Category: Artists

Latest News about Past and Present Artists from Around the World

Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio – Part 3 | Break The Rules

Part 3 of our Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio may be The Best One Yet!

This time Dave, an Ex-Con, a Movie Star, and an Award-Winning Artist, talks about perhaps the most important subject of all – Creativity.

Here’s a taste: “Just focus on creating art and getting it out into the world anyway you can. That’s all that matters. If you want to sell it, sell it, if you want to give it away, then give it away, if you want to store it and hope someone takes it after you die, then do that too. Either way, focus on creating the art that you want to create in this moment in time. That’s all that matters, that’s all there really is. Everything else is just an illusion of false realities of what we think life is, but actually isn’t.”

Exclusive Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Public Sculptor Aaron T Stephan | Part 2

Nationally acclaimed American public sculptor Aaron T Stephan lives and works in Portland, Maine.

His work presents a wry look at the world around him – focusing on the complex web of information carried by everyday materials and objects.

Stephan has completed over 25 major public works in municipal spaces throughout the United States.

His work is noted for his diverse approach to form spanning from a life-sized orchestra of plastic snap-to parts, gestural streetlights, and gracefully curved ladders reminiscent of DNA.

Stephan’s public works can be found in the collections of cities across the nation.

THE HYDE Collection Brings Bolton Landing Sculptor Back Home To The Southern Adirondacks In Celebration Of Its 60th Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE | GLENS FALLS, NY, JULY 11, 2022 —  In honor of The Hyde Collection’s sixtieth anniversary in 2023 of its opening as a fine arts museum, we are pleased to announce the exhibition Songs of the Horizon: David Smith, Music, and Dance.

Curated by Dr. Jennifer Field, Executive Director of the Estate of David Smith, this project will be the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the indelible influence of music and dance on Smith’s work in painting, drawing, and sculpture.

The exhibition will feature approximately twenty-five loans from important private and public collections, the Estate of David Smith, and a selection of rare archival materials.

Exclusive Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Public Sculptor Aaron T Stephan | Part 1

Nationally acclaimed American public sculptor Aaron T Stephan lives and works in Portland, Maine.

His work presents a wry look at the world around him – focusing on the complex web of information carried by everyday materials and objects.

Stephan has completed over 25 major public works in municipal spaces throughout the United States.

His work is noted for his diverse approach to form spanning from a life-sized orchestra of plastic snap-to parts, gestural streetlights, and gracefully curved ladders reminiscent of DNA.

Stephan’s public works can be found in the collections of cities across the nation.

SaiakuNana and Ignatius Rake declare ‘Punk Rock Forever’

PRESS RELEASE | ST AUSTELL, 22 JUNE 2022 — Celebrated Japanese artist SaiakuNana, who has exhibited her work in Tokyo, London and New York, has joined forces with award-winning Cornish animator and filmmaker Ignatius Rake to produce a music video that documents her must-see gallery in London’s East End before it closes this coming July 17.

“I became a fan of SaiakuNana’s work the moment I saw it at the Watari-um gallery in Tokyo,” Rake says.

“I was immediately struck by the power and vibrancy of her paintings, which combine the kawaii aesthetic of modern Japanese popular culture with the raw energy of punk rock and abstract expressionism.”

In 2018, SaiakuNana won the Grand Prize at the 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, the Japanese equivalent of the UK’s Turner Prize.

NFT DROP: Shantell Martin & Ben Sheppee will release their Third Collection “Lapidarist” | VIDEO

British artists Shantell Martin and Ben Sheppee will release their third NFT drop on June 3rd, entitled Lapidarist. A collaborative ongoing series of works, Lapidarist deconstructs and transforms solid or valid entities. The three-dimensional nature of the now abstract structures, each of which floats aimlessly in space, contributes to their ambiguity as something imagined attempts to become something real.

With a collaborative working relationship that spans 15 years, artists Martin and Sheppee have styles that both contrast and complement each other’s practice, style, and work. 

Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio – Part 2: Death, Darkness, Light!

In Part 2 of our Exclusive Interview with a Movie Star and an Award-Winning artist Dave Vescio we dive deep into his Dark Past, Time in Prison, and the Harsh Lessons of Life. Dave candidly talks about his Inner Demons, Psychological Trauma, and how to live with them.

“I was too busy trying to take over the whole LSD empire for myself!”

“The ones who think they are heroes tend to be the most vicious villains of all!”

“I want my artworks to show the spiritual world that everyone else just seems to walk by and not notice at all”

Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio – Part 1: Art, Fame, Life!

In Part 1 of our Exclusive Interview with a Movie Star and an Award-Winning artist Dave Vescio we dive deep into his Art, Fame, and Success, discovering what impact they had on his extraordinary life.

“I’m an artist trying to reveal to the world the things it refuses to see”

“Acting got me to tap into the deepest, darkest pits of hell”

“Art is actually our savior, our church, our educator. It’s a safe place to experience and learn about life.”

“I chose to venture out into the unknown and experience the world as it really is!”

“Explore everything in this world, until you find what you truly love to do, then explore even more!”

Interview with Cindy Shaoul – Abstract Impressionist Artist from New York | Part 2

Cindy Shaoul

“Don’t let any outside noise mix-up your one-of-a-kind artistic formula. Do your thing!”

Inspired by whimsy and purity of the feminine form, Cindy Shaoul is known for her impressionistic and abstract style. She is best recognized for her series ‘Brides’, ‘Dripping Dots’ and ‘Hearts’, as well as her ‘Plein-Air’ street scenes of quintessential New York locations.

Shaoul’s works can be found in hundreds of permanent private and corporate collections worldwide.

This is Part 2 of Cindy’s exclusive interview to The World Art News.

Interview with Cindy Shaoul – Abstract Impressionist Artist from New York | Part 1

“I learned that being true to your feelings and emotions is a large part of being a successful artist”

Inspired by whimsy and purity of the feminine form, Cindy Shaoul is known for her impressionistic and abstract style. She is best recognized for her series ‘Brides’, ‘Dripping Dots’ and ‘Hearts’, as well as her ‘Plein-Air’ street scenes of quintessential New York locations.

Shaoul’s works can be found in hundreds of permanent private and corporate collections worldwide.

This is Part 1 of Cindy’s exclusive interview to The World Art News.