Eric Junker’s Road Trip

We speak with the artist about painting murals from Los Angeles to Louisiana

After years working as a painter, performance artist, and creating installations, Eric Junker started an advertising agency with a friend. Their Hollywood office was just above one of their favorite restaurants, and this positioning led to a poster project for the chef. That project expanded to more posters, and eventually the murals and design work that he is making today. Now Junker’s vibrant murals can …

Studio Visit: Artist Jason Woodside

A world of color collides in the painter's bright Brooklyn space

Up several flights in an old Brooklyn warehouse building, artist Jason Woodside‘s works come to life in a flurry of color. Here, he imagines and executes smaller spray-painted works. He also conceives large-scale public pieces, like his massive mural for LA’s Google pop-up. Today, Woodside’s work is available to all at a remarkably reasonable price, in the form of Google Live Cases for the Pixel …

Street Artist Buff Monster’s Air-Ink Mural and Gallery Show

This exhibition for Tiger Beer features work made using ink produced from air pollution

It seems almost impossible: ink and paint made from recycled air pollution. In fact, it’s a reality known as Air-Ink, invented by Anirudh Sharma, the co-founder of innovation hub Graviky Labs. Their technology processes up to 95% of air captured from vehicles into safe-to-use ink and paint. To date, they’ve cleaned 1.6 trillion liters of air and produced 203 US gallons of Air-Ink. And thanks …

Kristen Liu Wong + Luke Pelletier’s “Hanging Out” at Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn

An exciting collaborative exhibition in Greenpoint incorporating a bold mural

LA-based artists Luke Pelletier and Kristen Liu Wong have shown artwork together before, but never quite like what they’re doing at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Superchief Gallery. Their pieces do not simply hang beside one another on the black walls of a charming space that doubles as Tender Trap bar. Rather, the duo collaborated on a series of large-scale works—and one epic mural. Each painting contains stylistic …

Juban Carries on the Mural of Izakaya Ten

When one Japanese pub closed, another opened in its place with a revamped aesthetic featuring notes from the past

While izakayas—or Japanese pubs that serve snacks to accompany beer, sake and shōchū—are plentiful in Japan, they’re a rare find outside the country. For a long time, Izakaya Ten was the NYC go-to for authentic but approachable Japanese bar experience. It balanced a cozy yet refined feel, and when the venue closed last year it left a huge gap in the NYC dining scene. When …