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GANGSTERS DOODLE

We take a look inside the world of Post-It Note Illustrator turned author Marlon Sassy. The Vancouver based artist has grown a considerable following for his hip-hop culture inspired “doodles,” and with his first book under his belt, it seems like things are only going up for our friend Marlon.

PAINTINGS BY LEONID AFREMOV

Paintings lightweight fascinate me. A series of deliberate (or perhaps whimsical) brush strokes that lead to a masterpiece. I want to see what goes on in a painter’s head. Do they know what they’re gonna do ahead of time, or do they simply build off of each previous stroke. Probably a combination of both. It’s the efforts of Leonid Afremov that got me pondering art at 4:38 on a Thursday. It’s amazing what colors and strokes can lead to.


Posted By Max Gibson
Max Gibson is a journalist, web curator and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Wine & Bowties, an Oakland-based art and culture publication with the focus of celebrating creativity. Today Max resides in Oakland after receiving his Bachelors Degree in Communications at Loyola Marymount University. Max also has a deep passion for photography, basketball, and good jokes.



4 Comments

  1. B. Williams
    Posted April 3, 2010 at | Permalink

    I need some shit like this hanging up in the tree house…

  2. Max
    Posted April 5, 2010 at | Permalink

    alllredi

  3. Nicole
    Posted April 12, 2010 at | Permalink

    I agree Leonid Afremov is a master of color and strokes. I found a bio of him at http://qart.com/Afremov-Leonid-bio. Great Artist

  4. Max
    Posted April 12, 2010 at | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the bio Nicole.

    It’s interesting that he uses a knife instead of a paintbrush.
    His creative process is really unique.

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