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03.03.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Jay Shells — of Rap Quotes fame on both coasts — talks about his New York-centric, labor-of-love-intensive wood burning series, on view March 7th-9th at the Fountain Art Fair. A little over two years ago, while walking my dogs […]

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02.17.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Jonas Lund talks about We See In Every Direction!  a Web browser for collaborative, synchronized surfing made for Rhizome’s online exhibition series The Download. The idea started when Zoë Salditch invited me to do a piece for Rhizome’s The Download. […]

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02.10.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Greg Leuch talks about WhatColor.IsTheInter.net, presented with support from Eyebeam Art+Technology Center. It sounds cliché, but WhatColor.IsTheInter.net began in the shower sometime in mid-November 2012. I forget exactly what triggered the thought process, but I remember pondering how would […]

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02.03.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Los Angeles-based Zak Smith shows us his sketchbook to painting process. These are the same people in my sketchbook. I wanted to make a painting that was more aggressive than these… …–that confronted you with people who looked like they were […]

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01.27.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Brooklyn-based artist Yao Xiao talks about making the official cover art for Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” single. Initially, the very first line about the piece was in an email I received one evening last month — just a simple […]

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01.20.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Chicago-based new media artist Jennifer Chan talks about the Yaoi roots of her video piece P.A.U.L. This is my Downloads folder. I collect digital things compulsively. I feel a strange attachment to digital files–or the way they should […]

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01.13.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Portland, Oregon-based artist Brenna Murphy shows detailed notes, 3D renders and workflow screenshots — the artifacts that make up “the states of pattern consciousness” inside her “cohesive ecosystem” and the piece Moon Cavern from her solo “Lattice~Face Parameter Chant” […]

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01.06.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week New York-based artists Mike Bailey-Gates and Claire Christerson share detailed storyboards and lists for their recent video piece The Cherub Garden, inspired by Marie Antoinette and Peter Greenaway. When we thought of this project, we were inspired by our collection […]

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12.30.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Hartford-based artist Gordon Holden (who is not a painter) talks about his painting diptych Black Rainbows… we think. I sat down to think about where the idea came for the Black Rainbow paintings, because standing and thinking is […]

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12.23.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, artist Austin Lee talks about his cartoon-inspired digital action painting. I lost the original video that was the inspiration for Slapstic (Action Painting), but my friends Kati Gegenheimer and Dan Flaherty were nice enough to make a reenactment video. […]

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