Handwritten notes and letters, whether we like it or not, just aren’t around too much these days. Most people jet off an email, send a quick text message, or communicate via one of the many multimedia options. This makes Annie Vought‘s recent series Paper Cut Letters even more striking and meaningful. “With the ubiquity of […]
Dutch artist Maxime Ansiau had the idea to combined traditional plates printed with cool Skyscraper iamges and repetitive Dutch country houses. These are true works of art that will look better on your wall than on your table.
“He was a golden boy, always successful,” says gallerist Amalia Dayan of late Italian artist Domenico Gnoli in a recent W Magazine feature. “He wasn’t a marginal figure. His show in New York, right before he died [at the early age of 36, just five years after his work started to pick up], was at Sidney […]
Joe Black doesn’t really consider himself an artist as much as he does an image-maker. Utilizing pretty much anything small and plentiful—ball bearings, plastic pins, badges, and Lego Bricks, and the like—Joe puts together thousands of these everyday items to create larger images, usually portraits of icons.
With his Polaroid SX-70 (a used camera he picked up at a yard sale for $20), William Miller churns out not photos, but amazingly abstract works of art. The camera, as it turns out, was broken. “It sometimes spills out two pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing […]
“MÆT” series by Danish photographer Per Johansen consists of reproductions of meat, vegetables, pasta and other foods which are claustrophobically placed in various synthetic plastic containers. Foreground and background colors are in beige, pink and light blue hues, which refer to a cheerful aspect. The light is reminiscent of the Dutch still life painters, where […]
The sumptuous ALKAHEST series is the latest work of artist Jonathan Saiz. In this crystalline form everything is made of the multitude – the splendors of Versailles, the rearing stallion and other distractions or ambitions. A curious history restlessly shifting,
Mostly known for his ‘Negotiating Space‘ installations where he installed skyscraper models over Persian carpets, the Canada-based Iranian artist Babak Golkar‘s practice spreads across diverse medium, ranging from drawing, video, performance, sculpture and site-specific installation; nonetheless, his interests in subjects and issues surrounding his practice remain constant. While employing engagement strategies such as humor and […]
It was just a matter of time before young, modern artists would draw from technology and gadgets for inspiration. Take the work of Kon Trubkovich, a Russian-born, New York-based artist born in 1979. He begins his work by filming his own videos, which he further analyzes, sometimes presenting selected clips as separate films, and then […]
Tim Biskup may be one of the premiere artists in the lowbrow group, but his work definitely carries a modern, sleek vibe. Marrying 1950s storybook illustration with his own touch of vibrant playful pop, Tim’s website probably best describes his work as
Marine Hugonnier‘s newspaper color-blocking covers were another great discovery from Art Basel. The French artist, who lives in London created most of her cutouts from Ellsworth Kelly’s book “Line Form Color” for “Art for Modern Architecture”, her ongoing project since 2004 in which she investigates the role of the image by pasting color-block collages on the newspaper front page […]
Frame inside frame inside frame on so on…That’s the signature artwork of French duo artists Kolkoz aka Samuel Boutruche and Benjamin Moreau. The Duo creates art in a diverse range of mediums from video to sculpture and installation. For La Collection Americaine they use luxurious baroque gold frames to create sculptural forms using