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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Releases: Mike Lee – “Bump & Grind” Figure Set

Following up his sculptural edition for last year’s ComplexCon, Mike Lee recently released a now sold-out figure set he called Bump & Grind. The porcelain dancers caught in an intimate moment are his first collaboration with Case Studyo and are three-dimensional representations of his signature faceless and bulbous characters. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Mike Lee here.

Releases: James Jean – “Chelone” Print

Coming up next week, James Jean (interviewed) has another print scheduled for release on his website for his collectors featuring the nymph Chelone. Starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, February 12 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Wednesday, February 13, the time limited edition printed on special metallic paper will come signed and numbered. Priced at $220, the 20-1/2″ tall × 18-1/2″ wide print features dimensionally enhanced elements like the tortoise shell, octopus, and Chelone’s hair as well as the shell and water are silkscreened in diamond dust Jean further explains – […]

Overtime: Feb 4 – Feb 10

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Mexico City’s Zona Maco is buzzing with dynamic voices from the region. Zona Maco is exhilarating, inviting, and full of heavy-hitting art. Economic policies introduced by Mexico’s new president have yet to dent dealers’ sales at Zona Maco. As Zona Maco opens, the best exhibitions to see across Mexico City. How Graciela Iturbide became one of Mexico’s greatest photographers. Grace Jones graces the stage for Aids charity at Mexico City home of […]

Showing: “New Classics” @ Galerie C.O.A.

At the end of last month, Galerie C.O.A. in Montreal opened up a group show featuring artists who took inspiration from artistic movements or individual masters of the past, albeit with their own contemporary take on things. Curated by Sasha Bogojev, the exhibition included work from Eleanor Mccaughey, Pablo Benzo, Ted Pim, Erkut Terliksiz, Emilio Villalba, Sean Norvet, Kathy Ager, Julio Anaya Cabanding (seen above), Doping-Pong, Aldo Sergio, and Mathieu Cherkit.

Showing: Conrad Jon Godly – “To see is not to speak” @ JD Malat Gallery

From 25 January until 2 March, JD Malat Gallery in London will be presenting the first UK solo show by Conrad Jon Godly. To See is Not to Speak consists of 15 new pieces, marking a comeback for the Swiss artist’s most recognized series of texture-intense, photo-realistic mountains. The show title is taken from a quote from Japanese author, Kobayashi Hideo – “To see is not to speak, because words could distract your eyes” – and is indicative of the artist’s respect for Japanese culture which taught […]

Openings: Keiichi Tanaami – “Tanaami x adidas Originals” @ Nanzuka

Over the weekend, Nanzuka in Tokyo presented a special show in association with adidas Originals from the legendary Keiichi Tanaami featuring his special mix of surreal imagery influenced by childhood memories such as the Great Tokyo Air Raid of World War II. The new body of work includes 16 new works on canvas, with many that feature the brand’s famous “Trefoil” logo and several new three-dimensional works. Following the exhibition, a “ADICOLOR X TANAAMI” 9 item collection will be released in March including versions of the 3-stripes California T-shirt, […]

Overtime: Jan 28 – Feb 3

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Doug Aitken’s mirrored mirage house installed in Swiss alps. The exhibitions to look forward to in 2019. What the art world is looking forward to in 2019 across Asia, the Middle East and Australasia. As Swiss art fair Artgenève opens its doors, your guide to the best shows in town. First Bangkok Art Biennale shows off city with art from near and far. The most Instagrammed artworks from Art Basel in Miami Beach […]

Previews: Kisung Koh – “Way of Life II” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (February 2nd), Thinkspace in Los Angeles will be opening a solo exhibition from Kisung Koh entitled Way of Life II. For his first showing in the main space, the Toronto-based artist will be presenting a series of works featuring animal subjects set in an allegorical universe often steeped with a sense of loss and longing. For this particular body of work, the Korean artist will be exploring the necessity of interrelationships in nature intermixing realism with surreal elements.

Diederick Kraaijeveld – “USA in wood from all 50 states”

Diederick Kraaijeveld (featured) last year finished one of his most comprehensive projects – recreating a map of the USA from wood salvaged from each of the 50 states. What started as a personal concept during artist’s frequent visits to the country, extended to a global call to his friends, colleagues, and collectors, to help collect wood from all the US states as well as with passing along their stories. Known for realistic figurative work constructed from carefully cut and assembled wood pieces, the Dutch artist has […]

FOG Design + Art ’19 Recap

Last week was a major one on the annual calendar of the San Francisco contemporary art scene and the event that anchored it all was the FOG Design + Art fair, held at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Combining the best from all over the world in the categories of visual art and design, the fair featured 53 exhibitors and among them were household names such as Gagosian, Perrotin, Blum & Poe, and David Zwirner. It was also more than a typical fair, as it […]