the movie now,” says one of the creators, Fredrik Segerfalk. “That’s why we want to go there to look for new moments.”

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The opening reception opens on Saturday, May 31st from 7pm-9pm eastern with the first 30 people to attend receiving a free 12 x 6 inch giclee of Kilian Eng’s Owl print.

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If can’t make it to the show, Bottleneck Gallery will be holding an online sale on Sunday, June 1st at 12pm eastern on their online store!

Make sure you follow Bottleneck Gallery on Twitter and Facebook for future events, prints and galleries.

 

Gallery 1988 Gear Up For ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Roadshow With New Pieces By Joshua Budich And Anthony Petrie

Ever since Gallery 1988 announced back in January that they would be doing a Ghostbusters touring gallery celebrating the movies 30th anniversary, we have been waiting with baited breath to see what pieces will be produced for the shows. With the tour kicking off in New York on April the 19th before moving to L.A on May the 17th we have now seen two previews by Joshua Buddich and Anthony Petrie accompanying each of the events show cards as well as a comprehensive list of artists who will be contributing either artwork or t-shirt designs for the show.

Joshua Budich, one of the most humble and talented artists to emerge over the past couple of years, has produced this fantastic piece for the L.A gallery which opens May 17th at Gallery 1988’s West location and runs through until June the 1st.

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Joshua was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of our questions on the piece, which impressively comes with full likeness rights by each of the key actors including the sadly departed Harold Ramis.

How did you feel when Gallery 1988 asked you to work on a Ghostbusters piece?

Ghostbusters has always been one of my favorite, and most memorable movie experiences of my childhood. I remember getting the “nod” from my parents, after they had pre-screened Ghostbusters for any questionable content, too racy or frightening for my virgin eyes. Then getting to stay up late to watch it! So, when 88 asked me to participate in this show, I of course jumped at the chance.

Your artwork is applauded and loved by fans for the character likeness and composition, how do you decide what your posters should include?

I knew going into this project that obtaining likeness sign-off from any of the actors I portrayed in the print would be a challenge. So, I had to let the composition dictate who to include, and who unfortunately had to be cut. I do this little exercise every time I create a character-based piece like this. For me, the print has to tell a story. Some parts of the film, although extremely memorable, have to be taken out.

Last year was a great one for you, where would you like this year to take you with your artwork?

Thanks so much! This year, I promised myself more personal projects. Opportunities to take more time with my work, and to reinvigorate my love for the process of creating these pieces.

 

Another fantastic piece created for the New York leg of the show, which opens April 119th and runs until April 26th at 69 Leonard Street, between Church and Broadway, is by Anthony Petrie and features a brilliantly detailed map of New York forming the shape of the ever familiar Proton pack.

 

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Along with these great pieces Gallery 1988 have released a full list of artists and designers taking part in the event which will also visit Chicago between June 20th and 22nd and culminate in a spot at San Diego Comic Con in July.

As well as Joshua Budich and Anthony Petrie, other artists and designers taking part include Scott C, Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative, Tom Whalen, Jason Edmiston, Cuyler Smith, Dan Mumford, Gary Pullin , Rich Kelly, Dan Mumford, Godmachine, Bruce White, Chogrin, 100% Soft, Dave Perillo and many many more. We are practically drooling at the prospect of Ghostbusters pieces by any of these artists and wish we could get on over to the States for one of these shows!

To keep up to date with the gallery and new art reveals, keep tabs on Gallery 1988’s dedicated Ghostbusters 30th website and make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

Joshua Budich And Other Spoke Art “In Dreams – art tribute to David Lynch” Pieces Now Available Online!

Spoke Art have a penchant for the irreverent, and none are more so than Director David Lynch. Spoke Art’s most recent gallery show “In Dreams – art tribute to David Lynch” features a dynamic range of artwork influenced by the prolific and innovative films of director David Lynch. With pieces by over 50 artists from around the globe, there is no shortness of talent. Spoke Art say that “Each of the exhibited works evoke the emotional complexities and stylistic ventures of Lynch’s work through a variety of mediums, such as painting, sculptures and limited edition fine art prints.”

Joshua Budich has contributed two pieces to the show “Saint Alia of the Knife” and “The Owls Are Not What They Seem” inspired by Twin Peaks and Dune respectively. Both pieces are now on sale through Spoke Art’s Online Store.

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18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 100, $35

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18″ x 24″ Screenprint. Edition of 150. $40

Joshua Budic isn’t the only artist with pieces for sale, oh no. Other participating artists include Cult Collective favourites Cuyler Smith, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Blunt Graffix, Chuck Sperry, David Moscati, Matthew Skiff, Sam Gilbey and Mat Weller.

“In Dreams – art tribute to David Lynch” runs Saturday, March 8th, until the 29th of March at their San Francisco Gallery. To purchase more artwork, head on over to their Online Store.
Make sure you follow Spoke Art on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Hero Complex Gallery Invite You To ‘Imagined Worlds’ In our HUGE PREVIEW Of The Del Toro, Gilliam, Kubrick, Lynch & Scott Inspired Gallery!

There are very few directors whose body of work is as varied, imaginative and visually inspired as that of Guillermo Del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch & Ridley Scott, something that could also be said of the work included in Hero Complex Gallery’s ‘Imagined Worlds; The Imagined Worlds of Del Toro, Gilliam, Kubrick, Lynch & Scott’

Hero Complex Gallery describe the show as celebrating “the layered tapestries and characters of the preeminent world-building directors, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch & Ridley Scott!” Needless to say, based on all the work we have seen so far here at Cult Collective, we are thoroughly excited.

In the lead up to the gallery, which launches with an opening reception this Friday from 7pm while 1opm at the Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, with an online sale kicking off Saturday at 1pm EST, we wanted to not only give you an awesome preview of some of the eclectic work that will be on display, but many of the superbly talented artists were also kind enough to give us a few words on their inspiration behind each piece!

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Sam Gilbey – Pans Labyrinth – ‘Your Destiny Lies In Your Hands’

Whilst I considered interpreting lots of movies for the show, in the end I kept coming back to Pan’s Labyrinth, which I think is a masterpiece really. It’s tragic yet also somehow not without hope. In the piece I felt it was important to show Ofelia literally overlapping the three worlds of reality, the underworld, and the in-between twilight world where she sees the faun. Guillermo del Toro talks a lot about the colour palettes of the different worlds in the amazing DVD commentary, so naturally that was something it made sense to make the most of in the artwork. I also put a couple of subtle references into the piece that I hope fans of the movie will spot. The title comes from the Latin that’s carved into the entrance of the labyrinth ‘In you hands (in your decisions) lies your destiny’.  – Sam Gilbey

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Tim Anderson – 12 Monkeys – “The Army of the 12 Monkeys Factor”

Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys had a huge impact on me when I saw it for the first time back in 1995. For one thing, it was the first sci-fi story I can remember being exposed to that involved time travel without any apparent paradoxes. I was amazed at how the story folded back on itself, without getting muddled up in changing the future or the past while still having a satisfying ending. Growing up outside of Philadelphia, it was also cool to see so many familiar landmarks in such an odd setting. The image of a post-apocalyptic Philadelphia teeming with wild animals has always stuck with me, which is why I took the approach I did to my piece, “The Army of the 12 Monkeys Factor,” for the gallery show. (Fun fact: I named my second-born son “Cole,” partially inspired by Bruce Willis’ character in the film!) – Tim Anderson

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Luke Butland – Blade Runner – “Dangerous Days”

 [With this print] I wanted to just focus on the environment and the world created by Scott. Using the colour tones, look and feel of the works to create a bold print which would give people a feel of the gritty world within blade runner…… And it’s title dangerous days is a nod to the documentary about making the blade runner world and film- Luke Butland

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Twelve Monkeys has always been one of my favorite Terry Gilliam films and the opening scene has always had an impact on me. When I heard about this show I knew immediately that I wanted to depict the devastation from the beginning of the film. The search for answers in a contaminated NY where wild animals roam was very inspiring! – Cuyler Smith

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Chris Skinner – Alien – “Interstellar”

One of the main aspects of any Sci-Fi movie is the vehicles. A futuristic, intelligent yet functional vehicle design is one of the key aesthetics of any quality movie and helps the audience to engage with the movie and suspend their disbelief. This is something I have aimed to capture in my pieces for the gallery. All the directors that have inspired this show are known for their visual flare, and this is something that is abundantly, and beautifully rendered in the visuals of their movies. – Chris Skinner

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Matt Ferguson – Alien – “Yin Yang”

I have long had the idea of doing a Ripley/Alien Yin Yang. I actually first wanted to do it for another HCG show… Arch Nemesis. Instead I did a Transformers piece for that one. Anyway it has stuck in my mind ever since and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to finally do it. It also ties in nicely with my Bats V Supes and Hobbit/LOTR pieces – Matt Ferguson

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Samuel Sho Ho – Pans Labyrinth – “Fauno”

Pan’s Labyrinth was probably one of the first movies to show me the true dualities of light and dark within a fairytale. Del Toro seamlessly weaved together a world that was so enchanting and horrifying at the same time. – Samuel Sho Ho

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Chris Garofalo – Blade Runner – Tyrell Replicants

This design and color palette is entirely steel book industrial inspired. I wanted a very detailed, yet graphic depiction to give it a look like it was silver laser etched into metal. – Chris Garofalo

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Andrew Swainson – Blue Velvet – “Now It’s Dark”

Blue Velvet is my favourite of Lynch’s films, it left a great impression on me when I saw it at the cinema. This was one of the few times I ever felt truly frightened by a movie. Even though the film is overshadowed by Dennis Hopper’s performance, I wanted to make the character of the night club singer, Dorothy Valens, the main focus. In the film she’s the pivotal character – she’s like a bridge between the visible and the hidden world. I tried to get Frank in in some subtle way but couldn’t get it to work well enough but I figured that anyone who knows the film will sense he’s “there” even if he’s not actually represented.

I wanted to hint at the idea in the film that there is this ‘ugly underneath’ to places but equally to people that isn’t normally on show. So I have Dorothy in one of her nightclub dresses which fades into her blue velvet robe that she wears in the central scene where she is assaulted by Frank. In this scene he cuts part of her robe away so made reference to that revealing a patch of red underneath. The cut fabric can also be seen as flames so there is this hint of a fire raging behind. The title is also taken from this same scene – Frank says it at the beginning and the end of his violent ritualistic assault on Dorothy. – Andrew Swainson

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Hanzel Haro – Hannibal – “Bon Appetetit”

I think it is fair to say that the standard of work on show is nothing short of brilliant. There are some really great pieces on show.

Hero Complex Gallery launch ‘Imagined Worlds’ with an opening reception this Friday, Jan 17th, 7-10pm, at the Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Additional hours will run from Sunday, 11am-6pm.

Online sales start on Saturday, Jan 18th at 1pm PST here: http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/collections/imagined-worlds which will be live on Saturday.

To keep up to date with all things Hero Complex Gallery, shoot on over to their Website and make sure you drop them a ‘Like’ on Facebook and a ‘Follow’ on Twitter!

The Best of ‘Friday the 13th’ art roundup!

Today is Friday the 13th, which can mean only one thing! That’s right, a massive wave of creativity has hit the web as artists an galleries around the world celebrate the occasion with some truly brilliant pieces dedicated to Jason Vorhees and the Friday the 13th franchise.

We have picked out some of our favourites to share with you. Some of which will be available to buy, some are just for fun. Enjoy!

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“Jason Was My Son And Today Is His Birthday” by Joe Vetoe $45.00, Fine Art Giclee Print, Limited Edition of 35, 24″ x 36″ available from Hero Complex Gallery

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    “Welcome to camp” by Doaly, Starting at $20 for a 7″ X 10″ up to $50 for 27″ by 40″, Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing. Available from Society6

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    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Poster by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $40 available at a random time today with Mondo

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    “Jason” ‘Cut Short’ print by Cuyler Smith, $14.00 USD, Giclee print on velvet fine art paper, 5 x 7 inches, S/N Edition of 20 available at Bottleneck Gallery

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    Friday the 13th by Adam Rabalais, 11×17 Movie Poster $20.00 USD available via Etsy

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    20131213-162557.jpg “G.I Jason” By Jason Edmiston. Open edition, signed 13″ x 17″ print on fine art, acid-free paper available via Jason’s online store

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    Finally, another piece by Jason Edmiston. “Post Game” is a sold out Mondo piece based on Friday the 13th Part 3

    There is some really strong artwork on show here. Ghoulish Gary has done a freakishly scary job with those eyes on his Mondo piece. Doaly as ever captures the mood with a very simple image and Joe Vetoes image is striking and intense. A great job all round.

    Have great Friday the 13th everyone and an even better Saturday the 14th!