Posts Tagged ‘Fan Mail’

Fan Mail: Eva Voutsaki

Eva Voutsaki. From the Traces Within series, 2006-2016. Courtesy of the Artist.

Mythology, memory, and a fascination with the nocturnal are some of the underlying themes in Eva Voutsaki’s photographs. Originally from Drakona, a small village on the island of Crete in Greece, the artist documents and commemorates the unique way in which she understands her ongoing experience as a “modern immigrant.” Now living in Brighton, UK, Voutsaki grapples with notions of migration and belonging, and the[…..]

Fan Mail: Darren Reid

Darren Reid. Sunrise, I left you Sleeping, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 62.9 x 33.4 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Darren Reid’s journey into his current painting practice could be described as fortuitous. Four years ago, the self-taught artist found himself in a sad predicament. He needed to either put his dog to sleep or commit to giving her a shot of insulin every eight hours. In choosing the latter, Reid found his life transformed into a restrictive cycle of caretaking that meant he was[…..]

Fan Mail: Karen Ostrom

Karen Ostrom. The Execution, 2005; chromogenic print; 30 x 30 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Holiday in Hope is the name of the fictional fishing village created by Brooklyn-based, Canadian-born artist Karen Ostrom. Conceived in 2001 in the form of photographic tableaus, the village primarily exists through the depiction of various characters that inhabit it. Holiday in Hope is manifested in threads and series; it’s an implied space that harbors references to communities transformed by industrialization, the erosion of traditional[…..]

Fan Mail: Jonas Holmer

Jonas Holmer. Endless Rainbows (video still), 2012; looping video installation. Courtesy of the Artist.

A computer programmer by day and an artist and musician by night, Jonas Holmer has created a body of work shaped by multiple frames of reference and methodologies. The Stockholm-based artist produces digital and installation works that explore the play between technology, music, and aesthetics. Holmer has an eye for creating illusions of depth. Endless Rainbows (2012) is one example of how the artist utilizes graphic and[…..]

Fan Mail: Eric G. C. Weets

Eric G. C. Weets. The Eric G. C. Weets. Looking Around, 2013; oil on canvas; 31.1 x 31.1 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

For Eric G. C. Weets, size does matter. Since 2007 he has been creating sprawling canvases of intertwined line drawings in his studio in Pune, India, where the Belgian artist has lived for the past twenty-three years. In searching for a means to document human experience through form, Weets discovered in scale a conceptual and practical mechanism that served his desire for an expansive, albeit[…..]

Fan Mail: Ashley Pastore

Ashley Pastore. Real Women Make Their Mark; pen, tea, cut magazine; 40 x 32 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Ashley Pastore has a thing for old science and life magazines. Poring over dated issues of National Geographic, Pastore has come to appreciate the visual aesthetic and color palette of print from the ’50s to ’80s, which she describes as being rich, deep, and full-bodied. After scouring Craigslist and rummaging through random thrift stores, the artist now has a sizable collection of vintage magazines that[…..]

Fan Mail: Victor Solomon

Victor Solomon. You Know I Gotta Show Out, 2015; glass, mirror, lead, 24K gold-plated high polish steel, wood, Swarovski crystal; 44 in x 40 in x 20 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

For a year, Victor Solomon apprenticed with stained-glass masters who taught him everything he needed to know about this oft-forgotten craft. Solomon is not a stained-glass artist, and though he doesn’t particularly aspire to be one, an idea took a hold of him and compelled him to take up this traditional medium. Literally Balling is an ongoing project in which the San Francisco-based artist explores[…..]