tagged: abstract

Under the Radar: Graham Macaulay | Al Anood Al Obaidly | Nari Kim

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Graham Macaulay – London, Ontario Al Anood Al Obaidly – Abu Dhabi Nari Kim –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/5

Ellsworth Kelly’s Final Paintings Show an Artist Consciously Shaping His “Late Style”

by Zachary Small
Before Ellsworth Kelly died of natural causes at the age of 92, he was busy planning a late-career comeback. Not that he went anywhere—as a forefather of minimalist abstraction, his paintings are an omnipresent staple of museum collections around the world. This comeback was more of a reclamation, a chance for Kelly to redefine himself in his own terms, instead of the frequent mislabeling of his work as starkly minimalist. The first component of Kelly’s comeback was an exhibition of his... [more]
Posted by Zachary Small on 5/9

Pablo Carpio Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? Dissent. What is an artist’s responsibility? Being truthful and honest with your work. Respect every person who takes a sincere moment to observe a work of art. Admire the ones who allow you to talk about your dreams. Be thankful for all the wonderful moments that you may experience in life thanks to art. And most important of all, do not take it too seriously.   Pablo Carpio, Lines and spaces. No. 5,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 5/1

Announcing: ArtSlant Prize IX Round 3 Juried Winners!

by The Artslant Team
Check out the Round 3 Juried Winners! Round 4 is now open! Apply today for your chance at $5k in prizes! To apply, go to your ArtSlant profile and click enter contest.   Round 3 Jurors: Miguel Leal Rios is the director and curator of the Leal Rios Foundation | Contemporary Art. Junho Lee is the Director of the NARS Foundation. Kerry Doran is a writer, editor, and curator based in New York. She is the director at Postmasters Gallery.   Round 3 Juried... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24

Jakub Pasierkiewicz Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Jakub Pasierkiewicz. What are you trying to communicate with your work? In my practice—be it photography, painting, or drawing—I try to recreate an idea which appears through thorough observation of the surrounding world. In other words, if we agree that vision is something abstract, something that is invisible and represents an individual need to self-express, then art becomes a tool enabling us to capture our ideas. Through art I try to translate my experience into the image. I... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/23

The Artist Positioning Himself as Richter’s Crown Prince

by Edo Dijksterhuis
Next year Eberhard Havekost turns fifty: time to balance the books. The press release for his current solo at KINDL positions Havekost “among the most important German artists of his generation.” The artist himself probably doesn’t agree with an accolade this generic, especially when it’s accompanying the kind of self-confident display of painterly power that is . The show takes up two full floors and doesn’t leave much wall space unused. The works on show are so diverse, they could have been... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 11/20/16

Shown After 35 Years, Steve Kahn's Mysterious Photo-Constructs Are a Revelation in Abstraction

by Peter Cochrane
If I were to ask you to tell me about an artist who worked within the architecture of rundown lodgings in Los Angeles in the 1970s, you might come back to me with a famous man who has spoken about his time working in the Mendota Hotel: James Turrell. If I were to ask you to guess again, you might shrug your shoulders and tell me how bored of my game you are. “Oh,” I would say with a lilt in my voice and a spark in my eye, fueled by your disinterest, “oh what you don’t yet know!” Steve Kahn... [more]
Posted by Peter Cochrane on 8/24/16

Looking at, and Through, Photography

by Peter Cochrane
Ivan Iannoli uses photography as a catalyst. He uses its unique scientific, artistic, and mechanical histories: as the standardization of the width of a film negative begat photographic paper sizes; as precut acrylic sheets fit perfectly into manufactured frames; as the industrial revolution set into motion the uniformity of items that were previously made to order. He taps into the ways in which artists before him have advanced photography beyond its material constraints—in the way that, say,... [more]
Posted by Peter Cochrane on 7/5/16

The Sublime Delinquency of Barbara Rossi’s Poor Traits

by Stephanie Cristello
There is nothing reductive or insignificant about Barbara Rossi’s , a collection of paintings under the homophonic title that refers to the artist’s portrait-like compositions, currently on view in the DePaul Art Museum’s second floor galleries. In a series of graphite drawings from the late 1960s and reverse Plexiglas paintings from the early 1970s, Rossi’s works are some of the more enigmatic examples of the Chicago Imagists. As this exhibition makes clear, Rossi’s twentieth century... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 5/24/16

Aukje Dekker Makes Patrons Decide When Her Paintings Are Finished—And It Could Cost Them

by Edo Dijksterhuis
I’m not a gambling man by nature, never quite understood the allure of the blackjack table or roulette wheel. But when Aukje Dekker invited me to a game of I couldn’t resist. The game starts at 150 euro. Dekker’s ante is an empty canvas. When she adds something to the painting my deposit increases by 50 euro. At every stage she asks me whether I’ll “stick”—in other words, buy the work as is—or “twist,” and go for another round. It’s like playing chicken in an artist’s studio: the painting is... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 4/1/16