redcouch (a 21st century salon) is a confederation of Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based or -connected artists who give a damn. As of this writing, November 26, 2018, charter redcouch members include, but are not limited to: rogue + renegade, narrative arts,, shapevent, shag,, alice teeple photo, bernd naber, tantextual productions, and metropolitan sound. Redcouch is opt-out at anytime. We’ve no patience for cultishness or slavish devotion to false idols.

Come as you are… 


redcouch :: partners

 (L to R: Daniel Chavis, Anne Kim, Andrew Lockhart, Danny Chavis)
(Pioneers = The Veldt & rogue + renegade)
photo by Hafeez Raji

rogue + renegade is a non-traditional, fine art consulting firm catering to a private clientele. The brainchild of Anne Kim and Andrew Lockhart, this team cultivates burgeoning talent and provides representation on a myriad of platforms to garner both name recognition and opportunities for its cadre of artists. Curatorial exhibitions pair creatives with corporations and avant garde meets acceptance, all while maintaining their inherent authenticity.

J.P. Saladin: Teacher, Screenwriter and Storyteller

narrative arts is the creative shop, laboratory and lecture hall of teacher, screenwriter and storyteller J.P. Saladin. J.P wrote the following of Orson Welles on The Narrative Arts Blog: “[He] always understood that the camera wasn’t a single perspective, or a single viewer, but that inside the theater of that black box, in row after row behind the ground glass, sat eight or nine hundred people. He used the camera accordingly, and in every shot Welles ever made he maintained that pronounced and affectionate awareness of his audience.” To anyone who knows J.P, he may as well have been writing of himself.

The Magic Forest by Mattijn Franssen
Used to illustrate “Trickle Up Economics, Conscious Capitalism & Co-Generation” (March 31, 2007)

MATTIJN FRANSSEN, self taught artist from the Netherlands, is a photographer, painter, illustrator, animator, musician and creator of fantastical worlds through his mastery of the art of photomontage. Through this form of visual allegory, often playful, sometimes dark and brooding, but almost always thought provoking, Mattijn brings to life a post-apocalyptic 22nd century Alice in Wonderland vision informed by the work of such past masters of the sureal as Dali and de Chirico.

Zevan Rosser with two of his digital creations.
Sierpinski Triangle Landscape  and an example of algorithmically generated action expressionist art
(to the left side of a right eye)

Shapevent is the one man think tank of Zevan Rosser, a relentless seeker of sense in chaos. Utilizing his sophisticated programming skills along with a visual major and an auditory minor experimental approach to mathematics that treats nature’s numerical mysteries as if a jungle to be explored and modeled rather than the jail from which most artists seek to escape, Zevan is a pioneer in the long since discovered but as yet to be properly appreciated field of evolutionary mathematics.. Related: THE MATHS OF ALTRUISM part ii

a shag event

shag is at the forefront of the avant gardewomen’s movement to reclaim XXX for women as well as men by infusing it with distinctly YYY overtones along with an artistic flair. Shag is a tastefully curated seller of erotica, voted best in class by New York Magazine. [Website Coming Soon]

Documenting the Documenter: Robert Carrithers at the Howl gallery gallery in Soho Chronicler of the cultural Zeitgeist, photographer, filmmaker and all around Man of Letters in all things artistic, Robert Carrithers is the redcouch contact on the Continent over Prague, Czechia way. Although you would never know it. A skilled flyer of the infoplane, Robert is more in tune with NYC happenings than most New Yorkers. Related: THE DOWNTOWN LUMINARIES & UNIVERSAL INTERACTION #3

Alice Teeple: Self Portrait

Alice Teeple Photo by Alice Teeple. Alice  is a visual and performance artist whose work examines social justice issues with a gritty, granular eye. Areas of particular exploration and interest across the broad spectrum of her visual storytelling  include street documentary, psychological exploration and philosophical ruminations told both in the moment through her lens and later on through her distinctly personalized approach toward photo editing. Website Coming Soon.

the other red couch (L to R: Daniel Bombach, Amy Christina Berg, Raphie Frank)
iphone on polaroid

tantextual productions’ services are not for sale by indie advocate, radical centrist, action artist, Raphie Frank. An over-actor by many accounts, he is nevertheless a practitioner of the method reality approach to hearth, home and community. The word, the image, and the action are one.

(L to R: Joe Foldes, John Epperly)
John Epperly, sole proprietor of the LiveWork space that Metropolitan Sound calls home, at home laying down the beat as drummer for Haunted Horses

metropolitan sound is a LiveWork labour of love by musician, John Epperly, equally well-respected by his peers for his increasingly sophisticated producing skills, his dedicated commitment to the community of Brooklyn musicians of which he is a part, and his musical chops. A member of Haunted Horses, the on-hiatus The Archives, and other bands, John is also the coiner of the redcouch name. It is only a matter of time before “Live from the red couch” becomes a reality.

the red couch