buried and unburied photos of friends, Ohio, and friends in Ohio
Ashton Carless returns to Tunnel with his sophomore series, composed of oil paint portraiture.
“I felt this need to provide spaces for POC and QPOC with opportunities to show their work because being POC and trying to navigate like how to show your work… within a traditional gallery setting, it’s just really really hard and no one tells you how to go about it and it’s just really difficult.”
Anya Pertel has been looking carefully, at her friends, at her city, experiencing “many intense conflicting feelings,” which have found their way into her recent paintings.
“Life is weird and I feel things way too hard. I want my art to comfort the people viewing it and give them the security to be themselves and do their own thing because life is not long at all.”
Artwork and Music from Joshua Boulos, a seventeen-year old from Honolulu.
Drawings and scratches from Brandon Yung.
All Artwork and Captions by Benni Quintero RedHead Girl: This cute chickadeee used to sit across the room from me in art class. My sketchbook was filled with drawings of her. I never quite captured her in a way that satisfies my impression of her in my head. Her artwork was wild though. Mouster King: I made this fella the summer in before senior year. My cat killed a mouse. I gave it a proper home in the afterlife as a king. Cruisin’: This one was I believe my final piece for AP studio. It’s honestly unfinished. It’s a copy of an image of me, my brother, and my dad in a disneyland photo-stop car thingy. I just put us in a different environment. I looked really determined and angry in the original picture, so I figured I was on a mission or something. So I made my mission to be running over some ugly dude. It’s ok though, nobody really liked him anyway. Mother Sin and her Ducks of Anarchy: This is Sin. I’ve given her the title …
Sarah Hunter, 20-year-old illustrator based in Brighton, UK is an incredible example of a woman who is all about body appreciation. Her series ‘Tits & Other Bits’ exemplifies the notion that not all women have the “perfect” bodies. Sarah describes her work as simple, yet effective. Her illustrations humorously take on real life situations and personal experiences, basing a lot of it on the fact that “you cannot take life at face value as it can get very depressing, so why not spice it up a bit.” Hunter is currently working on a cartoon series of the times things “didn’t quite go according to plan”. “I try to produce work I would enjoy or find funny, I am that person who laughs (to myself) when I do a funny drawing…” When Hunter creates her illustrations she tends to start with simple drawings, then scanning to manipulate them on Photoshop. Of her materials, Sarah says “even though I enjoy using paint, I prefer my illustrations to be clean cut which is quite hard to do with that particular medium.” Although, …
Words and Paintings by Amelia Anthony I never really painted until around May when I did a portrait of my friend Addy for school. I ended up making another portrait of my friend Harper and one of myself in the same week because I enjoyed it so much. It was easier for me to paint myself, probably because I know my own face well and also because it was so soothing. I didn’t have real deadlines or expectations to my newfound self-portraiture; for the first time in a while creating visual art was relaxing! Previously I had only been a writer—only written about myself instead of painting pictures of myself. Currently, painting is a ritual. I blend the same skin tones and trace the same features soft-listening to music and bask in brushstrokes. Self-love is a very strange thing in media right now; it is trendy to appreciate your image and share that appreciation with other people. However, self-love is something I am unsure anyone has mastered. Self-portraiture has definitely helped me work through self-love; not just …