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Katya Grokhovsky Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? As a child, I had difficulty in expressing myself verbally, so I used drawing and movement as a way to display my vision to the world. I am still doing that today, utilizing my art to communicate the often invisible, absurd, grotesque, and difficult aspects of human experience as it pertains specifically to a female immigrant person, which is what I inhabit. I am interested in politics of protest to the prescribed notions of... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/11
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Christopher Tavares Silva Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I use the languages of visual art and sound because I’m attracted to their poetic and transformative potentials, and though I enjoy weaving in literal references and representations of things, I’m equally if not more interested in the ways that the pure physical energies of sound, color, and form communicate. It’s precisely because audio/visual languages operate more viscerally and strangely than words, that I continue to experiment... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/4
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Rachel Frank Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My work uses sculpture, video, and performance to explore the tensions between the natural world and the manmade. Mixing environmental theory, political activism, and research into natural history, my work makes connections between personal histories and contemporary issues concerning the natural world, extinction, and loss that we collectively face today. What is an artist’s responsibility? I personally think an artist has a... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/27
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Kelvin Haizel Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My current practice investigates the contemporary condition of the image. The body of work produced over the past two years allows the object-of-an-image to poke through the surface of the picture to assert its equality. And by so doing it rebels against its utilitarian service in the picture/object composite of the image sanctioned by the current norm.  What is an artist’s responsibility? To affectively use reason in the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/30
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Keith O. Anderson Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? My attempt is to rewrite these familiar objects with new meaning and currency. What is an artist’s responsibility? To delve inward, outward, on a perilous journey, resurfacing to illuminate all that one has discovered, to solely bring attention to a higher purpose.   I brought a Pyramid from Egypt to our first meeting, 2017, Acrylic paint, cotton cloth napkins, china marker and mdf board.    Show us the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/23
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Aimee Gilmore Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Even now while reflecting back, it is almost impossible to comprehend growing a human life inside me. Carrying her. Nurturing her. Protecting her. My body acclimated; my skin stretched, my womb expanded, my bones strengthened, my mind prepared. What you can only know after is that you will never actually be prepared. Other mothers don’t tell you the truth about labor. How can they? It is practically indescribable. It is a visceral... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/16
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Derek Weisberg Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Derek Weisberg.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? We are all here with a limited time and capacity and we all exist with the knowledge that one day that bell will ring and our last breath will expire. How do we operate and move though life knowing this? With this awareness, how do we strive toward achievements and growth on all levels of our being? How do we move though “the mud,” as Beckett says, or “the funk of life,” as Dr. Cornell West calls it? And, how do we... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/2
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Santina Amato Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am wanting to capture the delight in things I felt as a child: the absolute thrill of watching things transform, move, grow, change. I grew up in an Italian immigrant household in Australia and participated in the process of cooking for the family with my mother. Watching her make dough was one of my absolute favorite things to experience as a child. The way her body moved, kneading the soft, white material, folding it over and... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/22
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Dain Mergenthaler Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I think that my cartoony, frilly, animated work is a ploy to coax viewers into looking at the world around them with fresh, queer eyes: to look under rocks and into subway grates and at lamp posts and between train cars and find a new, alien world that is dangerous and sexy and scary at the same exact time that it is benign and gray. I’ve become quite obsessed with this manipulation in hopes that I can warp our immutable... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/17
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Christopher Squier Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I create darkly humorous cultural artifacts, reflecting on contemporary infrastructures and how dislocation and wreckage are embedded within modern political geographies. What is an artist’s responsibility? Artists have the opportunity to work outside of the velocity and hyperactivity of other industries, and therefore to focus on unusual—and sometimes even trivial—topics, to find ways to connect them to larger conversations.... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 9/11