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Artist Spotlight: Lanise Howard

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Lanise Howard’s Website

Lanise Howard on Instagram

Book Giveaway: “Sweet Time” by Weng Pixin

Am irresistible rumination on love, empathy, and confidence by Singaporean cartoonist Weng Pixin. Like snapshots in a photo album, “Sweet Time” is an art comic filled with semi-autobiographical stories and imagery thats feel both intimate and relatable. From awkward chance encounters to the pain of failed connections, any sense of melancholy is accompanied by a lingering sweetness — a sense of hopefulness in the face of inevitable collapse — that feels utterly current and necessary.

Gorgeous image follows gorgeous image in a delicate quest to find connection. A night out turns into a chance encounter that is at first ecstatic and then quickly descends into awkwardness. A round of “he loves me, he loves me not” becomes a way of reading into every action taken by a distant love interest. A couple find themselves in an artificially beautiful landscape, but the relationship can’t survive their difference of opinion on the illusion of its beauty. In Sweet Time, thick and bold strokes of color mingle with delicate lines. Weng combines colorful realism with a gentle wit and introspection, crafting infinitely relatable stories of everyday life and love now.

Thanks to our friends over at Drawn & Quarterly we have three copies to give away! Take a look at some images from the book and read below for how you can snag yourself a copy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weng Pixin / Drawn & Quartlery

Artist Spotlight: Tiffany Alfonseca

Tiffany Alfonseca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Alfonseca’s Website

Tiffany Alfonseca on Instagram

Illustrator Spotlight: Austin Rossborough

Artist Spotlight: Jamaal Peterman

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Jamaal Peterman’s Website

Jamaal Peterman on Instagram

“Relics and Remains” by Artist Dominique Fung

Brooklyn-based artist Dominique Fung (previously featured here). See more images below or on display at Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles until July 4th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominique Fung’s Website

Dominique Fung on Instagram

Dominique Fung at Nicodim Gallery

Artist Spotlight: Kareem-Anthony Ferreira

Kareem-Anthony Ferreira

In my work I am tracing patterns of personal, familial and social identity within the genre of black portraiture. In an effort to shift the overly simplified perceptions that my two disparate familial communities hold toward the other, I offer visual re-creations of both identities, personal family traits, and events. The experiences and narratives that manifest in each work are the result of combining several vernacular photographs into a compositional arrangement. The paintings display an accumulation and assemblage of disassociated objects motivated by my family’s compulsive repurposing of ordinary materials. I similarly repurpose these materials by incorporating them onto the surface of my paintings. Patterns are taken from commercial representations of the Caribbean and are meant to be easily identifiable, cliché, and at times, sarcastic.

The social imaginaries placed on these non-indigenous patterns and textiles satisfy North American desires for a mental state of ‘island life’ characterized by ‘island dress.’ The commercialized and mass-produced patterns serve as a mechanism for psychological transport to the Caribbean, an unspecified fictional location whose primary purpose is to serve its visitors as a space of escape and entertainment. Caribbean, and specifically Trinidadian identities are flattened and stripped of their historically transcultural and transnational complexities. In my paintings, I explore the island imaginaries through a personification of repetitive flora and fauna patterning, which sits in contrast to the emotional sincerity I convey through the human figures and expressions. My reverence for my hybridized community is conveyed through my portraits of the black body as individuals or groupings, the family unit or community gathering to participate in the everyday lived experiences.

Artist Bio

A first generation Canadian with strong Trinidadian roots, Kareem-Anthony Ferreira uses large scale paintings, black portraiture, non indigenous patterning and mixed media collage to explore cultural divergence between displacement and indigeneity; divided, yet rooted in multiple places at once. Ferreira has shown internationally in North America and the Caribbean. He earned a BFA from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, and an MFA in the painting department at the University of Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kareem-Anthony Ferreira’s Website

Kareem-Anthony Ferreira on Instagram

Artist Spotlight: Dragica Carlin

Dragica Carlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragica Carlin’s Website

Dragica Carlin on Instagram