Thursday, July 26, 2012

Seen & Heard, a solo show by Matt Small


Matt Small’s unusual portraits are painted directly onto found used pieces of metal giving his work a raw, urban immediacy.  His subjects are also found, filmed without their knowledge in and around London, enabling Matt to bypass the posed, staginess of more traditional portraiture.

Small is a passionate believer in social inclusion and that, given the opportunities to be heard and respected, all individuals have something of value to contribute to society. His paintings are an expression of his world view: by painting young marginalised figures of society he allows the viewer to spend time with these urban characters in the hope that a shared sense of humanity arises, unrestricted by class and social boundaries.

Seen & Heard opens on Friday, August 10th from 6-9pm in London at Blackall Studios. The exhibition is curated by Moniker Projects.

More information: www.monikerprojects.com

Friday, July 6, 2012

The studio of Lou Ros

French painter Lou Ros is hard at work creating a complete new collection. If you are unfamiliar with his work, then take a moment to go and discover him. I personally am a huge fan of his style of painting and will be showcasing some of his work this Fall in Barcelona.

http://louros.fr/

The artwork of Peter Goldammer

 Peter Goldammer is one of the most interesting artists I have come across in my recent hunting and gathering. During my trip to California over the holidays I saw his work hanging in a small cafe.
All of his work is made from found objects, such as washed up beach wood, owl wings, bird skulls, dear skulls and more. Placed elegantly on a black background in a hand made frame.

The images here just do not do justice, but I thought I should share his work with you anyway. He will be exhibiting some of his pieces with me in the future and as soon as that happens I will make sure to get a nice solid post up about his work.


Stay tuned for more from Peter Goldammer from California.

Herbert Baglione at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogata, Colombia.

En las salas 1 y 2 del MAC
Del 07 al 29 de Julio
From the 7th of July The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogata will present Brazilian artist Herbet Baglione. 

A partir del 07 de Julio se presenta en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo el artista brasileño Herbert Baglione, esta muestra cierra un ciclo en su vida y en su obra, desea enterrar una serie de vivencias a partir de las cuales ha elaborado sus obras hasta ahora para iniciar una búsqueda en la que espera enfocar su nuevo proceso.
Obituary, es una ceremonia de despojo, de desarraigo, de renuncia; los espacios circulares del Museo se verán intervenidos por pinturas in-situ, instalaciones, ambientaciones y fotografías, cuidadosamente seleccionadas por el artista, que invitan al espectador a participar de este obitus.
Nacido en Sao Paulo, en 1977, vive y trabaja en esta ciudad pero constantemente participa en proyectos internacionales en otras ciudades de América Latina, Norte América y Europa. Desde 1994 participa en diferentes muestras, como la muestra Paulista de graffiti, con su obra Un minuto de silencio. En el 2001 participó en los 50 años de la Bienal de Sao Paulo con su obra Red de tensión. A partir del año 2006 ha estado vinculado a varias galerías de México y Estados Unidos, especialmente en la Fifty 24 de San Francisco. En el 2007 participó en muestras en Zürich, Suiza y en el Museo Von-der-Heydt de Wuppertal. Fue invitado por el Centro de arte Silkeborg Bad, de Dinamarca, para realizar una instalación en sus espacios en el 2008. 


More information:
http://www.mac.org.co/exposiciones/114-a1.html

Thinkspace Gallery presents Andy Kehoe & Kelly Allen




 Thinkspace is pleased to present 'Into The Depths', an exhibition featuring new works by Pittsburgh based gallery artist: Andy Kehoe. The work represents an exciting material departure for the artist, and the exhibition showcases its revised material imperative. This will be the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery.



Showing concurrently in the project room will be 'Hidden Seeking,' an exhibition of new works on canvas and paper by Oakland based artist Kelly Allen. Thinkspace is pleased to launch her debut solo exhibition, following numerous group show appearances with the gallery.


Reception with the artistsSat., July 7th 5-9PM
More information: www.thinkspacegallery.com
Take a sneak peek at Andy Kehoe's new works for 'Into The Depths' here:www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157629978536854/
Take a sneak peek at Kelly Allen's new works for 'Hidden Seeking' here:www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157629978546324/