21 Sep 2012
Italian art consultant, author, and specialist in the use of color Daniele Torcellini brings us this extraordinarily rich look into the work of mosaic master Marco De Luca. With a lyrical blend of science and passion, Torcellini shows us how De Luca’s signature use of color visually transports us as viewers to new and fantastical places.
15 Aug 2012
Outside of Santiago, Chile something magical is happening. A concrete jungle of a metro station is becoming a brilliant, shimmering natural history museum. A community wracked by drugs and violence is reconnecting with itself and its natural heritage. And a cadre of young artists with no formal training in the art form is becoming one of the most accomplished mosaic teams on the planet.
15 Jul 2012
We are delighted to present WNET’s marvelous documentary “Treasures of New York: Art Underground” (below) […]
16 Jun 2012
Sometimes you just need a smile. When we needed one the other day, we remembered Lynn Moor’s delightful interpretations of artworks from the Permanent Collection of the Children’s Museum of New York City.
13 Sep 2012
With the current aesthetic in mosaic leaning heavily towards abstract work, mosaicists who tell stories, like Jeroen Meijer, are rare. The Dutch artist creates haunting images that make one wonder “Who are these people? What is happening to them?”
02 Aug 2012
Attention class! Miss Marble (aka Lillian Sizemore) has spotted a wordy trend in contemporary mosaic and she’s going to use it to give us a great lesson in the “grammar” of mosaic. The good news is, there is no pop quiz at the end, so all you have to do is enjoy!
10 Jul 2012
With the voice of a poet, Maestro Giulio Menossi speaks here about what inspires him […]
29 Aug 2012
Professor Iliya Iliev, Chief of the Department of Mural Painting, Mosaics and Stained Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria has been exploring the possibilities of mosaics for over 30 years. Classically trained in both art and architecture, Iliev’s mosaics exploit both of these doctrines. His work is unmistakeable; always organic, always ordered by a geometry that gives wings to his eclectic materials. We asked Iliev to answer the question: Why mosaic? Why not painting or sculpture? His response is below.
Terra Incognita: Dabb, Kettering Dimit, Fisher, Hanansen and Sager Lynch at the Gallery at Penn College
25 Jul 2012
An absolutely splendid exhibit featuring five innovative American mosaic artists is currently on view at the Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. “Terra Incognita” showcases multiple works from JeanAnn Dabb, Karen Kettering Dimit, Cynthia Fisher, Yulia Hanansen and Rachel Sager Lynch.
27 Jun 2012
For those who would relegate contemporary mosaics to the “decorative arts” section of the library, museum or art appreciation course, we would submit the work of Marco de Melo. There is nothing pretty or decorative about it. On the contrary. It is often crude, awkward and somewhat difficult to look at. It is also edgy, thought provoking and very clear in its intent. Marco de Melo has a voice and he’s not afraid to use it.