Posted on April 9, 2012 by lenny
OFF BOOK, now in its second season, is a web-only series from PBS Arts that expands the definition of art. Each episode explores a genre that invites you to engage with the artists and creative process.
“It seems that no matter how far we advance into the digital age, our bodies remain a place where we want to express ourselves. This episode of OFF BOOK profiles the diverse talents and philosophies of three modern tattoo artists of vastly differing styles: Vinny Romanelli, Kiku, and Stephanie Tamez.”
Posted on August 23, 2010 by lenny
“P.J.S. Exhibitions (238 W. 14th between 7th & 8th Ave. NYC), presents Metanoia, a collection of twisted and visually captivating works.
Aptly titled Metanoia, the Greek word for a change of will and the reforming of one’s mind, the exhibit showcases the mind-bending, detailed, and somewhat dark artwork of Chris O’Donnell (New York Adorned), Jason June (Daredevil), Josh Egnew (Three Kings), Ryan Bonilla (Bellum Concepts), Stephanie Tamez (Brooklyn Adorned) and Thomas Hooper (New York Adorned). Bevin Robinson and Patrick Sullivan will be co-curating the show, which runs until August 29th.
Each artist has already left a very permanent mark on the art world. From highly acclaimed tattooing to laser etching, they have established amazing reputations for creating everlasting work. Pieces on display at P.J.S. Exhibitions will include drawings, paintings and etched metals, ranging from dark religious iconography to bright fantastical images.
Through textured media such as etching, painted wood panels and charcoal, the artists’ works stand out physically, visually and psychologically.
The exhibit aims to increase viewer introspection, and encourages a focus on the artists’ creative process.”
View photos from the exhibition after the jump.