ArtSlant https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/show en-us 40 Throngkiuba Yim Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/50026-under-the-radar-throngkiuba-yim-william-crump-anna-c-curtin" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/430362-throngkiuba-yim" target="_blank">Throngkiuba Yim</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>My subject matter has changed over the years but one element I strongly adhere to is unsolicited concern. Art shapes and heals the world in its own time and in its own way. In obscurity, I struggle to create a contrast between &ldquo;Ideologies and People&rdquo; and &ldquo;Politics and Nature.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181214093856-20180111194501-Final_1..__1_.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Mission Impossible</em>, 2018, Mixed media, 130 x 90 cm</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>Artists have a different way of perceiving the world, though I can&rsquo;t speak for every artist&rsquo;s vision. As a human being and artist my responsibility is to invite the audience to my art to look at culture and society from a tolerant perspective.</p> <p><strong>S</strong><strong>how us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>Time will decide my best artwork. In the meantime, I don&rsquo;t mind sharing this work with people who love art passionately.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181214093937-20170925072110-.................jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Transition</em>, 2017, Mixed Media, 5 x 4 feet</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will?</strong></p> <p><em>The Garden of Earthly Delights</em> by Hieronymus Bosch.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181214095039-20170602050806-DSC_0010.JPG" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Norilsk</em>, 2017, Mixed media, 60 x 50 cm</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.shirawachsmann.com" target="_blank">Shira Wachsmann</a> is a Berlin-based artist.</p> <p><a href="https://www.works.io/samindra-nath-majumdar" target="_blank">Samindranath Majumdar</a> is a Kolkata-based artist.</p> <p><a href="http://www.LennyRatnasariWeichert.com" target="_blank">Lenny Ratnasari Weichert</a> is a Jakarta-based artist.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top:&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;"><em>Angermunde</em>, 2017, Acrylic on paper, 60 x 90 cm</span><span style="text-align: center;">)</span></span></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:59:55 +0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Harriet Bellows | Sarah M Timberlake | Laura M Fisher <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/516053-harriet-bellows?utm_source=HarrietBellows&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Harriet Bellows &ndash; Alfred Station, NY </span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122714?utm_source=HarrietBellows&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122714/u3azr9/20181123160501-WEB.Dune_7_Revised_Edition_2015_copy.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122717?utm_source=HarrietBellows&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122717/mf2ji7/20181123160632-WEB.Bellows_Lakeside_Part_2_copy.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122730?utm_source=HarrietBellows&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122730/mf2ji7/20181123170849-WEB.Biz_District_12_b_copy.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122716?utm_source=HarrietBellows&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122716/mf2ji7/20181123160611-WEB.Tally.REDO_copy.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/515872-sarah-m-timberlake?utm_source=SarahMTimberlake&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Sarah M Timberlake &ndash; Colorado</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122210?utm_source=SarahMTimberlake&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122210/u3azr9/20181116173333-JM_Spring_7.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122207?utm_source=SarahMTimberlake&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122207/mf2ji7/20181116173310-JM_Spring__5.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122212?utm_source=SarahMTimberlake&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122212/mf2ji7/20181116173344-JM_Spring_8.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122209?utm_source=SarahMTimberlake&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122209/mf2ji7/20181116173321-JM_Spring_6.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/481719-laura-m-fisher?utm_source=LauraMFisher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Laura M Fisher &ndash; Los Angeles</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074772?utm_source= LauraMFisher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074772/u3azr9/20171105032527-Laura_Fisher_Control_Line_2017_oil_45x20.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1056135?utm_source=LauraMFisher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1056135/mf2ji7/20170722164000-incline-2017-fisher.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074773?utm_source=LauraMFisher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074773/mf2ji7/20171105032721-Laura_Fisher_Juncture_Oil_15x30.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1056136?utm_source=LauraMFisher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1056136/mf2ji7/20170722164004-rift-2017-fisher.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:02:59 +0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Gabrielle Shannon | Cherree Mallette | Patrice Stanley <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/513951-gabrielle-shannon?utm_source=GabrielleShannon&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Gabrielle Shannon &ndash; Denver </span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1117659?utm_source=GabrielleShannon&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1117659/u3azr9/20181006090326-convergingtidesgshannon.jpg_.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1117662?utm_source=GabrielleShannon&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1117662/mf2ji7/20181006093543-onthethresholdofchange.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1117660?utm_source=GabrielleShannon&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1117660/mf2ji7/20181006081751-starstouchthesea.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1117669?utm_source=GabrielleShannon&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1117669/mf2ji7/20181006094816-tranquilwhileIsleepgshannon.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/513520-cherree-mallette?utm_source=CherreeMallette&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Cherree Mallette &ndash; Florida</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1116785?utm_source=CherreeMallette&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1116785/u3azr9/20180925183953-03_THE_ACTROBATS.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1116775?utm_source=CherreeMallette&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1116775/mf2ji7/20180925183615-05_DRAGON.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1116781?utm_source=CherreeMallette&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1116781/mf2ji7/20180925183737-HopeMAG.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1116778?utm_source=CherreeMallette&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1116778/mf2ji7/20180925183654-04_TURN_AROUND.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/515102-patrice-stanley-fine-art?utm_source=PatriceStanley&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Patrice Stanley &ndash; Ottawa</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1120620?utm_source= PatriceStanley&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1120620/u3azr9/20181031152559-Muir_Adhar.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1120617?utm_source=PatriceStanley&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1120617/mf2ji7/20181031152419-Empyrean.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1120619?utm_source=PatriceStanley&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1120619/mf2ji7/20181031152540-Valhalla.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1120621?utm_source=PatriceStanley&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1120621/mf2ji7/20181031152609-Fantasia.jpeg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:32:36 +0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Beatriz Guzman Velasquez Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49871-under-the-radar-jakia-monique-handy-pedro-amaro-ewa-matyja" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/503268-beatriz-guzman-velasquez" target="_blank">Beatriz Guzman Velasquez</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>My work speaks about the silence of being boundless, in-between, and unspecified.&nbsp;I am like the Other.&nbsp;One is like the Other.&nbsp;We are like the rest.&nbsp;Color, line, word, and number are numbed as they edge in likeness.&nbsp;Space is not individualized; we are seamlessly absent.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181121210339-20181120155822-aguaswaters3000.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>aguas/waters</em>, 2018, Fabric remnants</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>To speak. To speak.&nbsp;And to speak again.&nbsp;And again.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>I associate greatness with transitions.&nbsp;My most recent one has been an installation titled <em>sunlight of an absent sun</em>.&nbsp;It marks my transition to abstraction.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181121210310-dsc03003_1_orig.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>sunlight of an absent sun</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>I can no longer paint/draw myself.&nbsp;I might one day.</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>I admire profoundly the works of Gloria E. Anzaldua, Emmy Perez and January Gill O&#39;Neil.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(<em>rio/river/tierra</em>, 2018, Fabric remnants)</span></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 05:05:43 +0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Isabelle Schneider | Amanda Ramsay | Lauren Singer <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/426901-isabelle-schneider?utm_source=IsabelleSchneider&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Isabelle Schneider &ndash; Queens, NYC </span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1089747?utm_source=IsabelleSchneider&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1089747/u3azr9/20180221054007-I_1000.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1089742?utm_source=IsabelleSchneider&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1089742/mf2ji7/20180221050727-18623628_10155503392888714_3393371133929226717_o_360_882_882_846_13_1080.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1089743?utm_source=IsabelleSchneider&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1089743/mf2ji7/20180221050800-IMG_1522_18_890_7_890.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1089744?utm_source=IsabelleSchneider&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1089744/mf2ji7/20180221051045-IMG_1499_1511_20_1511.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/461382-amanda-ramsay?utm_source=AmandaRamsay&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Amanda Ramsay &ndash; Basalt, CO</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1015451?utm_source=AmandaRamsay&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1015451/u3azr9/20161105145243-IMG_4915.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1015454?utm_source=AmandaRamsay&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1015454/mf2ji7/20161105145441-IMG_4803.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1015456?utm_source=AmandaRamsay&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1015456/mf2ji7/20161105145512-IMG_4816.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1015455?utm_source=AmandaRamsay&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1015455/mf2ji7/20161105145459-IMG_4873.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/446143-lauren-singer?utm_source=LaurenSinger&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Lauren Singer &ndash; Long Island, NY</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/959481?utm_source= LaurenSinger&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/959481/u3azr9/20160106192118-From_One_Bird_to_Another.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/959463?utm_source=LaurenSinger&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/959463/mf2ji7/20160106184414-Can_You_Hear_Me_Now__0509.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/959472?utm_source=LaurenSinger&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/959472/mf2ji7/20160106190506-Walk_Don_t_Walk__0515.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/959465?utm_source=LaurenSinger&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/959465/mf2ji7/20160106184948-Illusion_of_Stability.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 04:48:13 +0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Pedro Amaro Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49871-under-the-radar-jakia-monique-handy-pedro-amaro-ewa-matyja" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/511342-pedro-amaro" target="_blank">Pedro Amaro</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>I have always been quite introverted, so communication is not so much what I aim for. What I remember from my childhood is trying to draw things I came across in books or on television. I did not have any knowledge, I just enjoyed doing it. Once in high school I got to know theories about composition, color, and dynamics. At that time I also started to read my first art history books by myself. And during my architecture course in university I used art as a way to forget the stiffness of traditional architectural representations.&nbsp;</p> <p>With that said, art always has worked as something I do for myself, to understand how my mind works and how to follow an instinct or idea. In my early twenties I even started to get worried about that topic. Everybody is talking about the social role of an artist or art as an eye-opener.</p> <p>Today, as a painter I still cannot think in those terms. Communicating anything but vague impressions through an image is something highly complex for several reasons. In our culture and education, we do not have enough common iconographic or iconological vocabulary. That seems to possibly lead to misunderstandings when an artist,&nbsp;curator or historian tries to describe an artistic piece. At some point, one has to be helped by something external in order to understand a painting. For instance, very frequently, literature provides cultural foundations without which a painting scene could not be understood. Painting by itself has very low capacity of communicating.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181116073449-20180813215206-flusrescentecom.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Fluorescent</em>, 2018, Collage and ink</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>I&rsquo;ll follow the line of thought that the first question gave me. The responsibility of an artist can only be to open peoples&rsquo; minds to different expressions and imagery. I like, in particular, to explore different ways of organizing ideas in my head, reflecting them in my compositions.</p> <p>For example, it seems to me that the standard way to create a project, artistic or not, is by focusing on a specific objective or concept and every step should orbit around that main idea. The more the small gestures are connected with that main point the more successful the project is. It may be hard to move away from this.</p> <p>The collage technique allows me to constantly disrupt&nbsp;that logic and explore different thinking models. Destroying the unity of an artwork can mess with the linearity of one&#39;s thinking, for example by rearranging a painting&rsquo;s elements. Fragments of different ideas from different paintings can be put together in different orders suggesting totally new shapes. It is like a surrealistic process.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181116073407-20180813214318-buracos.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Holes in a bunker</em>, 2018, Collage and ink on paper</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>My life is still too much of a mess to decide which one was the greatest. It depends on how everything is going to end up.</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>All my plans always come up while I am working. That means those plans always fit into what I am doing and what I can do. Being a collagist, there are no &ldquo;unrealistic plans&rdquo;: I am constantly attached to the circumstances of my studio (the unfinished artworks I have around me, the types of paper I have available and so on). I think the conflict between expectation and reality happens much more often when we sit down with all the materials needed. The body relaxes too much and the mind takes control. That is when the unrealistic plans start to come in. I do not let that happen because my work is not really a concretization of an idea; it is rather a rearrangement of things I search for and find around me.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181116073334-20180813211341-Demonstration_Steel_Structure_Hand__1_.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Demonstration Steel Structure Hand</em>, 2017, Collage, acrylic paint and ink on paper</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t? </strong></p> <p>Some established and famous artists have had an impact on me. However, when I am working I am more influenced by moods or characters. I often embody a craftsman or carpenter who shows respect and understanding for the materials in every inch of his work. Sometimes I imagine I am the know-it-all, thinking my way is the only good way. Sometimes I choose the teenage rebel way, ignoring any rule just because. Sometimes I try to picture the reactions of my old architecture teachers behind my work, demanding a logical reason for everything. Being in touch and observing different personalities is for me the most inspiring thing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Theather Lumi&egrave;re</em>, 2018, Collage, acrylic paint and ink on paper)</span></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:56:27 +0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list