Category Archives: Art

Discover the Joys of Japanese Illustrator Unpis | Spoon & Tamago

Unpis is the nom de plume of a Japanese illustrator hailing from Fukushima prefecture. The artist’s minimalist yet surreal illustrations, which deftly combine clean lines with a subtle sense of humor, have earned her fans from all around the world. … Continue reading

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Folkestone Triennial | Claire Kent

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Hundreds strip naked by the Dead Sea in Israel – BBC News

More than 300 people have stripped naked by the Dead Sea in Israel to draw attention to its dramatically receding shoreline. The event was part of a live installation by the artist Spencer Tunick, who’s used similar photo-shoots around the … Continue reading

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How a self-taught autistic artist mines creativity from life’s endless variations | Aeon Videos

The animated story of the autistic, self-taught artist Gregory Blackstock who mines creativity from life’s endless variations   The Seattle-based artist Gregory Blackstock’s career in ‘world famous artistry’, as he puts it, was a most welcome development, even as it … Continue reading

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Idyllic Pastel Drawing of Two Sleeping Women Looks Like a Painting | My Modern Met

By Margherita Cole on October 17, 2021 Not all paintings are made with paint pigment and a brush. Some are made with oil pastels. Egyptian artist Magdy Ghabn employs this malleable medium in his newest work depicting two women sleeping in … Continue reading

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An Immense New Book Surveys the Work of More Than 300 African Artists

OCTOBER 15, 2021. GRACE EBERT Papa Ibra Tall, “La semeuse d’étoiles (‘The Star Sower’)” (undated), tapestry, 201 × 298 centimeters. Photo © the artist One of the most expansive volumes of its kind, African Artists: From 1882 to Now compiles a … Continue reading

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12,000 Sheets of Wrinkled Rice Paper Drape Around a Monumental Installation by Zhu Jinshi | Colossal

OCTOBER 15, 2021. GRACE EBERT “Boat” (2015), Xuan (rice) paper, bamboo, cotton threads, 18 x 7 meters. All images courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries   More than 12,000 sheets of delicate Xuan paper form the ruffled exterior of … Continue reading

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Art: Miniature pottery with jewelryella | Music:Bastrologe•Somebody To Love

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An Exhibition of 50 Piñatas Explores the Cultural Significance of the Festive Object

OCTOBER 14, 2021. GRACE EBERT Installation view of Roberto Benavidez’s sculptures (front) and Isaias Rodriguez, “resilience” (2021) (back). Photo by Madison Metro, Craft in America. All images courtesy of Craft in America   A ubiquitous decoration at birthdays and family … Continue reading

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Between Wounds and Folds: Suspended Cow Carcasses and Tree Stumps Reveal Layers of Discarded Fabric by Tamara Kostianovsky

OCTOBER 11, 2021. CHRISTOPHER JOBSON Photo © J.C. Cancedda Working with the tattered remnants of consumer culture, artist Tamara Kostianovsky(previously) asks us to question the origins, process, and disastrous results of our seemingly unquenchable desire to buy and waste. Four … Continue reading

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