Shudders—The Spiritual Anthropology of Konrad Ross

“True artists do not paint things as they are…but as they feel them to be.” This is the foundation – the search for meaning – from which South African artist Konrad Ross’ anthropological, ritualistic images arise. His repetitive inaccuracies and transformations allow his figures to be more alive, to breathe and speak with greater truth than anything purely representational could. Each image is a balletic …
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Raising Global Frequencies — the Art and Energy of Ceylan Kaya

Written by Deianira Tolema Artist and mathematician, Ceylan Kaya plays with the juxtaposition of East and West, collective culture and individuality, art and mathematics in her complex and vibrant paintings. In each piece, Kaya explores the world as entomologist Ernst Jünger once suggested: “You can not understand science by standing on the ground of science. You should have a look at it from the angle …
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Of Lego and Priapus: The Contemporary Mythology of Ivan Lardschneider

Ivan Lardschneider is a brilliant and irreverent sculptor who goes beyond every intellectual barrier regardless of any purely instinctive relationship with matter.  A life dedicated to contemporary art, Ivan continues to stimulate his audience with ideas and meanings that often bring to light conflicting opinions. Emphasizing only some parts of the body, covering others with gold, the artist’s work is always in flux, notwithstanding the …
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The Varied, Aggregate Influences of Carl Heyward

San Francisco Multi-Media Artist and Writer Carl Heyward shares his thoughts with D/RAILED about his art, life, and influences, from growing up in Washington D.C., to life in Atlanta in the 1960’s, to modern-day San Francisco in Trump’s America. Carl Heyward discusses with D/RAILED the importance of the artistic process, the notion of no/MIND, which is central to his work, and workshops. The importance of …
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In Praise of Shadows: Artist Ryan Bock’s Dynamic Visual Poetry

Written by Audra Lambert and Deianira Tolema In describing his process, artist/explorer/sociologist Ryan Bock reveals with discerning fervor that he is “more interested in asking questions than giving absolute answers.” The depth of Bock’s inquiry can be gauged when viewing his work in solo exhibition format: the animated adumbrations prevalent in his work resuscitate the shadows in Munch’s Scream, whose haunting questions cast doubt over centuries …
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