Artists

Project 2012: Artists Come Together for the End of the World

[caption]When the Mushroom get loose by Lili Phelouzat[/caption] Do you believe the world will end this December 2012? Well, apparently some artists think  we are a time-bomb waiting to happen if we don’t change our ways.*These artists came together for a special exhibit called the Project…

Rig: The Anti-Monumental and Ambiguous Phyllida Barlow at the Hauser & Wirth

There’s something about artists that get discovered quite late in life – they are like wine, they get better with age – such as the late Louise Bourgeois who became a critically-acclaimed artist at the age of 70 and went on to change the face of modern and contemporary art. Phyllida…

Interview: Olga Gouskova Talks about the Female Form

[caption]Incognito II by Olga Gouskova[/caption] Sometimes artists are not very comfortable with interviews and one them is Russian-born Belgium-based artist Olga Gouskova. She told me she was a better painter than a writer*and in a sense, was probably reluctant to explain her art through words.* The good…

Interview with Argentinian artist Martha Zuik

I have been using Linkedin lately as a tool to network with artists and  people who work in the creative sector. One of the artists I’ve had the opportunity to connect with is Argentinian  artist Martha Zuik, who recently had a back to back show in Centro Cultural Borges…

Two Stories of Death: Goodbye Lucian Freud and Amy Winehouse

[caption]Amy Winehouse. Photo by NPR P3[/caption] We mourn when someone close to us die but we also mourn for people we hardly know.  But in a way, both Lucian Freud and Amy Winehouse have been more than our acquaintances.  One a painter and another a musician,  they have…

Ode to My Trainers: How Artists Glorified their Shoes and Other Sole Sentiments

My trainers have finally succumbed to its finality-a slow, painful but sure death and I am the only one mourning. The plastic straps that held the shoe laces fell out and as much as I want to revive them with superglue, I know it is high time to give them…

My Personal League of Justice: Women Make Sculpture at the Pangolin Gallery

Twenty-four sculptures from an  all-female sculptor ensemble, the Pangolin show might not be as big as the Modern British Sculpture exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art early this year but I was very amazed of the level of creativity.  However, I am still puzzled why gender needs to be…

Imagining Being Inside the Belly of a Whale in Anish Kapoor´s Leviathan

A friend of mine will take a few days off work just to visit Paris and see Anish Kapoor´s Leviathan, a monumental balloon sculpture at the Grand Palais in Paris. There are no pangs of envy but I wish I had cheap Eurostar tickets just to pop in for…

Starving Myself with Joan Miró´s Retrospective at the Tate Modern

Hunger is the word I would describe Joan Miró´s retrospective at the Tate Modern. Not because I came there with an empty stomach and could hear it growling (I was starving, yes and could eat a horse, but that´s really beside the point) —  but it is really hunger…

Triple Threat Art of Vincent Dubourg at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery

So far, in this blog, I´ve seen exhibits of artists stretching the realm of a particular medium into a sculptural language: Both Angela de la Cruz and Rashid Rana´s artworks blur the line between painting and sculpture. If you come to think of it, this is probably a…