Photos by G. Art by Sienide.
New York based artist Sienide’s latest exhibit “Living in the Bottle” at Phantom Audio in Manhattan features a series of contemporary icons. All of the art was created using wine as the primary medium! It was especially cool to see this exhibit as Sien’s art career began with outdoor murals that are scattered across the 5 boroughs. “Living in the Bottle” shows off a completely different side to the artist. The exhibit feautres portraits of people we all know and love such as Marilyn Monroe, Miles Davis, Chaka Khan and Amy Winehouse.
I spoke with Sien at the opening night reception and I asked him about the works in the show. He explained that for each work, he had to allow time to let the wine dry, so in essence, each piece took many months to complete. He said that the darker the work, the more wine (and thus drying time) it took to make. I also asked him how he discovered he had a knack for making art with wine and as he is an “illestrator,” it was a process of trial and error after his inquisitive side took over.
“Living in the Bottle” is showing at Phantom Audio (located at 48 West 25th Street, 10th Floor) in Manhattan until July 31, 2011.