Starting on April 11th, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station will be the next location to host KAWS’ 16-feet-tall COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture. If you remember, the shy sculptural rendition (soon to be released as a limited edition) of one of the NY-based artist’s most iconic characters has already delighted fans in Hong Kong, Conneticut, New York, Atlanta, and Fort Worth. Even more exciting, the guest appearance will only be a preview to a larger Sculpture Plinth Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), opening […]
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Coming up at the end of the year at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, explosive Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang will be presenting his new exhibition – Falling Back To Earth. Commissioned specifically for this museum showing will be a new sculptural piece entitled Heritage 2013 featuring 99 animals from around the world gathering at a watering hole, reflecting on his thoughts about nature and globalization. Along with this centerpiece, other new works inspired by Cai’s time in Australia will accompany Head On, his famous stream of […]
Upstart Spanish street sensation Aryz has been very busy working on outdoor murals since he burst onto the scene a couple years ago. With his focus on the streets, he hasn’t had much time to transition to gallery work (see his 2011 show in Spain), so it will be interesting to see his solo coming up April 19th at Fifty24SF in San Francisco which will apparently might include some sculptural pieces as well. Follow his instagram here to get more glimpses of what to expect. […]
On view at the Brooklyn Museum is Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works, a breath-taking solo exhibition by arguably Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artist, El Anatsui. Born in Ghana and currently working in Nigeria, Anatsui is best known for his vibrant large-scale sculptures made from common discarded materials. By folding thousands of foil liquor bottle tops in several distinct ways, arranging them and connecting them together into sheets, he is able to transform what once was garbage into beautiful works that appear to flow like textiles […]
Dutch artist Piet Janssen, aka Parra, brought a new body of work to Jonathan Levine Gallery for his debut exhibition there. Entitled Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, this series was composed of works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures, and gave the audience a dose of the provocative post-pop visuals that we’ve come to expect from the artist. The show exemplifies Parra’s unique vision and skill with his sexy imagery and signature palette of vibrant reds and blues. The artist took some time to draw […]
One of the annual satellite fairs we look forward to during Armory Week is Scope New York. This international fair always brings together a diverse mix of visual, performance, sculptural and photographic art from a range of emerging artists, which we find to be a nice change of pace from the more mainstream contemporary art showcased at the Armory Art Fair. This year, we saw works from street, urban and low brow-pop surrealist artists, including such AM favorites as Ron English, GILF, Brian Viveros and […]
It’s always interesting to watch artists work on collaborations as they try to meld their different techniques and imagery together in a coherent fashion. One of the more successful artists in doing this is street artist and photographer JR (see his joint ventures with Vhils, Os Gemeos, André, Liu Bolin, and José Parlá in the past). The latest artist to work with the French photograffeur is NY-based sculptor Daniel Arsham featuring JR’s famous eye pasted inside Arsham’s sculptural elements. Discuss JR here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
Our eyes were recently drawn to the work of Patricia Piccinini with a sculpture that is currently part of a group show (How To Tell The Future From The Past) at Haunch of Venison New York. Entitled The Carrier, the hyper-realistic piece from the multidisciplinary artist makes the viewer almost think it is real if not for the fantastical creature that is holding an elderly woman on its back. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Via Designboom. Discuss Patricia Piccinini here.
Recently, street sculptor & photographer Slinkachu was asked to participate 20 Years of War Child, a new exhibition celebrating 20 years of the charity’s (War Child) work. He created three installations that he staged in various parts of London, the results of which will be put on display at The British Music Experience through March 28th. Take a look at the other pieces below along with shots from different perspectives below… Discuss Slinkachu here.
Coming up in April, Fondation Cartier continues their history of stellar exhibitions with a showing from acclaimed sculptor Ron Mueck – the first major display of his work that we have seen since last year (covered). The London-based artist is planning to exhibit nine of his recent hyperrealistic pieces, including three new ones produced specifically for this event featuring two teenagers in the street, a mother and baby, and an elderly couple on the beach. To accompany the exhibition, a new film documenting the artist at work will […]