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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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UBIK

b. 1985, India

UBIK’s work is present in some of the most prestigious private and public arab contemporary art collections, such as the Samawi Collection and The Farook Collection.UBIK is an Indian artist living and working in Dubai, UAE. Born 1985.

His work experiments with a variety of mediums. He does not position his work in a specific genre. The core of UBIK's work deals with the relative ideology of chaos. It renders the absurdity of the world order and comments on the machinated playgrounds of human cliches, in a sarcastic and realistic way. UBIK crafts his work to be conceptual. Not in the form of technicality but rather its reactionary possibilities. The process of the work is to urge and provoke the viewer to self-reflect. The viewer is not an isolated agent, but rather his/er reaction is an integral part to the artistic production.

Currently, UBIK is heavily influenced by film, beatnik and gonzo literature, music, street art, anarchism and existentialist thought. His older works include drawings and paintings while his recent work has moved into a more conceptual direction, with a strong focus on text.

Featured Artworks

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Rant#Triptych by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKRant#Triptych, 2015 Laser engraved wood
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Rant#Diptych by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKRant#Diptych, 2015 Laser engraved wood
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Rant#22 by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKRant#22, 2013 Laser engraved wood
50 x 35 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Rant#5 by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKRant#5, 2013 Laser engraved wood
50 x 35 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Faultlines by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKFaultlines, 2015 Red oxide on bakery paper
61 x 48 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Aesthetics I by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKAesthetics I, 2016 Brass letters
4 x 45 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Rant#21 by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKRant#21, 2013 Laser engraved wood
50 x 35 cm
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Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Rant#19 by UBIK contemporary artwork
UBIKRant#19, 2013 Laser engraved wood
50 x 35 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, UBIK, Dear at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
18 April–23 June 2018 UBIK Dear Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23
Contemporary art exhibition, UBIK, Iterations at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
10 September–24 October 2015 UBIK Iterations Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Please rewind! at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
18 June–26 July 2014 Group Exhibition Please rewind! Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23

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