Matt Burden: He’s Dark! Violent! Perverse! ? {NSFW}

In a note to us, UK artist Matt Burden said that he’s often gets “labelled with things like dark, weird, violent, perverse”. But only elderly folk, babies, and some people who can only be described as chumps would probably be scared off by Burden’s art. While super gritty at times, they’re always excellently composed, and frankly, they’re dark in a way that’s not so much scary as it is just downright surrealist cool. Okay, yeah, it’s true, there’s a lot of nude bodies and private parts, too, but you’re a big kid. You’ll manage, right?

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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