Tag Archives: contemporary art

musicality in the composite photography of idris khan

idris-khan-music-photographs

British artist Idris Khan (b. 1978) is mining the history of literature and music and creating beautiful works of art with his composite photography.  His interests lay in works with a collective cultural history, so his sources of inspiration are … 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

honorary committee … thanks for the compliments

THANK YOU to The Salon Art + Design Fair – New York’s leading fair of modern and contemporary art and design in collaboration with the French Syndicat National des Antiquaires for naming me into their Honorary Committee. When: Thu Nov … Continue reading

messerschmidt, a sculptor a(head) of his time

  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt is not some cool “up and coming” contemporary artist churning out these fantastically expressive sculptures somewhere in a studio in the former East Berlin.  But you’re forgiven for thinking that.  His portrait busts are so wild … 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

one of today’s most collectible artists

Imran Qureshi (b. 1972) has exploded onto the world stage this year – he was named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year for 2013, he was commissioned by the MET Museum in New York for their annual roof garden display, … Continue reading