Ricardo Passaporte shops at Lidl, Tesco, and Ikea. He loves the ordinariness of consumerism and the casualness of the brands that surround us, which are part of our everyday life – even though we never choose them consciously. With his airbrush paintings on canvas, Passaporte reflects on the relation of art and consumerism. Rather than approaching this analytically,
Yorgos Stamkopoulos’s paintings are more than paintings. They are shadow sculptures—the remains of what was. Each work is the final trace of a thick ‘skin’ built up with casting material on canvas, over which layers of colour and paint are applied before the final dermis is peeled off, and the subtle imprint beneath is revealed.
“Good Luck, Have Fun” is French artist Clément Mancini’s premier solo show. The exhibition title is a reminder to himself to deny artistic pressures within the art world. ‘Good Luck’ helps, as Mancini wishes to maintain his laissez-faire attitude to develop artistically. Mancini thinks a certain distance from reality is necessary to create it, and
Stephen Smith South West, United Kingdom. Tell us about yourself. How did you become an artist? I currently live and work in the South West, UK with my partner and one year old daughter. My studio is about a 10 minute walk away from where i live which is great for me not too close
Choi&Lager Gallery have recently presented the exhibition of new works by Johnny Abrahams in Seoul. We are happy to share some photos of it with you. The exhibition will be open until October 28.
Layered fragments, muted tones and lost histories are interwoven into Alia Hamaoui’s multidisciplinary practice. A combination of print, painting and ‘construction’; Hamaoui’s work embodies a shift from physical remnants of the past to the digitising of memories. It’s the combination of all of these disciplines which makes her work so tangible. You become enticed by
Mike Okay Halle, Germany. Tell us a little about yourself. It’s interesting to know your way from street art to studio and gallery practice. I grew up during the 1980s in the GDR, in a planned city called Halle-Neustadt which was dominated by the geometric forms of the prefabricated buildings. My image of this part
We are starting a new section of announcements of exhibitions and events from the world of art, which in our opinion are worthy of attention. Every week we will try to select the best events and authors. We are sure this guide will be useful for you. New York 1. The exhibition of
Marco Pariani (1986) is one of the most interesting figures of the new Italian art scene. For his first exhibition at Ribordy Contemporary, Pariani presents a set of paintings whose formal vocabulary derives from Abstract Expressionism, appropriating significant elements such as large scale formats, dramatic and expressive pictorial keys and gestures, as well as a contained
Kathryn Macnaughton Toronto, Canada. Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you start your journey into the art world? I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. My passion was always drawing and painting from a young age. I have quite a few artists in my family so it was always a
Jenny Brosinski Berlin, Germany. We would like to know about you more. Where did your journey to art begin? I was born in Celle in the north of Germany and I grew up in the little light blue house of my grandparents in a small village in the countryside. My journey to art began
Graffiti-like scrawls, canvases with semi-familiar faces, and tactile, bulbous sculptures in an array of bright colours – “Stitchingthecracks” (6 September – 6 October) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London, presents an investigation, reinterpretation and recontextualization of the meaning of the everyday. While different in approach, the works of Richie Culver, Lauren Dicioccio and Pedro Matos share an