(Poema visuale dedicato a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini
in occasione del Centenario del 2014)
arie sottili aleggiano vivide nel buio cupo della notte,
inseguono curiose primavere andate
prima di svanire all’improvviso.
Ho attraversato labirinti oscuri che non mi fanno più dormire.
Solo i ricordi non hanno peso.
Camminare a passi stretti,
cerco invano tracce di senso da dare alla mia esistenza,
mi trascino i m... [more]
Here are two poems from my poetry chapbook on Van Gogh (enjoy!):
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BANDAGED EARAND PIPE
When the ear he had laid to resrefused to go back on,
the hand caught holding the brush
continued to paint all afternoon:to give the best it could
its full attentionto what might come next.
If I had to give it a name,
the portrait's particular shade of
red, I'd say it was
that is to sa less of the manthan of the canvas beneath him;
which is only to say much moreo... [more]
I'm really glad to be joining the ArtSlant community after being a long time follower of their site and the many great artists that are represented here!
The last month has been pretty awesome considering I've seen a ton of great things develop in my little art world all in a short period of time. First of all, I started a new job at an arts university and have signed up to take a few extra classes. Needless to say, being able to pay the bills and rent on time in SF is a hu... [more]
“123 Kartal-Beşiktaş” is the name for the bus line which ended its 30-year adventure upon being cancelled in 2005. As a result of its route, it was a bus line frequented by middle class Istanbulites such as students, workers, bankers, teachers.
According to the theories of the sociologist Jürgen Habermas, IETT bus corresponds to the “Sociability” model. Intercommunication within the bus is both existent and non-existent. Travellers establish a dialogue or make an eye... [more]
Growing up in an urban metropolis such as New York City, street art and graffiti had always been an inescapable part of everyday life. Catching a glimpse of Chinatown’s rooftops during a morning commute over the Manhattan bridge, driving along the narrow streets of the city’s Lower East Side, passing by 5Pointz in its glory — it was never difficult to find traces of the local artists’ reclamation of public space once one opened their eyes to it. The distance, both literally and figurati... [more]
As I reported shortly after my trip to Graz in 2012, I was delighted by my visit to Institut für Klassische Archäologie at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, for its collections of many classical Roman and Greek marble sculptures and reliefs. According to the university, "the Institute is home to significant archaeological collections of ancient vases of Greece, objects from local sites as well as casts of ancient sculptures." There were many beautiful sculptures to admire, many... [more]
The other night I went to an event that combines a few of my favorite things: floral design, performance art, dance, and sex.
The SF Asian Art Museum showcased the event, Evoco, performed by artists Midori, Lady Samar, and Three.
This is what happened – oh yeah, and it’s all going on with intense trance music, spun by DJ Rock in the background:
-Three and Lady Samar are positioned on a low stage, which is covered in flowers, in the center of a pretty big room with high ceiling... [more]
Most of us think that event photography is quite an easy job and is done with a specific set of restrictions. It is true that an event photographer London works within a set of predefined rules. This is predicted because almost all the photographers click a predictable set of photographs. But to click the predicted set of photographs in the event, you have to be very much skilled to carve out lively meaning from the photographs. There is lots of reason for hiring an event photographer, but there is... [more]
Japanese Artists Who Call Bushwick Home Appreciate its Freedom
Posted By : Miyuki Inoue Posted Date : 8.08.14
Sophia Chizuco in her studio (All photos by Miyuki Inoue for Bushwick Daily)
If you were born amongst the blossoming cherry trees of Japan where sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy traditions go all the way back to 10th millennium BC, would you ever consider moving to …Bushwick? Well, several Japanese artists did, and we spoke with three of them about their Bushwick beginni... [more]
Space Pilot, 30 x 40, oil on linen
I'm excited to be participating in Objects of Beauty show at CK Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco, CA. I have 5 paintings in the show.
The opening reception is September 6th, 6pm to 9pm at 357 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Can't make it to the show? See the show online! http://www.ckcontemporary.com/news/catalog-objects-of-beauty-contemporary-still-life-painting [more]
First of all, let me just say that White Walls/Shooting Gallery is one of my all time favorite galleries in San Francisco. I love the unfinished quality of the space… concrete floors and exposed electric outlets reek of potentiality… and typical millennial haste. There are high ceilings and different exhibits happening in different areas (White Walls shares the space with Shooting Gallery and they also have a ‘Project Space’ gallery).
When you walk in, you see some gra... [more]
In God’s Eyes: A Match Made In Heaven
Your wife likes puppets.
She likes bow ties.
Her teeth never clang a fork.
She's French bourgeois,
She's a gentle sadist.
She makes homemade popsicles.
She plays guitar,
and really well.
She lets you borrow her socks,
and she wears thong underwear.
You go commando.
You also refuse to shower after sex,
sometimes for days.
You nearly killed a girl,
sharing your deodorant optional philosophy.