DECONTEXTUALIZED COLLAGES BY MATT HANSEL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Matt Hansel’s work (previously featured here) wrestles with the concept of the self and the human desire to be seen and remembered. He brings the Renaissance into the 21st century through image manipulation and decontextualization, combining the rigor of traditional European painting with the conceits of 20th century conceptual art.

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OLD WORLD AESTHETICS BY OMAR RAYYAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Martha’s Vineyard based artist Omar Rayyan‘s bucolic surroundings compliment and help inspire his “old world” aesthetic toward painting. Although looking to the past for inspiration and guidance from the great oil painters of the Northern Renaissance and the Romantic and Symbolist painters of the 19th century, he has picked watercolor as his medium of choice.

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Omar’s primary market is geared towards children’s and young adult’s magazine and books, doing cover and interior illustrations. He has also illustrated several children’s picture books.

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REINASSANCE REMAKE OF DISNEY PRINCESSES BY THUNYAMON CHAROENSUTTIKULA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Bangkok-based graphic designer Thunyamon Charoensuttikula recreates the magic of Disney princesses, this time with a renaissance twist. The series titled “Disney princesses in the Renaissance” which merges modern pop culture characters and their respective storyline with classical fine art painting techniques.

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How Not to Be an Art Hater…

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We love art and hate art all at the same time. Its sort of a condition of most people we know these days. Most things, in fact, everything, was better before the Internet, when we had books and smart people could actually be smart in peace without all this crap we hear everyday from mediocre intellects. (We are mediocre, we know that, so we feel sorry for the Chomsky’s of the world).

But somebody on the Art21 blog took the time to created this list: How Not to Be an Art Hater. Clever shits they are.

A few highlights… love the 1st one…

1.     Stop being so pretentious about not being pretentious.  If you like Tilda Swinton, Antony and the Johnsons, and Lars Von Trier, then you should have more tolerance for what you deem “affected” art and, by proxy, its bespectacled audience.

5.     Stop watching pirated versions of mediocre comedies like The Beaver. Either watch a Werner Herzog movie or Glitter, not these hypnotically inane exercises in Wes Anderson “quirkiness.”

6.     Vary your exhibitions; don’t only attend youngish contemporary spaces.  Example: this amazing show about faces in the Renaissance.

8.     Stop getting mad at tourists. It’s just bad karma.

IRA WOOHOO

I live in St. Petersburg, Russia, this city inspires.

I take pix of my friends and things that are important for me. to remember, like taking reports.

I use a Canon 500d, Zenit ET, Kiev-88, Polaroid 35mm.

Sorry “trained in photography” means photo schools or something  like this? then no, but I like to visit master-classes and exhibitions.

My influances are classics of photography, the Renaissance, barokko style,

In five years I see myself living in United States and working on myself, be useful for society, enjoying life, donno..

What makes me happy: tasty food, comfortable shoes, people on bycicles too.

See more of her work here

Posted from Battle at 3 A.M.

The work of Vera Lutter

Boogie is really into the work of German photographer, Vera Lutter, and to be honest, we are, too. Her work with the camera obscura has sort of revived an older element of photography, and sort of revived a fine art element of photography as well, with her subject matter being focused mainly on architecture and industrial landscapes.  She runs in the Gagosian crowd, so you can see, the work is very respected.

Renaissance Reduxx: The Solo Show of Kelly Castillo

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Melding the classic with the modern is tough to successfully pull off, but Kelly Castillo does so in a beautifully illustrative manner. The premier of her 2010 series, Renaissance Reduxx, is a feminist critique of the modern day Renaissance women submitting to and breaking out of societal confines.

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Posted By Juxtapoz Magazine