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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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Work-Life Balance: An Interview with Artist Hudson Christie

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More often then not, we find ourselves waking up at 7 AM and making the trek to a job we really have no business doing. We leave our hearts at the door, and with it the fourteen-year-old self we promised a life of magic, beekeeping, that full-time larping gig. In the award-winning series, Work-Life Balance, Toronto-based artist…

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The Element of Surprise: An Interview with Artist Li Hongbo

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We live in a time of constant war, financial fallout, flippant extinction, an entire society governed by SEO and engined by terror, cosmetic manipulation in utero, celebrity worship, athlete worship, religious mayhem and the death of God, fear of police, fear of everything; our children can DM terrorists on Twitter, fly to Istanbul and cross into…

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Photographing a One-Person Show: Artwork by Daisuke Takakura

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Each one of us is a grid of selves, a messy flux of psychic debris. These selves follow us everywhere—the cautious among them prodding for corners and edges, the adventurous taking chances. They pass through us like ghosts, massaging the heart, tugging an arm, influencing our every movement and decision. Japanese artist Daisuke Takakura plays…

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