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Jens Hesse’s Paintings on Corduroy Imitate Digital Distortions

German painter Jens Hesse’s work  is influenced by digital glitches and distortions. Cleverly using corduroy fabric as a base, Hesse creates fragmented images that are abstract and representational at once showing a glimpse of reality and creating unexpected abstract moments via imperfections in technology.

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Miami Art Basel 2013 Highlights

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Jake and Dinos Chapman, ‘In Our Dreams We Have Seen Another World’ , 2013 -White Cube Gallery.

Yesterday was Miami Art Basel 2013’s preview, and B/D was there to get the scoop on Basel’s most innovative and interesting works. Here we’ve picked out a few pieces that caught our eye. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Jakes and Dinos Chapman’s diorama fuses sensitive religious themes with mass branding and symbols of the global fast food chain, McDonald’s. The rather crude, and disturbing maquette juxtaposes, or rather, finds parallels between what seems to be violent scenes of apocalypse and crucifixions, and the globalization of American fast food chains. The artwork exudes great hostility; it truly makes for an uncomfortable yet very entertaining, and satisfying viewing. The piece pinpoints and creates controversy, as it look at a global economy superpower through the eyes of uncensored, critical, and dry humor.

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Evan Penny, ‘Female Stretch, Variation #2’, 2011- Sperone Westwater Gallery

Evan Penny’s sculpture was probably one of my top personal highlights from Basel. ‘Female Stretch’ is strange and confusing to look at. The artist accomplishes a flat look out of a three-dimensional sculpture. Besides the bizarre proportions, which I hope you can appreciate through the photos, I can say that Penny’s craftsmanship shines quite brightly through the sculpture’s accuracy when it came to small details. Hair, eyelashes and skin textures are almost impressively realistic looking.

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Please Say Something

A short animation from the mind of David OReilly. We observe the destructive, hopeful, yet abusive marriage between a cat and a mouse. Incredibly witty, minimalistic, and very conceptual. This is a personal favorite of mine.

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Will Hutnick’s Colorful Compositions

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Will Hutnick is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in painting, sculpture and installation.  Incorporating acrylic, oil, ink, spray paint, tape and found objects into his work Hutnick creates works on paper that oscillate between being two dimensional and three dimensional.  Using conventional materials in unconventional ways Hutnick changes the rules of painting.  Using tape as his paint and paint as his sculpture, Hutnick manages to muddy materials while maintaining brilliance in color.  Indeed, Hutnick has an amazing eye for color.  And he uses it to generate narritive.  With titles like, Marble Madness, Not So Secret Garden, and What Do You Call Those Things With The Wooden Beads And The Crazy Tracks?, Hutnick’s explosions of color become stories, emotions and sensations.

There is a fun to Hutnick’s works as well.  The paintings are bright and beautiful, but there is a sense of humor to his work.  His “balancing works,” involve late night sessions at the studio stacking any found object to the point of instability.  Eventually, the ephemeral sculptures topple to the ground.  Often, Hutnick was the only one to witness their existence at all.

Hutnick just closed a solo show, He Chutes He Scores, in Bedminster, NJ, and an artist in residence on Governors Island.  He’s curating a show called Spin? Art at Loft 594 in Bushwick opening October 5th  

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The Straw Sculptures Of Francesca Pasquali

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Italian artist Francesca Pasquali uses a common household item as a point of departure: straws.  Perhaps because we typically use and see straws one at a time, Pasquali’s simple work can be especially intriguing to look at.  She cuts the straws to varying lengths and arranges them one by one into a large mass.  The fields of straws almost appear to be organic, similar to coral or bacterial growths.  However, the reality that the sculptures are decidedly inorganic and plastic never entirely escapes the viewers attention.  Pasquali achieves an interesting play between natural formations and industrial materials.

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A Day In Decay: Jesse LeDoux Visits Cult Headquarters

Long time B/D collaborator and mighty stache master Jesse LeDoux stopped by our offices last week to hang out, eat some sausage for lunch and sign a few back issues for you! If you’re not familiar with Jesse’s work he is by far one of the most talented guys out right now. He’s illustrated The Shins Chute Too Narrow album (and got nominated for a Grammy for it!) as well as countless illustration projects for Suicide Squeeze Records, Target and a whole lot of other brands. If that’s not enough Jesse also shows and sells his work all over the world. So I guess what I’m trying to say is “he’s kind of a big deal.”

We have a 5 copies of our Archive Book and 9 copies of B/D Issue: M signed by Jesse so get to the shop and snatch them up before they sell out!

P.S. In case you’re wondering Jesse has been rocking that stache way before all you hipsters thought it was cool. Check out the image after the jump which shows him sporting it way back in 2006 at the Archive show.

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