TALISMANIC ANIMALS BY ERICH J MOFFITT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Seattle based artist Erich J. Moffitt paints fables, told with totemic animals, archetypes and talismanic objects. Moffitt is an internationally exhibited painter and illustrator, born in 1982, in the United States. His work often re-imagines classical themes from legend and myth via contemporary subject matter, frequently in a narrative style. His paintings are fables, featuring totemic animal archetypes and talismanic objects.

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SATIRICAL CANVASES BY THIERRY BRUET

by Ariadna Zierold

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Thierry Bruet has painted and sculpted for over 35 years. His grand canvases shaped by a consciously classical slant and executed with traditional oil techniques, are witty, satirical and replete with carefully observed details. One side of him tends towards caricature and the grotesque, the other towards elegance and refinement.

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ART HISTORY IN CONTEMPORARY LIFE BY ALEXEY KONDAKOV

by Ariadna Zierold

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Ukranian artist and designer Alexey Kondakov merges figures from classical oil paintings with photographic scenes of modern Naples. The figures effortless merge with their present day surroundings, two women looking perfectly bored flipping through comic books in the back of a dusty book store, while a different woman takes a nap beside a latte and half-eaten sandwich. See more amusing juxtapositions from “Art History in Contemporary Life” here.

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SANDRA YAGI EXPLORES THE HUMAN PSYCHE

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco based Sandra Yagi, whose art examines the human psyche,  is influenced by nature and science, all done with classical aesthetics.

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Contemporary culture, human folly and an obsessive curiosity for the macabre provide the fuel for Yagi’s subject matter. Her work is inspired by the natural sciences as well as by the classical drawing techniques of the old masters, including anatomical studies by artists such as Andreas Vesalius and Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. Yagi’s recent paintings incorporate anatomical imagery to explore the human psychological condition, such as cutaway skulls portraying our basic human drives and the thin veneer of humanity overlaying our animal nature.

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Love You Too, Ali Helnwein: part 2

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Ali Helnwein is the Sonic Youth of Classical Music. He reformats the music scene of Los Angeles in Chinatown alleys, skateboarding parks, and downtown lofts. This summer, find him in an art gallery with artist Vanessa Prager whom we interviewed here. They collaborate on Love You Too.

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Love You Too, Ali Helnwein: part 2

AH1
Ali Helnwein is the Sonic Youth of Classical Music. He reformats the music scene of Los Angeles in Chinatown alleys, skateboarding parks, and downtown lofts. This summer, find him in an art gallery with artist Vanessa Prager whom we interviewed here. They collaborate on Love You Too.

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Posted By Juxtapoz Magazine