Nicolas V. Sanchez is exhibiting in these days at the 56th Venice Biennale with his “Personal Structures”.His Mexican origins and heritage are explored through five small books filled with drawings in colored ballpoint pen. Page by page we find portraits of families, but also scenes of farms and livestock.
Sanchez is also a painter, therefore sketches are not always meant to exit only in the pages of a book but intended for larger canvas.
Kevin Peterson studied at Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he received his BFA in 2001 and where he works out of Winter Street Studios.As he says:” My work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. Support versus restraint, bondage versus freedom, and tension versus slack are all themes that I often visit. My work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior.”
Kevin Peterson will be in December at Scope Miami, showing with Thinkspace Gallery.
Kim Kei lives and works in Los Angeles. Her process begins with combining and altering everyday objects . These sculptures are photographed in several iterations, which become the foundation for her glimmering iridescent paintings. Her first solo exhibition “Right Up Against the Unsaid” will open at Alter Space Gallery San Francisco on October 24th at 7pm.
Matthias Verginer is an Italian sculptor born in Bressanone. His sculptures, apparently only funny and ironic, do not just entertain and charm us, they also invite us to reflect on the mechanisms with which we perceive reality.
Exhibition september-october 2015
Christiane Löhr is a German artist who lives and works in Köln, Germany and Prato, Italy. In her hands nature becomes art.
Her installations come out from the assembly of seeds of different plants, buds, stems, stalks or interweaving the hair of a horse. The raw material, found by chance during a walk, collected and stored by the artist, become poetic artworks. Without the help of glues or chemicals, but only thanks to incredible patience Christiane Löhr creates sculptures that invite to meditation, creating a silent dialogue with nature. Huge serenity is what these wondering pieces of art give.
Exhibition september-october 2015
Sarah Cooper (USA) and Nina Gorfer (Austria) have been working together since 2006 and have similar backgrounds in architecture, art, design and photography. They have had several solo exhibitions and have already established a respected international reputation for themselves.
That’s how they describe their work: “Our work belongs to a narrative tradition within photography existing at the intersection of contemporary photography and 18th and 19th century painting. It is based on the personal and collective stories of place, where the pictures become condensed impressions showing the latent and ephemeral rather than the obvious. Place and story are the catalysts of our work – transforming narrative and memories into image. But the images that emerge out of the stories take on lives of their own. Like the portrait in Oscar Wilde’s novel “The Picture of Dorian Grey”, our images show more than just an objective view of the person portrayed. Instead, they also depict something we can not see – the past, the insubstantial and intangible, where the life and sentiment of the person photographed are woven together with our perception and experience of the moment. In the end, our pictures are the stories’ beautiful remains.”
For their book Cooper and Gorfer traveled to the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan to collect sagas and stories in conversations and interviews with local inhabitants.
Javier Marín studied at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City where he presently lives and works. He has developed a solid career as a visual artist , holding over 90 solo exhibitions and more than 200 collective shows all over the world.His first exhibitions showed paintings and graphical art. At the beginning of his sculptural work he exclusively used clay; later on he developed pieces in bronze and in last years he has gone beyond traditional methods, experimenting and innovating with polyester resin combined with organic materials, such as amaranto seeds, tobacco, soil or dried meat fibers.
During the years Javier Marín has created an increasing number of larger pieces in public spaces.
Corpus Terra october-november 2015
Jurga Martin is a young and very talented artist. Born in Eastern Europe she now lives and creates in France. Her sculptures are full of emotions and life. Each one has its own character. The expressions, gestures, attitudes reflect a profound knowledge of a human being no matter social conditions or age.
Jurga creates sculptures telling childhood stories, full of innocence and vitality. The faces of her characters inspire wonder and seem amazed by life. All these children seem to play a part in a movie. The movie of life.
“Jurga’s sculptures will fascinate you by their vitality, the incredible correctness of their attitudes, their expressions and the magnificent sensation of humour, charm and simplicity. “
André Ruellan, art critic
Some of Jurga’s works are now shown till february 2016 at Art Taipei 2015 Gallery Bergamo.
A book is also available contacting the artist on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jurga-Sculpteur/225087099898?pnref=lhc and on http://jurgasculpteur.blogspot.it
David Agenjo is a figurative painter based in London. Born in Madrid, he has lived and worked in many places including: Dublin, New York and Shenzhen in China.
He is a self-taught artist , unlike a lot of his contemporaries. In his works he combines color and texture in “unexpected” ways and uses a secondary canvas as a palette. This second one becomes the new surface on which to overlay and merge the next figurative composition. This palette, covered in random color combinations and textures, becomes the underlayer for his next figurative painting.
He has supported international exhibitions. From 13th till 15th November 2015 he will be exhibiting with ‘The Doorway Gallery’ at the Edinburgh Art Fair.
Many prints and several original works available over on Saatchi Online.