Paintings by Sage Vaughn
Born in the American heartland to hippy, naturist parents, one of Sage Vaughn’s earliest memories is sketching animals at the local zoo alongside his father. In adulthood, as an acclaimed painter, he contrasts the natural world against melancholic backgrounds featuring the post-industrial landscape. “I’m interested in man’s wild side, and animals’ civilised aspects … where society and the wilderness overlap”, he says. A typical example is Sage’s pictures of garden birds with discreet tattoos reading for example, “Kill ‘em All" or "FTW". He has claimed to paint wearing infra-red night vision goggles, "as this is how most animals see the world."
Joe Iurato is an street and commercial artist based in New Jersey. He places miniature sculptures in public spaces and transforms his environment to small tales.
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