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Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

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Aug 18, 2014 / 4,762 notes

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ART: Unsuspecting NYC Collages by Kalen Hollomon

So yeah, Kalen Hollomon is amazing. The rising artist has taken her brilliant collaging to New York City’s streets and its underground, superimposing clippings from fashion and vintage porno magazines onto unsuspecting subway riders and mundane city scenes. 

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"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

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Aug 17, 2014 / 425,710 notes

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angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

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Queer lady Shakespeare fancasts: Romeo and Juliet; 
            "But passion lends them power, time means, to meet
Tempering extremities with extreme sweet."

| Natasha Lyonne as Romeo | Lupita Nyong’o as Juliet | Arden Cho as Tybalt | Laverne Cox as Friar Laurence | Kristen Stewart as Benvolio | Samira Wiley as Mercutio | Lucy Liu as The Prince | Samantha Barks as Paris |

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Aug 16, 2014 / 1,255 notes

ever-so-plucky:

Queer lady Shakespeare fancasts: Romeo and Juliet; 
            "But passion lends them power, time means, to meet
Tempering extremities with extreme sweet."
| Natasha Lyonne as Romeo | Lupita Nyong’o as Juliet | Arden Cho as Tybalt | Laverne Cox as Friar Laurence | Kristen Stewart as Benvolio | Samira Wiley as Mercutio | Lucy Liu as The Prince | Samantha Barks as Paris |
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Screening will be mid September 👌👌👌
Aug 16, 2014 / 3 notes

seekingthebubblereputation:

Screening will be mid September 👌👌👌

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