Tag Archives: Painting

Tanya Wischerath. Courtesy of the artist.

An Imposing Figure: Thoughts on Activism and Commodification

An Imposing Figure: Thoughts on Activism and Commodification

In this personal essay, artist Tanya Wischerath reflects on the complexities of bringing activist art to a culturally objective viewership.

Tino Rodriguez. Invocation, 2008. Oil on wood, 17" x 19". Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Introspectives

Exposing the Self Through Artmaking

Artist Introspectives

Exposing the Self Through Artmaking

Mexican-American painter Tino Rodriguez describes four themes explored in his exotic, mystical work: the self, dreams, gender, and fairy tales.

Detail of Section VII, Extension I (2007) at Pace Gallery in New York City.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Jarred Alterman.

ART21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle Makes Tools for Life

ART21 Exclusive

Richard Tuttle Makes Tools for Life

Richard Tuttle reflects on the conceptual, thematic, and stylistic threads from his 26 New York gallery exhibitions in a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode.

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Couch, cement, 32 1/2 × 88 1/2 × 33 1/2 in.Courtesy the artist and Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles. On view at the Studio Museum.

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Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

On View Now

Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

ART21 Magazine’s latest contributor reviews two concurrent exhibitions of work by Rodney McMillian on view in New York City.

Detail of Lost Image Standing (Fragment Series) from the installation Second Studio at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2016. Cinematography: Andrew Whitlatch.

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

ART21 Exclusive

Sarah Sze’s Desire for Tactility

Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Sarah Sze expressing her desire to have a tactile relationship with materials in a world saturated with digital imagery.

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ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations

Artist Marela Zacarías completes a large-scale project while anticipating the arrival of her first child in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Josiah McElheny painting in his Brooklyn, NY studio. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Jarred Alterman.

ART21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

ART21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Projects Maya Deren

“I’m trying to understand this relationship of abstraction and the body.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Josiah McElheny exploring the relationship between abstraction and the body as he …

Anne Sherwood Pundyk Mattituck Studio. Photo credit: Andrew Berman Architect. © Andrew Berman Architect 2015.

“The Revolution Will Be Painted” Revisited

“The Revolution Will Be Painted” Revisited

Last year, as part of ART21 Magazine’s “Revolution” issue, feminist new genre painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk rewrote the lyrics to Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” to create …

Josiah McElheny painting in his Brooklyn, NY studio. 
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Jarred Alterman.

ART21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

ART21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

“Abstraction – in its potential hopefulness for imagining a different world or imagining a world that’s not absolutely apparent – can tie us together.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features …

Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Jamian Juliano-Villani's Painting Compulsion". © ART21, Inc. 2015.

ART21 New York Close Up

Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion

ART21 New York Close Up

Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion

Filmed in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, artist Jamian Juliano-Villani uses a digital projector to create surreal paintings and discusses the graphic source material that inspires her.

Detail of The Lightning's Bride (2011) by Elliott Hundley.
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ART21 Exclusive

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

ART21 Exclusive

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

“What’s appealing to me about collage is the fact that it’s so straightforward—that it’s a good foil to my subject.” —Elliott Hundley Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Elliott Hundley describing an …

Artist Diana Al-Hadid in her studio, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 New York Close Up film Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics.  © ART21, Inc. 2015.

ART21 New York Close Up

Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics

ART21 New York Close Up

Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics

Artist Diana Al-Hadid creates a singularly hybrid artwork, transforming brushstrokes on a wall into architectural sculpture, in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Vincent Como. Procession of Dust (Entropy, Ontology, and the Hubris of Mankind) 002, 2014. Frame, double-sided tape, dry pigment; 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, © Vincent Como.

New Kids on the Block

The Absurd Magic of Vincent Como

New Kids on the Block

The Absurd Magic of Vincent Como

Vincent Como would never describe his work as magical, yet his work is rife with mysticism.

Artist Marela Zacarías works on her large painted sculpture, "Red Meander" (2014), in her Bedford–Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, 2014. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home." © ART21, Inc. 2014.

ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

ART21 New York Close Up

Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

In a new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.

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ART21 Exclusive

Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

ART21 Exclusive

Eli Sudbrack Learns to Paint

An in-depth look at the painting process of Eli Sudbrack, a principal member of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus.

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ART21 Exclusive

assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

ART21 Exclusive

assume vivid astro focus on the pleasure of painting

In today’s Exclusive Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, principal members of the artist collective assume vivid astro focus, discuss their first paintings on canvas.

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ART21 Exclusive

Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

ART21 Exclusive

Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning

In today’s Exclusive Glenn Ligon discusses inspiring texts and cultural events, such as the writings of James Baldwin and the Million Man March.

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Word is a Virus

Armchair Travels

Word is a Virus

Armchair Travels

Columnist Carol Cheh reminisces on two exhibitions in L.A. that complicate “our reception of myth” and inspire “more nuanced engagement.”

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ART21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

ART21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Eddie Martinez’s Risky Business

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Eddie Martinez discusses the motivation to shift his paintings from Pop-like figurations to pared down abstractions.

Elizabeth Murray, "Worm's Eye," 2002. Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Drawing with the Lights Out

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Drawing with the Lights Out

For the longest time I had assumed, wrongly, that students should view a series of images before trying to make sketches inspired by those images.

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Summer Wheat on Her Flight Away from “Cowboy Space Gangsters”

Columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner traces a painter’s evolution and movement from wholesome Oklahoma City to bohemian Brooklyn.

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Seeing Pink

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Seeing Pink

Columnist Catherine Wagely makes the leap from the Human Rights Campaign’s pink-on-red equal sign to an exhibition of works by Brad Spence.

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ART21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

ART21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock

Can an artist create a compelling work in a single day? Watch our latest NYCU film featuring artist Josephine Halvorson.

Mandolyn Wilson Rosen. "Knit Cuff," 2012. Acrylic and collage on wood panel. 14 x 11 in. Courtesy the artist.

A Conversation with Mandolyn Wilson Rosen

A Conversation with Mandolyn Wilson Rosen

Our March blogger-in-residence speaks with artist Mandolyn Wilson Rosen about the process of painting spaces inspired by her immediate surroundings.

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Far Out with Lisa Sanditz

Jacquelyn Gleisner chats with artist Lisa Sanditz about her imaginative paintings, the art world today, and the artist’s last great cheeseburger.

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Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Llyn Foulkes “has never had nor seemed to want any conceptual smoothness.” Columnist Catherine Wagley on the maverick artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Hammer Museum.

Helen Frankenthaler, Causeway, 2001. Image: artnet.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Messing with the Stuff

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Messing with the Stuff

In order for students to feel comfortable expressing themselves with a particular medium, they often have to spend plenty of time messing with the stuff they are interested in shaping- be it car parts, plastics, plaster or paint- before they may be ready to create high quality works. A few artists I find myself recommending to students when it comes to specifically “messing” with paint and thinking like an abstract painter include Hans Hoffman, Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin and Jessica Stockholder.

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block | Angela Dufresne: Self-Confessed Storyteller, Punk, Image Maker, and Feminist

Jacquelyn Gleisner speaks with artist Angela Dufresne whose “landscapes are murky” and portraits are “brooding.”

Still from Jim Shaw's The Whole (2009). Courtesy MOCAtv and the artist.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

All the talk about Michelle Obama’s new haircut inspires Catherine Wagely to look at bangs in art.

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ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

ART21 Exclusive

Exclusive | Shahzia Sikander: “The Last Post”

Art21’s Associate Producer, Ian Forster, sheds a little light on our latest Exclusive.

Sir John Everet Millais, “Ophelia,” 1852. Oil on canvas, 30” x 44”. Tate Britain.

Aslant a Brook: A Scientific Approach to Comparing the Gallery and the Virtual

Aslant a Brook: A Scientific Approach to Comparing the Gallery and the Virtual

What’s the difference between the live and the digital viewing experience? Blogger-in-residence Michael Neault writes about a recent study by scientists in the UK.

Candida Alvarez, mambomountain, panoramic installation view, courtesy of Hyde Park Art Center, photo by Tom van Eynde.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield: Art in the Middle | Mashed Up and Shredded into Space: An Interview with Candida Alvarez

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield: Art in the Middle | Mashed Up and Shredded into Space: An Interview with Candida Alvarez

Caroline Picard poses four questions to artist Candida Alvarez whose paintings are currently on view at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.

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The Teetering of the Diagonal Line

The Teetering of the Diagonal Line

Blogger-in-Residence Michael Neault contemplates a question that artists and scientists have tried to answer: Can you reduce visual perception to a few fundamental elements?

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Toward a Possible Body: An Interview with Emily Roysdon

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Toward a Possible Body: An Interview with Emily Roysdon

Marissa Perel speaks with Emily Roysdon about her recent performance at the Tate Modern, and her participation in MoMA’s first annual performance symposium.

A scene from My Name is Asher Lev with Ari Brand and Mark Nelson. Image: broadway.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Teaching with Contemporary Art

When Works of Literature Make The Leap

Contemporary artists and performers offer pathways into literature for the hard-to-inspire. Artists such as Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, and even performances like the off-Broadway production of My Name is Asher Lev offer students ways to get inspired and involved with literature from different starting points.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Horses vs. Trojan Horses: On Sly Beauty

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Horses vs. Trojan Horses: On Sly Beauty

Lindsay Preston Zappas on beauty.