Posts in New York

Interview: Cassia Cogger On Living Creatively, Story Circles & Art as Yoga

January 3rd, 2017 Posted by Art, Featured, Illustration, Interviews, New York No Comment yet

Cassia Cogger is a powerhouse. She creates courses, writes books, constructs mandalas, and paints. Ahead, we try to figure out how she does it all.

Alternate Perspective Photography from a Renowned Music Video Artist

April 4th, 2016 Posted by Art, Digital, Featured, New York, Photography, Surrealism No Comment yet

His photographs bend space around otherwise familiar cityscapes and natural formations to create new, innovative vistas. Instead of a straight line of trees, we see two orb shaped canopies encompassed by the sky. Instead of a rocky outcropping, the hand of nature itself appears to be reaching upward.

Creative Family Portraiture from an Artist’s Perspective

March 28th, 2016 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, New York, Photography No Comment yet

This artist finds perfection in capturing the moment. Photos of children and family, be it posed or candid, carry with each of them a story behind the stillness. Her photography of women during pregnancy is complimented by a fondness for the personal stories within. From maternity to playtime, she takes on the full journey of the life cycle, pausing along the way to take it all in.

Surreal Cutout Paper Collages by Jay Riggio

March 21st, 2016 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, New York, Surrealism No Comment yet

Most of the people in Riggio’s work have abstracted or replaced heads. The exception is one piece titled, “The Way You Fell In Love With A Girl,” in which all of the subjects’ faces are intact. He includes a male figure in a speedo flying near the top of the frame, but he is perfectly split in two right at the waist. Confusing? Yes. Captivating? Absolutely!

Finding Order in the Chaotic Abstract Art of Juun Y.

February 29th, 2016 Posted by Abstract, Art, Featured, New York, Paintings, Photography, San Francisco, Street Art No Comment yet

Juun Y states,”A creative mess is preferable to an idle neatness,” which works perfectly to represent the artwork he produces. Even though his work is very abstract and unique, it all makes sense and is wonderful to look at.

The 62’s Artistic Anarchy Turns Pop Culture Consumerism On Its Head

December 8th, 2015 Posted by Design, Digital, Events, Featured, Illustration, Installations, Mixed Media, Murals, New York, Paintings, Surrealism No Comment yet

The 62 is one of those rare group of artists who truly stretch the public’s view of just what art is or can be. Anarchy, in the strictest sense, is a belief that order need not be a necessity for civilization. This attitude reflects strongly in The 62’s visual and interactive art. The artists involved each bring their own style and experience with them ranging from involvement in community service to new media design, all in the name of artistic anarchy.

Lorna Simpson’s Artwork Delves Into History with Abstract Ink Portraits

December 1st, 2015 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, Mixed Media, New York, Paintings, Photography No Comment yet

Simpson’s sparse, sepia portraits depict women with anonymity – we see only the line of a shoulder blade or the sweep of a collarbone. This universalizes their bodies but also confronts us with an almost unnerving intimacy. These photos are then interwoven, thematically and literally, with the artifacts of a dark history – braids of hair, lonely shoes, empty dinner plates, and abandoned slave quarters.

Christine Mahoney’s Chaotic and Colorful Landscapes of Abstraction

November 17th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, New York, Paintings No Comment yet

If there’s one world that could describe Christine Mahoney’s painting’s that would be: landscape. However, her paintings aren’t the landscapes of Hockney or naturalist painters. The young New-York native, Los Angeles based artist is a painter documenting growth, that of her own and of the world passing around her. Her paintings are full of inexorable waves of color and energetic movement. The viewer becomes fully engrossed in a world full of landscapes of abstraction.

Chelsea Wolfe Bears Her Bright Storm Down Upon the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY

October 5th, 2015 Posted by Concert Photos, Featured, Music, New York No Comment yet

Chelsea Wolfe has said that there is a brightness in her shadow – a highlight to the looming Gothic image that well represents some of her music, as seen decked across fashion magazines and iconic photo shoots. Wolfe’s visual aesthetic is as well received as her music, which ranges from an elegant singer-songwriter folk style layered with harmonies to the heaviest in slow, brooding, sometimes-byzantine industrial, electronic and metal. There is a glow that comes from the darkness when she performs, and seeing her band live is nothing short of incredible, year after year.

Photo by Leif Zurmuhlen

The Perfectly Moody Collages, Paintings, & Photography of Brooklyn’s Sarah Zar

August 24th, 2015 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, Interviews, Mixed Media, New York No Comment yet

From collages to mixed media, we delve into the mind of an artist whose cerebrality matches her art. 3 words? Intense, pointed, & brilliant.