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Q+Art

Arts editor Morgan Laurens interviews artists from around the world.

Q+Art: Artist Mike Nudelman Elevates the Mundane to Sublime, Supernatural Heights

Mike Nudelman creates melancholic ballpoint pen drawings that mesmerize in their layered complexity. Working small, the Santa Fe-based artist renders sublime landscapes with a subtle, otherworldly presence by sneaking in saucer-like shapes that hover cryptically ...

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Q+Art: Artist Andrew Steinbrecher Explores the ‘Controlled Chaos’ of City Life

Though Andrew Steinbrecher considers himself an introvert, the multidisciplinary artist adores the hustle and bustle of city life. Based in Cincinnati—the capital city of Southwest Ohio—Steinbrecher uses the “controlled chaos of and dichotomy of urban ...

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Q+Art: Artist Amy Reidel Confronts the Monster of Love with Glitter and Blood

St. Louis-based artist Amy Reidel is a ferocious new mother. Hunkered down in the conservative heartland, the multidisciplinary artist creates glittery paintings, drawings, and sculptures that belie the bloody and often brutal business of being ...

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Q+Art: Illustrator Jeffrey Everett Finds Universal Loneliness Within Architectural Structures

Washington, D.C.-based illustrator Jeffrey Everett sees himself “as a designer first and an artist second.” While this pragmatic approach is evident in his sleek and structured compositions, Everett’s work contains a touching intimacy not often ...

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Q+Art: Artist P-Jay Fidler Mines the Collective Unconscious for Death-Inspired Iconography

P-Jay Fidler’s mixed media works are filled with age-old symbols that tap into the collective unconscious. His scattered compositions reveal a Pagan reverence for the impermanence of life within a nonlinear structure. While he mines ...

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Q+Art: Dan Monteavaro Conjures Magic and Mythology with Wildly Imaginative Paintings

Though he deftly jumps between public murals and traditional painting, artist Dan Monteavaro, aka Moncho 1929, is increasingly known for his wildly imaginative works. The artist’s ongoing series Chimera focuses on his fascination with clashing ...

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Q+Art: Jennifer Small Turns Everyday Routine Into Mesmerizing Fluorescent Paintings

Philadelphia-based artist Jennifer Small reinterprets the tedium of everyday life as mesmerizing fluorescent paintings. Intended to illustrate an ordinary day in the life of the artist, these striking studies elevate the mundane moments in our ...

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Q+Art: Raphaele Cohen-Bacry Creates Abstract Collages with a Poetic Approach

Mixed media artist Raphaele Cohen-Bacry explores the narrative potential of abstracted shapes in her poetic collages. Her lyrical pieces are created from auction magazines, wallpaper, and printed images of famous artworks. Cohen-Bacry considered herself a ...

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Q+Art: Marcelina Gonzales Explores Identity and Culture with Intimate Resin Works

Marcelina Gonzales creates oil-tinted resin works that reconstruct the artist’s memories of growing up in an American border town. Gonzales was born in Brownsville, a thriving town at the southernmost tip of Texas known for ...

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Q+Art: Artist Sarah Jamison Captures the Beauty and Dread of Life in the Digital Age

Mixed-media artist Sarah Jamison creates seamless drawings that interpret human experience through the lens of contemporary digital culture. Her bold work exposes the friction between the old analog world and the new digital age by ...

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Q+Art: Artist Alissa Ohashi Assembles a Psychologically Barbed Family Photo Album

Alissa Ohashi uses the word gaman—meaning “to bear the unbearable with dignity and grace” in Japanese—to describe the ancestral trauma in her mixed-media collages. Ohashi’s signature installation, Who We Are, investigates the artist’s Japanese-American heritage ...

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Q+Art: Artist Amy Ilic-Volpe Cultivates Childlike Glee with Bright, Playful Paintings

Painter Amy Ilic-Volpe never underestimates the power of play. For the Florida native, play is an essential part of the artistic process, one that leads to experimentation, excitement, and adventure. Ilic-Volpe’s open-minded approach and optimistic ...

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Q+Art: Jada Fabrizio Advocates for Animal Rights with Tongue-in-Cheek Photographs

Photographer Jada Fabrizio creates staged scenes populated with animal figures that spark conversation about habitat preservation and the fragility of nonhuman life. She uses minimalist lighting, reminiscent of a theater set, to throw each figure ...

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Q+Art: Artist Andrea Bogdan Creates Childlike Paintings with a Touch of the Absurd

LA-based artist Andrea Bogdan merges rugged texture and fantastical imagery to create expressive abstract portraits. The painter improvises her unusual works from start to finish, experimenting with different techniques to create her own visual language. ...

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Q+Art: Christina Massey Weaves a Series of Otherworldly Ecological Wall Sculptures

Inspired by an appreciation for nature, artist Christina Massey crafts conceptual art with an otherworldly spin. In her collection of modern wall sculptures, the New York-based artist perfectly balances the elements of each piece to ...

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