Art Crush: Guim Tio

There’s something a bit off about these paintings by artist Guim Tio – the round deadpan Basquiat-esque eyes in some of his pieces stare at you in a way that send a shiver down your spine. At least they do for me. But when you take a second pass at the Barcelona-based artist’s work, there is a quiet beauty about them that is incredibly striking. His strong color palette also lends to his unique style, which he claims to take his inspiration from fashion. PS. He also loves ice cream.

Check him out on Flickr.

A Midweek Meditation on Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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