Ben Roberts photographic contemplations of rural Japan reveal an unique artistic signature that speaks to me deeply. Color errors of expired film material magnify the ghostly feel and tint the mundane sceneries in an other-worldly light.
Filmed mostly on a stationary 16mm camera, this documentary is the modern-day Walden.
Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.
French artist Alexandra Duprez mentions Australian Aboriginal art as her main inspiration to take up painting.
There are contemporary “back to the land” communities practicing a hunter-gatherer way of life. Projects like this will serve as a touchstone to those interested in living differently.
Edward S. Curtis shows us an ancient way of life that is about to vanish. And after that the wisdom will be forever lost.
Tristram Lansdowne is a Toronto based painter who mainly works in watercolor. I like his futuristic approach of combining architecture with nature.
J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere’s work captures the intersection of cultural tradition and personal expression.
The fantastic Marina Abramović wants to share her legacy with the world. It’s all her knowledge condensed into a method — The Abramović Method.
Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs. His most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton.
Malcolm Kirk traveled to Papua New Guinea in 1967. He returned repeatedly during the ensuing 13 years, documenting the extraordinary tribal decorations he had observed on that initial trip.
No introduction needed. Here’s Abdul Mati Klarwein. Maybe I feel especially familiar with his style of painting because it was…
Pedro Friedeberg and Frida Kahlo were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement.
For seven thousand years, the Selk’nam, Yamana and Kawésqar people inhabited the forbidding archipelago of Southern Patagonia.
In 1912, the pitface miner Augustin Lesage heard a voice telling him that he was going to become a painter…
Beneath our everyday world there is a miniature universe of cells, trillions of tiny worlds, unseen and beautiful. This is the machinery of life and it never rests!
Schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals turned into unsettling nightmares. He achieves a dreamlike other-worldliness only reached by few artists.
Michael O’Neill’s quest to capture the essence of yoga spans time, space, and peoples.
Toshio Saeki is a psychosexual dream weaver, a grand master of mixing myth, that dream quality and pure libido.
Turrell is an artist who works with the nature of perception. He uses light to make you perceive your perceiving.
“The American literature doesn’t have a more beautiful and more profound book than Walden” commented Hermann Hesse. And I knew…