“Not using your art for activism is like making beautiful things without purpose,” says Arinze. “I use my art as a form of shoe-shifting – putting people in my shoes and also for people to put themselves in the shoes of others.”
A six-installation exhibition of Tim Shaw’s work is currently on view at the San Diego Museum of Art. Dubbed by the museum’s press as “an exploration of global terrorism, freedom of speech, and artificial intelligence as expressed through six thought-provoking installations”.
The exhibit opened to the public Saturday October 20, and will be on view through the end of the year. Shaw’s first museum exhibition in the United States showcases his intellectual talents along with the artist’s engaging body of work. Beyond Reason focuses on somber themes such as terrorism and abuse of power, yet it’s presentation is forged with an almost inquisitive and darkly insightful approach that instills a desire for independent exploration of the subjects. It is this persistent addressing of challenging or deeper issues that leaves one enjoying it for both the emotive nature of the themes, as well as the brilliantly immersive installations.Read More
Myths and Origins is an exhibition focusing on the artwork of two prominent San Diego based artists, staged in a domestic environment. Showcasing their most recent series to highlight the immaterial and ideological aspects of our world. Each artist’s work takes us on a journey, exploring their own vision of the stories, myths, and ideas that lead us to our own truths.Read More
Encapsulated (2017), [Digital Animation on Analogue] : Encapsulated, draws on themes consistent with Milosevic’s practice, both contemplative and nostalgic, it combines digital forms, both abstract and figurative to create a unique mobile environment where human-like wire figures dance along side floating crystal formations, which are punctuated by pulsing luminescent balls of light. In this mystical Waltz of cage-like entities there is a tension that perpetuates between the lights that dim and flicker within these moving forms and the less visceral solid shells which contain them. The viewer is at once hypnotised by the interplay between the physical wire forms and their somewhat detached movements and by contrast the rhythmic pulsing of the light sources they encompass, which bring them to life in unique ways.Read More