Thursday, November 17, 2011

ALdezyn and Usury of the Heart

ALdezyn is the pseudonym of Alain Laforestrie. He was born in the Bronx in '71 and moved to Queens at age four. Said ALdezyn, “Like most youngsters in those years we collected comic books, but I was more interested in more than just the action. Those drawn out super hero's were my fascination, so I traced out the characters and made up my own heroes.” He moved on to graffiti art, dropped in and out of “regular” college, and then attended the School of Visual Arts and is currently making the kind of art we see today.

This piece is called “Bathed in Red” and we’d usually get all literal and pair it with “Waiting Beds” but we’ve been to that well too many times, so let’s go to another sexy song, “Usury of the Heart.”

If you'd like to check out more of ALdezyn, go HERE:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Inbred Hybrid Collective - 7 Skeletons

It's our first return visit, from Inbred Hybrid Collective. This time "Still from 'Somewhere, Something Incredible is Waiting to be Known.'" It's part of a multi-media work in progress. I think it's interesting how what is physically so deep within, the skeleton, has made its way to the surface, and how something that taping the face and body, which could be seen as bondage and blindage (what do you mean blindage isn't a word!) becomes revelatory.

And since we're talking skeletons, 7 Skeletons!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Couple Nights a Week of Vladimir Ginzburg

Today we're pairing Vladimir Ginzburg's "Chair" with "A Couple Nights a Week" for what may be the most superficial reason yet. This site tends to gravitate towards more somber art, yet The Ks music is mostly upbeat fun stuff, so there's got to be less connection if we're not going to keep posting the somber songs. So, now I see a chair, and for some reason it reminds me of the video we did for "A Couple Nights a Week" in which I was confined to chairs, sofa and rocking, due to a broken ankle. That's it.

Here's the video:

Mr. Ginzburg's was born in St.Petersburg, Russia, started working with Photography, then immigrated to Israel in 1979 and started drawing, since photography was expensive and papers and pencils were cheap enough in Israel. He moved to New York in 1989.

To find out more and see more of Vladimir Ginzburg visit HERE:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two Monsters: Richard Hamilton and My Name Is Love

Richard Hamilton, who minted the term "Pop Art" has died. We're pairing "Portrait of Hugh Gaitskell as a Famous Monster of Filmland" with our own monster, Love, as in "My Name Is Love."

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tidal Grace and Waiting Beds

Tidal Grace imbues his semi-abstracted pictures with wit, which is why we like him. He also has a beard. We're pairing his "Tomato Licker" with "Waiting Beds" because he seemed to like that song.

About the painting, the artist says "Tomato Licker: from the delusions that happen to be named Tidal Grace. When love abounds, all is worthwhile in its widest sense."

To find out more about Tidal Grace and his beard
go HERE:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lacey Kim and Waiting Beds

We don't normally go abstract here at Red Art Rising Faster (Why not? Because we like pictures!) but something about this one from Lacey Kim spoke to us. It's called "Dialogue of Silence." We're pairing it with "Waiting Beds." Why? Because.

You can find more Lacey Kim HERE:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Death takes a Halliday

Forgive the pun, but after posting several recently passed artists, we're happy to have something from the very much living David Halliday. We're mixing his "House en Hamme" with "Usury of the Heart." I don't know why. Maybe the cobblestone effect of his piece brings to mind the bounciness of Usury.

Says Halliday:

Hamme is a small town outside Antwerp in Belgium. I lived there for four years with my wife. We lived on a square. There was a church not more than 20 metres from our house. We had little money. On Saturday evenings we would open our living room window and listen to the organist in the church practice. He would play Bach on this huge pipe organ.

As far as art is concern, I liked a quote by Man Ray. He said,
“I have been accused of being a joker. But the most successful art to me involves humor.”

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