Sunrise - Expressionistic Acrylic Drawing
Gazing at a piece of art can sometimes take you straight from the gallery into the frame. The postcard-like etchings of Evan Hecox are just those types of pieces, as many of his series' evolved from his travels to places like Tokyo, Mexico and Berlin. Using 2 to 5 tones, Hecok creates dramatic reproductions of his travel photo albums that tell Hunter S. Thompson-like stories; silhouetted and obscured, yet very emotionally descriptive. The skylines, vendor cabanas and other mundane yet illustratively defining images of the culture and cities of Hecok's visits are transformed from everyday images to captivating masterpieces by his unusual styling techniques. Newspaper print and Chinese character script are used in place of traditional smudging and hatching tactics to create shading, figures without so-much more than an outline beside ones that have been articulately detailed and selectively colored objects highlighted among the chaotically-depicted, sedated urban settings. The etch-a-sketch looking silk-screened prints are produced on renewable green energy and carbon-free paper so that Hecok's artistic expressions are sure to also make environmentally sound statements. Turn your home into an art gallery of graphically alurring travel souvenirs with Evan Hecok's prints! Get a feel for Hecok's work in this slideshow!
Have you been spending too much time sucked into the monotony of your work routine and need a vacation that will simultaneously provide relaxation and an in-your-face dose of artistic expression? If so, I've found the perfect place for you to kick back! Berlin's Arte Luise Kunsthotel is located within view of the Reichstag building and the Spree river, providing you with the prime location for a little culture and history lesson. The hotel itself, which dates back to 1825, is so imaginative in its design it hardly looks real, even after a few dozen blinks to convince yourself you're not hallucinating. Each of the hotel's 50 rooms has been decorated by a different renowned artist, featuring an array of original themes from Comic to Shoe Fetish, and seemingly transports you inside the psyche of the artist -- no matter how whimsical or twisted -- providing a getaway within a getaway just within the walls of your room! Don't let the establishment's old-fashion roots fool you though -- its modern amenities help provide the comforts of home while you enjoy the hotel's artistic decor and the city's rich historical significance. Check the slideshow for a glimpse of the hotel's unique rooms!