Articles | ArtSlant https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/show en-us 40 ArtSlant Is Shutting Down: Thank You, Goodbye + Archiving <p>Near the end of this month ArtSlant will shut down after twelve years in operation. Co-founder Catherine Ruggles has determined it is no longer possible to keep the site running.</p> <p>First and foremost: you deserve a heartfelt thank you! From the start, ArtSlant has always been a community built by and for artists, arts professionals, and art lovers. Whether you maintained a member profile or premium artist website, followed the latest criticism in ArtSlant magazine, applied to the ArtSlant Prize, or wrote exhibition reviews, your contributions helped make ArtSlant what it was: a resource that inspired, supported, and promoted artists and writers from across the global arts community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190413141022-Georgia_Fee_50_Kisses.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Georgia Fee,&nbsp;</span><em style="font-size: 12px;">50 Kisses</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some background</strong></p> <p>In 2007, Georgia Fee and Catherine Ruggles launched what would become a twelve-year commitment to emerging artists, arts writers, and critics. Beginning in LA as a network for local artists, ArtSlant Magazine ultimately expanded to fifteen cities and countries around the world, bringing on board fresh writers, editors, and artists to critique, unpack, reflect on, and generally chronicle art and its engagement with contemporary culture. For nine years, ArtSlant also awarded the ArtSlant Prize, celebrating outstanding work from<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/showcases/showcase?listtype=showcase&amp;sublist=winners%5E2017+Winners" target="_blank"> emerging artists</a>. From 2013&ndash;2018, ArtSlant hosted a Residency for<a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/articles/show/37824" target="_blank"> artists and writers</a> in Paris, founded in honor of Georgia Fee following her passing in 2012.</p> <p>Georgia Fee took a chance on so many of us, building open pathways to success in an industry that can be hard to break into. ArtSlant Prize winners had their work evaluated by respected gallerists and curators, and exhibited at art fairs in Miami and New York City. Many have gone on to have major gallery representation and exhibit their artwork widely. Likewise, countless writers cut their teeth in this small company to go on to edit and write for mainstream arts publications, a trajectory we&rsquo;ve always been very proud of.</p> <p>Special thanks to our customer service guru, Marcela Rodriguez Aguilar, our exhibition listings champ,&nbsp;Ninna Palmario, and past editors Andrea Alessi, Natalie Hegert, Joel Kuennen, Charlotte Jansen, Andrew Berardini, Stephanie Cristello, Charlie Schultz, Abraham Ritchie, Trong Nguyen, and Sophia Powers.</p> <p><strong>Thank you</strong></p> <p>On behalf of all the staff and editors who have left their marks on the site, we want to extend massive gratitude to each of you who made ArtSlant not only a respected platform for emerging art and arts criticism, but also a space for play and experimentation. Without your artwork, artist profiles, blog posts, reviews, and exhibition listings, ArtSlant could never have been the meaningful, engaged community it was. Huge thanks to all the artists who supported ArtSlant through our subscription services. ArtSlant was unique in the world of contemporary art in that it created an opportunity for artists and writers to support each other. We have truly loved browsing through all the incredible artwork you have uploaded and shared on the site and hope we, in turn, played a role in your creative growth.</p> <p><strong>Save your work</strong></p> <p>Toward the end of April, Catherine will bring the site down. If you haven&rsquo;t done so already, please save anything hosted on ArtSlant that you want a record of&mdash;be it artwork, blog posts, accolades, or reviews. You can find a record of your artwork, artist statements, prize wins, reviews, and other activity by flipping through the tabs on your ArtSlant profile page. Artists with Premium Subscription websites can look <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/50453-domain-name-transfer" target="_blank">here</a> for info on how to transfer your unique domain name.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190413141354-ArtSlant_Prize.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/sf/articles/show/49123-announcing-the-artslant-prize-ix-winners" target="_blank">ArtSlant Prize IX</a> Winners&rsquo; Exhibition,&nbsp;<em>SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW</em>, New York City, 2018. With work by David Rios Ferreira, Sabato Visconti, Katya Grokhovsky, and&nbsp;da&agrave;Po Reo</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Archive and legacy</strong></p> <p>Now the good news! ArtSlant will live on as a resource in two digital archives: the Library of Congress and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC).</p> <p><strong>Library of Congress</strong></p> <p>The Library of Congress welcomes ArtSlant as &ldquo;an important part of [its web archive] collection and the historical record.&rdquo; Initially, the ArtSlant archive will be available to researchers at Library facilities and by special arrangement. After one year, the Library may also make the collection available more broadly by hosting it on its public access website. Learn more about the Library&#39;s Web Archiving program goals<a href="https://www.loc.gov/programs/web-archiving/" target="_blank"> here</a> and check out their<a href="https://www.loc.gov/websites/" target="_blank"> web archives</a>.</p> <p><strong>NYARC</strong></p> <p>The New York Art Resources Consortium will also include ArtSlant in its<a href="https://archive-it.org/organizations/484" target="_blank"> web archive collections</a>. NYARC comprises the research libraries of The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. These libraries are committed to &ldquo;enabling access to the broadest possible range of print materials related to art and art history,&rdquo; and now they are also making archival copies of important web resources for preservation and access purposes.</p> <p>All of the content included in the web archive collections is made publicly accessible via NYARC&rsquo;s Archive-It account (full-text search and metadata), within a shared catalog via records they create for websites (called<a href="http://arcade.nyarc.org/" target="_blank"> ARCADE</a>&mdash;the union catalog of the Frick, MoMA, and the Brooklyn Museum), and via full-text search in the Internet Archive&rsquo;s Wayback Machine.</p> <p>We hope you feel as proud as we do that the art and writing of everyone in the ArtSlant community will live on in these resources. We have been honored to shape and continue what Georgia Fee and Catherine Ruggles began, supporting ArtSlant&rsquo;s commitment to artists, arts writers, and criticism for over a decade.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:31:27 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Domain name transfer <p><strong><span style="font-size: 18px; font-family: serif;">Premium Subscribers</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18px; font-family: serif;">All domain names have been unlocked, so you can buy your domain from a different name registar.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); vertical-align: baseline;">To complete the domain name transfer, you need</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> to add the IP address <span style="white-space: normal;">50.19.198.187 to your</span> &quot;A&quot; Records with your new&nbsp;<span class="il">Domain</span> Registrar.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">To cancell your subscription, just go to your Subscriptions under Invoices in your account. </span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:10:25 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Randall Stoltzfus Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This week we seek answers from</em><em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/8719-randall-stoltzfus?tab=PROFILE">Randall Stoltzfus</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">What are you trying to communicate with your work?</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">I am trying to make images that communicate that each of us is a part of something bigger. That we are cooperating whether we know it or not. And that light surrounds each one of us and whatever this is we are a part of.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">Personally, my responsibility as an artist is to reduce suffering. So I try to make something that is compassionate on some level. Maybe aesthetic choices can make an object compassionate? But I&rsquo;ve also been trying to think of other angles on this. Most recently I&rsquo;ve been working with canvases that appear traditional but are made with consciously sourced or recycled materials.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">I&rsquo;m an avid amateur gardener, so I get to coax some amazing things from the earth. It doesn&rsquo;t always work out. I don&rsquo;t make make the plants, of course. But I do get to be pretty involved in making a space for their lives to take place in, however briefly.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">Last summer I finally got a sacred lotus to bloom in my Brooklyn backyard. It&rsquo;s maybe a little bit of a stretch to have that plant there, since daylight is limited by buildings on every side and it&rsquo;s a little far north for lotus. It took a couple of years of learning, fending of eager raccoons, and just patience.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">But it all worked out and I even had a bloom that decided to open on the weekend. We had an opening reception for it, a garden party with coffee and bagels and some of our beautiful neighbors.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">Here&rsquo;s an early morning time-lapse video I made of the bloom we had the reception for:<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/323240344?color=ff4b33&amp;title=0&amp;byline=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe> </span></span></p> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/323240344">Sacred Lotus Opens Time-lapse</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user51541100">Randall Stoltzfus</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif"><strong>What are you currently working on?</strong></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif">I&rsquo;m excited about a series of paintings about rainbows that I&rsquo;m working on right now. One of them is a big 10 foot diptych which is very fun but is also taking longer than expected.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif">I saw several rainbows within a couple of weeks here in Brooklyn and so I tried to learn more about what I was seeing. The idea that the rainbow is happening across this vast field of round water droplets resonated for me. Maybe there was a relationship to the layers of circular brushstrokes I use to paint? I had to try it out.</span></span></p> <p><img alt="Doubling-the-Rainbow_WIP_Randall-Stoltzfus_by_RandallStoltzfus.jpg" class="CToWUd a6T" id="m_-615796158648048280m_-3862884538725503841F12E42BD-321F-423A-A70B-4DA72DC508EA" src="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&amp;ik=cf6e13cf8d&amp;attid=0.2&amp;permmsgid=msg-f:1629557681598521461&amp;th=169d5a13e0b06075&amp;view=fimg&amp;sz=s0-l75-ft&amp;attbid=ANGjdJ_FJQyi8WIIuziDn8grX4B0enpdJuyIum5afcZBi3kxN8PuX5rF3Cy9mh5QYkB2AbEfo76M8iNM8UiDz-bBtxRe36Ves8o5ZMsoCl1lcvHSemPKUAityDquSUA&amp;disp=emb&amp;realattid=169d5a07dded3bd3d2a2" style="cursor:pointer; outline:0px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:10px">Randall Stoltzfus&nbsp;at work on a new painting in his studio in Brooklyn</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><img alt="Parapet_by_RandallStoltzfus_hdr.jpg" class="CToWUd a6T" id="m_-615796158648048280m_-38628845387255038418CDAF1A9-D4F6-4F20-8801-7E22AE3D8DFC" src="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&amp;ik=cf6e13cf8d&amp;attid=0.3&amp;permmsgid=msg-f:1629557681598521461&amp;th=169d5a13e0b06075&amp;view=fimg&amp;sz=s0-l75-ft&amp;attbid=ANGjdJ_GVokNoyaYhSQIkW07SFgFnctddFDwenoXKkfwCrX6DW7hSI8hVzk558CRkWk3Q_6W6pSzOGyVL1A3IzvxRg6ZQqE03KSYNqgQbjxmsGMr8M3CiWXvZJwbkls&amp;disp=emb&amp;realattid=169d5a07ddffd3753963" style="cursor:pointer; outline:0px" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10px"><span style="font-family:serif"><strong><em>Parapet</em>&nbsp;</strong></span></span><span style="font-family:serif; font-size:10px">Acrylic dispersion on polymer canvas, 32 x 40 inches.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><img alt="Sightline_by_RandallStoltzfus.jpg" class="CToWUd a6T" id="m_-615796158648048280m_-38628845387255038419394BF2E-5F40-4CFD-908F-E1461E5E0A61" src="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&amp;ik=cf6e13cf8d&amp;attid=0.4&amp;permmsgid=msg-f:1629557681598521461&amp;th=169d5a13e0b06075&amp;view=fimg&amp;sz=s0-l75-ft&amp;attbid=ANGjdJ_Nu153scpLGkP5HOhdvQBoFqzFjJeg4_CJGKHhNKaC6JjiMkJrLW7fBMTjZ8HY3mq8VMK7uAavEm4hufpa8rpY9t33ogfnJx89cond1CYLBb4kIIbaxyu3uSc&amp;disp=emb&amp;realattid=169d5a07ddff3b3eb14" style="cursor:pointer; outline:0px" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10px"><em><span style="font-family:serif"><strong>Sightline, a</strong></span></em></span><span style="font-family:serif; font-size:10px">crylic dispersion on polymer canvas, 60 x 96 inches.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><img alt="Lost_by_RandallStoltzfus.jpg" class="CToWUd a6T" id="m_-615796158648048280m_-386288453872550384163A68991-BA25-4973-9ED8-D85F28DEFEA9" src="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&amp;ik=cf6e13cf8d&amp;attid=0.5&amp;permmsgid=msg-f:1629557681598521461&amp;th=169d5a13e0b06075&amp;view=fimg&amp;sz=s0-l75-ft&amp;attbid=ANGjdJ_UwEUMSH2AFs41JZsurUsZ6baomo-sD31H1RUYy6RCDosbGo89EyKn5OlyRNGIOm7KFO3pDtlo9PxS-mlmfEjSNjs-ucymgQDQ6mSIH-YeIaEYKEb7htHfQCs&amp;disp=emb&amp;realattid=169d5a07ddf455de045" style="cursor:pointer; outline:0px" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10px"><em><span style="font-family:serif"><strong>Lost</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></em><span style="font-family:serif">acrylic dispersion and iridescence on polymer canvas, 37 x 60 inches.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><img alt="Corona_by_RandallStoltzfus_exp-adj.jpg" class="CToWUd a6T" id="m_-615796158648048280m_-386288453872550384114AC135E-537E-424A-AA06-465EDC4EC755" src="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&amp;ik=cf6e13cf8d&amp;attid=0.6&amp;permmsgid=msg-f:1629557681598521461&amp;th=169d5a13e0b06075&amp;view=fimg&amp;sz=s0-l75-ft&amp;attbid=ANGjdJ_uXbZNQlu9e3g7ZIrUpda0YJPBtNuVlajZQCi4y9IlrkiNgL8ZW_iztBOjN5z7hJNNLH-qp5JvMqLoLySbVJfmLkT9sGpdmP4ltXtpYNxCQb1ld_OQvvSahMc&amp;disp=emb&amp;realattid=169d5a07ddfa76cb0b46" style="cursor:pointer; outline:0px" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10px"><span style="font-family:serif"><strong><em>Corona</em>,&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-family:serif">acrylic dispersion with gold leaf on recycled polymer canvas, 48 x 60 inches.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Who are three&nbsp;artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">Stanley Lewis&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bettycuninghamgallery.com/artists/stanley-lewis" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://www.bettycuninghamgallery.com/artists/stanley-lewis</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">Douglas Witmer&nbsp;<a href="http://douglaswitmer.com/" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://douglaswitmer.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:serif"><span style="font-size:18px">Alyse Rosner&nbsp;<a href="https://alyserosner.com/" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">https://alyserosner.com</a></span></span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:16:26 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Terrell Lozada Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions.</em><em>&nbsp;This week we seek answers from</em><em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ny/artists/show/448862-terrell-lozada">Terrel Lozada</a></em></p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif">I hope that, through my work, my subconscious will communicate directly with yours.<br /> I&rsquo;m trying to convey the intensity and quiet stillness of the internal world. It is from<br /> that place I pull up the invisible and make it visible.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif">For me, it&rsquo;s to live my life well. To flourish. To engage in a lifestyle that supports my<br /> physical and emotional well-being and model that possibility to other artists who have<br /> ingested the unspoken assumption in western society that artists&mdash;through some<br /> alchemy of creativity and intellectual prowess&mdash;don&rsquo;t need the basic comforts and<br /> financial securities that contribute to a happy life for the rest of society.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/7368/bdd/20190401174347-2._LOZADA__Dihedral_with_shells_.jpg" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10px">Dihedral with shells, Tin-glazed terracotta (faïence stannifère, maiolica, delftware),&nbsp;16.5 x 16.5 x 9.75 inches</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong><br /> <span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif">The best thing I ever made is always still in the future! But this piece has always pleased<br /> me: Torso, Cast bronze and 23k gold leaf, 51 x 17.5 x 16.5 inches, from the Walls of the<br /> Body series. I&rsquo;m fascinated by the similarity between being inside the metaphysical space<br /> of the body and being within the physical space of a room. I use architectural structures as<br /> a metaphor for the human form. Peering into a box shape and feeling visually contained<br /> while losing all sense of scale gets me every time. In the photo, the sculpture is top lit&mdash;the<br /> light is reflected by the gold as it moves down the center of the piece and is much brighter<br /> when it exits the opening at the bottom. I use gold in my work to multiply light and to<br /> represent the ultimate individual achievement: consciousness.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/7368/bdd/20190401174524-3._LOZADA__Torso_.jpg" style="margin-left:150px; margin-right:150px" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10px">Torso, Cast bronze and gold leaf 51x17.5x16.5inches</span></p> <p style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong><br /> <span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif">A child</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/7368/bdd/20190401175506-1._LOZADA__The_fluttering_sound_of_the_Rule_of_Law.jpg" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10px">The fluttering sound of the Rule of Law, Watercolor and antique silk crepe on paper,&nbsp; 56 x 76 cm. Paris painting no. 13</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Who are three&nbsp;artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong><br /> <span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:serif">Fabio Viale http://www.fabioviale.it/en/<br /> Jessica Brandl https://jessicabrandl.com/home.html<br /> Patty Grazini https://pattygrazini.com/gallery</span></span></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2019 14:14:24 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Uma Iyli 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/49760-under-the-radar-uma-iyli-carmen-m-castaneda-lauren-m-smith" 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</em><em> <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/182508-uma-iyli" target="_blank"><em>Uma Iyli</em></a></em><em>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>My work serves to build bridges between my Indian roots and contemporary culture. Each series allows me the opportunity to embrace my worlds. They act as avenues for others to merge culture and time in their own way. Time-based meditative processes inform my art. Examining ancient cultures and focusing on notions of women&rsquo;s work, my&nbsp;scalable&nbsp;artwork investigates linking these practices with our contemporary context. Each line that crosses another echoes traditions of weaving and storytelling from my heritage while simultaneously representing the networks of technology that we depend on daily.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190211174745-20190201054904-Iyli_Q-tip_Connection-Blue_Green_Gold.2018.Photography_Mounted_Framed.42x54_inches._5000.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Q-tip Connection-Blue Green Gold</em>, 2018,&nbsp;Photography: Edition Of 5. Gicl&eacute;e Printed On Hahnem&uuml;hle Fine Art Paper&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility? </strong></p> <p>By sharing my own stories and visions in my artwork, I try to instigate an exchange of ideas. I see pushing the boundaries of what is perceived and what results in my studio practice as a spirit of inquisitiveness that I put forth for viewers. I work hard to get my work in front of a broad audience, both those focused on the art market and those who are new to the idea of looking at art through national and local fairs, alternative spaces, and galleries. Therefore, I have responsibilities in the studio and outside the studio marketing, installing, and sharing my art to initiate those exchanges.</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190211174241-iyli_The_Mill__Garland_Installation_1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Garland Installation-Rainbow</em>, 50 inches x 30 feet<em>. Contemporary Relics,&nbsp;</em>at the Mill SF, 2018</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sometimes the least expected venues provide artists with the greatest opportunities. Last summer, a wonderful local supporter of the San Francisco arts scene, The Mill, invited me to expand my Garland Installations to its largest size to date&mdash;30 feet&mdash;in my solo exhibition <em>Contemporary Relics-Abstractions</em> <em>by Uma Rani Iyli</em>. While it was not a traditional venue like a gallery, it gave me great pride to take this work to the next level and the chance to document my vision with the generous real estate.</p> <p>This <em>Q-tip Garland Installation Series</em> stems from childhood memories of making jasmine flower garlands with my mother. In this installation, I echo this practice by hand-tying my Q-tip relics into garlands. For festivals or in daily life, groups of women would gather to tie garlands together celebrating the roots of our own rituals as woman with strength through stories.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190211174305-iyli_Rice_Lore_2003.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Rice Lore</em>, Installation, 2003</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>My early great work: With my 2003 graduation from California College of Art in Sculpture, I was able to execute my installation <em>Rice Lore</em>. I used 1,500 feet of steel cable to weave a steel basket into which I placed over 450 &ldquo;rice-like&rdquo; cast forms. In India, rice is associated with domestic rituals, religious ceremonies, festivals, and social gatherings, which have marked various stages of my life. The practice of the rice mandala in the form of floor tracing is a domestic ritual practiced by Hindu women to create protective spaces. In a broader context, this work references domestic rituals, domestic labor, and women&rsquo;s work. The process of making each grain in the effort to fill this basket was part of a self-immersion in the name of connecting myself today with this ancient practice of my past.</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>In 2017, Incline Gallery invited me to expand my <em>Q-Tip Garland Series</em> in a curated exhibition entitled <em>Summer of Love</em>. The work I created was <em>Upside-Down Rainbow</em>. The resulting curves of the installation echoed our powerful Golden Gate Bridge. I envisioned how amazing it would be to install a large-scale version of these Garlands on our famous suspension Bridge to share the message of love and progression that I hope San Francisco symbolizes. Daily, international visitors come in awe to our bridge. My dream project would be to hang my garlands in the negative spaces paralleling the bridge&rsquo;s cables. Metaphorically, like the cables, they would bear the weight of the bridge and connect the two land masses. Garlands are celebratory in nature and in many cultures/cross-culturally are used to welcome and honor people. Garlands draped on the Golden Gate Bridge would be a wonderful welcome gesture as people cross the bridge or enter the city via water route.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190211174340-iyli_Inclive_Galley__Upside-Down_Rainbow.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Upside-down Rainbow</em>. <em>Summer of Love,</em> Incline Gallery, San Francisco, 2017</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three&nbsp;artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Windy Chien. <a href="http://www.windychien.com/yearofknots/" target="_blank">http://www.windychien.com/yearofknots/</a><br /> Brian Wills <a href="https://www.artsy.net/artist/brian-wills" target="_blank">https://www.artsy.net/artist/brian-wills</a><br /> Crystal Gregory <a href="https://www.crystalgregory.org/" target="_blank">https://www.crystalgregory.org/</a></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>Garland Installation-Rainbow</em>, 2018, Mixed media)</span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:49:14 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Marco Abisso 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/49536-under-the-radar-adi-oz-ari-marco-abisso-ilonamarja-laine" 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/profile/black-widow" target="_blank">Marco Abisso</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>I do not try so much to communicate to others, the more I try to establish a communication with my interiority, to then interpret the signs later. As in everyday life, I commit good and bad actions, waiting to understand the implications, for trying to improve both personally and in relationship with others. In art I try to do the same, but instead of venting on everyday objects I do it on paintings. And this makes it less serious than usual.</p> <p><strong>What is the responsibility of an artist?</strong></p> <p>In general I can&rsquo;t say. I know that for my part, instead of thinking of personal profit, I have to be able to extend my motivation towards the common good. Although it is a difficult undertaking. And even if this should cost me an artist&rsquo;s career.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190124180644-20190108132926-Inner_Sound.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Inner Sound</em>, 2018,&nbsp;Exhausted motor oil, tar spray and spray paint on canvas</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>The only thing that comes to mind to say, in individual terms, is having stopped using the mobile phone for five years. I learned not to consider myself as a concrete phenomenon in its own right, but more as an impermanent phenomenon, which exists dependently on causes that lie outside of my physical person. To be honest, I do not know if this is in fact a great thing, and even if it is to be considered art, but it has certainly been a great exercise that has changed me and my way of seeing things.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190124180716-20140212113400-402.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Untitled 402 (N.Y.C. Lower Manhattan)</em>, 1998&ndash;2015, Silver print</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>This question sounds strange to me because, usually, if I want to do something, it always happens to be the right time to do it! But in fact every day I think I want to go back to doing graffiti as I did up to five years ago! But beyond, the reasons explained in the previous question and, the fact that I still have a criminal proceeding about graffiti open against me, I think that it will no longer be possible to do so without incurring serious problems.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190124180802-20170713134016-Il_blu_oltre.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>The Blue Over</em>, 2017, Spray paint on canvas&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t? </strong></p> <p>I can&rsquo;t say which artists you should know. Among those few I know, some of them do not even consider themselves artists! But if you want to take a look at the work of three dear friends, try typing these three keywords:</p> <p>Angelo Loconte Kappa<br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/danielnicolasschiraldi/" target="_blank">instagram/danielnicolasschiraldi</a><br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/pescaplease/" target="_blank">instagram/pescaplease</a></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>Self shapes</em>, 2018,&nbsp;Tar spray and spray paint on canvas)</span></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:10:49 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Iman Rose Louis-Jeune | El Felo | Ahmet Arslan <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/502582-iman-rose-louis-jeune?utm_source=ImanRoseLouisJeune&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;">Iman Rose Louis-Jeune &ndash; New York and Boston</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097398?utm_source=ImanRoseLouisJeune&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097398/u3azr9/20180319200949-image_transfers01.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/1097403?utm_source=ImanRoseLouisJeune&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097403/mf2ji7/20180319201000-image_transfers023.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097400?utm_source=ImanRoseLouisJeune&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097400/mf2ji7/20180319200951-image_transfers014.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097401?utm_source=ImanRoseLouisJeune&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097401/mf2ji7/20180319201000-image_transfers022.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/505697-el-felo?utm_source=ElFelo&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;">El Felo &ndash; Valencia</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1101963?utm_source=ElFelo&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1101963/u3azr9/20180424083253-Hedonic-Elegance2.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/1101959?utm_source=ElFelo&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1101959/mf2ji7/20180424083250-Formation-in-Information.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1101955?utm_source=ElFelo&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1101955/u3azr9/20180424083248-Deciphering-the-Composition-web.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1101954?utm_source=ElFelo&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1101954/mf2ji7/20180424083247-Beaten-Analysis.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/509028-ahmet-arslan?utm_source=AhmetArslan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Ahmet Arslan</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1112240?utm_source= AhmetArslan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1112240/u3azr9/20180811162103-img008.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/1112235?utm_source=AhmetArslan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1112235/mf2ji7/20180811162036-img004.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1112239?utm_source=AhmetArslan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1112239/mf2ji7/20180811162103-img007__1_.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1112236?utm_source=AhmetArslan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1112236/mf2ji7/20180811162036-img001.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> Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:45:22 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Amber Renaye 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/50051-under-the-radar-miika-nyyss%C3%B6nen-amber-renaye-stanton-hunter" 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&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/494654-amberrenaye" target="_blank">Amber Renaye</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>I work with a candid consideration of the materials&rsquo; inherent qualities and understand&nbsp;the resulting &ldquo;communication&rdquo; to be a shared matter of perception.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190114174120-Amber_Renaye_1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Strata II</em>, 2018, Ground rock and oil medium on canvas</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>I&rsquo;m not sure I agree that artists are special in the sense this question implies. I can only speak to my own responsibilities, which range from acutely&nbsp;pragmatic to absurdly philosophical.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>I have to use present tense because the greatest things I make are the simplest pleasures:</p> <p>Black coffee<br /> Sourdough bread<br /> Chocolate-chip cookies<br /> Margaritas<br /> And I love a crisp apple but can&rsquo;t take credit for those.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190114174036-Amber_Renaye_3.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Gravel VII</em>, 2018, Ground rock and oil medium on canvas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>I don&rsquo;t actively&nbsp;want&nbsp;to do things that I will never do. I just don&rsquo;t think this way. If I want to do or make something, I make a plan to do so. Otherwise, I can&rsquo;t claim to really want it.</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t? </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.patrickfrancismcguan.com/" target="_blank">Patrick McGuan</a><br /> <a href="https://cargocollective.com/kateruggeri" target="_blank">Kate Ruggeri</a><br /> <a href="http://sarahannweber.com/" target="_blank">Sarah Webber</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190114174230-Amber_Renaye_2.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Candelabra VI</em>, 2019, Found stone and brass with candles</span></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> Candelabra V</em>, 2019, Engraved stone, brass, and grout)</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:43:40 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Super Pop Boy | Leonard Zinovyev | Taco Eisma <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/517071-super-pop-boy?utm_source=SuperPopBoy&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;">Super Pop Boy &ndash; Berlin</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1125102?utm_source=SuperPopBoy&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1125102/u3azr9/20181217144902-SuperPopBoy_Jumping_Goofy01End.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/1125104?utm_source=SuperPopBoy&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1125104/mf2ji7/20181217145043-SuperPopBoy_Star-Wars010neu.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1125106?utm_source=SuperPopBoy&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1125106/mf2ji7/20181217150229-Superpopboy_Studio_Tiger001d.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1125105?utm_source=SuperPopBoy&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1125105/mf2ji7/20181217145124-Verschwende_Deine_Jugend_Superpopboy.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/516055-leonardozinovyev?utm_source=LeonardZinovyev&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;">Leonard Zinovyev</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122733?utm_source=LeonardZinovyev&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122733/u3azr9/20181123184408-Catastrophic_thinking.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/1122815?utm_source=LeonardZinovyev&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122815/u3azr9/20181125053113-On_the_way_back_home.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122732?utm_source=LeonardZinovyev&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122732/mf2ji7/20181123184117-Universal_history.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1123310?utm_source=LeonardZinovyev&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1123310/mf2ji7/20181201104130-God_is_a_neuron.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/516142-taco-eisma?utm_source=TacoEisma&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Taco Eisma &ndash; The Hague</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122934?utm_source= TacoEisma&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122934/u3azr9/20181126192335-0005.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/1122931?utm_source=TacoEisma&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122931/u3azr9/20181126192329-2g.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122938?utm_source=TacoEisma&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122938/mf2ji7/20181126192342-0014-2-4.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1122939?utm_source=TacoEisma&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1122939/u3azr9/20181126192344-00021.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, 13 Jan 2019 00:50:53 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Anne Sophie Lorange 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/lon/articles/show/49986-under-the-radar-darcy-lauren-briks-anna-sophie-lorange-una-daragona" 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/197179-anne-sophie-lorange?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank">Anne Sophie Lorange</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate?</strong></p> <p>I communicate the importance of human openness, which I find closely linked to the beauty of existence, through exploring the aesthetics of emptiness, silence and in-between spaces. A painting is not an absolute answer. Rather, it reaches out to viewers and invites them to take part. The traces are a silent world of one&rsquo;s own existence, and meaning lies beyond the visible, beyond observation. We have to reach into ourselves, into the unseen where both absence and presence reside. The process of creating leads me into an opening, where I can identify with the sense of being in-between. It is a questioning, more than an answering, revealing light on one&rsquo;s own existence, of the in-between nature of human identity as both present and fragile, but also timeless and sublime. Uncertainty&mdash;what&rsquo;s unseen&mdash;creates a sense of wonder and being in the moment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190107173100-untitled__intermittences_of_being___acrylic_on_linen__60_70__2018.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Untitled (intermittences of being)</em>, 2018, Acrylic on linen</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>My artwork is therefore a result of an existential meandering. I question regularity and chaos through compositional structures, patterns and forms combined with intuitive line drawings. I can feel the essence of fragility and vulnerability in the line itself, a visual sign of the transiency of life. A space implies time, but through these spaces, I am able to see and understand something further than the visible aspects of humanity. Time becomes irrelevant, and the emptiness of the space itself becomes a connection to the beauty of the moment and a connection to others&rsquo; identities.</p> <p>Painting a form, and placing it &ldquo;on the edge&rdquo; of the canvas, makes it exist as a structure. I use elements of color to soften the form or to some degree hide it, suggesting an empty space within the form itself, in between presence and absence. The vulnerability of emptiness transports us into a meditative state beyond language and time, into a borderless intangible existence of belonging to something, like an expansion beyond ourselves. Susan Sontag has said &ldquo;silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.&rdquo; The artwork becomes a visible language within the invisible, untranslatable, a pattern of an incomprehensible language encompassing the presence of the moment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190107173012-untitled__lost_without_you___acrylic___ink_on_wood_panel__60_80_.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Untitled (lost without you)</em>, Acrylic &amp; ink on wood panel</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>I believe the artist&rsquo;s primary responsibility is to connect. Everyone&rsquo;s uniqueness shines through inevitably and perpetually&mdash;like a baby learning to speak a language from within, where the alphabet doesn&rsquo;t start with the letter A. Every artist has something to tell, something that is entirely unique for them as an individual, and this uniqueness connects us to one another.</p> <p>Therefore one can also say an artist&rsquo;s responsibility is to connect with others, but this is almost unnecessary to say&mdash;it&rsquo;s a natural consequence of being an artist. I love that about art, like the feeling of confetti in the air&mdash;it&rsquo;s intense. Self identity is the ultimate connection to others, floating in ones&rsquo; own space, forming new realities, like an unstable, labyrinthine constellation. Exploding stars rearrange, and we can emotionally unite.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20190107172920-believing_it_s_true__acrylic_on_linen__50_40__2018.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Believing it&rsquo;s true</em>, 2018, Acrylic on linen</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>My kids which are by far the greatest work of art.</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will.</strong></p> <p>Painting the sea, the totality of it, beyond dimensions. The challenges are obviously too immense. I might actually drown in the process.</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t? </strong></p> <p>Cookie Mueller, Ewa Partum and AK Dolven</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>Everywhere and nowhere I</em>, 2015,&nbsp;Acrylic, pencil on wood panel. Photo of painting by: Ansgar Valb&oslash;)&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:36:16 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list