I've was stoked to see Allison Schulnik's new video, Mound floating around the web on a few different blogs and sites recently. Schulnik's work is covered in layers and layers of morbid strokes and works really well in clay. It's exciting to see a new video from her. She translates her gruesome clowns and beings perfectly. Her first video for Grizzly Bear was incredible.
I love how her weird little fellas are still pervy and gross; things are opening, closing and flopping around — but yet the whole thing is still beautiful and transfixing to watch, exactly like her paintings. If you aren't familiar with Schulnik's work, make sure you get to her website — she's got tons of detail shots of her work and it will give you a great idea about how layered and excellent her work really is.
video first seen on Teenangster
This week I sit down with Jen Stark. Jen is known for her detailed, meticulously cut paper sculptures along with her large drawings and animated videos. I've long admired Jen's work so it was great to sit and talk with her and get to ask her about her work, inspiration and living as an artist.
I have written up a little cheat sheet of references we touch on:
Piece of Infinite Whole
Spider web drawing - the first drawing we speak of.
Self portrait as a child - the second drawing
Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights
Tom Friedman - artist
Andy Goldsworthy - artist
Paper Rad - artist collective
Friends With You - design duo
Friends With You, twitter
Free Gums - artist, Jen's boyfriend, Alvaro Ilizarbe
Show & Tell Gallery
Jen & Maya's show, Double Double Rainbow
Women on the Rise MOCA Miami
Believer, video with Dan Deacon
Jen's video page
How to Become a Millionaire in a 100 days
Carol Jazzar Gallery
Sunken Sediment - Jen's most difficult piece to install to date
Meltdown, another large piece by Jen
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All images courtesy of Jen Stark, top photo taken by Maya Hayuk.
Jen's drawings as a kid.
Jen's work as an adult. ;)