Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Neon Saltwater

by Christian Petersen
Neon Saltwater (a.k.a. Abby Dougherty) is a Seattle-based new media artist whose specializes in creating digital interiors that exist somewhere between the pastel, neon glow of the 1980s and a perfect, fantasy future. Dougherty designed real interiors before she began experimenting with her hyper-stylized digital spaces. In 2015 she coined a word to describe them: . The R o o m w a v e concept has garnered a passionate online following through various social media sites with members... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 5/24

Christa Pratt Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Christa Pratt.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? I’m interested in staying spiritually, politically, and emotionally in-tune with myself and my existence through sculpting blackness in intimate and sensual ways, centering blackness and femininity. Decentering whiteness and patriarchy has been an important part of my self-love journey and my journey as an artist. At its core, with my work I want to communicate that we as living things have continuous access to the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/22

Playing Goatherd in Queens, Nari Ward Tends a Subversive Flock

by Osman Can Yerebakan
When I visited Nari Ward’s Socrates Sculpture Park exhibition on a spring day, children were roaming the park, enjoying the mellow weather. Presumably on a day trip from a local school in Queens, these kids of diverse backgrounds and and colors, were climbing on Scapegoat, a mammoth-scale goat figure reclining in the middle of the park. They were giggling at Bipartition Bell, a pair of giant copper goat testicles hanging from a steel and wood structure, facetiously evoking the Liberty Bell in... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 5/16

Announcing the 2017 Georgia Fee Resident: Shoshana Kessler

by The Artslant Team
We are very pleased to announce the selection of Shoshana Kessler as our 2017 Resident. Thank you to all applicants and a very special thank you to all shortlisted applicants who were interviewed. Shoshana Kessler is a printer and writer, based in Oxford, U.K. She has previously studied at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Oxford. In 2015, she, alongside colleague Beth Sparks, established Hurst Street Press, an independent printing press and... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/15

Naira Mushtaq Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My work is a study of relationship between a found object and the emotion it evokes, leading to narratives in a different space. My specific interest lies in the deconstruction and re-framing of vernacular photographs. In working with these, I have found how essentially similar family structures are across cultures. Family albums have disappeared with the advent of digital photography; these fragile prints inadvertently document... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/15

Under the Radar: Graham Macaulay | Al Anood Al Obaidly | Nari Kim

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Graham Macaulay – London, Ontario Al Anood Al Obaidly – Abu Dhabi Nari Kim –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/5

Round 4 ArtSlant Prize Jurors Announced

by The Artslant Team
Round 4 closes soon! Apply today 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. The ArtSlant Prize is an annual competition hosted by Up for grabs are exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our Amazon Art Sales Platform, and great exposure—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners. See below for all the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/11

Ellsworth Kelly’s Final Paintings Show an Artist Consciously Shaping His “Late Style”

by Zachary Small
Before Ellsworth Kelly died of natural causes at the age of 92, he was busy planning a late-career comeback. Not that he went anywhere—as a forefather of minimalist abstraction, his paintings are an omnipresent staple of museum collections around the world. This comeback was more of a reclamation, a chance for Kelly to redefine himself in his own terms, instead of the frequent mislabeling of his work as starkly minimalist. The first component of Kelly’s comeback was an exhibition of his... [more]
Posted by Zachary Small on 5/9

Under the Radar: Caroline Augusta | Nancy Marcum | Almudena Blanco

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Caroline Augusta – Sonora, CA Nancy Marcum – Oneida, TN & Atlanta, GA Almudena Blanco –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/6

Amanda Joy Calobrisi Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? The first language that I learned to read was body language. Being a cautious but curious child, cursed by shyness, it was (and still is) my primary language. Observing the adults was preferable to playing with the kids. I gathered expressions, gestures, and stances into a sort of dictionary of my mind and tried to figure out how they connected to verbal language. The body more often than not seemed to defy the words, undo them and... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/7