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 plasticit... [more]
James Baldwin wrote, "The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions hidden by the answers." Few galleries of art hold true to that magnetic north like the recently opened Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard Unversity. In this space, stories dance. Tales unfold, enlightening and reminding of the African diaspora and its hopes, dreams, visions and tears. There's heavy traffic in such endeavors, with much wreckage on the roadside and splinters o... [more]
The prestigious Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, will feature French artist Julien Segard with a solo booth presentation at this year’s India Art Fair.
The selection of Segard’s recent drawings promises to be a provocative insight into the social fabric of Delhi—host city of the fair—and an urban muse which Segard calls "an unsettling extreme of contrasts."
Segard is fearless and scrupulous in his studies of life lived on the streets. His most recent drawings foc... [more]
"The Ghost Bus" films will be premiered on March 27, 2015, at 6,30 pm, at Bartons Plc,61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK... A project by Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons Plc and Act Group... "A visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood".
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Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any c... [more]
Adel Gorgy, "Permutation of Color...after Warhol" 60" x 84", Pigment Ink on Metallic Silver Medium, 2015
Crossing Lines, an exhibition featuring recent works by Adel Gorgy, Robert C. Morgan and Yun-Woo Choi at Able Fine Art NY Gallery, offers a fascinating glimpse at how three accomplished artists approach the challenging tasks of creating something new, pushing boundaries, and incorporating layers of meaning into singular works of art.
Adel Gorgy builds on the work he presented in his solo e... [more]
I have a nine to five job working for a non-profit. I used to be a part-time educator/part-time stay at home mom, wondering artist. Before that, on occasion I was a full time Art teacher and alternately a full time mom. I was at a meeting the other day, where someone referred to Housewife artists in a not-so complimentary light. I had to chuckle inside. What is the difference between an artist who stays at home with her kids and a housewife who makes art? Quality, I guess..getting to be cal... [more]
“The Ghost Bus” is coming soon in the Land Of Robin Hood… It's a new art and visual project scheduled in Beeston-Nottingham (UK) for January-February 2015 in collaboration with Bartons Plc and its owner Simon Barton, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser. This story and this collaboration began last October, when I spent some hours in Bartons huge garage of vintage buses and cars.
"THE GHOST BUS": THE OFFICIAL FLYER
I was really impressed b... [more]
How can we present entire Museum collections, acquired from different periods of time, different countries, and with different motives and aesthetics, in a way that makes them comprehensible for diverse audiences? The co-curators of a new exhibition in Israel write about their approach to tackling the permanent acquisitions at their institute, forging surprising new connections between works from different eras.
The collection of the Haifa Museum of Art was accumulated in two defining periods in... [more]
Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference.
This week, it's a bad hair day.
"Painted in two separate periods, this picture has a complex history. In its original state, it showed a pink-faced man, wearing a white shirt and a black suit. It was painted in a deliberately simple, naive style, using household, rather than oil paint, and incorporate... [more]
Have anyone seen my Paintings ?
Artist: Manuella Muerner MarioniTitle: Spectrum Art FaceMedium: Acrylic with Spectrum glass Fragments on CanvasSize: 35.45 x 35.45 x 2 inches (Height x Width x Depth)Year: 2014This Painting disappeared at the Art Hamptons 2014, at Booth 414 !!!!!
Artist: Manuella Muerner MarioniTitle: Spectrum Art Face DarkMedium: Acrylic with Spectrum glass Fragments on CanvasSize: 35.45 x 35.45 x 2 inches (Height x Width x Depth)Year: 2014This... [more]
In the heart of Winter, color is exploding at Harlem's La Maison d'Art, where artist, Tomo Mori's debut curatorial undertaking - Color Play -has energized the elegant, garden gallery space. The exhibition, as the name implies, experiments with color, and creates a dialog between the works of two artists; both using meticulous and non-traditional approaches to the ancient technique of collage.
Along with Mori's signature canvas-on-canvas collages, the exhibition includes photo-montages created by C... [more]
Northside Independent Artists (or NIA) had two successful art shows in 2014, and we are poised to schedule a third show for mid-2015. We are a diverse collective of artists who reside on Chicago's North side. Our mediums range from oil paint to collage.
I am Dean Johnson, a co-founder of NIA. I serve on the Board of Directors for ChiPRC (http://chiprc.org/), which was our venue for the second show. I regularly teach art workshops there (http://www.deanjohnsonartstudio.com/events/). As Arts Co... [more]
One of the top 5 videoclips in 2014 at my YouTube channel is "Colors and Emotions: The other side of autism". The clip simply shows images from a workshop with autistic kids who reproduced some of my artworks from"Lacer/actions" Project (about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban signs). The 2nd edition of this wonderful activity was curated by Patrizia Sapri who carried out as well as (in Anzio-Rome) an interesting exhibition ("Scratches, Cracks and Lac... [more]
This is a “Season’s Greetings card” dedicated to the limited-edition of a 3 silk scarves series I created for my "Lacer/actions Art Project”. The images of dirty, torn, and worn paper of the publicity posters on outdoor billboard have become silk scarves too! After to be already transferred on canvases, lithographic prints and aluminium my "Lacer/actions" artworks were transformed in silk textiles designs thanks to collaboration of Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy) who... [more]