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Articles, reviews, studio visits and interviews by Samantha Levin:

Babble Report | The Art of Yuri Leonov

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report  |  The Art of Yuri Leonov

Yuri Leonov will be showing work in the latest group show that Artillery, the artist collective he belongs to, will have up. This exhibition, Love and Other Drugs, will be on view at a new store on the Lower East Side’s Orchard Street, Grit N Glory. Read more on the Creep Machine… (Babble Reports are short posts that lead to Samantha’s writing for other publications) Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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I Fink U Freeky

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Featured | 0 comments

I Fink U Freeky

Master of the Grotesque, photographer Roger Ballen, has again collaborated with the South African Die Antwoord in their new video I Fink U Freeky. Ballen’s signature style permeates with his child-like drawings and featured creatures (human and animal), although the sensationalism of the video overwhelms it a tiny bit. I’m not complaining, here. It’s a fun, creepy and beautiful video complete with black contact lenses and horror-film-like sets. It’s...

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Han Hoogerbrugge’s Flash

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Featured | 0 comments

Han Hoogerbrugge’s Flash

I discovered Han Hoogerbrugge years ago about when Flash software was first becoming popular.  To this day I think that he is the only artist to use the medium in a purely artistic fashion without getting distracted by Flash’s…well…flashiness. He’s about to have a solo exhibition in Rotterdam.  Since most of you aren’t there, check out his online animated interactive artworks which are surreal, dark and humorous.  Make sure you have your sound on and are ready to use your mouse to click and roll-over his...

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Babble Report: Teetering Bulb Process Workshop

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Announcements, Artist Spotlight, Babble Report, Featured, Studio Visit | 0 comments

Babble Report:  Teetering Bulb Process Workshop

Last week the talented Ms. Zelda Devon of the Teetering Bulb art duo invited me to observe her first process workshop.  I took my camera along to document the occasion. Fun times were had and lots was learned.  If you are interested in taking part in the next workshop Zelda conducts, please don’t hesitate to drop her a line.  The three hour sessions cost $75. Read more on the Creep Machine… (Babble Reports are short posts that lead to Samantha’s writing for other publications) Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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R.I.P. Eiko Ishioka, Surreal Design Icon

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Announcements, Artist Spotlight, Featured | 0 comments

R.I.P. Eiko Ishioka, Surreal Design Icon

I’ve just learned from Coilhouse that the iconic Eiko Ishioka, known for her dark, surreal and powerful costume and stage designs, passed away from pancreatic cancer on the 21st. Eiko’s work not only delved into the grotesque in the most excruciatingly arresting ways, but it is important to note that, in a male-dominated Japanese society, she was the first woman to be elected a member of the Tokyo Art Directors Club and achieved world renown equal to if not surpassing her male Japanese peers. Extremely prolific, her work can be...

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Babble Report | The Soft and Witty Works of Zoe Williams

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report  |  The Soft and Witty Works of Zoe Williams

Just a quick and dirty post on the latest shows where you can go see Zoe's artwork. A post on the Creep gets an artist loads of attention and I like to try to help out where I can! I love Zoe's felt sculptures, so I was doubly glad to get this entry up there.

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Babble Report | The Mechanics of Christopher Conte

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report  |  The Mechanics of Christopher Conte

I've spent a lot of time talking with artist Christopher Conte about his work and reasons behind what he makes. There are many aspects of it that tend not to wind up out in the ether that is the internet. He graciously lent me some of his time to answer some questions that I hope you find deepen the meaning of his dark, scifi sculptures.

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Babble Report | David Hochbaum Offering Limited Edition Book Sets

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report  |  David Hochbaum Offering Limited Edition Book Sets

New York artist David Hochbaum is selling precious limited edition book sets of his multi-media works and photographs. These three books, signed by the artist, come in a hand-made box with a one-of-a-kind silkscreened print. This is a great opportunity to collect this artist's work for an affordable price.

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Babble Report | The Conjurer: JL Schnabel’s Mystical Collaboration

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report  |  The Conjurer: JL Schnabel’s Mystical Collaboration

Hi Fructose journalist JL Schnabel collaborated with Paul Romano and photographer Christina Brown to put together a look book for her jewelry line, Blood Milk. Entitled, The Conjurer, it is an impressive work of art on its own.

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Babble Report | Calma’s New Asceticism at Jonathan Levine

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Artist Spotlight, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report  |  Calma’s New Asceticism at Jonathan Levine

Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschenoff (aka Calma) recently installed his newest collection of artworks at Jonathan Levine gallery. Just a quick peek here about this extremely worldly artist...more to come in the future!

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