Essentials: 5 Great Video-Editing Mobile Apps for Artists
December 22, 2021

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. In my previous Mobile Apps for Artists article, I described how the introduction of the first Apple iPhone in 2007 forever changed how consumers, including many artists, created photographs. But perhaps even more dramatic […] Continue reading

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Phlegm’s Monochromatic Comic Book Characters Explode Onto Walls Across Europe
August 19, 2021

If there’s one theme that ties the epic stories unfolding in works by Sheffield-based Phlegm (previously), it’s a sense of action, toil, and perseverance. The otherworldly characters that appear in the Welsh artist’s murals, prints, paintings, and comic books are often unceasingly busy and cause mischief or wage battles using unusual crafts and weaponry. Each piece is a brilliant balance between his crisp monochromatic painting style born from the pages of his earlier comic books and the folk-ish narratives that often draw from historical artworks, leaving every piece open to interpretation by the viewer. More Continue reading

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New Definitions: Kevin McNamee-Tweed at Steve Turner
April 22, 2021

Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s proclivity for the fragment and for small to very small formats can make his shows read like trails of clues. “Probable Presence,” an assemblage of nearly seventy works dated between 2019 and 2021, feels like an unspooling of partial disclosures, an aggregation of winks and nods. Throughout his drawings, paintings, and works in […] Continue reading

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Hang Ten
December 31, 2020

Anchored by drawings of the ocean, Raymond Pettibon’s show “Pacific Ocean Pop” hinted at looming catastrophes. Continue reading

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“Healing” by Artist Evan M. Cohen
August 4, 2020

Another lovely comic from New York-based artist and illustrator Evan M. Cohen (previously featured here).   I can see the forest In the distance, I can hear my name From above, I am alive, I am magnetic, The Earth pulls at my love. She wakes me With her electric skies, She shows me How to … Continued Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: “Familiar Face” by Michael DeForge
March 27, 2020

Our friends over at Drawn & Quarterly have hooked us up with a couple copies of Toronto-based artist Michael DeForge’s new book Leaving Richard’s Valley! This bizarre hero’s quest follows a ragtag group of exiles as they make their way from the only home they’ve ever known. The hardcover features 480 pages of absurd yet … Continued Continue reading

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