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Find the Hidden Banksy in Los Angeles

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There’s always been a clear but, perhaps to some, fine line between street art and vandalism. Graffiti has been used for generations as a way of making bold statements, whether in support of a cause or an expression of identity, sometimes as art and sometimes as a mark of aggression. It was the British-based artist…

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LadyGodArt: Artwork by Marianne McGinnis

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Marianne Mcginnis of LadyGodArt has been creating and discovering her artistic vision for over 30 years. She grew up outside of Philadelphia and was raised in a big, loud, funny, and very creative family. Marianne attended the University of the Arts and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before moving to NYC. She…

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Reinvention & Nostaligia: Artwork by Grandpa Chan

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How many people can reinvent themselves, especially in their senior years, and be truly successful at it? To most, it takes careful planning and a fail-safe in place, and even then nothing is guaranteed. But 76-year-old “Grandpa Chan” finds himself with a new career revolving around the elements in life he loves most: art and…

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Music, Nature, and Soul: Artwork by Diana Malivani

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The Artist’s creative journey began at birth: Diana Malivani was born on the coast of the Black Sea, bathed in the riotous profusion of the colors of the Caucasus. Her love as a child for fairy tales and pictures later developed into a desire to convey, to those hearing and viewing her work, the great…

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Simple, Colorful Collective: An Interview with Andrea Caballero

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I first came across Andrea Caballero’s work more than a year ago when she created a gouache painting for the Women’s March. That work was widely circulated on Instagram. Two months later, a familiar work, distinctly Andrea’s style, circulated for Women’s Day; it was a multicultural portrait of women, emphasizing the notion of inclusion. Below…

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Subway Doodle: Mixed Media Artist

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          Subway Doodle is a multi-media artist known for mixing street photography, illustration, and digital collage to create imaginative depictions of New York City. His most recognized creations portray blue creatures as fellow residents of the city. His work has been recognized with dozens of media industry awards and displayed at…

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Future Visions: An Interview with Abdullah Qandeel

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Visionary Saudi Arabian artist Abdullah Qandeel is paving his way into the future one canvas at a time. While society is quickly changing, he stands amongst the pioneers of the new arts world. Once known for painting the walls of a hotel room—an act he described as celebration for the sale of a piece—Qandeel has not…

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Art for Awkward and Lonely People: An Interview with Qianqian Ye

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Qianqian Ye is a San Fransisco based artist, creating quiet contemplative figures meant for the awkward and lonely people. With a background stemming in architecture and urban design, she’s currently working in data visualization, virtual reality, and coding–escaping from time through her paintings. Through her art she’s exploring the sadness and warmth of the human condition. Each…

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FIGURE PAINTING MYTHS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST DEREK OVERFIELD

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Derek Overfield, based in Fairmont, West Virginia, is a contemporary figure artist whose paintings reflect his love of myth and tragedies. His use of minimalistic gestures fully capture the movement and emotions found in these ancient tales. (Above) “The Pain of Achilles” (latex and spray paint on canvas, 2017) FORTH: What inspires you to create…

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