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vmagazine:

'Seeking Aether' (experimental garment collection): InAisce FW 13/14 Men's Collection featuring South Sudanese refugee and former child soldier turned actor and model Ger Duany  - video link

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kaeghoro:

/ tränenwege series /

for my new website, i wrote a text about the conceptual thoughts
for this project. maybe this helps to understand the series a little bit better




i was invited by artist Jonathan Kröll to create a series of artworks for the
upcoming issue of ‚Das Gespinst‘ magazine no. IV. the theme the works should
relate to in this issue was – ‚Tränensack‘ ( tear sac ).

i was getting into the topic, reading about the anatomy of the eye and the
‚lacrimal apparatus‘, when the ‚lacrimal canals‘ ( Viae lacrimales ) caught my
interest – the german translation was my entrance to the theme and the
inspiration for my work: ‚Tränenwege‘

now i had a concept in my mind and i began exploring how to transform this
concept into a series of visual poetry based on my figurative way of creating.
i decided to work with an individual monotype printmaking process.

the figures have a strong vertical-dripping movement and each character-
creation contains the ‚monoprint‘, the form of the previous one. this stands for
the experienced, overlaying conflicts and the pain that pass our minds, and
run as tears from our eyes into the world. these tears take the ‚way of the tears‘
— die Tränenwege.

i express my concept in creating these characters – made in an abstract,
diffuse, deformed way; dark colored and connected with each other,
symbolizing that most of us never lose the memory of the bad experiences
we had. they are ghosts of the past, monsters of the future.



check my new site — kaeghoro.de

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The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back.

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artchipel:

Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Alyssa Monks | Curator’s Monday with artforadults]

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fohk:

"Sometimes I lie. I mean, I’m weird, man. About random stuff too, I don’t even know why I do it. It’s like…it’s like a tick, I mean sometimes I hear myself say something and think, wow, that wasn’t even remotely true”
Garden State (2004)Zach Braff

fohk:

"Sometimes I lie. I mean, I’m weird, man. About random stuff too, I don’t even know why I do it. It’s like…it’s like a tick, I mean sometimes I hear myself say something and think, wow, that wasn’t even remotely true”

Garden State (2004)
Zach Braff

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680xsouth:

basically i dont care if you drink smoke or do drugs as long as you can hold a conversation about something besides the fact that you drink smoke or do drugs

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