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Salesroom Artist: PETRA SKOPALOVA  
5/29/14 Posted 5/29/14

(Image: Petra Skopalova, GREAT PLANS, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 27.6 X 39.4 X 1 Inches; © Petra Skopalova) Petra Skopalova (b. 1974, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic) I love geometry and I love colors - painting gives me an amazing chance to bring this two fascinating elements together and create something very powerful. This helps me to express my way of perceiving reality around me, not only my joy, love, happiness but also common fears and misunderstanding around us. Geometry helps m... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Alexandra Rozenman  
5/28/14 Posted 5/28/14

(Image: Alexandra Rozenman, Stay Still, 2011, Oil on Canvas, 42x36"; © Alexandra Rozenman) Alexandra Rozenman (b. 1971, Moscow, Russia) My work expresses longing for understanding and being understood, for non-belonging and finding a place to be. Playfulness in my work points to instability of life – visually, culturally and literally. I am working playing on the conflicts between identity and assimilation, tradition and modernity. Using recognizable sets from popular tales, plac... [more]

Showcase Winner: Detlef "Dego" Gotzens  
5/24/14 Posted 5/24/14

(Image: Detlef "Dego" Gotzens, Perpetual rational space, 2013, Acrylic and charcoal on cradled panel, 33" x 33"; © Detlef "Dego" Gotzens) Detlef "Dego" Gotzens (b. 1952, Cologne, Germany) Since a very early age I was always drawn to Images, pictures, forms, lines and color, and instinctively felt very comfortable looking at art especially paintings with a sense of wonder and curiosity. I’m constantly in the process to find a visual language that seem to be always changing from one w... [more]

Showcase Winner: Vojtech Mica  
5/21/14 Posted 5/21/14

(Image: Vojtech Mica, Budka II.Kiosk II., 2010, beton/concrete, 230 x 110 x 110; © Vojtech Mica) Vojtech Mica (b. 1966, Prague) My work consists of parallel, seemingly disparate lines, which collide one with another and complement each other. Despite first sight, everything faces the certain defining of my sculpture form. I compose the space and the space forms me, myself. The seeming serenity of one form is the exact print of the Dionysian pole of another form. The viewer himself... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Shoshana Kertesz  
5/17/14 Posted 5/17/14

(Image: Shoshana Kertesz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 60 X 50 X 1.5 Centimeters; © Shoshana Kertesz) Shoshana Kertesz (b. 1979, Budapest, Hungary) Shoshana's artwork is inspired by a variety of subjects. Her portrait series shows well known writers, poets and musicians that arouse rapport and admiration in her and a desire to express the feelings that their work and personality evokes in her. Her surrealistic “Time” series explores the relationship between man and t... [more]

20140514121057-invitation_krakow-1 Solo exhibition of the Ukrainian contemporary artist Vladimir Domchuk “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”  
Vladimir Domchuk at Benedictine Institute of Culture Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, Krakow, Poland May 10th - July 26th
Posted 5/14/14

On the 09th of May, 2014 the Benedictine Institute of Culture, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec will open doors for the inauguration ceremony of solo exhibition by Ukrainian contemporary artist Volodymyr Domchuk, titled “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”. The “Chartreuse …” series revises contemplations of what is viewed as a ‘creative space’ surrounding us that, in author’s opinion, has not changed during the last several centuries. Thr... [more]

20140425223420-14av0011-vogt_drained_sm “Andy Vogt: Fossilized” by Richard Speer, Willamette Week  
Andy Vogt at Hap Gallery May 1st - May 31st
Posted 5/21/14

San Francisco-based artist Andy Vogt turns plywood and other salvaged wood into the stuff of sculptural perfection. But this is no polished, gleaming perfection—rather, a weathered, beaten-down beauty. He arranges strips of wood into dynamic, delightful compositions, as if he were deconstructing Sol LeWitt’s cubes and reconfiguring them to decorate a New England barn. The show’s most striking work, Sustained Decay, seems a direct translation of the nimbus beams radiating down on... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Mohsen Keiany  
5/12/14 Posted 5/12/14

(Image: Mohsen Keiany, Mah-e man (my moon), 2013, Oil on Canvas, 60 X 60 Cm; © Mohsen Keiany) Mohsen Keiany (b. 1970, Shiraz, Iran) I am a highly experienced artist, art teacher and lecturer in visual arts. I have obtained a PhD in Architecture, from BCU, in rural and nomadic symbolic arts, crafts and architecture. I also did both my M.A. and B.A degrees in Fine Art (Painting). I am very much into multi-culturalism and am always interested in researching about different cultures and... [more]

Beloved "Body Conscious" Maria Lassnig Passes Away at 94  
5/8/14 Posted 5/8/14

photo via Famed artist, "body awareness" theorist, and Austria's "Grand Dame of painting" Maria Lassnig passed away earlier this week in Vienna at the age of 94. Lassnig, born in Austria in 1919, attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna during World War II and is known for her brushy paint strokes and brutal subject matter. Lassnig used painting to explore the human body and psyche, illustrating a critical and sometimes gruesome subjectivity. She herself was often the object of her critical eye. Her l... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Iñaki Calleja  
5/6/14 Posted 5/6/14

(Image: Iñaki Calleja, Flamenco, 2013, Acrylics and Gouache on Fine Art Paper, 30 X 40 X 0.1 Cms; © Iñaki Calleja) Iñaki Calleja (b. 1959, Bilbao, Spain) My first attempts to paint were when I was 7 years old and three porcelain clowns attracted my attention. I, then, decided to paint them one by one on canvas. My work has experienced a huge transformation and I have been through a variety of periods, techniques and styles. I have had exhibitions in Spain, mainly i... [more]

20140204151306-shawnt Reviews of 'Inclusion/Exclusion: Poetics of Cartography'  
#BrailleStreetArt, Joel Chartkoff, Emily Erb, Alina Josan, Sarah Rose Kelley, Nile Livingston, Shawn Thornton at Yell Gallery March 7th - March 28th
Posted 5/6/14

"Yell Gallery is quickly becoming known as an arts and performance space where confrontation of change and challenge is beautiful." "Right when I entered [the] space, I was very impressed with the feel of it." See Braille street art in its unnatural environment — a gallery, Philadelphia CityPaper First Friday Picks for March, Philadelphia Magazine [more]

20110205025111-4_commanda_2007 Art Rock Star. Fairey.  
Shepard Fairey at Until Never June 3rd, 2010 - July 11th, 2010
Posted 5/4/14

always with the time and outstanding! [more]

Salesroom Artist: Helene Kippert  
5/3/14 Posted 5/3/14

(Image: Helene Kippert, Crystalline body 2, 14/4/2010, Fractal Composite; © Helene Kippert) Helene Kippert (b. 1958, Sydney, Australia) I'm a fractal artist, working primarily with digital media to explore the interplay of form, energy and light. I use texture, colour and pattern as a way of breaking down our sense of identity with intellect and form, and reconnecting us to the sacred whole to which we all belong. Sometimes I begin with a drawing, adding a number of digital layers unti... [more]

Researchers Discover Dozens of Lost Warhol Artworks on Floppy Disks  
4/24/14 Posted 4/24/14

Andy Warhol, Andy2, 1985, ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and The Andy Warhol Museum announced today a landmark discovery: more than two dozen never-before-seen digital artworks by Andy Warhol. The works, featuring some of Warhol’s most iconic subjects – Marilyn Monroe, Campbell’s Soup, Botticelli’s Venus – were saved, or more accurately “trapped,”... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Anj Marth  
4/20/14 Posted 4/20/14

(Image: Anj Marth, "Morning Coffee", 2013, Watercolor; © Anj Marth) Anj Marth (b. 1972, Pennsylvania) I was born in the early 70s, and grew up on the east coast of the US, near Philadelphia. I lived in Philly as a teenager into my early twenties. I have since moved all over the country, from the south to the southwest to the pacific northwest. I love it here and consider it home. I work in a variety of mediums. I am a professional, licensed tattoo artist and work in a studio in Oregon... [more]

Finland Honors Gay Icon With Leather Daddy Postage Stamp  
4/16/14 Posted 4/16/14

via Itella Posti I need a Finnish pen pal. This fall Finland's postal service, Itella Posti, is releasing a new series of stamps paying homage to legendary homoerotic illustrator Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland. Laaksonen's iconic hyper-masculine drawings helped give rise to fetish art and made an incredible impact on gay culture. During a career spanning from the '50s to the '70s, Laaksonen produced over 3,500 illustrations challenging sexual norms and popular tropes while giving leather... [more]

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