Featured Artist – Laurie Maitland

You already know Sneakhype loves the abstract. Here’s some fine art we came across that certainly does the abstract justice. Laurie Maitland is said to have many theatrical influences. Regardless, her work is totally sneakhype. I’m sure that’s what she aims to achieve every time she puts paint to canvas… she says to herself, “When this masterpiece is finished, those who lay eyes on it shall proclaim it as ‘so, so very sneakhype’.” Damn right, Laurie. Damn right. Check out her portfolio and buy her work here.

Takashi Murakami New Art Exhibit

One of Sneakhypes favorite artist, Takashi Murakami, who created the artwork for Kanye’s latest album will be having an show at the brand new art gallery Fabrik Contemporary Art. The gallery is located in Hong-Kong and will feature Takashi’s art from 2001-08. If your in the area you should check it out.

Art – New Depthcore Pack Release

Depthcore is an online art gallery that comes out with new “pack” releases every other month or so. They came out with a new one recently, called “Idio”. These are a few images from it. Here’s the new pack. (Be sure to click these images to enlarge them.)

Featured Artist – Matthew Tourtellott

As an amateur graphics artist and photographer, one of my personal favorite art genres is that of abstract photography. This guy, Matthew Tourtellott, creates some really gorgeous stuff within this genre. He plays around with lots of different techniques, but I most admire his “Fractal Flames” (images 1, 2, and 3 above). The prints are fairly reasonably priced at 40 bucks for 24″x20″. I think perhaps a pair or set of his prints would make an excellent and thoughtful gift. Check out his full portfolio for sale here.

The Revolution Will Be Fabulous: A Weapons of Mass Designer Show

Peter Gronquist’s display of embellished weapons shown at LA’s Gallery 1988. The exhibition showcased an variety of weapons including AK’s, rifles, chainsaws, and even an electric chair. All of this designer weaponry was covered with patterns and logos from labels such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Burberry, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana. Sneakhyptastic!

Featured Artist – Richard Satava

Another nice little artist dime dropped by mi hermana, the architect. Richard Satava has some really cool designs. I personally like his jellyfish the most, they look super-dope with the lightbase at night. Most all his work is themed with sea life and beachy type stuff. Totally sneakhype.

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Featured Artist – Bayo Iribhogbe

This guy is one of the most well known African modern artists around today. My parents have a couple of his paintings, and I can tell you that they look MUCH better in person than they do in these images here. He uses a thick impasto style that gives his paintings a lot of texture and depth. I also really like the abstract human forms and settings he uses… you can really let your imagination get lost in his compositions. His “Gatherings” and “Dances” surely insinuate many sexual connotations. You can check out his flikr photostream here, and check out his personal website gallery (where you can purchase works) here.

Featured Artist – Steven E. Main

My sister used to work at a glass art studio, so she’s got the leak on some of the flyest glass art on either side of the Mississippi and the Euphrates. She dropped the dime on Steven E. Main in my inbox, and I’m diggin’ what she’s jivin. My sis actually has the second piece pictured here. The first two works are from his Desert series, and the last two are from his Fire series. Steven’s wife, Karen, also has some dope work.

Si Scott Hype Type Screen Prints

Hype Type and Si Scott hooked up to make these sick prints. Si Scott is a very well known UK illustrator. These are limited to 100 each color, so get quick. Check out Hype Type Studios site now.

Nike Sportswear Exhibition Cheeseburger

Among the exihibition pieces that were done for the Nike Sportswear Stockholm outpost was a Air Max cheeseburger. It really look like some Air Max’s. Check out more pics at Sneakersnstuff.

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Lawrence Original – Diane’s Artisan Gallery

A friend of Sneakhype’s, Diane’s Artisan Gallery has a very unique and classy selection of fine art. We at Sneakhype are big fans of glass art, and Diane has got some great pieces. Located in Lawrence on 8th and Mass in a loft, definitely a spot for you local sneakhypers to check out if you’re trying to step your game up by way of fine art, decor, and accessories.

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Featured Artist – Jouvelt

Okay first off, this featured artist, JOUVELT, is mad talented. Not only that but he was raised in Kansas, Dodge City to be exact but now he is residing in Lawrence, KS. So needless to say Sneakhype is a huge fan, we love supporting our local talent from Lawrence. Before moving back to Lawrence JOUVELT lived in Phoenix where he worked in the graphic design field. He now is a self-taught, contemporary painter using the unique Lawrence community as inspiration for his work. He does a lot of his work on recycled wood and canvas and he uses a collection of paints including house paint, spray paint, and clear coatings. The use of organic materials and colors are relaxing to look at. JOUVELT is a very well-rounded and versatile artist, he has also used his skills to create artwork for the logo and skateboards of a local Lawrence skate shop, White Chocolate, which we here at Sneakhype frequent quite often. To get more info and work from JOUVELT click here.

Come "Play" With Me

Come Play with me is visual media art. It stimulates the pleasure senses and rewards the brain by the release of dopamine. Yes this picture is a legal way of getting high. Just stare into this awesome picture to get high and fly.

Green Label Art – New Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew is hookin up with some underground artists to bring you the freshest pop bottles you’ve seen in good minute. Drink up. Via thedieline

Strawberry Lime Blue Gatorade Vagina Pumpkin

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