Furusho von Puttkammer is a multimedia artist and curator based in New York City. She is the former Director of Art in Odd Places, an annual performance arts festival that takes place along the length of 14th street in Manhattan. von Puttkammer’s work has been featured in BUST Magazine, IDEAT China, and Galleria das Minas, and she has performed domestically (Stone Wall Inn, 68 Jay Street, Goldsounds, & Gallery 128) and internationally (Graz, Austria). Her paintings have been displayed internationally. She graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2018 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts.
von Puttkammer’s work explores the isolation, claustrophobia, and absurdity of, “otherness,” -as defined by Western and Asian culture - through oil painting, photoshop, and performance. von Puttkammer culls from experience as a mixed-race queer neurodivergent woman raised in middle-class suburbia to visually recreate the seething silent discomfort and the subliminal fatal positionality of those childhood memories.
As humans we interpret the world from our own perspectives, yet we are always moving within the confines of what society has built for us.
NYC Artist Furusho von Puttkammer has built their own garden, one of defined conviction and integrity. virtues that are lost upon many.
Anchovy's vision is one of truth and self exploration, their protagonist defies the barriers of etiquette and political correctness and instead transforms the realm they see into honest explorations and emotions of wonder.
It is through true darkness that Anchovy shares with the collector their vision of not being afraid to be yourself, not intimidated to be the art and not a puppet to be judged.
The true prize has already been obtained, authenticity.
I am excited beyond measure to have Anchovy share their work and the universe they have created with 86 Orchard.
SALT & OIL depicts pale creatures from a dark, nebulous world reminiscent of a drug den. Scenes are fashioned from a fusion of porn, historical photography, film noir, and personal saucy experiences. The depicted provocateurs seduce the viewer into profane scenarios, confusing the observer with a dichotomy of shock and intrigue. Referencing the works of Caravaggio, Robin F. Williams, Antoine D’Agata, Mr. Bean and more – the sexuality, violence, and absurdity of the work ironically challenges yet champions the viewer as voyeur.
NJ based Puerto Rican artist Tania Pomales speacializes in dark and surreal works created primarily in oils. As a nod to her colorful and bold heritage, Pomales incorporates bright color palettes into her art in juxtaposition with darker motifs, such as skulls and human anatomical references, to explore themes of life and death and the cyclical nature of the human experience. The importance of mental health and deep self reflection are also fundamental themes in her work.
The world can often feel like a very dark, confusing, and overwhelming place. Too often we go through the motions of the everyday hustle and bustle without taking the time to still our minds and look through the haze in order to see that there is beauty, truth, and profound healing if only we take a leap of faith. My work is about taking that leap every day, learning to see the beauty in chaos, and teaching others to do the same.
I've looked in the mirror countless times in my life.
Each time I ask for an honest reflection, a way to see myself with clarity and true light.
For deep within emotion we find ourselves at times peering into the darkness hoping there we will find a silhouette of the Moon.
This is where Tania Pomales truly shines and
has made a huge impact on me and my artistic life.
She is a reverse empath, not only does she feel deeply, she entices you to feel the same.
In a world that is in moral debit it is rare to find true currency,
Tania is rich with a genuine statement of what it really means to be yourself in a society suffocated by the bribery of the blandly accepted norms.
Tania has found a way through her art to bring back to the viewer an untempered beauty deep within the paradox of darkness.
For this I am eternally grateful to have her work exhibited at 86 Orchard.
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Rowynn Dumont is an artist, curator, and writer, based in New York. Co-founder of Black Rainbow (NY). She is an arts contributor for SuperRare & COOPH Magazine (Austria) and host of the GUCCI / SuperRare Podcast “The Next 100 Years of Gucci.”
Rowynn holds a double Masters and a BFA in Studies of Taboo Religions & Sexuality in Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work can be seen internationally in Nimbus at Vespertine (Shanghai) and The Fowler Museum (Los Angeles). She has lectured at CAA (DTLA), the Paris School of Art, and The Sexology Institute (San Antonio). Portrait of Rowynn by: Niko Sonnberger.
It is quite humbling to find yourself capsized from your own thought, wondering if any direction is obtainable as you find nothing but whirls of consciousness engulfing you within the folds of ecstasy and happiness.
Perhaps I had it wrong the whole time. I was under the assumption that Photography can be presented as Art, however, Rowynn Dumont's body of work has shown me that Art itself can be presented as Photography.
I've always been a sucker for mental orgasms, seriously, even though the flesh that harbors the sweat of a being in motion entrances every fiber of my being, it is the mind of a person exploding onto the canvas that fills me with life, Completely.
Rowynn's work endeavors on a quest to meld all barriers of time into a single perspective, haunting realizations that we are all dead inside until the moment that we are awakened by the glory of the human experience.
I look at the wet plates and photographs that they present to all of those who dare sit still long enough to be thrown into a fire of complete ice. It burns away all preconceived notions of what our ancestors must have thought when looking deadpan into the camera.
Rowynn has a knack for directing their visions into incomplete stories, broken just enough to be perfect within our own interpretations. I am proud to present Rowynn to 86 Orchard.
Their work is something you cannot get anywhere else, honesty mixed with illusion.
Dreams of Ether - October 26th through November 26th, 2023