From artchipel: Paolo Troilo’s artistic expression characterizes for the originality of the formal procedure. His working instruments are not brushes or palettes, but only his hands: one spreads colors, unfolding at the same time his five fingers, the other holds the mobile phone, which reports the picture of him as the model. Troilus’ painting is predominantly bi-color, based on the use of ivory and “gray payne” or ivory and “green bladder”. This choice gives strength and vigor to every brush […]
Anders Krisár is a 39-year-old artist living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. His works explore universal themes through figurative sculptures and set photographed scenes. About this “The Birth of Us” pair he said, “When I work I’m not really looking for ideas or inspiration, I let the ideas find me. My obvious take on this work would be that everything we do affects something or someone, and sometimes deeply.”
Street art by an anonymous artist, the only break from the barcode background comes in the form of hands that grasp the bars from behind – an invisible universal application of being stuck behind the prison of consumerism. Wal-mart is the cheapest place to buy most major food brands, so many people feel forced to shop there, because their kids like Pop-Tarts and won’t eat the off-brand kind that match Wal-mart’s prices elsewhere. These corporations only become more and more powerful, […]
Maximilian Pirner’s Finis (The End of All Things), 1887 Czech painter Maximilian Pirner was associated with the Czech Secession art movements, and his paintings were among the themes were classical mythology. Read more on his Wikipedia page here.
Large chunks of limestone sprinkled throughout the exhibition space form “Officer,” a large-scale installation representing the broken form of a used-to-be-glorified army commander. The monochrome gray takes some of the life out of this chopped-up figure, but his face close up is somehow still filled with spirit. Zhao Zhao’s large-scale limestone installation, “Officer” featured as a part of his solo show in China, According to Zhao Zhao: New Works at the Chambers Fine Art Center in the fall of 2011. The exhibit’s press release reads, “For […]
Anthony Freda’s “Happy Year of the Snake(s)” features the Capitol Building as part of a rocket shooting towards us – representing the impending doom that we’ve brought upon ourselves and others. Both “we” in the national sense, because we’re the ones who elected this incompetent group of procrastinators, and the “we” in the Congressional sense, because all the hype about the “fiscal cliff” was set in motion by the same legislators who couldn’t find a solution to their own problem […]
by Lindsey Davis, November-December 2012 Gallery review +2 artist interviews A pretty bored-looking Jesus is slinging his guns around out in the cosmos while armed Middle Eastern travelers climb mountains in the background. Jerry Kearns’ painting, “One Trick Pony” is more than six square feet of acrylic irony that pairs comic book graphics with Jesus’ face painted in a 16th century fresco style. The bright colors grab your attention and the subject matter doesn’t let it go, no matter how […]