Travis Louie: Curious Myths

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One of my faves, Travis Louie has a new exhibition called “Curious Myths” on now at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. “With Curious Myths, a suite of 15 new, small- to medium-sized works, Louie has directed his lively journal practice of tiny drawings and narrative vignettes toward the creation of a cohesive, imaginary world styled with Victorian and Edwardian effects. This fictive zone is both cozy and creepy, inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters that have seemingly posed for formal portraits to mark both their existence and place in society. Each image/character is uniquely loaded with ungainly charm and ample backstory. The underlying thread connecting the characters is the unusual circumstances that shape them and how they’ve lived.”

“Curious Myths” runs through August 7, 2010.  If you’re in New York, be sure to check it out. To see more images from this exhibition visit the Joshua Liner Gallery website. For more about Travis Louie, visit TravisLouie.com.

paintings: art paintings, portrait paintings and oil painting

Meats Meier: 3D Art

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Meats Meier is a freelance illustrator and animator living in Los Angeles, California.  An award-winning digital artist, Meier works in both 2D and 3D  using Maya and Zbrush for modeling and animation as well as Photoshop and After Effects to composite the images into animations and high resolution artwork.

Meier’s feature film credits include “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” and “Hellboy” as a technical director and compositer. He has also worked as an airbrush artist and lead artist at the video game studio Beyond Games.

Meier’s artwork is on the cover of numerous books, magazines, and web sites and he was honored with the prestigious “Maya Master” title by Alias at SIGGRAPH  in 2003.  In 2006, he helped with the stereoscopic graphics for the cover of the TOOL album “10,000 Days” and continues to work with them on their live touring concerts.

Meier taught the first ever ZBrush course at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and is the author of the very popular “Introduction to ZBrush” training DVD produced by the Gnomon Workshop.

To see more of Meats Meier’s work, visit 3DArtSpace.com.

paintings: art paintings, portrait paintings and oil painting