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Yesica Guerra Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Yesica Guerra.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? As a designer, artist, and social practitioner, I have worked in various capacities with diverse populations, cultures, and communities. I have experienced firsthand how art and design can be a catalyst to positively change communities, influence societal needs, and provoke advancement. To a great extent my work has been motivated by my personal experience of growing up in Northern Mexico, four hours south of the... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/30
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Under the Radar: Victor Hazra | James Connors | Ryan M Pfeiffer + Rebecca Walz

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Victor Hazra – New Delhi James Connors Ryan M Pfeiffer + Rebecca Walz –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 7/20
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Ljubica Denkovic Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? For me, it’s important to follow trends, but I am also abhorred by their distortion. We live in the time of sterile aesthetics, uniform beauty, plastic surgeries, computers, high tech, and countless other options to modify our bodies. Through photographs, I overstate all those available possibilities for corporal transformation. We long for change from the outside, unaware how much our emotional states disturb our physical bodies.... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/27
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Anna Fafaliou Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Anna Fafaliou.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? The nature of my work has always been around the relationship between object, memory, and identity. The communicate that with my sculptures by modifying and distorting everyday objects and materials to an extent that the viewers can actually feel some type of compassion when staring at them. I believe that people tend to relate to art when they are able to make a personal reference, which helps them understand... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 6/18
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Under the Radar: Ricardo V Ruiz | Mathew Tucker | Samantha Charette

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Ricardo V Ruiz – Richmond, VA Mathew Tucker – New York Samantha Charette – London,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team
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Fecal Matter: The Design Provocateurs Subverting Fashion’s Throwaway Culture

by Christian Petersen
  Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran are international, multi-disciplinary art provocateurs who create under the brand name Fecal Matter. They formed Fecal Matter in 2016 to express their uncensored views through fashion, film, music, photography, and performance. Through their collected work, Fecal Matter have created a world of dark, confrontational fantasy that encourages critical and free thinking about our own beliefs and perceived realities. The deliberate subversion... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 3/14
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To Be Bad Is Not to Be Good: Katya Grokhovsky’s Performance Art

by Alicia Eler
Other ArtSlant Prize IX catalogue essays: David Rios Ferreira & Sabato Visconti   Somewhere along the way, we lost it. Maybe it was the election, which ended in a sociopath Twitter addict becoming our president, or perhaps it was the exhaustion that followed. Or maybe it’s just dealing with the business of living. Sometimes it is hard to tell. Artist Katya Grokhovsky has been through it, and she’s come out the other side, but not in the way that you’d expect. Her discovery? A... [more]
Posted by Alicia Eler on 3/5
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Creatures Like Us: The Drawings of David Rios Ferreira

by Jessica Lanay
Other ArtSlant Prize IX catalogue essays: Sabato Visconti & Katya Grokhovsky   The journeying lines that dominate David Rios Ferreira’s two-dimensional assemblage works, like an EKG reading or the longitudinal and latitudinal lines in a map, are enchanted with the force of their potential. Each vector loops, and builds, like a vine; they fall into one another’s paths, creating rich dimensions in each drawing. Forged together with cartoony shapes in vibrant colors, they create top... [more]
Posted by Jessica Lanay on 3/6
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daàPo reo Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
We’re exhibiting two of daàPo’s riotous flag artworks this week in the ArtSlant Prize Exhibition, where the artist recieved an Honorable Mention. Come visit us in Times Square at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, March 6–12, booth 2231. Purchase tickets for the show here.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? For me, it’s about rendering the texture of an experience as closely as possible, much more so than the aesthetic aspect of the work itself. I mean, obviously, I’m... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 3/5
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A Stranger Comes to Town, and Takes the Art of Endurance to a New Level

by Andrea Alessi
SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2018, more than 100 curators will feature artists and exhibitions that consider the theme: Stranger Comes to Town. It’s been said that all great literature boils down to one of two stories: a hero goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. “Who and what is this Stranger?” ask SPRING/BREAK curators and founders, Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori. “Is their travel into the unknown always an act of heroism to some, of colonialism or contamination and infiltration to... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 3/2