Travis Scott, in first post-Astroworld interview, says he didn’t know fans were in danger
Speaking to Charlamagne tha God, Scott, who faces lawsuits totaling billions of dollars but has denied legal liability, said he’s been on an “emotional roller coaster” in the weeks since the Astroworld tragedy.washingtonpost.com
'You’re already in the authoritarian state': Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei criticizes US 'woke' culture
Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei has warned about political correctness in the U.S., saying its perpetuation has already turned the country into an authoritarian state without people knowing it. About Ai Weiwei: Ai, 64, is a contemporary artist who openly criticizes the Chinese Communist Party. Ai’s protest against government oppression is reflected in his work.news.yahoo.com
Artist sculpts cartoon characters with paper spirals
Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, cutting, and folding strips of paper to form images and sculptures. Manan Mistry, the owner of Artoholic, is a quilling artist who makes sculptures of cartoon characters. He also sells quilling equipment so viewers can try it out for themselves. For more, visit: https://artoholic.in/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtoholicByManan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeEqjAO9Agy1CTeY8DGVBA https://www.instagram.com/arto__holic/news.yahoo.com
Huge Draw: Doodle Artist Wins Nearly 9 Million Followers
The optical illusions are unusual enough to attract — and baffle — his 8.8 million online followers. Za Gang, 31, paints and draws all the props used in his short videos, including one in which he reveals the lipstick he is applying is actually his finger. In other videos, he uses his illustrations as clothes or parts of his body before revealing them as fake to the unsuspecting viewer. Originally from Baoding City in China’s Hebei Province, Gang studied art at Changchun University before becoming an art teacher. He said his videos are a way of inspiring his students to appreciate that art can be both expressive and fun.thewestsidegazette.com
Artist Banksy on migrant crisis: ‘All Black Lives Matter’
A Berlin-based group says it has begun migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea with a bright pink former navy vessel sponsored by British artist Banksy. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)LONDON – Street artist Banksy has released a video with a strong political message explaining why he became involved in a search-and-rescue ship helping migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. “It’s a French Navy vessel we converted into a lifeboat.”“Because EU authorities deliberately ignore distress calls from ’non-Europeans',” the subversive artist continued. “All Black Lives Matter.”The video featured footage of migrants at sea and clips of the vessel, called the MV Louise Michel, which is painted bright pink. The Louise Michel crew has said it is sponsored by Banksy, whose real name remains a mystery.
Artist Claudia La Bianca paints at Jackson Memorial Hospital to honor coronavirus fighters
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Artist Claudia La Bianca is mapping out a masterpiece on the side of Jackson Memorial Hospital. La Bianca said she was thinking about toll COVID-19 was taking on her home country of Italy, and its potential for doom in her South Florida community. “They are fighting the bad guy, which is the virus, and they’re saving life and they’re taking care of the sick ones,” she said. Italian artist honors fighters at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Art can inspire people and can bring a positive message,” La Bianca said.
Artist transforms Brazilian neighborhood with street art
Artist transforms Brazilian neighborhood with street art Marcio Suki grew up in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous neighborhoods. But now he’s using his talents to transform a hillside town once ruled by violent drug gangs into his canvas. Elaine Quijano reports.cbsnews.com