Shen Wei is a Chinese-born American artist based in New York City. He is known for his intimate portraits of others and himself, as well as his poetic landscapes and still-life photography. His work has been exhibited internationally and featured in some of the biggest magazines in the world. His work embraces the Chinese philosophy of Qi, traditional Chinese paintings, nature, self-reflection, and moments of daily life.
Based in Taiwan, Tseng Yen Lan has been documenting girls around her since the start of her career at 19. She is fascinated by the many aspects of the female body, such as postures, colors, smells, as well as abstract atmospheres, and the emotions it brings. Her film photographs usually revolve around females and the aesthetics of young women.
“The homoanarchy zine is an idea that started in the summer of 2021. I used my computer as a digital camera and started taking photos (screenshots) of live sex cam models. I produced text images, dismembered, or distorted bodies with an erotic-fetishist dimension in a revolution against society. I was inspired by the surrealist movement and the photographer André Kertész.”
One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been the acceleration of many new relationships. One of those was between my roommates Eyal and Sam, who had just started dating a few weeks before the Covid-19 outbreak — a relationship that might have remained casual but blossomed into a 24/7 love affair when Sam moved into our Ridgewood apartment at the beginning of the quarantine.
by Vassilis Vasileiou
The “Voice of the Cicada” is an ongoing project about the slow power of the mundane. The constructed spaces, the human-induced alterations on the natural environment, as well as the objects that we use in our day-to-day activities, affect us in a more impactful way than we believe they do.
A Polaroid is a unique photographic document. Each one is a material fact describing what the artist found interesting and beautiful to record. The use to which Slava Mogutin puts the instrument is to document his queer friends—artists, models, porn stars, art world luminaries and people he encountered at Fire Island and Riis Beach.
The subjects share a common thread. They are often gender transgressive—many, as he describes them, are “people on the fringes of society, marginalized lives and souls that don’t have objective representation in contemporary culture.
““Moonchild” is a hymn to freedom. To the right to be different. It is also an encounter with Reine, a young woman full of life and positive energy, who has chosen to play on her uniqueness. Reine has albinism and she makes her a real strength. In my photographic work, I try to show a diversity of bodies. This series is a reflection of this commitment. It is also a way to express my feminist beliefs.”
Bran Sólo is exploring the relationship between science and art, which he regards as part of him. Meanwhile, in his Mediterranean colored paintings he is interested in the graphic study of other subjects such as masculinity within a new feminist reality and consciousness, where a man can be a man on his own terms.
Liang Hong is a Chinese photographer interested in exploring the relationship between people and the environment surrounding them bringing light changes and unexpected weather conditions into his photographs.