Bending meaning with Max Ernst

Twists and turns, intended distortions, randomness and the irrational all stitched into a collage. Abstraction makes it compelling. Becoming interested in its weirdness makes it less strange. To break the rules is human. Thinking different frees one from the cage of conformity and dumps water over a fire of paralysis. Max Ernst flirted beyond painting, […]

Paintings by Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Nigerian-American painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby takes inspiration from her Nigerian roots and combines them into her own millennial experience of America.  The first image above entitled ‘Home: As You See Me’ (2017) showcases objects from her grandmother’s meshed in with Crosby’s own Ikea furniture from her apartment in LA. Akunyili Crosby became a 2017 McArthur fellow last year. Writes […]

‘The imperfect match, the failure of unity…’

The great thing about collage is that, because production is so minimal, you are always close to the vantage point of the viewer. I am often asked why I don’t just get two people, pose them for photographs and splice the shots more accurately, but that misses the point. It’s the imperfect match, the failure […]