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Marco Scozzaro Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? With my work I make observations about the time, the society, and the world I live in. I want to raise questions about some aspects and dynamics. I’m interested in the paradoxes and dichotomies of modern living and the effects of mass media and consumer culture on identity. I am interested in what is an image today, in decoding the signs of the visual landscape and creating new associations to better understand the disorienting time... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/28
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Txema Novelo Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Inspired by the work of Brion Gysin, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, my work proposes a meta-religion based on two main things: rock & roll and mysticism. Functioning like a secret order that emphasizes the spiritual attributes of musical movements like the blues, rasta, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY), Texan sixties psychedelic rock, or German krautrock, I try to propose a new iconography based on the music and musicians... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/3
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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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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Tom Galle

by Christian Petersen
Belgian-born, New York-based Tom Galle is the epitome of the contemporary web artist. His work is saturated with the very essence of hyper-digital nowness. He has created an online persona that is at once supremely infatuated with and deeply questioning of the profound impact that the internet has had on all of our bodies and brains. Galle creates art that operates on two distinct levels: it is philosophical and political but also instant and accessible, effortlessly walking the line between... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/1/17
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On Art and Music’s Enduring Love Affair and the Practice of Solange

by Tempestt Hazel
I remember being the only person in the screening room at the Block Museum as I watched (2013), the first piece that greeted me at the entrance of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The animation looped almost two complete times before anyone else joined me in the room. During the first loop, I squinted at the image until I realized that the beautiful head from which these living-locks or tentacles were growing, the head attached to this swelling, insatiable creature’s body was... [more]
Posted by Tempestt Hazel on 9/27/17
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Greg Ito Offers a Pictorial Language for Our Dreams

by Alex Anderson
Using icons and imagery from childhood fairytales, anime, and classical western art, Greg Ito paints unique moments that form a larger narrative around psychology, love, and life. Each economical vignette evokes a sense of wonder, magic, loneliness, and an underlying darkness characteristic of the contemporary human condition. With diagrammatic precision, Ito gives form to the intangibility of affect as it relates to the lived and imagined worlds we experience when we inevitably fall into his... [more]
Posted by Alex Anderson on 7/7/17
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Pipilotti Rist Unleashes the Comforts and Terrors of the Technological Sublime

by Olivia B. Murphy
Entering the three-floor exhibition currently on view at the New Museum, everything immediately slows down. The lights are dim, colorful projections hitting almost every wall and surface, illuminating people and subsequently turning them into shadows. Some visitors sit, splayed out on a plush carpet to watch the wall-to-wall two-channel video projections, while others drift through flowing gauzy curtains, a soft warbling tune flooding the air. This digital playground is Pipilotti Rist’s the... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 11/18/16
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Relentlessly Dissecting Beauty, Marilyn Minter Gets at the Guts of Glamour

by Olivia B. Murphy
Ruins and Rituals and Marilyn Minter’s Pretty/Dirty.   A woman just beginning to show the signs of a life well-worn, with deeply impressed laugh lines and a made-up face sagging ever so slightly, stares almost seductively, or maybe placidly at you from her bed. A cigarette burns in her liver-spotted hand, the strap of her nightgown barely hangs on to one shoulder. The photograph is titled Coral Ridge Towers (Mom Smoking) (1969/1995), and as titled, along with the eight other photos in the... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 11/10/16
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Pointlessness Is the Point: Tony Tasset and His Arrow at Kavi Gupta

by Alison Reilly
—Harry Nilsson At Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth Street location, Tony Tasset has wallpapered the large warehouse space with 66 arrow paintings. The paintings, which feature pairs of arrows (one pointing up, the other pointing down), create a multicolored mosaic of seemingly endless permutations, each complicating the expanded illusion of flatness and depth. Accompanying the kaleidoscope of flat geometric shapes are two arrow sculptures—shiny, pristine objects, meant to be admired. One sculpture at... [more]
Posted by Alison Reilly on 3/28/16
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The Puerto Banús Strip Is Decadent and Depraved

by Philippa Snow
They call it “Marbs.” Some of them do, anyway—not the real deal money; not 'Tony' and 'Mel' Banderas-Griffiths, whose beach-front palace’s lease, quite tragically, outlived their marriage—but the ones who are there for an earthier breed of bacchanal: the drunks, the San Tropez tanners, the motor-mouthed swimsuit babes, the rutting Croyden bucks—and so on, and so forth. Breasts as buoyant as puppies; pectorals as tight as spinster's mouths: the strip on Puerto Banús is a gorgeously populated... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow on 7/29/15