tagged: abstract

Yvette Kaiser Smith Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I make wall-based geometric abstractions by inventing systems for visualizing values of numbers, specifically of sequences from the infinite numbers pi and e, by utilizing grids and repetition of simple geometric shapes. Numbers are the direct source of abstraction. The majority of my past works are wall-based, geometric, crocheted fiberglass constructions. In 1996, when these things began, they were based on identity... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/22

For the Culture: Towards Curating Black Art by Aesthetic, Not Struggle

by Jessica Lanay
Unlike recent major shows that are chronological surveys of Black art in the context of political upheaval and communal struggle, the exhibition centers the aesthetics, techniques, and innovation of its artists. Now at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh, the exhibition magnifies the interstices of the Black experience that push against the historical watersheds that have come to over-define Black life. The onus of Transformative Space is not to couch Black art as a mere reaction to... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 2/23

Jesse Farber Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? There is a way in which I think we are very alienated from ourselves, in trying to understand ourselves as material beings existing in the world. We learn more and more about the nature of matter and our physical systems, but it’s still so difficult to feel in any visceral sense that this is actually happening inside us and around us—that it’s in fact who we are, on a fundamental level. Instead, a muddle of textbook diagrams,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/19

Jan Christopher-Berkson Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Jan Christopher-Berkson.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? My practice is anchored in the image-making process and invested in generating relationships with and between images. Using basic materials like canvas, wood, and paint, my work often takes on a distinct spatiality as a point of departure to bring into focus sharp-edge geometric shapes, and occasional representational images, interplayed with color. My works of the past year or so contain the sense that... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/8


by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Jane Szabo – Los Angeles Tatiana Gulenkina – Washington D.C. Masha Trotzky – Brussels   ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs—come join the best online arts community today! [more]
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Beloved Sculptor Thaddeus Mosley on 91 Years of Carving His Own Path

by Jessica Lanay
Walking into Thaddeus Mosley’s studio is like entering a bestiary that has exploded from its pages. From three feet tall to scraping the ceiling of the workshop, the wooden bodies of Mosley’s sculptures radiate warmth and power as they cut through the air. Inspired by birds and the art of Brancusi, Mosley’s daring compositions arc into splendid, gravity-defying geometries. With works weighing as much as four hundred pounds, one wonders how this 91-year-old artist is still intimately engaging... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 11/22/17

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: The Wrong Edition

by Christian Petersen
The Wrong is a decentralized biennial exhibition, the largest of its kind, dedicated to contemporary digital art and culture. Now in its third edition, simply titled , The Wrong features a tremendous number of curated exhibitions, projects, and events—both online (in “pavilions”) and off (in “embassies”). Because of the sheer magnitude of content, tackling the biennial can be an overwhelming prospect, even for the initiated. For this week’s Wednesday Web Art column, we’re easing you into the... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/15/17

“Good Art Always Gives”: Alvaro Barrington’s Generous First Solo at PS1

by Cristine Brache
Brooklyn-based artist Alvaro Barrington views Marcus Garvey as “an abstract a saint or a north star of some sort.” It’s one of the things that drew him to London, where he attended the Slade School of Fine Art for graduate school in 2015—and where I befriended him. He describes his time there as a “pilgrimage,” often citing Garvey’s life in London in relation to the body of work he made there: [Garvey] died poor in London. It wasn’t until decades later that Jamaica—where he was... [more]
Posted by Cristine Brache on 11/7/17

Under the Radar: Jill Pauline Smith | Will Peck | Janna Dyk

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Jill Pauline Smith – Toronto Will Peck – Norwich Janna Dyk – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/5/17

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 10/16/17