ArtSlant https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/show en-us 40 Hagar Shaked Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49654-under-the-radar-alessandra-dinnella-hagar-shaked-hugh-hamshaw-thomas" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/473560-hagar-shaked" target="_blank">Hagar Shaked</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>The idea of constant search without being able to find it&mdash;that thing you are looking for but cannot name. I want to talk about things that we hide as the discovery of sexuality and intimacy. Our attachment to objects can often express what we are unable or not allowed to say.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180813160753-20170802080342-Vase-.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Yellow Vase</em>, 2016, From the series <em>REDO, RETAKE</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong><br /> To express himself completely. To reveal the strangest thoughts in his head to allow another form of discourse to exist&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>A morning doodle I made for a former partner:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180813160817-Screenshot_2018-07-26-16-10-34-601_com.instagram.android.png" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">The text in Hebrew: &ldquo;Pen on a napkin. Andy Warhol. Self portrait with a flower&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>If there is such work, I haven&rsquo;t figured out what it is yet.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180813160850-20180317093857-1__45_.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Installation view of work from the series <em>REDO RETAKE</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Yael Ben David, <a href="https://www.yaelbd.com/" target="_blank">www.yaelbd.com</a></p> <p>danielle rosenkrantz, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/danielle.son/" target="_blank"><u>www.instagram.com/danielle.son</u></a></p> <p>Idan Simon, <a href="http://idansimon.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">idansimon.tumblr.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: Hagar Shaked, 2018, Analogue photograph)</span></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:10:47 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Hamid Razka | Anne Blenker | Annette Mewes-Thoms <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/508063-hamid-razka?utm_source=HamidRazka&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Hamid Razka &ndash; Los Angeles</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1106730?utm_source=HamidRazka&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1106730/u3azr9/20180613221758-IMG_0955.jpg" style="display: block; 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font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Anne Blenker &ndash; New Orleans</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058341?utm_source= AnneBlenker&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058341/u3azr9/20170803182450-Flocked_AP.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058324?utm_source=AnneBlenker&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058324/u3azr9/20170803173732-Tossed_AnneBlenker.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058323?utm_source=AnneBlenker&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058323/u3azr9/20170803173730-Peaks_and_Valleys_AnneBlenker.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058325?utm_source=AnneBlenker&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058325/u3azr9/20170803173739-Wake_AnneBlenker.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/447140-annette-mewes-thoms?utm_source=AnnetteMewesThoms&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; 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font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:50:28 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Suresh Babu Maddilety Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49563-under-the-radar-suresh-babu-maddilety-fukuko-harris-danny-augustine" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/501971-suresh-babu-maddilety?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank"><em>Suresh Babu Maddilety</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>I am a sensitive overthinker. I like science, and my art is based on scientific research and its approach. My nature is to deal with whole consciousness and matter, since we are the outcome of the Big Bang. The Big Bang may have repeated numerous times; consciousness&mdash;thoughts, ideation, intangible progress, evolution&mdash;and matter also repeated numerous times. Consciousness represents numerous different characters and different cultures; matter also takes different characters and forms. The information of these things still exists, and I process them in my work. I present it, releasing innate meaning related to science in art.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180806185654-20180726080528-Flowers_00100.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">&nbsp;<em>creaters</em>, 2018</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>An artist&rsquo;s responsibility is to freely express his inner thoughts with freedom from materialistic, cultural, social, religious and other such boundaries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180806185718-20180227081038-Flowers_00008.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">&nbsp;<em>to be assembled</em>, 2017</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>My multidisciplinary work <em>social liquid 1</em> has had a great impact on other works like my paintings.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/110765654" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><a href="https://vimeo.com/110765654" target="_blank">SOCIAL LIQUID-1</a> </em>from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user15766068" target="_blank">maddilety suresh babu</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>I would love to create a work of art that showcases a solar system similar to our solar system. I desire to bisect the sun into two halves and see the behavior of the planets.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180806185800-20180726080529-Flowers_00103.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>sun is landing</em>, 2018</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t? </strong></p> <p>Zakkir Hussain, <a href="http://athmaonline.in/improbable_suburban_paiting_expo/" target="_blank">Pradeepkumar K Parambath</a>, and <a href="http://www.anantart.com/Niyeti-Chadha" target="_blank">Niyeti Chadha</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>walls</em>, 2017)</span></p> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 12:05:01 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Mitsuko Brooks | Hunter Hogan | Myra Flores Alvarez <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/270998-mitsuko-brooks?utm_source=MitsukoBrooks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Mitsuko Brooks &ndash; Los Angeles &amp; New York</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1068621?utm_source=MitsukoBrooks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1068621/u3azr9/20171016132020-05_BROOKS.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; width: 100%;" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1068624?utm_source=MitsukoBrooks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1068624/mf2ji7/20171016132037-08_BROOKS.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1068619?utm_source=MitsukoBrooks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1068619/mf2ji7/20171016132001-01_BROOKS.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1068620?utm_source=MitsukoBrooks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1068620/u3azr9/20171016132010-02_BROOKS.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/490884-hunter-hogan?utm_source=HunterHogan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Hunter Hogan &ndash; Colorado &amp; Nicaragua</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1062626?utm_source= HunterHogan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1062626/u3azr9/20170907163931-_1_22_x30__acrylic_mm_on_paper.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1062630?utm_source=HunterHogan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1062630/mf2ji7/20170907164300-Soft_Summer_Rain_40_x46__oil.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1062629?utm_source=HunterHogan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1062629/mf2ji7/20170907164024-carnival_48_x36__oil.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1062627?utm_source=HunterHogan&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1062627/mf2ji7/20170907163940-_2_acry_ic_mm_on_paper.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/477369-myra-flores-alvarez?utm_source=MyraFloresAlvarez &amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Myra Flores Alvarez &ndash; Long Beach, CA</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1034362?utm_source=MyraFloresAlvarez&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1034362/u3azr9/20170304001206-Artslant_3.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1037619?utm_source=MyraFloresAlvarez&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1037619/mf2ji7/20170316044921-DSCN2889__1_.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1034367?utm_source=MyraFloresAlvarez&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1034367/mf2ji7/20170304001213-Artslant_8.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1034360?utm_source=MyraFloresAlvarez&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1034360/mf2ji7/20170304001205-Artslant_1.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 11:05:19 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Yesica Guerra Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49629-under-the-radar-yesica-guerra-geza-ricz-torben-stig-larsen" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from</em><em> <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/99721-yesica-guerra?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank">Yesica Guerra</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>To a great extent my work has been motivated by my personal experience of growing up in Northern Mexico, four hours south of the American border. It is a borderland filled with ironies: individually demarcated yet synthesized, secured yet transgressed, fetishized yet denigrated. Because of these paradoxes the region suffers from problems like economic disparity, political tension, social and cultural alienation, as well as ecological threats. These everyday conditions influenced me as I was growing up and have given me a certain standpoint and awareness that have translated into my work.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>As a consequence of this &ldquo;condition&rdquo; of being bi-national&mdash;Mexican and American&mdash;I have lived, experienced, and observed daily contradictions manifested through opposing relations between values, needs, and interests. But my identity has also helped me develop a mentality for interdisciplinary practice. Art and design are devices to express myself and intervene in the city. I work through the lens of interconnected systems that feed and respond to these complexities and contradictions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180729084657-identity-individuality.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Identity/Individuality</em>, Wax, resin, metal, coffee, nails, tree bark, transparency map, string, 12 x 24 x .5 inches</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>Throughout my professional practice I have learned how the city is a laboratory where the government, public and private institutions, geography, investment, and society are often dislocated &ldquo;in conflict.&rdquo; Yet art, design, and urban planning as contemporary practices can directly remedy this conflict while taking into consideration, cultivating, and supporting the participation of civil society.</p> <p>My goal as a responsible citizen and social practitioner is to keep creating art and design projects that are socially relevant&mdash;projects based on community engagement with a multidisciplinary approach and cross-sector collaborations. I aim to use sustainable systems and contemporary models for creative practice.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180729084730-20180728160912-In_transit.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>In Transit</em>, Acrylic paint, gesso,&nbsp;24 x 24 inches&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>This is a really complicated question. During my professional life I have supported many artists and organizations in different capacities, sometimes assisting them to deploy art projects. I guide them through administrative and legal processes as well as coordinate several phases of implementation. It is truly important for me to point out that those experiences have given me great knowledge about the many layers of creating responsive art and design projects. However I have struggled to find the time to fully dedicate myself to my own work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180729084840-Y._Guerra_ArtSlant_image.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If I have to share something that I am truly proud of, it is the work I have done via community engagement. This multi-image shows some of those interventions, whether it was designing and building a stage for a non-profit to fulfill part of their programmatic needs; building an inhabitable inflatable to raise awareness about environmental issues; assisting in a positive campaign employing on- and off-line tools; or creating a community garden for a disadvantaged community. In all these instances the &ldquo;product&rdquo; has been a collective experience where art and design were tools for dialogue, equity, and inclusivity while addressing social, cultural, political, and other urban issues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180729163722-20110901063604-painting_009.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Landscape</em>, </span><span style="font-size:12px;">Acrylic, photograph, nails, graphite, pencil, 16 x 24 inches</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will.</strong></p> <p>While pursuing my Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree, I developed an interest in Urban Design studies while enrolled in classes like Urban Theory, Contemporary Issues, Urban Anthropology, and Urban Sociology.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have integrated into my practice concerns about poverty, cultural differentiation, segregation, education, human rights, democracy&mdash;or the lack of it&mdash;and social transformations. But these subjects come largely from personal experience. I would like to have a stronger social science background, and be able not only to represent these concerns visually and physically, but also in writing. I guess to do so I might need to go back to school to have a better understanding. The goal would be to have a more concrete foundation and get more sophisticated so I could convey this subject matter in a more holistic way.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180729163833-20180728145342-Wordly.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>39 Wordly</em>, Acrylic paint, oil paint, metal numbers, 18 x 24 inches&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Mathew Mazotta, a great friend of mine: <a href="https://www.matthewmazzotta.com/" target="_blank">www.matthewmazzotta.com</a><br /> Fiamma Montezomolo, an early mentor: <a href="http://www.fiammamontezemolo.com/#neon-afterwords" target="_blank">www.fiammamontezemolo.com</a><br /> Marcos Ramirez Erre, a source of inspiration and a relentless/resilient human being: <a href="http://marcosramirezerre.com/" target="_blank">marcosramirezerre.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Majority World</em>, Acrylic, coffee, wire, tape measure, screws, bolt, typed letters, nails, and found object,&nbsp;20.5 x 16 x .5 inches)</span></p> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 09:52:04 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Pamela Arce | Jody Christopherson | Sarah Waisvisz <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/502358-pamela-arce?utm_source=PamelaArce&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Pamela Arce &ndash; Lima</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095410?utm_source=PamelaArce&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095410/u3azr9/20180315221720-_16_Trust_the_flesh.png" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095421?utm_source=PamelaArce&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095421/mf2ji7/20180315222521-Captura_de_pantalla_2018-03-15_a_las_17.23.35.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095403?utm_source=PamelaArce&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095403/mf2ji7/20180315221333-_12_Rehearsal.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095430?utm_source=PamelaArce&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095430/mf2ji7/20180315224118-Captura_de_pantalla_2018-03-15_a_las_17.38.45.png" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/503544-jody-christopherson?utm_source=JodyChristopherson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Jody Christopherson &ndash; New York</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097579?utm_source= JodyChristopherson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097579/u3azr9/20180319225133-AMP_featuring_Jody_Christopherson_photo_by_Hunter_Canning-25.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097636?utm_source=JodyChristopherson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097636/mf2ji7/20180319231935-AMP_featuring_Jody_Christopherson_photo_by_Hunter_Canning-7.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097576?utm_source=JodyChristopherson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097576/mf2ji7/20180319224953-AMP_featuring_Jody_Christopherson_photo_by_Hunter_Canning-37.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097631?utm_source=JodyChristopherson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097631/mf2ji7/20180319231920-AMP_featuring_Jody_Christopherson_photo_by_Hunter_Canning-1.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/503138-sarah-waisvisz?utm_source=SarahWaisvisz &amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Sarah Waisvisz &ndash; Ottawa</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095775?utm_source=SarahWaisvisz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095775/u3azr9/20180316185052-MonstrousPromoPhotoMadrasChrisSnow.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095776?utm_source=SarahWaisvisz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095776/mf2ji7/20180316185053-MonstrousPromoPhotoWaterWaterChrisSnow.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095774?utm_source=SarahWaisvisz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095774/mf2ji7/20180316185050-MonstrousPromoPhotoPraiseGingerChrisSnow.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1095773?utm_source=SarahWaisvisz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1095773/mf2ji7/20180316185048-MonstrousPromoPhotoDoorOfNoReturnChrisSnow.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:57:04 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Jorge Mansilla Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/46213-b-stylecolor-333333under-the-radar-robert-nelson-jorge-mansilla-mijal-zachsb" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/429859-jorge-mansilla" target="_blank">Jorge Mansilla</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>Mutations and magic, surrealism and playfulness, matters of the psyche and things that we deny or don&#39;t talk about like death.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180722110638-20150815055412-Emperador.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Emperor</em>, 2015, Recycled plastic</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>To register their times, to amaze, to promote lateral thinking and resourcefulness, ultimately to utilize art as a hammer and chisel to mold and shape society.</p> <p>Art forms are just survival tools that unlock new ideas and/or solutions.</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>This video is called <em>The Genderator</em>. It&rsquo;s a collaboration with DOP Sissy Reyes under the name Purple Moustacho.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/138371350" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/138371350" target="_blank"><em>THE GENDERATOR</em>, A film by Purple Moustacho</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/sissyreyes" target="_blank">Sissy Reyes</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>Not sure if I never will, but it&#39;s a short film about two mutants/aliens, that can only travel through portals that open on specific coordinates, at specific times, through dance routines.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180722110605-20150815055426-Shopper.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Shopper</em>, 2015, Recycled plastic</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t? </strong></p> <p>I am so lucky to have these artists as my friends. I admire their work so I thought I&rsquo;d share it with you all.</p> <p>Performance artist Justin Shoulder,&nbsp;<a href="http://justinshoulder.com/" target="_blank">justinshoulder.com</a><br /> Painter Amber Boardman,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amberboardman.com/" target="_blank">www.amberboardman.com</a><br /> The band Quiero Club,&nbsp;<a href="https://soundcloud.com/quieroclub" target="_blank">soundcloud.com/quieroclub</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Idol</em>, 2015, Recycled plastic)</span></p> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 04:08:55 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Victor Hazra | James Connors | Ryan M Pfeiffer + Rebecca Walz <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/502657-victor-hazra?utm_source=VictorHazra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Victor Hazra &ndash; New Delhi</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1093718?utm_source=VictorHazra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1093718/u3azr9/20180310172419-Anatomy_of_smoke__4_.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1093719?utm_source=VictorHazra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1093719/u3azr9/20180310172431-Anatomy_of_smoke__5_.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1093727?utm_source=VictorHazra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1093727/u3azr9/20180310172628-yamuna__1_.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1093716?utm_source=VictorHazra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1093716/u3azr9/20180310171554-Anatomy_of_smoke__2_.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/323319-james-connors?tab=PROFILE?utm_source=JamesConnors&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">James Connors</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1055891?utm_source= JamesConnors&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1055891/u3azr9/20170720192218-IMG_0033.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1010188?utm_source=JamesConnors&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1010188/u3azr9/20161005181853-IMG_7708.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1034186?utm_source=JamesConnors&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1034186/u3azr9/20170303174240-2.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/920593?utm_source=JamesConnors&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/920593/u3azr9/20150617195932-image.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/479186-pfeifferwalz?tab=PROFILE?utm_source=PfeifferWalz &amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Ryan M Pfeiffer + Rebecca Walz &ndash; Chicago</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1036709?utm_source=PfeifferWalz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1036709/u3azr9/20170314234206-tumblr_nr4z4vA6VZ1tw84nco1_r1_1280.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1036711?utm_source=PfeifferWalz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1036711/u3azr9/20170315010458-014.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1036719?utm_source=PfeifferWalz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1036719/mf2ji7/20170314235852-tumblr_nsocc0q8cD1tw84nco1_1280.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1036720?utm_source=PfeifferWalz&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1036720/mf2ji7/20170314235857-tumblr_nsoci9YuQC1tw84nco1_1280.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:21:30 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Anastasia Alekseevna Mikhaylova Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49259-under-the-radar-augusto-de-luca-natali-bravo-barbee-anastasia-alekseevna-mikhaylova" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from </em><em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/490953-anastasia-alekseevna-mikhaylova" target="_blank">Anastasia Alekseevna Mikhaylova</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>My work&rsquo;s subject is rooted in my own sense of mortality, which impacts my art. I study processes of physical, technical, and spiritual transformation&nbsp;and combine&nbsp;analog and digital projection techniques with performance, installation, video, painting, printmaking, and photography. I want to&nbsp;show&nbsp;the beauty and&nbsp;fragility&nbsp;of life&nbsp;and&nbsp;at the same time&nbsp;give&nbsp;positive&nbsp;space to contents which might not be comfortable to talk&nbsp;or think&nbsp;about&mdash;for example death, fear, violence, pain, illness, decay,&nbsp;eternity, the unknown.&nbsp;Some&nbsp;of my works are based on X-Ray images or ultrasonic recordings; others integrate a&nbsp;microscopic view&nbsp;on organic matters&mdash;transformed into&nbsp;rather abstract&nbsp;or symbolic images.&nbsp;For example,&nbsp;snakeskin texture&nbsp;became a recurrent element and symbol of metamorphosis.&nbsp;I get deeply inspired by studying nature and express this fascination&nbsp;within my artworks, which often have a zoomorphic focus.&nbsp;My work is&nbsp;life-affirming&nbsp;and&nbsp;it aims&nbsp;to remind us about&nbsp;humankind&nbsp;having an intangible connection to nature and universe.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161559-20180715002426-Membrane_4.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Membrane #1</em>, 2018, Photopolymer intaglio</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>Responsibilities let us grow as individuals and as artists and we have the great chance to manifest them in our artwork directly.&nbsp;Responsibilities towards&nbsp;myself and&nbsp;society I see as being empathetic&nbsp;and critical&mdash;by&nbsp;researching what is disturbing,&nbsp;questioning what is too comfortable,&nbsp;not giving up&nbsp;visions, even if they don&rsquo;t have commercial success.&nbsp;In the times&nbsp;of the Anthropocene,&nbsp;sustainable and eco-conscious&nbsp;behaviors&nbsp;matter. I use non- or at least less-toxic&nbsp;production&nbsp;methods for my artworks, which are also more healthy. For example, alternative analog photography with natural developers and toners or non-toxic printmaking give great results. I recommend trying&nbsp;those techniques&nbsp;to every artist working with this medium. These <a href="http://www.nontoxicprint.com/" target="_blank">two</a> <a href="http://www.grafiskeksperimentarium.dk/?lang=en" target="_blank">websites</a> are a good start for those who&nbsp;are&nbsp;interested.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161629-20171101021330-Membranes_beginning_IMG_0044.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Membrane 1</em>, 2017, Analogue photography, photogram, collage, framed</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>Multidisciplinary exchange&nbsp;and collaboration&nbsp;with international artists is a great thing to do and very rewarding.&nbsp;I am about to build a new body of work&mdash;collages and paintings on glass,&nbsp;which I plan to use as projection scenery for&nbsp;performances and stage pieces.&nbsp;I want&nbsp;to share an interactive&nbsp;visual world&nbsp;with artists and audiences.&nbsp;This image&nbsp;gives a glimpse of&nbsp;a&nbsp;new&nbsp;collaboration project within the fields of sound and performance.&nbsp;The first part is&nbsp;called <em>Splatter</em>&nbsp;and will be presented in Berlin at <a href="http://www.plataformaberlin.de/plataforma.html" target="_blank">Plataforma Festival</a> this August.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161705-Splatter.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Courtesy&nbsp;Collective BROKEN LOOP:&nbsp;Jarkko R&auml;s&auml;nen, Lola Lustosa, Anastasia Alekseevna Mikhaylova</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Previous performative projects can be seen on my </span><a href="https://vimeo.com/anastasiadigital" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Vimeo page</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>I would like to write a science fiction novel, but writing is not my strength. Though there might still be a chance in a collaboration.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180716161741-20180714224126-SweetPain_1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Sweet Pain #1</em>, 2017&ndash;2018, Analogue photography, mounted on aluminium</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p><a href="https://jarkko.persona.co/" target="_blank">Jarkko R&auml;s&auml;nen</a>&nbsp;is a <a href="https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarkko_R%C3%A4s%C3%A4nen" target="_blank">multidisciplinary artist</a>&nbsp;from Finland&nbsp;and member of&nbsp;BROKEN LOOP collective.</p> <p><a href="http://www.marnix-everaert.be/home.html" target="_blank">Marnix Everaert</a>&nbsp;is an artist and printmaker&nbsp;from Belgium. We share an interest in the peculiarities&nbsp;of nature and&nbsp;he taught me all I know about non-toxic printmaking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mocp.org/detail.php?type=related&amp;kv=7876&amp;t=people" target="_blank">Joel-Peter Witkin</a> is an <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel-Peter_Witkin" target="_blank">American photographer</a> I don&rsquo;t know personally but his work is a great inspiration.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Cosmos</em>, 2018, Photopolymer intaglio)</span></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:19:34 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Delacroix at the Louvre <p>Today we feature another Paris writer and fan of Lifelong Learning Abroad.&nbsp; Her name is Frances Guerin and here she&nbsp;shares her thoughts with us about the&nbsp;Delacroix exhibit at the Louvre.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/Eugene_Delacroix-Louvre_grande.jpg?v=1530826846" style="float:none" /></p> <p>Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>Liberty Leading the People</em>, 1830</p> <p>Image Courtesy, Louvre Museum</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you only know two or three paintings by Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix that&rsquo;s probably because although many of his other works are certainly weird and wonderful, they are not always focused or interesting. As I discovered at the Louvre&rsquo;s major Delacroix retrospective this week, outside of&nbsp;<em>Liberty Leading the People&nbsp;</em>(1830) and paintings such as&nbsp;<em>A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother</em>&nbsp;(1830), there are only a few paintings that reach masterpiece standards. Delacroix is clearly an artist whose reputation rests on the magnificence of a handful of works and his favour with the right people.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/Young_tiger_playing_with_its_mother_large.jpg?v=1530826933" /></p> <p>Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother,</em>&nbsp;1830-31</p> <p>Image Courtesy, Louvre Museum</p> <p>As is the case with every exhibition at the Louvre, the retrospective brings together a breathtaking number of Delacroix&rsquo;s works, and so the size of the exhibition itself makes it worth a visit. The breadth of the work also allows us to appreciate the vastness of Delacroix&rsquo;s concerns, his constant search for commissions, and his willingness to paint whatever is asked of him. Also of interest is the extent to which Delacroix was inspired by writing and writers, poetry from different cultures, as well as art criticism and essays. This can be taken both as a way to account for the heterogeneity of his style and the sometimes tenuous connections of his painting to the history of art. The paintings and written documents are presented side by side to convince visitors that Delacroix was as interested in ideas as he was in painting and visual style.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/self-portrait_large.jpg?v=1530827148" /></p> <p>Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>Self-Portrait in Green Vest</em>, vers 1837</p> <p>Image courtesy, Louvre Museum</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Liberty Leading the People</em>&nbsp;is a painting that people come to the Louvre to see. It&rsquo;s the most famous allegory of France, a nation built on the people&rsquo;s toppling of the King in 1830, an event for which the painting is a memorial. I was lucky enough to visit the exhibition with some film colleagues who stood in front of Marianne and were in awe of her power and strength. It&rsquo;s true, she could be a cinematic diva, rising above the historical details around her, and leading her people over the barricade. Marianne is elevated by the mound of bodies as her pedestal, moving forward and up as if to a celestial place not yet discovered by the mere mortals. The painting captures an enormous burst of emotion and energy as its whole composition moves simultaneously forward with her coming into the space of the spectator, and upwards towards the top of her tricolor flag. However, as magnificent as she is, the colours of the flag shine resplendent against the greys and browns of the rest of the canvas, leaving no question about the real hero of this painting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/death-of-sardanapalus_large.jpg?v=1530827249" /></p> <p>Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>The Death of Sardanapalus,&nbsp;</em>1827</p> <p>Image Courtesy Louvre Museum</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Movement becomes a theme or an attribute that Delacroix explores throughout his career Horses and other animals are seen in vigorous motion, people are either going somewhere, or engaged in an intense burst of outwardly expressed emotion such as the massacre in full throttle in&nbsp;<em>The Death of Sardanapalus</em>. He&rsquo;s not interested, or maybe he&rsquo;s unable to paint, the details of faces, hands, gestures, those minutae that give meaning to everyday life. For Delacroix, the kineticism of Marianne in&nbsp;<em>Liberty Leading the People&nbsp;</em>is indicative of his tendency to put every ounce of narrative into speed and movement. I can&rsquo;t think of another nineteenth century French painter so preoccupied with the energy of life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2216/0371/files/louvre-femmes-d039alger-dans-leur-2_large.jpg?v=1530827399" /></p> <p>Eug&egrave;ne Delacroix,&nbsp;<em>Women of Algiers in their Apartment</em>, 1849</p> <p>Image courtesy, National Gallery, London</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Even when he paints the intimate subject of women in their boudoir in Morocco, a sense of animation washes over the painting, as if the women are in the middle of an important activity. This is accentuated by the fact that he blows up the image to the size of a history painting. Not only is the scene painted on a massive 85 x 112cm canvas, but<strong>&nbsp;</strong>as twenty-first&nbsp;century viewers, we can&rsquo;t help wondering about the ethics of Delacroix&rsquo;s visit to the harem, painting women unveiled, unguarded and, some of them quietly reflective. Surely, the unconventionality of his Morocco paintings must have attracted attention in their day? But given that the resultant paintings are among the clearest of Delacroix&rsquo;s visions, and we are told that he was invited into their boudoir, I had to overlook my twenty-first&nbsp;century prejudices of nineteenth&nbsp;century images. Nevertheless, visitors to the exhibition will be drawn to the fact that Delacroix&rsquo;s work is at its most exciting when he paints women in various stages of undress and vulnerability.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You can read more of Frances Guerin&#39;s work on the website:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://fxreflects.blogspot.com/">http://fxreflects.blogspot.com/</a></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:18:09 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list