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Q+Art

Arts editor Morgan Laurens interviews artists from around the world.

Garbage Bombing the Streets of LA with Pop Artist Jules Muck

Most people would look right past a heap of abandoned garbage by the side of the road. Pop artist Jules Muck sees things a little differently. Her garbage bombing series explores the ugly reality of ...

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Garbage Bombing the Streets of LA with Pop Artist Jules Muck

Muralist Amandalynn Saturates San Francisco in Lush Botanicals

“Paint more,” advises Amandalynn, whose vibrant murals brighten the streets of San Francisco. Though her work appears in cities around the world, the NorCal-based artist is especially fond of the place she calls home, where ...

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Muralist Amandalynn Saturates San Francisco in Lush Botanicals

Olena Kayinska’s Dream-Like Paintings are Inspired by Fairy Tales and Folklore

“I don't know where he gets those images; he must have an angel in his head,” said Picasso of his friend, the artist Marc Chagall. Suffused with flying horses and levitating lovers, Chagall’s dream-like illustrations ...

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Olena Kayinska’s Dream-Like Paintings are Inspired by Fairy Tales and Folklore

Mother Nature is Majorly Pissed: Nicole Kutz Paints the Apocalyptic Dread of Wildfire Season

It used to be a four-month period, starting in late summer and early autumn. Now wildfire season in California stretches into six, seven, even eight months of the year, leaving behind a noxious cocktail of ...

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Mother Nature is Majorly Pissed: Nicole Kutz Paints the Apocalyptic Dread of Wildfire Season

Meditate on the Mysteries of the Cosmos with Jordann Wine’s Sacred Geometry Paintings

Physics and cosmology have long been crucial to our understanding of the universe. Geometry’s role, though less obvious, is equally vital. Like many cultures before her, Washington DC-based painter Jordann Wine intuits the mysteries of ...

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Meditate on the Mysteries of the Cosmos with Jordann Wine’s Sacred Geometry Paintings

Painter Leigh Anne Chambers Enjoys the Tactile Pleasures of Artmaking

Few things excite Leigh Anne Chambers more than a trip to the hardware store. The Virginia-based artist luxuriates in the tactile pleasures provided by liquid rubber and spray paint, materials you’re more likely to find ...

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Painter Leigh Anne Chambers Enjoys the Tactile Pleasures of Artmaking

Between Sleaze and Glamour, Madison Nelson’s Installations Poke Fun at Consumer Culture

Madison Nelson’s work lands somewhere on the spectrum between sleaze and glamour. Assembled from textiles and reflective rubbish, her neon-soaked works overwhelm viewers with the language of consumer culture: abundance, saturation, and sensory overload. Using ...

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Between Sleaze and Glamour, Madison Nelson’s Installations Poke Fun at Consumer Culture

Christine Rasmussen on Making Work at the Intersection of Belonging and Isolation

Always devoid of people, Christine Rasmussen’s urban landscape paintings adopted an especially eerie quality during the coronavirus pandemic. Global lockdowns left cities around the world strangely empty, an aesthetic the painter heightens in her latest ...

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Christine Rasmussen on Making Work at the Intersection of Belonging and Isolation

Dimensional Drawings: Nikki Painter Constructs Tiny, Self-Contained Worlds

“Worldbuilding” is a term you typically hear bandied about during sci-fi conventions—not art exhibitions. Nikki Painter’s dimensional drawings, however, are shining examples of just that: tiny construction projects, entirely self-contained, and governed by a foreign ...

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Dimensional Drawings: Nikki Painter Constructs Tiny, Self-Contained Worlds

Donovan Swann’s Bittersweet Photos Unearth Generational Trauma and Sugary Memories

Dark truths often lurk beneath the surface of a photograph. In her latest body of work, lens-based artist Donovan Swann digs through her family photo albums, unearthing a treasure trove of mental illness, drug abuse, ...

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Donovan Swann’s Bittersweet Photos Unearth Generational Trauma and Sugary Memories

Desmond Beach’s Vintage-Style Photographs Shine Light on the Long History of Institutionalized Racism

“My highest goal is to turn the terrible into the beautiful,” says Desmond Beach. Based in New York City, the interdisciplinary artist relies on African storytelling traditions to reexamine the transatlantic slave trade and its ...

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Desmond Beach’s Vintage-Style Photographs Shine Light on the Long History of Institutionalized Racism

Q+Art: Textile Artist Clare Hu Honors, Then Dismantles Her Southern Upbringing

Now based in Brooklyn, Chinese-American artist Clare Hu grew up in the Deep South. Her recent body of work, an impressive array of suspended tarps, explores the historic markers contributing to Southern mythology through a ...

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Q+Art: Textile Artist Clare Hu Honors, Then Dismantles Her Southern Upbringing

Q+Art: Olga Nenazhivina’s Fantastical Drawings Visualize a Multicultural Future

Often overshadowed by painting and sculpture, drawing is widely considered the foundation of all art, the first medium an artist must master. Russian-American artist Olga Nenazhivina is especially fond of pen and ink, a fluid ...

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Q+Art: Olga Nenazhivina’s Fantastical Drawings Visualize a Multicultural Future

Q+Art: Miriam Kruishoop Tells Stripped Down Stories Inspired by the Peoples of America

“First and foremost, I’m a storyteller,” Miriam Kruishoop tells NOT REAL ART. The Dutch multimedia artist specializes in intimate, stripped-down stories, produced with few special effects and careful choreography. Working across film, photography, and neon, ...

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Q+Art: Miriam Kruishoop Tells Stripped Down Stories Inspired by the Peoples of America

Q+Art: Street Artist ELLE Creates Vibrant Murals of Multicultural Women

Inspired by the unique flavor of multicultural neighborhoods around the world, street artist ELLE creates evocative murals that celebrate local lifestyles and traditions. Appearing in places as diverse as Melbourne and Malaysia, her lush, collage-style ...

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Q+Art: Street Artist ELLE Creates Vibrant Murals of Multicultural Women
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