Archives for posts tagged ‘painting’

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance Work from his oeuvre. “Strauss Bourque-LaFrance’s work is often driven by formal decisions, though each gesture is latent with subversive qualities. This mechanism predates his 2010 MFA thesis show, “Rotten Sun,” but these moves can be seen here—perhaps most explicitly. Thesis exhibitions that year at Tower Projects, a factory warehouse-turned-gallery in the Northern […]

Richard Aldrich

Richard Aldrich Work from his oeuvre. “The structure for Aldrich’s upcoming show is that of two distinct parts. The first, opening November 8th, will be on view for a week and a half, after which a second show will open on November 19th and run through the end of the month, and then back to […]

Émile Claus

Émile Claus Work from his oeuvre. “At the time of his debut, Emile Claus enjoyed fame chiefly as a portrait painter. The Antwerp and Brussels bourgeoisie almost immediately recognised in him the hand of a master, able to capture reality in charming, romantic-realistic showpieces, genre scenes and official portraits. He mastered the landscape well only […]

Michael Krebber

Michael Krebber Work from his oeuvre. “‘Real art has the capacity to make us nervous’, writes Susan Sontag in her essay ‘Against Interpretation’ (1966), and this is exactly what one can expect when encountering Michael Krebber’s work. In his exhibition ‘London Condom’ at Maureen Paley 21 canvases of equal size depict extracts from Krebber’s recent […]

Sylvan Lionni

Sylvan Lionni Work from his oevure. “One particularly interesting aspect of Sylvan Lionni’s art is that he makes seemingly impersonal items feel personal. His is not the art of the hand-rendered, yet his sensibility is very much in evidence in his choice of materials, scale, craftsmanship, color, and probably minute details that are not even […]

Ken Okiishi

Ken Okiishi Work from “Gesture/Data” at Pilar Corrias, London. “Ken Okiishi takes up and troubles the vocabulary of the media that he uses. His works hover over and within the relationships between matter and memory, perception and action of a digitally networked culture. Using video, performance, and installation he creates moments when language and images […]

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse Work from I Think This Is a Pine Tree at KHB. “In a large room, three tree trunks lie haphazardly in a pile at a slight angle to the wall. They have been stripped of their branches and bark but their roots remain intact, awkwardly protruding into a closed doorway. The trees along […]

Wade Guyton

Wade Guyton Work from his current exhibition at Petzel. “In 2007 Guyton showed a series of black paintings made with his Epson 9600 printer and covered the gallery’s concrete floor with a facsimile of his studio’s plywood floor. This time he has made five new works on linen specifically for the gallery’s walls. Using the […]

Jeff Elrod

Jeff Elrod Work from his oeuvre. “Jeff Elrod (American, b. 1966) creates abstract paintings using basic computer software as a starting point for his artistic process. He began painting abstractions of video game imagery in the early 1990s before using computers, starting in 1997, to facilitate paintings through a technique he calls “frictionless drawing.” While […]

Peter Wu

Peter Wu Work from his oeuvre. “Wu questions the relationship between painting and drawing. The two are interwoven, building up forms and images creating a dense space that recedes into a macabre, yet psychedelic, world of patterns, motifs and pure abstractions. It is a visual battlefield where electric color explodes through compacted and intricate ink drawings which seem […]