Born in Moscow on January 8, 1883, Pavel Filonov was a Russian avant-garde painter, graphic artist and poet. Filonov came from a working-class background and was orphaned in childhood. He moved to St Petersburg in 1897 and earned money through embroidery, house painting, restoring buildings, retouching photographs and making posters and wrappers for goods. Filonov […]
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was born to a family of artists on July 28, 1887, near Blainville, France. Three of his siblings were successful artists and Duchamp was the grandson of painter and engraver Emile Nicolle. From 1904-05, Duchamp studied painting at the Académie Julian but by his own admission, preferred playing billiards. His early works were […]
This Monday’s Deviant is Turkish photographer Erdal Kınaci. Kinaci was born in Malatya in 1966 and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Cerrahpaşa Istanbul University. A lifelong fascination with visual arts, Kinaci has been been taking pictures for over twenty years and began shooting digital photos in 2002. Focusing mostly on people and nature, […]
Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Fernando Chamarelli opened his solo exhibition “Lost Civilization” at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California on August 13, 2011. After initially drawing cartoons, caricatures and portraits Chamarelli eventually became involved in street art and tattooing and it is by merging these different mediums that he creates his art. “Chamarelli lives […]
Your Monday Mixx – Enjoy!
Born in 1974 in Teaneck, New Jersey, Jesse Reno is a mixed-media painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. A self-taught artist, Reno developed his unique style through his prolific output. His pieces contain a mix of materials including acrylic paint, oil pastels, coloured pencil, wood panel, and canvas. He typically works on five to […]