A Wah Do Dem by Boogie

Known as one of the most influential photographers of street culture in the new millennium, Boogie emerges once again to spark our curiosity and narrate authentic stories in his own raw style. A Wah Do Dem, Boogie’s sixth monograph, and his first one in color, takes us far away from the familiarity of the West, and throws us into the noisy and cryptic underbelly of Kingston, Jamaica. Through his pictures, Boogie illustrates both the madness and humanity of a complex place, where poverty, violence and crime are often dominant elements of daily life. He relies on his instincts to gain the trust of people who live on the edge of society, and to photograph their world in an honest and objective way. “I was waiting in a back alley, all the way down the lane, in one of the sketchiest neighborhoods in Kingston. It was pitch dark, and it felt like I had been waiting forever. At some point, a guy wearing a creepy horror movie mask and carrying an M-16 appeared from the dark,”Boogie writes in his introductory text, “Even though I was brought there by a friend of a friend, I was really nervous, you never know when things might turn ugly. After a brief introduction, I started taking pictures of the guy, roll after roll, I couldn’t stop. It was the last night of my first trip to Kingston, Jamaica, and at that moment I knew I had to come back again very soon.”

Airport In Security by Tirtzah Bassel

Tirtzah Bassel’s “Airport In Security” was a large-scale installation made entirely of duct tape that explored the relationship between public space and private, vulnerable encounters. It focused on airport passengers hypnotized by their smartphones, and cringeworthy, uncomfortable TSA body and bag searches.

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Bassel, who was originally trained as an oil painter, utilized duct tape on the walls of galleries and buildings to break the limitations of canvases and traditional mediums.

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security

Live Performance and Portraits by Filippos Tsitopolous

Liverpool based artist, Filippos Tsitopolous, constructs systems of performance works for his various installations such as  “The Cabinet of Curiosities of Mr. Bonsai” and other works.  Tsistopoulos uses music, photography, video and live theater to create a story for each of these intriguing portrait paintings.

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People as paintings by Alexa Meade

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A lot of people know about the work of Alexa Meade, who paints on people so they look like fine artworks. You can almost be confused at what you are looking at because the work is done well, so detailed, and so precise. Yahoo! says she “creates photographs that could easily be mistaken for paintings.” She turns people into paintings, and they become performance art.

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Paintings by Andrew Hem

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We just saw Andrew Hem’s work on Booooooom today, and sometimes just a talented painter can do the trick for you. Writer Amanda Erlanson says about Hem’s work, “Andrew Hem’s introspective, otherworldly paintings explore realities one step away from our everyday waking life. What if our thoughts flickered across the surface of our skin like ephemeral silent movies? What if spirits walked among us, trying to find their path? What if there were no racism, and even the most outlandish people were accepted? What if the children of Andrew’s native land had been allowed to live in peace and thrive?”

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