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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Derek Boshier

b. 1937, United Kingdom

Boshier attended the Royal College of Art where he was a contemporary amongst notable artists involved in the pop art movement such as R.B Kitaj, Allen Jones and David Hockney. It was within his Image in Revolt exhibition at London's Grabowski Gallery with Frank Bowling that Boshier launched his career, introducing icons of American consumer culture with the incorporation of big brand logos within his work. Taking a non-hierarchical approach to the use of popular images has been a long-running theme within Boshier's work, making use of the Pepsi logo in place of the rising sun and other iconic images such as Kellogg's cornflakes logo and iconic striped toothpaste image. The popularity of Boshier's work among music icons such as The Clash and David Bowie have brought his work to a wider audience.

Boshier's work has been shown internationally particularly in Europe and the US. In 2017 he added to his extensive exhibiting record with a solo exhibition at the Night Gallery (Los Angeles) as well as exhibiting at Tanya Leighton (Berlin), Tom Solomon Gallery (Los Angeles) and a two-person show at Galerie Albert Baronian (Brussels). Alongside his solo shows Boshier has also appeared in several group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Tate Britain and British Museum, Brooklyn Museum and Centre Pompidou.In recent years Boshier was the recipient of the Honorary Fellowship of the RCA, 2016, as well as the Guggenheim fellowship and NEA award for the arts, he is also an accomplished teacher and lecturer. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

On the Road 2017

Derek Boshier's On the Road is the inaugural solo exhibition at Gazelli Art House in London, showcasing his latest acrylic on canvas works and premiering two short films.

Boshier's clear references to pop culture are ever present in this show with depictions of his long-standing friend and biggest collector, David Bowie appearing in three paintings: David Bowie and Teresa Cornelys, David Bowie Twice and David Bowie, Jack Kerouac, and David Bowie The pair first met in the late seventies and shortly after their introduction Boshier was to design the album artwork for Bowie's Lodger. Within these paintings Boshier approaches the subject of how a single performer explores many identities through creative self-management, a performing art Bowie excelled at.

Shortly before David Bowie died, he is known to have written messages to his nearest, longstanding friends and collaborators. Included in these heartfelt goodbyes Boshier received praise and acknowledgment for his body of work and contribution to the pop art movement throughout the decades.

"I just had to write and tell you how much I love the book that has just been published. Your work really cascades over the decades and is utterly real and convincing. You really are a master. Cush!!"

– David Bowie

Other works in the exhibition include his Otherwise Engaged series, Pyramidsand Guadeloupe Mountains, which provide a witty social commentary on the digitalization of everyday life and brings to focus the idolization of the digital world.

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Featured Artworks

Untitled by Derek Boshier contemporary artwork
Derek BoshierUntitled, 1996 Oil on canvas
91 x 121 cm
Gazelli Art House
David Bowie, Jack Kerouac, and David Bowie by Derek Boshier contemporary artwork
Derek BoshierDavid Bowie, Jack Kerouac, and David Bowie, 2016 Acrylic on canvas
182.9 x 152.4 cm
Gazelli Art House
David Bowie as The Elephant Man by Derek Boshier contemporary artwork
Derek BoshierDavid Bowie as The Elephant Man, 1980 Oil on canvas
76 x 61 cm
Gazelli Art House
Patterns of Fashion by Derek Boshier contemporary artwork
Derek BoshierPatterns of Fashion, 2007 Acrylic on canvas
183 x 152.5 cm
Gazelli Art House
French Art Collectors Apartment. Paris by Derek Boshier contemporary artwork
Derek BoshierFrench Art Collectors Apartment. Paris, 1972 Acrylic on photograph
19 x 21.6 cm
Gazelli Art House

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Robert Fraser’s Groovy Arts Club Band at Gazelli Art House, London
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11 January–23 February 2019 Group Exhibition Robert Fraser’s Groovy Arts Club Band Gazelli Art House, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terra at Gazelli Art House, Baku
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23 November 2018–1 March 2019 Group Exhibition Terra Gazelli Art House, Baku
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Photography Exhibition at Gazelli Art House, London
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4 May–2 June 2018 Group Exhibition Photography Exhibition Gazelli Art House, London

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