Powerful Modern Political Art In The Reveal Art Exhibits
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Winston Smith became famous for his album covers and graphics for San Francisco punk legends Dead Kennedys. A self-described Punk Art Surrealist, Winston is a master of "hand-carved" collage. He was astonished after returning to America after years abroad to see how corporate domination had become the accepted norm. So he began combining "safe" magazine images into politically charged works of art.
John J Heartfield is a composer, author, & the curator of his grandfather’s exhibition. He jokes his inability to draw a straight line has saved him from a life of having to find more hours in a day. He is currently working on a new musical revolving around his grandfather’s cinematic life entitled One Hand!
Pocket Satire Cutting-Edge Collage. Oliver Dunne & Siobhán McCooey are collage-artists and writers from Dublin, Ireland. All their work is handmade, with scissors and glue, using old magazines and promotional material. They do not use Photoshop. Oliver & Siobhán see their work as continuing in the tradition of John Heartfield and the artists of the Weimar Republic. Their work has been featured in many publications including Punch, Hot Press.
Gordon Coldwell “For the past 5 years I have been making artworks every day. My preoccupation is always concerned with message, meaning and the ongoing development of my own pictorial language. Like John Heartfield, I want my digital artworks to be available to as many people as possible. I share my works via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on a daily basis.”
Antifa Artists on the The Art Of War. Photo Illustrations by Michael Tunk, Cara Adams, Hope Kroll, Human Wreckage, Mark Jason Weston, Thomas Young, Kieran Madden, Johanna Goodman, Jilly Ballistic, Winston Smith, Frank Morison and Anthony Gerace. Twelve collage artists respond to an American state of emergency, with inspiration from master political artist John Heartfield.
David King is a San Francisco based artist who designed the symbol for the British punk bank Crass. David prefers working in the medium of stencil art. David’s layered colorful satiric graphics are perfect for political posters and t-shirts.
FaMoUs EmpTy Sky is a multi-talented Vancouver based artist whose life and art were forever changed when she discovered the German Dada & Political Collage Master John Heartfield. FaMoUs EmpTy Sky made complex collage her obsession. Recently, she’s developed an entirely original art technique that produces stunning images. These works of art are the Nnots.
Andrea Hofmann is a brilliant German scholar and a great friend of The John Heartfield Exhibition. Her insightful commentaries on Heartfield’s work already appear on several pages in the Art As A Weapon section. The analyses she’s written for some of the most topical Heartfield pieces such as women’s issues and money in politics merit their own exhibit in Reveal Art.
IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT INFO: All art, images, and work in the Reveal Art Exhibit are courtesy of and copyrighted by the credited artist. Such art, images, and work may not be reproduced in any form without the specific written consent of the credited artist. Please write directly to the credited artist on their associated websites to learn more about copyright permission. If a website is not shown, please contact this exhibition’s curator. He will pass on your request to the credited artist.
Powerful Modern Art By “Reveal Art” Artists
The artist John Heartfield wanted his artwork to be easily available to as many people as possible. He would have loved the Internet. His art was much more than masterpieces of imagination and technique. They were warnings. The consistent message that runs through his work is authoritarians and war can never be solutions to issues that face humanity. That accepting dictators who claim they alone have the answers is madness.
We must resist. Heartfield proved one of the most powerful forms of resistance is to use “art as a weapon” to reveal the true goals of dictators and profiteers without conscience.
Art in the Reveal Art exhibit is not only political. Reveal Art artists find inspiration in the life and work of John Heartfield. They want to expose the alternate facts of the Trump era to reveal the con game being played on America. Some, like the German Dadaists, want to play on modern culture. Others reveal art with techniques that take full advantage of our ever-evolving technology. In a real sense, these artists need to express the fact that social conditions and the out-of-control greed that led to the rise of fascism in the twentieth century still remain very much with us today.
The Reveal Art exhibit is about humor and revelation. The same kind of humor and revelations found in the majority of John Heartfield’s work.