Archives for posts tagged ‘minimalist’

Takuro Kuwata

  Takuro Kuwata Work from “Flavor of Nature” at Salon 94, New York. “Japanese ceramic techniques and aesthetic principles, both traditional and experimental, form the foundation for Takuro Kuwata’s otherworldly objects & vessels. His creations push the ancient medium to a riotous extreme, dancing between pop and Kogei (traditional craft). Kuwata presents contemporary textures and colors, inspired […]

John McCracken

John McCracken Work from his oeuvre. “The geometric forms McCracken employed were typically built from straight lines: cubes, rectangular slabs and rods, stepped or quadrilateral pyramids, post-and-lintel structures and, most memorably, tall planks that lean against the wall. Usually, the form is painted in sprayed lacquer, which does not reveal the artist’s hand. An industrial […]

Zak Kitnick

Zak Kitnick Work from his exhibition at Clifton Benevento, New York “Once he started using store-bought industrial shelving to create highly ordered Neo-Minimalist sculptures, Zak Kitnick came into his own as an artist. In his latest show, he takes these materials and his compulsion to organize to ingenious new levels, by basing his works on […]

Takesada Matsutani

Takesada Matsutani Work from his oeuvre. “Born in Osaka in 1937, Matsutani began his artistic exploration in 1956 with Nihonga, a traditional Japanese painting genre. His paintings soon veered away from this time honored style, as his subject matter became more abstract.  Matsutani began experimenting with vinyl wood glue, which allowed the introduction of the third […]

Kitty Kraus

Kitty Kraus Work from her oeuvre. “For her third solo show at Galerie Neu, Kitty Kraus blocked the doors and windows of the gallery space. In the front area and in the middle of the exhibition space, there is one vertical wooden box each, covered with a pane of glass. Between the wooden pillar and […]

Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager Work from his oeuvre. “The practical skills that he developed as a craftsman, along with his use of unconventional materials like Formica wood-grain laminate, Celotex ceiling insulation panels, and rubberized horsehair, distinguished Artschwager’s efforts from those of his contemporaries. His scientific training also came to bear on his work. In both his early grisaille […]

Marius Engh

Marius Engh Work from his oeuvre. “Marius Engh’s work seems to derive from the encounter between minimalist forms and prosaic elements. This apparent formalism, however, dissolves upon closer observation, in an unexpectedly political twist. That is why in “Lycanthropic Chamber”, his solo exhibition at Standard in 2008, one could see nothing that physically resembled a […]

Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin Work from his oeuvre. “In the 1960s and ’70s, light became a primary medium for a loosely-affiliated group of artists working in Los Angeles. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, […]

Charlotte Poseneske

Charlotte Poseneske Work from her oeuvre. “Charlotte Poseneske is a German artist who created minimalist and performance-like sculptures and reliefs in the 60s. Having the claim to avoid any subjective artistic statements she preferred to finish her work in truly objective materials like chipboard, corrugated cardboard and steel sheets. In a further step she experimented […]