Femina Mystica @ Krab Jab Studio

Krab Jab Studio in Seattle, WA, is not unfamiliar with curating shows to cover a host of mediums and artistic styles, always bringing an essence of the unusual into the mix. With their ethos to support up and coming artists as well as the well-established, Krab Jab Studio has created a space where worlds collide. Their ability to bring you the highest quality original art has helped them to make a name within different artistic cultures: the realism artists, the surrealists, the illustrators and fine art creators to name a few… all have featured works within this gallery with refreshing versatility.

In their latest exhibition, Krab Jab Studio brings to you a selection of new works from three well-respected artists, all from very different artistic backgrounds. Mark Poole, David Gray and Bud Cook, together with Krab Jab Studio, proudly bring you Femina Mystica. Curated by gallery owner and fellow artist Julie Baroh, Femina Mystica opens up the topic of the female form to be explored within divergent surroundings.

Femina Mystica – Mark Poole, David Gray and Bud Cook

Exhibition Dates:
September 10 – October 1, 2016

Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6- 9pm

Artists will be in residence with an Artist Talk at 7.30pm

Krab Jab Studio

5628 Airport Way S | Ste 150 |Seattle | WA 98108

The Artists:

Bud Cook: Influential illustrator and painter, Bud Cook has created numerous works for well-established clients including Wizards of the Coast (Magic: The Gathering), Image comics and Dark Horse comics. His striking portraitures are easily recognised, merging bold brush strokes and colors to create tenderly insightful works.

Bud_Cook_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_001Bud Cook – WIP shot

Mark Poole: Primarily an oil painter, Mark Poole’s works have taken the world by storm. With a background in illustration, his more recent works focus on imaginative realism where he explores the merging boundaries between our world and the next, bringing touches of dream-like scenarios with core elements of explorative emotion. Previous clients include Cirque du Soleil, Magic: The Gathering, Blizzard Entertainment, Dungeons and Dragons and White Wolf Studios.

David Gray: Realist painter David Gray is perhaps best well known for his still life paintings and insightful portraits. His painting style has often been commented on as creating scenes of inner peace, paying homage to the Classical tradition of painting while infusing each piece with his own gently contemporary edge. Also a teacher of the arts, David tutors workshops throughout the year alongside his personal painting projects. His works have received worldwide publicity, including in Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Art Collector.

For information on the opening reception you can visit Krab Jab’s event page. For more information on any of the pieces, you can visit Krab Jab Studio’s website or email [email protected].

Bud_Cook_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_004Becoming (I) – Bud Cook

Bud_Cook_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_002Becoming (II) – Bud Cook

Bud_Cook_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_003Maiko – Bud Cook

Bud_Cook_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_005Present – Bud Cook

Marc_Poole_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_002Remnant – Mark Poole

Marc_Poole_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_01Promise Land – Mark Poole

David_Gray_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_001Paris – David Gray


At Home in the Clouds – David Gray

David_Gray_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_003  Study of Yesim – David Gray

David_Gray_Krab_Jab_Beautiful_Bizarre_005 One’s Own Angel – David Gray

About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk lives amongst a mass of art, nature, curious trinkets and green tea. As Deputy Editor, she works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, supporting with the design, curation and overall growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. She also oversees distribution of the magazine, so drop her a line if you know someone who would like to stock! One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect!


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