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Creative Process: Liu Bolin

While Chinese artist Liu Bolin was in New York last summer, AM had the chance to attend his show at Eli Klein Fine Art (covered) as well as hang out with him in the streets as he was working on an in situ 9/11 tribute piece. For those as fascinated as we are with his work, photographer Zachary Bako has spent much time documenting the photographer at work including the session you see above that uniquely does not involve the artist himself as the centerpiece. Check out […]
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Basel Week Miami ’11: Cooper Cole Gallery @ Scope

During Scope art fair we got a chance to catch up with Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery. Hosting a solid array of names familiar to readers of AM, the gallery presented great pieces from artists such as Cleon Peterson, Jesse Harris, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Wallace and Steve Powers. We were particularly taken with the always colorful and imaginative pieces by Jen Stark. Who has always had the viewer in mind when she creates her interactive works of art.

Openings: David Ellis – “True Value” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM recently attended the opening night for David Ellis‘ solo at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. The latest body of work from the New York based artist is entitled True Value and as previewed, the show did an excellent job of showcasing the multi-faceted talents of the man many have called “an artist’s artist.” We caught fresh paintings alongside his numerous musically themed works which included record albums, boom-box instruments and of course the encore of his kinetic sound sculpture which won the Pulse prize […]

Roy Lichtenstein – “Landscapes in the Chinese Style” @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong)

Our Hong Kong correspondent, Layla Kawashima, recently stopped by the Gagosian to take some photos of the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition before it closed. Landscapes in the Chinese Style consists of a collection of lesser known works from the famous pop artist that features his reinterpretation of traditional Chinese painting. He states: “I think (the Chinese landscapes) impress people with having somewhat the same kind of mystery (historical) Chinese paintings have, but in my mind it’s a sort of pseudo-contemplative or mechanical subtlety…I’m not seriously doing […]

Showing: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Saraab” @ Arab Museum of Modern Art

A couple weeks ago, we posted up a video of the amazing Black Ceremony fireworks display from Cai Guo-Qiang that signified the explosive start of his exhibition at the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) in Qatar. Now, we can show you some photos we gathered of the incredible sculptures, installations, and works for this showing from the Chinese artist including many site-specific commissioned works. Saraab strives to bring attention to the little known historic Silk Road, a trade route between the Asian and Middle East during […]

Overtime: Dec 19 – Dec 25

Shepard Fairey is among the artists that have work in the Police Brutality Coloring Book. An interview with Askew. Tyke/Witnes and Dabs & Myla paint a wall in Miami – caught on video. Man accused of removing Banksy work off wall and putting on eBay for £17,000. LA Weekly’s top ten street art and graffiti stories of 2011.  Guess what’s number one? JR, Jacob Kassay, Aurel Schmidt, and Sam Falls,  among Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Art & Design. More MBW and Banksy speculation, including accusation […]

Happy Holidays from Julia Chiang!

New York artist Julia Chiang took a moment to send out a holiday greeting. Instead of using ceramic chains to get her ideas across as she did in her Half Gallery show Security is Mostly a Superstition, she used the simple ambiance of Christmas lights to show the LOVE.

Merry Christmas from Nick Veasey!

Nick Veasey is an artist from the UK who uses the power of the x-ray in his art to counter the obsession in modern society with the superficial. His method involves peeling back the external visual appearances of objects to show the inner beauty although in this case, it kind of defeats the purpose of wrapping gifts.  Looks cool though – Merry Christmas! Via Who Killed Bambi.

Merry Christmas from James Jean!

Another artist who is wishing their fans Merry Christmas is painter James Jean (featured). Along with supplying gift ideas for the art lovers our their with his new OVM webstore, he has published this online greeting card featuring holiday touches like the antlers and red nose. Discuss James Jean here.

Art Focus: Greg Eason

Our Art Focus on this Christmas weekend is on the London-based Greg Eason. His portfolio of meticulous pencil drawings is certainly a joy to browse through, featuring a predilection for animal life, skulls, and eggs which he uses to “comment upon mortality, spirituality, life, nature and the history of mankind.” Besides the intricacies evident in his graphite work, Eason also shows a comfort with working with negative space. For those in the UK, today is the last day to check out some of his work […]