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Archive for November 28th, 2009

Sam Jinks is a Melbourne based sculptor with a background in film and television effects.  He creates full sized silicon models which look as if they might move or breathe at any moment.  This interview with Sam over at Australian Edge goes into his background, inspiration and creative process.

(Some of the images with the interview and on Sam’s website depict nudity, and so may not be safe for work!)


Many thanks once again to Laura over at Electrik Sheep for sending details of their latest  wonderful exhibition, ‘Paralysis Of Choice’ by Jon Burgerman, which runs until the end of December.

The press release:

What most see as a discarded piece of cardboard littering a side street, Jon Burgerman sees as an opportunity; a blank canvas to fill with his signature doodles and characters all jostling to escape from their colourful habitat in an explosion of energy.

Burgerman’s continuous scrawling style can be seen adorning all manner of mediums from toys to wallpaper but more specifically a vast array of originals and limited edition prints at his latest show “Paralysis of Choice”. An emotion we, the consumer and the artist alike suffer, often resulting in us doing nothing through the wealth of crippling options we are presented with on a daily basis. Fight this paralysis, ditch the distractions of soaps, celebrity magazines, and cups of tea, and view Jon Burgerman’s show when it opens this November at Electrik Sheep.

Jon Burgeman’s work reflects his dry sense of humour creating work so endlessly appealing and fun that it would look as at home on the wall of a slick city pad as it would on that of a sprawling country pile. It has also seen him produce work for the likes of Levis, Kidrobot, Nike, Pepsi and many other of today’s coolest brands looking for a slice of Burgerman fun.

Jon follows on from a roster of successful shows at Reluctant Hero’s gallery, Electrik Sheep including Faile, Eine, Eelus, Prefab, WK Interact, Seb Lester, Pure Evil and many more.

“Paralysis of Choice” opens Friday 27th November at 6 pm with one of Electrik Sheep’s infamous street parties and will fun till the end of December.

For those who can’t make it to the show all work will be available to purchase and view online at

Electrik Sheep presents… Paralysis of Choice.

A solo show of new work from Jon Bugerman.

Electrik Sheep, 22 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DW, UK

Opens 27th November 6pm, till 31st December

For more information contact Laura Dover

+44 (0)191 261 4444

Nathan Ota is a freelance artist who graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1993.  As a child he drew inspiration from cartoons on TV, comic books, photographs and punk-rock flyers before becoming immersed in graffiti culture once he entered high school.  Traditional art never interested him much, and it was only once he had entered college that he realised he wanted to be an illustrator.

His paintings in particular have me enthralled (and more than a little jealous), I love how the graffiti influence comes through in all of his work 🙂

Big Fish

Broken Record

Crash And Burn

Fern Fruits

First Day

Left Out

Lets Be Friends


Night School

Not Alone



Still Looking

Schools Out

Illustration – Jazz

Illustration – Tequila

Illustration – Porfidio

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November 2009