Inspired by a quote by Marcel Duchamp – “From my close contact with artists and chess players I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists” – the Saatchi Gallery in London will be hosting a new show opening on September 8th entitled The Art of Chess. These specially commissioned chess sets have been created by some of the giants of the contemporary art world including Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Oliver Clegg, […]
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After sharing with you works from Vhils and Liqen for this year’s Walk & Talk Festival, we turn our attention to the contributions of Mark Jenkins (interviewed) and Sandra Fernandez. The two artists decided to create some whimsical tape sculptures “riding” down to the ocean for the annual event held on the Archipelago of the Azores in Portugal. Photos by Rui Soares via Stick2Target. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
This week’s video Rewind looks further into the world of Allison Schulnik as Beautiful/Decay and Visual Creatures pay a visit to the talented sculptor, painter, and animator’s studio. Schulnik, whose animation Mound we featured last December, talks about living and working in Los Angeles, how the different aspects of her work inform each other, the sad and fantastical creatures that fill her artistic vision, and more. Other videos worth watching include: Jack and Dinos Chapman’s installation in Grundy Art Gallery’s Adventureland Golf exhibition features Hitler. Artnet […]
This week’s Art Focus draws your attention to the raw clay sculptures of Beth Cavener Stichter. The Washington State-based artist uses animal forms as a study on human psychology and the unconscious impulses of the human mind. She states – “On the surface, these figures are simply feral animals suspended in a moment of tension. Beneath the surface, they embody the consequences of human fear, apathy, aggression, and misunderstanding.” For those interested in seeing her work in person, she has a show opening on September 13th in […]
Coming up in on November 14th, Fondation Cartier in Paris will be presenting the first major European exhibition from Chinese contemporary art superstar Yue Minjun. His iconic work centers around his characters who have a frozen grin on their faces that “expresses an ironic and disillusioned vision of the social and political situation in contemporary china and of the human condition.” The showing will draw from collections around the world with nearly 50 paintings and includes a selection of sculptural work from the garden of […]
After a short hiatus, the David B. Smith Gallery will be hosting a new group exhibition tomorrow night (August 3rd) that touts an intriguing lineup of artists. ￼￼In addition to new works by returning artists Molly Dilworth, AJ Fosik, Ryan McLennan, Regan Rosburg, Paul Jacobsen, Dena Schuckit, Cole Sternberg, and Jason Thielke, the showing also features excerpts from John Houck’s Aggregates series, a captivating oil painting from Jonathan Viner (seen above), a portrait by Mark Dean Veca of the infamous Mr. Hankey, of South Park fame, new work […]
With the opening reception set for this Thursday, August 2nd, it’s about time we told you about the Summer Group Exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery. The attractive lineup includes artists Alfred Steiner, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Damon Soule, Daniel Rich, David Ellis, Ian Francis (seen above), Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi, Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Riusuke Fukahori, Tat Ito, Tiffany Bozic, and Tomokazu Matsuyama. If this is any indication of what to expect from the upcoming art season from the gallery, New Yorkers will […]
It’s always nice to see concept images become reality – with FriendsWithYou’s exhibition in Hong Kong being no exception. The new installation from the Miami-based duo entitled Happy Rainbow opened to the public recently at the TMTP Cultural Center to the delight of their fans there. The inflatable bouncing installations as well as fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures are always a hit with the younger crowd but certainly was fun for all ages. Via Designboom. Discuss Friends With You here.
This week’s artist who we want to introduce to you in our Art Focus feature is Jill Sylvia. The American artist uses an unusual medium – ledger paper – to create famous buildings in the United States utilizing a painstaking and time-consuming process. The symbolism of her raw materials is not lost on the viewers as she explores ideas of greed, debt, financial responsibility, and economics with a sort of an artistic hijacking of the idea of “accounting.” For those who are interested, head over […]
On August 2nd, the Edinburgh Printmakers will be opening a group show entitled Cheer Up! It’s not the end of the world… Included is work from artists Ricky Allman, Martin Barrett, Gordon Cheung, Etienne Clément, Jake & Dinos Chapman, David Faithfull, Damien Hirst, Konstantin Kalinovich, Kris Kuksi, Lori Nix and Andy Warhol that explore ideas “bout the end of the world, apocalypse, finality, the death of thought, or related eschatological concerns.” As a advanced look at the show, we have photos of Alpine Equestrian, a new mixed media […]