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]
It's not hard to understand why so many people write off art of the kind 26-year-old Molly Soda makes: to date, she's best known for works such as dating a giant teddy bear, and "leaking" her own nude selfies (Should I Send This?). In the artist's new London solo, the tropes of hypergirly net art are all here, unabashedly IRL: glitter, miniature unicorns, stickers, glitches, and iPhones with cracked screens. The walls are painted, of course, pink. But there's much more to Molly Soda's work than I had thought havin... [more]
We run an online magazine, so of course, we're interested in what's happening with art on the web. We invited online gallerist, founder, and curator of Digital Sweat Gallery, Christian Petersen, to write a bi-monthly column for us. Every other Wednesday he'll be selecting a Web Artist of the Week. This week Petersen profiles Belgian new media artist Eno Swinnen.
Belgian artist Eno Swinnen is a refreshing anomaly in the world of New Media art. His work uniquely blends the discipline’s tech an... [more]
Photography is growing up by ArtFanToo Keith Auerbach, Priscilla Briggs, Carrie Burr, Tiffany Carbonneau, Mary Carothers, Debra Clem, Robert Ladislas Derr, Anita Douthat, Mitch Eckert, Julius Friedman, Dana Fritz, Laura Hartford, Celene Hawkins, Barbara Houghton, Brian Jones, Keith Kleespies, Cal Kowal, Tom LeGoff, Suzanne Mitchell, James Norton, CJ Pressma, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Jenée Rue Sastry, Mel Strawn, Alan Teller, Alex Traube, John Whitesell, Marilyn Whitesell, Jerri Zbiral, Jenny Zeller at Carnegie Center for Art & History
October 9th - January 9th, 2016
It is hard to take any exhibition with a grandiose title such as Photography Since the Millennium seriously, but then again, we are just fifteen years into this new millennium.
And there have not been any major strides in photography since the new millennium except for, well, the death of analogue, and video is accessible to all. Goodbye film, hello pixels. Has there been one year since the new millennium that has not seen a new release of cameras with enhanced numbers of pixels? It is the mega... [more]
New Photography at MoMA: Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink by Taylor Dafoe Ilit Azoulay, Zbynek Baladran, Lucas Blalock, Edson Chagas, Natalie Czech, DIS, Katharina Gaenssler, David Hartt, Mishka Henner, David Horvitz, John Houck, Yuki Kimura, Anouk Kruithof, Basim Magdy, Katja Novitskova, Marina Pinsky, Lele Saveri, Indre Serpytyte, Lieko Shiga at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
November 7th - March 20th, 2016
The language of visual information in the digital age has a surprising connection to water: video streams, .wav files, image pools, torrents. All this leads up to the biggest metaphoric aquatic body yet: what the MoMA Department of Photography calls the “Ocean of Images.”
Ocean of Images marks the 30th anniversary of MoMA’s New Photography series. It also signals a few changes to the show. Previously an annual event featuring the work of a handful of artists, in its new guise the sho... [more]
[Please be advised. This article contains imagery of 9/11 that may be upsetting to some readers.]
Another ISIL attack in the West, a threat on Washington D.C. and New York City, and the false sense of security that allows for the prosperity of the West to continue is shaken. The combination is just enough to entice xenophobic trolls to get the people’s blood boiling, again. These tragic moments of terror recur with a frequency that has become divorced from, yet prescriptive of our current state of reality. The regime of safety, th... [more]
“I miss my pre-internet brain,” says the sticker handed to visitors of Bit Rot. The text brings an affirmative smile to faces—or is it more of a smirk? This kind of dry humor with a nostalgic tinge and an air of fatalism is difficult to process without some feeling of ambiguity. It’s typical for life in the early 21st century. Things are moving ahead so rapidly that we’re constantly trying to catch up but never really do. The technology driving us forward grows faster a... [more]
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. 2015 MarinMOCA Fall National Drawing Juried Exhibition. Fall National Juried Exhibition: Drawing October 31 – December 6, 2015.
Girl with bird. Artist Sergey Konstantinov. San Francisco. Print /canvas. 20/24in. [more]
At any given time you will find me involved in reading several books. Recently "The Afterlife of Billy Fingers" has had my attention as chapter 27 the Stream Of Life provides for me some confirmation about the nature of my creative work. Heres my attempt at an excerpt:
I've finished reviewing my book of life and am on to a new phase.... I woke in my light body siting next to a magical stream.
It seems to go on forever but is only a few yards across.
This is not a stream in the usual sense. It has no... [more]
We run an online magazine, so of course, we're interested in what's happening with art on the web. We invited online gallerist, founder and curator of Digital Sweat Gallery, Christian Petersen, to write a bi-monthly column for us. Every other Wednesday he'll be selecting a Web Artist of the Week. For his inaugral spot, Petersen picks Seattle-based Sofia Lee.
Things are changing fast in Seattle. The recent massive influx of tech workers to the city has proved extremely controversial to many Seattl... [more]
Since 2010, when I first met Ed Fornieles, I've watched the artist somewhat like a private eye sitting in a greasy spoon cafe with eye holes cut out of a newspaper—at a safe hermetic distance. I went to my first ever performance night in London that he had curated at Paradise Row, and watched a man pour cornflakes and milk all over the floor. I read all the online tabloid furore over his debauched Animal House project and his former relationship with a British film star.
From afar, he oft... [more]
Today, I'm so honored and proud of that I can announce to work with Art Platform NYC based in Broadway, New York and to take part in their new project - "VISUAL THOUGHT: Art & Expression" in 2016.
Art Platform NYC is a contemporary fine arts consultation, production and publication company working directly with artists, designers, photographers and creative individuals with a variety of projects and services that coordinates the world of visual marketing, promotion, philanthropy, art consulting, and... [more]
Lately I’ve been sleeping with middle-aged men
seemingly always on the cusp of a breakdown
or midst the mid-life crisis and I teeter
on a verge of relation that just last week or
maybe last mid-month I too hit a crisis,
though it was only a quarter. But I
don’t want to appear as some math whiz
deflecting how grided bylines spigot
ego’s x and y axis and I don’t
want appear to care because in
twenty-five years... [more]
Not that it was needed that much.
I keep telling myself this.
Although I can never remember
despite the time in your voice
that stopped you from telling me,
how you didn’t catch the last bus
but slept on a friend’s couch.
Each call helps me identify a timeless now,
moments in which the call cuts
as the underground passes
and the painted parts
of the windowsills powder.
I try to evoke a painting by Glackens
The Woman Wearing a Green Turban
but it’s only her han... [more]