Archives for posts tagged ‘formal’

Diane Simpson

Diane Simpson Work from her oeuvre. “The six pieces in the show all appear to be based on wearable items that have had three-dimensionality steam-pressed out, but that still retain a sense of volume and, additionally, assume new functional identities. A brand new work, “Collar (Pagoda),” appears to be the enlarged version of a clerical […]

Carmelo Arden Quin

Carmelo Arden Quin From Top: Murcurial (1945), Coplanal (1945), Négal (1946), Composition (1945-6) “Carmelo Arden Quin was born in 1913 in Rivera Uruguay, a town on the Brazilian border. He had an uncle who painted cubist paintings, and in 1934 in Rivera Arden Quin created his first surviving painting, “Naturel Morte Cubiste” or “Cubist Still Life.” In Montevideo twenty-one year […]

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth From top to bottom: Three Forms (1935), Ball Plane and Hole (1936), Figure in a Landscape (1951-51), Curved Form (Trevalgan) (1956) “I have always been interested in oval or ovoid shapes. The first carvings were simple realistic oval forms of the human head or of a bird. Gradually my interest grew in more abstract values – the weight, poise, and […]

Travess Smalley

Travess Smalley Work from “Capture Physical Presence“. “Throughout all of this formal experimentation, Smalley is referring to, borrowing from, and combining a broad range of influences. There are, on one hand, the various strategies plucked from art history, particularly 20th century modernism. Some of these allusions are stylistic: echoed throughout the book, for instance, are […]

Karlos Gil

Karlos Gil Work from his oeuvre. “…Using this as a starting point, Gil explores different language systems through the translation and fragmentation of specific texts. At the same time, this allows him to reflect on language’s different layers of interpretation and meaning, and their non-communicative employment, through various conceptual strategies. Using a broad range of […]

Heidi Specker

Heidi Specker Work from D’Elsi (and an install shot from Im Garten). “The 19th-century German landscape gardener Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau introduced the concept of the English park to Germany. His gardens didn’t attempt to imitate or harness the wilderness; rather, they were deliberately cultivated and arranged, intermittently bringing nature into view against buildings […]

Florian Maier-Aichen

Florian Maier-Aichen Work from his oeuvre. “…the artist continues to sublimate the rigid constraints of conventional landscape photography, contextualizing his imagery according to the constant tension between its specificity and theatricality. Often using elevated perspectives as a starting point, Maier-Aichen reconfigures elements of the landscape into a new kind of formalism. Incorporating the hidden beauty […]

Lucia Ganieva

Lucia Ganieva Work from Attendants of Hermitage and Factory. Attendants of Hermitage is a series of portraits of docents from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg with their favorite work of art. Factory – “A series of photographs made in a textile factory in the town of Ivanovo, some 275 km north-east of Moscow. The […]

Brad Moore

Brad Moore Work from his oeuvre. “These photographs were shot in modest, well-worn, suburban cities in central and inland Southern California. Built in the 50s and 60s, these cities provided a new home and future to a post-war population. While Southern California’s coastal cities flourish, cities in these inland counties struggle. Future prosperity and civic […]

Ralf Grossek

Ralf Grossek Work from the series Collection Functional Intentions. “The majority of our visual perceptions of the world around us is characterised by the attempt to functionalise our immediate environment. Due to the limited space in the big cities, we try to think up ways to guide traffic flows, protect property and privacy and provide […]