James Rieck Painting

For perfect pint sized bites of Americana, enjoy these paintings by James Rieck. The artist just closed a solo show at New York’s Lyons Wier Gallery, entitled On Location, which we really enjoyed. Recently, the artist moved from his long time residence in Baltimore to bustling downtown LA, where he undoubtedly latched onto a well of inspiration. The paintings in On Location, seen here amongst a small selection of Rieck’s work, were painted from digitally composited imagery sourced from advertisements and commercial catalogues, magically transporting us away from where we are. The comfort therein lies in a universal displacement, a feeling of serenity.

For more information, visit www.jamesrieck.com

Amanda Jakubik

Year Born: 1987
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 5
Last cool project you worked on: Taste tasting
Coolest person you know personally: Moe Money
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Breslin
Top 3 Places: Rome, Lake Washington, My apartment
Best hotel/place you visited last year: Definitely South Beach with the homies
Next destination: Jamaica
Generation favorite: Coachella