John Lezinsky (USA) - Twelve Stories Inspired by the Mutter Museum | Boy of Bone
Jon Lezinsky was born and raised in Connecticut. He received a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1993. His paintings combine traditional media and digital processing to create rich multi-layered works. His work has been published by a variety of clients and has received recognition from Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print Magazine and more. He currently works as a freelance illustrator and designer. Many thanks to darksilenceinsuburbia for introducing us John Lezinsky!
The New York photographer Andrew L. Moore, is an internationally recognized fine artist, working in color large format photography. Although there is plenty of rubble in “Detroit Disassembled,” Mr. Moore’s work usually escapes the narrow constraints of the genre. His large-scale prints - some up to 5 feet by 6 feet - are sumptuous and painterly, rich in texture and color: the emerald carpet of moss growing on the floor of Henry Ford’s office at the Model T plant, the pumpkin-orange walls of a vandalized classroom at Cass Technical High School, the crimson panels of a former F.B.I. shooting range. Photos like those of the enormous rolling hall at Ford’s River Rouge plant and a sunset over the Bob-Lo Island boat dock were inspired, Mr. Moore said, by 19th-century American landscape painters like Frederic Church and Martin Johnson Heade.
Mr. Moore sees the ruin porn controversy as part of the debate about “whether the artist should be socially responsible or work in an unhindered fashion,” he said. “I don’t think those two goals are really reconcilable, but what I do think is that the tension between them, the place where they kind of meet, is a place of great creative traction. And I think Detroit actually is that meeting point, the place where art confronts anxiety.” (cf. The New York Times) Many thanks to darksilenceinsuburbia for having introduced us Mr. Moore’s stunning photography!
Catalina Chervin (b.1953, Argentina)
Images of Hell´s Mysterious Abyss. Pen, 34 x 46 cm (1989)
The Dance. 70 x 90 cm (1989)
Essayist Alina Tortoso writes: Catalina Chervin’s first portraits are labyrinths she designed looking for a way out into a more congenial world. They are visceral portraits - in the spirit of Francis Bacon - prompted by a physical perception of the world. Intense and introspective, her drawings describe vital biological preoccupations intensified by spiritual longings.
To appareciate Catalina’s work, you must see not only with your eyes but also with your heart, as artist says. “I grew up with books on Rembrandt, Hieronymus Bosch. I deeply understand each one of the lines in Bosch’ paintings and drawings. Bosch and Goya helped to open my eyes. Artists who are inspired by emotions and who are absolutely honest in what they say - artists like Van Gogh - influence me.” Many thanks to darksilenceinsuburbia for having introduced us Catalina’s work!