'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...
The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...
On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...
Oliver Payne (b. 1977, London, UK) lives and works in Los Angeles, US.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Hammer Museum (two-person with Keiichi Tanaami), Los Angeles, 2017; Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, 2016; Imagination Station (Procedural Rethoric), Herald St - Golden Sq, London, 2016; Chill Out (performance), MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, 2015; Untitled (John Cage / Shadow of the Colossus), 365 Mission, Los Angeles, 2014.
Group shows include: It doesn't take long to find new targets, The Take Courage Gallery, London, 2017; .com/.cn, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Peter Eleey, K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong, 2017; READYMADE, curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, 2017; On the Immense and the Numbless, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, 2016; Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection-From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, 2016; Sound Spill, curated by Thom O'Nions & Richard Sides, Zabludowicz Collection, New York, 2013; THE LOG-O-RITHMIC, Gamec, Bergamo, 2012; Oliver Payne - Brian DeGraw - Matthias Connor, Summer Music Show, Fondazione Maxxi, Rome, 2010.
Together with Nick Relph, Oliver Payne was the recipient of the 2003 Venice Biennale Golden Lion for artists aged under 35.
Payne's work is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hayward Gallery, London; Tate, London; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among others.
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