Costa Rican artist fabrizio Arrieta is launching his latest ‘el placer de lo inesperado‘ exhibition on November 18th at the Diablo Rosso gallery, in Panama City. On display are a series of paintings depicting his ‘cut + paste’ reinterpretations of elements from the realm of fashion in today’s abundant visual culture.
Austrian-born artist Erwin Wurm introduces his new ‘Gulp’ exhibition at the Lehmann Maupin gallery (NY) – In ‘Gulp‘ Wurm introduces the theme of the social envelope – clothing, food, furniture, cars, houses – in order to annotate the fragility of both the individual and collective identity behind it. Wurm uses these items as personifications of
Graffiti artist and Original Fake label owner Kaws chose Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin to showcase his latest work. Like his drawings of The Simpson’s (Kimpsons), this time the artist presents a set of several new paintings inspired by Sponge Bob.
Known for being the costume designer and co-creator of Borat, Ali G and Bruno – Jason Alper, is also a great artist. He mixes fine art with luxury and turns logos into high art on oil painted canvas. His latest exhibition “Proletarian Drift and the Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoisie” was
A while ago we reviewed Swiss artist Felice Varni’s trompe l’oeil work. Well his inspiration comes from the master of trompe l’oeil art, French artist/photographer Georges Rousse who invented ‘Geometrism’ in space. There are no accidents in his work. Everything is planned, from its very inception to the final snapshot.
The Florence-based industrial designer Paolo Fumagalli is a sculptor of contemporary conceptual pieces who works with mixed media. I really like his way of thinking. His contrasting materials, often a mix of hard and soft, are what lead to further contemplation.
Some more Pin-up Love! Handiedan’s mixed media artworks are delicate cut & paste mixtures wrapped in contemporary antiquity. “She meticulously combines classic pin-ups and movie images with paint, ink, yellowed sheet music, old fashioned playing cards, money, stamps, Chinese papers, old wood, rusted metal and doodles as a
The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell’s entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art. While
Chilean artist Livia Marin became famous in the art world by creating these amazing porcelain ‘Broken things’. She is now coming back with a new show at House of Propellers called Nature Morte, in which she explores restoration in 2D and 3D and repair of modest historic objects.
Stephanie Syjuco fabricated a selection of “sculptures” designed by anonymous users of Google SketchUp, a free 3-D modeling program. Many (but not all) of the digital designs are created by non-artists who are just trying to figure out the software. I guess we can call it ‘Internet Art’ or ‘Software Sculptures’.