Memento Mori: [Latin] - Remember That You Too Will Die // An expression that reflects the transient nature of life and the futility of our earthly vanities. Cultures around the world have embraced the idea. Despite the seemingly bleak interpretation, the phrase is also meant with a wry gallows humor.
Featuring one of New York’s most original and distinctive muralists, Fumero, the movie is an introspective account of the artist’s life. Directed by Keith Aronowitz, an independent filmmaker, the movie is a tightly choreographed work that explores the layers of art and artist.
The street is the domain of the people, and it’s walls their canvas for expression. Which is why, upon arriving in Havana, I was surprised to see a distinct lack of dissident street art. Through the capital, and across Cuba, slogans and signs of the government cheer on the party propaganda; Yo Soy Fidel, Viva La Revolución, Hasta Siempre Comandante! But where was the opposition? [Read More...]
Under the dark sky of Argentina, the bus bounced along dirt backroads. We’d left Rosario an hour or so ago, and the distance had been filled mostly with visions of rural life. Civilization arrived in Acebal, and as we entered town I gazed lazily through the window. Pictures of quaint homes flashed by in quick session, when a four-eyed cat caught my eye. I blinked, unsure of what I’d seen. The bus carried on. Sabrina and I got off at her home, and I went to bed wondering about the mural. [Read More...]
What makes good art? It’s a subjective question. For me, the impact has always come from a connection. When I know an artist’s story, I see a reflection in their work. This creative bond is what draws me to the art world. This is what drew me to the Wild Thing. [Read More...]