Eugene's Blog – April 2009 Archive (69)

Caught in the Act - Zhang Haiying (10 paintings)

Chinese-born Zhang Haiying paintings are based on photographs that he found on Anti-Vice Campaign websites aimed at cracking down on prostitution and pornography in China. Zhang's paintings neither advocate nor criticize illicit activity, but evoke emotion from the associated abuse of power, desperation, exclusion, and vulnerability.

Using dramatic tones, he…


Added by Eugene on April 30, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment



X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Critics aren't giving Wolverine much love with many saying that it's a below-average superhero movie. X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way,… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 30, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Damien Hirst - Requiem

Damien Hirst with 'Death Denied', 2008

Billed as the largest collection of Damien Hirst’s work ever exhibited, the show “Requiem” opened at Pinchuk Art Centre last Saturday, April 25th in Kiev, Ukraine. Hirst will be showing his retrospective of over 100 works dating from 1990 to 2008 at steel billionaire Victor Pinchuk’s namesake museum including not only the sculptures and…


Added by Eugene on April 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art - Mentalgassi: Berlin (7 pics)

I can't help but laugh when I look at Mentalgassi's street art installations in Berlin, Germany. Consisting of three core members, they go around wheatpasting faces on public installations, such as reclyling bins and tickets validators, thereby evoking emotion from those that pass by. Gotta love their sense of humor!…


Added by Eugene on April 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Smokin' Hot - Emma Tempest

This steamy set comes to us from self-taught photographer Emma Tempest. She does a great job utilizing light and color to create sensual shots that have a cinematic feel. Photographers such as Tim Walker, Francis Ford Coppola, Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh and Guillermo del Toro have closely inspired Emma throughout her career. Here are some of my favorite shots from her portfolio.…


Added by Eugene on April 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


Opening Reception: May 2nd, 8pm-11pm @ Subliminal Projects Gallery: Los Angeles

Mark your calendars, one of our favorite artists is coming to LA! In his show Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories, Sam Flores tackles what is perhaps one of the most pervasive themes in human existence: the struggle between light and dark. Through color and contrast, Flores… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 29, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Jab Strong Fierce - Street Fighter Tribute Show

Hyakuretsukyaku (Lightning Kick) - Luke Chueh

For many of us, Street Fighter will always have a place close to our hearts. After all, who can forget the glorious arcade game that we all grew up on and loved?

The Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, California gives us a nostalgic look back into our childhood with their latest exhibit "Jab Strong Fierce", a Street Fighter tribute…


Added by Eugene on April 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

The Longest Way - One Year Journey On Foot Through China

This guy must've been really inspired by Forrest Gump. His original goal was to travel by foot from Beijing to Germany. Although he never made it, his adventure is definitely commendable.

Here are his notes:

November 9th 2007 - November 13th 2008

one year on foot - 4646km (2887 miles) through China

Additional info:

- I never finished my original goal of walking to Germany. Instead, I walked for a year and roughly… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 28, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Samsung I7500 with OLED Touchscreen Powered by Android

Samsung has just introduced its first Google Android device, the Samsung I7500. Launching in major European countries in June of this year, the phone will feature a 3.2-inch, 320 x 480 pixel AMOLED touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, 5 megapixel camera with Power LED, 1,500mAh battery, 8GB of storage (plus MicroSD expansion for up to 32GB more), and a standard 3.5mm headset… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 27, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Modern Architecture - Kubik: A Portable Open-Air Nightclub

Are you tired of going to the same ole' clubs? Why not make your own outdoors? German architects Modulorbeat have created Kubik, a temporary open-air nightclub comprised of 160 large water tanks that light up in tune with the beat. With special wiring, each tank can be individually controlled and glow in any color. Be sure to check out the video to see the full…


Added by Eugene on April 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Square Style Painting - Robert Doesburg

It's always nice to see fresh works from artists who have unconventional styles. Using a "square style" that he developed on his own, Robert Doesburg's paintings exude a great amount of color and almost look like they're sparkling.

Born in 1945 in the Netherlands, Robert has painted all his life. "I see myself as a aesthetic sensualist, always looking for…


Added by Eugene on April 25, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Suicide Girls Fight Club

This picture set by the Suicide Girls is pretty fascinating. I love when a picture set tells a story and this one shows us the beauty, gore, and raw emotion of an all girl fight club. You can check out the whole uncensored set here.…


Added by Eugene on April 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A Man and His Bear

This dude has officially fulfilled my childhood dream by having his very own grizzly bear! Towering 6 inches taller than Shaq with a bite force strong enough to crush a bowling ball and the ability to kill a human with a single paw is the 800-pound grizzly named Brutus. His best friend? Renowned naturalist Casey Anderson who has raised him from birth.



Added by Eugene on April 24, 2009 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Beatboxing Kid Blows It Up!

This kid that has some crazy beatboxing skills! Totally… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 24, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments




Critics say that Earth is spectacularly photographed, gracefully edited, and effectively demonstrates the effects of climate change. Narrated by James Earl Jones, this documentary from Disneynature follows the path of the sun as it explores our world. Earth focuses on a trio of animal mothers and… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

200,000 LEGO Brick Japanese Warship

How long do you think it would take to build a 200,000 LEGO brick model of the legendary Japanese Warship, Yamato? It took Jumpei Mitsui six years and four months to create the warship, which is built at a scale of 1/40, weighs over 330 pounds (150kg), measures 21 feet (6.6m) from bow to stern, and is 3 feet (1m) wide at the widest point of the ship. I bet Jumpei's mom…


Added by Eugene on April 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

My Modern Box

Living in a box never looked so good! By Teun Hocks.

Added by Eugene on April 23, 2009 at 11:27am — 1 Comment


Show runs from April 23rd-May 16th @ Andipa Gallery: London

This weekend's art+culture pick comes to us from London and features UK's leading urban artist, Banksy. From April 23rd through May 16th, Andipa Gallery presents 20 original works on canvas, pallet and steel. Measuring fourteen feet (4 meters) in length, Are You Using That Chair (above) will take center stage and is…


Added by Eugene on April 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Greenpeace - Inspiring Action

In honor of Earth Day, we feature this video by Greenpeace which inspires us to take action and protect the fragile… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 22, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Beautiful Koi Fish by Titi Freak: Osaka, Japan

I am absolutely in love with these latest street installations by Brazil-based Titi Freak. After making his way over to Japan, he's been keeping himself busy by painting the streets of Osaka for the past three months. Seamlessly coinciding with Japanese culture and landscape, his brightly colored koi fish really sets the bar high for other street artists.…


Added by Eugene on April 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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