Jacqueline Secor on Diversity of Nature Series: “Painting Vulvae is an Act of Resistance”

Aldous Huxley once said that “perhaps it’s good for one to suffer – can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything?”. Ergo, only by going through trauma an artist can really express himself. There’s no surprise there. Not anymore. As we’re going to find out in the interview […]

Chris Mars – the musician and visual artist of outcasts

Chris Mars’s paintings had already been bugging my mind for a while, before I actually went one step further – into searching more about him, finding out who was behind those beautifully grotesque images. His work has been exhibited in USA and Canada (please, come to Romania 🙂 ). Some of his solo exhibitions were […]

VSLO – The Most Complex Visual Arts Festival in Romania

In august 2010 the first edition of VSLO (Vama Under Oscar Lights) was taking place. From a simple photography festival, it became an international visual arts festival, which for one week each year, brings in Vama Veche, creators from around the world. I’ve been going every year since edition three. At first, I was just […]

Maria Chirco, Photographer: “Let Your Brain Work Spontaneously”

“I don’t have the custom to delete anything”, Maria told me. She continued: “Every picture is important, every picture is part of a memory”. As I look through her free-to-browse available photo-book, I can understand why. With all the beautiful flaws and perfect captures, her amazingly curated “Viaggioattraverso” (it. “Journey Through”) is a visual diary […]

Mira Schor or A Vision in Watercolour of Our Society

Mira Schor is a New York-based artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post-medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. Schor’s work balances political and theoretical concerns with formalist and material passions. This madame, artistically speaking, for me, seems to be some sort of Angela Merkel. Her visions are extremely […]

The Extravagant, Faceless Nudes of Michael Lentz

Cultartes Magazine features today the works of artist Michael Lentz. The 51 years old painter has an academic background in math and physics, according to his CargoCollective profile. This didn’t stop him to create drawings, sketches, watercolor paintings, symbolistic graffiti and abstract monochrome landscapes. On the contrary, the studies in exact sciences highlighted his accuracy, […]

The Hand-Colored Photographs of Chiara Dondi

Chiara Dondi is a film photographer from Italy, whose haunting snapshots combine antagonistic ideas (like life and macabre, for example) in order to reveal her own interpretation of the world. And that’s not the only thing she came up with. She combines analog, conventional photography with painting/manual coloring. “During these years I’ve developed my technique […]

Fulvio di Piazza. Painting – The Art of Dream in Oil.

Highly imaginative Fulvio Di Piazza creates whimsical paintings of anthropomorphized landscapes with an extraordinary level of detail and depth. His works have depicted lush woodland fantasies, revealing saturated forests filled with faces as distinct features emerge from hills, rocks and tree trunks, sprouting limbs in place of roots and branches. Twisted figures rise through mushrooming […]

Cultartes Features: The Electro Sacred ‘Ragas’ of Reiner Heidorn

What do electro-music and ragas (indian classic songs) have in common? Everything, apparently. Or at least, that’s what Germany-based multi-talented artist Reiner Heidorn believes.  Reiner describes himself as “a classically trained sitar player in hindustanic music”, a feature exploited only to give a real form to the most dreamful states of mind while slowly inducing […]

Nagy Norbert Reimagines Cinematic Worlds in Epic Fine Art Illustrations

Romania-based painter and digital illustrator Nagy Norbert takes the concept/fine art to a whole new level of awesomeness. You’ll come to realize that some of his new reinterpretations of TV shows characters and redesigns of comics superheroes/villains are better than the originals. For example, I’d definitely watch a movie with a Superman in a golden […]

Damian Loeb Paintings and the Paradoxes in Quantum Physics!

Damian Loeb is a painter and photographer based in America. We’re going to talk about the series of figurative paintings titled Verschränkung and the Uncertainty Principle. It’s more than enough to know that this show consists of eight paintings based on a series of images Damian took of his wife. He claims that the title […]

The New Christmassy Series of Portraits by Mau (Maria Căruntu)

We’ve already guested Maria Caruntu‘s works on Cultartes months ago. Her savage and “whiskery” watercolor paintings she creates have now a brand new flavour: Christmas! That pale red & blue contrast is giving you the chills only by looking. You see a simple illustration, but you feel a whole winter! It’s new and fresh, and the […]

New Works from Mădălina Andronic

The universalist Mădălina Andronic sings, plays guitar, paints and draws with a very rare passion for these days. The last time we’ve talked to her , she told us that the only reason she makes art is that she “cannot shut up!”. “Art chooses anyone, but there are few people who close the deal with […]