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]
“No theme requires more pure logic than love.” —Alain Badiou, What is Love.
At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From 18th century follies in Parc Monceau and Bois de Vincennes to 20th century follies in Le Parc de la Villette to modern buildings like Le Grand Arch to Gargoyles and mere street side ornaments, her lines will be made of hype... [more]
Selling out. To some, it appears as a pious and fiery Martin Luther-style preacher, spitting out commandments into the bohemian mind, who, while scraping together enough bronze to buy milk and cigarettes, is comforted by the fact that although they may be starving, at least they haven’t sold out. For others, it’s more ambiguous. Reminding you of how Michelangelo put away his pride and accepted the Pope’s commission money to paint the Sistine chapel. It taunts the artist, remindi... [more]
In March, Artforum announced that both Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman would be creating new series of work for placement in the various international American Embassies; in corporate terms, this is like being asked to make a contribution to the décor of the global headquarters of Brand America, and the announcement is of note to me personally because a) I genuinely enjoy the work of Cindy Sherman, b) I enjoy the aesthetics of Brand America from a largely kitsch perspective, and c) I am now co... [more]
This article was originally published on The Psych Report.
Anyone who’s stood before one of Cy Twombly’s gigantic scribbles or Jackson Pollock’s chaotic drip paintings knows it doesn’t take an expert to be a critic. One of the most common critiques, “my kid could have done that," is a claim that’s inspired books and editorials and more than a few threatening tweets from art aficionados defending the genius of abstract expressionism against the harsh judgemen... [more]
In a recent essay published by Berlin-based artist Constant Dullaart, the artist who shelled out 2.5 million free Instagram followers to the art world accounts writes “Audience is a commodity.” She continues: “building a signature presence where the branding of the artist’s name is more important than an individual work or series. The more social relevance, the more expensive the art work… not the presence at local gallery openings, but international social presence online. It&... [more]
Three solid red circles, pyramid-set and surrounded by the thick line of a red circle. The ancient symbol of the Pax Cultura, was harnessed to represent the interconnectivity of Art, Science and Religion—the protection of which formed the basis of the Roerich pact, signed in 1935, agreeing that "historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and cultural institutions" should be protected both in times of peace and war, and identified by flying a distinctive flag, the Banner of P... [more]
It is an astonishing peculiarity that in New York there is just one newspaper setting the tone of cultural opinion: The New York Times. There are others, of course, but they haven’t a fraction of its influence. There is no audible counter-argument. Conversations on the street rarely begin, “did you see that thing in the Wall Street Journal?” even though that newspaper sells more than the New York Times. And when did you last buy the New York Observer? The extraordinary absence of an a... [more]
And The Word Is.....at Gershman Y by Carole P. Kunstadt Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts
January 22nd - May 14th
by a.m. weaver
Minako Yamano ZienowiczPainting
Lives/works in: Tokyo, JapanWebsite: http://www.minakoyamano.com/To purchase contact: Minako Yamano
A friend once described my work as "the coexistence of paradise and hell." My theme has been the uniting of opposites: pain and joy, old and new, or microcosmic and macrocosmic.
I use Japanese traditional techniques and materials such as Sumi ink, mineral pigment and brushwork but take subject matter from modern motifs such as computer circuit boards.
How to Collect and Exhibit Design
Natalie Hegert gets the expert scoop on collecting and showcasing design—and learns why now's a good time to buy.
With the scope of art continually expanding to include everything from film to fashion wear, the design world is finding itself on the up and up. We talked to Zesty Meyers of R & Company, the Tribeca-based design gallery known for their innovative exhibition programming, about why we should be taking a sustained, more... [more]
The real artwork is number two:
The real artwork is by Debora Delmar Corp., Trade Cirlce – Europa, from the series Body Blend Trade Culture (2014), currently on show at Seventeen Gallery, London. Photo: Char Jansen.
The old Adidas superstars were shot by Rob Wright (via Flickr).
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Art or Not? Oh, art. How you confound your public... Have you ever stepped into a gallery and thought—in the words of Stedelijk Museum Director Beatrix Ruf—"What the fuck am I looking at?" Well, that happens to us at least once a week. When taken out of context, can an artwork still hold its own?
We put art to the test and ask our readers to practice their discerning skills and guess, which is art, and which is not? This week: which one of these tattered tennis shoes is currently on dis... [more]
Elvira M. DayelPainting
Lives/works in: San Francisco, CAWebsite: http://www.elvira-artist.comTo purchase contact: Elvira M. Dayel
Chapter I : I was born in 1978 in the former Soviet Union, in the republic of Ukraine, in Izmail - a small town at the border with Romania; on the shore of the beautiful River Danube.
Chapter II : I grew up in the time of perestroika; at the time of the ultimate fall of the Soviet Empire. I learnt how to draw and paint then (for a number of years I attended a local... [more]
Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.
Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant.
This week: Catherine Sullivan says something she shouldn't while turning Danny... or... [more]