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Adult Killer Ivan Mečl | blasphemy | 30.10.2012 15:38
ADULT KILLER
Mike Diana‘s style is one of the most unforgettable in contemporary painting and drawing; the bright bold colours of western advertising are combined with rough black lines drawn with the audacity of a Japanese master to form the twisted characters that populate his world. Diana became known in the early nineties for his terrifying child-like drawings published in his Boiled Angel papers.
It’s a War Out There Tony Ozuna | blasphemy | 01.03.2004
IT’S A WAR OUT THERE
As usual, American Independence Day (4th of July), 2004, in Berlin was abound in protests against the U.S.A., but the “Girl-Groups Against Bush” concert at the Mudd Club in East Berlin was the most appealing to me. Bringing together German-Berliners like Electrocute and Berlin-based New Yorkers like Isabella Deluxe 3000—with ten groups overall--the line-up was sweet; though, the real attraction…
Blasphemy / Examples of Anti-Social Phenomena in Art Ivan Mečl | blasphemy | 01.03.2004
BLASPHEMY / EXAMPLES OF ANTI-SOCIAL PHENOMENA IN ART
The only pleasant thing left over from Christianity is the reservation of luxury and democracy. Outside this reservation, there is an exotic world of chaos inhabited by enemies. Probably the best, albeit unintentional caricature of this world concept, is the current film industry. The soiled protagonist, ragged and rain-drenched, is being beaten up by humanoid monsters gone berserk. After he…
The Best Known Hacker Jiří Ptáček | blasphemy | 01.03.2004
THE BEST KNOWN HACKER
Again hundredfold I bestride the swan Sorriness in my eyes Devil in my crotch Everyone passes me by A mile off (...) A Total Goof Blanka Jakubčíková is a spectre. She has had a professional education, so one would imagine that she is aware of what present-day art practice likes most and likes least. It is not for me to judge, maybe she knows it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t. It…
Sex, Violence and Catholicism Breuk Iversen | blasphemy | 01.03.2004
SEX, VIOLENCE AND CATHOLICISM
It is the task of an artist to wake sleeping minds, who often condemn those around them, unwittingly, by judging first and understanding second. A prolific comic book artist, named Mike Diana, is one of those artists. He is the first illustrator in Americas history to get arrested and convicted for his drawings. He is gentle, thoughtful and as considerate as you would want a person to be. At…

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