A Young Painter Asks A Slightly Older Painter Questions: A Dialogue Between Dylan Mize and Matthew Ballou

Dylan Mize

Below is an edited compilation of a Facebook interaction between Dylan Mize and Matthew Ballou. Dylan recently graduated with a BFA from The University of Central Missouri. Ballou is an Associate Teaching Professor at The University of Missouri. Here, on Neoteric Art, Ballou’s advice is offered up for scrutiny and in the hope of generating some more perspectives on Dylan’s questions. Please comment below if you have observations, experiences, or general thoughts about a life in art. From Ballou: “Those of us who keep making art after school ends are a rare breed, and we should encourage others to come along with us. I look forward to reading from artists who are 10, 20, or 30 years further down the road than I am.” More…

One Question with JB Daniel – mosnart

JB Daniel mosnart

Neoteric Art: What is your mosnart project all about?

JB Daniel: mosnart is transom spelled backward. A transom allows seeing from both sides, and the idea of art and community flowing back and forth across a threshold has always been central to the project. While each artist/installation/residency is considered individually, the transom above the front door is where most mosnart installations begin. More…

The Art of Mediated Attention by Matthew Ballou

Matthew Ballou

We live in the age of mediated attention. Never before have so many devices and their attendant apps offered us so much information with so little direct experience. The perspective Paul Valéry foreshadowed (and famed painter Francis Bacon lived by) has come true: people “want sensation without the boredom of its conveyance.”1 More…

The WIP Project: What Is Painting? Featuring Ben Dallas

What Is Painting?

The WIP Project: What Is Painting? We thought it would be interesting to ask painters this simple yet complex question. This query comes with no ground rules—it’s up to each individual artist to find their own approach and direction.

This project will be an ongoing exploration. We plan on featuring one new artist every week … let’s see where it takes us.

What Is Painting?
by Ben Dallas More…