Kashiki's paintings also reference a classic genre known as Bijin-ga, which translates to 'pictures of beautiful people'—in the ukiyo-e tradition, commonly the courtesans of Japan's ukiyo or 'floating world' pleasure districts. In Kashiki's contemporary renderings, floating worlds and enigmatic outliers are coaxed into the present, carrying...
The exhibition follows on from the artist's first solo show in 2018 at 15 Orient in New York, a crumbling, elegant apartment owned by Paul Gondry and Shelby Jackson in Brooklyn. Caguiat's large-scale paintings were pinned to white walls: rich yet muted tones containing pointillist patterns and organic forms, their stylistic references ranging...
Lucia Laguna, Paisagem n. 122 (2020) at Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel In Lucia Laguna's 'Paisagem' (Landscapes) series we see the blending of exterior and interior worlds, with Brazil's abundant vegetation on full display. Plants and flowers rendered in bright tones are set against a rough, grid-like structure that suggests architectural...
NS Harsha, Ascent or Descent to Reality (2018) at Chemould Prescott Road NS Harsha 's discordant compositions interrogate systems of knowledge, power, and belief. Reworking the tradition of Indian miniature painting, surfaces are filled with figures performing repeated actions, their seriality recalling the artist's childhood interest in...
These new works were generated from the artist's experience living between two cities, Singapore and London : an overarching narrative that has naturally intensified in recent months, resulting in some of his most recent works linking to current conditions. In Quarantine (2020), anonymous bodies blend and twist around one another against a...
Ocula Magazine 's editors present their picks from Melbourne Art Fair's Viewing Rooms, running between 1 and 7 June 2020.
Now on view at the Gropius Bau in Berlin, Lee Mingwei's first European mid-career survey is accompanied by digital activations connecting distant places and people, creating a space for intimacy.
In Bharti Kher's 'Atlas' series, now showing online with Perrotin, colonial maps become sites of counter-narrative, appropriated to restore 'human positions' in representations that erased them.
Frieze Viewing Room has opened with its first edition dedicated to an online edition of Frieze New York. Ocula's Advisory team, in constant contact with the many leading galleries represented at Frieze, have reviewed what is on offer and provide a selection of their highlights.
Sam Gaskin reports on Hauser & Wirth's first Virtual Reality exhibition, Beyond Itself, which is presented in a simulacrum of the gallery's forthcoming space in Menorca, Spain.
With Taipei Connections extended to remain exclusively open on Ocula till 10 May, Taipei-based collector Matthew Shieh selects five artworks reflecting interests that he shared with Ocula Magazine in April, from the intimacy of still lifes to the subtlety of the Japanese Mono-ha movement.
Ai Weiwei, Odyssey (2016) at Chambers Fine Art Resembling paintings on a Grecian urn, this wallpaper is an epic narrative about the plight of refugees, one of Ai Weiwei's chief concerns in recent years. Ai himself fled China for Europe after years of violence and intimidation. Dóra Maurer, Overlappings 34 (2006). Acrylic on canvas...
Luis Chan, 門神 Door God (1978) at Hanart TZ Gallery The artistic trajectory of enigmatic self-taught artist Luis Chan, known among his peers for his elegant yet unpretentious cosmopolitanism, is intertwined with Hong Kong 's dynamic 20th century. Born in Panama in 1905, he moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was five...
Using paper made from the inner bark of a Korean mulberry tree, Chun Kwang Young's 'Aggregations' series has captivated audiences since 1995, when a childhood memory triggered a change in artistic direction. Sundaram Tagore Gallery presents the latest of this series in the online show, Full Spectrum.
Organised by Chronus Art Center and curated by Zhang Ga, We=Link: Ten Easy Pieces presents ten online artworks exploring connectedness at a time when over half the global population is under full or partial lockdown.
Originally intended for Art Basel in Hong Kong, Andrew Luk's new sculpture, on view at de Sarthe, reflects on the ways that human brutality is acted out on nature.
In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head.
For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.
Through graphite and ink drawings, video, and a score of sound pieces, Nate Lewis' first exhibition at Fridman Gallery in New York presents 'ideas and symbols that stand for irreconcilable ideas', writes Fawz Kabra.
Having turned to sculpture relatively late, John Baldessari's work since 2006 was continuously versatile, proving how processes of cropping, alteration, and erasure had come to define his practice.
Over 2,000 artworks are being uploaded to Art Basel Hong Kong's Online Viewing Rooms, which open to VIPs from 18–19 March, and to the public from 20–25 March. In constant correspondence with galleries, Ocula's Art Advisory team selects the best works to seek out.
To Disturb Somnolent Birds presents a nebulous environment inspired by dreams and nightmares.
As part of Canberra's Enlighten Festival, Club Ate—a collective formed by artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra—projected a 'queer heterotopia' across the façade of the National Gallery of Australia, situated in Canberra's parliamentary triangle.
Since the beginning of his practice, Nigel Cooke has tried to bring figuration and abstraction into the same conversation. At Pace Gallery and Pace Prints in New York, two exhibitions demonstrate Cooke's shift towards total abstraction.
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