• Inner Nature

      Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:30

      Self Expression. This is ostensibly the aim of all artists, and certainly the most common euphemism employed to describe abstract artwork. For Kandinsky, in his classic text, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1911), self-expression and the aim of art was a spiritual endeavor, one that led the artist on a journey into his/her interior wellspring of mystical […]

    • Reality Bites

      Wednesday, 8 December 2010 15:11

      During Art H.K. 2010, I did my debut group project with Wong Wai-Yin, called Everything Goes Wrong for the Poor Couple. This piece was inspired by Hong Kong movies from the 50s and 60s, which are about family ethics and morals. There are many dramatic and tragic scenes, which are so familiar to everyone, even […]

    • Waves of Influence

      Tuesday, 7 December 2010 14:56

      I work with scientific data to test and reshape perceptions of everyday phenomena by presenting them in unfamiliar ways and contexts. Perceptual forms are interchanged and complex codes created, often beginning with the deconstruction of the familiar to open up new avenues of reception. Our confidence in familiar sensory perception is shaken, and an experiential […]

    • A Joint Effort

      Monday, 6 December 2010 15:06

      This past summer London-based gallery Nettie Horn celebrated its third birthday with an exhibition named The Collective, which brought together a selection of new works by the gallery’s artists from the U.K., Scandinavia, Germany, and Canada. Annie Attridge creates delicately crafted figurative scenes and objects that are expressionistic and often overtly sexual. Her sculptures notably […]

    • A Billowing of Beauty

      Friday, 3 December 2010 15:08

      I have the desire to achieve in my sculpture an accessible, spontaneous experience for the viewer that is bold, exuberant, swollen, but also exquisitely delicate and smart. I combine two mediums that seem to naturally accomplish this best: air and lightweight colorful fabric. I restrict the form with the stitches and seams, so that they […]

    • Gestural Beckoning

      Thursday, 2 December 2010 15:23

      Marcin Cienski summons the intangible. Using old photographs, pictures from magazines, personal artifacts, and memories as source material, the Poland-born, Berlin-based artist creates lush, exquisitely rendered oil paintings that tap into our collective unconscious. His moody, sometimes sinister work fuses the ordinary with the unsettling. While the objects and scenes he portrays seem familiar, his […]

    • The Wolf-Slaying General

      Wednesday, 1 December 2010 15:13

      I was born in the 1970s in a small village in Shaanxi, where I spent a sometimes-gloomy, sometimes-happy childhood. As I recall, during my childhood, there was never enough food and we could hardly keep ourselves warm. There was also no electricity. The only fun to be had was listening to my grandfather’s stories. My […]

    • Divine Secrets of the Sisterhood

      Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:15

      Afshan Ketabchi belongs to a new generation of Iranian women artists. They occupy a position in the art world, where the effects of globalization are evermore clearly apparent. The West has diverse images of Iran, between clichés of tyranny and despotism on the one hand, and wisdom and sensuality from One Thousand and One Nights […]

    • Homecoming

      Monday, 29 November 2010 15:21

      Catherine Y. Hsieh: Your recent body of work turns ordinary household routines into chaotic little disasters. This desire to dissect what appears banal—does it come from a rebel kind of character within you? If so, how often do you feel the existence of this character? How do you interact? Lee Materazzi: A lot of my […]

    • The Indignation Project

      Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:06

      Diffused Fingerprints was made specifically for a solo exhibition held this past summer at the National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. In fact, this “spatial” piece was tailored according to the space of the exhibition hall. The rectangular-shaped room is nearly 33 meters in length, 12 meters in breadth, and 3 meters in […]

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