Kyle Barnes is an artist we are getting into today, and just randomly came across some of his process shots and got hooked. From his site: "From Cookstown, Northern Ireland, Kyle Barnes graduated from The University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2010 with a BA Hons degree in Fine and Applied Arts. Since then he has won the Towry prize at the National Open Art Competition, exhibited at the prestigious Pallant House Gallery in Chicester and most recently been awarded the KPMG Young Artist Award at the RUA Belfast.
Mounting six sculptural works in unexpected interior and exterior spaces, Bernardi Roig challenges visitors perception and experience in NO/Escape, on view beginning October 25. His project addresses the existential dualities of entrapment and liberation, blinding and illumination, absence and presenc
Somewhere, Ernest Hemingway is happy. And perhaps a littly tipsy. Perhaps both. In the spirit of "The Sun Also Rises," or maybe a connection we are just making in our own heads because of the subject matter, French artist Christian Gaillard has been painting this intricate and stunning portraits of bullfighters since the 1980s.
This is the story of a Milwaukee man, an extremely talented sculptor whose works are found all over the world and who in fact is rated Number One in his genre, yet is better known in cities of Europe, Asia and The Middle East than he is right here in his own home town. His name is Marc Sijan. His Artform is Hyper Realism.
A stunning work has just been producing in Gaza by artist Iyad Sabbah, documenting and preserving the destruction of the neighborhood of Shuja’iyya during the recent conflict and the now homeless community that once lived there. As DesignBoom points out, Sabbah "has set a family of clay figures wandering away from the war-torn wreckage. The models that comprise ‘worn out’ seem almost mummified, as if completely consumed by the death and devastation surrounding them."
We remember seeing Edward del Rosario's work at Richard Heller Gallery a few years back, and wanted to revisit this morning. His bio is great: Edward del Rosario was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was pushed down a flight of stairs when he was two years old. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design.
It's harrowing to consider the caliber of plutocratic monster who might hang one of Enamel Kingdom's menacing tiger slabs behind the desk in his lair. One imagines the sort of curiously cultured alpha-Neanderthal who fires underlings because it's Friday and often introduces himself by announcing, Your worst nightmare just walked into the room.