CHRISTOPH WALTER PIRKER lives and works in Graz and Knittelfeld. He formulates projects at the interface of architecture, painting, music and text.
"The artwork is created first as a text, it has to be deciphered first and in its depth of its layers it is not presumed that it is at all decipherable.” (Christoph Walter Pirker)
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The 40th Anniversary Show was remounted at the spacious Beverly Arts Center in Chicago. Women Artists over the decades (since 1972) Over 50 women spanning generations participated in this legendary exhibit. Myself, a current Affiliate, and former President/Director in 99-2001. It is very special and a Chicago Gem.
ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation of Chicago is at Beverly Fine Arts Center! celebrating 40 years- and only getting better!
ARC 40th Anniversary Exhibit--- Reception May 2, 7-9pm Ea... [more]
The paint is a dry pastel painting technique of excellent quality. These bars are composite of a pigment and some tragacanth gum as binder. The cake has a velvety look on paper, active, attractive, but also is very grateful ideal for the color technique, since being a dry technique does not need solvents or brushes.
Advantages of Pastel:
It's a quick, closely related to the drawing technique, which allows agility and spontaneity.
It allows representation or copy of reality. With cakes you can... [more]
"Oh God, it's coming up now, I recognize the sound... I mean, I don't need to see this when I'm at work!" We looked on fearfully as a large-scale penis enters stage left, in profile, and decants a trickle of urine onto an unsuspecting potted plant.
This was Dark Threat of Absence (2002) a two channel projection at the center (physically and thematically) of the only comprehensive institutional presentation of Elaine Sturtevant's work in America since the '70s (the show has traveled to L.A. after it's New York de... [more]
I think of myself as a kind of reporter; I report on the nature of certain events. I think of art as a report on civilization at a certain time.
Leon Golub: Riot at Hauser & Wirth, in New York, presents a long overdue opportunity to see Golub’s paintings gathered together from several different bodies of work spanning a four-decade period. Showing Napalm I (1969) and Riot V (1987), Vietnam-era paintings, and several fine examples from his late Mercenaries series, this exhi... [more]
It’s often said that originality is simply undetected plagiarism. In the past couple of years, several major art institutions and museums have revisited the work of American artist Elaine Frances Sturtevant (1924–2014), known simply as Sturtevant, who was both as original as they come, but also a well-known plagiarist. Recent exhibitions include Double Trouble at the MoMA, New York City, and MOCA, Los Angeles (2014–2015), Leaps Jumps and Bumps at the Serpentine Gallery (2013), and Image O... [more]
This week, I have got to that stage where I am in dire need of a brew. My trusty callus protector is doing a fine job but I have been denying myself breaks from drawing, which has lead to a sore hand that now resembles more of a claw.
Sometimes, I just get so involved in drawing and lose track of the time. When glancing at the clock, I think “just 5 more minutes, then I’ll take a break”. Inevitably, another hour passes and I tell myself the same thing, “just 5 minutes... [more]
Jung-woo Ha, "Our Town" 17.9" x 12" Oil marker on paper, 2015 (left) The artist and his work (right)
Jung-Woo Ha, Friends, Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea, installation
Jung-woo Ha, the gifted and accomplished award-winning Korean actor and director reveals another side of himself in his current solo exhibition, "Friends," at Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea. His suite of 23 pen and ink drawings and paintings on paper were all completed in 2015. They are mostly portraits, depicting a wide range of personalities, but, more importa... [more]
“I’m not walking down there, there’s a body on the floor.” My friend said. We were coming out of a pizza place that had a gunshot mark in the TV. “Come on, it’s fine. She’s not dead.” As we walked past the disputed human being lying face down in the middle of the stenching sidewalk, she turned on her side and smiled vaguely into the distance with her brown, elderly meth-lined face.
Sickness is something you encounter on a daily basis in Los Angel... [more]