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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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Simons works are rich in meaning and contain an outsider art quality of childlike drawing alongside elements of urban culture and graffiti. His illustrative works contain semiotic elements and communicate his thoughts and ideas. Images that dance on the canvas are like coded hieroglyphs with meanings that are only revealed after understanding the position of the artist.

His weaving of immediate childlike elements in adult themes of death and the uncanny create definite feelings of tension in the artwork. These struggles and tensions are what make Simons work interesting and always challenging.

Featured Artworks

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Lantana by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootLantana, 2019 Oil on canvas
168 x 183 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Landscape by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootLandscape, 2019 Oil on canvas
168 x 183 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Introduced Naturalised by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootIntroduced Naturalised, 2019 Oil on canvas
183 x 183 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Increased Overlap 1 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootIncreased Overlap 1, 2019 Oil on canvas
123 x 112 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Increased Overlap 2 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootIncreased Overlap 2, 2019 Oil on canvas
123 x 112 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Increased Overlap 3 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootIncreased Overlap 3, 2019 Oil on canvas
123 x 112 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Compound 1 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootCompound 1, 2019 Oil on canvas
137.5 x 122.5 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Compound 2 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork Simon DegrootCompound 2, 2019 Oil on canvas
137.5 x 122.5 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Degroot, Anterior Verdure at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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1–23 March 2019 Simon Degroot Anterior Verdure This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Group Exhibition at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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1–30 June 2018 Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks Group Exhibition This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne

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Simon DeGroot takes top honours at Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2018 Related Press Simon DeGroot takes top honours at Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2018 1015fm : 5 June 2018

An oil painting from artist Simon DeGroot took out top honours at this year's Moreton Bay Region Art Awards now in its 25th year.Simon was awarded one of the two $7,500 acquisitive prizes for Transition, which explored the process of translation and recognition.Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland and Division 9 Councillor Mike...

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