Last week in Tokyo, NANZUKA hosted the first solo showcase in Asia by the Brooklyn-based Jonathan Chapline featuring 10 new paintings and two three-dimensional works. Utilizing a combination of computer based skills and traditional mark making, the American artist has populated his paintings with increasing clusters of his signature croquis drawing-like characters, a process of quickly sketching the human body, distilling it to the simplest elements. These works from Chapline are balanced nicely by two lovely large-scale multicolored sculptures, bringing his subjects off the wall and into our world. […]
Category Archives: Sculpture
Tonight in San Francisco, Hashimoto Contemporary will be opening a new show from Casey Gray entitled I Can Taste The Sun. For this exhibition, the locally-based artist has included a series of his modern takes on still life paintings, works on paper that celebrate the simple joys of life, and some of his wavy wood sculptures. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Casey Gray here.
Recently in New York, Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi unveiled a stunning new ceiling installation for Cathédrale restaurant in Moxy East Village hotel. Entitled Fillmore, the large-scale suspended sculpture above the dining area utilizes the Italian artist’s ethereal mesh technique and draws inspiration from the iconic structure of Fillmore East, the legendary Lower East Side concert hall active until 1971 that featured The Doors, Janis Joplin, Elton John, and more. Photo credit: Roberto Conte. Discuss Edoardo Tresoldi here.
Mobstr (interviewed) and Karborn recently collaborated on an intriguing new sculptural edition (unfortunately sold out). The set combined one of Mobstr’s most recognized reoccuring text based public works and Karborn’s anonymous figures. The HUH? release was in an edition of 10, with each letter measuring approximately 8 x 10 cm and featuring some “anti gravity” effects (seen in video here). Discuss Mobstr here.
During Art Basel Week Miami, Leandro Erlich continued his impressive run of mind bending sculptural installations with a new one entitled Order Of Importance. Commissioned by the city of Miami Beach, the site specific intervention right next the ocean from the Argentinian artist featured a traffic jam of 66 life-sized sculptures of cars and trucks, a reflection of the current climate crisis. The massive project (Erlich’s largest to date) covers roughly two-thirds the length of a football field, with the partially buried vehicles reminding viewers of the sobering reality of Miami as […]
On January 11th, Daniel Arsham will be opening his first solo show of 2020 in Perrotin’s Paris space. Entitled Paris 3020, the new exhibition from the New York-based artist features a suite of large-scale eroded sculptures based on iconic busts, friezes and sculptures from classical antiquity (alongside a series of graphite process drawings). Granted unprecedented access to the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN)’s molds and scans of some of the most iconic pieces from museum collections in Europe, Arsham taken his fictional archaeology to […]
Earlier this week, the 18th edition of Art Basel Miami opened at the Miami Beach Convention Center with 269 galleries, offering artwork by mostly blue chip artists from around the world. Drawing visitors in for the beautiful (albeit chillier than usual this year) weather and gathering of friends and associates, an almost unending selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art greeted their eyes (and wallets) as they perused the main fair. Highlights for us included this Austin Lee sculpture (seen above) at the Peres Projects […]
Tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner will be opening a joint show entitled Bounty. While both artists take found objects and create assemblages, the materials they use and end results are quite different yet both quite striking. Kuksi arranges elementals model kits, jewelry remnants, and kitsch statuary into architectural frieze like works, complex compositions that reference “historical narratives, biblical subjects, animal worship, architecture, symbolic views on commerce and development, as well as human psychology and behavior.” In contrast, […]
Last weekend, the fourth edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017 & 2018) Long Beach once again bought together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education” for a unique event. Of course we were there focusing on the art, overseen by Takashi Murakami who once again helped design the brand identity as well as took the opportunity to bring along some of his Kaikai Kiki roster. Take a look at their contributions to this year’s festival as well as photos from other artist’s and their offerings. […]
Copenhagen’s Gallery Poulsen is currently showing Smells Like Teenage Armpit, the debut solo exhibition from Super Future Kid featuring new canvases and sculptures. For this milestone presentation, the German-born and London-based artist converted the gallery venue into a teenager room-like setting, celebrating that period of her life. Quickly gaining popularity with her quirky imagery that mixes sketching, drawing, and painting in an eclectic mix of surreal and comic-like imagery, Super Future Kid was recently added to the well-known gallery’s roster. After successfully introducing her work at art fairs, […]