Monday, May 22, 2017

Theia Mania

Special post cover by K.K.W. 
Photo courtesy of Dallas Athent [left],
with Maria Pavlovska. 
Photo courtesy of Dallas Athent
Creative collaboration can perch us on a ledge, daring us to leap into moments that may leave our senses reeling.   
Maria Pavlovska [far left], Ronna Lebo [middle] & Dallas Athent [far right].
Photo by K.K.W
And the poetry of Athent with the visual art of Pavlovska, is a potent example of imagination, gritty-intense reflection of reality, along with the self. Athent bares it for the reader with equal amounts raw honesty, insightful observation's and social commentary. Like an introvert opened up or Pandora's box - straight, no chaser.     
Chris Campanioni
Photo by K.K.W
It's in visual contrast and subconscious communication we meet Pavlovska. With dark smears that swirl like somber nimbus formations, or de-oxygenated blood coagulated on virgin canvas or parchment - you can sense a quiet fury. Storm clouds and descriptive text akin to scratchitti, or ancient vandalism made priceless with time, giving modern eyes coded wisdom.     
Anthony Haden
Photo by K.K.W
The combination of Athent and Pavlovska create a potent mix of visual art / poems, feeding into each other, certainly intellectual and intensely visceral. The book launch was an intimate and casual event held in Mrs Pavlovska's studio, at Mana Contemporary in Jersey city sector. Among the guests was poet's Anthony Haden, Prospero Vega [husband of Mrs Pavlovska], Chris Campanioni - all of whom, along with miss Athent, christened the event by reading some there stirring work. The book is published by Anti-Sentimental Society [Ronna Lebo, owner] which is associated with Off The Park Press, whose subsidiary is Black Square Editions [owned by art critic John Yau].
Dallas Athent [left] & Prospero Vega.
Photo by K.K.W
Photo by K.K.W
Prospero Vega
Photo by K.K.W
Dallas Athent
Photo by K.K.W
Cover of the book "Theia Mania"
Mana Contemporary [interior,1st floor].
Photo by K.K.W
If you would like to know more, or purchase a copy of the book, contact 'Art is the reason, art is the way' 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Out of Context

Original photo & digital art by K.K.W

#1. Rear window

#2. A brave new world

#3. I watch Skopje
#4. On Sandanski Blvd [vo Skopje]
#5. Vo gradot [Fiat lux] 
#6. Not on the square, or the level
#7. Memories of green
#8. Stairway to heaven
#9. Ground-control to major tom.. 
#10. I reflect, therefore I am?
#11. Where we Met...
#12. Unintended design aspect?
#13. I think I know that guy...
#14. The Policy of Truth
#15. Strange face
#16. Heaven's Gonna burn Your Eyes  
#17. As above, so below
#18. Sic luceat lux
#19. This must be the place
#20. The remains of the day
#21. Requiem for the dead

Out of Context: art work & text by K.K.W, curated by Kendell Kerwin

Appropriation through the allure of a moment, is a silent verse that can be seen. The windows of the soul, in conjunction with subconscious apparitions - drawing with light - imposing emotions on reality. Questioning connectivity by redefining it, we find the high-water mark. We cannot be forsaken, immersed in all this passing beauty, raising out of deconstructed memories. Analog information through digital application; the remains of the day. "Tryin' to make it real...but compared to what?" [1] 

All photo's are digital, and for sale [available sizes: A1, A2, A3, or inches - 11x14, 16x20, 20x30]. If you would like to make a purchase please contact the artist: 1-347-328-7903 or  

Prior to my first major art project [In The Shadow Of The Young Ones] I wouldn't have taken notice of the unintended patterns & visual aspects of urban change. Art is what we make of it, and also being open to information that alters our perception. Even out of context a story is told; not only about the subject, but also the author.

The color image before the photo's is a preview of a new series of digital art-work, and the subject of an upcoming exhibition. Thank you for taking the time to engage with this. Some of the photographs were taken in Skopje [capital of The Republic of Macedonia], the others in New York City.

1. Compared To What - by Roberta Flack  

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Simulacra 2 [The Hyperreal] Curated by Kerwin Kendell & Nixter Jeelvy

"The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true". (Jean Baudrillard)
Goran Dimov: Skopje, Macedonia
                       Usually I photograph life; in those moments when we try to hang out.
                        These photos are a different selection of someone else's vision,
                     or version of life; except it does not seem, nor do they conform, to    the everyday construct of what is generally expected in life.
They radiate an energy all their own, a specific quantum field that cannot be graphed, only sensed. They no longer exist by our human values, free of that coffin; they are the hyperreal [but only to those who have the right eyes. "do you see?" (1)]
                          1. Interview With The Vampire - page one, chapter one. 
Nikola Dzhildzhiev: Skopje, Macedonia
Art has the power to heal. Art has the power to create new life and open new horizons. If the soul is to repair itself, art can be the medicine which will effectuate this repair. Those with the power to create, therefore, bear the heavy burden, the duty of providing this medicine. Rejecting the merely interesting and pleasing in favor of that which inspires a restorative process within the damaged psyches of today is key to creating art. While much effort has been expended on being ‘socially-conscious’, very little effort is put into being spiritually-conscious, in creating art which will soothe the deep gashes that modern society leaves on the human spirit.

Skyhook's Dropkick
Phone Home
De Orbi Ferenda
Authority 2
Ashley Garner: New York City

Synaesthesia is described to be the confusion of senses; like hearing color or feeling pain from sound. According to NPR 1 in every 27 people have some form of synaesthesia. 
Words, music, our consciousness, our body, indeed the entire universe is nothing more than vibration of energy. The rate this energy vibrates is called the frequency. Rocks, emotions, people and even planets differ from each other, and everything else, because of their unique vibrational frequency. Therefore by 'tuning' your brain to certain frequencies using brainwave entertainment and other techniques, it is possible to experience different states of consciousness.
This series of images explores this phenomenon in a variety of different states based off of color theory, experimentation, and exploration of the imagination.
Leni von Geleva: Skopje, Macedonia


History or fabrication, a person or a puppet? Art or just shit?
Within the confines reality lurks the shadows of what we create, perfect imperfection, simmering with love and intense dissatisfaction at the awful truth; they are but a flawed copy out of our mold. Yet we, ourselves exist on "The Thirteenth Floor" [1], carbon copies of our alien maker [s], unable to live with the truth; created because we could be, not because we are special. Designed to fill a role, like a cell phone. But is there not some beauty in this?
1. Title of the film adapted from the novel "Simulacron 3" 

Life - accidental meeting between the
umbrella and the toilet seat
Quantum Leap Into the Past

Kerwin K Williamson: New York City
Most of us become more attached to our environment at the point of being unable to leave it. And yet how we perceive ourselves is usually based on false, or one sided beliefs and concepts. As technology changes our lives, urban environment, renders obsolete all doubt, propelling us into uncharted digital territory, all is changed, revamped and so are we. re-examination of reality immersed within the digital may trigger or subconscious to assert itself; breaking through to the other side. In this case a simulacrum will be created, which is not just a copy of the original, but becomes truth in its own right; the hyper-real.

                              Melani Digit: Skopje, Macedonia

Ethnovision 001 is a multimedia installation using different media between art and technology [fashion, photography, video, mapping & projecting]. The installation is the next work of Ethnovision 1&2, projects by the artist, in which there was shown her fashion collection inspired by Macedonian ethno patterns. The concept of the project embraces the fading of traditional values, a process that makes them traditional. The clothes have extracts that are cut from the same, in a shape of triangles, diamonds and other geometrical elements found in the ethno motives.
If you would like to purchase any of the artwork, please contact Kerwin Kendell @ 1-347-328-7903 ( Or, if you would like to know more about the artists:,,,,,