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]
Near the entrance of Untitled Gallery on the Lower East Side is a slab of concrete with a shovel stuck into it. Chair legs and wire sprout off the shovel, as do branches wrapped in stretched pantyhose like wings on an urban angel. The shovel’s handle fits into the mouth of a plastic bottle shaped like a fuel container, painted black to resemble an African mask. On the adjacent wall hangs an antique wooden mirror frame, which now holds a hand-drawn Confederate flag found by the artist. Two to... [more]
The curators of a new exhibition at Marmottan Museum, Paris, Georges Vigarello and Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen, have chosen an audacious topic: La Toilette and The Invention of Privacy, tracing the ritual practices that accompany the toilette through selected part of art history (with works on display from the 15th to the first half of 20th century).
Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, Le Bain, 1902. Copyright Musee cantonal des beaux-arts de Lausanne
The "toilette" (bathroom) is here understood in i... [more]
I am very proud of my 2007 oil painting "Mackerel", in which I managed to capture both beautiful and sinister elements of a daily object, fulfilling a most tantalizing pursuit of mine. With its intense colors and bold strokes, this painting economically presents a sleekly fish, intently staring upwards, as if ready to confront its captor; at the meanwhile, its eye also betrayed the fish's sad resignation to its imminent demise. The background of the painting was plain drop cloth, hatched lightl... [more]
Four years on from the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan, radioactive water is still pouring into the sea. In spite of this, life goes on, politicians eat potentially radioactive strawberries for the cameras and something called "art" attempts to process a world as resistant to comprehensibility as the one we call, more or less, home. Into this strange reactor pool comes the show The Radiants bringing together work by Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Sigmar Poke, UNITED BROTHERS and ma... [more]
Painting is perpetually in crisis; rarely does the urgency of the crisis feel as palpable as in Tamar Halpern's show at On Stellar Rays. In an increasingly digital visual eco-system, painters are not forgiven easily if they don't reckon with the changes. Halpern's works-- paintings, in a sense; prints in a sense; even sculptures if looked at in another way--are determined not to be overwritten by the coders.
The works, generally a combination of UltraChrome ink on linen and paper with some o... [more]
Approaching Archibald J. Motley Jr.’s traveling retrospective, currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center, one can hear strains of jazz carrying down the Grand Staircase. The music pipes through a ceiling speaker in the brightly lit hall that’s meant to prepare and inform the viewer with a timeline of the painter’s life on one wall, a collection of his quotes on the other. And then one steps through, into the exhibition room itself—and all those nice little atmospheric... [more]
Dana Depew and Matthew Dibble Pair Up to Look at the Past
By Josh Usmani
Pioneer Driven Mad runs through May 22, with a closing reception 6 to 10 p.m. both exhibitions and events are free and open to the public bruno casiano gallery, 5304 detroit Ave., 216-346-6562, brunocasiano.com
If you're making the monthly foray over to Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios, be sure to wander over to Bruno Casiano in Gordon Square as well. From 6 to 10 p.m., the gallery will be hostin... [more]
13 March we celebrate the birth of Maximillan Luce, born 1858 in Paris. Luce left the studio for the last time in 1941.
Man Washing by Maximillan Luce
Landscape at Collettes by Maximillan Luce
Port of Rotterdam by Maximillan Luce
Rue Ravignan by Maximillan Luce
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This weekend will be the last chance you have to submit your art to the ArtisTTable’s Figure show. The Deadline for this juried online exhibition is 15 March. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Juror’s top choice in each of 4 categories: Women that make ART of the Female Form, Women that make ART of the Male Form, Men that make ART of the Female Form, Men that make ART of the Male Form. Register online today: http://bit.ly/1vUyMOm
On 12 March we celebrate the birthdays of 3 different famous artists.
Carl Holsøe 1865 - 1935 (Denmark)
Kay Nielsen 1886 - 1957 (Denmark - USA)
Elaine de Kooning 1918 - 1989 (USA)
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Asleep by Carl Holsøe
The Lassie and Her Grandmother by Kay Nielsen
Charging Bull No.7 by Elaine de Kooning [more]