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FORCES — The TAX Collection & Tambaran2 Gallery group show opens

October 11, 2019 2:33 PM
New York

The TAX collection is an online media powerhouse dedicated to showcasing contemporary artists. Tambaran2 is an Upper East Side art gallery focused on museum-quality tribal artwork. The two companies have previously collaborated on three exhibitions (Far-Off, Americana, and Passage).

10011 was invited to experience the opening of FORCES, a group show exhibiting five artists exploring natural phenomena in multiple media. Amelia Paige (Instagram) photographed the event, focusing on the art’s tangibility.

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Watch 1991 by Azealia Banks

October 11, 2019 1:18 PM
New York

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Notes / “Natural Born Killers” turns 25; is it Oliver Stone’s best film?

October 9, 2019 4:47 PM

Think modern day apocalyptica — Bonnie and Clyde style. Natural Born Killers, a 1994 Oliver Stone film, garnered a certain level of baseline critique for depicting modern media’s violence obsession. That was to be expected. But for a director, a veteran himself, with a history of realistic war and politics films under his belt, it was surprising the press interpreted Natural Born Killers as a sum of its gory depictions (missing the intelligently satirical & sharply critical intentions altogether).

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Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium by Phillip Lopez

August 16, 2019 9:16 PM
Los Angeles

"Just my friend Nathan Mitchell and I waking up at 5 am. No permits, 3 takes. I just strongly believe that the camera should move with the dancer, and that needs to be a dance as well, especially when it comes to eye contact to lens," writes filmmakers Phillip Lopez about the artistic process behind this short.

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Turnpike Ike by Rick Ross

August 15, 2019 4:43 PM
Miami

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Charlotte Billingham; neither awake nor asleep

August 5, 2019 4:28 PM
Shropshire

What is your background?

I am a mixed-media artist and secondary school art teacher living and working in Shropshire, England. After completing a Fine Art degree at Loughborough University in 2011 I went on to study for a PGCE in Art & Design and have been teaching at the same school since 2012 which I absolutely love.

Teaching became the biggest part of my life and over time my own art practice became non-existent. Over the past three years I have made a conscious decision to re-engage with my practice again and feel more connected than ever with the forever evolving ‘art world’.

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Interview with Stefano Bosis in collaboration with coeur et art

Esther Harrison
July 31, 2019 2:49 PM
Berlin

Stefano Bosis is one of those individuals who was always destined to become an artist, I would even go so far to argue he could only survive to work as an artist.

Born in Milan, Bosis who lives and works in Berlin holds a University degree not in art but in Digital Communication and Programming, forced into it by his worried father, as his son had spent an alarming amount of his time as a teenager hanging out at the Atelier of the then-emerging Egyptian artist Gamal Meleka who had worked for a few years in Milan to develop his own individual style. For five years Bosis notoriously persistent would take in everything he saw like a sponge, learning especially about colours from Meleka. He picked up the techniques of drawing while spending some considerable time living with street artists on Barcelona's Ramblas, learning from the artists who would draw tourist portraits on the asphalt.

Images by Martin Peterdamm

Words by Esther Harrison

In collaboration with coeur et art

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Jonathan Travis

July 29, 2019 6:19 PM
New York

How did your relationship with art begin? Do you have artists in your family?

My relationship with art began very organically.  I always felt a natural draw to certain types of objects, even as a kid.  This ranged from objects of extreme antiquity (I wanted to be an archaeologist as a child and still find ancient cultures fascinating), sports memorabilia, street art, to eventually fine art. I typically gravitate towards works that are labor intensiveness, detailed, and require a lot of skill and time to create.  I was kind of a strange kid growing up, I would go from football practice directly to an antique fair.
I do not have any artists in my family, nor has my family been interested in collecting art.  I've hung several of my works in my parent's home and recently helped them buy their second work, so I'm changing that!

Is there a particular art form that most interests you?

Yes absolutely.  Figurative painting is definitely the most interesting to me.  I like some abstract art, but it does not speak to me in the same way. I love to study a painting that has a narrative.  I find it very rewarding to understand why the artist created what they did and being able to decipher that myself through the imagery.

"I'm also curating a show opening October 24th in Tribeca which I'm extremely excited about. It's my first attempt at doing any type of curatorial work so I'm stoked about it."

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Maritza Merk's Crazy Place

July 25, 2019 3:52 PM
New York

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Interview with Johannesburg artist Joe Turpin

July 25, 2019 10:01 AM
Johannesburg

Is there anything about your work that you would consider to be poetic?

There is. I think a work can have a poetic nature when it presents itself in a light of story or description. I feel that emotions, and understandings hide beneath my work, and only certain people feel or see them. Certain experiences I have gone through, felt, and then speak about in my work. But they are always there. Not visible to everybody… this is poetic to me.

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Jessica Simorte; Radical Softness

Max Manning
July 22, 2019 9:37 AM

I have one point of envy for those who are unfamiliar with Jessica Simorte’s work. They have yet to experience her tiny painting’s offered surprises of aggressive sensitivity and radical softness, for the first time. You’ve seen paintings like these before, but then again, you haven’t. The paintings are built with a language of visual paradox that is specific to the new generation of art and visual culture, and for all of their surprise and unexpectedness, these works can very well be situated under the umbrella of The New Sincerity. This is work that is at home in the white cube, which we well know is being dissolved in an acid bath, as well as domestic space, and the internet’s public space. The paintings are inviting and soulful, but despite these warm and fuzzy notions, they are not naïve or academically ignorant. In our bleak social moment, art that presents a beautifully optimistic and empathic way of experiencing life is profound, and artists like Simorte are doing their best to contribute to an effort of making the world a better place without heroically announcing that they are saving it.

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Lauren Kai Quartey; Color Theory

July 21, 2019 10:20 PM
Los Angeles

How would you describe yourself as an artist?

LQ: Well, I guess I identify with the term ‘artist’ because for me everything is perceived as an art form. I try to live my life finding the beauty within everything and taking everyday life experience and interpreting it into something I can eventually put into my art.

Why Photography?

LQ: Originally, my interest was solely becoming a fashion designer so I moved to Los Angeles with the intention of going to college to get a BA in design. I went for two years and then realized that 1. School wasn’t for me. and 2. Photography had more of my interest. I think I fell more in love with the process of photography.. The instant gratification of seeing the results of what I had just worked so hard on. Whereas, in design it’s a way longer/tedious process and patience is KEY!

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Christopher Armstrong; abstracted photography

July 21, 2019 10:20 PM

Christopher Armstrong is a photographer from Sydney, Australia. Armstrong started off taking photos with a 35mm camera, but has transitioned to using his iPhone and, last year, won the ‘best abstract photo’ award at the iPhone Photography Awards.

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