Contemporary art mixes with incredible sound in Mille Plateaux

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Tuesday 10 June 2014

When you combine cover art from controversial painter Steven Johnson Leyba and the sounds of Georgio “The Dove Valentino”, you’re bound to have an album that’s a cut above the rest. Valentino operates in the space between several forms (song-and-dance, performance art, belles lettres and institutional critique) and several genres (torch song, soundtrack, Kraut-rock, country-and-western, surf, lo-fi and high-concept […]

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Contemporary Mexican artist, Saner

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Mexican street artist Saner creates incredible, colourful, detailed ink drawings, sculptures and acrylic paintings, many of which end up as dramatic murals all over the world. His is so highly regarded now that his latest exhibition, El Cenit Del Venado, at Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City was already almost completely sold out after just the […]

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Contemporary paintings by Kiki Valdes

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By Mariana Monteagudo in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

For me, Kiki Valdes’s work is the perfect combination of tradition and well-mastered craft, with the vision of a contemporary mind. His work travels through a number of references, from expressionism to TV cartoons, twisting them, playing with them in a very powerful way. His paintings scream out loud, struggling to escape from the constraint of the frame.

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Gert and Uwe Tobias: identical twin artists from Romania

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By Scratch My Nose in New Art on Thursday 27 June 2013

The work of these Romanian-born identical twins hybrid artists prominently features and blends legendary characters with the aesthetics of their ancestry: so it’s repeated forms and shapes taken from Romanian folk-art mixed with abstract landscapes, and printed still-life’s mashed-up with peculiar ready-made glass sculptures. Their recent show in New York presented these mixed media collages […]

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Paintings by Josh Keyes

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By Franck Deron in New Art on Monday 3 December 2012

Contemporary painter Josh Keyes has a new show in Seattle. I love his clean, sharp style and the way he constructs his art. Make sure to check out his studio blog. He builds little sets, and combines random elements, objects and animals to form what he calls ‘a hybrid of eco-surrealism and dystopian folktales that express a concern for our time and the Earth’s future’.

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NYC art show by Chris Georgalas and Peter J. Ketchum

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By TNC Gallery in New Events on Wednesday 10 October 2012

APP ART is a quirky exhibit of new works by Chris Georgalas and Peter J. Ketchum at the scruffy TNC Gallery on 1st Ave, New York. With warped sensibilities Ketchum investigates the past refelected in vintage printed matter: ads, card games, matchbooks and black and white photos from the 1860s to the 1960s. In repurposing these words and images, the new work becomes uniquely his own. Actually, who else would claim them? Georgalas combines images with found objects – a full BED! – to make funny, melancholy, challenging pictures. He’s been called the new Duchamp. Yikes! The exhibition runs until October 26.

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Abstract drawings by John McLaughlin

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By JM in New Art on Tuesday 4 September 2012

John McLaughlin’s paintings and drawings are part of his own lineage of abstraction that has evolved over some twenty five years. McLaughlin’s work has always arisen from an earnest search for resolution in a range of gestures, movements and erasures. The appearance and meaning of the resolution has developed in the meandering progression of the creative process.

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Anti-Utopias: a contemporary art platform

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By Lauren Carroll Harris in Video on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Anti-Utopias profiles the work of artists who delve into both dystopian and idealistic themes. It’s hard to pin down exactly why this website is so excellent, but I suspect it’s the same reason that futuristic tales like Brave New World captivate us: it shows art’s ability to teeter on the precipice of what cannot be […]

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(Sometimes) affordable art at Phillips de Pury and Company

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By Catherine Losing in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Even though I can’t afford any of it, I love heading to Phillips de Pury and Company’s pre-sale exhibitions. There’s invariably some awesome contemporary art available.

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Make contemporary art from the comfort of your home

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Products on Monday 16 April 2012

Want to create a real contemporary art piece from the comfort of your own home? Then these products are perfect for you. IARTISTLONDON believes that art should be for everyone, so their products contain everything that could help inspire you to create something awesome yourself. At home. Smart.

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Erik Sommer

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By ES in New Art on Friday 29 April 2011

Erik Sommer is a New York City-based contemporary artist. Focusing primarily on painting, his work is a conversation between age and beauty, capturing the passing of time through the deterioration of texture. His paintings reflect his urban environment, yet maintain a sense of both fragility and aggressiveness.

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