Author Archive

Sam Winston’s Modern Gods Revives The Ancient Scroll

by Ash M. Richteron August 28, 2015
“Book” has become a transient sort of word.    It used to be easy to define— Made of paper pulp, binding, and wisdom, it was something you cracked open for a good story or access to information. But now we’ve gone digital and ‘books’ no longer only come in physical form.    As cheeky protest […]

Amanda Palmer As The Nude Patron Saint Of Children’s Literacy

by Ash M. Richteron August 28, 2015
  Amanda Palmer strikes again.    The indefatigable avante garde whirlwind refuses to let her pregnancy slow down her art.    At eight months pregnant, the artist, musician, modern philosopher and ultimate Renaissance woman-of-the-future stripped down, painted up, and stood nude in front of the New York Public Library for the day as a living […]

Long-Bin Chen’s Buddhas Are Full Of Surprises

by Ash M. Richteron August 24, 2015
   At first glance, Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen‘s sculptural portraits of the Buddha appear to be carved from traditional materials like marble and wood. They’re not.    The myriad masterpieces at the core of his ‘World Buddha Project’ are actually carved from outdated phone books. Cutaways in his sculptures are left ‘open’ to reveal his […]

Autumne de Wilde’s Colorful Reflections On Time, Light, And…Cars?

by Ash M. Richteron August 19, 2015
   Nothing could break up the arid landscape of sunny California’s dry, remote hinterlands quite like these two jewel-toned houses from photographer Autumne de Wilde installation “Lighting, Layers, and Reflection.”    Part mirror, part tinted plexi-glass, de Wilde wanted to build something that would interact with time—changing it’s own tones, and the hues of the […]

Famous Art Re-Imagined As Your Dream House

by Ash M. Richteron August 18, 2015
Ever wish your favorite artist had had the foresight to become an architect and build you your dream house?    Illustrator Federico Babina has taken the guess work out of what those fanciful constructions would have looked like. His recent graphic series, “Archist” re-imagines the styles of Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, and other […]

The Hysterical Literature Orgasm Project Will Make You Go Ahhh

by Ash M. Richteron August 14, 2015
   What’s sexier than a woman with a book? How about a lady on camera reading her favorite book while she’s being stimulated off screen?    Clayton Cubitt’s “Hysterical Literature” Project invites women to do just that—read to the camera while a vibrator pushes all of their pleasure centers.    Starting with alt-porn star Stoya […]

Photographer Anticipates The Aesthetics Of The Modern Family Of The Future

by Ash M. Richteron August 12, 2015
    American photographer CYJO (pronounced See-Joe) was previously noted on the international art scene for her stunning pictorial coverage of immigration and her explorations of maintaining cultural identity in the world’s Asian diasporas.    Her latest work continues to look at these same issues of identity—but not by looking at the impact of past […]

The Art Book About Art Made From Books

by Ash M. Richteron August 10, 2015
   Yes. You read that title right. There is, indeed, an art book that covers the incredibly clever and gorgeous world of art that’s made from books. It’s an incredibly meta, absolutely stunning homage to paper-craft—one of the fastest growing art forms on the international scene.    With introductions by sculptor Brian Dettmer and Alyson […]

An Ironic Visualization of Anxiety

by Ash M. Richteron August 5, 2015
    San Antonio based photographer John William Keedy‘s latest series “It’s Hardly Noticeable” is actually incredibly in your face.     Each of the anxiety-ridden photographs of the exhibit is displayed at a whopping three by six feet. And each features a hyperbolic visualization of the artist’s conception of anxiety.    It’s an exaggeration […]

Dali Meets Anderson In Todd Baxter’s Project Astoria

by Ash M. Richteron August 3, 2015
  For photographer Todd Baxter, the devil is in the details.    The photo shoots for his dreamscapes are painstakingly planned out and pieced together during post-editing to create the surrealist blend that’s being lauded as a combination of artist Salvador Dali and director Wes Anderson.    His newest ice cream colored series “Project Astoria” […]