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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

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...

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Brian Fahlstrom

b. 1978, USA

The work of Brian Fahlstrom evades historical placement, being firmly rooted in the tradition of painting's past while simultaneously existing very much in the present. His paintings of landscapes, architecture, and the figure sometimes verge on abstraction.

Allusions to the natural world exist in the works, but the environments depicted are entirely invented by the artist, metaphysical spaces akin to the work of de Chirico, or the idealised, physically charged spaces of old masters such as Rubens or El Greco.

Inspired by these forebears of the craft, Fahlstrom creates his own singular approach to contemporary painting. Through intricately tuned colour and bravura paint handling, compositions are forged over time, being worked out through intuition. The works are the end result of a direct path flowing from the inner life of the artist, manifested through the brush and onto the canvas.

Fahlstrom has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His work is featured in a number of permanent museum collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

Fahlstrom is a recent recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Featured Artworks

Presence by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromPresence, 2019 Oil on canvas
65 x 50 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
Afterimage by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromAfterimage, 2019 Oil on canvas
50 x 65 inches
Reflex Amsterdam
Eve by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromEve, 2018 Oil on linen
89 x 63.5 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Reflection by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromReflection, 2018 Oil on linen
178 x 140 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Dusk Borne by Brian Fahlstrom contemporary artwork
Brian FahlstromDusk Borne, 2017 Oil on linen
165 x 127 cm
Reflex Amsterdam

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Brian Fahlstrom, Returning Presence at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
13 April–25 May 2019 Brian Fahlstrom Returning Presence Reflex Amsterdam

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Coinciding with American painter Brian Fahlstrom's first exhibition at Reflex Amsterdam, a new episode of 'IN CONVERSATION WITH...' has been released. In this artist interview, Fahlstrom gives us an insight in the background of his work and his artistic process.Fahlstrom’s picturesque works depict imagined landscapes that move freely between...

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