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Pavel Guliaev: The World Has No Image

What I do as an artist can be called “Subjective Realism” or “Subjective Symbolism”. In my paintings, I unite realism and symbolism, and at the same time, the reflection of reality occurs through the use of symbolic elements that complement and, perhaps, explain reality. Reality is processed at a subconscious level and becomes subjective. Unconsciously […]

Troy Brooks: Kafka Drag Queen

B. 1972 in Ontario, Canada. No formal training. My mother was a still life painter. I first learned to draw by sketching the work of the great classic Hollywood photographers George Hurrell, CLarence Bull and Edward Steichen. Their images of icy art deco goddesses profoundly influenced me. That sort of dramatic lighting and enigmatic pansexuality […]

Ron Mueck: Masters of Hyperrealism

Mueck’s sculpture responds to the minute details of the human body, playing with scale to produce engrossing visual images (a style known as hyperrealism). Mueck spends a long time, sometimes more than a year, creating each sculpture. His subject matter is deeply private, and is often concerned with people’s unspoken thoughts and feelings. [penci_related_posts taxonomies=”undefined” […]

Sas Christian: Introverted Childhood

Born in London in 1968, the eldest of four. She was a shy introverted child lacking in self confidence with a passion for drawing. [penci_related_posts taxonomies=”undefined” title=”You Might Be Interested In” background=”” border=”” thumbright=”no” number=”4″ style=”list” align=”none” displayby=”recent_posts” orderby=”random”] At 13 she was sent away to boarding school, a Church of England private girls school […]

Sarah Leea Petkus: Mentem Mortalia

Drawing inspiration from a deep connection with, and reverence for the wilderness, my work aims to touch a more primal element in the human psyche. Both ethereal and raw, I attempt to portray the animals in my drawings, not as generic archetypes of their species, but as individuals. Though deeply symbolic in appearance, I do […]

Sara Gran. Come Closer: She burns her husband with a cigarette

A recurrent, unidentifiable noise in her apartment. A memo to her boss that’s replaced by obscene insults. Amanda — a successful architect in a happy marriage — finds her life going off kilter by degrees. She starts smoking again, and one night for no reason, without even the knowledge that she’s doing it, she burns […]

Poppy Z. Brite. Exquisite Corpse: Drawn to possess and destroy young boys

To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his “art” to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn to possess and destroy young boys, […]

Jacques Lacan. The Neurotic’s Individual Myth

FOREWORD “The Neurotic’s Individual Myth” was given as a lecture at the Philosophical College of Paris, organized by Jean Wahl, late Professor at the Sorbonne. The text was distributed in 1953 without the approval of Dr. Lacan and without his corrections. The desire of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly to publish a translation of this lecture led […]

Samuel R. Delany. Hogg: Rape, pederasty, sexual excess

The classic and controversial novel made available again; Acclaimed winner of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime’s contribution to gay and lesbian literature, bestselling and award-winning SF author Samuel R. Delany wrote Hogg three decades ago. Since then it has been one of America’s most famous ‘unpublishable’ novels. The subject matter of Hogg […]