Live session with Yazan…
It’s not everyday I come across someone who truly believes in the uniting power of music. After talking to Yazan for just five minutes you too will be convinced of just that. His lyrics emit such honesty that will leave your ears ringing with joy, sadness and nostalgia for days after.
A huge thanks to Gabe for the beautiful photos and write up!
Meandering wadis combine to form dense, branching networks across the stark, arid landscape of southeastern Jordan. The Arabic word “wadi” means a gully or streambed that typically remains dry except after drenching, seasonal rains. Image courtesy of USGS National Center for EROS and NASA Landsat Project Science Office.
Long Island City (as imagined by the Chinese)
Featured Artist ||| Dima Drjuchin (Brooklyn, NY)
Dima Drjuchin has created a ton of posters and album covers for the likes of some names you might know; including Sub Pop Records, Nonesuch Records, Marc Maron, Comedy Central Records, Jim Gaffigan, and Reggie Watts. He is a modest guy who describes his artwork as an ongoing evolution from his days of drawing as a kid. When we asked him about his inspirations, he gave us a long list of hot and cold foods, all sorts of environments, and of course, his dog and his fiance topping the list. He will be in a three person show at Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine which opens April 5th. If you live in New York, or anywhere nearby, YOU should definitely go and check it out.
Bio: Dima Drjuchin was born in Moscow in the summer of 1980. His family moved to New York City when he was about one years old. He grew up in the Bronx till the age of 13, then Manhattan. He’s been drawing since childhood and describes his current work as a natural progression from when he started doodling.
He went to Parsons School Of Design in 1999 and graduated with a BFA in Illustration in 2003. He’s worked as an illustrator/designer, and a painter since graduation. Some of his clients include Sub Pop Records, Nonesuch Records, Marc Maron, Comedy Central Records, Jim Gaffigan, and Reggie Watts. Simply put, he’s done a lot of posters and album cover art. Oh, and has painted a lot. He also shared with us, that sometimes he plays music.
Inspiration List (from a clearly very inspired guy!): his fiance, his dog, candy, ice cream, loud music, soft music, talented people, funny people, funny situations, television shows, good movies, okay movies, pizza, pancakes, warm weather, cold weather, and…weather.
Upcoming projects: Dima is doing a three person show, with Malogo and Ciou, at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn. The show opens Saturday, April 5. In July, he has another three person show, with Jason Fennel and Oliver Hibertat, at BuckBuck Gallery in Cleveland. In October, he will also be part of a two person show at Campfire Gallery in San Francisco.
Where to find Dima Drjuchin:
Article by: Shayna Yasuhara (Founder of Paint Pens Collective)
The phantasmagorical and surreal animal sculptures by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett. Between dream and nightmare, some strange creations born of a symbiosis between organic and mechanical elements, a meeting between fantasy, gothic and steampunk. Some very detailed sculptures in clay on a metal frame.
Visit her website at http://www.creaturesfromel.ca/
The Morning After (Part 2)