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 plasticit... [more]
Alchemists, Necromancers, and Magicians: An Alternative History of Illusion and the Moving Image
From magic lanterns to "real" CGI zombies, The Terminator to video art avatars, Guy Parker charts a fantastical history of optical trickery
The moving image has a long-standing relationship with trickery: deceiving the eye, suspending disbelief, displaying the impossible. In fact, it's devilishly good at it.
Everybody's heard about the audience who ran screaming from the oncom... [more]
The job of artist’s assistant has a confusing reputation in the press. Articles about the ongoing saga of Jasper Johns' civil suit against his longtime assistant James Meyer for the theft and sale of $3.4 million of his drawings is a prime example of the way the media talks about the relationship between artist and assistant. The horrifyingly giant and blatant theft aside, this recent Vulture article about the incident presents the power difference between an artist and his assistant as tau... [more]
Do We Need Galleries Anymore?
Physical art might not have a future in the digital world.
Damien Hirst Fans Love Capri Sun
190,000 people gave the UK their purchasing data and now you can find out their art and brand affinities.
Is Immersive Art Too Easy?
Immersive works of art inhibit our imaginations.
Hip Hop Music Videos Imagine the Post-Capitalist World
The surreal visuals of recent chart-toppers show a future beyond consumerism.
Art & Banking: One B... [more]
A group exhibition opening this week at EOA Projects London—a 400 square metre commercial space in London dedicated to Middle Eastern contemporary art—sees six artists from the region tackle some of the vital social questions for modern Middle Eastern culture, from repression and economy to surveillance and ideology. Crucially, the art here introduces a component that is often missing from much contemporary political art: humor.
Curated by Amal Khalaf, the show reminds us of the importanc... [more]
Melanie Ann PrapopoulosPainting
Lives/works in: Miami, FLWebsite: http://www.melanieprapopoulos.com/To purchase contact: Melanie Ann Prapopoulos
Melanie Prapopoulos was born in Surrey, England, and grew up in New Jersey. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts from New York University in 1998 and her Masters of Arts from the University of Indianapolis in 2002. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Fine Arts International award in 2008 in Grenada, Spain and the Premio San Valentino 2009 in Puglia, Italy. She... [more]
Gloria Santoyo RuenitzPainting
Lives/works in: Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, MexicoWebsite: http://gloriasantoyoruenitz.com/To purchase contact: Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz
Born and raised in Mexico City in a Cuban/Mexican family, she came to the United States to study Art & Design at the Art Center of College of Design (LA) and Parsons (NY). Then spent 25 years as a designer/creative director developing images for major brands. This experience has added methodology and diversity of thought to her mixed media work today. Her work is concep... [more]
"That's not real. Tell me that's not real. Is it?"
"This is the worst thing I've ever seen :("
These were just some of the comments I received when I started to share a trailer that landed in my inbox for the first season of Street Art Throwdown, which premiers on Oxygen network on February 3, 2015. Trying to swallow down the small bit of vomit that rose in my throat as I watched the anninhilation of a culture, I realized it was only a matter of time; in fact,... [more]
I recently came across Matthew Collings’ mid-nineties book Blimey! From Bohemia to Brit Pop, a no-holds-barred, bystander-style, verbal diarrhea of a monologue about the London Art World and its eccentricities. It’s so delightfully outdated not even two decades on that it makes you both inwardly cringe and want to read on in a “why isn’t art like this anymore?” kind of way. I was momentarily left mourning an irreverent art attitude I was too young to experience. For a w... [more]
Applications for the Core Fellowship Program
For Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 now welcome
The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. The Foundation encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and leading thinkers in the arts and humanities.
Established more than... [more]
Open Platform programme. Courtesy of Asia Art Archive.
Call for submissions: 2015 Open Platform programmeApplication deadline: 9 January 2015, noon (HKT)Asia Art Archive 233 Hollywood RoadSheung Wan Hong Kongwww.aaa.org.hk
Asia Art Archive's third annual Open Platform programme, held in association with Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK), is an integral part of AAA's endeavour to enable... [more]
Circus and warfare are the metaphors that have ceased to be metaphors in Ferguson, Missouri. On November 24, 2014, a grand jury decided not to allow a police officer to be tried for the murder of an unarmed teenager. It was expected, not only because of the malicious, embedded, conscious racism that characterizes the police department and state government—one that the world has watched reiterate itself for the previous three months—but also because they told us so. School was cancelled pree... [more]
Building on the success of last year's event the Oxford International Art Fair 2015 edition is now open for submissions.
The City of Dreaming Spires famous for its academic excellence, architecture, and historic artworks - is preparing to welcome talented artists from around the world for its second edition of the Oxford International Art Fair. Building on the success of last year's event, the th... [more]