I’m usually into very loud and boisturous paintings but there is something extremely rewarding in the quiet and subtle portraits by Shauna Born. Each modestly sized painting features a sitter looking blankly into the viewer. The sitters don’t do much in the paintings but the piercing looks in their eyes warn you of a hurricane of emotions that is to come.
She Is Frank mixes bizarre scenarios and bold retro sets to create captivating fashion photography. A personal favorite is the image above. Who doesn’t like to see beautiful images of models eating Chinese food with such vigor?
Dan Attoe has a new show up in Berlin at Peres Projects. The places in Attoe’s new work are psychologically pregnant. Some feature groups of people doing a focused activity together, like camping or going to a dirt track demolition derby. There’s enough detail that we can put ourselves into the places, and hear the moon crickets, or smell the b.o., beer, and car exhaust mixing into a sort of glorious perfume. Many artists are concerned with myth making, and that’s because we live on the Earth, but in a world. A world isn’t a physical thing – it’s a story we tell ourselves to make sense of our experience. Attoe’s newest work conjures places in order to get at the heart of that human story, and he’s weaving a spell of world-making as much as image-making here. All the images in this post are courtesy of Peres Projects. Dan’s show is up until November 5th.
Does an artist’s, like a pro-wrestler’s, value depend on his or her physical mass? Not necessarily; however, Faye Mullen’si am an artist and i weigh physically contextualizes the worth of the artist in a quantiﬁed way with the intention to resurface the question of self worth and the value of the artist’s creative output.