What Is Ubuntu?
We want to welcome back search engine artist Gretchen Andrew. This time, we dig into her latest paintings, planning an exhibit halfway around the world, her battle with & support from Wikipedia, + the angry Internet.
Clutter & Paste
Collage artist Jessica Pulos mesmerizes us with her vivid color palettes & dreamy compositions. We chatted with her about her process + upcoming projects.
The Making of Feminist Crowdsourced Porn
Filmmaker Erika Lust premiered a screening of her award-winning XConfessions series in Los Angeles on Saturday. We caught up with her on her mission to create artful adult cinema + the making of feminist crowdsourced porn.
Music Spotlight: Bird Concerns
We caught up with LA rock band Bird Concerns on their latest single + current projects and inspirations.
We followed up with search engine artist Gretchen Andrew on her current Internet takeover, the results she created, and the relationship between art, content and the Internet.
Pretty Ugly Gallery
Pretty Ugly Gallery is a photographic mission dedicated to finding the beauty in "ugly," mundane objects, such as dumpsters, trash cans, rusted cars and fire hydrants. We caught up with photographer Howie Ronay on the evolution of Pretty Ugly Gallery from Instagram to gallery walls.
Music Spotlight: John Carroll Kirby
We caught up with keyboardist + composer John Carroll Kirby on the making of his first solo record & accompanying visual album.
Art as Therapy
Art model + photographer Neptunian Haze opens up about bipolar disorder and using art as her most effective form of therapy.
Music Spotlight: Robokid
We caught up with LA-based producer, DJ + singer-songwriter Robokid on his latest single Next Year, upcoming projects and the evolving label that's transforming the music industry.
Search Engine Art
Search engine artist Gretchen Andrew looks at the Internet as a tenuous form of authority that can be used to understand, manipulate and imperialize definitions through art.
Photographer Jason Travis shares an exclusive look at his portrait series following the journeys of current LA locals and what led them to the city.
Music Spotlight: Mother Mother
Alt-rock band Mother Mother shares their first live EP + guitarist and vocalist Ryan Guldemond discusses their sound and inspiration.
Photographer Mallory Morrison shares her series of dreamy underwater captures, depicting stories through body language.
Photographer and mixed media artist Ross Sonnenberg shares a collection of mesmerizing photograms made using fireworks and sand.
Painter and candle wax artist Kendall Devine depicts human energies in her series of abstract portraits and figures.
Fine art photographer Kevin Klipfel captures a different side of LA through signage and storefronts in his collection of Polaroids.
Illustrator and painter Kari van den Eikhof shares a selection of prints from her shop Karing Vibes + the inspiration behind her series.
Design Series No. 06:
Wolf & Man
We caught up with Brian Chan, the mastermind
behind the contemporary menswear line Wolf & Man.
Singer, songwriter and producer Sakima talks breaking social norms in music + shares his latest track What I Know Now.
Design Series No. 03:
Matt Fellows, the illustrator and designer behind the apparel brand MNKR, shares designs + the story behind the shop.
Compendium of Knowledge
Assemblage & installation artist David Lovejoy shares pieces constructed of materials from around the city + a look at his public art.
Electronic duo Katarina Gleicher & Elliot Glassershare their latest track + the inspiration behind their sound.
Design Series No. 05:
We caught up with Tuesday Bassen, the illustrator and designer behind her self-titled collection of pins, patches and apparel.
Design Series No. 02:
Yeah Right Press
We caught up with Erin Berkowitz, founder and designer of Yeah Right Press, a badass women-owned line of pins, patches and accessories.
Contemporary artist Eric Michael combines geometric and abstract elements in his seven panel painting + talks inspirations and themes behind his work.
Eyes in the Sky
Photographer Scott McFarlane captures the coast from above in his aerial series + shares the challenges of working with drones.
Design Series No. 04: Valley Cruise Press
Kelley Feighan, one half of the husband and wife team behind Valley Cruise Press, shares the story behind their brand and artist collabs.
Design Series No. 01: Samantha Santana
Designer Samantha Santana shares her whimsical wallpaper and print designs, inspiration + advice to aspiring designers.
Music Spotlight: Smoke Season
Electro-soul duo Smoke Season share their inspiration, latest EP and a look at their narrative music video series.
Land of Dreams
Abstract artist Haleh Davoudi combines bold colors and organic shapes in her collection of playful paintings.
A Dreamlike State
Photographer Mandy Rosen shares a collection of whimsical, surreal self-portraits.
Photographer and designer Jason Travis pushes the boundaries with his mix of portraits, drone shots and experimental work.
Animator Mia Hernandez discusses her recent experimental short film, which explores mental health and academic success in teens.
Abstract artist Tony Devoney reminds us to find the beauty in dark times and shares his plans to brighten the streets of LA.
Music Spotlight: Trebles and Blues
Music producer Lawrence Yeo aka Trebles and Blues shares the story behind his unique sound and overcoming his challenges with creativity.
Photographer Yvette Lodge captures details around the city through the eyes of a painter in her collection of abstract photos.
Artist Yi Gao shares a selection of paintings of characters and landscapes, combining Chinese folklore and her inspiration from LA.
Bari Ziperstein x Ten Over Six
Artist Bari Ziperstein shares an exclusive ceramic collection in collaboration with retail mecca Ten Over Six available now in their LA boutiques.
Artist Mario Muller shares a series of black & white ink paintings depicting the blackness of shadows and silhouettes around the city.
Graphic designer Tyler Spangler shares a selection of his digital collages inspired by the city's colors, energy and chaos.
Music Spotlight: Emo Night LA
The founders of Emo Night LA discuss the idea behind the event, where it's going and who they want to take the stage next.
Printmaker and graphic artist Harry Diaz shares a series in multiple mediums, including his favorite woodcut technique.
Photographer Rick Bhatia shares a different side of his artistry and discusses how it represents the inner workings of his mind.
Music Spotlight: GeoTrip
Indie rock band GeoTrip shares their current projects, inspirations, experiments with their sound, and more.
Music Spotlight: Lostboycrow
Singer-songwriter Lostboycrow shares his debut EP, his inspiration, and how LA has influenced his work.
Photographer Rick Bhatia expresses his minimal style through California-inspired portraits and landscapes.
Writer Teresa Chacon shares a Los Angeles-inspired short story about staying connected, redefining a troubled relationship, and moving forward.
Blazing Ocean Sunset
Traveling artist Jenny Handel shares her love for nature and her unique process in an exclusive Southern California-inspired painting.
RW Surf Shop
Photographer Cory Patterson captures the swell and surf of Southern California in his action-packed series on the Pacific.
Painter Aja Terwilliger uses skateboard decks as her canvas and combines gold and grit in her Asymmetric exclusive painting.
Los Angeles, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Photographer and designer Rodney Bowes captures unique details that make up the city in his street photography series.
Photographer Mathilda Tennysdotter combines her shots of LA architecture with vibrant color palettes to create unique compositions of the the city's buildings.
Artist Sophia Green uses cement as paint in her series that plays with the contrast of unnatural, urban concrete and natural beauty.
Photographer Michael Zikry captures everyday LA staples from a new perspective.
Actress and model Caitlin O'Connor teams up with boyfriend and photographer George Ballenger to create a sultry and somber portrait series and share their experience collaborating.
John McCauley ( 1/2 of the screen printing and photography duo Orange & Park along with David Klinker) reflects on a surf trip to Baja California with one of their designs and a photo series to tell the story behind it.
Body painter and photographer Paul Roustan expresses his passion for surfing in his latest work with model Kyara Tyler.
At the skate park
Photographer Kieran Byrne reflects on his passion for skateboarding by capturing images of LA's skate culture in Venice.
A series of illustrated album covers
Illustrator Dave Van Patten shares a collection of whimsical album art created for various LA-based musicians.
Painter Mieko Anekawa shares her early work building up to her current series, "Botanical hair," which is heavily inspired by Southern California's flora and her move to the west coast. Her pieces transform nature into beautiful human hairstyles.
Photographer Curtis Stage searched for beauty along The 5 and created a striking photo series of the unique landscapes and architecture he found.
An interview with filmmaker Shan Shaikh
The mastermind behind Balloon Girl shares an exclusive look at the making of the film.
Artist Donald Gialanella shares a series of found-object assemblage sculptures representing the spiritual wabi-sabi of a materialistic lifestyle and exploring reincarnation through recycling. Plus an Asymmetric exclusive look behind each piece.
Pour one out for humanity
Writer Chris Tarello shares a poem expressing his take on the current state of feminism in our culture.