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Andy Stein

This week in art history, Andy Warhol died in 1987, following complications from gall bladder surgery. He was shot in the abdomen in his studio, The Factory, by Valerie Solanas. 107 more words


The reality/non-reality of our times, its blurring and its effect on art

These times are extremely weird, and pivotal. Not only for the poor, or very rich, but for everyone. I am originally from Greece, and to be quite frank, quite ashamed of this fact at this very moment; the basis of this being on the shameful politicians, faux academics and extreme right wing parties in the country. 1,073 more words


Collage & sketchbook work continued

I don’t know what it is about cutting into paper that really intrigues me and calms me. I am pondering the idea that it is the control I feel over the selecting a part and letting it go, while making sure to keep another. 359 more words


Art Thoughts: Monk by the Sea

Monk by the Sea by Caspar David Friedrich is one of my favorite images. It’s oil on canvas and was painted in the early nineteenth century, in Germany. 249 more words


Some exercises and progression of work

Recently, I’ve started making, reading about and looking at art (classic and contemporary) more than I have since 2009. My endeavours have rewarded me with both increasing inner peace and a sense of fun, yet at the same time, it feels like when something is unravelled, then worked through, another issue, question etc quickly follows. 447 more words


Live Performance & the Artist's need to document and share

Hello everyone! This blog post contains two different topics, albeit consciously linked. It contains photos and thoughts of an open air art endeavour of mine, and an opinion as to whether or not artists ‘should’ express themselves through their writings and document their thoughts- as well as share them with others. 879 more words


Show me your form and I'll show you mine

Aahhh. Artists and form. A relationship of love and hate (for me at the moment verging on complete and utter hatred). When I started painting again, I began with this painting below (I apologise profusely for the blurry photograph, I am collecting funds for an dslr if you are interested) 433 more words