Archives for posts tagged ‘abstraction’

My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2

  My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2 Works by Caroline Kryzecki, Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Claudia Comte, Friederike Feldmann, Matt Mullican, Christine Streuli, Tatjana Doll, Lily van der Stokke Organised by Arturo Herrera at Arratia Beer In 2010 My Lonely Days Are Gone brought together ten contemporary artists to explore the potential of […]

Melissa Gordon

Melissa Gordon Work from her oeuvre. “‘Material Evidence’ was Melissa Gordon’s first solo exhibition in a public space in the UK, the result of a residency hosted by Spike Island and Spike Print Studio. As well as site-specific productions, the show included work from three ongoing series – Gordon’s continuing investigations into the legacy of […]


BIEN OU BIEN ? at MonCHÉRI Featuring: Gabriele Beveridge, Aline Bouvy, Hamishi Farah, Mike Goldby, Manor Grunewald, Lucy Kim, Torben Ribe, Amanda Ross-Ho, Dominic Samsworth, and Michael Staniak. “Freedom – as defined by Max Stirner – to be truly such, cannot derive neither depend on a third-party concession. It should be solely the outcome of […]

Noam Rappaport

Noam Rappaport From top to bottom: Installation View at ATM Gallery, NYC (2008), 2×6 and Yellow and Blue (2010), Right Face  (2009), Installation View at Ratio 3 San Fransisco  (2013) “Each detail in the eight works on view here—all part of Noam Rappaport’s debut show at James Fuentes—is remarkably self-possessed. By detail, I mean a dash or dab of […]

Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley From top to bottom: Cataract IV (1967), Fission (1964), Molecey (1976), Kiss (1961) “Riley was born at Norwood, London, the daughter of a businessman. Her childhood was spent in Cornwall and Lincolnshire. She studied at Goldsmiths’ College from 1949 to 1952, and at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955. She began painting figure subjects in a semi-impressionist […]

Liubov’ Popova

Liubov’ Popova “In 1912 and 1913 Lyubov Popova studied in Paris. So she was very familiar with the developments of Cubism. She also made trips to Italy where she saw Futurist work firsthand. But unlike either Cubism or Futurism she really takes a jump and severs this connection with the visual world to try to […]

Ralston Crawford

Ralston Crawford From top to bottom: Whitestone Bridge (1939), Boat and Grain Elevators No. 2 (1942), From the Bridge (1942), Nassau #5 (1963-1967) “Painter, printmaker, and photographer Ralston Crawford created both abstract compositions and representational images characterized by precision, clarity, and rational geometry. Crawford spent his youth in Buffalo, New York and often accompanied his father, a ship’s captain, on travels on […]

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay From top to bottom: Blanket (1911), Solar Prism (1914), Electric Prisms (1914), Rhythm (1945) “A world of color would be ideal, where one could create emotions accordingly. We could live by impressions the way a blind man lives by touch. We could vivify or seduce, transmute or emote, the possibilities are endless. A world of color so fine and […]

Theo van Doesburg

  Theo van Doesburg From top to bottom: Still Life (1913), Design for the Central Hall of a University (1923), Maison Particuliere: Axonometric Drawing (1923), and Contra-Construction Project Axonometric (1923) “Born Christian Emil Küpper in 1883 into an artistic family in Utrecht, he only became “Theo Doesburg” when he started painting – his adopted name being borrowed from his stepfather. The “van” […]

Painter Painter

Work from Painter Painter at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Painter Painter presents new work by 15 artists from the US and Europe in a focused survey of emergent developments in abstract painting and studio practice. With an expanded series of public programs, it also considers the ever-shifting role of the painter in contemporary art and culture, […]