Today marks the last day of Okuda’s solo show at Denver’s Mirus Gallery entitled The Plastic Island. Including logos of corporations and brands with his signature characters in colorful compositions, the Spanish artist takes aim at the role of plastics in our consumerist society and its deleterious effects on the environment. Working with the geometric patterned style and vibrant palette that has become his trademark, the new body of work features both paintings and sculptural pieces that event incorporate actual plastic products. Discuss Okuda here.
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On January 12th, Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting another new body of work from Kazuki Takamatsu in their Downtown Los Angeles showspace. The Way To Release From The Restraint features the Japanese artist’s surreal imagery created with his unique monochromatic depth mapping technique, starting digitally and ending with hand painting. His precociously seductive characters, mixed with symbols of death & violence, balance between the worlds of kawaii and darker themes. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kazuki Takamatsu here.
One of the installations that grabbed the most attention this year at the Amsterdam Light Festival was a piece by artist Gali May Lucas (Design Bridge). Created with the help of sculptor Karoline Hinz, Absorbed By Light comments on our society’s increasing addiction to our mobile devices. Placed outside the Hermitage and on view through January 20th, the light sculpture plays off the theme of this year’s event – “the medium is the message.” The British artist further explains – “I see this every day in parks and in restaurants. in […]
Continuing to build on his longstanding fascination with Switzerland (see his recent performance at Frieze London), Tom Sachs opened a show today in St. Mortiz. Hosted by Vito Schnabel Gallery, The Pack features the American artist applying his signature technique of bricolage to question the Swiss model of an ideal society. Repurposing found materials, Sachs creates sculptures that stem from “a desire to remake the world not as it is, but the way it ought to be.” An example of the complex layers of thought and planning […]
Starting April of next year in Berlin, the artwork of Osgemeos will be part of an reinterpretation of Pictures at an Exhibition, Russian composer Modest Mussorksy’s most famous creation. Dovetailing nicely with the artistic duo’s love for hiphop culture, breakdance crew Flying Steps will be bringing the music to life with their choreography with OsG’s imagery as the backdrop. As you can see from the photos and video below, the Brazilian brothers went big with their stage design – something their fans will be sure to love […]
For his first showing in Asia that is on view through the end of the year, Josh Sperling has unveiled a selection of his signature geometric forms executed on a series of shaped canvases. Entitled Two Purple Tigers, the exhibition from the American artist at Perrotin Gallery’s Seoul branch explores the sculptural potential of painting. Drawing from influences that range from Googie-style signs to the Memphis furniture trend of the 1980s to Keith Haring’s figures, the bold angular shapes and sinuous curves of the upstate New York-based artist intrigues […]
For our final look at Art Basel, we’ve included photos of the more striking and impressive pieces of work that were on view at Miami Beach Convention Center between December 5th – 8th. Comprising of sculptural works, paintings, drawings and installations, this selection includes both rarely or never before seen works by the big guns of the contemporary art world, as well as some pieces from new names and emerging artists debuting at one of the world’s leading art fairs. We’re starting off with a poetic wooden sculpture […]
Brooklyn’s Honey Ramka Gallery is currently showing Never Learn Not to Cease to Exist, their first solo show with Nat Meade. This intimate showcase comprising of mostly small and medium size casein on hemp pieces continues the NYC-based artist’s experimentation with archetypes of male figures. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Portland, Oregon, Meade received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007 from the Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, where he currently lives and works. Over the last couple years, he started developing a body of work which […]
We’re bringing you closer look at last week’s Art Basel Miami that was held at Miami Beach Convention Center between December 5th – 8th, with leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa showing work from artists on their rosters. For this recap, we wanted to show you some of the most talked about and most original gallery booths, such as Skarstedt’s, which revealed new canvases by David Salle and KAWS among other impressive works. A few of our other favorite picks include the David Kordansky […]
Invader (featured) returned to Los Angeles recently to open his new exhibition entitled Into The White Cube (previewed) at Over The Influence. In The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus declared that “great works are often born on a street-corner.” In a literal sense, this is perhaps never more true than with the French artist, who has often favored these locations for the work he has created in nearly 80 cities around the world. The 10th wave of the Invasion of Los Angeles has just been […]