Casey Weldon is an American artist best known for his use of melancholy and humor in conjunction with the iconography of modern pop culture, leading his critics to designate his style as “post-pop surrealism.” His most famous work is a series of paintings known as Four-Eyed Cats. more » “Artist Casey Weldon”
Outside the Antler Gallery a sign reads, “Figurative, Narrative, Illustrative”. This sign announces in no uncertain terms the focus of the gallery and of the curators Neil Perry and Susannah Kelly. In their recently opened show ‘Sin Fronteras’, Antler gallery showcases work from the Neter Collective in Mexico City. In the following interview Miroir magazine correspondent Siolo Thompson, talks to Antler about their mission and the new work they are showing.
more » “Sin Fronteras – Mexico via Portland”
The SS Stavronikita lies at the bottom of the ocean at 13.8 N, 59.38 W, right off the Caribbean island of Barbados. It is the spot Andreas Franke has discovered and chosen to stage a game full of overflowing decadence and exuberance. A traveling salesman, the Stavronikita fell victim to a devastating fire over 20 years ago and with no hope for recovery it was lowered into the silent depths to lie there – fossilized into an artificial reef which one thought would sleep for all eternity. more » “The Sinking World of Andreas Franke”
Years ago I stumbled across a lovely collection of artwork at a Seattle coffee shop. The art was figurative but line driven, bright but soulful and one of those lovely drawings became the first piece of original art I ever bought for myself (a soul sustaining indulgence I highly recommend). more » “Joey Bates – Interview by Siolo Thompson”
Q: The first thing that strikes me when I look at your art is the beautiful, deeply emotive and exaggerated eyes. What compels you to create them in this way?
A: Well, they say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and I guess besides really liking to paint them, the exaggeration of the eye is partially to draw the viewer first to her face for a recognition more » “Jennybird Art”