February 18, 2013

BANKSY on Art Belonging to the People

“You don’t have to go to college, drag ’round a portfolio, mail off transparencies to snooty galleries or sleep with someone powerful, all you need now is a few ideas and a broadband connection. This is the first time the essentially bourgeois world of art has belonged to the people. We need to make it count.” - Banksy


I feel lucky to live in this day and age as an artist.

Read more: smithsonianmag.com

February 11, 2013

Luciana NOVO - Plasticine Polar Bear

Argentinian-born painter and sculptor, Luciana NOVO, creates work with a commentary on our modern excesses and the "accumulative character of the culture of the masses." (See luciananovo.blogspot.com.)

Her polar bear head could easily fall into the category of human involvement where the demise of polar bears, as displayed in trophy form, becomes the ultimate hedonistic triumph.

I love her use of varied color within the  manipulated plasticine, resembling that of dripping paint (or even melting snow).

Image source: trendland.com