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Friday, March 21, 2014, Antwerp, BE.
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Using scenes from classic cinema as inspiration, Susan Bee’s new body of work puts her medium to the test: with her painterly brushstrokes and jabs competing with the pictorial film stills as the subjects of her paintings. In her solo exhibition, “Criss Cross,” the artist has taken on the impassioned glances and forlorn stares of the silver screen, but removed them from the vintage glamour of chiaroscuro. With purposeful movement and motion evident in her painting, Bee has given each classic scene vi... [more]
Banquet Party ( Artist's Statement)
It shines, most pleasant, most of the days
Sometimes it rains, pours down
Being in that place, where the Ghosts of the Past dance with the Present and Future
Like insects in the warm evening summer sun.
This place is warm, bright, colourful and happy -
Sad, angry and desperate as well.
Where the Extremes hold a Banquet
Some people live overregulated lives - far away from that place.
I am watching them, hate what these rules represent, but also with envy
Lives and works in: Allston, MassachusettsWebsite: www.alexandrarozenman.comTo Purchase Contact: Alexandra Rozenman
Moscow-born, both classically and conceptually trained, Alexandra Rozenman brings a canny and charming mysticism to her life and art. Rozenman came to America from Moscow, Russia as a political refugee at the end of the eighties. Living in the Soviet Union Rozenman studied with now well-known dissident artists and was a part of the Moscow alternative cultural scene of the 1980’s. She holds a Masters degre... [more]
New York, Mar. 2013: Susan Bee is a painter, editor, and book artist who lives in New York. Bee is represented by Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, where she will have a solo show of new paintings from May 23 to June 29, 2013. Criss Cross: New Paintings will be accompanied by a catalog with an essay by art critic and poet, Raphael Rubinstein.
Susan Bee, Criss Cross, 2012, 24 X 30 in., oil, enamel and sand on canvas; Courtesy of the artist.
Bradley Rubenstein: Susan, I just saw this piece by R... [more]
Jennifer Wasson PaintingLives and works in: San Francisco / Boulder Creek, CAWebsite: www.wassonart.comTo Purchase Contact: Jennifer Wasson
Jennifer Wasson was born in Manhattan in 1975 and studied oil painting at The Art Students League of New York for 2 years as a young adult. Wasson now splits her time between the urban hills of San Francisco and a cabin deep in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountai... [more]
William Socrates WaitePainting
Lives & Works in: EnglandWebsite: www.whitecourtart.com/gallery/william-socrates-waite To purchase contact: William Socrates Waite
William "Socrates" Waite was born in Manchester, England in 1953. During the 1970's, after relocating to Cornwall, England, he studied archaic and classical art culture and architecture in Greece, Morocco, India and the Himalayan arts of Nepal and Tibet. In 1978 Waite first emigrated to the USA, moving into New York City in the summer of 1980.
Throughout his stay in New York he studied Zen Bud... [more]
Ira Upin Painting
Lives & Works in: PhiladelphiaWebsite: www.iraupin.comTo Purchase Contact: Ira Upin
Ira Upin was born in Chicago in 1948 and received his MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1973. As a young graduate Upin's work became associated with the photo-realist trend of the time, "but," he writes, "for what ever reasons I didn’t feel comfortable being pigeonholed by the expectations of that trend. I continued forward over the years embracing and denying my ability... [more]
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” —Audre Lorde
One might assume that the power of the artist lies in his ability to create his subjects. The series of portraits shown in Barkley L. Hendricks’ Heart Hands Eyes Mind, however, finds its unique authority in the artist’s capacity to allow his characters to define themselves. Rather than dictating the terms of their appearances, Hendricks seems to paint his subjects as... [more]
After going to this show, I spent the next two days holed up reading Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia.
In around 1200 pages, West details her journey with her husband to Yugoslavia after World War One. Indistinguishable between fiction and non-fiction, she tells stories of past and present lives and experiences, bridging the distance between the reader and the experience. The story opens on a train:
I could not have gone on to justify my certainty that thi... [more]
Today's featured artist is the extremely talented and successful, Thomas Maes.
Read his interview below and take a look at his wonderful artwork!
Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from?I was born 1983 in Belgium and lived there for most of my life until I came to Greece 7 years ago.I always loved to travel end explore new things, I believe it is important as an artist to taste different cultures and be interested in whatever is available. Life is an interesting place to be, many things to learn and disc... [more]