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Patricia Iglesias: Mal de Amores

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Patricia Iglesias was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She now lives in New York City.

“My visual lexicon of shapes evolved from my fascination with everyday objects, even the simplest household tools. Simultaneously ethereal and tangible, these move at relativistic speeds, indicating a complex and invisible web of oppositional forces… They too converse and disconnect, they grow and fight, attack, play and explode. My work is about accumulation, psychological baggage, chaos. They grow out of my own obsessions.” – artist statement

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Artist Crush: Debra Smith

Friday, August 29, 2014

Debra Smith lived in Brooklyn for ten years before moving back to her hometown, Kansas City, Missouri. These works are made primarily of vintage kimono fabrics. Smith has an upcoming show at Haw Contemporary.

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BSDA Artist Interview: Sofia Arnold

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I’ve had a longtime artist crush on Sofia Arnold so it’s a thrill to be kicking off her show today on Buy Some Damn Art. Sofia is one of those artists whose work completely stands on its own; viewing her work feels like stepping into another world, the singular inner world of the artist’s imagination.

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 Found The Rat

KATE:  Where are you from and where do you live now?

SOFIA:  I grew up in rural Wisconsin and now I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Looking For The Rat

KATE:  When did you start making art?

SOFIA:  I’ve always made things, but I didn’t get serious about making art until my third year of college.

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New Shit/ Old Shit

KATE:  Your paintings provide a hard-to-decipher narrative of the private lives of the figures within. Do these figures have names and lives and stories to tell?

SOFIA:  Of course! Although their lives and struggles are probably more mundane and familiar than you would think.

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Moth Box

KATE:  Do you have another job? If so do the two compliment each other at all?

SOFIA:  I work for a car manufacturer, administering production line simulations. It provides me with structure and forces me to operate outside of my own mind on a regular basis, but it couldn’t be further from art.

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KATE:  What is most exciting to you right now in your art practice?

SOFIA:  The evolution that happens when recycling old ideas and imagery. A copy of a copy of a copy might become visually unrecognizable from the source, but I think that continued reiteration will eventually distill some kind of meaning for me. I’ve only been doing this for about five years and it’s already starting to happen. It’s exciting to think that I can keep doing this until my fingers fall off.

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Artist Crush: Anne Brugni

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Artwork by Anne Brugni.

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Artist Crush: Stefan Peters

Monday, August 18, 2014

Stefan Peters is a painter of unusual circular landscapes which, according to critic Hans Op de Beeck, reference “the photographic lens, an old pair of binoculars, or a peephole in a door”.

“Peters first sets out to find source material of photographic landscape images from all over the world through Google Earth on the Internet, to then subsequently reinterpret and manipulate them through painting. By introducing artificial optical effects in his painted images… Peters creates from simple photographic images of nature actual dioramas such as we know them from old natural history museums.” – Hans Op de Beeck

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via the Jealous Curator.

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