We hate Facebook, but we use it anyways. Its distressing “real name” policy, emotional manipulation for research and the extortion of revenue from small businesses, magazines, non-profits, etc who now must pony up in order for their posts to show in more than 10% of their own fans’ feeds has compounded to make the behemoth social network universally reviled. Unfortunately, no new social media network has come along to take its place.
Along comes Ello. Last week, ironically, Twitter... [more]
Lives/works in: London, UKWebsite: http://www.mauroperucchetti.comTo purchase contact: Mauro Perucchetti
Mauro Perucchetti's body of work combines Conceptual, Minimalist, and Pop Art traditions. A pioneer in the use of resin, he incorporates a variety of mediums such as crystals, chrome, gold and steel, appealing to the eyes and the sense of touch; his work is a mirror of modern day materialistic desires.
Mauro’s art takes a critical yet light-hearted appr... [more]
Iori EndoPainting, Sculpture, Mixed Media
Lives/works in: London, UKWebsite: http://ioriendo.comTo purchase contact: Iori Endo
Iori Endo is a Japanese artist currently based in London, UK. She was born in Tokyo in 1987, moved to the United States at the age of sixteen. She graduated as an Advanced Painting Studio graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she completed her BFA with a minor in Photography. Endo won Travel Grant and Skyway Photo Contest Honorable Mention in 2008, Nippon Stee... [more]
Scream are proud to present the first solo exhibition by young British artist Caroline Jane Harris. The artist explores the complexities of nature through a labour-intensive paper-cutting technique. Harris is inspired by the natural world and is conscious of the strong yet subtle links between natural life forms and us. She explores the intricacy and beauty of nature, which echo human and man-made systems, by responding to visual phenomena such as geometric, linear and circular motifs found in a... [more]
Enrollment for Round 4 closes on July 3rd. That's only two days away!
Showcase winners will be announced July 7th. Enter today!
Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize
6 Rounds, February - September, 2014
$3 Entry Fee
6 Solo Exhibitions in Chicago
Student Prize Track (see below for more details)
Lots of exposure on our site and social networks throughout the application and selection process
What is the ArtSlant Prize?
The ArtSlant Prize is a year-long juried competition culminating in the ArtSlant Prize Exhibiti... [more]
Shaan Syed, The Cost of Living, 87.9 × 48 cm, 2014, via artsy.net
How many artists are starving? In the UK, probably most.
According to figures released today by a new campaign called Paying Artists from a-n The Artists Information Company and AIR Artists Interaction and Representation, most artists in the UK cannot support themselves through their art, are not paid for publicly funded exhibitions, and have to turn down gallery requests that don't pay.
Here are the exact numbers according to a survey of more than 1,000 UK artists:
71 percent of artists... [more]
"These works speak a language of colour and tell tales of passion the heroics of desire"
Shaun McDowell is an accomplished colourist and mark maker. In MOONS MASKS BIRDS DEMONS, he presents a series of seventeen paintings, the result of an extended stay in Tuscany over the course of last summer. There, Shaun was afforded the time and space to work on all the pictures simultaneously, making each individual mark instinctively and incisively. These paintings constitute a potent representat... [more]
Phillip Lai and Moyra Davey make a neat double act. At first glance their parallel solo shows at Camden Arts Centre seem worlds apart: Davey's practice is highly personal and heavily image-based, clinging to the walls; Lai's language is sculptural and industrial. Yet this formal disparity masks a shared thematic interest in processes of production, dispersal, displacement, interpretation, and decay.
Davey's exhibition, life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece comprises mult... [more]
Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery, and Google+ just announced the winners of their first-ever Motion Photography Prize. “Motion Photography” is apparently the high-brow version of a GIF, those low-brow, low-tech repeating videos long enjoyed by Tumblr gurls and basement dwelling neckbeards, and more recently, everyone. They've also already been kind of a thing in the art world—the Pittsburgh collective VIA launched its intense 2014 T.GIF tournament last month and we hosted our own... [more]
In this exhibition, Louise Hopkins continues her exploration of everyday surfaces, including maps, magazine pages, and photographs. In each case, Hopkins manages to find a way to deal with each surface/object such that it becomes converted into a painting.
Her works on maps are a case in point. For one work, she has painted over all the countries on the map with blue paint, matching the blue of the sea. On first seeing the work, you encounter a monochromatic painting. Closer inspection reveals t... [more]