Author archives: GREATeclectic

Timothy Hutto's Manifesto

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Timothy Hutto is an artist who mainly works with photography. Through the study of sign processes, signification and communication Hutto touches overlapping themes of pragmatism and code through rubbish theory and composition. Reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as mass-produced objects and their relationship with popular culture and media, w[...]

Let's File This Under: Third-Party Embarrassment.

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When a privileged white celebrity poorly dances with brown bodies used as expendable props, the entire country collectively cringes. Because no in America is in the mood. With the last couple of weeks we've had as a country it's difficult to shake off the cultural appropriation of Taylor Swift's video for her new single "Shake It Off." Even though, in a post[...]

Public Displays of Intimacy

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“Within every being, there is an undeniable desire and insatiable appreciation for self-expression. It is only natural that we are inspired by each other.” –Fang Ling Lee One cannot deny the astronomical impact that technological advancements have had on the way we communicate with one another. Being social has never been easier, or more addictive. Friends,[...]

Forever, Star Trak

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"In search of" by N*E*R*D. Marker on CD cover illustration By Blue. According to Blue, "Provider [is the] greatest song ever." Forever, Star Trak. #nowplaying N.E.R.D. - Provider

Because We're Not In Kansas Anymore

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Anyone from any small town with big city dreams can relate to this. Living the NYC/London/LA/Chicago/Berlinorwhatever, hustle hustle lifestyle knows we're not in Kansas anymore. That's why I'm currently enamored with the work of New York based artist John Paul OG. His ironic tags have been popping up all over New York, Chicago and Philly streets. Pursue the [...]

A Trip Through Sajjad Musa's Brave New World

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Mixed Media artist Sajjad Musa is currently focusing efforts on collage art. His process involves working with black vintage ads (some of which are derogatory) and juxtaposing them with other elements to change the original context to more surrealistic themes. Sajjad Musa is a NYC based artist. Using a variety of techniques and mediums such as stencil, colla[...]

Happy Colors Brings Rhythm To Life

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There are few guys that do it the way Happy Colors does. His rhythms come correct with endless latin flare and influences, and he's still killing moombahton, twerk, house, and beyond, all with a notoriously sarcastic sense of humor to boot. The "HAY MI MADRE" video embodies all this in three minutes, along with a whole lot of booty, and infectious sounds tha[...]

Notre Chauvet Fuse Renaissance and Pop Art

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There's nothing new under the sun. That statement rings true, especially in creative endeavors. In my opinion, the best work is that which combines unique things from the past to create an uncanny, new thing. That's why I love the work of Notre Chauvet. These Melbourne based artists focus on combining a renaissance / pop art fusion with a contemporary disco[...]

Abdu Ali Is The Oracle Of King Queenz

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Abdu Ali came in 2014 real cute or whatever. Propelling out of Baltimore, Abdu Ali is a musician who raps, sings, and chants over unorthodox beats for the creation of inspirational melodic poetry. In a year since the release of his debut project, INVICTOS, and this Fall’s Push + Slay, he has become known for his consistent energetic performances, spiritualiz[...]

US Post Modern

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In case you haven't read the news, we might as well kiss the USA goodbye in 15 years or so. But, rain or shine, Gordon Holden is going postal with his first Exhibition A print, appropriating a piece of classic American iconography in a stroke of meta-rebranding. Holden reminds us here that art, like the postal service, is a delivery system for ideas—plus it'[...]

Sexism Sells

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"Because for every big story of blatant sexism that I tell, there are dozens of far more subtle ones that I could be relating." #overheard     "Beyond these are even more subtle and complicated aspects, such as the perpetual feeling of being trapped into having to choose between either conforming to the stereotype of being a woman, or confor[...]

DAAS Finks U Freeky

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DAAS is a Japan based American contemporary artist, widely known for his bold, colorful, geometric paintings and murals. Drawing inspiration from the interplay between chaos and control, he synthesizes line, geometric shapes, rich textures and vivid colors to produce work that uses both representational and abstract elements to create recognizable forms such[...]

The Path to Englightenment According to Yu-Chun "Pony" Ma

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It's not sunny in Sunnyside, NY, But Yu-Chun "Pony" Ma makes up for it with his neon bright work. Pony is a Pop Surrealist artist born in Taipei city, Taiwan, but based currently in New York City. Pony began drawing at an early age after being heavily inspired by Japanese manga. However at the age of 15, his art stopped progressing when he began studying Ele[...]