We Two Boys Together Clinging (1961) No one really cares but congratulations to D Hockney who’s been appointed to the Order of Merit by the Queen of England. Hocks was at one point in the 60s the terrible child of British art. Known for his inventiveness and overt homoeroticism and chain smoking, some of his most famous paintings include Man in Shower in Beverly Hills (1964) and A Bigger...
Once upon a time Exhibition - Marco Kaufmann
Once upon a time’ is an exhibition of work by a selection of up and coming artists on the theme of childhood. Below Marco Kaufmann’s statement. Text by Will Furtado For two years Marco Kaufmann has been exploring the subject of boundaries with incessant fascination, which lead him to develop the project “Anrandungen” (literally: along borders of…). It comprises of...
Cristina Guitian’s installation piece ‘Bed1’ is another astute offering. It presents an eerie world behind a veil of hazy memories transporting the viewer back to subdued broken dreams and interrupted life events. Part installation, part sculpture, this enigmatic construction reflects Cristina’s current experimentation with the hybrid: the transformation of disparate and...
Wilhelm Sasnal Whitechapel Gallery, London October 14th 2011 - January 1st 2012 Wilhelm Sasnal’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery is a vibrant and varied collection of works chronicling the last 10 years of his career, including some never seen before. Born in Poland in 1972, Sasnal is one of the most notable artists to come out of Eastern Europe in the last decade. His identity plays...
Zak Prekop’s untitled oil on canvas piece has a simplicity that evokes Matisse and also displays some Japanese calligraphy elements, though it is structured by geometric lines through and across the painting.
Californian Aaron Young has been on the rounds and mouths of all for a few years, especially since being commissioned by Tom Ford to produce what would become one of his most famous conceptual pieces - Greeting Card - a series of painted boards which later had burnouts created on them in the dark by a group of motorcyclists. At Art Basel Miami Beach he dazzeled me with this piece on the wall...
Jesús Rafael Soto
Jesús Rafael Soto, Sans titre (La ficelle-matière transformée) (Untitled [The String-Transformed Material]), 1961 paint on wire and wood, 35 3/4 x 35 3/4 x 7”.