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Insights into Contemporary Art

Erika Long

Erika Long

Erika Long discusses making art since childhood, long stints in the darkroom, the necessity for sex positivity & inspiration derived from both Instagram and cinema.

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Seon-jeong Wang

Seon-jeong Wang

Seon-jeong Wang provides insight into a complex studio practice & discusses feeling alive while painting, expressing tragicomedy through deep character explorations & affirming misfortune as a means of finding beauty within tragedy.

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Elisa Valenti

Elisa Valenti

Elisa Valenti discusses her methodical practice & strong creative drive, being influenced by classical themes, human rituals & how they shape us & finding inspiration in feeling out of control.

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Eli Craven

Eli Craven

Eli Craven discusses how music influenced his early production, identity & the image's potential to reshape conventions, inspiration derived from found objects, & exploring the relationship between collecting and desire.

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Leslie Foster

Leslie Foster

Leslie Foster on the process of finding a medium, evolving a complex practice through experimentation, representing multiple marginalized identities & making work that incorporates a number of moving conceptual pieces.

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Paolo Arao

Paolo Arao

The artist discusses music as an introduction to art making, re-connecting with his Filipino heritage, pushing a rich textile history into a contemporary context & discovering new artists beyond social media.

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Iren Tete

Iren Tete

Iren Tete on being both a creator and discoverer, her love for Brutalist architecture, approaching materials with optimism & the synergistic relationship between language and objects

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Melissa Joseph

photo by Shawn Inglima

Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph on early memories of making, exploring new materials, working intuitively & a broad practice in which all things are interrelated

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Lindsay Buchman

Lindsay Buchman

Lindsay Buchman discusses the tactile experience of making, an ever evolving approach to materiality, art as the basis for community & anger, protest, and dissent as justified responses to the current climate

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Joshua Gutierrez

Joshua Gutierrez

Joshua Gutierrez discusses alternative photographic processes, working on multiple projects simultaneously, the rewards that come from moving between ideas & Instagram location tags as pocketable, virtual queer spaces

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