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Alexey Kondakov Explores The Daily Life Of Gods

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Alexey Kondakov is a Ukrainian art director who likes to incorporate scenes and characters from classical paintings in contemporary photographs of the city of Kiev. Through these digital collages , we can observe the simple everyday life that these gods, nymphs and goddesses would have had had they lived in our time.

A Listener’s Reflection: My Moment with "The Black Album"

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There is a rich beauty when it comes to our anecdotes with the music we love. it’s an understated art, actually. When music is feeding you the right way, you’ll never forget it. When it comes to Jay-Z’s The Black Album, I haven’t forgotten about my first “Moment of Clarity”. Today, fifteen years later, this reflection sticks with me just as that album did ba[...]

The Choking Kind: A Meditation on Black Queer Art

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This round blue ball we call earth was stuck in my throat and my eyes were beginning to swell, and my hands were beginning to shake, and I was realizing that my death was swiftly approaching. My vision began to fade, and I could feel my body split into two. I was leaving. Like a bullet to the heart, like a shock to the brain, I was fading out of this earth[...]

Bad Haikus c/o Abe Chuang

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Remember when you had to make a haiku when learning poetry in middle school? If you weren't blessed with a full blown literary talent at that age they were really bad right? Mine were. These aren't those adolescent haiku poetry. Not exactly. Artist and designer Abe Chuang takes the term "bad haikus" to task in his digital art project. Abe takes those bad [...]

Alli Coates' Short Film "American Reflexxx" Shines Light On America's Mob Mentality

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American Reflexxx is a short film documenting a social experiment that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Director Alli Coates captured performance artist Signe Pierce as she strutted down a busy oceanside street in stripper garb and a reflective mask. The pair agreed not to communicate until the experiment was completed, but never anticipated the h[...]

 

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There's Always A Need For New, Weird and Better and TokyoThirteen Arts Plans To Supply

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Painter Darryl “13” Bennett of TokyoThirteen Arts was born on Friday the 13th, and sure enough, luck has nothing to do with his success as an artist in his native Washington D.C. Taking the number and its negative connotations, and using it as a symbol for something positive and uplifting is what Bennett is all about. He says he paints from a surreal wor[...]

A Peek Inside Gabriel Moreno's Creative Process

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Madrid based illustrator and artist Gabriel Moreno is letting us into his creative process. He recently shared these images of the process of creating his latest work entitled "Laura." The work was created with Pencil, Pen, Charcoal and Oil and follows suit with his in-depth style. Take a closer look at Gabriel's process and let us know what you think in [...]

Tobias Keene Believes In Art

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World renown painter Tobias Keene reemerges onto the art scene with his first solo exhibit in six years. The message is “beauty, sadness, [and the] inevitability of death and innocence lost.” As I converse with Tobias Keene, just before the opening of his new exhibit Black is the Beauty of the Brightest Day, the Los Angeles based painter speaks of the stor[...]

 

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