Zhang Haiying is a remarkable painter originally hailing from Shouguang, Shandong Province, China who creates oil on canvas paintings based off of raids conducted on brothels all over China. Haiying’s technique of softly and loosely rendering his female subjects is well juxtaposed against the heavy imagery of the thematic focus in his work. (via)
Ah, the first day of spring. Cheers to the rain we’ve had and the grass becoming greener, and to the creativity that beautiful weather inspires!
[Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape # I, 1963]
René Smith’s Nude Dudes represent a daring portrayal of the male body. Her subjects are all men, fully nude and facing the viewer, a perspective rarely seen in art and pop culture. While it seems hardly remarkable to see a woman’s naked body in almost any context—be it art, film, print magazines, advertising—rarely does one come across a totally exposed male body.
Read more: http://www.artlog.com/2014/1149
Nikolaus Gansterer: The Gray Matter Hypothesis
chalk drawing on black wall, 2013
“a diagram showing internal correlations and their external consequences marked out by key figures of thought balancing between reflecting and representing symbols of power affected by the structures of human experience and the various forms of interpretation.”
ca. 1860s, [two men, possibly performers, with face and body hair], D.J. Wilkes of Baltimore.
via Cowan’s Auctions
Paweł Althamer’s current exhibition at the New Museum mingles figurative sculpture with interactive social collaboration.
Tattoo done by Elvin Yong.
Tattoos done by Anrijs Straume.