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Viral Narrative: James Hoff


James Hoff is a New York based artist whose self-taught practice is reflective of the digital advancement in the arts and the influences of his creative environments. Inspired primarily through his exposure to artists’ books and the non-profit art world, Hoff found his calling in using these books as a way to learn from and …

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Folklore in Translation: Peggy Wauters


Peggy Wauters is a Belgian artist whose multimedia works represent cultural narratives collected from events, social structures, and memories. She captures human nature in images and form that are translated across all cultures. Characters depicted in her works are composed of various aspects of history, involving the personal, shared, and strange inspired by mystic folklore. …

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Material Integrity: Lisa Perez


Lisa Perez is a sculptural painter who uses materials like canvas, wood, and paper to give structural integrity to media. By applying dimensionality to her media, she engages the viewer in an expansive experience by directly commanding perceptual attention and spatial concerns. The works may be minimal in media, but the density of information is …

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Visual Complexities: Parinya Champ


Parinya Champ is an artist and source-field researcher from Manhattan and based in Los Angeles. His current project is an online zine and gallery titled ART HOUSE, a project to inform the public about impending Cosmic Disclosure. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Studio Arts Department and studies fields of Unified …

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Obscured Iconography: Josh Alan


Josh Alan uses his work as a platform for communication by transforming images from media and opening up opportunities for reconstructed dialogue. Using hands-on approaches to photography, painting, and ultimately collage, Alan addresses social and political issues relevant to audiences today that might challenge mainstream viewpoints of history. Unlike appropriation, Alan wants his mastery to …

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Theatrical Plain: LuCiana Ja’vonne


LuCiana (Ja’vonne) Miles is just as abstract as her work suggests. Her paintings exist as a unique representation of her self as she leaves marks of expression on the plane. LuCiana spent her academic career studying theater and its influences can be observed in her artistic language. The gestures of her painting are theatrical in …

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The Expansion of Digitalism and the New Reality


Whether we’ve admitted to it or not, we live in an extremely digital world. As you read this, I am able to communicate with you digitally. It is an expansion ubiquitous to technological advances and our enhanced lifestyles. So what does this term “digitalism” mean for the art world? Today, it means a change. Art …

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Don’t Miss This! Art Happenings This Week: June 21 – 30


Summer is officially in full swing, which means hibernation is over and all the greatest events have begun. Whether you’re feeling adventurous, need something to do with your friends, or you got caught with your night cheese, all of these events will give you a reason to go out and enjoy the art world. Enjoy …

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Culture, Tradition & Media: Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (Akirash)


Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya, also known as Akirash, is a Nigerian born artist whose passion for cultural interaction carries him around the world, but he currently calls Austin, Texas home. Akirash is an interdisciplinary artist working with various media like painting, video, sculpture, textiles and performance. His works exist as moments, documenting his relationship with various …

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Destruction for Creation: Sophie Lourdes Knight


Sophie Lourdes Knight is an interdisciplinary artist living in California. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts in 2014 where she was able to expand her knowledge of painting and other practices. While her practices are interdisciplinary, her main artistic focus is in painting where she can examine the relationship between media …

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10 Artists You Can’t Miss at Dallas Art Fair 2015


The Dallas Art Fair is back for another installment of grandiose art celebrations, exchanging big hair for big wallets. Over 90 galleries and art dealers have confirmed their place at the fair, each one making sure their presence is more prominent than the next, though everyone in the end works together for the love of …

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