November 27, 2017

Bruce Lee 77th Anniversary Art Collection

Art Tribute for Bruce Lee's 77th Birthday
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curated by YellowMenace (45+ images)

   On the occasion of Bruce Lee's 77th birthday (Nov 27, 1940), I wanted to present a new art collection to celebrate a true legend who has influenced people all around the world to pursue excellence in their lives.

   It's been 2 years since I complied the "Dragon Immortalized" art collection, celebrating what would have been his 75th birthday. 

   I hope you enjoy my second collection of Lee inspired artworks. Please share this with the Bruce Lee fans in your life. :)

Adam Chow (Hong Kong)
Adam Chow (Hong Kong) - Bruce Lee art collection @ YellowMenace


HAIKU: Bruce Lee
Roar & soar, breathe fire

Liquid fists intercepting

Be water, my friend


Sachin Teng (Taiwan/US)
Sachin Teng (Taiwan/US) - Bruce Lee art collection @ YellowMenace

   I feature 4 Hong Kong artists including Adam Chow, who has focused solely on Bruce Lee as his main artistic inspiration. 

   Bruce's impact still echoes loudly through the streets & citizens of Hong Kong. Lee Jun-Fan (李振藩) may have been born in San Francisco, but The Dragon was hatched in HK!

SingHooi Lim (Malaysia) 
SingHooi Lim (Malaysia) - Bruce Lee art collection @ YellowMenace

   In this collection, there are "what if" movie posters, Bruce as Kato & a Jedi, as well as a few of Brandon Lee as The  Crow, his eerie too-close-for-comfort role which tragically cost him his life.

See Also: Bruce Lee - Part 1  "The Dragon Immortalized"

October 17, 2017

Thai King Rama IX Art Collection 2

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej Art Collection
Celebrating the Life of Rama IX The Great

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curated by YellowMenace (45+ images)

   The King of Thailand passed 1 year ago & now the nation prepares to for an elaborate cremation ceremony to send Rama IX The Great beyond the mythical Mount Meru.

   After last year's Art Tribute to the Thai King, I wanted to share more of the devotion, skill & diversity in the Thai art community with this second art collection of over 45 artworks celebrating the life & profound impact Rama IX has had on the people of Thailand.

BACC Largest Rama IX Mural:
Mue Bon x KanaetKittimonto x TK31 & ABI
along with scores of art student volunteers
BACC Rama IX Mural Art: Mue Bon x Kanaet x Kittimonto x TK31 & ABI


HAIKU: Rama IX
The heart of Siam

Jazz, photos, rural projects

Big shoes for his son


BACC Mural:  Alex Face x Yuree Kensaku x Wisut Ponnimit x Kittipong Khamsart x Rukkit Kuanhawate - Rama IX art

   These first 3 murals all can be seen at The Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC) near National Stadium, BKK. Much of the art & the inspiration for this post came from a visit to BACC in the summer when they were showing the exhibit, "The Happiness of the Thai People" which reveals how the late King has touched the lives of the general public throughout the nation.

Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา (Thailand)
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Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา - Thai King Rama IX GIF mural art





October 16, 2017

ART: Archan Nair - Alien Landscapes

Archan Nair: Alien Landscapes
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curated by YellowMenace (+44 images)

   This second profile of self-taught Indian artist, Archan Nair focuses on his surreal digital landscapes. His art is easily distinguishable from other digital surrealists with its bright colors & seamless blending of 3D forms & digital painting. Archan creates worlds that are completely original, born from a deep inner well of vital creative energy.

   A few months ago, I brought you 40 of his distorted experimental portraits & figure studies in a post called, Reconfigured.

   Many of these landscapes are available for sale as prints & other art merchandise in his Society6 Shop.



HAIKU Art Review: Archan Nair
Alien landscapes

Visions of the multiverse

Yoga for the mind



   In Archan's work I see unique & vibrant creative visions, like a 21st century Raqib Shaw.


See Archan Nair Part 1: Reconfigured




August 16, 2017

ART: Manit Srisuwan - She's Taking Flight

Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์
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curated by YellowMenace (30+ images)

   Manit Srisuwan is a Thai artist living in Bangkok, who has dedicated his life to painting. He has a BFA & MFA in painting & has been working as a professional artist for over 10 years in a semi-realistic, Pop-Surrealism style. His work evokes the symbolic visions from dreams.

ARTIST: Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์ - https://www.facebook.com/goft.manit



HAIKU Art Review: Manit Srisuwan Goft
Grounded wooden forms

The feminine taking flight

Enlightened dreamer


ARTIST: Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์ - https://www.facebook.com/goft.manit

   Manit recently completed his fourth solo show, "SHE" at The National Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand. The show focused on the feminine, desire for flight, freedom & change, while accepting the arrows of outrageous fortune that necessarily come along with a flight path less taken. This marks a major thematic shift for the artist whose work over the previous 8 years dealt with distorted human figures as wooden drawing puppets suffering their "gam" or karma.

ARTIST: Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์ - https://www.facebook.com/goft.manit

   Like most Thai people, Manit is known to his friends by his nickname - "Goft". I'd like to thank Goft for taking the time to answer my questions.

Discover More: Thai Artists on YM Blog

July 30, 2017

ART: Jung Narate - Interview

Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง
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curated by Yellowmenace (31+ images)

   Jung Narate is a professional Thai painter living in Bangkok, Thailand. His style is Pop Neo Expressionism, much of his work involves Jung interpreting his affections for famous historical artworks. He will be part of a group exhibition this Sep. at The Queen's Gallery & a solo at the People's Gallery on the second floor of BACC in Oct., 2017. If you are in Bangkok this fall please come check them out.

Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง - http://bit.ly/2uO9vHx


HAIKU Art Review: Jung Narate
Playful history

Expressing his love for Art

Channeling masters


Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง - http://bit.ly/2uO9vHx

   I had the opportunity to meet Jung about 2 years ago at Jam Factory's ArtGround art fair. Since then we've bumped into each other at a few art events & interact on Facebook. He was kind enough to answer some interview questions to accompany this feature post.

Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง - http://bit.ly/2uO9vHx

● Any business advice for other artists trying to make art their livelihood?
  "First of all, you need to have unconditional love for ART. You must be able to voluntarily smile & cry with this career path. Determination, well planned living, financial discipline, being firm with your own standpoint/style & always be proud of your own works, these are at the core of working in this career. Also very important, you need to have Good Friends."

July 23, 2017

ART: Archan Nair - Reconfigured

Archan Nair: Reconfigured
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curated by Yellow Menace (39+ images)

   Archan Nair was born in New Delhi, India, 1982. He is a self developed visual artist, illustrator, art director & sound explorer, specializing in mixed media, illustration & digital art.


HAIKU Art Review: Archan Nair
Contorted portraits

Digital kundalini

Karmic art mirror


Archan Nair: Pher http://bit.ly/2ueXhcq


   In early 2016, Archan tasked himself with creating at least 1 artwork everyday for 365 days. In early 2017, he completed his self inflicted art marathon & most of the pieces here are products of that incredibly productive journey.

Archan Nair - http://www.archann.net


April 19, 2017

NBA Basketball Art Collection

NBA Basketball Art Collection 2017
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curated by Yellowmenace (48+ images)

   Here's a fantastic collection of basketball art by superstar Asian artists around the globe celebrating the league's elite players & teams, just in time for the NBA playoffs.

BamBamBam (Taiwan) - 5 pics
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HAIKU: Basketball
The shot, my prayer

The rim, altar. The court, church

My faith, Basketball


BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art


   It's no secret the majority of the NBA's fanbase resides in Asia. As the league's popularity swells, the demand for basketball art rises in terms of promotional art for online & print ads for games, local leagues, shoes & other merchandise & from fans who want more than just an enlarged game photo on their wall. Many of the artists here make a living from their basketball art & sports illustration. It's nice to see there's a market to support their creative passion.
BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art


April 16, 2017

Attack on Titan Art Collection

Shingeki no Kyojin 進撃の巨人
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curated by YellowMenace (42+ images)

   The long awaited second season of the Attack on Titan anime series is finally airing, so I thought it was a good time to share these 42+ AoT artworks I've been collecting since 2015. 

Reau aka Jarreau Wimberly (US) - Attack on Titan


HAIKU: Attack on Titan
Anxious inner voices

Colossal catastrophes

The Titans within


Stef Tastan (Costa Rica) - Attack on Titan
Stef Tastan (Costa Rica)


   The original Japanese manga series was written & illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series began in 2009 & has been collected into 20 volumes. The anime TV series adaptation produced by Wit Studio aired in 2013, directed by Tetsurō Araki.

Alexander Iaccarino aka ThatKidWhoDraws (US) - Attack on Titan



April 11, 2017

ART: James Jean - Blue Period

James Jean: Blue Period
curated by Yellowmenace (32+ images)

   This final feature on James Jean highlights the disproportionate number of blue hued artworks he's created.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
HAIKU Art Review: James Jean
Fabled art shaman
Rare sketches, grand canvases
Restless tiger's claw
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
  ● See More James Jean Art:
           - Part 1: Taiwanese Surrealist



ART: James Jean - Sketches

James Jean: Sketchbook
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curated by Yellowmenace (28+ images)

   In this second part of my 3 part feature on Taiwanese American artist, James Jean I focus on his pencil & ink drawings, street art, sketchbooks & B&W print work. 
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
HAIKU Art Review: James Jean
Fabled art shaman
Rare sketches, grand canvases
Restless tiger's claw
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
   The final creation is only part of the equation. In art, the process is a significant element & with amount of detail & skill Jean uses in his surreal sketches they become worthy artworks on their own.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
  ● See More James Jean Art:
           - Part 1: Taiwanese Surrealist
           - Part 3: Blue Period



ART: James Jean - Taiwanese Surrealist

James Jean: Taiwanese Surrealist
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curated by Yellowmenace (40+ images)

   James Jean is a Taiwanese American visual artist, known for both his commercial work & fine art gallery work. He is known in the American comics industry as a cover artist for various books published by DC Comics, as well as for his work for Prada, ESPN & Atlantic Records.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
HAIKU Art Review: James Jean
Fabled art shaman
Rare sketches, grand canvases
Restless tiger's claw
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
   Over the past decade, James Jean has won critical acclaim for his art (including a record eight Eisner Awards in a row for his cover illustrations for the DC Comics series Fables), hosted celebrated gallery exhibitions around the globe, received numerous design awards & developed a fan base of devoted collectors.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
  ● See More James Jean Art:
           - Part 3: Blue Period



April 9, 2017

ART: Takashi Murakami - The 500 Arhats

Takashi Murakami 村上 隆: The 500 Arhats
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curated by Yellowmenace (34+ images)

   This exhibition focused on Takashi Murakami (村上 隆)'s recent work, mainly his epic "The 500 Arhats", a 3-meterhigh, 100-meter-long painting of the 500 enlightened followers (arhats) of Buddha, created in response to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Some large sculptural pieces & abstract paintings are also included.
Source: Mori Art MuseumTakashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
HAIKU Art Review: Takashi Murakami
Superflat empire
Pop art is his religion
3 faced ringmaster
Takashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
   Murakami is the founder & President of Kaikai Kiki Co, through which he manages the Hidari Zingaro & Kaikai Kiki Galleries & organizes the biannual art fair GEISAI.
Takashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
   You can take a virtual 360-degree panorama tour of the exhibition thanks to Asahi. I wish more galleries & exhibitions would do this for those who can't attend in person. 



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