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Category Archives: Sculpture

Releases: Javier Calleja – “Missing The Blue Sky” Figure

After successful Asian debut with AishoNanzuka Gallery in Hong Kong earlier this year (covered), Javier Calleja recently teamed up with the Asian art institution APPortfolio to transform one of his paintings into 3D sculpture. The result is meticulously crafted figure titled Missing The Blue Sky, that will be released in a limited edition of 200 pieces worldwide. The Spanish artist is known for his playful yet poignant drawings and paintings that usually portray children with a subtle twist of adult humor. Using everyday objects, symbols or phrases, Calleja’s images are easy […]

Openings: Art Mile – Urban Nation Museum (Berlin)

The official opening of the Urban Nation Museum this weekend in Berlin turned the entire area into an open-air art gallery with an extensive program that included performances, workshops, show acts and more. For this event, the organizers managed to shut a section of the bustling Bülowstrasse and turn it into an art venue called Art Mile. This part of the museum inauguration included the most exceptional works that the curators and artists produced for the Berlin’s latest art institution. Beneficial both for the museum as well as the artists, this initiative allowed […]

Showing: Francesco Igory Deiana “Turmoil” @ Ruttkowski;68

Back to Cologne 5 years since his debut show with the gallery, Francesco Igory Deiana is currently showing Turmoil @ Ruttkowski;68. Showing wide variety of works, varying in size, technique and concept, the entire body of work is staying true to his concern with shape and its possibilities. Often starting his work from a single line, Italian artist prefers working with traditional media like graphite, ballpoint pen, wax pastel and latex paint, over customary fine art techniques. Using these unforgiving mediums, he produces work that documents the performative gesture of drawing […]

Nuart 2017 / “Rise Up!” group show @ TOU scene

As we previously mentioned, this year’s Nuart Festival was focused on artist that stand out with their public work in the way they interact with the observers, rather than create images from their visual language. This curatorial tendency became very clear in this year’s indoor exhibition @ Tou scene that opened on 2nd on September. Featuring works by all the participating artists hailing from 10 countries, this presentation once again showed how unique this event is on the global scale. Giving these artist an opportunity to […]

Jay Z Performs With Jeff Koons Balloon Dog @ V Festival

A couple nights ago, Jay Z took to the stage at Virgin V Festival in Chelmsford with a 40 foot inflated Jeff Koons balloon dogg with the blessing of the artist. The rapper is a self-proclaimed admirer of the British sculptor and even included a line – “Oh what a feeling, fuck it I want a billion / Jeff Koons balloons, I just wanna blow up” on his 2013 song Picasso Baby. Take a look at a some fan photos and a video below… Photo credit: @samneill_photo (top […]

Previews: AJ Fosik – “From Ripe to Rot” @ Library Street Collective

On August 19th, Library Street Collective will be opening a solo show from AJ Fosik (featured) entitled From Ripe to Rot. Inspired by city he was born in, the Motor City’s continued evolution, transformation, and reinvention fuels the ideas behind this new body of work featuring his intricate wood assemblages. Fosik’s practice is informed by folk art, taxidermy, and cultural rituals which can be seen in the three dimensional beasts he creates as well in the newer more contained compositional pieces. Discuss AJ Fosik here.

Streets: Isaac Cordal // Nuart RAD (Norway)

Only a month ahead of the 17th edition of Nuart Festival in Stavanger, the Nuart team announced their latest public art project – Nuart RAD (River Arts District), which kicked off in Oslo last week with Isaac Cordal. Through this project, the team will be exploring the socio-economic and racial dividing line between east and west of the city by curating a series of public artworks along the length of the Akerselva river. To start things off, they chose to present the miniature works from the Spanish artist […]

Previews: Ronit Baragna – “Embraced” @ Booth Gallery

On August 19th, Booth Gallery in New York will be opening a new solo show from Ronit Baragna entitled Embraced. The disturbing sculptures that the Israeli artist has prepared for the exhibition consist of her instantly recognizable tableware erupting with human fingers and mouths. The playful yet provocative pieces attempt to blur the lines between the inanimate and the alive, bringing to mind a scene from a surreal and macabre tea party. Discuss Ronit Baragna here.

Previews: Simon Shepherd – “†unsubscribed” (London)

From July 20th – 23rd at 15 Bateman Street in London W1D 3AQ, Simon Shepherd will be showcasing his latest sculptural and two dimensional works. †unsubscribed is a followup of his 2015 London debut and features of two distinct bodies of new work. The main idea of the exhibition is to explore decay in an perfection and upgrade obsessed world. Shown both through pieces that represent the idea of creating the “perfect” body or perfect image, as well as pieces that symbolize emotions that follow such actions, †unsubscribed questions the relationship between progress […]

Showing: Slinkachu @ The Museum of Fine Arts (Ghent, Belgium)

Currently at the The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, Slinkachu has some works on view as part of a new group show Manufactories of Caring Space-Time. Not only does the UK-based artist have his signature miniatures on view that are part of the museum’s permanent collection inside but also has some installations outdoors as is his practice. Take a look at some of the clever and humorous scenes he has laid out for unsuspecting passerby’s to discover. Discuss Slinkachu here.
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