Apr 23, 2014
“Over the past two decades Uri Dushy has been investigating the origins of art, each time experimenting anew with an unfamiliar style, new techniques and artistic creation methods foreign to him. In his personal, non-compromising way, he insists upon joining and creating within artistic genres unprecedented to him, provocatively challenging, mastering and adopting technical professional production processes. Uri Dushy’s work does not confine itself to the limits of his private studio, but rather exits into the public realm – into open sites frequented by bypasses and members of the community who are not necessarily familiar with museums and galleries. His public art works are favorably accepted both in official art institutes such as galleries and art centers in which he is active, as well as in business and industrial sites, through dozens of public locations where his public art works are permanently displayed. The combination of styles which characterize his works, usually merging and thus naturally constructing his work process, mark his exceptional course in the labyrinth of his highly personal art.”
Apr 23, 2014
Born in 1968 in Jiangsu Province, China, An Kun (安堃) began painting for no particular reason other than that of the enjoyment he received standing in front of a canvas, pouring out his inspirations. After graduating from the Suzhou Art and Design Technology Institute and studying at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, An Kun worked as an art designer and decoration designer for a corporation, but felt his creativity stifled. Thus he removed himself from the ‘mess’ and tucked himself away in a studio, preferring the solitude and quiet, working and meditating with great composure and demonstrating his natural otherworldly instincts. To An Kun, the contemporary environment too often blunders about with thick color and shallow meanings that block people from thinking, thus leaving them at a loss. In his Zen series, the characters of his paintings often seem gaunt and woeful, quite in opposition to the common conception of the word ‘zen’. But An Kun’s explanation is as simple as it is meaningful: Because of this uneasy world, one’s soul is unable to cease all suffering. But by using simple and thin colors, and playing with light and shadow, An Kun creates austere faces that appear as if they are finally, silently able to enjoy the solitude in life and a measure of peace.
Apr 23, 2014
Fang Lijun (1963) is an influential figure in the post-1989 movement Cynical Realism and among Chinese contemporary artists. He quickly gained renown for his portrayals of simple peasants with shaved heads against alienated backgrounds. Although the figures could be seen as autobiographical for Fang Lijun himself, they are more a description of a generation which lives between traditional forces and a new and sometimes rootless Chinese society. Fang Lijun, who lives and works in Beijing has a very high reputation among Chinese artists and produces large and impressive canvases. Today, after a decade of artistic leadership, his repertoire of work includes a variety of oeuvres beyond his iconic motif and he can be considered one of the most interesting and attractive Chinese artists. (via 88Mocca)
Apr 22, 2014
Tom Holmes is an artist, sculptor and musician living and working in the NEPA valley. “I am drawn to working in the six elements of stone, metal, wood, light, ice and water. It gives me the ability to work intuitively. All possibilities can exist briefly before I impose parameters with regard to my emotional and intellectual contexts.” The undercurrents of natural decay,unity, duality,symmetry, space, time and dimension are at the heart of Tom’s creative energy. “I work seasonally, tracking the weather. Different temperatures demand independent responses to materials and approaches. “Ice follows the freezing mark of winter, stone and steel the exterior work space of summer. Spring begins the search for materials and fall settles all debts, emotional, physical and intellectual. ” My work is my life and I thrive on long days. There is only the transcendence of the everyday. Cooking, friends, love becomes the sublime witness of doing. Process for me is the essence of my day.”
Apr 22, 2014
” I am 34 years old Venezuelan artist and painter, who lives in Belo Horizonte, Brasil since november 2011. I lived in France between 2004-2011, where I show my work in solo or in collectif exhibitions. I won in 2011 the Special Prize of 56° Salon d’Art Contemporaine de Montrouge in 2011, and i had the opportunity to show my work in the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. ” – Rosa Maria Unda Souki
Apr 22, 2014
” I am a student photographer studying in Manchester, being a keen documentary photographer I like to travel and photograph the people of the world as i see them. I primarily focus on photographing people from a voyeuristic perspective as to not interfere with the scenes at hand. Here are some photographs I captured when traveling Eastern Europe, photographing the people and tourists of Eastern Europe.” – Adam Stannard
Apr 21, 2014
These are just sampling of what you can expect to find in Argentinian artist San Poggio‘s website. Really worth a check.
Apr 21, 2014
Protect your hands from burning them on hot pot handles with Farfalloni, the giant pasta shaped kitchen accessory with a purpose. Great to use when draining pasta, or just taking saucepans to the table to serve it looks just as good gripping pots as it does on the side board.
Apr 21, 2014
” We spend so much of our lives navigating a sea of complex and conflicting signals, distracted and frustrated by random obstacles to understanding; doing our best along the way to avoid the conflict and sadness that combine to defeat our best intentions. Our task is a harvest of confusion, winnowing kernels of value from the cascade of screaming chaff – finding in the residue a hook to hold memory, an anchor to slow loss.” – Wes Christensen
Apr 18, 2014
Louisiana-born Scott Campbell is known throughout the world as being one of the most talented hands in the world of tattooing. After abandoning a career as a biochemist at the University of Texas, he fled to San Francisco, and began tattooing. He learned the craft at Picture Machine, one of the oldest shops in California, rich with stories and nicotine stained flash on the walls from it’s heyday in the 60′s and 70′s. He now owns and operates the legendary Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whose client list includes New York’s art and design elite, fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, and a long roster of celebrities including Heath Ledger, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, Helena Christensen, and Penelope Cruz. In recent years, he has gained much acclaim from fine art communities worldwide for his work in mediums other than skin, including intricately carved sculptures made out of US currency, a series of watercolor paintings based on his experiences during a 6 week stay in a maximum security prison in Mexico City, and graphite drawings done on the insides of eggshells. Campbell has only shown in galleries for a few years, but his work is already seen in some of the most revered collections and museums worldwide. He is celebrated as one of the brightest new voices in the New York art scene.