With live performances as savage and unruly as his personality was introverted and deadpan, Lou Reed, the once lead singer of The Velvet Underground, developed and brought an avant-garde style to the often contrived methodology of rock music.
It’s not only the level of detail in Andrew Khosravani’s drawings that is seemingly inherent to his style; it's the underlying symbolic nature too. With black and colored pencils he creates dynamic worlds in lovely spectrums of color that evoke a range of historical art forms.
The confined chaos within Carter Quick's images and short videos hits you instantly, as though the vibrant disorder within each shot is actively trying to push its way through the edges of the photograph.
A life too serious becomes ripped of its meaning, dried out and hung up, not even suitable for show. Without room for human error (read “a humane touch”), life is not our own—a sad reality for those steadfast realists.
There are a few reasons why we started Amadeus. We love art (all of its wild forms) and writing about it. We refuse to let print magazines fade into the over-saturated digital realm. And Kathleen Hanna.
There is nothing fabricated or staged in the music that The Devil Makes Three creates, just an extension of the devastating and downright pretty feelings that really must rest in each of them. As the band starts its largest tour yet, guitarist and lead singer Pete Bernhard took the time to talk about learning everything they know from Fugazi, endlessly driving around this country in circles, and channeling Woody Guthrie for lyrical inspiration.
Writing is this publications forte. So you can imagine the perplexity when we realized we had never idolized a writer. With this in mind we had to think, really take our time to pinpoint who we consider to be one of the best writers of this time, this era. How could we not choose the hilarious, self-deprecating, somewhat relatable, bizarre storyteller, David Sedaris.
With an embedded obligation for exploring all of it, Mongeau has made traveling his art form as innately as photography—his photos are harmonious with his travels; his travels, harmonious with his work. Saturated not only in natural hues and depths but in experiences, Mongeau’s work captures the staunch essence of living—without fear and without graveness—perfectly nested between the beauties of reality and escapism.
Rachel Merrill works mostly the old-fashioned way, wrestling valiantly with watercolor and pencil. She works across illustration, comics and fashion and her signature style is heavy on effervescent tones and devoid of extraneous detail, making for works that straddle a magical line between rigorous and wistful.
Rory Hamovit's photographs leave a strongly cinematic impression, demonstrated by his portfolio, as a kind of montage of fragmented images, all the while synthesizing a pictorial language that isolates things in order to enhance their symbolic quality.