Art Crush: Jason Pulgarin’s Watercolor Paintings


After working behind the scenes for Live FAST Issue 1 cover artist Tristan Eaton for many years, Brooklyn native Jason Pulgarin is carving his way out of the shadow and blew our mind with his latest collection of intricate water color paintings. “These creations evoke a curious combination of melancholy, erotica, and the juxtaposition of strong feminist empowerment battling a troubled and fragile masculine ego,” he explains. You’ll recognize the beautiful Taylor Lashae as the wolf in sheep’s clothing, and yours truly, portrayed alongside a shark and a hibiscus flower. As per the rest of the girls’ identities… who knows? Some secrets – unlike this man’s talent – are better kept under wraps.

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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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