TRANSMISSION EXPLORATION

“I like to think of a romantic analogy between extreme sports and chivalry codes, which leads to a modern adaptation of romanticism,” says French artist Neckar Doll about his sometimes ominous objects. Find more in an exclusive interview for SWARM Mag below.

MISTAKES? I DON’T KNOW HER

Russian artist Varya Yakovleva invites us into her active world of unbridled watercolour and free-hand pencil and charcoal drawings where mistakes are literally non-existent.

WELCOME TO KILMARNING

Scottish painter going by the artistic nickname of Craigie Harper created a fictional provincial town with inhabitants whose pride and joy is sports – and the incompetence in them.

COME ON, TURN ME ON

Via digital drawing techniques, Mirko Conte creates his own bold-coloured, smooth-surfaced worlds where his statuesque and majestic heroes and heroines pose in unabashed comfort with their naked form.

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

The autumn chills creep in and we are bringing you an easygoing interview with Romania artist Ștefan Tănase. His object and sculptural works mostly consist of dark-humoured still lives and tongue-in-cheek snippets stemming from his lived experience – currently the one of a delivery driver.

CASH RUSTLES LIKE ASMR

Marie Lukáčová has been unapologetically trailblazing the field of “proletarian or perhaps precariat rap”. Stemming from video art with surreal narration and plots, she eventually took her audiovisual art a step further.

FEAR OF THE WILDERNESS WITHIN

Enjoy an exclusive SWARM Mag interview with Gosia Machon, the painter of brutally honest and bare watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, coming to life on pure instinct and depicting landscapes as nature merged with our psyche.

BODY BATTLEGROUND

In a series of vibrant photographic prints and GIF files arranged in a collage fashion, artist Ewa Doroszenko draws attention to the thin line between using social media filters and other digital tweaks to our appearance as a form of entertainment, and (subconsciously) yielding to beauty standards feminine-presenting humans were socialized to value.

IT’S HIS NATURE

Andrej Dúbravský uses the unforgiving and irreversible alla prima technique on raw canvas to produce his works. Not only the medium he uses but also the objects and subjects of some of his paintings convey atmosphere clouded in smoke, mist, mystery and vague arousal.

THE OFFICE OF URBAN DREAMING

Scene: a flat. Setting: a pandemic lockdown. Cast: a group of friends, artists and flatmates. Time: timelesness. Enjoy an essay by Vít Jebavý outlining how one can push out routines assigned to various parts of our living premises.

“CONTEMPORARY BYZANTINE PAINTING”

Greek painter Fikos strives to resurrect, with his egg tempera pieces or acrylic murals, the dead tradition, philosophy and motifs of ancient Greek and Byzantine painting.
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