Featured Artist | RINA Taytu

RINA Taytu

Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
https://www.instagram.com/rina_taytuart
@rina_taytuart

The theme of my works is coming from “To Live”. Most of them, if anything, are based on “sorrow” and “trouble” around us. Among these sorrow things, I shift my thought to feel a thanks. When I feel a thank, I see a small “dream” near in the future. It is “drawing” for me to make a form from a small dream.

ARIN | coloredpencil/ballpoint/acrylic | 420mm×590mm
ARIN | coloredpencil/ballpoint/acrylic | 420mm×590mm
NAKED ISLAND | coloredpencils/acrylics | 210mm×297mm
NAKED ISLAND | coloredpencils/acrylics | 210mm×297mm
OIRAN (lotus) | coloredpencils/acrylics/photoshop | 1000mm×820mm
OIRAN (lotus) | coloredpencils/acrylics/photoshop | 1000mm×820mm
OIRAN (rebirth) | coloredpencils | 300mm×300mm
OIRAN (rebirth) | coloredpencils | 300mm×300mm

Featured Artist | Susan Spangenberg

Susan Spangenberg

Jackson Heights, NY
http://susanspangenberg.com
@straitjacketsusan

Coming from a severely dysfunctional family which led to group homes and institutionalization in her teenage years, Susan Spangenberg cut her outsider artist teeth at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center’s renown ‘Living Museum’ art rehabilitation program. She was on the vanguard of the ‘Girl Interrupted’ female asylum artist wave that has in twenty years become the new normal, yet Susan has maintained the raw essence of that genre imbued with a twenty-first century sensibility.

Girl In Restraints Looking Through The Seclusion Room Window<br>Girl In Restraints Looking Throughpsychiatric hospital gown, leather, pencil, marker, metal on canvas 2019 (hand sewn) <br>8" x 10"
Girl In Restraints Looking Through The Seclusion Room Window
Girl In Restraints Looking Throughpsychiatric hospital gown, leather, pencil, marker, metal on canvas 2019 (hand sewn)
8″ x 10″
Octochrist pencil, text, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons (hand sewn) on canvas 12" x 16"
Octochrist
pencil, text, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons (hand sewn) on canvas
12″ x 16″
Girl In Restraints Visits The Octopi <br>Girl In Restraiacrylic, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons on unstretched canvas 2021 (hand sewn) <br>72" x 20"
Girl In Restraints Visits The Octopi
Girl In Restraiacrylic, marker, psychiatric hospital gown, fabric, buttons on unstretched canvas 2021 (hand sewn)
72″ x 20″
Girl In A Straitjacket pencil, marker, fabric on canvas (hand sewn) 8" x 10"
Girl In A Straitjacket
pencil, marker, fabric on canvas (hand sewn)
8″ x 10″

Featured Artist | Zoltan Molnos

Zoltan Molnos

Odorheiu Secuiesc,Harghita county,Transylvania
http://www.molnos-zoltan.webnode.hu/

David Gilmour | oil on canvas | 30x40 cm
David Gilmour | oil on canvas | 30×40 cm
Magician | oil on canvas | 50x70 cm
Magician | oil on canvas | 50×70 cm
Maria | oil on canvas | 100x100cm
Maria | oil on canvas | 100x100cm
Tree Gracias  oil on canvas | 50x70 cm
Tree Gracias oil on canvas | 50×70 cm

Featured Artist | Ernest Compta

Catalan artist and architect, I live and work in Barcelona.

My works try to express social and emotional diversity through the face.

Ernest Compta

Barcelona, Spain
http://www.ernestcompta.com/
@ernestcompta

Catalan artist and architect, I live and work in Barcelona.

My works try to express social and emotional diversity through the face.

Over the years I have moved between styles and formats, but I have always worked with the same theme: facial portrait. I work mainly with acrylics on canvas and paper, although some pieces are made with charcoal, oil, pastel and inks.

My stylistic influences include abstraction and expressionism. The range of anonymous faces runs on the identity of the characters. I try to express through facial features, looks and gestures, the nuances, complexity and contrasts of the emotional state of the subjects as a reflection of the mood and essential human aspects.

Dream | acrylic on paper | 50x70cm
Dream | acrylic on paper | 50x70cm
 I Won't Love Anyone Else | acrylic on paper   50x70cm
I Won’t Love Anyone Else | acrylic on paper | 50x70cm
New York | acrylic on paper | 50x70cm
New York | acrylic on paper | 50x70cm
Melanchoy | acrylic on paper | 50x70cm
Melanchoy | acrylic on paper | 50x70cm

 

FROM| Outsider Art Magazine Issue Five

FROM| Outsider Art Magazine Issue Five

Outsider Art Magazine Issue Five
Cover Artist: WILD TYPE | Waiting, Gouache, Ink on Paper, 11″ x 8.5″

FREE Digital Version
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Well, it’s finally ready! Issue Five.

Thank you to every artist who submitted artwork for this giant issue of Outsider Art Magazine. Get your art ready because in January 2021 we will be releasing a new call for art. In addition to visual art we will be accepting poetry, short (very short) stories, and interesting articles about artists and their creative journey.

Artists in this Issue

WILD TYPE
Robert Gorchov
Todd Brugman
John McCabe
Robbie Gallows
Dalia Goldberg
Stefan Pruteanu
Magdalena Sikora
Samantha Sadik
Sophie Jacobs
Paulina Klimek-Cornett
Abbott Philson
Nickolai Dostanko
Matthew Clarke
Szilard Juhasz
MRSN
Pracheta Banerjee
Baili Wise
Jimmy Gockel
Nicholas Teetelli
Karen Glykys
Robert Frankel
Charles McDowell
Arne Søvik Larsen
Nicole Sullivan
Hannah Bouchard
Xavier Yarto
Mark Pol
Joyce Thornbug
Ian Hartley
Margarita Henriksson
Harrison Ernst
Homer Johnson
Tiantian Ma
Kayle A. Martinez
Rocio Garcia Montiel
Brooke Mathews
Brian Simons
Oliver Quinto
Romero Pasin
Thomas Sciacca
Dawn Rettew
Erik Aleksiewicz
NPrima/Natalia Proskuriakova
Jesus Diaz
Noah Velez
Andrew Stackpole
Gwen Hallford
Barbara Redondo
Anastasiia Kruglova
Jack Oliver
Ken Berman
Monica Tiulescu
Kitty Taylor
Dio D’Brutto
Lisa Castel

Featured Artist | Nicole Sullivan

Being born in Truth or Consequences has shaped my outlook on life to be a black and white Rube Goldberg machine. I have always studied and been drawn to the Truth.

My work has focused on human struggles with societal pitfalls induced by the conception of morality, and the enforced standards we try and fail to uphold ourselves. Growing up poverty-stricken and at the hands of extreme child abuse, I feel an urgency in addressing these issues and thus issues of morality before true societal progress can be achieved. I believe that what are referred to as the Seven Deadly Sins along with Karma will define the trials and tribulations a person will interact with in their lifetime, and the demons they will struggle with along that path.

My intentions are to spread the word about the struggles within each of us to remain human at all times, and at times, at all cost. Is it okay to help those who admit struggle? Can we be judgmental without being unfair? I want the viewer to understand truths within themselves through my art, to progress and have a life free of burden. I want the viewer to achieve a visual nirvana and ascend to their further purpose.

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Nicole Sullivan | Las Cruces, NM
@thestarsandgod

Being born in Truth or Consequences has shaped my outlook on life to be a black and white Rube Goldberg machine. I have always studied and been drawn to the Truth.

My work has focused on human struggles with societal pitfalls induced by the conception of morality, and the enforced standards we try and fail to uphold ourselves. Growing up poverty-stricken and at the hands of extreme child abuse, I feel an urgency in addressing these issues and thus issues of morality before true societal progress can be achieved. I believe that what are referred to as the Seven Deadly Sins along with Karma will define the trials and tribulations a person will interact with in their lifetime, and the demons they will struggle with along that path.

My intentions are to spread the word about the struggles within each of us to remain human at all times, and at times, at all cost. Is it okay to help those who admit struggle? Can we be judgmental without being unfair? I want the viewer to understand truths within themselves through my art, to progress and have a life free of burden. I want the viewer to achieve a visual nirvana and ascend to their further purpose.

my socks | acrylic on canvas | 34"x61"
my socks | acrylic on canvas | 34″x61″
 filth | acrylic on canvas | 18"x21.5"
filth | acrylic on canvas | 18″x21.5″
This is What Happens When You're Away | acrylic on canvas | 20"x20″
This is What Happens When You’re Away | acrylic on canvas | 20″x20″
Daddy's Fleshlight | acrylic on canvas | 61"x54.5"
Daddy’s Fleshlight | acrylic on canvas | 61″x54.5″

 

Featured Artist | Robert Gorchov

I’m a self-taught artist and have been drawing and painting for four decades. I’m interested in the process that creates a painting. Although it involves imagination, this process is affected by chance, so that when I begin a picture I have only a half-formed image of what the finished painting might look like. The completed piece only slightly resembles the image that I had in mind when I began it. I think of this as improvisation. Over the years that I’ve been painting, I’ve learned to trust the brush and the materials – to let them take the lead – and not to think too much about how it will end up . . . until I get to that end.

This is part of what makes painting interesting for me.

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Robert Gorchov | Philadelphia, PA

I’m a self-taught artist and have been drawing and painting for four decades. I’m interested in the process that creates a painting. Although it involves imagination, this process is affected by chance, so that when I begin a picture I have only a half-formed image of what the finished painting might look like. The completed piece only slightly resembles the image that I had in mind when I began it. I think of this as improvisation. Over the years that I’ve been painting, I’ve learned to trust the brush and the materials – to let them take the lead – and not to think too much about how it will end up . . . until I get to that end.

This is part of what makes painting interesting for me.

 

Featured Artist | Joyce Thornbug

RAW AND INTUITIVE

I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!

My images are raw and intuitive. Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.

Faces predominate my work, many in frontal gazes that meets the viewer head -on; faces as maps that reveal places we’ve been…or may be going.

In the words of Zorba the Greek—

I embrace everything…the full catastrophe, speaking to the human condition of joy and triumph, suffering and celebration.

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Joyce Thornbug | Asheville, NC
@joycehthornburg

RAW AND INTUITIVE

I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!

My images are raw and intuitive. Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.

Faces predominate my work, many in frontal gazes that meets the viewer head -on; faces as maps that reveal places we’ve been…or may be going.

In the words of Zorba the Greek—

I embrace everything…the full catastrophe, speaking to the human condition of joy and triumph, suffering and celebration.

Party in My Head | Mixed media on repurposed wood | 40" x 38"
Party in My Head | Mixed media on repurposed wood | 40″ x 38″

Gumby | Mixed media on panel | 11.25" x 11.5"
Gumby | Mixed media on panel | 11.25″ x 11.5″

A Day at the Beach | Mixed media on panel | 12" x 12"
A Day at the Beach | Mixed media on panel | 12″ x 12″

The New Normal | Mixed media on panel | 12" x 12"
The New Normal | Mixed media on panel | 12″ x 12″

 

Featured Artist | Xavier Yarto

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Xavier Yarto | El Cajon, CA
@xavier_Yarto

A Mexican painter who has managed to put in purely abstract work a very unique through the creation of particular colors that give great strength and impact to your work touch.

The author seeks to bring a point beyond abstract art by combining this technique with a job in high relief of pre-Hispanic culture, which he turned in its theme transforms in concept and reinforced with a new set of colors that the artist creates otherwise to highlight the meaning of each icon used in his work.

Artist ambassador in Tintoretto pennelli, Italy

Giorgio Vasari award winner 2019

Global art award nomination 2017 &18

Award winner images of the world, Bangkok, Thailand. 2019

After presenting several important and renowned places worldwide including Mexico, the U.S, Netherlands, Spain, England, Austria, Belgium, France (Louvre Museum in Paris), Italy (Palazzo della Cancelleria di Roma, Palazzo della Cancelleria Vaticana, Museo Villa Pisani di Venice) Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, Bangkok, Thailand.

No doubt his work hits again, because it not only offers the viewer the quality of an abstract work but takes the enigmatic world of pre-Columbian art . A job as its author calls it, ” a recreation of the Hispanic culture with a modern language.”

So Xavier Yarto contributes to art works full of color, strength and content. An artist who searches every new best to previous work.

 The Parisian girl of the long hear | Acrylic on paper | 45 x 65 cm

The Parisian girl of the long hear | Acrylic on paper | 45 x 65 cm

 The pretty girl with the pigtails and the cat named Keku | Acrylic on paper | 50 x 70 cm

The pretty girl with the pigtails and the cat named Keku | Acrylic on paper | 50 x 70 cm

 The woman with the beautiful curls Acrylic on paper | Acrylic on paper | 45 x 65 cm

The woman with the beautiful curls Acrylic on paper | Acrylic on paper | 45 x 65 cm

 The man with the long mustache and the black cat | Acrylic on paper | 45 x 65 cm

The man with the long mustache and the black cat | Acrylic on paper | 45 x 65 cm

Featured Artist | Robert Frankel

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Robert Frankel | Wilmette, IL
@robertfrankelart

Since I was a kid I kept myself busy carving sticks into mini-sculptures, doodling during class, and drawing figures on the sidewalk with chalk. Having never received any formal art training, I have managed to teach myself the basics of painting and wood sculpture.

I have exhibited in a number of Galleries that include SITE Gallery, 440 Gallery, and Van Der Plas Gallery in New York City, Galleria Pall Mall in London, and Chie Gallery in Milan Italy. I was one of 20 finalists in 2019 as part of the “Art Takes Manhattan Competition.” My goal is to make the world a happier place through art.

Portrait Painting #1 | Acrylic on Canvas | 16 x 20 x 1
Portrait Painting #1 | Acrylic on Canvas | 16 x 20 x 1

Farbe ist Alles #15 | Acrylic on Canvas | 24 x 24 x 1.5
Farbe ist Alles #15 | Acrylic on Canvas | 24 x 24 x 1.5

Farbe ist Alles #5 | Acrylic on Canvas | 40 x 30 x 1.5
Farbe ist Alles #5 | Acrylic on Canvas | 40 x 30 x 1.5

Urban Art #1 | Acrylic on Canvas | 40 x 30 x 1.5
Urban Art #1 | Acrylic on Canvas | 40 x 30 x 1.5