June 6, 2012
March 7, 2012
Get Angry is a collaboration between DJ Rich Medina, and myself. As a part of my Get Angry series, I asked Rich if he would be interested in creating a mix under the theme. He was into it. And created a dope mix that I couldn’t be happier with. Rich is fam but, he is also one of my favorite dj’s so I was geeked.
I wanted to add a music component to this painting series because I felt it would give the project more energy and completion. When I began the Get Angry paintings, I wanted to relay the human emotion of frustration, anger, desperation. There was a feeling of having nothing to lose with a lot of these protests in 2011. And I thought that whether or not you’re being directly affected by a particular event or movement, the notion of being oppressed, and being fed up with it, is one that I can relate to and so can many others.
The concept of a “visual mixtape” was something that I thought would be really cool. I’d never heard of anything like it. This mixtape isn’t just music – it’s meant to be presented as a package with the music serving as a soundtrack to the paintings.
This project has been awesome. I plan to do more visual mixtapes – linking with a dj on a theme, and putting together a creative experience.
LISTEN to the mix on Soundcloud:
DOWNLOAD the full project:
November 12, 2011
The Kiss, oil on canvas, 2011
Part of my “Get Angry” series, The Kiss is a rendition of Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss.
This series of paintings is about the protests and revolutions that have happened in 2011. The Kiss fits into this series by expressing protest against discrimination in the form of simple love. With the repeal of DADT and gay marriage being legalized in NY, this painting aims to represent that movement.
The rest of the paintings can be seen on my site: http://tlynnfaz.com
October 28, 2011
Okay, so it’s been a minute.
I’ve neglected wordpress because I’ve been hanging out with tumblr.
I don’t type much over there though – mostly I use it for pictures – so I will resume posting on this blog.
I’ve missed this place.
As well as hanging out on tumblr, I’ve been working!
So here are some updates:
- I’ve been working on a project for the past couple of months titled “Get Angry”. It will be done this weekend, and I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turning out. The project is a series of paintings on specific protests and revolutions that have happened across the world in 2011. I wanted to present them all at once, which is why I haven’t posted each individual piece as I’ve finished them, like I normally would. I will definitely post each painting and and explain them here once I put them out though.
- I redid my website. Woot!
- I’m currently exhibiting in a group show titled “Dirty Sensibilites” being held at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). The show is about southern life and culture. Being from Oklahoma, it was dope to revisit my youth and upbringing in the south for the show. I’ve been in Philly for so long that sometimes I forget about horses, the woods, fish fry’s, etc.
- For “Dirty Sensibilities, I did a new piece, Grandma Minnie. This painting, seen below, is following in the footsteps of my paintings Standing From What Was and Iran to America to Being, in that it uses paper along with oil paint. I love the effect, and am it using the same style in a few of the Get Angry pieces.
Stay around. I’m posting more. I promise. lol.
March 6, 2011
With Leilani Montes (Guatemalan-Mexican) and Ninotchka Rosca (Filipina) as curators, the multi-layered art show ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES: Women’s Experience of Migration Under Globalization brings together the aesthetics and community engagement of eleven visual artists, one performance artist, one filmmaker and one writer in an unprecedented trans-ethnic event.
Twelve of the participating artists are:
* Ana Bravo (Mexican) http://anabravo.com/
* Ann Kwak (Korean/Hawaiian)
* Athena Magcase-Lopez (Filipina) http://www.athenasantosmagcaselopez.com/
* Besos Not Bombs (Armenian/Latina) http://www.besosnotbombs.com/
* Erin Yoshi (Japanese) http://www.erinyoshi.com/
* Favianna Rodriguez (Chicana) http://www.favianna.com/
* Isela Xospa (Mexican) http://www.iselaxospa.com/
* Joanne Ludwig (Thai/German) http://joanneludwig.tumblr.com/
* Leilani Montes (Guatemalan/Mexican) http://www.leilanimontes.com/
* Miatta Kawinzi (Kenyan/Liberian) http://www.bit.ly/hZYO9W
* Mona Lunot (Filipina)
* Tatyana Fazlalizaldeh (Iranian/Black) http://www.tlynnfaz.com/
ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES also incorporates two special offerings:
* One Journey – a one-woman play by Yadira De La Riva (Mexican) about life on the US-Mexico border. Tickets to the play, which is scheduled for Friday, March 18th, at 7 pm, are $9 each and will be available at the opening reception and online at http://onejourneyaf3irm.eventbrite.com/
* Poets & Artists Panel on closing night which will address and respond to the exhibit and issues related to migration
ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES conveys the message that migration is not simply a legal, labor, procedural or policy issue; it is a life-changing experience for the im/migrants and their children.
The artists are backed in this endeavor by the multi-ethnic members of AF3IRM NY/NJ and the show is co-sponsored by Zero Capital and other groups.
The show will be on view until March 31st, Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5pm. Viewing outside these hours can be arranged by calling Project Reach at 212-966-4227.
Very excited about this show!
January 15, 2011
HARLEM Arts Alliance Artz, Rootz, and Rhythm Series Presents:
Art Fusion Friday’s At Sylvia’s Also
Featuring HARLEM Arts Alliance Artists
Celebrate Harlem At Sylvia’s Also
Every 3rd Friday of the Month
Visual Artist: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
5PM-7PM Happy Hour
Performance/Art Time 6PM-8PM
No Cover Charge!
I’ll be participating in this happy hour event on February 18, 2011. It should be a relaxed atmosphere with good music and conversation. Presented by the HARLEM Arts Alliance.
I invite anyone in the are to stop by and hang out. I’ll be displaying a few original pieces and will have prints to sale.
October 3, 2010
Here are a few pics from my show “For Women” that opened on September 17th. The show was a huge success. We received a large turn out and a great response to the work.
Thanks to everyone who made it out and contributed to the intriguing conversations the show spawned.
September 17, 2010
August 28, 2010
“For Women” is a two-woman exhibition inspired by Nina Simone’s classic song, “Four Women”. This exhibition, composed of small to large scale paintings and photographs, is an exploration of sexuality, abuse, and identity. Philadelphia based artists Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Philly 360 Creative Ambassador) and Lillian Cotton, two young, emerging African-American women artists, respectively create socially inspired work. In this exhibition, their focus will be on issues that surround the characters detailed in Nina Simone’s “Four Women”, the same issues that fall upon contemporary African-American women, including the artists themselves. The exhibition and reception will be held on September 17th, 2010, from 6-10pm, at Vivant Art Collection in Philadelphia.
I’ve been doing a lot of paintings of women. There are a number of topics and themes related to women I’ve been wanting to explore in my paintings. This show will be a display of some of those paintings and themes. I invited my friend Lillian Cotton, a fantastic painter, to do this show with me. Though her painting style differs from mine, her subject matter is similar, and I think our work will play nicely together in this exhibition.
The show is being sponsored by GPTMC’s Philly 360, the campaign that named me a Creative Ambassador of Philadelphia. And it is being held at the fabulous gallery, Vivant Art Collection in gallery central Old City.
The reception will feature food, drink, the premiere of my Philly 360 video, and I’ll be revealing NEW work not yet seen on my blog or website.
September 17th, 2010
6 – 10pm
Vivant Art Collection
60 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia