AF: Thanks for taking your time to talk to AF. Can you talk about your background in the arts?
EDB: I’ve been painting since I was a child. Using text and lyrics in my work dates back to when I was a pre-teen, though my current word blocks did not come into existence until 2005. [...]
My friend Ekaterina Lishmanova brought the work of Gregory Hayes to my attention and I wanted to pass this work on through Arte Fuse so that it can have a similar effect on you that it had on her (and me). Indeed, I would encourage you to drop by the gallery in person to see and [...]
I am currently working in watercolor, which allows me to achieve the diaphanous layers of color that are necessary to set the mood for the series of paintings I am working on. I also often work in acrylics and mixed media. My background in art history has left me fascinated with religious symbolism [...]
The arrival of a big, new gallery in Chelsea should be a cause of interest. If I am not mistaken, before the arrival of the Highline Park, there were around 300 art galleries in the Chelsea neighborhood. With the arrival of the Highline came a building boom of upscale hotels and residential units which [...]
Large, colorful paintings of legendary animals by Walton Ford are currently on view in Chelsea in a show titled Watercolors. For this show, Ford focuses on connections between human culture and the natural world, drawing upon inspiration from folklore and historical studies. One work called Rhyndacus features a 10-foot tall snake and a flock [...]
The act of self-expression inspires and motivates me. The ’action’ or the physical outpouring of one’s inner self becomes a connective force. This raw but intangible energy is what I attempt to convey onto canvas.
I’m inspired by the early abstract expressionists from the 1950’s such as De Kooning, Pollock, Motherwell and Kline. Like them [...]
Marx bought into Hegel’s ‘historical materialism’- if you look at history you will see there has been moral progress through the ages and that history will continue to develop in a positive and humane direction. But Marx believed that history really showed three basic stages of development (epochs) and each epoch was characterized by [...]
An enchanting display of life-size wooden sculptures is currently on view in Chelsea. For the exhibit titled The Invocation, artist Gehard Demetz’s carvings depict adolescents and young children who posses maturity and wisdom beyond their years. The expressions on their faces suggesting deep thoughts of life’s challenges and complexities as they transition to adulthood, [...]
For some reason, it seemed like every gallery in Chelsea had an opening last Thursday April 24th. We started our night at Galerie Protégé for Boxed in Plastics by Justine Hill. This is her first solo show in New York and with the gallery. I interviewed Justine before the opening and was impressed by her work [...]
I met Molly Herman a couple of years ago during Greenpoint Open Studios and I become enamored by her work. We spoke about photographing windows, doors and walls around NYC, especially what’s outside her studio window. Herman seizes this architectural terrain and then translates individual pieces into what she calls, “lozenges”. It’s her language of choice [...]
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