ART SHOW / NEW MUSIC
‘Negus' the eight track album is not available to buy or stream. So how are you going to listen to the album? Negus is part of an art installation at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City.
Described as an artistic polyglot who is as fluent in opera as she is in punk and hip-hop, FKA Twigs is undefined. That's because she is unlike anyone we've seen before.
ART SHOW / KUSAMA
EVERYDAY I PRAY FOR LOVE
Yayoi Kusama has been on high demand. One of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries opens a new show in New York City Nov. 9th.
Our interview with Henrietta Harris, the New Zealand based artist who explores, the human condition, through a muted, soft and weightless palette. We discuss her inspiration and her upcoming Miami solo show 'Second Best.'
THE BLACK KEYS
'Lonely Boy' is a song by American rock band The Black Keys. The song was the opening track from the bands 2011 album El Camino. Watch the amazingly entertaining video. Enjoy!
"I’m completely spontaneous. I start with pours of paint, so that painting becomes like taking a trip, with contingencies and unexpected outcomes."
- Elisabeth Condon
ANOTHER REALM BY JENNY BOOT
Are you ready for this? Jenny Boot will take you to another realm. Her photography is bold, strong, vulnerable, stark, powerful, and beautiful all in one. The artist began her career as a painter, but found it somewhat limiting for her vision. Photography is a medium that allowed her to be more in control of what she was looking to communicate. The outcome is just pure stunning.
PATTY MAHER'S WORLD
"I’m completely fascinated by how different mediums in art arise and take shape in such different ways. For me, conceptual photography is very much a mind art. The best photos I take also involve a certain amount of feeling or heart – but the concepts begin in the mind."
- Patty Maher
Take a look at the work from this amazing multifaceted artist that makes us stop for a moment and just think. Well isn't that just what we need to do more of these days.
'Study of Perspective' is a photographic series by Ai Weiwei, in different locations of the world from 1995 to 2017. The series consist of Ai Weiwei raising his middle finger to many monuments and landmarks around the globe. He mimics tourist photos and questions their adherence and acceptance of governments and establishments.
ENCHANTED BY GRETSCHER
Standing in front of a Gretscher is to be enchanted. It comes replete with its own vocabulary, a constellation of symbols, characters and seeming allegories that describe a wholly original world that simultaneously reveals a refraction, often subtle sometimes stark, of our own.
ART SHOW /
JR @ BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Long overdue, JR, the world renown artist/photographer is now getting his first U.S. retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. Since the early 2000’s the streets of Paris and other major cities around the world have come face to face with some alluring images of the people that inhabit those cities.
September 28, 2019
INTERVIEW / VILLALBA'S VISUAL POETRY
VISUAL ARTIST - EMILIO VILLALBA
BY: FELICITY CARTER
Mr Emilio Villalba is a fine artist, a modern day one whose art both smacks you in the face (in a good way) and intrigues. His thick, sticky paint and plenty of it, is coupled with abstract-meets-surreal content which is designed to make you stand still, interpret and contemplate.
The painting of Javier Calleja possesses a directness that is the result of his very personal way of finding the balance between masterful, sophisticated technique and casual simplicity. See our interview with the acclaimed artist.
She’s been called “one of the rising stars of Chinese photography,” by artist Ai Weiwei. Her work, powerful imagery of young female life in China. Challenging the role of women in modern China. Defining female identity, gender and sexuality in an increasingly complex society. Her work is raw and intimate. GIRLS, is a series she’s gone in depth over the years. See more of the work from this up and coming star.
"My, ‘Lovers and Friends’, paintings portray a diverse array of people close to me, who may or may not have actually met. These groupings reflect my personal relationships individually while simultaneously creating a new narrative on the canvas and challenge the normality of tribalism within society." Upcoming Show: Lovers and Friends
"I spent over 7 years in art school but graffiti taught me more about art than anything else. Working with a limited palette, color theory, composition, and Problem solving are all essential to graffiti. I think of Graffiti more as a form of folk art than anything else, But it completely affected my worldview."
With his show "Worlds Apart" Amir H. Fallah, the Los Angeles painter, describes his work as "An ongoing exploration of issues of Immigration, borders, and the right for a better life for all people regardless of where they were born." Fallah's work in one word, captivating.
"I think in life, no matter what you do, you have to do something for your soul too, you have to be a creator too, not just a destroyer and consumer. I knew I had a voice that couldn't be expressed in words. So in the end I feel that art is what makes me...me."
“MY WORK SEEKS TO REFLECT ON HUMAN IDENTITY AND HOW IT'S BEING AFFECTED AND SHAPED BY THE FORCES AT WORK IN OUR CONTEMPORARY URBAN SOCIETIES EXPOSED TO A MODEL OF GLOBALIZED DEVELOPMENT THAT IS MAKING THE WORLD AN INCREASINGLY UNIFORM ENVIRONMENT." - VHILS
Destruction as a form of creative archeology. That’s how artist, Alexandre Farto, also known as VHILS has transformed the modern art scene. Carved, etched, and even exploded murals across the globe from Hong Kong, to Miami, to his hometown of Lisbon, where he grew up, has mesmerized the public and grabbed the attention of the art world.
"I hope that my work can be a power in creating smiles. I WANT THE VIEWER TO FEEL HAPPINESS."
Mixing traditional eastern Asian techniques like Sumi-e with contemporary colors and subjects, turns out to be a beautiful combination. Learn more about the Japanese artist that's bringing smiles and color with much love.