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How generative artist Tyler Hobbs blurs boundaries between machine and hand-made art

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“Both the hand and the machine have these traces of mark making,” explains Tyler Hobbs, an artist who combines generated art with handmade elements. “What you might call an imperfection, but the word I’m gravitating more towards is ‘fingerprint’.”

Hobbs’ debut UK show has just opened at Unit London. ‘Mechanical Hand’ explores the relationship between physical and machine-made art. One of the world’s most pioneering Generative Artists, Hobbs brings together artistic influences like Cy Twombly into a contemporary conversation with AI-art generators like DALL-E 2.

Read more: https://www.euronews.com/culture/2023/03/23/how-generative-artist-tyler-hobbs-blurs-boundaries-between-machine-and-hand-made-art

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Art roundtable: The role of women artists in abstract art

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For its latest edition of M Conversations, the institution led a curatorial walkthrough and discussion that navigated the nuances of art and in particular, the relation of abstraction and nature in their latest exhibition, “Wild: Women Abstractionists on Nature” at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

“In abstract art, there’s like a little bit of suspicion around it sometimes. Figurative art is quite easy to understand, right? It’s representational and all that. But in abstract art, you still get people who make comments like, ‘Oh, I can do that, you know, anyone can do that’… But there are many layers.”

Read more: https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/488681/art-roundtable-the-role-of-women-artists-in-abstract-art/

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Artists celebrate positive response to art exhibition held at The Bear Steps

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Source: Shropshire Star

Artists Steve White and Vanessa Bentick are exhibiting their work, focusing on the wonder of our natural world, at an exhibition at The Bear Steps in Shrewsbury.

Steve is a former surgeon turned artist from Meole Brace who works from his studio at home, while Vanessa is a full-time professional artist who grew up in Shrewsbury but is now based in Harrow and trained at London Fine Art Studios.

“Its been a really good launch,” Steve said, “I have enjoyed it and Ness enjoyed it as well. We had a lot of friends and people we know who are interested and fellow artists artists came as well as relatives.

Read more: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2023/08/25/artists-celebrate-positive-response-to-art-exhibition-held-at-the-bear-steps/

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The exhibition ‘Ugly Feelings’ reveals lesser spoken-about abject emotions

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To see the works of artists from Francisco Goya to Francis Bacon throughout art history is to harness a grotesque aesthetic to unveil the darkest recesses of the human soul. Grotesque art, as a genre, serves as a unique channel for exploring and embracing hidden emotions. It thrives on distortion, exaggeration, and the uncanny, rendering visceral and often unsettling imagery. In doing so, grotesque art confronts the viewer with the uncomfortable, mirroring the ugly feelings within the human psyche. By engaging with the grotesque, both creators and audiences can navigate the labyrinthine terrain of their emotions, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of the complexity and richness of the human condition. In this symbiotic relationship between ugly feelings and grotesque art, the repulsive becomes beautiful in its honesty, providing a cathartic and enlightening experience for all involved.

The art exhibition Ugly Feelings, a collaboration with Village Unhu at Collega, Copenhagen, and curated by Lotte Løvholm (Collega) and Georgina Maxim (Village Unhu), epitomises the same collaborative sensitivity to emotions. The display, featuring works by Epheas Maposa and Nanna Starck, challenges societal norms of beauty and decorum, allowing a raw examination of the human experience. Over the years, Collega, as a centre, has presented exhibitions developed through collaboration with international artists and curators. The practice of co-curation is underlined as an effort to oversee the collective process of exhibition-making. Here, the acts of loaning and caring are seen as an extension of nourishment for the art-loving community. When the exhibition is community-led, it speaks to the larger cause of peripheral ideas of inclusivity. Maxim, in an interview with STIR, expounds, “Collaboration is the key feature of this exhibition, the coming together of a force, a movement, or indeed a collection of ideas and moments. What one aims for in such a movement is the ripple effect, starting surely from the centre and gaining much force to reach the ends of the bordering lines—picking things up and dropping other things as it continues in this movement.”

Read more: https://www.stirworld.com/see-features-the-exhibition-ugly-feelings-reveals-lesser-spoken-about-abject-emotions

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