Cy Twombly

The artist Cy Twombly passed away on Tuesday. Gaining notoriety in New York in the late 50’s along side his friends Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns,  Twombly’s simplistic scribbles and drips have been a huge influence on artists over the past 20+ years including Jean Michel Basquiat. He passed away in Rome at the age of 83. You can check out more of his work after the jump and next time you are running around the city with your Krink pens, make sure you think of Cy Twombly.

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José Parlá for Incase

Incase and José Parlá have teamed up for the latest “Curated by Arkitip” project where they produced three pieces for the Incase collection — a MacBook Pro Sleeve, an iPad Book Jacket and an iPhone Slider Case. To go along with the project, they have also produced a great short film documenting Parlá’s painting process. Starting out with some coffee and a stroll down the street, Parlá starts collecting old posters and flyers from the walls of the city. After he has a nice collection of textures to work with, he brings them back to his studio and goes to work. I’ve always been obsessed with José Parlá and his hand writing and it’s definitely a treat to get to see him in action. Check out the whole collection on the Incase site and keep reading to watch the video.

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Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler, a Zurich based artists, has an amazing body of work that immediately grabbed my attention. With great textures and a very graphic/xerox type feel to it, I can’t get enough of the gritty motion blur that these oil paintings hold.

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The Dark

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The Dark is a Vancouver based artist that does some amazing work with oil pastel’s. Along with his pastel work, he has some great collage/mixed media and stencil pieces.

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