Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .
After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.
For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.
Li Jin (b.1958) is one of China's most interesting and unorthodox Chinese ink painters; a member of the so-called New Literati group, the artist draws from and subverts the tradition of Chinese literati painting to create thoroughly contemporary works dealing with the banality of everyday life. Using his lively and colourful palette, Li transforms the chores of everyday life into fragmented illusions of a fantastical world. Using humour and play, Li prods the viewer to engage with his paintings while challenging them to reconsider their preconceived notions of the quotidian. Though his subject matter appears simple, his approach to art-making is radical and aggressive.Read More
Gestural and flamboyant, Li's expressive paintings are rooted firmly in his attention to detail, colour, and pattern. It is his painterly attitude and dedication to craftsmanship that have allowed Li to remain one of the most compelling Chinese artists in modernity.
Text courtesy Gajah Gallery.
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