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Mezzotint and more

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While looking for artists working in mezzotint, found an amazing art by an artist Margaret van Patten. photo

Paper Thin

photo by Harold Hutchinson
Etching with mezzotint

The image is rich in content – messages from conscious and subconscious levels merge in an emotional and elegant manner. The technical diversity the artist applied to creating the plate makes for a complex yet un-crowded image.

Love her work!


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April 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

Digital Art Week

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This week goes under the flag of digital art for me thanks to a couple of links from friends.

First of all, my friend Tanya Ostroverhova sent me a link to the exhibition of mobile phone pictures by her son Egor Abaturov.

The page starts with a lot of right-up in Russian. Don’t be spooked, scroll down, you’ll get to the pictures pretty soon.

Another digital art discovery of mine is International Association of Mobile Digital Artists or iAMDA.

The site is very large and I am only at the beginning of exploring it myself. Will report more later. For now, I just wat to say that mobile digital media seem to be opening more and more of new convinient on-the-go tools for creativity. An artist can create now everywhere and any time, not just in a studio and with a large arsenal of physical objects like paints, canvases and so on. Mobile phone can be one’s art-studio in a poket!

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April 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

Russian Art Collective “Voina”

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This morning they were featured on BBC internet site, and that’s the first time I heard of the Russian Art Collective “Voina”.

I do feel pointlessness of the sort of art I produce. Until recently I also didn’t know what the alternative was due to my general ignorance in the field of contemporary art. Thank God, People or Whatever for the Internet – the interactive tool of enlightenment. I can see now, that there IS art which is not entirely useless – Political Art.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) I do not have guts neither the inventiveness to do anything as daring as they do at the risk of getting into jail. Still, there is room for everyone in this War (that’s how “voina” translates into English).

This interview with the leader of the group, who is presently aparently in London, is in Russian without subs. Was filmed September, 2010.

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March 31, 2011 at 10:56 am

“East of Nowhere” – contemporary art from Central Asia

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Way to Rome, by Said Atabekov, 2008. Lambda print on dibond, 80 x 120 cm. Tashkent district, Uzbekistan. Lives in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

Artworks from Central Asian artists hailing from nations that were formerly Soviet republics, including Kazahkstan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, are on display in an inaugural event launching the new space of Fondazione 107, in Turin, Italy.

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November 12, 2009 at 11:10 am