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Beautiful and very early illustration of
a Venus Flytrap; Dionaea Muscipula - printed 1791
Engraved by FP Nodder Botanic Illustrator to the Queen
This is one of the first engravings of the Venus Flytrap, which at the time was recently introduced into Europe from America, and created quite a stir and debate about the nature and order of living things.
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INSIDE THE STUDIO WITH JUSTIN ANGELOS
At first glance, Justin may seem like just your average joe. He’s married, has a daughter and lives just outside San Francisco in the Suburbs of Burlingame. But once you step into his studio, all that talk about “average” can be laid to rest because Justin is an amazing collage artist.
What’s really refreshing about Justin is that he’s just a normal guy doing what he loves. He breaks all the lifestyle cliches of the “tortured artist” and that’s what makes him and his work so down-to-earth.
He’s also one of the featured artists in our upcoming #ART02 Quarterly.co shipment. We had the privilege to tour his studio, take a look at some of his original pieces and ask a couple of questions to get some insight into his creative process.
Give us a rundown of your creative process and your current situation regarding your art career.
Collect, search, cut, cut, cut, glue, search, cut, glue, stare, sign, repeat. I’m not making a living with my art but I can’t stop making stuff. I’ve got a few fans out there and I show new work every year so I’m pretty happy. I feel like I’m creating interesting work and I’m still having fun.
For the past few years I’ve been collecting my materials from local estate sales. My main source of imagery comes from old magazines. Recently I found a jackpot of 60s era Sport Illustrated magazines. The owner of the house I was at had held on to hundreds. I bought a box full for about $20. I also buy old spray paint and any other art supplies and strange objects. There is something about seeing the things people hold onto.
The strangest thing I’ve purchased lately was a pair of false teeth for $5 bucks.
Do you think you’d produce more or less work if there was no such thing as the Internet?
I’d still be pumping out the jams!
Would you encourage your daughter to be an artist if you knew it meant shed be financially relying on you until she was in her mid-twenties?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
What’s the thing you admire most about Quarterly?
The concept of receiving a cool package of handpicked surprises!
One of the most exciting things about having Justin as one of our featured artists in #ART02 is we’ve acquired one of his original pieces ($200 value) pictured above and we’re placing one of them in one lucky subscribers box! Could it be you? Subscribe now and get a chance to own an original piece of artwork not available anywhere else!
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"ونهاية كل اكتشافاتنا ستكون الوصول إلى المكان الذى بدأنا منه, والتعرف إليه أول مرة .."
One piece .. #Owl #Aztec #Box #Deer #Necklace
- 2 months ago
"Your Majesty | Randy Grskovic
I recently was included in a publication about fractured photography. You can read the issue online here.
Q and A with Emma Sheridan:
Can you describe the time when you first realised that creating was something you had to do?
I started very young, like most children I had to use my imagination to create things. I started drawing and was encouraged. Since I was introverted, I had a lot of time alone to hone my practice. Once I started school I was encouraged because I had been already practicing at home alone. I didn’t play any sports so I became marginalized as the kid who was good at drawing. I think it really all came from there. As I continued down this path it just became part of my life. By age 9 that is how I was known, as an artist.
What art do you most identify with?
I identify with Pop Art the most. We are all inundated with advertising everyday and I think it is important to battle against it. I think through pop art we can subvert advertising in all forms and take the power away from it.
You use old photographs as a medium in which to distort, how did this come about?
Photographs are documents, I look at them like advertising in a way. They are proof that something happened, but what is proof? Photographs sell the idealism of the past. It’s always framed and it’s never a whole picture, just an interpretation. I used to find old photographs to draw from but I decided to cut out the middle man and stopped drawing. I cut them up to distort them now.
Are you a fan of any other contemporary artists who use photography/photographs as the basis of their art?
John Balldessari uses old photographs and film stills in his work, I think he’s a big influence of mine.
What are you trying to communicate with your art?
I want people to reinvestigate the images they see every day. I want them to be critical of noise they have to deal with. Most people say they are not affected by images. This is the biggest lie that advertisers what you to believe.
What is your creative process like?
It’s pretty intuitive, I find images I’m drawn to and then I make problem solving decisions based on the images. I ask myself why after.
Is there anyone you would like to collaborate with?
What are you plans for the coming year?
I just moved across the country from Vancouver to Toronto (Canada) I’m hoping to expand my perspective of the world.
As an artist how would you define success?