There is still too much dogmatism in art, whereas there are so many artforms that offer something profound. I am not a one-man political party who says that painting must go in a particular direction – I do my stuff and hope that is makes sense for some years, and I hope others do the same.
-Daniel Richter, contemporary German artist
For more images, visit www.danielrichter.com
Perhaps next I should feature a British artist…
If you’re a visual artist (of any sort) out there reading this post, in the UK or anywhere else in the world, follow this link or the link to the right of this page under Artist Submissions which says “show me your work” and e-mail me some photos of what you do. If all works out, you’ll have a nice little interview which will ricochet throughout cyberspace for all eternity.
Beauty, for MccGwire is complex, sometimes discomfiting but always edifying. It can repel, pose a problem and make one question the status quo. The same goes for her work. For instance, her cabinet works like Vice, Gag and Stifle look deceivingly ethereal and pretty only for the viewer to discover they’ve been made out of pigeon and crow feathers. It entices and then repels, making us reexamine our prejudices about what we deem beautiful.
Discover more at Huffington Post Arts…
Born to a drug-addicted mother, Mark Morrisroe (1959-1989) left home at 13, began hustling at 15 and at 17 was shot in the back by a client. The entirety of Morrisroe’s brief life was characterized by danger and poverty, and mythologized by him as such: his mother was a friend and neighbor of Albert DeSalvo (aka the Boston Strangler) and Morrisroe claimed to be his illegitimate son. Morrisroe died in 1989.