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]
The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come puts forth a unique take on his painted work with the incorporation of two interventionist pieces by other creators and a smattering of his own theatrical and photographic works. Due to the technology-based works’ expense and inherent complications, Moholy-Nagy reinvestigated painting as a medium to explore light and optics, while still drawing inspiration from these periodic experiments with other media. Perhaps somewhat misleadingl... [more]
They call it “Marbs.” Some of them do, anyway—not the real deal money; not 'Tony' and 'Mel' Banderas-Griffiths, whose beach-front palace’s lease, quite tragically, outlived their marriage—but the ones who are there for an earthier breed of bacchanal: the drunks, the San Tropez tanners, the motor-mouthed swimsuit babes, the rutting Croyden bucks—and so on, and so forth. Breasts as buoyant as puppies; pectorals as tight as spinster's mouths: the strip on Puerto... [more]
The Constitution of the Republic of Korea Article 1 Section 2: “The sovereignty of the Republic of Korea shall reside in the people, and all state authority shall emanate from the people.” Through representation and the re-enactment of narratives from the media, I create paintings, drawings, performances, and videos that criticize the hidden bureaucracy and corruption that disregard the Constitution and limit the democratic freedoms in my home country, South Korea. My artworks make commentar... [more]
Published in Art India Magazine
Sourav Roy responds to Rameshwar Broota’s multi-generic journey over the last ﬁfty years.
Rameshwar Broota. Metamorphosis VI. Oil on canvas. 1986. Images courtesy Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi.
Contemporary art discourse constantly refers to the male gaze as it stays trained on a female body: longing, projecting, mapping, invading. But when the male gaze turns inwards, towards its host male body, not... [more]
I had a rude awakening this last April when Robin Lysne asked me to participate in the June/July exhibit "Plastic Paralysis" at Studio Bongiorno in Santa Clara, CA. I had no idea that plastic was and is creating a huge environmental disaster: huge funnel like gyres larger than the state of Texas made of floating plastic debris in all of the world's major oceans. As a result, plastic has invaded the food chain in both minute and/or large form in most all fish and sea mammals.
To me what hit home was se... [more]
The vast number “51200000” begins a small quote in Peter Kennard’s retrospective at the Imperial War Museum, London. The newest work in the show, Boardroom, has a handrail separating the viewer from reprints of his famous photomontages, printed with statements of fact—the horrendous quantifications of human conflict. “51.2 million,” we are informed, is “the total number of forcibly displaced people across the world in 2013 (the highest since the Second World W... [more]
How do you like your Eggs? Controversial. This may be the answer the Milwaukee Art Museum would give after its recent acquisition of Eggs Benedict by Nicki Johnson. Although, rather than a lush scooping of hollandaise drizzled over ham hock, this dish consists entirely of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 colored condoms.
Many Catholics, not being the biggest fans of responsible spunk containment, have thrown in that extra delicious garnish—controversy. Even possibly going for that ultima... [more]
Gentrification is the big bad wolf in the modern day urban party. Never formally invited, it heard of the gathering by word of mouth and will restlessly attempt to enter even if it has to blow the entire structure down. No one likes it—neither the apologetic gentrifier nor the displaced community who lack enough financial clout or power to resist or keep up with the shift. It barrels forward as if it has no memory of itself, all history lessons completely erased. After it passes, the area h... [more]
My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5, in the beautiful Lenno town.
The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to su... [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]
NEW YORK PHOTO DIARY, JUNE 24 2015 - Catherine Troiano
Last Wednesday, Klompching Gallery re-opened in their new location at 89 Water Street, DUMBO. The gallery has been located in DUMBO since it opened seven years ago, but until recently was one of a number of arts businesses situated on the second floor of 111 Front Street. Two Trees Management, a prominent real estate company in the neighborhood that has been a long-standing proponent of DUMBO arts, enabled the move and Klompching is one of te... [more]
My southern California Debut ;-) by Lightning Bolt Wonder Mike R Baker, Michael Burr, Martin Eggiman, Frankie Greco, JII, Connie DK Lane, Andrew Levine, Emily Maddigan, Noel Madrid, Kenny McBride, Heather McMillen, Katie Philips, Emily Quest, Caprice Spencer Rothe, Anna Schoendorfer, J. Renee Tanner, Lightning Bolt Wonder at Enter Through the Gift Shop
July 10th - August 28th
I have been looking for the right space and group of people to share my work with for the last 2 years. I have now found that space and am excited to share a new body of work that includes, the beginning of many new series of works. The planetary series, The Vision Quest series, the Lazer series, new miniature art books and of course some of my classics, Pixel Perfect, Angel Hearts and if time permits perhaps a new mermiad and new ballerina. The clock is ticking - Namaste. [more]