categories + archives: mixed media

american contemporary artists: donald moffett

donald-moffett american contemporary artist

I am always drawn to American contemporary artists who push the envelope with their creativity and I am glad to have stumbled upon the work of Texas born Donald Moffett (b.1955). While some of his earlier paintings are charged with … Continue reading

a korean artist looking forward to the past

korean-artist-Kang-cabinet

Korean artist Kang Myung Sun is using a centuries old craft of her native South Korea in fantastic new and modern ways. She creates beautifully organic pieces of functional furniture covered in shimmering mother-of-pearl. It’s truly amazing to see her … Continue reading

the contemporary art installations of chiharu shiota

Shiota-string-book

The contemporary art installations of conceptual Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (b. 1972) use found objects like beds, books, toys, suitcases, shoes and windows enveloped or suspended in a cobweb of strings.  It’s a fascinating concept: think about it – what’s … Continue reading

pulsating brazilian art: beatriz milhazes

Beatriz Milhazes Art London Underground

The colorful fine art of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes represent much of what we think of when someone mentions Brazil: bright tropical colors; pulsating energy and rhythm of Carnivale; a fluid movement mixed with a carefree passion for life. Rio … Continue reading

repurposing found objects in the artwork of Jac Leirner

  Conceptual Brazilian artist Jac Leirner (b. 1961) has been showing internationally since the 1990s but I have a feeling she is about to explode into the realm of the mega artist.  In the next 10 years, I see her … Continue reading

artist Do Ho Suh explores domestic notions of space through fabric installations

About 1 month ago, I braved the thunderstorms to attend the Frieze Art Fair, the New York iteration of the London-based contemporary art extravaganza. Being jaded as this was the umpteenth art fair of the year, I was delighted by … Continue reading

the colorful world of Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti

image credit: Alighiero Boetti, Divine Astrazioni, courtesy Sotheby’s Milan Sotheby’s Milan is offering for sale on 22 May 2013, a number of works by a personal favorite  –  Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)  –  one of the great Italian conceptual artists of … Continue reading