It’s always tricky when artists attempt to convert their work from 2D to 3D.Â It needs to be done in such a way that the sculpture is able to capture the essence of their work and make it instantly recognizable.Â Some artists will hire others to bring their vision and ideas to fruition, perhaps because sculpting is not their forte or they rather use their time to concentrate on their primary medium such as painting – for example – Jeremy Fish (recently), Scott Musgrove, or […]
Category Archives: Sculpture
AMÂ has brought a little holiday cheer straight from Europe.Â Continuing with our coverage of Takashi Murakami’s show at theÂ Museum fÃ¼r Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (previewed here), we took some pictures of the amazing retrospectiveÂ for the founder of the “superflat” art movement. Kaikai & Kiki animation video preview from the retrospective. The MMK has dedicated all three floors of its museum for the massive show of over 130 works containing various media â€“ painting, sculpture, installation, and video. We can see thatÂ some timeless Murakami masterpieces […]
What do you get when one of the biggest collectors of this genre, Mark Parker (Nike), fully funds an artist like Scott Radke to create a commission? A masterpiece! Check out this complex set of sculptures by Radke done over a 4 month period. Stunning… and not small either, the sculptures range from 21″ to 53″. We talked to Scott a little bit about his process of working through this commission… Interview after the jump.
After only being able to spend less than an hour at the Art Basel Miami 08 vernissage preview Wednesday night, AM went back to the fair yesterday, and this time, we took our time. For those not familiar with Art Basel, it’s like walking through the world’s biggest museum of modern and contemporary art, except everything is for sale. There are far too many amazing works of art to mention – everything from Picasso to Rothko to Warhol to Richard Prince, so we thought that […]
The frigid gusting wind on Manhattan’s west side did nothing to discourage an art-hungry crowd from attending Saturday evening’s Kris Kuksi and Pat Rocha openings at Joshua Liner Gallery. As mentioned in our preview, Kuksi’s work really needs to been seen in person to be believed. Each piece is obsessively constructed of hundreds upon hundreds of individual parts to form a frightening yet beautiful world of men and monsters. And with some works measuring over 10 feet in length, one could spend hours and hours […]
Opening shows tomorrow at Joshua Liner Gallery are two artists whose work couldn’t be more different, yet are interesting in their own way. In Gallery I, Kris Kuksi’s Imminent Utopia showcases his intricate mixed-media assemblages made from “model kits, injection-molded toy soldiers and animals, plastic skulls, knick-knack figurines, and mechanical parts.” The size and detail of some of these works have to be seen in person to be believed – AM will be bringing you opening pics, which should give you more of an idea […]
In our recent review of Faile’s extraordinary show “Lost in Glimmering Shadow’s,” we briefly touched on the new “Prayer Wheels” and “Circular Palettes”Â which were premiered in the UK. AM now brings you an closer look at these two beautiful hand produced mediums! Faile has really taken urban medium to another level by infusing their “spin” on an age old spiritual instrument. True to the original spiritual Prayer Wheels found in Asia, the detailed graphic carvings on the PrayerÂ Wheels are designed to spin around and be […]
Artist and musician Liz McGrath is opening a show tonight in Spain called “Tears of the Crocodile.”Â Her grotesque yet beautiful sculptures have always been eye-catching and strangely fascinating.Â Her show at Iguapop will feature many detailed works that must be looked at closely to fully appreciate their intricacies.Â Examples of this after the jump.
Travis Louie & Kris Kuksi’s show opened up last Saturday in San Fransciso at the Shooting Gallery (previously previewed). If you have ever observed people looking at their works in person, you will notice that the viewer gets closer and closer to the artwork as they try and get a better look at the details. This is a testament to all the time and hard work put into these pieces.Â Â More photos after the jump.
Brendan Monroe’s show “Dwindle to a Tiptoe” (previously previewed) with Evah Fan just opened last Thursday in Paris. It seems that nowadays, more and more American artists that we are familiar with are showing internationally. Unfortunately, that makes it hard for the stateside AM crew to see the work in person, but Adeline from Galerie L.J. Beaubourg was nice enough forward some pics (right before opening we presume) for us to share with you all. As you can see, Brendan and Evah were enjoying themselves […]