Enervate your viscera

I scalped the title of this post – clearly I am not to be blamed.  It sounds simultaneously like a sexual come-on and a  euphemism for a frontal lobotomy. How often do you find that?

Word to some new ShinyArt artists who are coming on board as we speak….watch for work by James Stone and Larry Caveney in the coming days.

Speaking of video artists (who doesn’t?), it’s time for a SHOUT OUT to digital media artist Faisal Anwar whose sensational work graces the ShinyArt website right now. An interview is definitely in order for the near future, but for now, I wanted to highlight the kind of narrative pieces that Anwar has contributed to the site.

Timely in an eerily kind of way is Black Water [NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON SHINYART] – a breathing, pulsating mass of blackness that flashes in and out like an eyeball and blinks back at the viewer in confrontation and incredulity. Watching this conjures images of the Gulf of Mexico right now…heavy under its oily coating.

In Clifton to Sadder and Walking Spirits [AVAILABILITY OF BOTH WORKS HAS UNFORTUNATELY EXPIRED ON SHINYART], Anwar presents physical and emotional contradictions from the diaspora. What happens when “home” becomes a place of anxiety and perceived danger and when the diaspora reveals its own coldness? Displacement is almost overcome by the eye of the video camera – it provides a space for individual re-placement and self-perception within a state of limbo.

Anwar’s work features complex yet accessible commentary on art and technology, human perceptions of architectural space, surveillance and social interactivity in modern urban cultures.

check it out and be duly impressed…..ENERVATE YOUR VISCERA


About shinyartshinyart

KKP is CEO and Founder of ShinyArt - a company designed to transform dull HD flat screens into canvases for some of the world’s most compelling moving art. She is also an art historian and adjunct professor at several schools in the Bay Area.
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