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“Russian Nowhere”: Russian Aesthetics in Postconceptualist Artworks of Pavel Otdelnov

Pavel Otdelnov’s projects focus on urban locations that attract little to no attention — most people, if they happen to go there, try to leave as soon as possible. This might be former industrial sites that have lost some of their function or been repurposed entirely, parking garages, warehouses — all such places are located on the outskirts of the city and mark its abrupt termination, a cliff with nothing but an endless landscape over its edge. Continue reading »

Chinese Artist Creates These Sensual and Aesthetic Illustrations

According to Jiayi Li, a Chinese illustrator based in Paris, France: “Hi, my name is Jiayi Li. I’m an Illustrator currently drawing in my free time. I was born and raised in China. I lived in different cities (Chongqing, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Shanghai) and have now been living in Paris for 8 years.” Continue reading »

Why Paint Cats: The Ethics Of Feline Aesthetics

Why did a woman in California pay an artist $5,000 to paint her cat to look like a pig? What made a New York stockbroker spend even more than that to have the image of Charlie Chaplin painted on his cat’s posterior? ‘Why Paint Cats’ reveals that, far from being an amusement for the idle rich, this seemingly aberrant behavior is part of a new art movement that claims to promote a better understanding of the cats in our lives. Continue reading »