Apr 28, 2016
" I am a Cardiff based illustrator, specializing in fairy tales, gender conflict, the uncanny, the monstrous-feminine and morality. I create visual narratives that are inspired by the darkness within the real world, using poetic metaphors and uncanny motifs through paintings, installations, books, films and puppetry to help beguile, enchant and illuminate. Ultimately, I seek to inspire and encourage people to question the mistakes of our world and adopt wiser moral judgment, through use of cautionary tales and uncanny punishment." - Layla Holzer
Apr 21, 2016
Laddie John Dill
was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chouinard Art Institute of Los Angeles in 1968. Dill had his first solo exhibition in New York City when he was just 27 years old. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Art in Public Buildings Program Grant from California Arts Council. Dill has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and is included in permanent collections of renowned institutions worldwide, including MOMA NY, LACMA, MoCA LA, and the Louisiana Museum, Denmark. He was included in The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Berlin in 2012. Most recently, he completed a residency in Naples, Italy, where he did an installation in the cathedral Il Pio Monte della Misericordia di Napoli in response to seventeenth century Italian artist Caravaggio. Laddie John Dill has taught and lectured at universities and art institutions across the nation, and is now living and working in Venice, California.
Apr 19, 2016
(b. 1973 in Gianyar, Bali, lives and works in Jogjakarta, Indonesia) Nyoman Masriadi’s paintings frequently depict superhuman figures whose narratives, while rooted in Indonesian cultural history, offer witty and often biting social commentary on contemporary life and global pop culture. Through his control of light, shadow and volume, Masriadi endows these monumental characters with a sculptural, almost three-dimensional presence. Sometimes these characters appear in the archetypal roles of comic book heroes, cowboys, soldiers and athletes, but just as frequently, they are just powerfully built men and women engaged in solitary acts of strength or captured in private moments of vulnerability.
Apr 13, 2016
The multidisciplinary practice of Sydney-based artist Tim Silver
is inextricably hinged on time, both conceptually and materially. Working across sculpture, photography and installation, Silver explores the interface between time and decay, particularly in relation to the human body. His sculptures are often made from entropic materials, such as fairy floss and putty, which begin to decompose from the moment of their assembly. By photographically capturing these stages of decay, the artist presents us with a microcosmic image of our own inevitable trajectory towards death. There is a paradoxical beauty that emerges from within the warped and crumbled forms, precipitating a poignant awareness of the preciousness and fragility of human life. Silver’s works are held in many important collections including Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Australia Council for the Arts; Mint Museum, North Carolina, United States; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Ten Cubed Collection, Melbourne and University of Queensland Art Museum Collection, Brisbane.