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]
Joanne Greenbaum is not one of those theoretical types – she is frank, funny and bleeds New York in everything she does. Since the 1980s, this abstract painter has established herself for covering canvases in bright line work with magic marker, acrylic and oil. Her trademark has been treating the white canvas as map, filled with patterns that resemble city grids. It’s as if “Broadway Boogie Woogie” by Piet Mondrian was painted freehand and with more layered graphic composi... [more]
Joanne Greenbaum is not one of those theoretical types—she is frank, funny, and bleeds New York in everything she does. Over the past couple decades this abstract painter has established herself for covering canvases in bright line work with magic marker, acrylic and oil. Her trademark has been treating the white canvas as map, filled with patterns that resemble city grids. It’s as if Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian were painted freehand and with more layered graphic composi... [more]
A significant moment for African American artists from the Southern states: the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the documentation and archiving of Outsider African American Art, has donated 57 works to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
The works speak of a period in Art History that has received little attention until now, that began during the days of slavery and subsequent segretation in the Deep South, and evolved during the Civil Rights Movement in... [more]
900 sculptures of everyday objects that together comprise the work Up in the Air by Tom Friedman have arrived at the Tel Aviv Museum. Suspended from the museum's ceiling, pieces of chewing gum, miniature planes, sporting equipment, and fragments of fencing float alongside other recognizable tropes in Friedman's iconography such as crumpled boxes of cereal, cigarettes, FedEx, and big burgers, exploded into space.
The piece debuted four years ago at Switzerland's Magasin III gallery last year. Its orbit now continues in Israel where it has recently been installed, and... [more]
Street artist eL Seed introduced calligraffiti (a marriage of traditional Arabic calligraphy and contemporary graffiti) to the Arab world in 2012 when he famously painted a Koranic verse calling for tolerance onto the façade of the Jara Mosque’s minaret in his ancestral town of Gabes, Tunisia. Although his work is not political, eL Seed rapidly became the high profile poster artist for Arabic graffiti, with a collaboration with Louis Vuitton, a public art project painting 73 meters... [more]
The ways by which men arrive at knowledge of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful than the nature of these things themselves.
Walking down Franklin Boulevard in Chicago’s Garfield Park, an otherwise nondescript bungalow stands out because of the strange, multicolored rock jutting out of its front yard; this object—like a meteor from a sci-fi B movie—hovers over 10 feet above the ground, mounted on a long metal pole. It marks the beginning of... [more]
Paint, in its ancient origins, was made from available materials: egg yolks to bind, sand, soil, plants, and so on for pigment. The whole process of manufacturing materials to make art has been steadily removed from the artistic process over time, but some artists still introduce the physical messiness of making art, by remolding everyday materials to provoke uncanny, humorous—and often, revolting—reactions to substance in the viewer. They might arouse strong responses, but they als... [more]
People familiar with Adamo Macri’s portraits may well experience an aesthetic shock to see a picture of the artist with his eyes wide open. So many of his self-portraits depict the eyes averted, lowered, askance, or rarely looking directly at the viewer that I was taken aback by a recent picture, entitled Damo, 2013. There are a few other pictures in his Facebook oeuvre wherein the artist opens his eyes and stares out of the canvas, Self-Portrait, 2013, for example, but that is... [more]
Material can be transcendent.
Postmodernism is failing.
History is a spiral.
These three assumptions underlie Oren Pinhassi’s work. Beginning with the familiar—towels, a backpack, a dwelling—objects are transformed through the addition of another common material, plaster. Through this addition, he transubstantiates the everyday into thematic sculptural and architectural forms, an act that Pinhassi describes as transcendent. There is a key definition being explored throug... [more]
W2S 2016 CALL FOR ARTISTS CLOSES FEBRUARY 15, 2015 @ MIDNIGHTThis is an opportunity for a solo exhibition of approx. 8 weeks during the period of January - May 2016. Artists are selected by The Sculpture Center's Exhibition Committee.
The Sculpture Center will be seeking applicants for its 2016 WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES with an open Call for Artists. Through the W2S Series, begun in 1991, The Sculpture Center fosters and promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors during the fir... [more]
An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it. ~Paul Valéry ( French French poet, writer, philosopher. 1871-1945 )
In my gut I know when a sculpture is “done” and know that doing one more thing to it will either take it to the land of salvage (somewhat like sending it to a cosmetic surgeon: me & extra hours of re-do work) or transform it into another manifestation, which will require additions of space or volume or color ( also extra hours of work, but not re... [more]
December is a perfect time to stop in at Green Chalk and see the exhibition!
Anne Marchand: Vision of Myth & Holiday Group Show.
Green Chalk Contemporary invites you!
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5- 8 pm
616 Lighthouse Ave, New Monterey, CA!
The exhibition runs through December 27, 2014
Holiday Group Show includes: Sharron Antholt, Rob Barnard, Dave Higgins, Susan Hyde Greene, Francie Hester, Tom Nakashima, Ma... [more]
EXHIBITION ESPOIR of the artist BRUCE (Bruce de Jaham) on the CHAMPS ELYSEES - PARIS
November 14, 2014 to January 5, 2014
ESPOIR - 2014 - Stainless steel, rusty stainless steel, Bronze and Bohemian Glass (materials recovery and recycling)
1000 hours of work were needed to create this work - 4,6 x 1,6 m
Characters inspired by the mythological imagination created from recycled materials. The shield comes from a distillation of an ancient tropical rum. The plinth is rusted steel in a bath of water in which the artist to secrecy. The symbolism of metal inlay is a reminder of the impor... [more]
ANGE de l'Espérance de Saint Symphorien
By BRUCE (Bruce de Jaham)
1,000 Year of the CHURCH of SAINT GERMAIN des PRES in PARIS
ANGEL of Hope St Symphorien - 2014 - Compression Stainless, Bronze and Glass (Bull Ice - Royal Blue) - More than 2,000 hours were necessary for the realization of this work - 5, 80 mx 2 m. Made entirely, worked and shaped his hands full in his studio "Little Granada" in Martinique The work is composed of metal recovery and recycling to whom we gave a s... [more]