In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope. Continue reading »
At Milan’s Università Bicocca, italian sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi has collaborated with artist Gonzalo Borondo to realize ‘chained’, a mixed media work that interacts with architecture of the site. On the red façade of the building, Borondo has painted five male figures that embrace each other in a circular configuration. Large, coarse brushstrokes and a minimal palette grant the larger-than-life sized figures an abstract sensibility. Continue reading »
“Mixed Blood” shows just some of many interracial families around the world. Unfortunately, there are still many societal factors that discourage ethnic, racial, and cultural mixing. These racist and xenophobic attitudes are still a cancer to society.
As mixing gradually goes mainstream, people have begun to identify and relate to the world and each other in different ways.
To document this mixing and the intersections of different cultures, Korean-American photographer CYJO spent three years between New York City and Beijing taking pictures of families. What came out of this exploration of race, culture and identity is an ongoing photo series called “Mixed Blood.”
Snodgrass Family, 2013. Citizenships: American, Chinese. Ancestries: German, Han Chinese, Irish. Languages: English, Mandarin. They live in Beijing. (All photos & captions © CYJO) Continue reading »
Mixed Blood is a photographic and textual project portraying NYC and Beijing based families that include children with “mixed” races, ethnicities, and cultures. Mixed Blood questions and diffuses the historical categorization process of race/ethnicity and focuses on connective, cross-cultural experiences. The portraits and accompanying narratives illustrate the varying relationships family members have with their backgrounds, cultural context and citizenship. This unifying of race and cultures within a family unit continues to influence the evolution of American and global identity today.
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Here’s another interesting piece of art being featured at the Manifest Hope Gallery exhibit that is sure to delight gamers, technophiles, and art fags alike. It features the imagery of 8-bit inspired artist Jude Buffum paired up with custom music making . The 2’×2′ canvas of a pixelated Obama logo with the words “New Game” will hang above a boombox with this track playing on a continuous loop. Look and listen!
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