BANKSY IN THE CITY

If you live in one of the five boroughs or near New York City and you love art, you’ve probably heard about or been following the Banksy takeover.

For the entire month of October Banksy has been creating different pieces of  graffiti around NYC. You can check out what he’s been up to here. Since the beginning of the month I was excited about possibly being able to see a piece before it was painted over or covered up by local graffiti artists. The thing about Banksy is, you NEVER know when or where he will create something. You just have to be on it. So with that said, little things like work and sleep got in the way for me.

Today however, I was able to make it to see Banksy’s latest piece located on the Upper West Side (Manhattan). He drew quite a crowd. There was even a scuffle – check out the video below.

Only in New York.

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THE DOSE – ILLUSTRATOR EDITION

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I’m Sarah Rosado, a New York based illustrator and photographer. I love anything that has to do with Art and I’m always challenging myself in creating different styles of art form. I love variety and as such you will find a reflection of that in my art work, from fashion illustrations to thought provoking photographic images.

What are you creatively addicted to? When did you start?

My interest in art began at the age of five drawing sketches and doodling everything I could get my hands on.  Through the years I continued to draw and to this day I describe myself as an artist of the mind, body and soul. I consider my work a reflection into the world, the way I see it.  What I am creatively addicted to is creating images that has an effect on people, to make them think.

What’s your inspiration?

I’m inspired by many things such as current trends, social issues, nature, life, humor, spirituality, etc.  I love creating and experimenting with new ideas and challenging myself.  It’s a drive that pushes me to a different level each time which is very rewarding.

Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m still working on my dirt project and will continue until I reach my goal of 100 pieces. Afterwards I will be doing something new and creative but that is still in the early stages.

Where can people find your work?

www.sr-artwork.com

Name one thing you would like people to know about you.

I’m a perfectionist, which I consider somewhat of a flaw because no matter what I do I always feel it could be improved.

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SECOND SKINS BY MIGUEL VALLINAS

I love the idea of Miguel Vallinas’ Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), half human/have animal photographs. Who knew that animals could be so stylish?

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Click here to see the entire Second Skins Photo Series.

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A LITTLE MONDAY INSPIRATION…IF YOU NEED IT

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TOYIN ODUTOLA’S ART

Today’s post is showcasing the art of Nigerian born artist, Toyin Odutola. I first learned of Odutola in last year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 feature and I’ve been loving her work ever since.

What impresses me the most about her work is that she uses ball pens as her main painting tool!

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Photos courtesy of Toyin Odutola website

PROJECT INSPIRATION

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways to make Creative Addiction more interactive. I’ve been kicking around the idea of using this blog as a platform for other creatives to share their stories, whether it’s a successful career transition or a new up and coming project. Nowadays people need to be inspired – inspired to pursue their dreams and reach their goals and YOUR story just may be the one to help them do just that!

This new addition will be called Project Inspiration for obvious reasons. Like I stated before, this is just an idea that I have, but I need help with bringing all the details together. That’s where you guys come in. I would really like some suggestions on how you think I could make this idea fun, cool and most of all inspirational. Any help is appreciated.

What say you? :)

COOL PEOPLE WITH WITH COOL JOBS VIA BEHIND THE HUSTLE

I guess it pays off to “start from the bottom.” Check out this episode of Cool People with Cool Jobs with Jasmine Kim, the Sales Manager for designer eyeglass company, Oliver Peoples.