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]
This exhibition is called Private and Confidential, the pieces are beautifully framed prints, that vibrate with luminous colour and luscious brush strokes, these seductive effects give a warm and enticing atmosphere to the imagery, but underneath is a certain and sudden shock as the mind realises the figurative imagery that challenges the imagination and beckons satire and paradox, and the cartoon, these seem to rent through the surface of appearances.....perhaps to comfort the knowing viewer wi... [more]
#FemalePhotographers #Artists #Activists #Storytellers Worldwide Open Call for an important exhibition:
#WomenAsWitness Curated by Zoraida Lopez Juried by Asmara Pelupessy and Berette Macaulay Submission Deadline: July 15th
"An exhibition unveiling how women document resilience, resistance, and survival" Sept 1st - 30th, 2015, New York
Details here: https://womenaswitness.wordpress.com/
#Art #Exhibition #Photography #Documentation #&lr... [more]
PAUL TIILILÄ lives and works in Pälkäne, Finnland.
“In Paul Tiililä´s art is the poetry crystallizing. He is able to touch the spectator with only a few marks; his language is simply and linearity and it is coming straight from his feelings. Paul Tiililä´s art is clean and optimistic art, art which touches.” (Eraldo Di Vita)
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The thematic centerpiece of Paris-based artist Will Benedict’s solo show at Bortolami is The Bed That Eats, a six-minute animated video with music by Michigan-based noise duo Stare Case. The soundtrack opens with electronic scrawl, an aimless bass melody, and occasional shakes of a maraca. The video, meanwhile, portrays an undressed bed, hyperrealistic and monochromatic, in an empty windowless room. When Stare Case vocalist Nate Young’s voice pierces through the hitherto sparse, inst... [more]
Interpreting the patterns of light that reach our eyes is a very difficult problem, requiring about a third of our brains’ information processing capacity. When performed accurately, this process allows us to perceive many features of every object we see: their colors, shapes, identities, orientations, positions, and the spatial relationships between them. This happens so quickly and flawlessly that we don’t even notice it happen.
In the past week, a set of trippy images revealed on... [more]
First, apologies for the puns to come. It’s difficult to talk about sexuality and eroticism without making a bad pun or two. Sexuality has seemingly always been a site of discomfort in our culture: through it, we are laid naked and bare, both literally and via the fetishes that express the darkest sublimations of gendered relations. The advent of a communication tool and platform for largely consequence-free expression—the internet—has greatly affected the role pornography and se... [more]
International artist Tom Estes has been invited by curator Rebecca Feiner to act as Honorary Mayor of DEN-City1. Estes describes himself as a “Sci-fi inspired Carnival Sideshow Conceptualist, combining a bare-bones formal conceptualism with an eternally adolescent, DIY comic-prank approach”. Organised with Middlesex University, DEN-City1 is part of The London Festival of Architecture, a month long celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice.
I’ m sure I... [more]
The 40th Anniversary Show was remounted at the spacious Beverly Arts Center in Chicago. Women Artists over the decades (since 1972) Over 50 women spanning generations participated in this legendary exhibit. Myself, a current Affiliate, and former President/Director in 99-2001. It is very special and a Chicago Gem.
ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation of Chicago is at Beverly Fine Arts Center! celebrating 40 years- and only getting better!
ARC 40th Anniversary Exhibit--- Reception May 2, 7-9pm Ea... [more]
A recent study conducted by psychologist Linda Henkel at Fairfield University demonstrated an unexpected relationship between memory and taking photographs. In the study, participants were lead around an art museum and directed to take photographs of various works. They were then tested on their recollection of said works. The results showed that the act of taking pictures of a scene actually inhibits our ability to remember it.
While the photo-taking process today isn’t inherently di... [more]
Table of Contents:
Arte de Sistemas | Ionit Behar
Map Art: Systems Unite | Gillian Dykeman
Activating the Archive | Jessica Lynne
Living Images, Digital Decay | Taylor Dafoe
Systems for a Downer: on Artistic Failure | Philippa Snow
Ed Fornieles, installing pole for ami, 2015. Part of a new body of work that documents the artist's apartment using a live webcam. At the same time, a cartoon dimension will be layered over the top, unfolding its own narrative.
All Systems Are Go
It could be said that c... [more]
“Video killed the radio star,” The Buggles sang in 1979. The song brims with nostalgic longing for a simpler, low-tech era that was more authentic and wholesome. Two years later MTV was launched, the first television network to non-stop broadcast music videos. With a self-congratulating sense of irony the programmers selected “Video Killed the Radio Star” as the first clip to be shown. The event may not have marked the actual death of the radio star but it did introduce a... [more]
Transgender identities are coming of age with a global platform and widening acceptance. Gender fluidity is not yet accepted in all countries and cultures and therein lies the latest challenge of the multi-faceted identity of being transgender, implying a journey from birth to re-assigned identity and a dual cultural heritage inherited as a consequence. Trans identities are becoming more culturally accepted in the West and new neuro-biological research is also contributing to the debate and suggestin... [more]