Self-taught photographer Donavon Smallwood (b. 1994) lives close to Central Park in New York. Like many residents during the lockdown in 2020, he took frequent walks around the park’s green spaces. Over time, these strolls evolved into a series of portraits; Smallwood had began photographing local people who were using the environment as a retreat.
November 23, 2021
Graffiti, as an influence and cultural touchstone, has expanded and contrasted over American art for the last few decades. The aesthetic itself has been utilized in so many ways, from fashion to fine art, design to film, graffiti become a backdrop, almost a folktale of the last 50 years of American culture. Pat Phillips, influenced
Almost one year since his last solo show which revolved around the idea of how we react or adapt to situations that are beyond our control in relation to the global pandemic, Heesoo Kim is currently having a large presentation that continues the exploration of the ongoing state in relation to our everyday lives. Presented in
Like many creatives, you want to become a full-time professional artist one day. Isn’t that the dream? But the path to becoming a professional artist isn’t clear. They don’t teach entrepreneurial skills in art school. There’s a ton of conflicting information on the internet. And it sometimes feels like the blind leading the blind. For
American artist Marilyn Minter has long cultivated a space between the classical and the commercial for her photorealistic paintings and visceral photographs. Minter’s art is characterized by an emphasis on natural textures in all of their extremes—whether that of the turquoise eyeshadow on a young woman’s face or the glittery grit on the underside of
It would seem an unlikely pair, Sofia Enriquez and her wood cut paintings showing at Phillip K Smith’s studio in Palm Desert. But Enriquez’s art has a knack for being able to assert itself in a place, and her massive new painting at the center of her newest exhibition, Cambiando, seems like a culmination of all
This painting is part of my field series. My freedom-loving personality was always been drawn by the fields. I love the feeling of endless, freedom and reverie that the fields evoke in me. I love painting them. While painting I feel the gentle wind playing all around me, I hear the whispers of the grass,