tagged: figurative

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sylvia Sonique: An Analogue Artist at Home in the Digital World

by Christian Petersen
  The German collage artist Sylvia Sonique is not a typical web or digital artist. In fact, her work is almost defiantly analogue, obsessively created with real physical and emotional commitment from decidedly non-digital ephemera. But like many young artists, her artistic reach and status have expanded mainly though her interactions within digital space. Her work is represented wholly digitally and reflects an aesthetic whose natural home today is largely on the internet. Indeed,... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 2/28


by Ali Fitzgerald
  Grayscale nuances have no place in the propagandist’s world. Propaganda is a black tiled vision, a zero-sum game. Visually, this is portrayed with a split-image showing a dystopic landscape of foreign influence contrasted by a “purer” nationalist one. Below is my rendering of an image circulated by the National Front during the last election: On one side you see the rolling hills, flowers, and cobblestones associated with the France of Lonely Planet guidebooks. On the other,... [more]
Posted by Ali Fitzgerald on 2/22

Ghosts, Devils, and Advertising

by Ali Fitzgerald
  In his book, A Little Guide to the 15th Arrondissement for the Use of Phantoms, Roger Caillois examines the sleepy district in Paris where he grew up, the same district where I’m staying now. I bought the book imagining a witchy, postmodern guide to my new home, but actually, Caillois’ “phantom beings” are symbols. They are stand-ins for immigrants and asylum-seekers, étrangers who were driven from their homes in the 15th Arrondissement as the Seine’s waterfront was being... [more]
Posted by Ali Fitzgerald on 2/20

Portrait: Katie Stout Defies Genre with Her Touchable, Usable, Body Positive Artworks

by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant
Freunde von Freunden. In a vast warehouse in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, Katie Stout crafts couches out of various textiles and her signature Girl Lamps out of clay, celebrating womanhood with colors and textures in the form of functional pieces.                                                           Stout’s creative process is bold, experimental, and constantly evolving—during our studio visit she was feverishly finding a way to support a desk she was assembling out of... [more]
Posted by Freunde von Freunden x ArtSlant on 2/15