I will always be attracted to wierdos, outsiders and outliers. As a cinephile, my heroes are subversive artists that challenged academia, the industry and the aesthetics of their time. One of my favorite filmmakers is John Waters. The comedian,film director, screenwriter, author, visual artist and actor created his own scene, his own look. His filmography is a testament to his bad taste, his childhood influence … Continue reading Wreck What Came Before You
Lots of feelings about this article in New York Magazine. I’m rather objective when it comes to art. From a mastery perspective , she’s following an almost instinctual desire to explore race. It’s a reflection of her open mind cultivated by her unorthodox childhood. Once an artist’s work leaves the studio, there is an inherent accountability. You have to relate it to the context of … Continue reading Vanessa Beecroft:Avvoltoio Di Cultura
If you’ve ever perused Instagram you’ll see thousands of “models” and “makeup gurus” flaunting their stiletto nails and claws. I’ve always been obsessed with glamorous women showcasing their elegantly lacquered tips. I can remember my grandmother pulling me to the side when I was nine and giving my cuticles a massage with coconut oil and garlic. As strange and putrid as it sounds, my nails … Continue reading Ten Instagram Nail Artists You NEED to Follow
“Reality itself, the consciousness of the spectator his habitual apparatus of thought, language must be overthrown, dislocated and turned inside out.”- Eugene Ionesco Through all of this comes a new perception of reality. Epic Theatre inspired many performance artist but also video artists. There is a huge debt to the theorist and playwright Bertolt Brecht. The rejection of realism from the Expressionist to the Minimalists and Beyond into the contemporary real marks a … Continue reading Form: A History of Epic Theater in Art.
Mernet remember making and cutting her paper dolls. She would then play cowboys and Indians. She remembers making a life-size paper doll and praying it would turn into a live brother, like Pinocchio. In a world focus on youth, Larsen stand apart from other artists. With several national exhibitions, Larsen’s work is finally finding a large audience. Most of her exhibitions throughout my life in … Continue reading Mernet Larsen: Various Small Fires
Celebrities tend to be overtly and covertly obsessed with themselves, their work and their “craft”. These folks decided to change directions and apply their gravitas to canvas, expressing themselves as fine artists. Pablo Picasso Its hard to imagine art without Picasso. Picasso took a break from painting between 1935 and 1936.The world can thank Gertrude Stein for giving Picasso life changing advice. He was interested … Continue reading Favorite Celebrity Art Crossovers