9/11 - James Reka & Hiroyasu Tsuri @Stolen Space (London)

Loving on Melbourne-born, Berlin-based artist James Reka's newest works which will be on display at London's Stolen Space on Sept 11th alongside Japanese Hiroyasu Tsuri aka TWOONE.

James Reka working on new work for his 9/11 Stolen Space show, London

James Reka working on new work for his 9/11 Stolen Space show, London

Work by James Reka

Work by James Reka

Beautiful painting by Hiroyasu Tsuri

Beautiful painting by Hiroyasu Tsuri

The Business Card Knife

Metal blade and only $25. Not sure of the quality, but it looks like a decently built slim little handy tool. Wonder if you could fly with it? Kinda hope not, actually.

Karen Hsiao and Dan Quintana @Marcas Contemporary Art

On a recent trip to Los Angeles I had the pleasure of heading to Santa Ana and stopping by the opening of Karen Hsiao and Dan Quintana's collaborative show entitled "Perverse Foil". The opening, which was Saturday August 2nd, even included an in person photo session with Hsiao and model Stephanie Inagaki, who has appeared in her work repeatedly over the years.

The work is a collaborative and explorative effort into merging their worlds where Hsiao, a professional photographer, exhibits original paintings and drawings with Quintana, who has created works based on her photographs.  They claim that their collaboration was a "happy accident" due to being long time fans of one another's work, with roots in that conversation going back to 2009.  Eery, ethereal, surreal, steeped in romanticism, sensual, powerful yet subtle, erotic, and masterfully executed, I am glad I happened to be in town to have attended. I look forward to seeing what's next, collaboratively and individually. The show runs through August 31st.

Photos and Text by John Felix Arnold III

Marcas Contemporary Art

305 E. 4th St. #103

Santa Ana, CA 92701

www.marcasgallery.com