Nicknamed the ‘grandmother of performance art’, Marina Abramović is unlike any other artist in the world today. She has pushed boundaries (and usually broken them), explored relationships to their core, and even allowed the public to harm her – all in the name of art. Now Tasmania is welcoming a new exhibition that explores the artistic wonder that is Abramović.
Robin Eley is a hyperrealist painter based in Adelaide. His oil paintings are incredibly meticulous and a fine display of hyperrealistic art. If you want to see them up close, you have until July 6 to get to the Hill Smith Gallery in the Adelaide CBD.
Ron English, one of the most prolific and influential contemporary artists, will be premiering his new solo exhibition at the Opera Gallery in New York on November 1. His latest body of work is entitled Crucial Fiction, and his exhibit will be on display until November 2. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek at his newest work.
Over the past couple of years, the world hasn’t been short of tumultuous, large scale protests. From the Occupy Wall Street movement to the overthrow of leaders in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen in what’s been termed the Arab Spring, the fight for democracy across the globe has not been a silent one. The International […]
Want to get your portrait in the National Portrait Gallery London, The Louvre, and the NY Met? All you have to do is Like this page and your profile picture will be included. The first 500 went real fast and can be seen here in these shots. Go on, be part of bringing the 21st century portraiture into the gallery space.
Creative duo Sara Orme (photographer) and Courtney Sanders (writer/stylist) recently had their exhibit here in Auckland called Redemption at The Keep, where they showcased evocative photography exploring themes of undress, emotional states, and environment. Narrative with a fashion slant, viewing these sublime works does feel like one is viewing a scene right out of a novel through an aging keyhole.
Artist Damien Kamholtz’s latest exhibition, Boats Like Feathers, was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Icarus. His symbolic works feature images of winged creatures, crowns, and boats. Kamholtz’s art draws parallels with Daedalus, Icarus’s father, and today’s parents.
Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the person who gave us plasticized human figures, is now showing a new exhibit of animals, plasticized, opened up, and sliced up. Check it out and be awed.
Fashion photographer, Joanna Totolici, has recently started a side project, Toto Photo, focusing on dog portraits, and she took some adorable photos of our Affenpinscher, Selma Lou. Selma can be a bit shy with strangers, but she proved to be a natural for the camera and Joanna was very patient and had great timing. Thankfully, Joanna favors the mischievous pups, because ‘they make for the best images’.
Anyone who has seen my art knows about how endlessly inspired I am by macabre, Victorian art, and writing. Well, pass the smelling salts as the recently-opened Victorian Photocollage exhibition at the Met in New York makes me swoon. 48 works from 1850-1860 combine animal heads with human bodies (my favorites), or depict fantastical landscapes […]
California’s Cerasoli:LeBasse Gallery has just moved to new digs on Washington Boulevard, Culver City. And to celebrate the re-launch they have an exhibition running featuring the work of Deth P Sun, Mari Inukai [above] and Melissa Haslam, amongst others. This inaugural exhibition, the aptly titled Blender, runs until November 1st.
‘Treelines and Shadows’, Gina Bruce‘s third solo exhibition, presents fresh images of the Australian landscape produced with an ancient method of painting, egg tempera. It is no surprise that Bruce knows well the places she based this work on, as the paintings exude warmth. Bruce is only 30 but has been a finalist in the prestigious Sulman Prize three years running. “Treelines and Shadows” runs from March 1-26 at the Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney. [see also the previous post on Gina Bruce]