Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...
In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...
Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Blum & Poe is pleased to present eight artists who explore notions of transcendence and temporality in their work. Using symbology, mysticism, and religious archetypes, Alexander Tovborg researches the roles that religion and mythology play in human identity and the world we inhabit. Masaho Anotani's drawings and collages evoke a psychedelic and surreal world of melded figurative and abstract forms. Ooido Syoujou's colourful circular abstractions are like contemporary mandalas teeming with compressed pointillist energy, whereas his somber mixed-media works on paper suggest material decay. Reminiscent of prehistoric art from various regions of the world, Lena Fujimoto's paintings depict organic forms and human figures in the environment. Similarly, Kenichiro Fukumoto was inspired by his travels through the primeval forests of Southeast Asia to make ceramic and wood sculptures that evoke the vitality, chaos, and deep history of wild nature. The contorted shapes in Ayano Nanakarage's drawings and wood sculptures convey what the artist describes as an enigmatic sense of 'natural time' and latent death. Looking to the past, Yukie Ishikawa and Kazumi Nakamura incorporate compositional elements of traditional Japanese painting to open up the possibilities of contemporary abstraction.
Organised by artist Masato Nakamura, the 3331 Art Fair is an alternative art fair that brings together galleries, museums, and non-profit spaces with the goal of developing the Japanese art market through artist-led events and projects. The event is housed at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, a renovated Junior High School in Akihabara, utilising the gymnasium, classrooms, and rooftop terrace.
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