Until recently, Nicole Eisenman was best known as a figurative painter. Crafted with thick painterly brushstrokes, the bodies in her paintings oscillate between representation and abstraction, bright colors intertwined with neutrals and, more often than not, the pallid yellow skin tones we associate with seasickness.
In her paintings, sculptures, animations, and site-specific installations, Iranian-born artist Shirazeh Houshiary often employs a process of meticulous repetition in order to create forms reminiscent of webs or networks. While her paintings weave together minute lines of words in Arabic script, generating abstract waves in pictorial space, her newest sculptures, built from glass bricks, physically
Manav Gupta affirms the age-old sanctity of earth and clay, assembling everyday objects made by potters from across India to create huge installations that convey hope, passion, and the journey and transience of life.
In a 1972 Artforum essay, Robert Smithson observed that “when a finished work of 20th-century sculpture is placed in an 18th-century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.”
PF: In the early 1980s, opportunities for artists to engage with projects out of the gallery system were few, and the public art movement was at its very beginning. With no textbook, I started to explore how to initiate, negotiate, secure funding for, and organizationally deliver public art projects.
Peter Fink, who was born in London and grew up in Czechoslovakia before returning to England’s capital city, is known for large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations. His public art projects, which have been realized around the world, draw on environmental design, architecture, and urbanism in order to show how art can reimagine cities.
Hernán Marina es por cierto un artista plástico y visual cuyo trabajo impacta por su pregnancia cromática, lo etéreo y al mismo tiempo grandioso de sus piezas, por una contundente carga conceptual y una figuración que no hace más que dejar escuchar la voz del artista.
Last year, the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) unveiled an expanded program of four international and Norwegian artist residency projects in small villages across the stringy, mountainous northwestern archipelago of islands. With a stupendous, overpowering landscape, the Lofoten Islands evoke particular qualities of light, ambience, and atmosphere, making them a place of places and a
It’s been a long, strange trip over the last six decades for James Surls. His wood, bronze, and steel sculptures evoke a sense of ancient, present, and future worlds, from earthly landscapes to outer space, from visible nature to the inner eye.
Rita Simoni produces the kinds of works that don’t fit into ordinary spaces. Her multidisciplinary practice covers the entire spectrum of visual art, from painting, photography, video, and digital design to sculpture and site-specific installation. Originally trained as an architect, Simoni, who is based in Argentina, focuses her attention on the creative possibilities of color and space.