Mark Jenkins

6 08 2015

Mark Jenkins (born 1970) is an Americanartist most widely known for his sculptural street installations. Jenkins’ practice of street art is to use the “street as a stage” where his sculptures interact with the surrounding environment including passersby who unknowingly become actors.[1] His installations often draw the attention of the police.[2][3][4] His work has been described as whimsical, macabre, shocking and situationist.[5][6] Jenkins cites Juan Muñoz as his initial inspiration. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Jenkins_%28artist%29)

 

 





Jason de Caires Taylor

9 07 2015

We’ve all watched these bogus documentaries that purport to find the lost city of Atlantis. Cobblestone streets, walls, shops, all under water. But eroded or camouflaged enough so that you can quite be sure. Well this artist has decided to create his own world. Underwater. Like a lost history.

Anyone whose built an aquarium has done this.





Arthur Berzinsh

21 03 2015

Arthur Berzinsh (born 1983) is a master’s graduate of the Latvian Academy of Art Department of Visual Communication, one of the most original to emerge from this department in recent times. The artist, who has actively participated in exhibitions for 10 years now, has forged the reputation of being a “refined hooligan”. And, quite so, his creative output-visually expressive and mannerly works – tends to trigger emotions which can make thoughts fidget and wriggle, unable to find a comfortable position among the impressions gathered.

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Peter L. Johnson

14 03 2015

I’m not too sure about Mr. Johnson. Certainly his images of the pollution of the Mississippi River and other rivers in his country must be shocking. But to immerse yourself in the water and take a chance of health problems, seems somewhat radical. And will it change anything?

The other question. When does social consciousness leave the realm of art? There is a difference between the pamphlet and the short story. Between the movie and propaganda.





Francesca Woodman

28 12 2014

Francesca Woodman’s photographs have an awful intimacy about them. As if you’d been let in to see something… dreadful. It is a storyline. About pain. Reminds me of some of John Lennon’s music on The Plastic Ono Band.

Francesca Woodman (April 3, 1958 – January 19, 1981) was an American photographer best known for her black and white pictures featuring herself and female models. Many of her photographs show young women who are nude, blurred (due to movement and long exposure times), merging with their surroundings, or whose faces are obscured. Her work continues to be the subject of much critical acclaim and attention, years after she killed herself at the age of 22

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Damien Hirst

23 12 2014

Damien Hirst is one of the most influential artists in the world. His first exhibition, Freeze, took place in London in 1988. Born in 1965 in Bristol, UK, he lives and works in London and Devon. He is one of the most prominent artists to have emerged from the British art scene in the 1990s. His works are often associated with life, death, beliefs, and values.

Sticky paper. My grandparents used to have sticky paper hanging from the ceiling in their kitchen. It caught flies. You’d be eating dinner and above you would be the death thralls of these creatures. That’s what Damien Hirst’s work is like. Sticky paper. It attracts controversy. And the art world loves controversy. Because controversy is money. And Damien Hirst has managed to make a lot of money.

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Angelo Musco

17 11 2014

The gift of sight. If you were looking in from another dimension. What would you see? What does God see? Not individuals. Patterns. Universal patterns.  Angelo Musco’s work is enthralling. He sees something. Like he first time you found an bird’s nest. Where did the bird get the blueprint? And eddy. Undertows. Bee hives. The movement of stars. The rush hour. Tax forms. The net. Fascinating. And nauseous. For us who get car sick.

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