Mention this name in urban art circles, you’ll spark an uproar of praiseful commentary.  Sam Flores is an artist in the traditional sense and still the most forward thinking.  While his works can be seen as paintings on canvas, his reach extends into urban art, graffiti, fashion and even cultish vinyl toys.  Sam Flores takes his inspiration from the East, fusing early Japanese landscapes with personalities inspired by modern animation.  With a flair for both yugen and hip hop, Flores has captured a new generation of art fans and critics alike– including yours truly. [samflores]