“It looks like fantasy art because it comes out of my head. I rarely go and look at what anything actually looks like.” Interview with the artist at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: https://americanart.si.edu/videos/meet-artist-inka-essenhigh-49921
The artist’s use of color adds depth and complexity to what is fundamentally simple line work.
The French philosopher and literary critic Roland Barthes developed an extension of Saussure’s semiotics that he aptly called mythology, where strictly speaking ‘-ology’ means ‘study of’ rather than ‘collection.’ For Barthes, the semiological system of […]
Vladimir Kush (b. 1968) is a Russian painter who emigrated to Hawaii in 1990, toward the end of communism. He has since opened galleries in Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Laguna Beach. Working primarily in oil, […]
This four-and-a-half-inch-tall terracotta sculpture was a product of the Stone Age “Hamangia culture” of present-day Romania and dates to approximately 5,000 BCE. Most of the extant art of the era depicts hunting or fertility, but […]
It seems to me, fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism. The right word is not “banalizing”, although in fact a little of this is involved. Rather, I mean that the effectiveness of […]