Tag: Contemporary Art

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!”

Millennials And Their Role In The Modern Art Market

When it comes to the modern art world, millennials have played a crucial role in the recent years.

After the pandemic, they tremendously helped the art market to recover from countless museum, gallery, and exhibition closures.

A report from Art Basel-UBS states that in the first half of 2021, millennials spent the most on art, helping to boost the much needed recovery of the market.

Sales were also up by 10%, with millennials doubling the buying power of Gen X, and spending four times more than baby boomers!

FROM PRISON TO HOLLYWOOD: Dave Vescio’s Incredible Life Story In His Own Words

Dave Vescio tell his incredible life story of how he went from a Soldier to an Ex-con to a Movie Villain to an International Winning Contemporary Artist!

“I went on the run for a year-and-a-half. I finally got caught and was sentenced to 10-years at Fort Leavenworth, a hard-labor, maximum-security prison for Department of Defense inmates. I lived amongst some of the worst criminals in the world. We had serial killers, rapists, child molesters, and even murderers. Which turned out to be the perfect training ground for me to study these monsters and figure out why they committed these horrific crimes. I did 5-years in total; two-and-a-half on the inside and two-and-a-half on federal parole.”

Central and Eastern European Art: A Veiled Treasure

The global Art market is undergoing change as the world continues its progression towards globalization. That specific change is the diversification of a predominantly Western Art market. This is phenomenal, but it’s also about time because it means that the Art market is finally beginning to include and value Art of all the different cultures that make up humanity. Now, not every culture or type of Art is valued or held to the same caliber yet, but we are getting there. 

One of the regions that still appears to be struggling to break into the Art Market is Central and Eastern Europe. Which is problematic because it leaves a massive gap in our understanding of Art movements, and how we are where we are in contemporary Art today. So, in order to understand what Central and Eastern European Art is, you will first need to understand what distinguishes the region from the rest of Europe. 

Women in Art: A glimpse into Central & Eastern Europe

Whilst women have always been an essential topic in the visual arts they have historically been excluded from the entire artistic canon. That is not to say that women have not participated in the creation of Art, rather that the Western canon solely includes the work of men. To be more specific, the Western artistic canon includes and values the works of Western men only.

One might think that it makes perfect sense the Western Art canon is inclusive of male artists considering the fact that the first wave of feminism only begun around the late 19th century. So, before that, women weren’t really a part of many industries. Also, as stated in the name, the western Art canon is in fact “western” and does not proclaim to be the “global” art canon.