Two Galleries Chart the Development of Painting as Art

As figuration finds its relevancy again in painted art, two galleriesthat have been stalwarts in exhibiting the medium since 1998are demonstrating that its re-found popularity is, in part, due to younger generations’ iterations of the style. The exhibit, “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” is “museum-scale,” according to The New York Times’ Roberta Smith, but “this show is organized with a minimum of what could …

Ruvan Wijesooriya: Explore the Expansion of Space

The talented photographer takes a meditative approach to a series of abstract images shot around the Yucatán Peninsula

If Mick Rock is the “the man who shot the ’70s,” consider Ruvan Wijesooriya the guy who snapped the aughts. You might know him as the official lensman behind the book “LCD” or the photographer who captures fashion editorials for major magazines, but there’s a quieter side to the artist as well. This is made abundantly clear in his new series, “Explore the Expansion of …

CH Omakase 2016: Original Ben Stubbington Artworks

Four unique etchings, made especially for our customers

We were incredibly excited to work with artist and designer Ben Stubbington for our 2016 CH Omakase—especially when we came to the conclusion that he would create four original artworks for some of our clients. Born in Portsmouth, UK and now based in NYC, Stubbington recently left his position as head designer at Theory to join lululemon. Not only a fashion designer, he is an …

Nick Barclay’s Abstract Movie Posters

The graphic designer breaks down classic movies into simple circles

Sydney-based art director Nick Barclay branches outside his traditional covers and spreads for international magazines and political campaigns for something a little more playful. In his latest endeavor, the designer has re-imagined classic film posters, applying an interesting circular twist on regular artistry. The collection contains pieces—or perhaps better described as abstract representations—for films from “Reservoir Dogs” to “The Matrix” to “Pulp Fiction” and “Trainspotting” …

Studio Visit: Balint Zsako

The Brooklyn artist's vocabulary of universal symbols speaks to common human encounters

Balint Zsako, whose work first caught our eye in 2007, disrupts the language of Old Master painting, with a vocabulary of modern symbolism and technique. In his view, “Everything changes, it’s important to have things of your own time.” Several lamps surround the Brooklyn-based artist’s work surface, the most prominent light enters through a street-facing window. The studio is otherwise lined in shelves, stocked with …