"This is a story of a native girl being saved by the white man. Flown to the UK, the Western world can feel good about itself as they save the native woman from the savage men of her home nation. It is a historic racist narrative that has been institutionalized."
– Assed Baig, quoted in Middle East Revisited
Reception to Malala Yousafzai’s selection as a Nobel Peace Prize winner (shared with Kailash Satyarthi) earlier this month was met with mixed sentiments: from contemptuousness to confidence, a... [more]
I have been a creative person since I was allowed to use crayons!
Creating things that I could play with or use in my grade school assignments from what I colored or designed was my escape... I would look for paper scraps, cardboard, fabric and really anything that I could incorporate into my final production or should I say, self-made "trophy" that I would later share with family members.
In grade school we created what was known as a "diarama" which consisted of a shoebox that I had the task o... [more]
Fusionartist, Fine Artist, Curator www.lilynavagallery.com
(562) 201-0549 Studio
About the Artist:
A self-taught, accomplished artist, Lily is influenced by the Fusionart style of painting, derived from mysticism; a Near-Eastern meets West spirituality, and a foundation in European painting technology. Lily’s one-of-a-kind finished works takes viewers on a spiritual, dream-like journey with techniques using tools such as rags and “hands on” ca... [more]
Every bit as run-down as I remember it, the escalator at the tube station ejects me onto the dull evening streets of Archway. In the queue for the cash machine, a flower-seller smiles and asks me to move aside so he can manoeuvre his heavy but empty trolley closer to the curb. As I insert my card, in the light coming from the doors of the bar on the corner, three men with the yellow-grey skin of a longtime drinker bicker and spit. They give me looks as I pass. From within comes the lilting sound of a... [more]
When I moved to New York in 2007 one of the first things I picked up was a copy of New York Magazine with Dash Snow, Dan Colen, and Ryan McGinley in bed together on the cover. The image, shot by Cass Bird, has stayed with me. It shows a bird’s-eye view of three friends in their underwear, snuggled together like a small litter of puppies. The picture is intimate but it becomes oddly intrusive on a magazine cover, in part because no one is making eye contact with the photographer. Instead all... [more]
Sutta le Capanne du Ripa
Piazza del Popolo, 21 A Specchia (LE)
Con il Patrocinio del comune di Specchia, l’Associazione Culturale “e20cult “ e “Il Raggio Verde edizioni” Lecce, presentano, “UOMO DEL MIO TEMPO: omaggio a Salvatore Quasimodo” di Luigi De Giovanni. L... [more]
Sutta le Capanne du Ripa
Piazza del Popolo, 21 A Specchia (LE)
Con il Patrocinio del comune di Specchia, l’Associazione Culturale “e20cult “ e “Il Raggio Verde edizioni” Lecce, presentano, “UOMO DEL MIO TEMPO: omaggio a Salvatore Quasimodo” di Luigi De Giovanni. L’evento partecipa alla “Giornata del Contemporaneo indetta da AMACI, giunta alla decima edizione”
Luigi De Giovanni
“UOMO DEL MIO TEMPO” omaggio a Salvatore Quasimodo
1) A young woman in skinny jeans pauses outside the entrance of Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior. She pulls her cell phone away from her ear and peeks in at the pink shag carpet lining the floor and Fred Tomaselli’s Diary (1990). She tells whoever is on the other end of her phone call to hold on a minute as she turns her head toward the bouncer, “What the hell is going on in there?” she wants to know, “Is this some kind of surrealist circus or what?”
Jim La... [more]
Something I'm working on at the moment.. A Deep and Gathering Roar
a drastic change in the composition since working on the piece back in 2012
sketching out the painting so far - working out what will go where
a patch work forest with patch work fire
some of the brush work close up
... follow the rest of the piece coming together here [more]
In dishonor of the longtime US holiday celebrating the beginning of the colonization of the Americas, we here at ArtSlant thought it might be a good idea to round up some influential postcolonial artworks that interrogate and deconstruct the long-lasting effects of colonization on identity.
Props to the states that have opted out of Columbus Day:
AK, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, MI, MN, NV, OR, SD, TX, VT, WA, WI, WY.
Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Peña - Couple in a Cage, 1992 and 1993
Kara Walker, A Subtlety, 2014
The ICA London will feature its Off-Site series of performances and talks throughout Frieze days, at the special location of The Old Selfridges Hotel.
On one of the most intriguing nights, Thursday the 16th, Korakrit Arunanondchai will present four videos combined with performances: 2012-2555 (2012), 2556 (2013), Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names 2 (2557) (Part 1) (2013), and his recent on-going work, The Future (2014). The Thai artist, known for his body painting on denim canvases and his semi autobiographical video work... [more]
The glazes can only be applied once the layer below is absolutely dry.
The pigment is applied in thin layers using a medium - which in this case is poppy oil.
the thin layer will optically mix with the layer below to form a new colour and giving a transparent effect .
the colours are mixed using a base mix grayed down slightly with a comp colour as well as a comp colour mix itself.
a warm up and cool down colour is available for each as well as white.
the base and comp colours have white a... [more]
"Empty, alienating, soul-less, superficial, formulaic, repetitive, awkward, thick, one-dimensional… Imitation of bad work does not flatter."
"Yet another denim jeans riff on Yves Klein."
These are the types of criticisms Jonas Lund’s paintings have been receiving lately, but the Amsterdam-based Swedish artist is likely unconcerned. The offending artworks were not yet his—and it appears they never will be. While the works were made at his behest following guidelines from a 300... [more]
Many of the pictures featured on my site are part of the Matchbox Series. Here I have used matchbox fronts as a starting point for paintings. The variety of typography and visual elements gave me inspiration for colour treatments and contextual references. The idea of using matchboxes has it's own link to a past, a world which has all but dissapeared today. The marriage of contemporary painting and old graphic design is of interest to me, as a certain pathos results when the old, often iconic, oft... [more]