Where do skateboards go after they retire? Well, if you’re a skateboarding enthusiast like 37-year-old Tokyo-based artist Haroshi, you make beautiful sculptures from the huge pile of decks and broken parts you amassed over the years.
The face of Tokyo is changing at a quick pace, Many old buildings are being torn down to make way for new facilities planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Recently, one such office building in the Kojimachi area was repossessed by a group of 70 artists who gave it their makeover version on every floor.
What could life be like after we die? An interesting question thought the Chinese artist duo, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, who created a huge gel and fiberglass installation based on a 14 minute video interview with Peng Yu’s mother. In the short video, she tells us about how her rebirth would be. Inspired by […]
Because you have so much money and every wall is already hanging a masterpiece, you might as well invest in a home that comes with a drive-thru art gallery. Designed by architects at KWK Promes, the Autofamily House, as it’s called, was brought about in the age of the eco-friendly car where families can now enjoy driving into the house.
It´s a little funny to hear that the Scandinavian art duo Elmgreen and Dragset don’t call themselves ‘artists’. But after seeing their unconventional and even absurd work, we simply have to disagree. Even after more than a decade of collaboration, their installations and other creations are still very humorous, based on Foucault´s thesis that ‘It is the acceptance of certain behavioral patterns, within given structures, and not the structures, themselves, that restricts human action and activity’.
Breeze Block Gallery has a special place in my heart. Now approaching its seventh year in existence, the gallery is a staple of the new contemporary art movement in Portland. And the owner, Paige Prendergast, is veritable tour de force. She knows everyone, and accomplishes more on her lunch break than you did in all […]
What’s more fun than going to an art gallery to enjoy art? Being part of it! Prague-born artist Robert Barta is known for his very sophisticated artwork. His latest installation, Crossing Half A Million Stars, is the icing on the cake. Some 500,000 ball bearings are spread out in the Galerie Sherin Najjar in Berlin.
Painter Jason John works in the style of Psychological Realism to explore the complexities of identity in relation to memory and ones social world. John’s extraordinarily detailed figures caught in dramatic environment of uneasiness and spatial fluxes are attempts to accurately reflect deeper psychological realities. Oftentimes, figures are partially concealed, thus taking away any personal […]
Though my photography is more ‘gutteral’ and ‘unhinged’ than Nadav Kander’s, his work holds deep inspiration for me. After winning the Prix Pictet for his work documenting life on the Yangtze, he has put together a show at New York’s Flower Gallery on October 18 for the images. I’ll be there with my shirt tucked in.
A work of art in itself, the breathtaking and luxurious OMNI Hotel shelters and provides a home to their very own art gallery. L Street Fine Art is operated and overseen by the lovely and kindhearted Kay Colvin. Just a glimpse away from PETCO Park, L Street has developed a reputation for exhibitions that hit the ball out of the park.
Showcase Gallery officially opened in Darlinghurst this month, providing one a new avenue in Australia that supports creative professionals wanting to develop their artistic profile.
Sydney and London-based artists Kirsten Fredericks and Sarah Howell explore the holiest of power couples in their first joint exhibition: Adam and Eve. The artists invite viewers to sample the fruits in their Garden of Eden, with works that explore the masculine and feminine, the playfulness of sex, kitschy animalia and a uniquely perverse, tongue-in-cheek […]
Able Miss Baker and friends are taking over the ₤1000 Pound Bend gallery space on Melbourne’s Little Londsdale Street and turning into an enormous cardboard wonderland city installation, complete with a maze and an infinite forest. The city isn’t just an installation. It’s also as sturdy as it is massive and has been made for […]
After several years of curating art work at events and bars around town, myself and a few friends decided to get a space of our own. Although our first opening isn’t until this coming weekend, we allowed Ben at RVCA to host an event in our gallery. This is a video from the night featuring […]