A deep sense of loss, of being cut off or isolated from communication, runs through Elsa Gramcko’s works, imbuing them with inchoate feelings that precede language.
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Yun-Fei Ji’s Great Leap Forward
The Chinese painter learned the state-sanctioned style of Socialist Realism and then elected to unlearn it in order to reinvent himself.
Ascending Into the Realm of Naudline Pierre’s Mystical Paintings
Encountering Pierre’s dynamic, intensely colorful oil paintings, sculptures, and works on paper is like entering a spiritually charged, alternate world.
Byron Kim Plumbs the Depths of Nature and the Imagination
Despite all we know about the environment and what we are doing to it, Kim arrives at another, less palatable realization: As much as we call the Earth our home, we are strangers here.
Byron Kim Achieves Equilibrium
Perhaps these paintings are what it feels like for the artist to be in a state of not being harried, anxious or in deep existentialist dread.
Cathartic Art for Precarious Times
Fred Tomaselli’s incorporation of printed news in his paintings long before the pandemic now seems downright prescient.
The Cosmic Vessels of an Adventurous Glass Artist
Josiah McElheny’s glass vessels concentrate the ethereal and boundless into the finite and physical.
Mosaics of Motherboards, Keyboards, and Wire
Ethiopian artist Elias Sime makes wall sculptures from castoff computer parts that evoke the toxic dumping of these materials around the world.
The Making of an American Original
In the age of 40-character electronic announcements and Instagram, Kathy Butterly has slowed looking down to a snail’s pace.
An Artist Conjures the Ghosts of Displacement
Yun-fei Ji composes a seamless synthesis of Western and Eastern art in the service of his subject: the government-sanctioned erasure of entire villages in the name of progress.
Mernet Larsen Welcomes You to the Vortex
Larsen’s dry, matter-of-fact humor and eye for the absurd are everywhere in her paintings.
In Praise of the Baffling
Tabaimo is not interested in dumbing down her references to Japanese culture, or in turning her art into entertainment for a Western audience.