Artist Reviews

  • Elizabeth Waterman – The Purpose of Art

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    Elizabeth Waterman is on the lookout for those moments, places and people, which at first glimpse you walk past, but then you stop and take a few steps back. She is particularly interested in the kind of social gatherings that bring together the creative community of New York such as artists, gallerists, musicians, and performers […]

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  • Liliana Botero: Indigenous Inspiration

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    At first look you may think of it as abstract but inspiration in Liliana Botero’s paintings come in equal parts from figures, tribal elements and nature. Growing up in Colombia, Botero sought inspiration from the indigenous people of Panama and Colombia, the Kuna. Famous for their bright molas – meaning blouse or clothing in Kuna […]

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  • Miru, Shards and I – See One: Made in New York

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    When someone asks where you are from and you are from New York but you ain’t no transplant, you say “born and raised”. Born and raised is also Brooklyn’s See One and so is his iconic, little dragon, Miru which was originally inspired by Japanese cartoon characters. But while Miru’s been gaining popularity in and […]

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  • Andy Golub: Everyday is Bodypainting Day

    Ali Cayenne body painting by Andy Golub, photo: Harry Martin

    In the last few years, Andy Golub has become notoriously known as New York’s body painter and for having “stressful conversations with the police” for doing no wrong but only what he loves; painting on humans. His most recent project, Body Painting Day, was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which brought together hundreds of […]

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  • JPO: Artist Making Headlines with Gap

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    John Paul O’Grodnick, aka JPO, has put the Bronx on the map for contemporary art making headlines with his recent deal to create one-of-a-kind, limited edition jeans for Gap. Growing up in an artistic household in Connecticut, JPO says his dad’s music career and his older sister’s interest in New York art, was his early-age […]

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  • Chris Dyer Positive Creations

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    Trying to connect modern visions to ancient worlds with optimism and hopes for universal love, Chris Dyer is a visionary artist whose style is an extraordinary representation of celestial beings maneuvering through psychedelic journeys and complex scenes interacting with characters from other realms and dimensions. The artist’s own spiritual beliefs and Peruvian-heritage are the influences […]

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  • Andre Mauro: Human Imperfection

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    Figure and cubism still exists in the art of self-taught contemporary artist, Andre Mauro. The artist says his works brings “an ancient technique to a modern world” and although his aim is towards a more primitive and expressionist approach, Mauro says, he feels the need to continue the legacy of the proclaimed, Pablo Picasso. In […]

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  • PJ Linden: Where Art meets Meticulous Design

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    Inspired by nature and aquatic life, PJ Linden has tapped into a niche somewhere between fine art and design, and because of her perfectionist skills, it is often assumed her work is machine made. “It’s just a platform where my obsessive compulsiveness lives” the artist says of the meticulous nature-inspired pattern designs. “[My medium] has […]

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  • Sek3: From Graffiti Kid to Gallery Owner & Why To Invest In Street Art

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    From a graffiti kid in the 90’s to gallery owner and just a straight up guy, Sek3 has served the New York Street Art scene for well, most of his life, with no signs of ever slowing down. Recently, the artist landed a major project in Nigeria, where he painted a tribute commissioned by the […]

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  • Zeren Badar: A New Type of Still Life

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    Red number 5 and blue number 13 atop Van Gogh’s self-portrait. In the making of his photographic collage works, New York – based artist, Zeren Badar, uses “cheaply-printed” master paintings, contemporary foods, and other found objects highlighting the absurdity of the  concept of consumerism against early 20th century social conventions. What are the biggest challenges of collage […]

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  • Kukula: Art By No Ordinary Girl

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    Upon entering the fantasy world of Connecticut-based illustrator, Kukula, there are eerie feelings of resignation, sadness and, in a strange way, love. Perhaps you can think of Alice in Wonderland only if falling down the rabbit hole led to a world of war. Kukula is an Israeli – America artist born just outside Tel Aviv. […]

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  • Reuse and recycle: Francisco de Pajaro “Art Is Trash”

    Francisco de Pajaro "Art is Trash"

    How can you tell a good piece of art from a piece trash? Is there a difference between found objects, recycled materials and umm…trash? Francisco de Pajaro, aka “Art is Trash”, is a Barcelona-based artist that transforms piles of OUR trash into works of art before the garbage truck rides off. No sugarcoating, no gimmicks. […]

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  • The World of Matthew Denton Burrows

    Matthew Denton Burrows

    Matthew Denton Burrows is a storyteller; he is a visual activist, an illustrator and the narrator of the wonderful world within Denton Burrows art. You do not just look at his work, you get lost in it. Following his 2013 graduation from the School of Visual Arts, Burrows has accomplished a crazy successful solo-exhibition at Greenpoint […]

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  • Artist Michael Alan On The Watch

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    Just a quick visit to Michael Alan’s art studio, or his social-media presence, is guaranteed to prove that abstract painting is still alive amongst contemporary artists. The city never seizes to amaze with its art culture, and if we could have a top ten list of artists to invest in, artist Michael Alan – “an alien […]

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  • MAHO KINO: IN A NUTSHELL

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    Compared to the mug, her hands look tiny. She smiles soothingly and sips the lukewarm tea. Everything about Maho oozes elegance and her je ne sais quoi reminds me of what she’s famous for: cute, frivolous peanuts. They dance and think, laugh and celebrate. They’re born entertainers and try to make the most of ‘the […]

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