Christian Lemmerz’ oeuvre’s span is extensive and pluralistic. Regardless of the material, the form or the medium employed, Lemmerz’ work can generally be characterized by aesthetics of effect. The artworks grasp out and clutch into the surrounding environment and call for more than merely contemplation. There are only a few themes and taboos that are not turned upside down in the Lemmerzian universe, which has been stretched between, on the one side, Kant, Heidegger and other philosophers and authors, and on the other, a mass-media dominated world where suffering and death are central themes in an examination that circles around identity, existence and being.
Naomi Devil has found her artistic identity and has created her own pool of topics at a very early stage of her carrier. Her artistic production manifests itself between deconstruction and reconstruction, decomposition and composition. She has a relaxed, easy-going and flexible personality and is capable of re-interpretation.
Paul Chan was born in 1973 in Hong Kong and was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an MFA from Bard College in 2002. From the outset of his career, Chan has worked simultaneously as political activist and artist, known for such varied practices as his animated film projections and his invented fonts.
" My artwork is an ongoing documentation of my immediate frame of reference. I tend to take an introspective approach to art, allowing my intuition to guide me through what needs to be communicated with each piece. Many of my works portray emotions brought upon by the human condition while others simply serve as a meditational outlet through color and shape. My interests include: identity, coping strategies, addiction, and mental health." - Christina Zimmer Robinson
Leonardo Drew is known for his dynamic large-scale sculptural installations. On the one hand, Drew’s sculptures can be seen as exercises in formalism rooted in the very experience of looking. On the other hand, these works explore memory by employing a wide range of material to evoke common elements of the human experience and of our diverse histories. (viaSikkema Jenkins Co.)
Sylvie Guillot <-- Born in 1972 in Paris; Lives and works in Marseille, South of France; Trial court artist for national French Press (Le Figaro, France 2, Le Nouvel Observateur...); Life-drawing class teacher in Beaux-art schools in Paris (Ecole Camondo, Paris-Ateliers/Adac, Ecole Intuit-Lab...from 2007 to 2011.
Claydon’s The Author of Mishap (Them) takes its inspiration from J.G. Frazer’s The Golden Bough, an early 20th-century dissertation on magic and ritual that was widely denounced for its questionable methodology – a comparative anthropology by ‘genre’ rather than linear science. Mirroring Frazer’s logic, Claydon’s portrait is a composite of three heroic busts of political figures from this time, each embodying radically opposing beliefs. Through this literal hybrid, Claydon incites the current revivals of genetic engineering and post-modern eclecticism as plausible validation of Frazer’s theories. Substituting the traditional hallowed material of bronze for cast copper powder and resin, Claydon defiles his subject’s monumentality; the aged patina has been created through urinating on the object, both an act of defamation and a reference to Warhol’s egalitarian pop. Perched on a burlap-coated plinth reminiscent of 1950s gallery wall coverings, Claydon reinforces his sculpture’s historical stature while belying its association with outdated fashion. The peacock feather operates primarily as a formal device, adding a surreal and dilettantish air to the impoverished authoritarian relic. Link.
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