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Peter Zokosky

Is De-skilling Killing Your Arts Education?

F. Scott Hess | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

You will find an occasional musician who purposely plays badly, or a writer who ignores grammar, but only in the visual arts is training in the traditional skills of the profession systematically and often institutionally denigrated.

Unsettled: Portraits by Peter Zokosky at Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles

John Seed | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
John Seed

All of the portraits feel just a little bit "off," which is exactly what Zokosky is aiming for. Come to think of it, was painting rays ever mainstream?

Peter Zokosky: The Shock of the Weird (PHOTOS)

John Seed | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts
John Seed

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10 Memorable Paintings From 2011

John Seed | Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts
John Seed

2011-12-20-JohnSeed.jpg In the end, my only criteria was that there were several paintings that just really stayed with me. That's why I have decided that this blog should really be called "10 Memorable Paintings from 2011."

PHOTOS: 5 Painters, 5 Palettes by John Seed

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

I have been asking artist friends to send me images of their recent paintings along with photos of their palettes and palette tables. The paintings s...

Jon Swihart: Jean-Leon Gerome Is His Master

John Seed | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Just how did Swihart, a Californian born 50 years after Gerome's death, manage to choose such an iron-clad reactionary as his artistic role model? The answer begins with a tragedy.