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Introducing Andy Warhol for the 21st Century

By Jelena Martinovic
No artist has contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture as much as Andy Warhol did. Having omnivorous curiosity and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, he had created an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium, at...
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10 Fashion Brands Embracing Street Art

By Jelena Martinovic
Street art and graffiti first appeared on American subways in the 1970s as an act of creative vandalism, later reaching Europe in the 1980s alongside hip-hop music. Its beginnings are entangled with the art, youth culture, music and fashion of New York at the time, with artists moving easily...
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Mexican Muralism: Art as a Vehicle for Change and Rebellion

By Jelena Martinovic
No other movement proposed and produced art for the people quite like Mexican muralism, entwined with its nation's history, culture and tradition with such dedication and vision. Spurred by the Mexican Revolution and succeeding civil war, it sought to reunify the country, but also educate the...
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Jessica Yatrofsky on Creativity, Poetry, Sexuality and Feminism

By Jelena Martinovic
Jessica Yatrofsky is a creative who lets her ideas dictate the medium. Whether working on photography, film or (more recently) writing, her work is direct, raw and provocative. A truly multifaceted artist, she explores themes of body politics, beauty and gender in a compelling,...
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Iconic Photographs by Janette Beckman Get a Graffiti Makeover

By Jelena Martinovic
British photographer Janette Beckman began her career working for influential music magazines Melody Maker and The Face, shooting bands like the Sex Pistols and The Clash. As punk subculture yielded to no one, Beckman used her camera to document the transformative...
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Maureen Drennan: A Compelling and Intimate Glimpse into Removed Communities

By Jelena Martinovic
The work of Maureen Drennan provides thoughtful insight into what it means to live a life removed. A photographer from New York City, Maureen is drawn to beautiful, remote locations and exploring the lives lived there. She examines how the surrounding landscape informs communities...
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Dean Roper Offers a Fresh Take on Contemporary Ceramics

By Jelena Martinovic
A classically trained ceramist, Dean Roper decided to invert his art school teachings and trade formal technique for what he refers to as a “summer camp” aesthetic. Roper is also the founder of the controversial ceramics blog Weed-Craft and a co-founder of the design...
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Inside the Colorful Imaginarium of Ricardo Cavolo

By Jelena Martinovic
Ricardo Cavolo is a storyteller. Born in his father’s painting studio in Spain, he was brought up in a world of painting, drawing and color. Known for a vibrant visual language, Ricardo invokes a wide range of sources that include folk art, traditional and modern tattoo culture,...
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The Alternative Pop Universe of José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

By Jelena Martinovic
By remixing and manipulating images and icons from popular culture, the Mexican artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has created a universe that is often described as dark and gritty but strikingly real. Exploring the general theme of the loss of innocence, he places familiar and...
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Exploring Dreams with Chie Yoshii

By Jelena Martinovic
Japan-born and Los Angeles based, painter Chie Yoshii creates a surreal universe that carries immense emotional potential. Using a contrasting mix of techniques and styles, she’s focused on exploring timeless psychological themes and their relationship to mythical archetypes. While...
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Zoé Byland Fuses the Past and Present into Rich Visual Narratives

By Jelena Martinovic
The art of Zoé Byland eludes time and space. Combining many traditional and modern influences, from vintage photography, film noir, graphic novels, superheroes and tattoos to classical genres of art history, she produces works imbued with a spectrum of meanings. Within this...
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Dan Lam on Her Drippy, Otherworldly Sculptures

By Jelena Martinovic
Polymorphous and multitextural, Dan Lam’s sculptures arouse all the senses. Working with polyurethane foam, acrylic paint and resin, she creates dripping and oozing sculptures which, as she explains, exist somewhere between beautiful and ugly. Characterized by neon hues, curvaceous...
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11 Photographers That Captured the Voices of Counterculture

By Jelena Martinovic
Beats, teds, punks, hippies — there was a time when young people explicitly and unmistakably made it clear which pack they belonged to. Often defined by musical tastes, slang, fashion and questionable hairstyles, their shared culture was characterized by certain symbolic systems and...
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Erin M. Riley on Transforming Challenging Moments into Epic Tapestries

By Jelena Martinovic
The work of the Brooklyn-based artist Erin M. Riley navigates the experiences we all share. Using wool yarn that she hand-dyes, manipulates and deconstructs, Riley preserves intimate yet transient moments through intricate, hand-woven tapestries that explore theconsequences of living in our...
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The Runway x the Street: Art-Inspired Fashion Designs

By Jelena Martinovic
Though marginalized at first, street art and graffiti has taken the world by storm over the last two decades, quickly evolving into a desirable art form. What started as a subversive and radical act of creative vandalism is now displayed and adored in galleries and museums worldwide. While...
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Learn & Skate Unites Skateboarding and Street Art for a Good Cause

By Jelena Martinovic
Living in Toulouse, France and being passionate about skateboarding, Jean Claude Geraud invested a lot of time and energy into discovering different skate routes and cultures around the world. One day, he came across a video on skateboarding in the Ugandan countryside in Africa and was...
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Go Cross-Country with Keith Haring

By Jelena Martinovic
During his tragically short but prolific artistic career, Keith Haring left a deep mark on the world of contemporary art, inspiring generations of future artists. After arriving in New York in 1978, Haring immersed himself in its downtown culture, quickly becoming a fixture in the vibrant...
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Eduardo Sarabia: Visual Narratives of Mexican Border Culture

By Jelena Martinovic
Blurring fact and fiction, artist Eduardo Sarabia creates works inspired by the illicit economies and folk history of northern Mexico, at the same time exploring his Mexican-American identity. Using materials favored by local craftspeople, such as ceramics, handwoven textiles and glass, he...
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Inside Abigail Goldman’s Intricate Crime Scene Dieoramas

By Jelena Martinovic
Executed in intricate detail, dioramas present us with three-dimensional microcosms that pique our curiosities, by displaying the strange beauty that comes from capturing our world in miniature. The artist Abigail Goldman has took the seemingly innocent art of diorama to a...