Michal Chelbin’s photographs of prisoners in the Ukraine and Russia makes me think who is this person? Chelbin chose to not discuss the prisoners crimes until after the photo shoot was over. The result is a haunting series of images that make the viewer ask who is this person? Why is he dressed like this? What does it mean to be locked up? And can we guess what a person’s crime is just by looking at his portrait?
Peter Doig’s dreamlike narrative paintings are based on photographs but never painted in a photorealist style. In this video Doig gives viewers a behind the scenes look at his 2008 show at the Tate Britian. Sharing stories about the creation of various works, Peter discusses how a new painting was left outside in the rain to get stains and also shares a suitcase full of reference images that were used to make the paintings. Watch the full video after the jump.
Seattle based illustrator Stacey Rozich’s work is littered with vibrant tribal patterns and drawings based on folklore. She brings an animated, lively, modern perspective to stories of myth. Her pattern work and line work are nothing short of exhilarating, playing reference to southwestern art, and tribal marks.
Los Angeles artist Eric Yahnker opened the doors of his downtown studio to Beautiful/Decay and Visual Creatures to give our readers insight into his witty, iconic work that is layered with pop culture influences and the deconstruction of its icons. Eric discusses his career change from Journalism to art, his disdain for painting, and his love of Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Rodney Dangerfield. Watch the full video after the jump!
The talented folks at Adult Swim have teamed up with Mastadon to bring you a cute, cuddly, and sickly twisted music video for their single Deathbound that is chock full of angry muppets causing chaos and destruction. Watch the full video after the jump.