ANTHROPOMORPHIC AMAZONIAN WOMEN BY MAREN KARLSON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Berlin based Maren Karlson makes drawings of powerful Amazonian women interfacing in a world of recurrent tropes that range from dominatrix Mickey Mouse, hyper-geometric interiors, and half-burnt cigarettes. The character is mammoth, with undulating arms and an anthropomorphic braid; badass, aggressive and splendid. Her ladies hold their fists high, they’re vulgar and violent and unapologetically beautiful.

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WILD PORTRAITS BY JOHN PAUL FAUVES

by Ariadna Zierold

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Costa Rican contemporrary artist John Paul Fauves‘ work is full of meaning and critique; covered in color and intensity. Both his alias and his style are influenced by Fauvism, but his game of faces, tones and brushstrokes add a vibrant touch of singularity.

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“I have painted since I can remember, I now understand that this passion for art is the soul trying to express through colors and strokes. My inspiration comes from the Fauvist movement. This being an individualistic style that lacks a classical order , and which in turn uses color to communicate feelings . Expressionism is clearly my interpretation of Art.” John Paul Fauves

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RIP, Maurice Sendak

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Two really sad loses over the past 5 days, as yesterday we have lost Where the Wild Things Are author, Maurice Sendak, at the age of 83. He was seeing a bit of resurgence with his legacy over the past 4 years, with retrospectives in museums such as the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, as well as Spike Jonze taking his masterful children’s book to the screen with a wonderful, heartfelt interpretation.

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Todd James “King of the Wild Frontier” @ Gering & Lopez, NYC

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Todd “REAS” James will be doing two shows in one come March 1 at Gering & Lopez in NYC. King of the Wild Frontier will feature James’ now iconic Somali pirate pieces, and a recreation of Street Market’s “Vandals Bedroom,” last seen at MOCA’s Art in the Streets.

Says Gering & Lopez, “both vandals and pirates step over invisible boundaries put in place by faceless power structures every day. Both also anonymously make claims (to space or to cargo), their deeds forcing society to confront the undeniable complexity of right and wrong. It is this sense of injustice that informs and energizes James’ work. The fact that James is able to do this with a generous amount of humor is his unique ability.”

From The Citrus Report

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