Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
Art or Not? Art has many different forms. It can smell, move, be big, small, or even invisible. But when we look at art from afar, it often takes the single form of a flat image—all art has to face the challenges of the same medium, framed by our screens. With the term "art" as vague as this, what gives an artwork context now? Is it the editorial bête noir, the press release? Or can art hold its own and transmit a sense of "something more" without words to shape it?
This week, we've come across... [more]
Home design is a fun and family-oriented activity. When you build a house, the interior design is something that you and your partner can bond with in choosing the decorations that you would want for your home. The best thing is that home design is a never ending cycle. There's always something new to add to your home that would make it even more beautiful.
Choosing the style for your home is easy. Just go with what your taste is telling you. After all, you're the one who is going to live in yo... [more]
By now, many will have read Ben Davis’ piece on artnet news, a piece of social and market criticism that takes on Chicago artist Theaster Gates’ newest endeavor: the opening of the Stony Island Arts Bank, a part of the Rebuild Foundation. It is a piece that necessarily traces the social implications of the newly minted space within the larger space of Gates’ practice, and Chicago itself, using Gates’ relationship to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as its central lens through which to look at... [more]
In Pittsburgh, the ghost of industrial America is more unwieldy than in any city this side of Detroit. Abandoned buildings and machinery abound, with a lot less of this past repurposed than in more modern and populous places like Brooklyn or Chicago.
Alloy Pittsburgh’s bi-annual exhibition at Carrie Furnaces, just over the city’s border in Homestead, PA, looks to create a symbiosis between Pittsburgh’s heavy rustbelt legacy and the opportunities its rubble leaves. The furnaces stand as the only ones left in the regi... [more]
Thank God for a new generation of artists! Today’s emerging artists stay away from the pushy know-it-all attitude of macho modernists who for half a century were quick to dismiss as inferior anyone supporting a dogma not their own. Neither are they infected by the postmodern virus of egalitarianism, which in the end robs everything of value and reduces art to an ironic game of smart references and endless footnotes. Artists of today are not afraid to shop around for culturally diverse icono... [more]
Here is the art and culture magazine based in York, UK, "Aesthetica Magazine - Issue.67 October/November 2015" including my directory (P.158, Osamu Jinguji in the newest "Directory" on Aesthetica's website on Oct-1st) in one of their regular sections - "The Aesthetica Artists’ Directory" of this printed/online magazine.
Appearing in this Artists’ Directory is a good way to expose and promote my work. The reasons are as follows:
The Aesthetica Artists’ Directory is a... [more]
Female Artists and the Museum: Visibility, Iconography, and Legacy by Lauren Tresp Eleanor Antin, Judith Francisca Baca, Louise Bourgeois, Ligia Bouton, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Angela Ellsworth, Micol Hebron, Eva Hesse, Nancy Wilson Kitchel, Ana Mendieta, Faith Ringgold, Juane Quick-to See-Smith, Pat Steir, May Stevens, Beatrice Wood at New Mexico Museum of Art
September 11th - January 17th, 2016
New Mexico enjoys—or sometimes suffers from—a number of artworld stereotypes and iconic images. This is a good thing, as it draws many people to this very special, out-of-the way place. But images of western landscapes and traditional Native American pottery looms so large in popular consciousness, that the whole other-world of contemporary artists working in Santa Fe, and the Southwest in general, can be overshadowed or obscured completely. This is not at all to diminish the value of thes... [more]
"Believers" acrylic painting by Fernando Carpaneda
"I don't like to be treated special just because I'm an artist. I prefer still drinking "Pabst Blue Ribbon" than drink "Champagne". Money and fame doesn't mean anything to me."
Check the interview with Fernando Carpaneda on this link: http://punkglobe.com/fernandocarpanedainterview1015.php [more]
In conjunction with Laughter and Forgetting, an exhibition curated by Swiss-based arts writer and curator Olga Stefan within the frame of the second edition of Bucharest Art Week, a series of interviews were conducted with participating international artists.
In the weeks leading up to Laughter and Forgetting, ArtSlant will be publishing this series with artists including Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Dread Scott, Himali Singh Soin, and Agnieska Polska.
Laughter and Forgetting is a citywide project... [more]
I am currently looking for exclusive regional representation in my home city, Chicago. If you are interested let's talk soon. Only quality, established gallery need reply.
Christopher Marion Thomas [more]
In its fourth edition, EXPO Chicago has shown considerable institutional growth, adding new programs and publications, and expanding from 125 galleries in 2012 to 140 from 16 countries in 2015. A few months ago, signs promoting the fair popped up all around the city, boosting expectations for art lovers. Although EXPO is open to the public for just three days, the week of September 14-20—now referred as the EXPO Art Week—is one of the Chicago art scene’s busiest times of the y... [more]
The first edition of Germany’s Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2000 included three of today’s most well known Berlin-based artists: Olafur Eliasson, Katharina Grosse and Christian Jankowski. Strangely, the fourth nominee and that year’s winner, Dirk Skreber, has had less shows since 2000 than the four nominees for the 2015 Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Museum award competitions give artists considerable amount of exposure in the media and tend to catapult the artists’ careers, their market... [more]