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about BEN GODWARD

Ben Godward was born in Indianapolis, grew up in St. Louis, MO and received his B.F.A. at Alfred University and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University at Albany where he won the 2007 Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award. After Albany, Godward moved his studio to Brooklyn, where he currently lives. He has shown extensively in NYC including at Sardine, Fortress to Solitude Lesley Heller, Moti Hassan, The Laundromat Gallery, Pocket Utopia, Centotto, Famous Accountants Gallery, Way Out Gallery, NYCAMS, Norte Maar, Storefront Gallery and Factory Fresh among others. Ben has also completed large outdoor public art projects, in 2010 at Franconia Sculpture Park in MN and in 2011 at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY. Ben’s work has been featured in The L Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Sculpture magazine and on WNYC Radio. www.slaggallery.com

“The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.” – Sigmund Freud

 

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MITSO KIM at VOLTA11

I absolutely love his works and I adore the way he made them. silk screen print on wax that later will be heated and cause the change of the lines and patterns.

about MITSO KIM

1987 Born in Osaka, Japan
2010 B.A. Department of Information Design of Kyoto University of Art and Design
2012 M.A. Post graduate course of Kyoto City University of Arts

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Jorge Mendez Blake

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ABOUT JORGE MENDEZ BLAKE
Born  in  1974  in  Guadalajara,  México.
Lives  and  works  in  Guadalajara.

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TO ME YOU ARE PERFECT

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ABOUT JEPPE HEIN

1974 born in Copenhagen
1997 Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen
1999 Städel Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt / Main
lives and works in Copenhagen / Berlin

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Mircea Cantor

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about MIRCEA CANTOR

born 1977, romania
lives and works on earth
www.mirceacantor.ro

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STURTEVANT – Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Blue Placebo)

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STURTEVANT was born in ohio (USA) and made the first years of her artists life working in new york where she began in 1965 to manually reproduce paintings and objects created by her contemporaries with results that can immediately be identified with an original – closely enough to intrigue the viewer and raise the fundamental question, what am I looking at? reflection, thinking, and analysis is the core of her work, from the paintings of the late 1960’s to the most recent videos and installations.  there is a famous Sturtevant maxim that runs, “negative definition is a very powerful philosophical position.” during the era of pop-art sturtevant made her version of warhol’s flowers, john’s flags, stella’s black and grey paintings and developed this discourse a decade later after moving to paris, with works based on marcel duchamp, joseph beuys and anselm kiefer. in the last two decades sturtevant has evolved a highly structured and rigorous exploration of current events making multi-screen video works, and installations exposing the simulacrum that is as much an attack on arts media/advertising dimension as the corrupt power structures that surround it.
In 2010 sturtevant had an important exhibition titled The Razzle Dazzle of Thinking at the musee moderne de la ville de paris. the artist was awarded The Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the venice biennale in 2011. the moderne museet, stockholm presented an exhibition curated by daniel birnbaum in march 2012 which moved afterwards to the kunsthaus zurich.
On may 7, 2014 Elaine Sturtevant passed away in paris where she worked and lived since the 1990s. her timeless work and unique contribution to contemporary art in connection to other intellectual discourses will forever be reflected in future avant-garde generations.
in 2014/2014, the MMK museum für moderne kunst in frankfurt am main (Germany), the albertina in venna (Austria) as well as the hamburger bahnhof in berlin (Germany) presented a comprehensive survey of her works on paper, titled Sturtevant, drawing double reversal.
in the USA, the museum of modern art new york and the museum of contemporary art LA honoured Sturtevant with a retrospective bringing together over 50 key artworks from all periods and in almost every medium in which she worked.

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STURTEVANT
Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Blue Placebo), 2004

mmhhmm, candies.. it was hard not to take one : ) and guess what I know someone who did, in fact many people did but still that doesnt mean that I have to take one too. anyways, I really like this piece and I absolutely love STURTEVANTs work.

at this very moment I am flying to Sicily for one week of vacation – and I thought that this is the perfect art piece to show today. blue like the sea or like the sunny summer sky. in case you wanna stay up to date with what I am doing then please check my SOCIAL MEDIA category. you will find all the twitter, instagram and facebook posts. stay tuned. X

 

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NEW SCENERY IN DREAM – SUK CHULJOO

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Suk Chuljoo – NEW SCENERY IN DREAM

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MY FASHION INTERPRETATION

fashion meets art Suk Chuljoo

this is one of my favorite pieces from SCOPE 2015 I can look at it forever and always see something new. the coolest things about works like this is that you can really zoom into the painting and see even more things.the title fits: NEW SCENERY IN DREAM. yes I can see the new scenery in my pinkish dream.

outfit
shirt ZARA
skirt VINTAGE (fleamarket)
ballerinas BESTELLE
bag and sunglasses C&A

about the artist and project
1950 Born in Seoul
Graduated from Oriental Painting of Faculty of Art, Chugae Art College
Graducated from Graduate School of Education, Dongguk University

HOW IS IT DONE?
“his works were created by reapplying white color on top of ground color applied by using acrylic water color and drawing the outline of mountain using air gun filled with water and regular brush while erasing the water color on surface to reveal the ground”

unfortunately it was very hard to find anything about the artist because not even on the KEUMSAN gallery website there is a link or any additional info about his artwork. I have found that quiet common among asian galleries and artist. AND I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS, why?? It should be the job of the gallery to present the artist with all the information regarding him and his works.
fashion meets art

MY PINK MY DREAM – photos taken by Yousef. X

 

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YOSHIDA TAIICHIRO at GALLERY KOGURE

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GALLERY KOGURE
more about TAIICHIRO YOSHIDA

I found the works by Taiichiro Yoshida very disturbing and beautiful the same time. I have never seen such pieces before and I am very glad to have stumbled upon this cool gallery at VOLTA11.my favorite piece is the white and red bird CHIRAL.

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Svend-Allan Sørensen via SPECTA at VOLTA11

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THOREAU (henry david thoreau, 1817-1862)
american philosopher, poet, political dissident, man of nature etc.

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TURGENEV (ivan sergeyevich turgenev, 1818-1883)
russian writer and hunter.

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BOGANIS (wilhelm dinesen 1845-1895)
danish officer, hunter, writer and politician. boganis was a pseudonym, which dinesen got from an american indian tribe at mole lake wisconsin in the years 1871-72.

HOW IS IT DONE
“printing, then copying and scanning digital images until a point where I felt that they possesed a certain graphic look, I wanted. the end result is then scanned at a very high resolution, printed by laser printing in an A3 size, the largest format available at the time , and later transferred to the lithographic stone by rubbing it with acetone. the back of the paper is slightly moistened with acetone, which releases the tones to get stuck on the stone, and finally it is possible to print it in the classic lithographic manner.”

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COPENHAGEN DENMARK

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PLUGS and FUSES

LIZ JAFF
ROBERT HENRY CONTEMPORARY
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about LIZ JAFF
Liz Jaff is a native of New York City and received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Art Complex Center of Tokyo, Japan and Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY. She maintains her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

about her WORK
“Paper’s versatility is what attracted me to it as my primary medium. Its structural and aesthetic possibilities reveal themselves through my continuous experimentation. I am in love with paper.
I have been folding paper for 15 years. I like repetition and rhythm. My first paper piece was conceived during a stay in Las Vegas and made with hotel stationary: The project folded up and stowed away in the bottom of my suitcase. At that time I began working more abstractly as a way of representing my impressions of places and recollections.  Paper became the perfect material to convey ephemeral experience and the ultimate intangibility of memory.

Transforming a two-dimensional surface into a three dimensional shape offers a variety of arrangements for the play of light and shadow on different flat planes.

I use folding to investigate these opportunities, and the circle acts as a character to reveal and conceal form. When repeated, these forms are my substitute for the geometric grid, my response to the squares of Sol Lewitt and Carl Andre and homage to Agnes Martin’s rectangles.”

 

 

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