Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Jessica Dolence

by Christian Petersen
Seattle-based new media artist and designer Jessica Dolence creates hypnotic digital decorations and ornamentations that transform and subvert both physical and digital spaces. Her works’ rich, cyber-baroque opulence functions as a radiant facade for a deeper political message of CyberFeminism. Part of Dolence’s creative motivation is to add an “overtly feminized” aesthetic to the “male dominated landscape” of the internet. Two of the biggest inspirations in developing the style and message... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 7/26

Tadasuke Jinno Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I’d like people to doubt whether the things, or the world, they think is real is truly real. I make my artworks with elements causing viewers to have an illusion and to feel a slight discomfort like doubt or incongruity. I started my artistic activity when I moved to New York from Japan. What I realized by pursuing my art is that it was about my own feelings since I came to NY: I was a stranger feeling uncomfortable. When I was... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/24

Under the Radar: Joe Sinness | Elisabeth Condon | Jose Delgado Zuniga

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Joe Sinness – Minneapolis Elisabeth Condon – Tampa & Brooklyn Jose Delgado Zuniga – New York... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/22

In “The Times,” Artists Make the Media Their Message

by Osman Can Yerebakan
With politically conscious art on the rise, a notable number of artists have turned to as a vessel to convey social and political turmoil. The Gray Lady recently featured in solo exhibitions of Wade Guyton and A.K. Burns, and this year’s Whitney Biennial introduced Julien Nguyen’s depictions of the paper’s front pages as allegorical tableaux and Aliza Nisenbaum’s soothing paintings of domestic life, including a vignette of a couple reading their copy of the Times. The FLAG Art Foundation’s... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 7/21

Apply to The ArtSlant Prize for $5K in Prizes + Get Your Work Seen by These Amazing Jurors!

by The Artslant Team
Round 6 closes today at 9 PM ET! Apply for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Check out our amazing Jurors below.       Janet Dees is the Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Michelle Levy is Director of EFA Project Space, a cross-platform contemporary art venue... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/2

Jim Shaw Transforms a Former Masonic Temple into a Postmodern Hellscape

by Sola Agustsson
One can’t help but think of the current political climate when looking at Jim Shaw’s apocalyptic installation , one of two inaugural exhibitions at the new Marciano Art Foundation in Central LA. The Scottish Rite Freemasons, the previous owners of the building, left behind an eclectic collection of set designs, paintings, wigs, and costumes they used in their rituals. These artifacts were perfect materials for Shaw, whose work has explored religion, the occult, and the esoteric for three... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 7/20

Round 6 is underway! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes!

by The Artslant Team
To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click contest entry or go to the Contest tab of your account page. Round 6 closes August 2nd, 2017. Image at top: Round 6 submission, Newel Hunter, Nick of Time, 2017 Our Round 6 Jurors: Chris Cook, Executive Director of Bemis Art Center Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/19

Round 5 Juried Winners Announced

Check out the Round 5 Juried Winners below! Round 5 is now open! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click enter contest.   ROUND 5 JURORS: Alex Paik is an artist, director ofTiger... [more]
Posted by Amaru

Printing Paris: Exhuming a Modernist Masterpiece

by Shoshana Kessler
Paris: a Poem (1919), employing a combination of traditional and modern printing techniques. The blog will feature small essays following her research on the poem and Mirrlees more generally.    On the corner of Boulevard Garibaldi and Rue Jean Daudin is a small café-bar called Zig Zag Café. It has over a thousand likes on Facebook, and no Twitter (not to be confused with @ParisZigZag, a Paris travel/recommendation site). Zig-Zag is a popular cigarette rolling paper brand, developed by... [more]
Posted by Shoshana Kessler on 7/13

Dat Vu Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Dat Vu. What are you trying to communicate with your work? Most of the time, it's about emulating sleepwalking.    What is an artist’s responsibility? An artist is responsible for their intention, and the implications of their work, even if the work is personal. Once an artist puts their work out there, be it online or in public spaces, I think it is their... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/17