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1 Jul 2019

Look down, are you sitting on a chair? If you are, do you know who made it, can you feel and see the grain of the wood, can you describe the color or the shape, is it art? Maybe you aren’t sitting but no matter where you are, whether that is an office or your bedroom or a train station or in a park,...

26 May 2019

Luisa Aguado’s parents, while raising her by the sprawling and notoriously luscious coast in Galicia, Spain, said that they wanted her to do something serious, so she went to school for psychology. But something wasn’t right. She wanted to do something practical with her life, have a good career and...

25 May 2019

 

With a sardonic humor, he can’t seem to help carrying into his art, the Spanish born filmmaker Lander Camarero says that at seventeen he decided to be an artist because “he realized he was terrible at everything else.” But behind the self-deprecation and the cool guy sarcasm, there is something dee...

25 May 2019

How does one grapple with a history of colonization and all that comes with it? How can ancient myth and wisdom be brought into the contemporary age, simultaneously holding the meaning they had when they were made and speaking to the current age as well? How can stories be deconstructed, rearranged,...

25 May 2019

There is something in Hadieh Afshani’s eyes, an absence or loss and it is this feeling that carries into her sparse but complex drawings and painting. Within those eyes, which are dark like her shoulder length hair, there are cityscapes backgrounded by a rusty sky, there are phantoms more shadow tha...

25 May 2019

With a father who was an artist and an art professor and a mother who was an astrologer and a teacher, and a childhood spent star gazing, painting and playing instruments, it seems that being an artist was really the only option for Canadian Born photographer Erica Reade. 

While her education put her...

25 May 2019

It has long been said that parody and satire have the ability to speak deeper truths than forms that are tasked too heavily with being realistic or serious. Through her cartoons, caricatures and animations of Iranian life, Elham is able to bring humor into a system and a society that often sees anyt...

30 Dec 2018

"Stay Strong, Believe in Hell and Fall In Love With Me" is the title of one of Maksym Kazarin's paintings, and this title is a great tell of the depth and drama of the work this man creates. Ukrainian born, Maksim decided to be an artist when he turned 20. He graduated from Economics with a specialt...

29 Dec 2018

Among wooden chairs and oval cabinets, we find Shuya Iida, who left Okayama, Japan, to become one of the most distinguished industrial and furniture designers on this side of the Hudson River.

Since 2010 he has owned and operated his own studio called Shuya Design, a space in Queens that also has a J...

28 Dec 2018

"Art has always been a way of expressing feelings that I did not know how to cure. It still is and I think it's a healthy way to discover life.” Says Paz Garcia, a Spanish actress now based in Brooklyn, who decided to leave her beloved Mallorca for the big apple.

While taking small sips of her chai t...

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