Apricot Mantle broke into the lowbrow art scene in early 2009. First showing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in the "Everything but the Kitsch N' Sync" show. He has since kept busy creating new drawings and custom themed frames for other shows in Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Portland, New York and Atlanta. He has a bachelors in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design.
Photos from my Hive Feature show circa 2010. 3 of these pieces are still for sale through my online store.
Chinese Dragon Medusa (Based on Big Trouble in Little China)
More info: http://apricotmantle.storenvy.com/collections/259686-homepage/products/3386466-chinese-dragon-medusa
Blue Lady (Based on David Lynch’s Blue Velvet)
How to draw a Lemur
Another colored pencil artist to watch for! Amazing stuff. #marcomazzoni
Kennedy Space Center: iphone /panorama photos I shot recently. Enjoy! #NoFilter #NoPhotoshop
5500 toy soldiers took Joe Black to make a portrait of the young Chinese soldier. The painting was named – Made in China, which is a copy of the cover of LIFE magazine, the January issue 1938 year. The picture reminds of the involvement of children in the war between Japan and China (1937 – 1945).
New TEE Shirt on mee store for you! If you are as big a fan of Bruce Campbell and Evil Dead as I am I hope you get a kick out of this! Ever have a ‘dirt hipster’ drink?Well, this is kind of like that only it comes with a laughing deer head!
Ingredients: 1 part Jager, 1 part Pabst, 1 part Bruce Campbell, 1 part insane laughing deer
To purchase go here: http://apricotmantle.storenvy.com/collections/259687-merch/products/8881188-the-evil-hipster-unisex-tee
Evil Dead News
THIS FRIDAY - Mark Englert returns to G1988 with the second installment to his Director Series. The opening reception will run 7-10 PM and he will release the first set of prints that night, as well as originals he’s created. Then for the closing, on August 30th, he all release the second set of prints. Come by and say hello to Mark on Friday at G1988 (West)!