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August 4, 2019 | Author: webSman

Nina Pak. History Repeats Itself

And We Rarely Learn From Our Mistakes
This is a time when we should be looking back and learning from our mistakes, not only as something so all-encompassing as a nation, but on a smaller scale, as a member of the human race. Taking personal responsibility for our choices, our actions, and our lack thereof, because deciding not to act and not to speak, is also a decision with consequences.

Instead, we find ourselves subjected to the same ignorance and oppression which were the downfall of empires past. As women, or as citizens, are we seen, does our opinion matter, does our vote count, or do we even have a voice? My art for Historique draws on fashion styles of the past, they are also symbolic of the condition we find ourselves in today. more » “Nina Pak. History Repeats Itself”

July 26, 2019 | Author: webSman

Soulsearching – Jana Brike’s Exhibition in Corey Helford Gallery

Mostly using the traditional medium of oil painting on canvas, Brike’s art focuses on the internal space and state of a human soul – dreams, longing, love, pain, the vast range of emotions that the human condition offers and the transcendence of them all, the growing up and self-discovery. Her work is her poetic visual autobiography.

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July 12, 2019 | Author: webSman

Interview with the Artist Britt Snyder

Q: Tell us about your painting style and what first sparked an interest in this medium.

A: I paint in oils on gessoed board. I learned to paint digitally before touching oil paint and always wanted to capture that effect on a canvas with paint. My painting style is really a result of my surroundings and limitations. I’m a big guy painting in a small room with big brushes and not a lot of finesse! I constantly make mistakes, knock over my paintings, scratch things, etc… more » “Interview with the Artist Britt Snyder”

June 29, 2019 | Author: webSman

Photographer Lillian Liu

History plays a dynamic part in my work. Whether it’s portraiture styles from centuries past, to stories handed down for generations and generations- I always try to nod towards what has already come to pass.

Although many things I do are not historically accurate by a long mile- I always try to keep the spirit of the idea present. Historically inspired silhouettes, with a modern and personal spin, is what I would call some of the pieces.

I coax poses from someplace intimate and person within the model’s movements, but often encourage them to frame it in a manner that echoes paintings or sculptures.

My subject matter also weaves between royalty, to witches, to blushing maidens…old deities, archaic religion…and unearthly creatures from fairytales. more » “Photographer Lillian Liu”

June 28, 2019 | Author: webSman

Interview with the Artist Giulia Danese

The Upcoming End of Byzantium

In my series, besides create the concept, i want personally design and craft every costumes, scenography or also some props and this is a process that can take months of preparation.
For “The Upcoming End of Byzantium” my last project, in particular, it took about three months of full-time work only for preparation.

My idea for this series, originally, was a little different. The message and the sensations from which I started were similar, but initially I had imagined it in a setting with a more oriental aesthetic.
For this reason, starting to look for the model, I decided to contact Giulia. I had seen her photos and I had fallen in love with her long raven hair, which in many shots made her look like an oriental beauty, but talking to her, unfortunately, it turns out that she had just cut them… I see her photo with her new look and… no problem, a new idea immediately springs to my mind!
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