Tired by Genavieve Coleman

Genavieve Coleman is a professional communicator, living and working in Shanghai. She has lived in many places and always seems to find herself studying people and learning languages, even in random public bathrooms in the dead of winter. She has been writing stories, seeing the world through photography, and studying mankind since she could imagine.

 

While hurtling through Bangkok on the metro I was struck by the common emotion found in the riders at the end of a busy day. Sometimes we notice important things without realizing they are important, such as reading a face in the blink of an eye or interpreting body language simultaneously in several seconds of rubbing up against someone. These candid “open” moments are often displayed unaware, without the individual cognitively recognizing how their body is sharing about their day or life. Here, in the line of folks riding out of town after a long, hot day, I was able to see a few moments.

Tired, Digital photography, 2018.

Visual Art by Peter Kahn

PETER KAHN lives on a small farm in southeaster Wisconsin. He spend most of his time guarding the bird feeder with a pellet gun, otherwise writing, painting, or taking pictures.

1. Hanging Out & Hanging On, photo, 3000×4000 pixels, 2018

2. Nova’s Bedroom, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

3. Prick, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

4. Shadow of the Virgin, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

5. She’s Like Natural Music Any Way She Moves, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018

 

Visual Art by Caedmon

CAEDMON is a computer who is learning to create art. In March, 2017, Caedmon started its’ “travel” in the art world, trying to learn what art is from a huge corpora of artwork from the past. Caedmon shares its’ artistic production online, and uses his followers’ likes as a feedback mechanism in order to automatically adjust its’ process. This interactive, artistic experiment, which draws its’ inspiration from the process of natural selection, has already gathered a lot of interest, and the project’s twitter page already has more than 7000 followers. If you are interested in Caedmon’s artwork, you can find it on twitter (@ImCaedmon) or you can visit the website www.caedmon.it where you can find some more detailed information about the project, as well as some articles and interviews which were already published on various media.

 

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

computer-generated image from Caedmon’s website

Visual Art by Karl Zuehlke

KARL ZUEHLKE’s poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, DIAGRAM, The Loaded Bicycle, Jazz Cigarette, Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art, and elsewhere. His interviews appeared in American Literary Review. He won Best Creative Presentation at the University of North Texas’ Critical Voices Conference 2014 for translations of an East German Poet. He holds a PhD from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a former Lannan Fellow and Mary Patchell Scholarship recipient. He teaches at Tallahassee Community College.

Shed, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Fence, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Flower box, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Porch, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Stairs, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Visual Art by Natalie Girsberger

NAT GIRSBERGER is a Swiss visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She collaborates with her unconscious to explore deep layers of being through collage. Girsberger adventures into the infinity of her psyche, breaking the structures that externally limit her inner vastness, creating new worlds that suit it. Her most recent exhibits include her solo show at Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea called ‘Transient Terrain,’ and shows at The Living Gallery Outpost, Carrie Able Gallery, 301 Studio.

 

Not What I Expected, Collage on Paper, 2017, 8×11

 

Drop Down, Collage on Paper, 2017, 8×6

 

Tune In, Collage on Paper, 2018, 6×9

 

Road Trip, Collage on Paper, 2017, 7×12

 

Realm of Nightmares, Digital Collage, 2018

 

Cosmic Drifters, Collage on Paper, 2017, 8×6

Suga by Fierce Sonia (Editor’s Pick Winner)

Fierce Sonia’s work, Suga, has been selected as our Editor’s Pick by New Plains Review’s Visual Art Editor, Stella Kim. We found the piece to be beautiful, strong, and one of our favorites from this round of submissions.

Fierce Sonia is a mixed media artist. She builds a substrate with acrylic paint and collage. A narrative is constructed by the tension between the lush layers moving to dreamy feminine mindscapes with a brighter palette. If you listen closely her work has a soundtrack, a rhythm, a pulse that will give you a magic carpet ride to a fairytale that restates your own heartbeat. She has a public studio at Torpedo Factory: 105 North Union Street, studio 5 Alexandria, VA 22303 Follow on Facebook
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Suga, mixed media acrylic piece, 18″ x 24″, 2018.

Visual Art by John Chavers

John Chavers enjoys working as a writer, artist, and photographer. His work has been accepted for publication at The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library – So It Goes Annual Literary Journal, Cream City Review, Whitefish Review, 3Elements Review, JuxtaProse, Camas Magazine, Stonecoast Review, Permafrost Magazine, and The William and Mary Review, among others. This April he will be a guest artist with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SiM) at Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykjavík.

 

Flourishes in Partial Shade, Digital, 11 x 14 inches, 2017

 

Fresh Purple Flesh, Digital, 11 x 14 inches, 2016

Visual Art by Ian Hanesworth

Ian Hanesworth is a visual artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. Their artistic practice investigates the systems of reciprocity and the malleability of queer identity through material explorations in textiles, printmaking and painting. Ian is a current senior studying fine arts at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

Medicinal herb study, Woodcut print on cotton fabric naturally dyed with elderberries, 9″ x 13″, 2017

 

Apt 304, Oil paint on wood panel, 48″ x 44″, 2016

Vernlangen by Matteo Bona

Matteo Bona was born on January 1st, 1997, in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). He studied at the Public Scientific High School Francesco Vercelli. Now he study Foreign Languages and Modern Literatures at the Università del Piemonte Orientale. He published his first poem’s collection “Beyond the Poetry” during 2015 and “Nothingness Sense” during 2017. He received the Roma 3 Academic Prize “Apollo Dionisiaco” for the Unpublished Poem and the “Cesare Beccaria” Prize for the Figurative Art, both during 2016. He’ll publish the “Cesare Beccaria” prizewinner artwork into the Garfield Lake Review (Spring Issue), paper journal of the Olivet College (Michigan State, USA), on behalf of the editorial board.

Verlangen, Digital, 21.87×31.08 cm, 2016.

Make-up: A Living Painting by Camelia Badea

Kamelia (born Kamelia Badea, in 1994, Bucharest) currently lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. In 2016 she graduated from the Painting Department of the National University of Arts of Bucharest, being the student of one of the greatest contemporary artists of Romania, Mihai Sârbulescu. In 2015 she received Erasmus scholarship and studied at Ege University from Izmir, Turkey.

‘Foxy’ – Acrylics on canvas, 50×60 cm, 2016

‘The Pink Side of The Moon’ – Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016

‘SAMCRO’ – Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016