Grimy, grimy, grimy! The new issue of Blood Becomes Water features work from Leah-Jade Connolly, Oliver Donnet, Rosie Eisor, Jaime Martinez (< crazy interesting website; I would recommend it), Kate Yang Nikodym, Raya Rayax, Iliyan Ruzhin, and Sam Scott Hunter. 40 digitally-printed black and white...

Eatcho has quit his dayjob. He's late on rent. He knows that being a full-time artist is difficult to impossible in Portland, Oregon, a town where everyone who makes your coffee, bags your groceries, or pours your beer has his or her own creative project to fund. Without a day job, making art can't possibly be a hobby; it has to pay the bills. Eatcho says it dawns on him regularly that, "[The situation] is kind of scary -- but I wouldn't want it any other way."
eatcho Mania and energy are as apparent in the man as in his work. As we sit and shout over espresso beans being ground, Eatcho sips his drink and tells me that one reason that he's able to work intensely is that he's an insomniac, averaging just four or five hours of sleep a night. This also means that, while the bedroom studio setup is constricting to a lot of artists, he prefers it. "When I get up, it's good to have my work right there," he explains. "I mean, I have that thing where I'm constantly running upstairs to put my ideas down."

Los Angeles artist, Joseph Powers Bowman, submitted some pieces to us which are making me eyeballs tingle! Bowman crafts them slightly like one might create a tessellation, which contributes to their wildly disorienting qualities. All of these pieces below begin with simple freehand line drawings,...

Forget the current geometric trends; David Malek has been trudging down this path for as far back as 2006 (and probably longer). His current project, Hexagons, will be on display at Rawson Projects (339 Bedford Av, Brooklyn, NY) starting March 5th. (The reception takes place...

Lynn Palewicz has quite specific visions for her artwork, which is generally based around sculpture -- or, in this case, using the human form as sculpture -- and photography. This series of skin drawings is astounding, and it's a wonder inking and body art aren't...

These delicious little vignettes feel like stumbling into the middle of a different era. I admit to mixed feelings about the fact that nostalgia for simpler times has become so pervasive in our current culture, but Alex Higlett does such a wonderful job of creating...

It's hard to believe that these aren't computer generated, but Seattle's Justine Ashbee creates these detailed, morphing compositions using nothing but paint pens. Part topographic map and part biological form, Justine cites zen calligraphy and wave forms among her influences. ...

Hedi Slimane has a really simple website where she takes one photograph a day and lays it all out vertically -- one giant black-and-white photograph at a time. Most of the shots are portraits, and the best part of this layout lies in the fact...

It's been a minute since we've written about shows at Flatcolor Gallery, but that doesnt mean they've been slacking on fine arts curation. In fact, they're doing a great job. This month, they take their show to group show territory and prominently feature one artist...