Maeve Laveau, Artist

So coming from London how do you feel like the energy of NYC is different?

There’s a hunger here. To always be doing better, to always moving forward, to working on one hundred projects at once. It feels like everyone here is constantly “on it” and I respect that. This city is a hard place and you have to be tough to survive here and everyone is constantly aware of that. 
 
What inspires you in your performance art?
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Rohitash Rao: Fake Records, Real Art

Photo by Jacqui Ipp.

With talent as a musician (he grew up playing the accordion) and artist, creative savant Ro combines his passions to create something uniquely spectacular. Remembering the days before music went digital, he spent a lot of his childhood at record stores browsing through album covers and admiring the cover artwork. Based in LA, he is also a music video director, so it is no surprise that his art is inspired by his passion for music. His Read the rest

Nicolina Tyler, Artist

Performance art is the nouveau trend, why do you think this is?

Because it brings people together interactively in unusual ways and it makes people think in differently expanding their minds to understand different concepts.

What’s something you personally want to convey with your artwork?
I really want to bring people together, which is what the world needs more of. People don’t connect on that authentic level anymore, it’s more on social media now and it’s destroying our instinctual human
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Gunnar Kortenbach, Artist

What kind of style are you most influenced by?

I have a very heavy vintage influence. My family is in the “antiques” so I’ve always been around cool old stuff.

What’s one cultural fad you can’t stop talking about?

I was really into Movie Pass a couple of weeks ago which is $10 a month and you get to see unlimited movies. Also, that weird audio recording was really cool the other day. It’s supposed to say Laurel but it Read the rest

Will Hutnick and Mark Joshua Epstein at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

The SPRING/BREAK Art Show is always a refreshing stop on the “NYC Armory week” circuit.  The least commercial of the fairs, SPRING/BREAK is the cool little cousin of the big fairs–the one that doesn’t give a shit about what collectors expect to see–or at least, that’s the vibe.  This year, artists and curators addressed the theme, “Stranger Comes to Town.” Since many of the rooms are curator-driven, there is usually a strong position represented in each. Entering a room can … Read the rest