18th May 2013

When Art Disturbs

Art as reflection of the inner and outer life of the artist. We get that. But there is another relationship that occurs in the artistic dance that is equally important for understanding more about humanity and about ourselves: Our own personal response to the art we encounter. What this reveals to us about what we value. And sometimes even about what we fear.

18th May 2013
Caitlin Karolczak

The Intersection of Beauty and Distress: the Paintings of Caitlin Karolczak

“I wrestle with this intersection of beauty and distress. As I reinvent the likeness of an individual, I give them authority from what was originally a position of vulnerability. My aim is to confront the viewer with sensations both of being the unconventional ‘other’ and of human commonality.

11th May 2013

Why Create Art? Or, Wrestling the Muse

"Maybe it was the mysterious disappearance of my mother that even now leads me to scan the sky." ~Agostino Arrivabene, painter; Milano, Italy

21st Apr 2013

Alexandra Levasseur: Playing with Fire

"My stories are about the bipolarity of the human state of existence for sure. They reflect my inner uncertainties. Movement also means changes, transmutations! Changes in emotions, positions, locations, weather conditions; everything is related. Movement fascinates me at the point that I’m starting a major in film animation..."

20th Apr 2013

The Fantastic Works of Steven Kenny

'Being an artist can be an extremely lonely journey. The worst thing an artist can do is shut themselves off from the rest of the art world and wallow in their own creativity and draw only from their own relatively shallow well of inspiration. The best advice I could give would be to look at as much art as possible. Always study art history. Keep abreast of the art being created now." ~modern American painter, Steven Kenny

19th Apr 2013

“I Look for the Cracks,” Faiza Maghni

"I try to create a moment of poetry out of time, an intimate and hushed atmosphere." ~Faiza Maghni, Algerian painter now living and working in Paris.

18th Apr 2013

Pamela Dzaet Hill: How Agoraphobia Birthed a Painter

"I was agoraphobic for most of my life, beginning in my twenties and ending around the fifty-year mark. That is why you will rarely see a landscape in any of my paintings, I don't really know what it looks like. I don't understand it. People, on the other hand, I understand."

21st Mar 2013
Don't be ridiculous

Dorielle Caimi: The Feminization of Parody

"I am not interested in painting images of sexual penetration. I really think that that kind of shock value in art is starting to desensitize people. My goal is to start making people more sensitive." ~Dorielle Caimi

17th Mar 2013
April Mansilla profile

April Mansilla: Touched By Fire

"I myself cannot comprehend illnesses outside of the ones I have had, but I can empathize, and I believe that is what art does: It draws the viewer past clinical definitions, and lets the viewer empathize on their own terms." ~April Mansilla

09th Mar 2013

The Fiercely Gentle Artwork of Olivia Pendergast

"we think that because we go bungee jumping, that's enlivening, but there's always a safety net. Just as there are always curbs to keep you from careening off the roads when you're driving. Whereas in the villagers I visited, your life is in your hands there. And if you go off the road, there's no one who's going to find you, maybe for days. You are responsible for your own life in a way that we're not required to be here." ~Olivia Pendergast, figurative oil painter, Vashon Island, Washington

08th Mar 2013

Update: New Works By Contemporary Oil Painter, Steven DaLuz, San Antonio, Texas

"I am compelled to do work that conjures up a sense of mystery and ethereal light." ~Steven DaLuz, contemporary oil painter, Antonio, Texas

05th Mar 2013

Update on Jason Bard Yarmosky, Contemporary Figurative Oil Painter, Brooklyn, New York

Jason Bard Yarmosky included in We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art Brigham Young University Museum of Art