by Editorial Team (Just Art Vibes) Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Allan Linder, an award-winning New York artist known for his ...

An Interview with Award-Winning New York Artist Allan Linder An Interview with Award-Winning New York Artist Allan Linder

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by Editorial Team (Just Art Vibes)


Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Allan Linder, an award-winning New York artist known for his dynamic range and style across multiple mediums throughout the art world, including comic books, animation, television, and character design.

Hi Allan, Great to have you with us today! Please share with our readers about yourself.


I was born in California, but I have lived in about half of the states in the US. My father was in the service, so we traveled a lot when I was growing up. This nomadic lifestyle inspired my artistic career because of the constant change in culture and scenery every time we moved.
Please tell us more about your journey.

I come from a family of artists, which was very encouraging for me. My journey is long; I started painting at an early age and won my first award when I was fifteen years old. I have been working in traditional painting, sculpting, and digital art for thirty years. I have since had hundreds of exhibitions around the world in different art galleries and museums. I am currently living and working in New York City.

What Does Your Artwork represent?


My work is an exposition of a shared culture that explores a path through real and digital by creating a language between texture and color. I think most of my work directly responds to the surrounding environment, and I use everyday experiences as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context.


How does your work comment on current social or political issues?


The current state of the world is a mess. Maybe it always has been. I just finished a series of paintings titled “Manifest No War,” which deals with the war in Ukraine. It is a series of mixed media collage artwork using woven fabric patterns passed down from the Ukrainian people, national currency, and news clippings along with cast plastic sculptures of average. Being strong in the face of adversity is, to say the least, challenging. Many of the pieces evoke notions of freedom, solidarity, and resilience to help those affected by the war in Ukraine. This series of paintings are on exhibition currently at Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

• One of the paintings is available as a free NFT drop to raise funds that support the Ukrainian people by providing food, medical help, and trauma support to victims of military aggression.

• I have an upcoming series of artwork I just started working on titled “Hues of Freedom” that deals with the American history of voting, civil rights, abortion, and the LGBTQ community.


STOP WAR, 2022, Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.

Who are your biggest influences?

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work opened the door for me to think about poetry, drawing, and painting, mixed with text and image, abstraction, symbolism, and historical ideas blended with a modern eye. He used social criticism in his paintings as a device for self-reflection and for addressing his experiences in the Black community, as well as a weapon against injustice and systems of racism. His visual poetics were keenly political and aggressive in their judgment of imperialism and the foundation for class struggle.
Which current art world trends are you following?

NFTs changed everything in the world of art. Being able to have a permanent record of the provenance of a painting or piece of digital art is an incredible experience. I have launched twenty-four NFT art collections over the past three years, and engaging with fans on social media is very important as artists seek a more direct connection with their communities and challenge social issues. Art becomes the catalyst for change, not an end product to consume.

SUPREME MIND, 2021, Digital paint, fractal design, acrylic paint.

My focus on digital portraiture is about exploring new ways of painting through digital technology in combination with real-world art tools. I decided to use new fractal design tools to create the essence of the human condition and what that might look like in the future. As we enter the virtual world more and more, we need a representation of who we are as individuals. 

The idea of the Supreme Mind as a physical avatar called to me. Thus began my pursuit of finding the essence of human portraits as futuristic digital avatars. A new beginning for my work, and a bridge between real and unreal.

Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?


My coffee table art book chronicles my life as an artist. It was originally published in 2007 and sold out. The book 20th Century and Beyond is now back in print with a new cover and available on Amazon.


Allan Linder 20th Century and Beyond Coffee Table Art Book


What makes an artist great? Struggle, determination, failure, or is it just raw talent. This question has been asked for centuries, and every art critic has a different answer. Follow the journey of notable American artist Allan Linder through three decades of artwork, as he honed his skill while overcoming life's obstacles.


Linder is a fourth-generation artist that works with paint on canvas, sculpture in many mediums, and drawing on paper and digital artwork. His work is exhibited and collected worldwide. Linder's work ranges from abstract concepts to his most recent paintings that depict realistic scenes of New York City in various seasons.


The subject matter ranges from moments of peaceful silence in a burgeoning and populated locale to busy street scenes in the heart of Time Square. With more than 150 full-color photographs of his most important work, this book complements any art history collection and is the topic of many conversations.



You can also check out my website for the latest news about my work, exhibitions, NFT drops, and publications. You can follow me on Instagram at @allan_linder.

  An undervalued artist sells his own NFT artwork for $85 and the collector promptly relists the piece for $2.8 million. It seems like every...

$85 NFT Art Is Selling for Millions $85 NFT Art Is Selling for Millions

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An undervalued artist sells his own NFT artwork for $85 and the collector promptly relists the piece for $2.8 million.


It seems like every day we hear another story about how an NFT artwork becomes an overnight sensation. An original NFT artwork by Allan Linder was sold for 0.03 ETH (roughly $85 USD at that time) to a collector in Canada and promptly relisted for sale by the collector for $2.8 million. This undervalued artist was new to the market and the value of his own work online.


The artist previously sold out several of his crypto art collections but this one was unexpected.


The NFT artwork titled "Getting There" was created as part of a series in The Unforgiving City Collection.


The Unforgiving City is an NFT collection based on Allan Linder's original Cityscape paintings. Each piece is scanned at a stunning 4k resolution and digitally painted over the original. The digitally enhanced artwork is then animated with 20 to 100 animated cells, then they are stacked, stabilized, and an original music score is added.


"Everything you see is beautiful and alive." ~ Outside The Cube

"I stared at each page, soaking in every detail" ~ Amid The Imaginary

"Pushing the limits of handmade art and digital art combined" ~ NFT NYC

"Collect while you can, this guy's work is going straight up!" ~ NFT All-Star

"Linder's impressive body of work just blew up with the release of his NFTs" ~ NFT Star

"Grasspeople is a full-color dark fairy tale adventure like Zelda meets Lord of the Rings." ~ Super Robot Mayhem

Linder combines real-world artwork with digital compositions that fuse texture from painting on canvas with motion animation and digital paint. Some of Linder's work is described as "Living Paintings."




Allan Linder is a multi-disciplined, award-winning artist with 25 years of experience painting, drawing storyboards for film and television, character design, animation, and illustration.



  Selfie Oil on canvas Height 146 cm x Width 114 cm. Like an acronym, the letters that form the word ORVIS introduce us to a word whose mean...

Maria Aparici Exhibits at Galeria Azur in Spain from June 23 - July 18, 2022 Maria Aparici Exhibits at Galeria Azur in Spain from June 23 - July 18, 2022

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Selfie Oil on canvas Height 146 cm x Width 114 cm.

Like an acronym, the letters that form the word ORVIS introduce us to a word whose meaning speaks of excessive energy and intuition, power and emotional turbulence. It talks about the information that wanders between the realm of the archetype and the relative world; about ideas, thoughts, understanding and rational knowledge.

Conceived as a poetic, impressive and intimate show, ORVIS, Galería Azur’s new exhibition in Madrid, brings together a group of artists under a constellation of ideas, aesthetics and narratives to visualize new connections and propose visual responses, raised from perspectives – even erratic-, that reflect on the current view of art.

Lines, strokes, spots, shapes, cold and warm color palettes; complex compositions that refer to decoration, commemoration and contradiction. Works loaded with symbolism, with codes that need an aesthetic

appreciation, and seem to be references to strange but close subjectivities, like traditions from a nearby but unknown place.

Within the selected works, and in reference to the exhibition’s name, the pieces are presented as an intellectual laboratory that promotes contemporary art with new manifestations in a spontaneous, casual, and transparent way.



Maria Aparici's work will be on display from June 23 through July 18, 2022 at Galeria Azur.


GALERIA AZUR

MADRID LAS LETRAS

Fucar 22

Madrid, España

Mon / Fri 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

+34 914 445 461

galeriaazur.es


  STOP WAR, STOP HATE, DONATE!  International artist Allan Linder created this series of pro-peace, anti-war mixed media artworks to raise ...

Allan Linder Solo Show STOP WAR at the Artists' Gallery Chelsea Allan Linder Solo Show STOP WAR at the Artists' Gallery Chelsea

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STOP WAR, STOP HATE, DONATE! 


International artist Allan Linder created this series of pro-peace, anti-war mixed media artworks to raise money to benefit the people of Ukraine. Allan Linder is an award-winning artist with 25 yrs. of experience painting, and drawing storyboards for film & TV, character design & animation.



Look at this image of a bombed-out city in Ukraine, what purpose does it serve? NONE! Except for the killing of innocent civilians and destroying all property associated with them. This is not right! Stop War! There must be a better answer than senseless violence.


Most of us feel utterly powerless in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But, while buying a painting, a print, or NFT may not be at the forefront of your mind right now, some artists, auction houses, galleries, and online platforms are selling art, via various methods, to help the aid effort in Ukraine.


We stand for the same purpose: to send concrete help to people currently suffering due to the war in Ukraine.


Half of the funds collected will be donated to the association Vostok SOS, which supports the Ukrainian people by providing food, medical help, and tailored trauma support to victims of military aggression.


There is only an edition size of 1000 for each of the eight unique items in this collection.

The first piece STOP WAR is a free NFT drop initially to spread the word and try to raise some money to help. Claim your free NFT drop here. Limited Edition of 1000.




STOP WAR

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







STOP HATE

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







STOP LYING

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







STOP VIOLENCE

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







STOP HUNGER

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







STOP OPPRESSION

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







STOP ABUSE

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







STOP RACISM

6 x 4 in.

2022

Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.







Here are some work-in-progress shots of the painting process.


Some transfer lettering was used in the build-up of this mixed media canvas.


Here's a group shot of the paintings coming together little by little.


This wide shot was taken above Linder's drawing table to see the progress of the work.






  Artist T.J. Huff's artwork is included in Time Magazine's TimePieces Collection.  TIMEPieces celebrates the work of artists, whic...

TIMEPieces Launches Artists for Peace TIMEPieces Launches Artists for Peace

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Artist T.J. Huff's artwork is included in Time Magazine's TimePieces Collection. 


TIMEPieces celebrates the work of artists, which has been a core aspect of the TIME brand for nearly 100 years. The initiative has hosted three drops featuring 78 artists; all artists in the Artists for Peace collection have previously participated in a TIMEPieces drop.


TIMEPieces represents an important first step in TIME’s Web3 community initiative with the goal of building utility and community value over the long term—for artists, collectors, and brand marketers looking to enter the space.

  ZEWDI, YABSRA and ETHIOPIA, Lockdown Day 57.  ZEWDI  Covid 19 has affected me in many ways that I can’t clearly explain, but I am sure eve...

Julia Fullerton-Batten Exhibits Looking Out From Within in Switzerland Julia Fullerton-Batten Exhibits Looking Out From Within in Switzerland

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ZEWDI, YABSRA and ETHIOPIA, Lockdown Day 57. 


ZEWDI 

Covid 19 has affected me in many ways that I can’t clearly explain, but I am sure everyone is feeling similarly as we are all in it. There’s nothing similar that we have experienced in our lifetime. It has changed everyone’s routines and the ways we do things. I am a bit worried about the children’s education because we are not doing anything near what they would have been doing at their school with their teachers.

I live with my husband, two children, and a lodger. I miss going to church every Sunday and traveling freely.

I believe in God and worship Him. I believe He is almighty, and all He wants from us is to be good to one another and to His creation. I believe God has His reasoning for everything, but I can’t tell you why He allows suffering and who He picks or how etc. This must be why they say ‘God works in His mysterious ways.’

I don’t know if I can travel to Ethiopia this Summer. At the moment we’re all stationed at home, except for my husband, who has to go to work as a bus driver.

On display at the Verzasca Foto Festival in Switzerland.


Verzasca Foto Festival, ‘Looking out from Within’

Brione (Verzasca)

SWITZERLAND

01.09.2022 – 04.09.2022

More info here: Verzasca Foto Festival

  Tim Flach: Philippine Eagle – Front On, 2020  Birds  Osborne Samuel Gallery, London 23 Dering Street  London  W1S 1AW  8th December - 7th ...

Tim Flach opens exhibition Birds at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in London Tim Flach opens exhibition Birds at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in London

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Tim Flach: Philippine Eagle – Front On, 2020 

Birds 

Osborne Samuel Gallery, London

23 Dering Street 

London 

W1S 1AW 

8th December - 7th January 2022 

More info on Osborne Samuel Gallery website


Birds are a revelation. Radiating grace, intelligence, and humour, they tantalize the human imagination.

Working for years in his studio and in the field, internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Flach has portrayed nature’s most alluring creatures alertly at rest and dramatically in flight, capturing intricate feather patterns and subtle coloration invisible to the naked eye.

The result of much patience, precision, and persistence, Birds features many extraordinary photographs. Putting us face-to-face with some of Earth’s most magnetic living beings, Flach evokes the magnificence of the animal kingdom—and the urgent need to protect and defend it.



Learn more about this artist on his website Tim Flach.


Lennie Peterson exhibits his music-inspired portraits and mindscapes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod from June 23 through July 17, 2021....

Lennie Peterson Exhibits Synesthesia at Cultural Center of Cape Cod June 23 - July 17, 2021 Lennie Peterson Exhibits Synesthesia at Cultural Center of Cape Cod June 23 - July 17, 2021

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Lennie Peterson exhibits his music-inspired portraits and mindscapes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod from June 23 through July 17, 2021.

Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 
508-394-7100

  John Goetz abstract painter is exhibiting at the Paul Kuhn Gallery in the Summer 2019 Group Exhibition in Calgary, Canada.  PAUL KUHN GAL...

John Goetz is Exhibiting at the Paul Kuhn Gallery John Goetz is Exhibiting at the Paul Kuhn Gallery

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John Goetz abstract painter is exhibiting at the Paul Kuhn Gallery in the Summer 2019 Group Exhibition in Calgary, Canada. 

PAUL KUHN GALLERY
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Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E4
Tel: 403.263-1162





  Baggage Claims, the exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC curated by Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan. The Sh...

Artist Avery Lawrence Exhibits at Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC Artist Avery Lawrence Exhibits at Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC

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Baggage Claims, the exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC curated by Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan. The Show runs from JAN 27 - APR 22, 2018. 


Artist Avery Lawrence exhibits his performance art Arranging Suitcases.


In Arranging Suitcases, the protagonist traverses a railroad, a canal, and a street while carrying an enormous burden of luggage, within which lies the different parts of a mysterious instrument that he assembles and plays in the final scene.


Drawing inspiration from early cinema and contemporary performance artists, I craft this visual yarn keeping in mind moments from my family history. I incorporate the personal stories, implicit in the narratives, hoping to enhance the sense of sincerity and intimacy in the film. In Arranging Suitcases, I draw from the story of how my paternal grandmother transitioned in life after her first husband died. She reconnects with an old friend that she marries and moves to a new town to start a new life.


In the same manner as Moving a Tree, I present this film in a carefully curated environment that heightens the immediacy of the work for the viewer. The film, shown on a large, flat-screen television, is surrounded by custom wallpaper, character drawings, and objects from the production.



Visit the museum's website for more info.