Monday, June 25, 2018

Collector Lio Malca exhibits two video works by Bill Viola in Ibiza

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Bill Viola, Fire Woman.
IBIZA, Spain---New York art collector Lio Malca is presenting two large-scale installations by Bill Viola at La Nave Salinas. The exhibition space, inaugurated in 2015, specializes in international contemporary art and is adjacent to the Ses Salines Natural Park, on the island of Ibiza. Two of the artist's most acclaimed works, Fire Woman and Tristan's Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), can be enjoyed this summer on the Balearic Island. The exhibition will be on view until September 30th at La Nave Salinas. "Art is, for me, the process of trying to wake up the soul. Because we live in an industrialized, fast-paced world that prefers that the soul remains asleep." [More]

Sunday, June 24, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

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By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Confiscated bibles in “El Sueño Americano (The American Dream)” by Tom Kiefer
We are in a Samaritan moment when artists are naming the brokenness and transforming it into beauty. One such artist is Arizona-based Tom Kiefer. He is a fine art photographer and graphic designer who retrieved the confiscated belongings of South American migrants that our Custom’s officials tossed into the trash. Kiefer then organized and photographed them. Combining his twin skills as graphic designer and photographer, Kiefer has created a snapshot of our American struggle with immigration to symbolize our collective responsibility. That's why Tom Kiefer's “El Sueño Americano (The American Dream)” is our art of the week.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ramon Maiden tattoos Christ, the Virgin Mary and other Christian images

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Ramon Maiden's "Resurrection"
Based in Barcelona, artist Ramon Maiden embellishes pin up girls and religious figures with some serious ink. Using ball point pen, the self-designated “Dandy Delinquent” adds a mix of tribal patterns and old-school Americana to his subjects otherwise revered for their innocence. Tattoos are typically viewed as expressions of individual character. Maiden however, usurps the agency of the body markings, laying his own projections quite literally into the skin of his blonde beauties and holy virgins. On the thighs and breasts of his sex icons, Maiden draws Christian crosses and hands in prayer positions, while the flesh of Baby Jesus is adorned with snakes and skulls. The chosen imagery therefore complicates notions of the sacred and profane. [More]