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]
The Kenosha Community Foundation – Arts Fund in Kenosha, WI is seeking outdoor sculptures for exhibition on the grounds of HarborPark area located on Lake Michigan.
We anticipate selecting 10-11 works. Selected artists will receive $2,000 honorarium for two years. Installation of works is anticipated for September 2015. Installation of works is anticipated for September 2015. You may view the Call for Art online at www.kenoshafoundation.org/artsfund.html
Applications must be submi... [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]
The London Art Fair, sitting comfortably in the middle ground between Frieze and the Affordable Art Fair, is geared towards the soild mid-range collector, a fact reenforced by its middle class location in Angel Islington. Whether you're new to the game, an emerging dealer, or a fastidious collector of the kind of Modern and Contemporary British Art the fair is dedicated to, the London Art Fair caters to your taste. For this 27th iteration of the fair, we've selected our recommended buys for a rang... [more]
The Howard County Arts Council is looking for artists with large-scale sculpture that is fit for year-long outdoor display to participate in ARTsites 2015, a year-long public art exhibit. ARTsites 2015 will take place at up to 13 sites throughout Howard County, Maryland from August 2015-July 2016. Sites and artwork will be selected from submissions by a panel of arts and public art professionals.
Artists with public art experience may submit up to six existing works for consideration, or propose... [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]
Hung salon style and packed to the brim for the opening, You’re Just Too Good To Be True is Contemporary Fine Art’s most attended show to date. Outside in the cold, a long queue snakes around the block, steam rising. Inside, in a sea of tortoiseshell glasses, camel hair coats, and variations-of-rouge lipstick, Berlin’s art world glitterati coerce their way through the crowds and around the baby strollers that block the exits, entries, and quiet solitary corners of the rooms.
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]
Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for our 2015 artist opportunities!
Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork all in one location. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transform... [more]
Launch Pad was founded in London in early 2014. It is described as a commissioning program intended to serve as a platform for emerging artists who have not previously exhibited in the UK. Three artists per year are invited to create a new work that responds to the domestic space, history, or environment of the founder’s home. The founder is Sarah Elson, an art historian and seasoned art collector as well as an active philanthropist.
The project sounds simple enough: publicly accessible art displays in t... [more]
In 2015, museums, galleries and other art spaces will be packed with Latin American art. The global art world is increasingly interested in the southern continent, where solo and group shows of Latin American artists are more and more common. Not only artists from Latin America, but also ones from Africa and Southeast Asia have slowly started to exhibit, publish, and exert more influence in the international circuits. However, one should ask, why do such categories matter? Can Latin American Art be cal... [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]
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]
BODY and SOUL, the 2015 Kreft Juried National Exhibition (March 24-April12), will examine and illustrate the relationship between these two entities. Coupling them immediately suggests pairs of opposites: physical and metaphysical, flesh and spirit, earth and heaven. How do we live in the body and yet recognize and celebrate the soul? How is one manifested through the other? What do they tell us about the nature of human personhood? What might it mean to be “soulful”?Prints, drawings, painti... [more]