Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticit... [more]
As the time in my space in LA, West Eleven, was coming to a close in the fall of 2012, one thing was for sure. Fat Man, my nefarious creation, needed to be dealt with in all his gluttonous, icky, preverted, greedy glory. He was born earlier in the year from an idea to create a sculpture that embodied the various industries and powers that destroy the soul of beauty and true goodness in the world. He did his job many times over throughout the year at West Eleven and even added humor... [more]
James Baldwin wrote, "The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions hidden by the answers." Few galleries of art hold true to that magnetic north like the recently opened Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard Unversity. In this space, stories dance. Tales unfold, enlightening and reminding of the African diaspora and its hopes, dreams, visions and tears. There's heavy traffic in such endeavors, with much wreckage on the roadside and splinters o... [more]
To celebrate the seventh edition of IAF 2015, we’ve selected seven sensory and cerebral delights to carry you through the weekend.
1. Priyanka Choudhary performing The Art of Papilio Demoleus (or how to become The Lemon Butterfly)
Priyanka’s visual vocabulary spans Arte-Povera, Minimalism, and contemporary practice including performance art. Expect an unsettling meditation on the forces threatening our contemporary global environment.
Indian street artist tags a burnt out car in... [more]
Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any c... [more]
Adel Gorgy, "Permutation of Color...after Warhol" 60" x 84", Pigment Ink on Metallic Silver Medium, 2015
Crossing Lines, an exhibition featuring recent works by Adel Gorgy, Robert C. Morgan and Yun-Woo Choi at Able Fine Art NY Gallery, offers a fascinating glimpse at how three accomplished artists approach the challenging tasks of creating something new, pushing boundaries, and incorporating layers of meaning into singular works of art.
Adel Gorgy builds on the work he presented in his solo e... [more]
Hazem Harb and his sketches; Courtesy of Salsali Private Museum
Hazem Harb drew the roman shades in his home studio to block out the shockingly bright desert views and force himself to concentrate. He was finishing the plans for Invisible Landscapes and Concrete Futures, his upcoming solo show at Salsali Private Museum in Dubai. The show’s press release had come out that day and ours was the first interview he would give of many. As a result, he projected a kind of calm intensity.
When London-based sound artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver first arrived in Dubai for an 11-month residency at Tashkeel, all they could hear was the white noise of air conditioning units. Slowly, their ears adjusted and natural sounds began to break through. While we spoke on the terrace outside the gallery, Fari draped herself on a settee, a droll setup that made me feel like a Freudian psychologist, particularly when our interview took a turn to the theoretical. Our bodies absorbed the muff... [more]
Curator Rodrigo Campuzano, our man in Mexico City, selects the Mexican artists he thinks will make a big impact on the international scene in 2015.
1. Jose Dávila
Right before handing over the Sean Kelly Gallery space in New York to Marina Abramovic, Jose Dávila presented Lightness of Weight, a charming exhibition featuring his soon-to-be-famous “balance sculptures” which are comprised of massive marble slabs held together by delicate ratchet straps. His iconi... [more]
“The Ghost Bus” is coming soon in the Land Of Robin Hood… It's a new art and visual project scheduled in Beeston-Nottingham (UK) for January-February 2015 in collaboration with Bartons Plc and its owner Simon Barton, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser. This story and this collaboration began last October, when I spent some hours in Bartons huge garage of vintage buses and cars.
"THE GHOST BUS": THE OFFICIAL FLYER
I was really impressed b... [more]
The basement of the Ace Hotel is filling up with leggy females and men with manicured facial hair. It’s not a big room, but the black lights on the dimpled white walls make it seem expansive. The DJ is spinning something that seems like the sonic equivalent to the end of an acid trip as the fog machines get fired up and the bar opens for business.
I’ve been to a few immersive installations created by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. None have ever been as grand and glorious as the first one, Hel... [more]
Dr art. Ivona Biocic Mandic
Was born on 1970 in Split. She completed The School of Applied Arts and Design in Split as a carver designer. She studied on Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in class of Alija Kučukalić and she was forced to cease it due to war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She proceeded her studies on Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in class of Stipe Sikirica. In the year 2008/2009 she enrolled in sculpture PhD with theses theme “Fine Art in Perception of Blind Persons” u... [more]
REDEFINITION OF SCULPTURE AND SPACEThe sculpture has become steel drawing, ready-made. Trough redefinition the space becomes the ambience.Ambiences induce new questions and provide answers.„Ambiences are not only determined just by visual prevalence which is the primary, but also defined bytactility, scent, sound, equally as the multiannual concept; „ My work is completed only when it is facedto an audience, which will complete it throughout its active perception and reception.“T... [more]
The position of the Art Museum has become tricky, thanks to the rise of the independent cultural producer, pop-ups and nomadic curators, and the increasing popularity of free public art. In the same way Hollywood was broken up by agents in the 50s, the institute is under siege. To be relevant to a demographic spread—with rising ticket prices and all—art centers are having to work hard within their parameters.
In 2015, visitors expect more than just blockbusters with an educational fiber, s... [more]