‘So many artists have no money & are living somewhere really boring – what does it matter? What does it matter about my back-story, who I am? The work should stand for itself’ - Raquel Ormella chats to Kon Gouriotis in Issue 43 ahead of her survey show ‘I hope you get this’, opening tonight at Shepparton Art Museum (until 12 August). Grab your copy of our new issue and head along!
IMAGE: ‘All these small intensities’, detail, silk & cotton embroidery thread on linen, dimensions irregular, photograph Stephen Oxenbury
I'm back with some big news. I made a decision today to quit university, after much thought. I am wasting my time. I have all I need already, and what I can't do, I will find someone who can. I am going to get a patent, get a trademark, and make my concept a reality as soon as possible. I no longer want to study anything except what I study on my own. I have put in enough work and I do not want any university getting the rewards from what I worked so hard for and I am also over others stealing my work. I will do whatever it takes. I am even going to get a regular job, somewhere mundane, likely as a Barista, so I can pay for what I need to. I have never and will never use a financial institution to get somewhere in life. I am REALLY free now. Here's to my future as a not-for-profit Eclectic Artist. 🥂 So proud of myself. I am going to go out tonight and celebrate. See you all tomorrow. 🌍✌❤ #conspiracytheorist#educational#makeyourown#create#art#artist#eclecticart#realist#copyright#strive#aims#empowerment#selfbelief#selfreliance#changingthegame#politicalart#fly#freedom
Everything must go! Operators are standing by! Do not miss this almost golden coin commemorating an almost momentous Nobel worthy peace train. Ok, we could be at the precipice but you will be comforted by this thing, you will! For... how about $9.95?
“Remnants of Anger” (2016) from our piece “Talk About a Nasty Woman.” We were upset. We were afraid. Anger can be a gift. Read more about this project below 👇🏻🥀 •
Talk About A Nasty Woman is our response to President Trump's election in November of 2016. We had feelings. We bled on green screens, we ripped our clothing, we cried and recovered. This piece interrogates anger and hopelessness in complex times