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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Brendan van Hek

b. 1968, Australia

Brendan Van Hek was born in Perth in 1968, where he currently lives and works.

His work has featured in 'TWMA Contemporary 2010' at the Tarrawarra Museum of Art;  'A Certain Slant of Light', Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, 2009 (a solo exhibition); 'Make A Scene', Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney 2009; 'The Yellow Vest Syndrome: recent West Australian art', Fremantle Arts Centre, 2009; 'Neon', Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2008 and 'Lead Heart', Sherman Art Box, Sydney, 2007.

Van Hek has completed a number of large-scale urban works and private architectural commissions. These include a foyer sculpture at 401 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, a residential building by Elenberg Fraser and Urbanest, Haymarket, Sydney by Bates Smart. In 2011, Van Hek presented new work in NEW11 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne and REMIX at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Featured Artworks

Turquoise and Orange by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork Brendan van HekTurquoise and Orange, 2019 Neon
120 x 120 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Horizon (warm white, white) by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork Brendan van HekHorizon (warm white, white), 2014 Neon
200 x 236 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Portable Horizon (aquamarine, midnight blue) by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork Brendan van HekPortable Horizon (aquamarine, midnight blue), 2015 Neon, galvanised steel
230 x 242.5 x 60 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Horizon (tangerine, pale pink) by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork Brendan van HekHorizon (tangerine, pale pink), 2015 Neon
160 x 156 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Silver Jubilee at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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2 May–15 June 2019 Group Exhibition Silver Jubilee Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, CHROMA at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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17 May–15 June 2018 Group Exhibition CHROMA Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

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Images converge then shift, contract and explode in a field of colour. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor and Talia Linz, Superposition of three types highlights the continuing effectiveness of colour and form in contemporary Australian art. Implicit in its title, the exhibition deals with the overlapping of different 'types' of practices; and the...

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The Pleasures of Movement Related Press The Pleasures of Movement EyeContact : 30 July 2015

Within this clever line up of pairs of contrasting foils on two floors, we find two historic films from the thirties (on video), spatially positioned reflective or refractively coloured planes, and a work with vertical coloured bands on a light gauzy curtain activated by a whirring fan and a nearby static photograph. This spread-out group show...

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