Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vinyl Pulse

My buddy Jack from Vinyl Pulse did a nice brief on our upcoming show at Munky King.

Check out the post- Martin Hsu Andrew Brandou "For the Love of Tiger" at Munky King

Thanks, Jack! ^O^

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For the Love of Tiger

Hi everyone!

Hope the new year has been treating you well so far. I've been working on paintings for an upcoming 2-man artshow with my buddy Andrew Brandou. As the Chinese New Year approaches, we decided to base the show on the upcoming lunar year- the year of the tiger! I'm trying a little different this time around. Wanted to put more emphasis on decorative elements that are based on Chinese folk art.

Another crucial inspiration came about during my research on Chinese tigers. I discovered the South China tiger which most scientists believe to be the "stem tiger" are sadly, considered by most biologists as "functionally extinct" due to no sighting of the animal in the wild in the past 25 years. I hope to bring a sense of awareness of this animal in the pieces as well.

The show opens on Thursday, Feb. 4th. at Munky King a week before Chinese New Year. I'll update with images of new paintings as I finish them. Here's one of the preliminary sketches and some work in progress shots. Enjoy!

Monday, January 04, 2010

"A New Queen of the Skeletons" by Martin Hsu

"A New Queen of the Skeletons"
20" X 30"/26" X 36" framed
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood panel

To purchase-

"He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" online preview

Here's my small contribution to the annual artshow put on by Gallery 1988LA- "Under the Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" called "A New Queen of the Skeletons". It features the Sorceress putting on the purple hood after she's defeated Skeletor.

The show opens Friday, 1/8/10 from 7-10pm and will run until 1/29/10.


Sunday, January 03, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Prints! ^_^

Yes! I've just added these 3 new prints to my shop page-

From left to right-

-Primate Exploitation

-Harakaiju Chan


Prints are printed digitally on Fujicolor paper with a glossy finish at $25 each.

Shipped in USPS tube container.

Start off the new year right with less blank walls! ^O^


"A New Queen of the Skeletons" by Martin Hsu

"A New Queen of the Skeletons"
20" X 30"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood panel

Gallery 1988 LA presents He-Man and the Masters of the Universe opening Friday, 1/8/10!