Art In America

Disc of Life

Since the mid-1980's, Matthew Weinstein's work has consistently meditated on the terrifying and absurd experience of death. The artist's drawings and paintings from the mid 1990's feature skeletons seem to come to life, walk upright and interact with...

The Limits of Chaos

Zhivago Duncan's mixed paintings and screenprints take off from the accessibility and ease of execution offered by contemporary strategies of appropriation. Like many young artists, the 29-year-old, Berlin-based Duncan is fascinated with the legacy of...

Inka Essenhigh Plots the Undoing of the Figure

Inka Essenhigh is a New York-based painter whose highly colorful paintings feature dramatic distortions and abstractions of figures and landscapes. Earlier bodies of work dating to the 1990s featured opaque effects, linear elements and violent...

Beyond the Surface: Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips' paintings, typically large-scale portraits of women rendered in fetishistic detail, are usually described as hyper- or photorealistic. His working method involves the careful pre-selection of source photos that punctuate Phillips...

Spencer Tunick Is Out in the Open

It's 6 AM in Caracas, Venezuela. 1200 police and military are stationed in key locations around the perimeter of a designated area. Something highly complex yet profoundly simple is being staged. This is a race against the elements, as the sun in its...

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