I sincerely believe that there are alternative currents to the history of art, and that we are in the very process of revising art history as we speak. Daniel Mirante is becoming one of the great art historians, and one of the great artists, of our times…– Laurence Caruana, Director of the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art
Roxanna Walitzki is changing the opera world by continually testing the bounds of traditional opera and art-song performance. Roxanna is currently working on an art-song recording and video collaboration with Seattle’s Toy-Box Trio and Wolfram Productions. The project will reinterpret Schubert’s famed song “Erlkönig” in an exciting video format.
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In her paintings, Redd Walitzki focuses on the balance between the inevitable entropy of nature, and the unattainable beauty invented through high fashion and technology. In her work, she brings to life a compelling world of haunting, fleeting beauty. Her creations are an equal mixture of the breathtaking, the ethereal, uncanny and unsettling.
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Of all the photographs, I am particularly captivated by the one of Dasha Balashova at work over a midnight blue canvas, in a white room accented with other midnight blue furnishings. She simultaneously blends with and stands apart from the space she herself has created, an artist amidst, almost within, her art, and as I read the writing inscribed into the work in progress, I translate, “What you see is not what you see,” and that, to me, is the essence of Dasha Balashova’s vision. more » “Interview with Dasha Balashova: the Visionary Artist”
Storytelling is actually the core element of my art — the foundation upon which my paintings are built. I’m intrigued by early myths, traditional folklore, the histories, and the classics. Each painting I make explores one of these things, and every element in my compositions has symbolic meaning that supports that story.— Chris Sheridan