Slightly surreal facade sculptures from London based artist and designer Alex Chinneck. Really like the subtlety of the sculpture below called ‘Telling the truth through false teeth’ it has 1248 of the same broken glass panes.
“Harrington’s choice of materials—oil on canvas paired with spray paint—highlights the establishment and its downfall, a consistent theme from his previous work. His scenes so carefully constructed and beautifully rendered, Harrington thinks nothing of brandishing a can of bitumen black spray paint and vandalizing his own careful creation. The dialogue between graffiti and traditional fine art, abstraction and realism form the backbone of his continuing output.”
Conor’s solo exhibition includes 8 large scale paintings and 24 small studies. ‘Dead Meat’ runs until the 2nd of April 2012. Watch the video below by Andrew Telling, ‘Black Herds of The Rain’ it is a film documenting Conor Harrington’s trip home to Ireland in the summer of 2011 to paint 3 walls. The journey and subsequent paintings are inspired by Austin Clarke’s poem The Lost Heifer. Conor Harrington will be taking part in Offset in Dublin this weekend, he’ll be presenting his work on Sunday at 4pm.
Interesting sculpture, drawings, paintings and video work from the late Brazilian Artist Lygia Pape (1927-2004). I saw the Lygia Pape exhibition ‘Magnetized Space‘ at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park London last Friday. First time at the gallery unfortunately the Zumthor pavilion was long gone.
‘My concern is always invention. I always want to invent a new language that’s different for me and for others, too… I want to discover new things. Because, to me, art is a way of knowing the world… to see how the world is… of getting to know the world’. Lygia Pape
Work from the recent ‘Love & Hate‘ Group Show at the Stolen Space Gallery in London, running until 04.03.2012.
“For our very first show of 2012 we will be celebrating…and mourning… Valentines Day with an exhibition entitled ‘Love & Hate”
Featuring: Arth daniels , Chloe early , D*Face , Dan Witz , David Bray, Kai & Sunny, Miss Van , Ronzo , Sylvia Ji, Toshi, Word To Mother, Jeff Soto, Pete Fowler , EINE, Josie Morway, Kelly Allen, Charles Krafft, Ramon Maiden, Ryan Callanan, William Stevenson, Simon Butler, Mobstr
Only a few copies of the Kai & Sunny Print left ‘Broken Flower – Love Me Love Me Not’. Available through Kai & Sunny’s site or through Stolen Space Gallery. Limited edition of 60 Hand Pulled 2 Colour Screen Print – White Glitter and Black, 76cm x 57cm.
I went to see the David Hockney exhibition in the Royal Academy in London last week. It was pretty impressive, the amount of work on show and the sheer scale of some of it. Really great bright coloured paintings, photo montage, iPad drawings and films in the playful Hockney style. The Royal Academy’s open till midnight some nights so worth checking out even if you have to squeeze it into a pub crawl!
Watch the video below of a Channel 4 interview with David Hockney.
“His work strives to create a natural bond between diverse disciplines, including illustration, graphic design, animation and crafts.”
Gaetan Billault’s work is currently on show at the FTLO exhibition at Gallery One Dublin.
Beautiful large scale fantastical kaleidoscopic paintings from Irish raised / London based Artist Chloe Early. I saw Chloe’s work for the first time in the Tramyard Gallery in Dalkey, Ireland back in 2006, her first solo show entitled ‘Spring Board’ and I really regret not shelling out the cash for one of her amazing paintings back then.
“Chloe Early’s current works are oil paintings on linen and aluminum. Large scale painterly montages, she works with an abstracted urban landscape background placing interchangeable motifs: divers, balloons, stars, herds of animals, always hinting at the opposing themes of apocalypse and redemption.”
Chloe Early exhibited with the Corey Helford Gallery at Scope Art Fair, Miami this year and had a solo exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York entitled ‘Feathers and Wax’ back in November. Original works and limited edition prints are available through ‘Stolen Space Gallery‘ in London.