Popten Art launches today. Artists exposed, sketches and all.

Popten has been host to some great posts by incredibly talented authors, and until today that was the only way to consume our media. It’s a historic day though ~ today we’re launching a brand new way to experience our talented artists. Popten Art or rather art.popten.net is a completely new section of the magazine where you can check out new painters/inkers/draw-ers/et al.

The kind of art our curators are serving you isn’t the usual faire either. Most of the people on our wall (virtually and in the new LIC gallery) are people whose big works are being represented by galleries, but here in Long Island City you can catch some of their more intimate work. Drawings, paintings, bits of this and that, culled together to represent their newest direction, their best concepts, and a new way to see their hidden sketches/successes. You can see the work online or stop by our gallery anytime. We’re having an opening during Armory week, and you’re invited.


Biggest kudos go to Chris Baily, Peter Brauer, and Jason Griffin for conceptualizing and creating this new destination. They’ll be curating the space, and getting new artists you may or may not have heard of in front of your eyes. If you love something and want to make it your own, just click on it and buy it. All the pieces are $100, are one of a kind, and ten times their worth (if you ask us). So check it out, grow with us, and enjoy Popten as much as we do. Below is a photo of the artist’s names represented on the wall.


Finally, a little recap for those who don’t know the ethos behind us. We’re an online magazine of working artists, mavens, politicians, filmmakers, mostly based in New York City. We live and die by the pop culture we soak in, and subscribe to the idea that our opinions are better because we make things too. Right or wrong we create and we critique. Hear us roar, see us yell, and take away what you will.

Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza

Juan Carlos directed two acclaimed films: "Know How" a musical written and acted by youth in foster care, and "Second Skin" a documentary on virtual worlds. He is Director of Social Action Impact & Public Affairs at Participant Media, and the Founder of White Roof Project, a nonprofit organization curbing climate change. @jcpe

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