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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

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...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

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...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

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...

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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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David Salle

b. 1952, USA

American artist David Salle has helped define postmodern art throughout his decades long career. Salle's paintings and prints are comprised of randomly juxtaposed images that appear to be deliberately placed in disorder.

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Mid-Summer by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SalleMid-Summer, 2017 Oil, acrylic, flashe, charcoal and archival digital print on linen
233.8 x 169.9 x 4.4 cm
Almine Rech
Untitled by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SalleUntitled, 2001 Ink, watercolour, and acrylic on paper
76 x 56.5 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Texaco Dealers by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SalleTexaco Dealers, 2016–2018 Flashe and archival digital print on linen
198.1 x 152.4 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Hammerhead II by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SalleHammerhead II, 2006 Oil on linen
85 x 62 x 1 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Artichokes and Orange by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SalleArtichokes and Orange, 2000 Oil and acrylic on canvas and linen
48 x 68 x 2.5 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Buick-Town by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SalleBuick-Town, 2016 Oil, acrylic, charcoal, and archival digital transfer and print on linen
66 x 48 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Playing, Dreaming by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SallePlaying, Dreaming, 2015 Oil, acrylic, crayon, and archival digital print on linen
78 x 101.75 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Smoke Kools by David Salle contemporary artwork
David SalleSmoke Kools, 2014-2016 Oil and acrylic with silkscreen and digital and transfer prints on canvas and linen
67 x 92 inches
Lehmann Maupin

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 at Almine Rech, London
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2 October–17 November 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 Almine Rech, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018 at Almine Rech, New York
Closed
2 May–9 June 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018 Almine Rech, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, David Salle, Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
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8 September–12 November 2016 David Salle Solo Exhibition Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

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RoseLee Goldberg: Performance Then and Now Ocula Conversation RoseLee Goldberg: Performance Then and Now

RoseLee Goldberg had long been invested in contemporary performance art before her founding of the inter-disciplinary arts organisation Performa in New York in 2004. Born in Durban, South Africa, Goldberg studied political science and fine arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and then art history at the Courtauld Institute...

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In Related Press

Painting From the 1980s, When Brash Met Flash Related Press Painting From the 1980s, When Brash Met Flash The New York Times : 12 February 2017

In New York at the end of the 1970s, many people thought painting was all washed up. And if not washed up, it had to be abstract—the more austere, unemotional and geometric, the better.Then came the 1980s and a generation of young painters, like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and everything...

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DAVID SALLE Related Press DAVID SALLE Interview Magazine : 16 November 2016

David Salle is, of course, a well-known painter, but for the entirety of our friendship, we have mostly talked about books. Salle is one of the more avid readers I know. He reads widely and thoughtfully across many genres, from contemporary short stories to essays to novels in translation. The last time I saw him, we both enthused over Outline, by...

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Dissecting the collage: an interview with David Salle Related Press Dissecting the collage: an interview with David Salle ArtAsiaPacific : 22 September 2016

Walking down Hong Kong’s Pedder Building’s fourth floor hallway toward Lehmann Maupin, I can already glimpse the bold colors and varied techniques that make up the David Salle’s paintings. It’s the preview of Salle’s solo exhibition and he is due to present a talk on his works, which in this exhibition ranges from his...

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Unfinished business, 40 years later Related Press Unfinished business, 40 years later Interview Magazine : 26 August 2016

Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle are three artists bound by paint and personal history. While their aesthetics diverge, their paths run parallel. The trio met at the California Institute of Art in the early '70s. Back then, according to Fischl, Bleckner sported long hair, t-shirts, and bellbottoms, while Salle smoked a pipe, grew out...

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