One of a Kind


Strychnin Gallery proudly presents Miss Van, Mimi S., Marco Mazzoni, Yosuke Ueno and Hisiao Ron Cheng joining forces for their highly anticipated group show titled One of a Kind.
The exhibition, which will open on April 13th, thematizes the strong feminine power combined with a hint of elegance and colorful uniqueness that is reflected in every superheroine on this planet. Embodying surrealist aesthetics and integrating subtle symbolism, these artworks beautifully display and simultaneously toy with characteristics such as innocence and vulnerability as well as strength and determination.
The combined body of works of this group of artists, who have been featured on many book and magazine covers, have exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world and can surely be considered as some of the most inspiring and influential contemporary artists in their fields, will be on display at Strychnin Gallery Berlin until May 6th.

Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 9700 2035

Iranian Perspectives


Eight Iranian photographers exhibit their unique, individual perspectives on life in Iran today, to offer a vivid social commentary on the traditions, religion, politics and culture of one of the oldest civilisations in the world and the people within it.

Exhibition highlights include: a photograph from Bahman Jalali’s Image of Imagination Series in which 19th century photo negatives have been layered and developed simultaneously to create a collage-like visual impression; Omid Salehi’s beautifully photographed Iranian wall murals; Jalal’s Sepehr’s Persian rugs situated in unlikely places and Tara Inanloo’s controversial self-portraits that were deemed ‘illegal’ in Iran and forced her to seek asylum in the UK.

This exhibition has been curated by Susan Young, Founder & Director of the Richard Young Gallery, and partner to renowned celebrity photographer, Richard Young. Susan is of Persian lineage and has acquired a specialist knowledge of Islamic art over the past 30 years.


Since 30th March to 2nd June

Richard Young Gallery
4 Holland Street London w48 4Lt



Strychnin Gallery and The New English, in cooperation with Gallery Geuer&Breckner, UF6 Projects and Italian curator Giovanni Cervi, proudly present Herzensbrecher, a charity group show in favor of “Ein Herz für Kinder“.

For this exhibition over 50 internationally renowned artists have put their visions, styles and ideas onto hearts manufactured by the British porcelain innovators of The New English.

These one of a kind artworks will be displayed in a traveling exhibition, which will kick off at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on March 16th and can be seen there until April 8th.

A partial amount of all sales will be given as a donation to BILD hilft e.V. “Ein Herz für Kinder”.


Artists involved: Artists Anonymous, David Hochbaum, Wolfgang Petrick, Paul Bishop, JB, Mimi S., Seymour, Sophie
Bastien, Daniel Van Nes, Raf Veulemans, Bethany Marchman, Elemer Presslee, Lisa Mei Lin Fong, Skeleton Heart, Miraschi. Francois EscalmeL Saturno Butto’, Marcus Poston, Christian Rothenhagen, Cliff Wallace, Virginie Ropars, Greg Haberny, Loius Fleischauer (AMF Korsetsj. Lily mae Martin, Jaime Zollars, JoKa, Krista Huot, Rudy Fig/Sierra Riggs, Corinne Reid, Mark Garro, Miss Mindy, Daniel Martin
Diaz, Faith 47 + Dal, Ruben Ireland, Elena Rapa, Dast, Miso, Fernanda Veron, Tamara Ferioli. Tessa Farmer, Otto Bjornik, Scott Hove, Oleg Dou, Nanami Cowdroy, Elio Varuna, Gabriella Barouch, John Casey, Lola, Yoskay Yamamoto, DNA Factory, Barnaby Barford, Sebastian Moegelin, Yvonne van Acht, Ren Rong, Henning von Gierke, Odo and many more

Arte Laguna Prize 2012


Where: Nappe of Arsenale of Venice
Vernissage: Saturday, 17th of March 2012, 6pm
Duration: 17th March – 1st April 2012
Opening Hours: every day from 10am to 6pm and from 10am to 8pm during the weeked – free entry


Returns this year the awaited event in Venice with Arte Laguna Prize.

Opens on March, 17th at Nappe of Arsenale of Venice, the collective exhibition of finalists who come from all over the world and belong to six different disciplines: Painting, Sculpture, Photography Art, Video Art, Performance, and, for the first time, Virtual Art set up on iPad.

During the happening will be announced the five overall winners and finalists performers will exhibit live.

The exhibition is open every day until the 1st April 2012 from 10am to 6pm and from 10am to 8pm during the weekend. The entry is free.

During the same period, the best under 25 artists will exhibit their artworks in the special venue of Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica of Venice, in the famous Palazzo Correr, Campo Santa Fosca, along Strada Nuova.


Sunday, 18th of March at 10.30 guided tour of the exhibition with the curator Igor Zanti and open debate.
Sundays 25th of March and 1st of April will be the "Arte Laguna Talk”.


Arte Laguna Prize
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Common Wealth: Ye Hongxing

Solo Exh

Art+ Shanghai Gallery proudly announces the solo exhibition of Ye Hongxing, Common Wealth, showcasing the new series in addition to earlier repertoire of paintings and sculptures.

Ye Hongxing works reflect on the contradictions within society by representing a more personal struggle of the penetration of desire pitted against a longing for spiritual reclusion. In her earlier works she borrowed the visual mode of commercial billboards and light-boxes, which could easily communicate a message of modern-day consumption through advertising. By combing popular ads and icons with cultural motifs and symbols, her work could access the senses of her audience, who recognized a juxtaposition of contemporary society against more traditional culture values.

In her more recent works, Ye Hongxing uses the language of decorative symbolism, from both traditional and popular culture, to illustrate an increase of materialism in developing societies. Her latest paintings are concerned with contradicting definitions of wealth and progress. Not only the commoditization of culture, but the development of class divisions and national elitism within contemporary society. The simple and direct use of Chinese currency against a backdrop of her own black and white portrait contemplates on the desire for and contradiction of, common wealth.

Exhibition Duration: March 9th 2012 to April 29th 2012

Art + Shanghai Gallery

Common Wealth: Ye Hongxing Solo Exhibition

22 Fumin Lu, House 2, (Near Yan’an)
+86 2162484388
Tuesday to Sunday 10pm to 6pm (Closed Monday)

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Brian M. Viveros–Returning Art to the Unclean


Don’t miss the latest works from Brian. For collectors/inquiries/preview list on NEW original paintings/drawings/prints by Viveros: 


Interview with Brian M. Viveros (find it at Revolutionart #13- Politics)

Hello Brian. I’ve seen your shocking work, congratulations!. You’ve been in a lot of international galleries and exhibitions. Please, tell us which project excited you most?

First off, I want to say hello to all the readers of REVOLUTIONART and I want to thank you for this opportunity. So, with beer in hand and a cigarette in the other, let the healing powers begin.

The project that excited me the most was probably preparing for my first solo exhibition out of the country in Zurich. It took a lot of planning since I never really leave my studio and I’d never been out of the country before. I really wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It was a long thirteen hours away from good ole Riverside. Thank god for Ambien.

The response was incredible. It was a great show with good energy. The people were really cool and so excited to see my Smoking Girls that came from such a great distance. I titled the exhibition Smoking Swiss with a Twist and that’s exactly what it was. Great beer, lots of people smoking and freaks (love them), then at the stroke of midnight they played my film Dislandia on the BIG screen in this beautiful cool ass porn theatre. I wanted to incorporate the Swiss flag as an element for some of the Smoking ARM-ME pieces I had created for the show. I love the color Red, "A splash of blood", and use it in many of my other paintings. I thought it would be great to compliment this Swiss Arm-ME of girls with their flag as a band around their arm.

The following day I was invited to the home of my favorite Artist, Swiss surrealist H.R. GIGER. It was truly a dream come true to see all the things I’ve only seen in books as a kid. We dream of these moments, but it was so much better to see in person. I also got to visit the Giger Museum/Bar, which was so fucking amazing! This was an incredible experience and a project that I will never forget.

Why 1997 was the year that changed the speed of your career?

1997 was the year of my first real exhibition, entitled DEEP INSIDE THE ART OF PORN, that was held in Lausanne at The Musee D’ Contemorain Pornographique, curated by friend Les Barany, (H.R. GIGER’S agent). He introduced my work to a wide international audience. The exhibition involved so many great artists and I was so honored to be a part of the show. It was rad because this exhibition was also published as an Erotic book. I felt so proud to be a part of it… I must have jacked off at least six times. At that time I really didn’t think too much of my work. I was mainly doing drawings with brush and ink and I hadn’t really honed in on my signature style. I was surprised when I found out that my pieces sold, they were more like hardcore graphic illustrations than paintings, and to this day it always makes me smile. After that, it was time to push myself even harder and pick up a new medium. The year was 2000 and with the airbrush/charcoal and ink the Smoking Arm-Me began.

What do you do for a normal day job?

For my day job I work as a traditional illustrator/creator, NO computer.

Can you tell us about your working space? What do we see on Brian’s walls and his desk?

My workspace is my garage that has been converted into, as I like to call it, my studio/ dungeon. It is the one place that makes me happy. Like Dr. Frankenstein it is the place I bring life and just focus on creating, away from all the bullshit that goes on outside. Away from the spectators, the talkers, the ones that always say they are going to do something but don’t do shit. I love my prison and as I smoke and take a look around I have shit everywhere. I see my human skull, books, paints, brushes, antique furniture, antique frames all over the place, my DVD collection, music, mannequin parts, masks, lions, tigers, bears and cigarettes OH MY.

Tell us about "Dislandia", "Southern", and your other film projects.

Dislandia is a Psycho-drama revolving around a young girl. She exists in a desolate world full of dreamlike images that range from bizarre to symbolic to erotic. Dislandia was really my first reaction to my distaste of the mindless film fare that is generated these days. I respect and appreciate anyone who is out there making films the way they want to make them. Expressing themselves to the fullest, creating their own type of movement. This excites me. The more experimental, fucked up and surreal the better. I drink to that. Much thanks and respect goes out to JORODOWSKY, FERNANDO ARRABEL, LUIS BUNUEL, WERNER HERZOG, MAYA DEREN, STANLEY KUBRICK and ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Southern is a Psycho-Psychedelia mind-fuck. It’s full of strong visuals and characters that came from my dreams. A lot of sleepless nights awakened by these bizarre images that needed to get out of my head. Since I couldn’t sleep, I was able to get myself out of bed, light a cigarette and sketch out, the best I could, these things that were happening in my fucked up mind that never really seems to shut down. In February on the Sundance channel there was a sneak peek of Southern which showed me and the crew and this amazing suspension scene. We are currently in the process of finishing up Southern right now and hope to be done in a couple months. Keeping my fingers crossed. Panique!Panique!Panique! Oh yeah… I will be putting the episode on my site real soon, so if you missed it, you can watch it at

Your darker themed works have a very unique style to them, how did you first start creating in this fashion?

My darker themed works that you are referring to would probably be my earlier airbrushed pieces that actually started the whole Smoking Girl series in 2000. After studying and learning how to use the airbrush, I wanted to concentrate on this more surreal and kind of vintage erotic approach to the female form. Adding a cigarette in the corner of their mouths as their signature trademark and a piece of me. The process would go like this. I would start free hand with the airbrush, which allowed the piece to be much more loose and give off this sort of dream like surreal feel. Then I would come back in with charcoal pencil and ink over the already pretty much finished airbrush piece juggling these three mediums back and forth till I could capture what I was looking for. My latest paintings are done in mixed media of oils/acrylic & airbrush.

Can you name some direct influences on your work?


What general emotions do you call on when you create a character?

Strength, pain, passion

When creating an illustration, how do you get from that initial stab in the dark of a concept to the finished work?

A pack of cigarettes, a six-pack of Papst Blue Ribbon, paper and pencil. It all starts from the pencil. I do a lot of sketches and ideas of what would work and make for a strong painting. Once I feel I have her where she feels strong enough and I think it’s going to work then I start to do a really tight drawing with graphite pencil on paper. After that, I transfer onto Maple board, which is really nice and smooth and none of the girls ever seem to complain.

Then I start in with the oils very softly over the pencil, building soft tones really focusing on the eyes, lips and face. I worry about the background last. I really just try to focus on her and what’s up front and what the painting can show you. You see, I never went to art school, so my process is always a little drunk and backward. I never know how the end result is going to be. To me, that is the most exciting part of the work process and creating my Smoking girls. It all just kind of comes together. After all the color is pretty much laid down it becomes a juggling act of fine-tuning everything with more oils/acrylic & airbrush for details. I always paint the cigarette last. It tells me that when I finish with hers then I can have mine and the painting is complete; another surreal smoking sexy girl to keep the Revolution and ArmMe of Smoking Girls growing strong.

How do you define "fetish" and what’s yours?

Fetish to me is a strong excessive commitment to something. Something you bleed for everyday and you just can’t live without. Mine is the mind, the ideas, trying my hardest to execute that perfect painting that is trapped inside my head. The fetish is the fantasy in my mind the desire of wanting to create more and more, an addiction. That is my ultimate high. That is my fetish. So I paint and make films to keep me from going fetishisticly insane HA-HA


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The Keyhole Gallery reflects on…The War on Terror

On September 2nd in a group exhibition The Keyhole reflects on the tenth anniversary of September 11th. America after 9/11, we examine the men in power, the wars being waged and the lives and freedoms that have been lost.

Noam Chomsky Americas’ world-renowned political dissident and linguist said, "Protection for the people from terror is not a high priority." Artists expounding on these issues are Jessica Logsdon, J.W. Helkenberg, Cortney Jarisch, Louie Rozier, Mackenzie O’hare, Mare Ware, Joshua Hoffine, Jeanette Powers and Charlie Varnal.

When: Friday, August 5, 2011
Where: The Keyhole Gallery, 1903 Wyandotte, K.C. Mo 64108
The Crossroads Art District, www.Jessicalogsdon.Com
Time: 5:30 – 10:00 Pm