Saul Melman: Post-Modern Alchemy

Written by Deianira Tolema and Marley C. Smit Brooklyn based artist Saul Melman experiments with materials like ice, salt, sunlight, skin dust, and gold leaf, revealing the ephemeral state of matter through artistic alchemy. Melman’s sculptures, installations, and works on paper hold the viewer’s attention at the threshold between inside and outside, material and immaterial, ordinary and sublime. Melman is represented by Galleria Anna Marra …
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An Interview with Jesus Christ aka JJ Brine

Written by Justine Monrow Getting to know JJ Brine seems much harder than it is. We love JJ’s art and think it’s even more essential now than ever. His influence is growing evermore evident with the passage of the art world months that stretch into years, casting an ethereal spectral glow over the otherwise sterile canals of irrigation lining the generic standard accommodations in the …
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Figurative Art in Philosophy: the Female Psyche in the Work of Alexander Hayden

Written by Deianira Tolema   “Num Venus egreditur ponto, quam finxit Apelles? An ne ea, Praxitelis quae fabbricata manu est? Neutra quidam, Venerem sed si quid degenet esse, Divinum tamen hoc nemo negabit opus.”1   In Arthur Schopenhauer’s book, “The World as Representation”, the chapters dedicated to art are located after the chapter dedicated to genius (chapter 31), and madness (chapter 33). They follow a …
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Theories of Realism and Social Activism in the work of Daniel Efram

Written by Deianira Tolema If you describe the smile of a woman in a novel, you will always be wrong: it’s not something that can be described. If you make her smile at a certain time, this smile loses all its value; the meaning is its grace, not its beauty, but this – grace – remains unsaid, and that – beauty – remains silent. Jean …
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The Sublime, Transcendental Art of Marian Trutulescu

Written by Deianira Tolema and Brian J. Spies Marian Trutulescu’s malerisch, symbolic, free-form narratives of Identity and Expression evoke conflicted feelings, the sense that matters of paramount importance are going on, and that there is not a consensus on a course of action. That is the case amongst individuals, that expression is varied and not always in accord, with sometimes subtle differences in variation. Trutulescu’s …
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