Interstitial Visual Arts Links
Is it painting or jewelry making? Is it sculpture or photography? Many visual artists find frustration in categories. The only thing their works have in common is that they defy easy description. The links below represent a fraction of the artists brought to my attention by members of the Interstitial Arts Foundation. In choosing these links, I sought to assemble a group of artists ranging from the subtle to the outrageous, from the understandable to the absurd, from the more easily classifiable to the seemingly indefinable. Each of these artists uses materials, subjects, and/or genre motifs in unconventional — and Interstitial — ways. Rather than attempt to define boundaries, I hoped to show how vast the landscape is. The list will grow and, I am sure, surprise us. I hope these web links and the works found therein will serve as inspiration (and encouragement) to artists and art lovers of every feather.
A fine jeweler who creates amazing interactive ... spectacles, for lack of a better word, from precious metals and gems. They include a mechanical fish that actually swims and a platinum dragonfly that hovers.
Fantastical, surreal, disturbing and serene (all at once) works of digital collage and photography.
Neil Gaiman mentions Lisa Snelling's work as a frequent source of inspiration in the introduction to Smoke and Mirrors. Sculpture, I suppose, but so much more. Descriptive, strange and frenetic.
Helena Nelson Reed
Watercolor painting that leaps the boundary between personal imagery and commercial illustration. Mythical images with the luminosity of stained glass.
Dioramas that seem to be created by a surrealist Jane Austen. Highly inventive works which achieve mysterious degrees of depth. Sometimes two-dimensional, always three-dimensional.
Showing a multitude of influences, these multi–media creations are personally engaging but retain commercial appeal.
Beckie Kravetz regularly crosses the borders between sculpture and mask work; fine art, "commercial art" (for the theater), and craftwork; the visual and the performance arts (especially opera).
Dreamlike images recall Magritte, Medieval illumination, the Italian Renaissance, and the Symbolists.
Nicholas Miles Kahn and Richard Selesnick
Weird and wonderful "photographs" of places that don't really exist. Mystical, panoramic, and beautiful.
An Interstitial mix of art and comics and illustration.
R. E. Brown describes himself as a "Mad prince clown, violent coward and conspirator, forever doomed to stick the proverbial fork into life's toaster." Enough said. A very Interstitial experience.