‘Reiterate’ at Launch LA

by Joseph A. Hazani January 29, 2023

In a medley of artwork which ranges from the plastically colorful to the ornament of plastic, Launch LA moves us towards an appreciation of fine artistry without a necessary academic pretension. Yet with the works by Ms. Monica Wyatt, Raghubir Kintisch and Lorraine Hetizman, what does this pretension imply? That there is a formality to the presentation of work which requires a higher mandate....

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‘Tangle’ by Christopher Murphy @ Billis Williams Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani January 13, 2023

In what can only be pronounced as quintessentially fine, Mr. Christopher Murphy introduces us a novel form of refinement in his capture of human life as an after effect of COVID-19 with his Tangle opening at Billis Williams Los Angeles. The plethora of multiplicity in human subject matter is its own commentary on the health of social interaction, if not cooperation. Yet the technique of the....

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A Dilettante’s Art of the Year 2022

by Joseph A. Hazani December 23, 2022

Untitled (Soft edge rolls), 2020Paper30” x 30” x 3 1/2”. Courtesy of the artist Rakuko Niato and Shoshana Wayne Gallery. 'Solar Medusa 922' (2022), acrylic on canvas54 x 59 in137 x 150 cm. Courtesy of Jan Kaláb and Hashimoto Contemporary. Glide2018 - 2021Cast bronze5 h x 4.5 d x 14 w inches. Courtesy of the artist (Neil Goodman) and Carl Hammer Gallery. Deborah McAfee -....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....