Duke Riley is a rebel. Big time. But according to the man himself, he’s also a patriot. Known for pushing social, political, and legal boundaries in his work, Riley’s latest project tops all previous escapades. Trading with the Enemy involved 50 carrier pigeons, a few Cuban cigars, and a lot of guts. Riley bred and trained an […]
Mental institutions are far scarier than any haunted house. Whether deserted or still functioning, I can’t shake the image of skeletal human beings imprisoned, tortured, and experimented on behind those walls. This photo series by Jeremy Harris seems to capture the spirit of those people who used to live confined in these rooms. Exploring the empty buildings before they’re destroyed, […]
I always find something interesting when Josh Gurrie has his dirty mitts all over it. Gurrie is an artist/interesting mind living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who I had the pleasure of working with here in Australia. A creepy mind that drives pencil, paint and anything close by to create loose perfection. He’s legit, humble and still doing it.
James Elliott Moore is a Brooklyn-based nature boy and artist who grew up by the Appalachian mountains. He knows more about Scandinavian black metal that any Swede I know, and there aren’t many horror movies he hasn’t watched. Whatever his format – sculpture, video, photography, drawings – he is always exploring the dark side of human nature using imagery associated with fear, violence and ancient spiritualism to question what the eff is going on in modern American society. You’ll get along with him just fine if you too are fascinated with serial killers, wabi-sabi, and drone sounds.
Long before the Beautiful Losers, Kostas Seremetis was stabbing and slabbing in his Brooklyn fortress of solitude. He rips away the layers of perception to penetrate the psyche’s deepest, darkest recesses. Recent shows in Modena and Boston testify to his prowess. Catch this fast rising star while you can still afford the entry fee. His work is coveted by private collectors.
Devin Troy Strother knows how to throw a party on a canvas with his mixed media explosions of color and cut paper. He’s a California artist transplanted to Brooklyn, and he’s one to watch. When I look at his work, I hear loudness (in a good way).
Kamrooz Aram is an Iranian-born artist that lives in Brooklyn. Pattern plays a big role in his work and he plays with iconography a lot. His series of paintings that have a greenish, night-vision goggle hue are pretty terrifying. Angels and hawks circle around Persian clouds and the point of view seems to be from […]
Born in Japan, but currently living in Brooklyn, artist Hisham Akira Bharoocha’s portfolio is full of amazing photographs, paintings, installations, and even music tracks. But my favorite out of all of his creations, are his collages.
Brooklyn-artist Summer Brennan’s new series of paintings, called Smultronstället, or Where Wild Strawberries Grow, is currently featured on Kickstarter as a highlighted art project. These light-infused, dreamy oil paintings are based on her time spent on a small island off the coast of Sweden and ‘explore ideas of place and belonging, innocence and memory, love […]
I’m interested in the ways in which many textile artists these days, perhaps as a reaction to industry, focus on the process of creation rather than the utility of the resulting creations. Brooklyn-based Emily Barletta discharges emotional and physical pain through the meditative processes of crochet and embroidery. Though Barletta states that her pieces are unplanned and dictated by the properties of each new set of materials, her work consistently references biological forms — parasites, cellular structures, internal organs, amorphous and sea creatures.
Brooklyn-based artist Ben Phelan recently had a few pieces at Nudashank Gallery in Baltimore. One of them, the Dream Machine Device, consists of acrylic orbs fitted with strobing LED lights, making for a truly intense, visceral experience.
Brooklyn-based Joel Holland works freelance for magazines and publishing houses, creating advertisement illustration for agencies and design companies. His portfolio showcases a brilliant use of colour, his designs never being overworked, while his hand lettered type makes him one of my favourite typographers around right now. [see also the illustrations of Brooklyn-based Autumn Whitehurst]
Brooklyn-based artist David Kassan paints such lifelike portraits, they practically leap off the canvas: ‘As an expression of his own calculated observation and visual consumption of surrounding environment, introspective glimpses of reality imbue the art of David Kassan. By immersing himself into his subject matter, Kassan is able to infuse his paiinting with life and realism’.