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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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Louisa Gagliardi

b. 1989, Switzerland

Louisa Gagliardi (b. 1989) draws freely from the codes of painting as well as contemporary graphic design and advertising in order to rethink questions of figure and ground, flatness and depth. Created initially as fluid digital images, her works are printed on vinyl and then intervened upon with a gel medium that lends a texture that could be read as ghostly impressions of painterly marks. However, rather than appealing to the hand, this texture only underscores the surface as a complex field of visual play –a theme brought forth in this suite of works through the reoccurring motif of veils and unveiling. Dancing between dimensionality and translucence, her landscapes and characters bridge the divide between the enigmatic and the banal. —Franklin Melendez

Featured Artworks

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Missing by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiMissing, 2019 Ink on Plexiglas
30 x 26 cm
rodolphe janssen
Interior Nightscape by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiInterior Nightscape, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
210 x 110 cm
rodolphe janssen
Daily Jam by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiDaily Jam, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
160 x 115 cm
rodolphe janssen
Backyard by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiBackyard, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
165 x 115 cm
rodolphe janssen
Palm Reader by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiPalm Reader, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
140 x 215 cm
rodolphe janssen
Guest by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiGuest, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
200 x 135 cm
rodolphe janssen
Drained by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiDrained, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
155 x 180 cm
rodolphe janssen
Blue Tan by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiBlue Tan, 2019 Gel medium, ink on PVC
160 x 115 cm
rodolphe janssen

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Louisa Gagliardi, Side Effects of Satisfaction at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Closed
16 March–4 May 2019 Louisa Gagliardi Side Effects of Satisfaction rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Closed
9 November–22 December 2017 Group Exhibition birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees rodolphe janssen, Brussels

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