April 11, 2018

Congratulations to Barista Steve Sangapore!

Congratulations to Barista Steve Sangapore!

    We’re proud to announce that Steve Sangapore, FC’s Fine Arts Barista, has his work on exhibition in “Creature,” a new multi-artist show at the Long Island City Arts Open Gallery at The Factory. The exhibition is open now – 24/7!! – and runs through May 11, 2018.  Learn more here, but the pictures tell more of a story. Best of all, go see it in person at The Factory, 30-30 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Congratulations, Steve!        

Continue reading →

March 7, 2018

Blurring Time and Realities: The Art of David Thomas

Blurring Time and Realities: The Art of David Thomas

Artist’s Statement: My work is centered around a blurring of time and realities. The figures I paint touch on themes of old mythologies and older magic; the kind of half-truths and false memories that persist through generations. I set out to capture the fear and wonder I feel as I walk through our plane. I try to image other planes and realities that may connect and interact with ours in ways we might not be able to understand. My work is attempt to capture realities that may be lurking just beyond our reach. “Boundless” – 36×36″   “Wastelayer” – 36×36″   “Never Lost” – 36×36″   A work in progress ***         David Thomas is currently living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He paints haunting figures inside surrealistic landscapes using a unique style of fingerprinting….

Continue reading →

February 11, 2018

Introducing Steve Sangapore, FC’s New Visual Arts Barista

Introducing Steve Sangapore, FC’s New Visual Arts Barista

We’re incredibly proud to introduce Steve Sangapore, our new visual arts barista. Steve is a contemporary surrealist painter based in Boston, MA. He is a 2013 graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, where he earned a dual-B.A. in studio art and graphic design. His interest in science and philosophy has been the driving force behind much of his latest work. His incredibly unique, awe-inspired view on those topics has led his paintings to be exhibited nationally and published in art magazines and journals, including Art Business News, Creative Quarterly, Artscope, and  Art Reveal Magazine. You can see how widely his art has been on public view at his website About page. Several of  Steve’s works appear beneath his Artist’s Statement. We’re looking forward to him introducing new artists and perspectives on the visual arts to you,…

Continue reading →

December 3, 2017

Charlotte Madézo’s Paintings: Flights of Fancy

Charlotte Madézo’s Paintings: Flights of Fancy

Galerie ZonZon is featuring Charlotte Madézo’s paintings this month. Charlotte’s work portrays everyday scenes tinged with  delightful surrealism. These paintings portray flights of fancy – or, perhaps, fantasy if you prefer – elegantly embodied by the lanky characters which give her work at once a sense of humor and poetry. Each one is like a mischievous children’s tale where the artist creates the magic that makes her paintings so special. Artist’s statement: “My luminous universe evolves between sea and garden in an incessant search for harmony and balance. Invention of an imaginary and colorful world nourished by Mediterranean stopovers where fantastic characters come alive, even surrealistic, playing on curves, reliefs and various collages. Colors, shapes and materials, treated in unexpected shortcuts, propose a world free from the constraints that we usually impose on the weight of being, jostling our…

Continue reading →

October 26, 2017

Paula Park’s Tree Photography

Paula Park’s Tree Photography

Artist’s Statement: I gravitate toward trees, as I grew up in a forest and I find being surrounded by trees soothing. As you can see from my photos, I don’t photograph with my eye for splendor and colorful foliage. Trees to me touch a darker quieter spot in myself. Rain, fog, and trees go together for me; they speak to the soulful and reflective side of ourselves, a dark wisdom. Please click on the images to see in full screen view. Editor’s Note: The poet Joyce Kilmer wrote, “I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.” Our hearts go out to Paula Park and the people of Sonoma and Napa Counties, California, who have lost so many of their beautiful trees and, all too often, more. Rejoice that the…

Continue reading →

This is your site

Welcome to the Fictional Café! Your baristas are interested in all genres of short fiction, poetry, excerpts from novels-in-progress, your photographs, art, and audio or video podcasts. We encourage you to share your work for publication in the Fictional Café. Click on the Join/Submit button above to learn more.

Archive