"transcends the boundaries of both classical figuration and modern abstraction in her depiction of the human form.....The immense canvases recall archetypes from religion and mythology, such as the pietà and the Fates" (saville).
Fredericks & Freiser exhibited paintings & drawings by Zack Smith. The show was called "1001 Nights". Zack Smith is an American artist and adult film performer. According to Wikipedia "Smith's body of work primarily comprises portraits, drawings, and abstract art executed in acrylic and ink" (wikipedia). The artist also performs in pornographic movies under the pseudonym Zak Sabbath.
nyaa.edu) presented "Figurative Diaspora", containing works of "unofficial art" - subversive, non-state sanctioned art - created by Soviet artists and five contemporary Chinese artists, apparently curated by Mark Tansey one of my favorite artists. Above you can see "Anti Christ (Glory to God) by Komar and Melamid followed by Lu Liang`s "Huatugo", Yu Hong`s "Resolution"& "Erik Bulatov - Mayakovsky Square" by Oleg Vassiliev.
taittinger), displayed paintings by the French artist Jacques Monory. Apparently the artist is influenced by cinema, especially by film noir. Most of the paintings look like movie stills and scenes from stylish thrillers.
artnet). It is a 20-ton replica of a bank building, comprised of sand and concrete, called "Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank" and represents the former HSBC Bank in Shanghai, built in 1923. During the Chinese Revolution of 1949, this Neoclassical landmark was transformed into the Communist Municipal People’s Government Building, and later became the headquarters for the Pudong Development Bank in the 1990s.
driveby) the precision & craftsmanship needed to produce Hirst`s famous paintings.
Summer Of Love
I was overwhelmed by quantity & quality of the art work I have seen this year and can present here just a small selection. You can find much more on my blog.