Jan 15, 2014
'At the heart of Giuseppe Penone’s
(b. 1947) work is a recognition of our inseparable ties with nature. For this commission, Penone has drawn upon the ancient method of lost wax casting to create a twelve metre bronze tree with a radiant gold-leafed interior. Spazio di Luce (2012) could easily be mistaken for a life-size cast, however where there was once a tree now there is a void. The inside of the cast replicates the tree’s bark while the finger prints on the outside protect the memory of the many hands involved in the sculpture’s making. This fusion of bark and hand prints continues Penone’s career-long concern with setting the human body in dialogue with the organic world which it inhabits.' (via Whitechapel Gallery
Jan 15, 2014
Well when you get a chance, check out Moscow based artist Dima Rebus
because I like his work and so will you.
Jan 15, 2014
was born in Baghdad, Iraq 1981. Recent solo exhibitions include Let the guest be the Master, Jack Shainman, Extimacy, The third line gallery, Dubai, Pins and Needles, The third line gallery, Dubai ; Waraq, Frey Norris, San Francisco ; Seven gates, Green Cardamom, London. Recent group exhibitions include: The Jameel tour, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio ; Cantor Art Center, Stanford ; The Victoria and Albert museum, London ; Institute de Monde Arabe, Paris ; Casa Arabe, Madrid ; Fertile Crescent, Paul Robeson center for the Arts, Princeton ; Newtopia the state of human rights, Kazerne Dossin Museum, Mechelen ; Disquieting muses, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece (2011) ; Of women’s modesty and anger, Villa Empain center for the arts, Brussels (2011) ; Taswir, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin Germany (2010) ; Unveiled: New art from the middle east, Saatchi gallery, London (2009); Hayv was shortlisted for the 2011 Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Muesum.
Jan 13, 2014
One million dollars of shredded currency was used as the medium for a series of 10 sculptures by Sebastian Errazuriz
and Thomas McDonell
. Each of the 10 sculptures was offered for sale after the New York exhibition, at the price of 100,000 dollars per sculpture. Errazuriz and McDonell purchased the shredded bills from the United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving, and created the work after forming a partnership and entering into a contract that guaranteed appropriate distribution of all income derived from the Million Dollar Project. The sales from the sculptures were intended to allow the artists to recover the hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in their art education and to palliate future unemployment. The United States Treasury Department, by way of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, stipulates that currency residue cannot be sold as “commercial art.” Errazuriz and McDonell insist, however, on their right of expression with artistic purpose and further on their right to make a living from their art. Link.
Jan 13, 2014
'In the last four years, Appleby-Barr
has quickly become internationally renowned for his Old Master-style paintings with a contemporary twist. Curious and well-read, Appleby-Barr plays with classical literature and portraiture by infusing them into his own, partly fictional and partly autobiographical, narrative paintings. The delightfully dark world he creates has its own set of rules and conventions, where cat or doll-headed figures are not out of the ordinary. His remarkable facility to render materials such as fabric, fur and armor in extraordinarily realistic detail draws a comparison with painters including Rembrandt and Lucien Freud.' (via Nicholas Metivier Gallery