The prestigious Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, will feature French artist Julien Segard with a solo booth presentation at this year’s India Art Fair.
The selection of Segard’s recent drawings promises to be a provocative insight into the social fabric of Delhi—host city of the fair—and an urban muse which Segard calls "an unsettling extreme of contrasts."
Segard is fearless and scrupulous in his studies of life lived on the streets. His most recent drawings foc... [more]
Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any c... [more]
Eventually, a recognized artists becomes popular; generally admired by the people, or by some people. I have not reached that common precipice. I am still anonymous and recieve my rejections quietly like all of my peers. Three rejections in a week, not uncommon, but smarts a little more than finding out the morning after you bought a lottery ticket that you didn't actually win. Some bets are laid with more belief and some with a little bit of hope. All of them are thrown to the universe with... [more]
I have a nine to five job working for a non-profit. I used to be a part-time educator/part-time stay at home mom, wondering artist. Before that, on occasion I was a full time Art teacher and alternately a full time mom. I was at a meeting the other day, where someone referred to Housewife artists in a not-so complimentary light. I had to chuckle inside. What is the difference between an artist who stays at home with her kids and a housewife who makes art? Quality, I guess..getting to be cal... [more]
Alongside our peers around the world, we were deeply shocked and saddened at the news of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in which ten journalists plus two police officers lost their lives as they sat down for their weekly editorial meeting on Wednesday.
The weekly satirical publication, a stalwart advocate of freedom of expression and of left-wing pluralism, is known in particular for its irreverent cartoons and send-ups of religious leaders. This was the second terrorist attack the magazine has suf... [more]
Northside Independent Artists (or NIA) had two successful art shows in 2014, and we are poised to schedule a third show for mid-2015. We are a diverse collective of artists who reside on Chicago's North side. Our mediums range from oil paint to collage.
I am Dean Johnson, a co-founder of NIA. I serve on the Board of Directors for ChiPRC (http://chiprc.org/), which was our venue for the second show. I regularly teach art workshops there (http://www.deanjohnsonartstudio.com/events/). As Arts Co... [more]
This article was taken from the website : http://studiocritical.blogspot.fr/2011/10/anthony-j-white.html
A behind the scenes approach to contemporary painting
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
What are you working on in your studio right now?
I´m working on a large commission for a filmmaker from New York. The painting has taken about six months and there are many man... [more]
Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it.
Today’s internet-smashing pin-up is notable for the fact she has everything the modern gentleman wants: an ass that won’t quit, one that Sir Mix-A-Lot (O.B.E.) would love.... [more]
A significant moment for African American artists from the Southern states: the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the documentation and archiving of Outsider African American Art, has donated 57 works to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
The works speak of a period in Art History that has received little attention until now, that began during the days of slavery and subsequent segretation in the Deep South, and evolved during the Civil Rights Movement in... [more]
My name is Macy Mikeska. I'm 19 years old and have been drawing my whole life. I am not a painter. My talent in art is definitely more towards drawing black and white pictures. A piece of paper and a pencil works just fine for me. I know I have a real gift in drawing, but I also know that there's always room for improvement. I would love to take lessons and learn so much more to be a better artist. I am not making a career out of my art, but my dream is to open up my own tattoo shop once I'm ou... [more]
People familiar with Adamo Macri’s portraits may well experience an aesthetic shock to see a picture of the artist with his eyes wide open. So many of his self-portraits depict the eyes averted, lowered, askance, or rarely looking directly at the viewer that I was taken aback by a recent picture, entitled Damo, 2013. There are a few other pictures in his Facebook oeuvre wherein the artist opens his eyes and stares out of the canvas, Self-Portrait, 2013, for example, but that is... [more]