Video: Artist Metrov Responds to Curators Request to See His Process

California artist Metrov demonstrates his skills as an artist, film editor and filmmaker in his “Making Of” documentary video A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios. Below:(runtime: 7 minutes).

Metrov wrote this introduction to his video–

“Last year, I made a (30) minute documentary video about my life in the arts. Though it was well-received, I had a few curators tell me they are mostly interested in the artist’s “Process.” I also got a fair amount of feedback suggesting the video should be shorter. This new video is (7) minutes and focuses solely on “the Process.” Since I’m an experienced filmmaker and editor, it was relatively fun and easy to produce this kind of presentation. I believe the video should help viewers more deeply understand and identify with the work. However, I’m not inclined to write much about it as it should speak for itself. Anyone is welcome to contact me should they want more info.”

A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios (Warning: Adult Content)

Metro’s video demonstrates the “making of” work in his new 2015 series: A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios  — eleven 24″ X 18″ mixed media paintings on archival photographs and two 36″ X 24″ mixed media paintings on canvas. Each original is accompanied by ten 40″ X 30″ signed, limited edition prints. For more information, please contact the artist.

 

Find more film and art by Metrov on his website here.

 

 

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Submissions Now Open: 2015 competition for Photographers and Digital Artists

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2015 competition for Photographers & Digital Artists   YOUR BEST

Ed Wedman, Co-founder of Exhibitions Without Walls, says “We get emails from photographers and digital artists asking us what types of images would be best to submit for a particular theme.  Our response is one of “Use your imagination and creativity.”  Well this competition has no restrictions and doesn’t require interpretation at all. It is all about submitting what you think is some of your best work, nothing more.  This gives us the opportunity to see all the possibilities and the different styles of photography and digital art.  Again, remember it is about entering some of YOUR BEST” work.”

Submission deadline: February 8, 2015

Online Exhibition opens February 17, 2015

Entry Fee: $30 for the first 5 images; $4 for each additional image up to a total of 10 images.

Best In Competition – $500 cash award plus additional prizes

2nd Place – $150 cash Award plus additional prizes

3rd Place –  $100 cash award plus additional prizes

Sponsors for additional prizes include Alien Skin Software (Exposure 7), Art & Beyond Publications and Artist Marketing Resources.  For more information, go to “YOUR BEST”

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Artist Run Gallery in London Always On the Lookout for new and wonderful art

The artist-run A-side B-side Gallery  was founded in late 2011 by Tinsel Edwards and Catherine Magnani.  The gallery, project space, and studios are located on the Village Green within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community in east London, UK. A-side B-side Gallery is dedicated to being an all-inclusive exhibition space– promoting artists from all backgrounds and stages of their careers and inviting a diverse audience to visit their gallery to view the work.

The A-side B-Side Gallery online shop sells limited edition prints and originals by artists who have featured in their shows at their London gallery, who have worked from their studio, as well as works by their favourite artists. They are always on the look out for new and wonderful art and welcome submissions.

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Randall Marmet’ Space Painting “The Outpost” in Images and Video

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Artist Randall Marmet’ lists among his painting inspirations, the NASA space program and a tour he took as a child of Cape Canaveral (aka Kennedy Space Center) to view the 363 feet tall Saturn 5 rockets. As well as celestial inspirations, such as his first viewing of the Southern Cross in Key West Florida from a boat on night waters. And again, seeing the Southern Cross constellation years later, on a trip to Tahiti in the South Pacific– where it is much more clearly visible in the night sky from the secluded atolls of Polynesia.

 

Russell Marmet’ wrote of his painting titled The Outpost

“While I was painting this, I imagined a colony of humans on another planet far from this place that sends someone here to what they refer to as ‘The Outpost’, a vantage point on the perimeter of the colony’s space domain. There is always an abundance of volunteers that want to visit The Outpost because of the view of the moon and nebulae where new space creations emerge. The beauty and serenity of The Outpost is spellbinding. Let your mind wander to visit this special place and restate tranquility in your mind that you didn’t know could be attained.”

 

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Specifics:
The painting consists of three canvases with a total dimension of 24 x 60 inches ( 1 canvas 24 x 36 x  1 3/8 inches deep, and 2  canvases 12  x 24 x 1 3/8 inches deep), all three hand-stretched gallery quality canvas.  This is an original acrylic fine art painting, hand-painted and clear coated with archival fine art varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.  The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look with no need for framing. Ready to hang and enjoy!  Created in 2014. To acquire this painting click here.
Suggestion:
Note: This painting is best viewed with lighting because of the dark field background.  Track lighting is the most flexible way to light art. Daylight bulbs are best.  Also, the clear coated matte finish archival fine art varnish enhances the depth of color and reduces glare.

 

Painting detail views:
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Find more paintings on the artist’s website Marmet Fine Art.
Keep up with the artist by following him on Twitter here.

a new short documentary about the printmaking artwork of Mark James Murphy

This is a new short documentary about the printmaking artwork of Mark James Murphy  http://www.markjamesmurphyart.com

 

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