Get Social:

Mark Jenkins

mark jenkinsMark Jenkins as been putting a lot of fun stuff in the streets over the years. His street installations are some of the best and truly bring a smile of curiosity to most on lookers. The one pictured above is my personal favorite, but make sure to check out the other fun installations coming from the wacky mind of Mark.

Currently Trending

Advertise here !!!

Michael Alvarez

Another B/D friend Michael  Alvarez has also updated his painting portfolio. check out the the tats on the guys above… Amazing!

Currently Trending

Advertise here !!!

Ad Hoc Vox presents Through Biography

 

 

Wednesday June 10, 6:30 PM

The Drawing Center

35 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

 

Ad Hoc Vox and The Drawing Center are pleased to invite you to Through Biography, a panel discussion that will take place at The Drawing Center on Wednesday, June 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Currently Trending

Susan Anderson’s Tiny Beauty Queens

Picture 6Picture 10

Susan Anderson creates terrifying photographs that document the bizarre world of child beauty pagents. Adult female beauty paraphernalia like veneers, fake nails, false eye lashes, lip gloss and pounds of make-up are applied to these little tykes, making them appear like tiny moms from middle America. They all have this extremely coached, extremely posed quality that teeters between demonic and sexual. Seeing all this beauty regime regalia applied out of context in this way sort of makes me realize how ridiculous it all is anyways…Her exhibition, if you are in Los Angeles, will be opening at Kopeikin Gallery on Saturday, October 24th.

Currently Trending

Anish Kapoor Creates Controversy By Setting Up A Playground Of Vagina, Vortex, Mirrors and Cannon At The Palace Of Versailles

Anish Kapoor - Installation 2Anish Kapoor - Installation 6Anish Kapoor - Installation 8

Once again, the prestigious palace of Versailles has been invaded. After Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Joana Vasconcelos it’s Anish Kapoor’s turn to impress the crowd. And he did.
The artist designed six spectacular installations all meant to impact the history and architecture left by Le Notre, the official Sun King’s gardener.
Anish Kapoor wants to create an opposition: the perfect and rigid site of Versailles versus the idea of chaos and death.

The first two pieces are reflecting the sky and deforming the crowd onto gigantic mirrors. What follows is a little more outstanding: an orifice, like a giant vagina comes out from the ground and faces the palace. A metaphor highly suggesting the cause of the downfall of Marie Antoinette, the King’s guillotined wife. As the viewers randomly walk down onto the next pieces they cannot ignore the phallus shaped organ and the red stones exploding from the grass. Red is Anish Kapoor’s color of choice, it’s the color of the flesh and he is using it repeatedly; he says by using this color he makes the body celestial.
The next two pieces are a dramatic liquid vortex and an informal gelatinous bood-red colored shape. Both installations play with the viewers and their nerves. The whirlpool is intimidating as the sound of the blackened swirl is frightening, the ground shakes under the feet and the strange red organ absorbs the viewer’s bodies as they can penetrate inside.

The provocation goes on with the last piece built inside the Jeu de Paume (at a 5 min walk  from the castle). Clearly Anish Kapoor criticizes the French revolution, and condemns the violence of the state against its own citizens. A cannon projects against a white wall red wax and the sexual interpretation which the artist approaches is inevitable: “I am conscious of the controversy this piece could imply. The phallic shape of the cannon and the sexual tension coming from it. Remember that this room was filled with males representing a male dominant State”.

Anish Kapoor’s one of a kind playground is currently showing at the palace of Versailles in France until November 2015.

Currently Trending

Geoffrey Michael Krawczyk

g_krawczyk_potlatch_2010_72dpi

Born in Oklahoma to a Vietnam veteran, Geoffrey Michael Krawczyk grew up in close proximity to the violence and sacrifice required by war. “My work is an exploration of the mythology of spirituality, the politics of aesthetics, and the connections between sacred and profane,” says Krawczyk. His series, “Passages,” was most recently shown at Artspace Gallery in Buffalo, New York, where he now resides.

Currently Trending

Studio Visit: The Paintings Of David Hornung

David Hornung Lead Photo Web leaf 72dpi(revised) scene from an anomaly 72dpi
David Hornung makes paintings from both oil and gouache.  He paints quiet simple, small houses located in fenced fields, bucolic scenes of nature, solitary women and men, memento mori, snakes and birds, paths and walls.  Objects in his paintings seem to be a distillation of universal human experiences with the world and among each other.  Some objects are singled out as being important by a kind of twin cloud, the direction of light, or glowing patches of color.  The paintings are beautiful executions of color theory, which makes sense because David wrote the book on color theory “Color: A Workshop Approach.”  His subject matter hovers between observation and the symbolic, and he refers to Philip Guston’s Alphabet series with plain respect, and like Guston, David was reluctant to talk about image-based thinking.  We walked through Brooklyn on the way get some lunch, and David said that painting is hard to talk about because the ideas come out of working with images, that the process gives painters their ideas, which is a kind of reversal, because for most people who work with ideas – the ideas generate the process.

You can see David Hornung’s work at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson NY from May 23rd to June 16th.

Currently Trending

Sculptor Monica Piloni Creates Architectural Body Horror

Monica Piloni - Sculpture

surreal body

surreal body

 

Sculptor Monica Piloni takes body horror and gives it an acid bath in the surreal. Remember how traumatizing Labyrinth was? Specifically, the scene with the “helping hands”? Now imagine that times a million — sans David Bowie, but plus whatever Ziggy Stardust was on.

In one piece, named “Opium,” a constellation of body parts melt and fuse with each other. Hands, faces, genitalia, and everything in between are carved out perfectly from a chalky resin. A series of acrylic and vinyl fruits are shown bisected with gory ribs instead of the usual innocuous white pith.

Though of course the body horror is a highlight of Piloni’s work, there something more to it. Her art explores identity and otherness. “Triptych Self-Portrait,” is a sculpture of a woman as seen through a kaleidoscope. It’s a grotesque play of symmetry and perspective. Similarly, “Ballerina” is a woman deconstructed, each part of her isolated from the others in a clear box, as though she were some kind of pre-packaged Barbie doll.

There is something architectural about Piloni’s work, the way she calls your attention to the angles, negative spaces, and repeated motifs, like those many body parts are only building blocks. If anything, that makes it all the more disturbing. (via Hi-Fructose)

Currently Trending