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Between Grotesque and Beautiful
BY HARUE SUZUKI
@ VOL 159
ON SEP 26, 2018
Fish market worker Harue Suzuki introduces an offbeat world of collage art, using fish intestines ...yes, you read that correctly, fish intestines. “The fresh ones are so colorful and beautiful”, Suzuki san notes. These curious artworks will surely leave us with a sense of wonder. We can’t wait!
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Quest for Truth in a Digital Age
BY LISA WENGER
@ VOL 10
ON JUN 06, 2014
Lisa Wenger's work is a quest for truth in a digital age. As viewers, we are constantly bombarded with images of perfection, which are often so beautiful that they have become grotesque. She chooses to emphasize and praise imperfections in her portraits rather than allow media to persuade us that only perfection is beautiful.
The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains
BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11
ON FEB 06, 2015
Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.
Painting Party Animals
Internationally recognized Miami-based artist Dana Donaty talks about her unique process in creating an intoxicating mix of monstrous party animals and humans on canvas. Her unmistakeable satirical lexicon is a perfect collision of the grotesque, outlandish burlesque, psychological flirtation and a super charged palette that is like a party about to get thoroughly out of control.
From Grotesque to Picturesque (But Actually It's All the Same)
BY NATHAN MARGONI
@ VOL 6
ON SEP 16, 2016
"These paintings are picturesque, balanced, colorful and fun on the surface but underneath, there's something ugly and violent going on."
In From Grotesque to Picturesque (But Actually It's All the Same) at PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 6, Nathan Margoni presents his unsettlingly monstrous artworks and their gradual progress from grotesque to picturesque. Although his newest works are more pleasant on the surface, they aren't what they seem....
Nathan is an artist who never thought he'd wind up back in his hometown of St. Joseph, MI, but that is exactly where he is, and the worst part is that he kind of likes it. After receiving his BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in sculpture from SUNY Purchase College, Nathan slogged it out in New York for a while before returning home to live with his sister for a “couple of months.” “A couple of months” turned out to be 3 years, but he did eventually get a real job at the Krasl Art Center and move out. Through all of this, Nathan has continued to make and exhibit his paintings and sculptures, which are often inspired by the town he grew up and still lives in today.
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Mata is Meta-Data: Mapping the Anthropolithic Age
"Its an ancient god, being awakened, being uploaded, being digitized...along with all the other worldly mythologies." In Mata is Meta-Data: Mapping the Anthropolithic Age from Honolulu Vol. 23 artist Solomon Enos, known for his "Epic Tales of Hi`iakaikapoliopele" interpreted as large scale murals and installations, passionately shares his most recent project, “Polyfantastica”, where evil corporations are personified as grotesque monsters in tales of battles of good over evil. The work is a continuation of his life-long project called “Mata” in which he hopes may unify all the global mythologies and theologies into the final human narrative, hosted as an international public game for children. This is some next level imagination!