” My work is an exploration of the journey and metamorphosis of human existence. This exploration begins in the interior moving outwards through the body the energy and further outwards to the emotions, sensations and skin of the character. The surface is a fundamental part of this discourse as it is abused and caressed, intimidated and protected, torn and mended, as an acknowledgement of the inevitable savours of life. It is as if I have created a limbic system where sensations like fragility, touch, pleasure and scarification get registered to be instigated into an argument of their paradoxical existence. I search for the contradictions of the human form as it searches for its own modern identity in a physical and emotional life experience of constant and ruthless turbulence. In my rummage, I find diverse subjects of study: life, happiness, misery, ambition, fear, love, hate, eroticism, origin, narcissism, culture, social collapse, materialism, life, death, and so on… …but my quest is not to embrace any given subject but to showcase new dimensions that stimulate our perception of them, as a means of understanding and accepting their part in our lives. This way I open a window to the viewer to new ways of seeing our life experience as a place where reason and faith coexist. With a brute introspective sense, I present my subjects the only way I have been capable of; my scalpel has been my brush and my dissecting table has been the portrait. I continually separate and re-integrate their gestures to show the emotions of fragility, displacement, and the disturbing nature of ego to return the subject to its true existential homeostasis. ” – Rogelio Manzo
Wow. Everything on Edgar Mendoza Mancillas online gallery is wonderful. There’s not much I want to say about it really other than, Go there now! Lol.
Doris Salcedo makes sculptures and installations that function as political and mental archaeology, using domestic materials charged with significance and suffused with meanings accumulated over years of use in everyday life. Salcedo often takes specific historical events as her point of departure, conveying burdens and conflicts with precise and economical means.
I dont remember how I came across Javier Marticorena’s site but I’m glad I did, so… enjoy! Yay!
CHAIR/CHAIR is an inspiration from the American contemporary artist Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chair. Instead of giving new definition, Eric redefined the concept of a chair by using alphabet. One is able to construct a chair by assembling the redesigned alphabets. Genius!
Check out the online portfolio of David Griggs – lives and works in Melbourne and Manila (Philippines)
Meeshle creates some beautiful hypnotic patterns. (Makes me want to break out my markers and pens!) Visit her site to view more.
Eva Funderburgh is a ceramic artist located in Seattle, Washington. Coming from an education in chemistry and sculpture, she has focused herself on making strange whimiscal clay creatures. She works on exploring the colors natural to the clay and the finishing process of woodfire, and strives to present creatures that equally mix whimsy, mischief, and threat.