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]
I stumbled across Liz Robb’s work while walking the streets of Portland in the PDX Window Project, housed by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART. I have always enjoyed the idea of utilizing the gallery window to entice and surprise people walking past and going about their day. The PDX Window Project allows unknowing passers by to interact with contemporary art as well as allows the art to interact more directly with the city environment. I came across Liz Robb’s work in much the same way. I was jus... [more]
Great Art Reduced to Origins in What about Africa? by Edo Dijksterhuis Dawit Abebe, Zarina Bhimji, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Phoebe Boswell, Gopal Dagnogo, Omar Victor Diop, Meschac Gaba, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Hamid el Kanbouhi, William Kentridge, Thierry Oussou, Kura Shomali, Ephrem Solomon, Barthélémy Toguo at Witteveen Visual Art Centre
January 23rd - February 27th
What about Africa?, at Witteveen Visual Art Centre in Amsterdam, is an exhibition with top-notch art on display. At the same time, its concept is highly problematic. The show brings together works by fourteen artists, who have little in common besides being African. They hail from countries like Morocco, South Africa, Benin, and Kenya—places removed from each other by the full length and breadth of a vast continent. In terms of social background, national history, or ethnicity the particip... [more]
The Object of Guns and the Subject of Violence: The American Gun (Art) Show by Leora Lutz Unicode 6.0, Morehshin Allahyari, David Bowen, Micha Cárdenas, Caroline Covington, Joseph DeLappe, Christopher Elliman, Nancy Floyd, Philip Bronson Gann, Vadim Gershman, Tal & Omer Golan, Christopher Head, Charles Krafft, Linda Lighton, Julie Meridian, Joe Miller, Nick Montfort, Lydia Moyer, OMTA, Barbosa Prince, Asa Scheibe, Marnika Shelton, brett stalbaum, Annie Wan, Daniel Wechsler, Cody Wilson, Henry Witecki, Nine Yamamoto-Masson, minoosh zomorodinia at Works/San Jose
October 2nd, 2015 - November 15th, 2015
A report published in September 2015 on 247 Wall Street stated that Oakland is the third most dangerous city in the United States, following Memphis and Detroit. The Bay Area in general, from the East Bay to the South Bay, is plagued with violence, though the entire nation could use an attitude adjustment—particularly when it comes to gun violence. I live in Oakland, and as can be expected when someone’s town or city is wracked with hostile incidents, there is a tendency to localize fe... [more]
Jorge Mujica, Magic Johnson / Larry Bird 1984 NBA Finals, 2015. Spray painted Aluminum, 33 x 20 in..
ArtSlant is pleased to partner with stARTup Art Fair LA to present two panels and a Special Project by LA artist, Jorge Mujica. stARTup Art Fair runs January 29–31, 2016, at the Highland Gardens Hotel and is the only fair exclusively for unrepresented artists.
ArtSlant Special Project
Jorge Mujica — Double Dribble: Hotel Scrimmage, Booth #227
Double Dribble is intended to be... [more]
Day one at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, and there's a clear trend emerging for chunky, rough-looking ceramics and heavy concrete. Why? We'd like to think that galleries are enjoying presenting art made with these materials, as they're an aesthetic antidote to the shiny plasticity that is expected in Los Angeles.
Why are so many artists are experimenting with these mediums? All over the world of late, there's been a revived interest in clay and concrete from the market and makers, with new ar... [more]
Forced migration is an ugly concept. It ignites scenes of despondent, displaced refugees; of genocide; of family members being killed simply for their political ideology.
This piece, 'Slave Ship,' was created by David Settino Scott in San Miguel, in memory of James Bird Jr.
PHOTO COURTESEY OF STUDIOS ON THE PARK
It clashes a bit harshly with the shiny idea of the immigrant who willingly sets out on hi... [more]
Few things could be as topical. The image-culture created out of broadcast television’s commoditized framing of electoral coverage is precise, yet entirely ubiquitous. Kathryn Andrews’ Run for President, currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, pictures the hamster wheel of these aesthetic politics.
Under the premise of a fictive presidential campaign, Andrews uses Bozo the Clown as the central figure within her electoral landscape. The personas born from Bozo represent... [more]
You may have just missed it – in between kerstkransjes and oliebollen. At the end of last December the Beurs van Berlage hosted This Art Fair. Not to worry, they’ll be back in 2016.
There might be an abundance of art fairs these days, but this one you may not want to miss next time around. If you’re looking for a wide variety of first-class artworks from paintings, sculptures and photographs, to installations and video; this is the place. Price tags range from €20 to €... [more]
Check out the art and culture magazine based in York, UK, Aesthetica Magazine - "Issue.68 December/January 2016" including my directory in one of their regular sections - "The Aesthetica Photographers' Directory" of this printed magazine.
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The perfect gift for any art lover, Aesthetica is an invaluable guide to key artists and current exhibitions with stunning visuals and... [more]
My upcoming exhibit in 2016: "Artexpo New York (April 14-17)" at Pier 94, NYC. Check out one of a lot of of wonderful exhibitor's booths - "ART PLATFORM NYC" including my featured works by them! http://artplatformnyc.com/category/featured-platform/http://artplatformnyc.com/2015/08/10/osamu-jinguji/
Artexpo New York 2015 Highlights
Redwood Media Group Events & Publications
Each year thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art... [more]
ON LOVE AND LABOR-THOUGHTS THAT ACCOMPANIED THE MAKING OF A TABLE
On Love and Labor
thoughts that accompanied the making of a table
published in Proximity Magazine. Winter 2013 issue
By John Preus
I recently joined a Jungian men’s group…(pause for my academic colleagues to peel off).
On some occasions in the group, we go around the room and everyone says something they don’t want anyone else to know about them. It’s called the withholding exercise.
One man wa... [more]
Here is my newest article dated Jan-12 with interview by Aesthetica Magazine (York, UK). http://aestheti.cc/g4tgf
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"Japanese photographer Osamu Jinguji discusses his arresting black and white street photography, and the many career changes that lead him to his current practice. Jinguji expresses fundamental human emotions and philosophical ideas through his work, which focuses on themes of discovery and spontaneity." [more]
Almost every major old mansion, or Ca', as called by the locals, in Venice, are an impressive museum. Ca' d'Oro, is the most iconic of them all, famed for its Gothic columns, arched windows and fascinating asymmetrical façade, and it not only boast artifacts demonstrating the life in the begone era, it also houses some impressive artworks as well. My favorite work my saw during my 2012 trip was a painting from the workshop of one of my favorite Renaissance artists, Andrea del Sarto, titled Madonna and Ch... [more]