ARTSLAM! 7, this year’s edition of SA’s one-day art and music phantasmagoria, promises to be a high/low mix of art in chaos that will embarrass those who write-off live painting — a signature of the event — as amateur entertainment. Though many of the participating artists live on the fringe, coming from the worlds of street art and underground comics, there will be some major talent in the house this Saturday. The three guest visual artists: Buff Monster (NY), Lamour Supreme (NY), and Nychos (Vienna, Austria), have each received international acclaim. Buff Monster and Lamour Supreme have done a number of live painting shows together — most recently in Paris. Buff Monster’s pink paintings of ice cream cone characters flaunt a style that, like guest musical artist Japanther (see story on page 51), conjures thoughts of the Asian art scene. Lamour Supreme is active in skater culture, designing graphics for apparel store Mishka, and illustrating posters and comics with stylings that trip from Japan to classic black light Americana. Both artists design kaiju — the vinyl toys from Japan that began as movie collectables in the days of Godzilla. Nychos the Weird, based in Vienna, and working in Paris and Brooklyn, is a street artist who, though gathering attention, remains ellusive — a habit no doubt learned on the streets of Europe, where his complicated murals based on graffiti techniques adorn many an urban wall. “He paints dissected animals being pulled apart, where you get to see the guts and everything,” Lamour Supreme told us. “It’s a real cool style." $10-$12; 6pm Sat, Jan 26; The White Rabbit, 2410 N St. Mary's, (210) 737-2221, artslamsa.com. Check out our full online calendar upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.
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