Congratulations!  You now have the chance to take

THE REJECTS (seriously), enjoy!

:)  Christian Rieben (USA)

#1.  Being Sad Makes You Happy (2013)

Oil on canvas

60"X60"

 

#2.  Everything is Shipshape (2009)

Oil in canvas

42"X38"

 

#3.  Monument to Failed Love (2006)

Oil on canvas

60"X60"

 

#4.  Depression In The Grass (2005)

Oil on canvas

54"X54"

from left to right

 

:)  Marcus Fessler (CAN)

#1.  Forest Eats Car (2019)

Graphite on paper

176x125mm

 

#2.  Eight Ball Doom (2019)

Mixed media on paper

253x203mm

 

#3.  Horf (2018)

Graphite and ink on paper

203x253mm

#4.  Pylon Horn (2019)

Graphite on paper

206x125mm

#5.  Smoke Clears (2019)

Mixed media on paper

219x192mm

#6.  Vanitas Question (2019)

Mixed media on paper

220x191mm

#7.  Oven Gas Fire (2018)

Mixed media on paper

253x203mm

#8.  Car Fire Smoke (2018)

Mixed media on paper

253x203mm

#9.  Mishmash 1 (2018)

Mixed media on paper

280x216mm

#10.  Car Fire at Night (2018)

Oil on board

278x355mm

from left to right

top to bottom

 

:)  Antonio Falcón Villalobos (MX)

#1.  Destroy to Build (2017)

Digital 16:9 color

3min

 
 

:)  Stephan Groß (DE)

#1.  Armstrong (2014)

Collaborated with Jörn Birkholz (Novelist, Bremen)

Color

1min25

:)  Roberta Orlando (IT)

#1.  Unfortunately (Donotreply) (2018)

B&W

3min48

 

Reject

Another rejection letter arrived in the mail today.
“We enjoyed reviewing your work,
but it is not appropriate to our needs at this time.”
Is “this time” this year, this decade, or this century?
“Feel free to resubmit in the (undetermined) future.”
They try to bring me down easy but I don’t care.

I didn’t want to show my work there anyway.
They’ve been horribly disorganized.
I didn’t like the people I talked to.
Their website featured a lot of pretty pictures
of works whose beauty justifies their being,
and that’s really not my style.

I’ll just file it away with the others.
I’m getting used to rejection.
Sometimes it’s like a load has been lifted -
I’m no longer responsible for my imperfections
and it’s harder to misconstrue the meaning
behind something that isn’t even there.

:)  Jennifer Weigel (USA)

#1.  Reject

Poem, video