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]
T'HO fest Yucatan Art Code:
Is a visual dialogue among civilizations, an international collective of contemporary art in painting, sculpture, photography, Installation, mix media, digital art, and video. Jose Luis Rodriguez de Armas, General Coordinator, is a critic member of AICA Cuba-Mexico, an experienced museologist, and curator at this festival on contemporary art in Yucatan.
What does a dialogue among civilizations mean? One could argue that there are two groups of civilizations in the wo... [more]
As we flock around her right after our final MA Visual Arts First Year Juries and I request some time for an interview as directed by my professor Sir Quddus Mirza (Editor of ArtNow), there is a yes and a no in the answer that I get. The word enigmatic is a constant in all the published material that I’ve read about Sumaya Durrani in my humble quest to know a bit about her and we, the visual arts Master's students frozen in the space of her eloquence, are proof that it’s true.
New Annual Emerging Contemporary Visual Arts Prize 2016
Artist - Leigh Humby
The awards are created using three elements which consist of a ball an outer vertical structure and lower horizontal supports.
The ball structure embraces the ten local authorities. The ball is created with ten flat discs each representing the local boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Manchester, Trafford, Tameside and Wigan. Each disk is printed with its own design. The design is based on a select... [more]
Currently on show at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco is "Teenager are Beautiful' a completely none ironic title for a rigorous and subtly sensational exhibition by San Francisco based artist Josephine Taylor.
Within the gallery is a series of artworks demonstrating the most recent manifestation of a drawing practise that Taylor has devotedly explored since her MA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. In contrast to her previous large scale ink drawings where Taylor would us... [more]
So yesterday I went back to the figure, and started laying in the flesh tones and refining the shapes a little with color for the first time. So the videos are about that. As I work you can see me working to I pull up the bone structure a little and then blend into the highlights, and overlay and overlay and overlay. Then that has to set up so I work on a different section and continue another day. It just keeps going and going and going until you arrive at the right balance for each par... [more]
The great Basilica di Sant'Antonio in Padua, famed for its relics of Saint Anthony, houses some wonderful artworks underneath its almost Byzantinesque domes. My favorite of such was the great altar, which dazzled with brilliant blue, yellow, white, red, and gold hues. A bit kitschy from distance, perhaps; but on the spot, I was quite easily transported by the mysterious shimmering light.
My second favorite was a fragmented mural, with cleanly delineated figures, animals and walled city, evoking the ideal of early Renaissance epoch - urbane, soph... [more]
Recently exhibited at Harlem School of the Arts' freshly renovated Gallery Space, Fabiola Jean-Louis' Rewriting History is an interdisciplinary series that serves up a ride through antiquity and imagination. Modern period dresses, fashioned almost entirely from paper, become actors in a photographic essay that challenges notions of reality, time and space. Visual, sculptural and performative at once, the artist creates a world that embodies an alternate past where people of color might have live... [more]
Dorothy L Merk
I love the beauty of the exquisite line, elegant composition, the artist touch and the rapture of the stroke of the pen or brush. It is the love that inspires me to become excited by a strong emotion and to try to move through it to this place of the universal understanding and freedom I bring to the viewer. [more]
MANUELLA MUERNER MARIONI
Winner of the First International Leonardo da Vinci Award
for the stylistic value
Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci by Manuella Muerner Marioni
oil pastels on paper, 1994
Monalisa by Manuella Muerner Marioni,
charcoal drawing on special paper, 7 x 11 inches Height x Width, 2016 [more]
Tonight in Santa Monica:
Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art
My portrait of Anna May Wong is part of this upcoming exhibition in Santa Monica. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition.
Her acting career went from silent films to talkies, to stage, to radio, and to television.
Born in Los Angeles, a few blocks from Chinatown, Anna May Wong's career has been an inspiration for many.... [more]
Stephen Robinson is a self taught artist of animals with a particular passion for wildlife.He is the creator of stunning original artwork and has a natural artistic ability for detail. He is able to capture his subject and interpret its beauty by creating a unique piece of art.
Stephen is originally from Cumbria in England where he was often seen up on the Fell's photographing and drawing wildlife. Indeed, it was in the Lake District where his inspiration for the 'Feral@Heart logo began.His... [more]
Plastic Painting is the name I have given to my 3D painting process in solid acrylic. I developed the process of filling moulds with acrylic paint (of my own making) whilst working on a large-scale commission last year. My current residency at Goldfinger Factory, in Trellick Tower, enabled me to develop the process further to accurately recreate sections of the building's damaged concrete. After much material research and experimentation, I can successfully 'build' exposed aggregate concrete sl... [more]
I reorganized my paints yesterday after fervent months in the studio painting the work for Mystery Train. Tubes of oil paint squeezed into empty twisted shells and stray caps marked only by a tell tale ring of color were discarded. Brushes, newly cleaned, stand at attention ready for new work. A clean glass palette now sits on top of a used stack of brightly daubed surfaces. Painting trains seems to bring daily reminders of change, of process, of journeys. When a train or plane turns around for i... [more]