Stefan Venbroek

30 06 2012

Stefan Venbroek is an visual artist and animator living in the Netherlands, where he was born 30 years ago. As an visual artist, Stefan is interested in the depiction of people and all other things that surround him. As an animator, Stefan experiments with time, shapes and structures. He likes to build worlds and objects that come to life, in his experimental animated films

His work is interesting. And fun.

Check out this brief animation. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Animation-Het-Groene-Hart/106574





Ryan Palmieri

30 06 2012

The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of Steve Hershon, Hollywood’s go to hand insert model. Follow me on twitter @ryanppalmieri

Directed by
Ryan Palmieri

Produced and Edited by
Ryan Palmieri and Austin Conroy

And of course as always there’s a Seinfeld episode covering the same topic





Luis Toledo

29 06 2012

The first time I went through the Papal Apartments I had 2 results. First, my neck hurt from looking up at all the work on the ceilings. Second, my eyes hurt because there was no relief from the paintings. They were everywhere. There was no place for the eyes to rest. It was an orgy of visual images. And though it was great art, it made me want to vomit. Out of my eyes. And thats how I see Luis Toledo’s work. I can’t make a judgment on it because there is no relief from it in his work. There is no focal point. I get some kind of aesthetic vertigo.

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And on a completely different note. Here’s another Luis Toledo playing a french horn. A blast from the past. It is very entertaining.





Inigo Aragon

29 06 2012

We were your parents, your grandparents, maybe yourself decades ago, when our houses were barracks and we sat around a table waiting for visitors, hand on hand on a cold hand.

Spaniards: he is deceased.

People gone. Murdered. Abducted. Or just older. There is a sense in these collages of Inigo Aragon of time. Time passing us by. Leaving us behind. Memories. Remade. Everything is haunted.

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Gerard Bertrand

28 06 2012

Bertrand’s work is very interesting. And fun to look at. I do wonder about using these images of popular/cultural figures. I’ve used them myself. Their iconic quality allows one to investigate ideas or images that wouldn’t necessarily work if one were using private individuals. But the impression may seem like parody or satire. I find myself using Hitler, Monroe, and Einstein in all kinds of circumstances. Maybe its laziness.

(I must avoid the word ‘just’.)

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Stanley Spencer

28 06 2012

Stanley Spencer was one strange man. You can see it in his paintings. It is difficult to comprehend that he was born in the late 1800s. His work seems so contemporary. He seems to have so many stories to tell. Each canvas is like a short story. His paintings of historical events look like events of his own time. And the figures in them appear almost like caricatures of real people. Exaggerations. Everything is a commentary. Wonderful work.

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Alejandro Chavetta

27 06 2012

Alejandro Chavetta’s work is varied. Some of it is a more traditional collage. Other is experimental. I’m of two minds about his work. And I think that means that one’s enjoyment of it is dependent upon one’s state of mind when you look at it. Right now I’m tired.

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Filmed by: Justin Fantl, Michael Jeter, Jon Snyder
Edited by: Michael Jeter
Music by: Clutchy Hopkins





Anne Blundell

27 06 2012

Anne Blundell’s work has charm. And I love naive art. But I look at the pieces. One piece after another. And it doesn’t look childlike. It looks businesslike. And I don’t want to think that way. But there is a sense of industrial production here. I hope I’m wrong.

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Joel-Peter Witkin

26 06 2012

Joel-Peter Witkin’s work is disturbing. He seems  obsessed with death, callousness, vulgarity, the bizarre, the freakish. As if there were answers there. I’m not sure what he expected to find. His work is the opposite of Hallmark cards. No. It is the opposite of naive art. It is also curious. And for a brief moment, interesting. Some of it is clever. But it seems overwhelmed by ego. Vanity. If you can get that out of the way, you can enjoy it.

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Ashkan Honarvar

26 06 2012

“The saying goes that beauty comes in various sorts and shapes. Even in places least to expect. The human
body is one of many concepts in which beauty can reveal its art. Yet this beauty can also be absent in a cruel
way by the presence of deformations and scars. With this is mind Ashkan Honarvar (1980) is able to show
an undeniable and unavoidable beauty by accepting the darker sides of human body and mind, of which you
rather look away from.”

The work of Ashkan is pretty exciting. Above you can read part of his statement. His work is more fun. Well worth investigating.

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