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Ramon Todo

Ramon Todo Work from his oeuvre. “Using stones and bricks with history and culture of the land, he creats the sculpture of the stones put in polished glasses.” – Art Front Gallery

Quayola

Quayola Work from Captives (1) “Captives is an ongoing series of digital and physical sculptures, a contemporary interpretation of Michelangelo’s unfinished series “Prigioni” (1513-1534) and his technique of “non-finito”. The work explores the tension and equilibrium between form and matter, man-made objects of perfection and complex, chaotic forms of nature. Whilst referencing Renaissance sculptures, the focus of this […]

James Bouché

James Bouché Work from Not Yet In Ruin “Throughout history, man has erected monuments to stand as physical manifestations of memories and ideals. They are constructed with the notion that so long as they stand, what they represent will not be forgotten. This work studies the formal structure and ominous presence these objects and spaces have […]

Adriaen Coorte

Adriaen Coorte From top to bottom: Three Peaches on a Stone Ledge (ca. 1705), Gooseberries on a Table (1701), Still Life with Asparagus (1697), Four Apricots on a Stone Ledge (ca 1698) “The very modesty of Coorte’s pictures has led them to be overlooked. His reputation has not been helped by the fact that no information has turned up about his career; […]

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” […]

James Abbott McNeil Whistler

James Abbott McNeil Whistler From Top to Bottom: Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Southampton Water (1872), Nocturne (1875-1880), Nocturn in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket (1875), Nocturne (1878) “Whistler’s aim in these works was to convey a sense of the beauty and tranquility of the Thames by night. It was Frederick Leyland who first used the name ‘nocturne’ to describe […]

Odilon Redon

   Odilon Redon From Top: The Rocky Slope (c. 1875), Trees in the Blue Sky (c. 1883), Apache (Man on Horseback) (c. 1875), Large Bouquet in a Blue Vase (after 1912) “Born Bertrand-Jean Redon, this French painter, printmaker, and draftsman spent his childhood at Peyrelebade, his father’s estate in the Médoc. Peyrelebade became a basic source of inspiration for all […]

John Henry Twachtman

John Henry Twachtman From Top to Bottom: Arques-la-Bataille (1885), Round Hill Road (ca. 1890-1900), Flowers (ca. 1900), and Along the River, Winter (1889) “Born in Cincinnati, John Henry Twachtman worked as a decorator of window shades, as had his father. At the same time he took night classes at the Ohio Mechanics Institute and then enrolled at the McMicken […]

Goshka Macuga

Goshka Macuga Work from her oeuvre. “Goshka Macuga (born in 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist working across a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and design. She fuses various sources together into one cohesive, meaningful narrative. The Polish-born artist now lives and works in London, having completed her studies at the Central Saint Martins School […]

Nikhil Chopra

Nikhil Chopra Works from him oeuvre. “Nikhil Chopra works at the boundaries between theatre, performance, live art, painting, photography and sculpture. He devises fictional characters that draw on India’s colonial history as well as his own personal history. He inhabits these characters in largely improvised performances that last up to 3 days. Chopra’s character, Sir […]