Posts Tagged ‘Art’
Words by Kristy Ann Muniz Fashion magazines have shaped pop culture and the ideal of beauty for decades. Young girls flip through the glossy pages, in awe of the flawless-looking models who line them. Critics focus on the negative complexes these images may impart to readers, while others choose to indulge in the escapism that fixation on beauty provides. Oakland-based artist Serena Cole, however, has turned her girlhood infatuation with these publications into art. “My childhood obsession [...]
Arn Gyssels, an underground artist from Antwerp, lives inside of the Roman Colosseum and from his grape-stained throne watches an endless battle. The combatants are beauty and the raw chaos that shapes everything from the rocks to the tops of the pops. So far it's been an even fight. Click here to see more of Gyssel's work.
Words by Benjamin Trager We may not notice how important stories are to us. Sometimes we come home from a day of work and tell our loved ones about our daily grind. Some of us sit in dark bars and spew our sorrows to our best friends – or whichever stranger will listen. Or maybe we live inside of our heads, playing out what see and feel on pieces of paper. Sharing ourselves is an integral part of the human experience. Everyone tells stories. Ryan Metke, the Greenpoint-based artist, takes [...]
Words by Ryan Michael Commins It’s something we all do: examining a powerful moment shared with a close friend. The difference in this story is that most of us don’t plunge into that moment, examining it constantly for days on end, ultimately rendering it onto canvas in oil so it is reborn into a life all its own. We certainly don't line up these moments on a white wall for further examination by the general public and the art world collective alike. Yet, this is exactly what Jenny Morgan [...]
Words by Olivia Sholler With an interest in observing and documenting the American landscape, Kevin Cyr has – like all artists – done so in his own, unique language. Crumbling consumer culture and structures that were once an active part of society, form the basis of his works. Coupled with his childhood obsession of drawing trucks, one can see how the beaten-up vehicles that define his body of work have come to exist. Before entering his Greenpoint studio, my ignorant self [...]
Words by Kristy Ann Muniz Over dim sum shrimp dumplings in January of 2009, a mysterious designer/creative director who wishes to keep her identity hidden started contemplating the idea of a blog to catalog the artists who, as she puts it, “inspire her, while at the same time crush her artistic soul.” It would be a page where one could browse through a wide variety of invigorating art in a neatly organized directory. A month later the site went live, and so began The Jealous [...]
Ciara Phelan is a freelance designer and illustrator working from a shared studio in North London. After graduating in 2008 studying Graphic Design at Brighton University she worked as a junior at a small creative company called IWANT Design. She has since gone on to build up an amazing portfolio while working with an extensive range of clients. Ciara particularly enjoys collecting vintage ephemera and cutting things out of paper. To see more of Ciara's work click here.