Art Opening: Caia Koopman’s “Gear up” at Bela La Vie Boutique & Gallery

The “Gear up” show featuring paintings by pop surrealist Caia Koopman at Rachael and Steve Caballero‘s Bela La Vie Boutique & Gallery is this Saturday, October 19 from 7-10pm at 311 E. Campbell Ave. in Campbell, CA. Come support local shops & artists if you are around!

Caia Koopman Gear Up Art Show Bela La Vie Boutique

From CaiaKoopman.com:

From the land of surf and sea, Caia Koopman has emerged as one of lowbrow’s preeminent female artists.

With a well-rounded background from her years spent obtaining her BA in Fine arts from UC Santa Cruz, to her time spent in the skateboarding and snowboarding scenes, Caia’s environment has both molded and provided an eclectic background that makes her paintings come to life. With her fine detail for beauty, inclinations toward nature, and collectiveness of the female spirit, Caia has quickly become one of the quintessential artists fully encompassing the elegance, strengths, and vulnerabilities of femininity.

Her work is alluring and has a hint of whimsy. It delves into the fascination of women, in both our conscious and subconscious ideals of the feminine role in society. Caia consistently submerses herself in subject that matter that is ingrained and full of cultural connotations.

Caia’s work is infused with a variety of cultural, political, environmental, sociological, and dreamscape references. Her influences serve as an amalgamation bringing her world to life through deliberate references and reverent imagery, with the finished work deriving strength and beauty from the artist herself. Her playfulness in her brush strokes is a constant struggle with the reality and solidity of the paint itself which comes across in her work as complimentary forces bringing together a gorgeous and powerful masterpiece.

Fresh Friday Finds: Richard Ackoon

Today’s Fresh Friday Finds on .stART here. is a Finch & Ada Hump Day Q&A Alum artist Richard Ackoon. Happy weekend!

In 1999, Richard Ackoon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work has been featured in solo and group shows throughout New York City and abroad. Two of Ackoon’s pieces were recently accepted for the Annual GLAAD Art Auction this past November and both were sold at the event held at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

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15″X 20″ Collage on Board. Image courtesy of Richard Ackoon.

Ackoon’s work will also be available for purchase on Fab.com starting Monday, February 18 through Friday, February 22. Go ahead, and own an Ackoon!

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15″X 20″ Collage on Board. Image courtesy of Richard Ackoon.

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15″X 20″ Collage on Board. Image courtesy of Richard Ackoon.

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20″X 15″ Collage on Board. Image courtesy of Richard Ackoon.

From Richard Ackoon:

The images featured on Fab.com are poster print-ready, electronically enhanced versions of my original artworks, which are created utilizing art paper, spray mount adhesive, and an X-Acto knife.