Feb 16, 2010
Born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Marilyn Minter
lives and works in New York City. In 1970 she received a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Florida and in 1972 a master degree in fine art from Syracuse University. In recent years she has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2005) and Salon 94 (2006, 2009). Minterâ€™s paintings were included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial along with billboards in Chelsea that coincided with the Biennial. In 2007, Pamela Anderson became her muse for the centerfold of the Swiss art magazine Parkett. Upcoming projects include: in September, an exhibition at the Zaha Hadidâ€“designed Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati as well as at the newly opened contemporary art space La Conservera in Murcia, Spain. These exhibitions will include large-scale projections of Green Pink Caviar. In October, Minterâ€™s work will be presented in a solo exhibition at Regen Projects II, which will include a room of paintings of Pamela Anderson in conjunction with a public art project of Green Pink Caviar organized by ForYourArt in collaboration with Regen Projects.
Feb 16, 2010
Slovenian practice Bevk PeroviÄ‡ Arhitekti
have completed a residential project in an abandoned quarry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Called Housing Pilon, the two buildings contain 140 apartments. Small, single-occupant homes are located on the lower floors. (via Dezeen
Feb 16, 2010
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliverio Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department, where he oversaw projects ranging from shop, restaurant and exhibition conception and design to graphics. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, followed by interior design and installation. His singular vision was first fully exposed in Mediterranean Digital Baroque at London's David Gill Gallery, an exciting mise en sc'ne, largely executed in ceramic, followed by Mon Cirque, which traveled to Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.
Feb 15, 2010
Talented Chinese illustrator Kuang Hong
blends a healthy dose of science fiction along with a dash of fantasy in his paintings.