“Still Life with Table consists of pieces, without a hierarchy. It’s not just an arrangement of objects; the thing that it sits on is also part of the sculpture. I have all these forms and parts—things that I make, things that I’ve collected and altered—and they sit around, sometimes for years.”
For more than two decades, Pablo Lehmann, who teaches at Argentina’s National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires, has produced obsessively complicated works in which patience, attention to detail, and technical knowledge come together in dense overlays that defy distinctions between text and image.
Claude Monet saw painting entirely as an act of abstraction, even with his easel rooted en plein air, saying of representation, “Try to forget what objects you have before you—a tree, a house, a field.
Elana Herzog’s work explores how civilizations merge, overlap, and sometimes become as threadbare as a piece of cloth. Her practice involves subtraction and addition, deconstructing everyday materials then adding patterns, staple tracks, and other gestures to create uniquely tactile objects.
Sculptor and social practice artist Ramekon O’Arwisters has lived in the Bay Area since the early 1990s, but he was born and raised in North Carolina. In 2012, his deep connection to African American craft traditions led him to develop the Crochet Jam, an experience of shared making using outsize crochet hooks and strips of
Familia “queer,” tal como ellos mismos se definen, Daniel Giannone y Leo Chiachio son una pareja de artistas argentinos unidos no solamente por el amor que se profesan el uno al otro sino por su amor al arte, llevando a cabo hace décadas una obra conjunta que los tiene como protagonistas—juntos a sus tres “hijos mascotas”—donde la pintura deviene bordado.
Little things mean a lot to Sarah Sze. In her kaleidoscopic installations teeming with found objects, disjunctive arrays of familiar ephemera—tied, clamped, taped, and cantilevered with deft architectural and engineering savvy—hold aloft fragile universes. Sze’s work is about the finite and the infinite, the mundane and the sublime, time and timelessness.
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.