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Alain Urrutia

‘a fragmented and reconstructed alternative reality’

'MIRROR RIM' by Alain Urrutia is a series of eleven paintings made to flip around, like a mirror, reflecting a fragmented and reconstructed alternative reality. Where he previously made super large paintings, these realistic small format black and white images, reframed and alienated from their historical value, are made to question our interpretations. The MIRROR RIM project was born from the idea of making two exhibitions in two different places that would change when moving from one space to the second one . The works from MIRROR RIM are composed symmetrically on their horizontal axis. The mirrored images we get in this way can be flipped 180 degrees. This is what happens when the exhibition is moved from one gallery to the second one. The paintings have been rotated so this second exhibition at Appleton Square in Lisbon, would work as the reflection of the first exhibition at the DIDAC Foundation in Santiago de Compostela. Hence the title of the exhibition, MIRROR RIM, a palindrome that refers to the edge of the mirror. [ Continue reading ]

Front Row by CFA Berlin

The Berlin-based Contemporary Fine Arts gallery recently opened a great pop-up shop named Front Row on the ground floor of its David Chipperfield-designed space on Museum Island. Open until the 26th of April, the store sells: artists’ books, catalogues, DVDs, vinyl, paintings, woodcuts, sculptures, and paraphernalia associated with the gallery for a large range of prices. The basic idea behind Front Row was to create a traditional analog exhibition. Nowadays speed has become a major factor in the work of the gallery, but in the early days of the 20-year-history of the gallery everything was thought out to the last detail; from exhibitions to books, to editions. Over the years these objects moved further and further away, partially because of the dominance of the internet, with them eventually ending up in storage. The idea of CFA-founder Bruno Brunnet was to put these beautiful elements produced by his gallery on display again next to work of his liking of a broad spectrum of artists. [ Continue reading ]

Dawn Mellor

On the 7th of September Galerie Gabriel Rolt opened the exhibition of portraits by the very talented painter Dawn Mellor in which she depicts former members of now defunct not-for-profit collective The Austerians. This is the second solo exhibition at the gallery following "The Conspirators" in 2010. The Manchester-born Mellor is the oldest female artist never to have participated in a group exhibition, nationally or internationally at galleries, museums and public institutions in Europe and the USA or to have collaborated with curators or artists in various media. [ Continue reading ]

Carolein Smit at Flatland Gallery

On the 8th of September the incredible Dutch ceramic artist Carolein Smit will open her exhibition 'Death and the Maiden'  at the newly opened Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam. The work of the Academy of fine arts, St. Joost graduate is known for its evocative postures which inhabit at the same time a certain vulnerability. Much of her attention in her statues goes to the skin: it could be covered with thorns, holes, hairs, water drops, or a pattern of veins. The aesthetic created by these choices has a strong connection to the magic-realistic tradition in the arts. Carolein borrows themes from classic mythology and biblical tales, such as greed, power and impotence, vanity, perishableness and death. Often her sculptures enclose elements like those we find in vanitas. [ Continue reading ]

Libido Moriendi

Highlight Gallery in San Francisco will open Belgian artist Renato Nicolodi’s first solo exhibition in the United States next week. The dark, bold and colossal architectonic sculptures all build around the theme of Libido Moriendi, a Latin phrase that, like Nicolodi’s work, is situated between classical… [ Continue reading ]

Charles Matton — Enclosures

I love studio’s, ateliers, factories, places where things are being made, crafted and created. Like Todd Selby showed us the homes-, and Paul Barbera the workshops of the creative class in photography, so did Charles Matton in miniature versions of famous artists’ studios, including Freud’s, Giacometti’s and Bacon’s, giving us a close look behind the scenes of these masters. Along with these the miniature spaces represent real world interiors and revisited memories from Matton’s own life. [ Continue reading ]

Won Hundred by James Pfaff

A few days ago Danish brand Won Hundred opened an exhibition showing this years new Autumn and Winter collection at the Outside World Gallery in London. In a specially curated selection of images by British photographer James Pfaff the exhibition breaks free from the traditional ‘Lookbook’ to … [ Continue reading ]

Somewhere Place

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Next month Galerie Gabriel Rolt will host a new show by Ryan McGinley – Somewhere Place. It will be his second solo exhibition in the Netherlands (the first one was at Foam). ‘McGinley’s elaborate and rigorous process of photo-making creates moments of… [ Continue reading ]

Anaesthetics

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Spring Projects will host a show with these fantastic new works by Hussein Chalayan. The work by Chalayan, called Anaesthetics, is an ‘almost hijab-shaped white cotton veil over a traditional Japanese Geisha’s wig, placed within a minimalist white box creates an unsettling ambience where… [ Continue reading ]

Martien Mulder

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Dutch born and New York based photographer Martien Mulder will open her new solo exhibition at Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam today. The exhibition is called “From Blue To Blue” and includes highlights of 10 years of personal work. ‘Martien Mulder’s photographs reflect her travels,… [ Continue reading ]

Massacre of the Innocents

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New York based artist Eric White just finished a 16 food wide reinterpretation of Bruegel’s Massacre of the Innocents. On view since yesterday at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY, together with work by Nicola Verlato and Fulvio Di Piazza. Above:… [ Continue reading ]

Arising from the Ashes

If you're in Amsterdam be sure you'll visit Galerie Alex Daniels/Reflex between april 10 and june 15 were Andrew Moore will show 15 of his large scale photographs of abandoned places and collapsing infrastructure.

“Colour is the first thing that imbeds itself in the viewer. It sets the emotional key to the picture. It creates a unifying overall mood – and I establish that right through the beginning.” — Andrew Moore [ Continue reading ]

Soothing Syrup

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My favorite artist Adam Stennett made a new painting for the exhibition curated by Marc Straus which opened yesterday at Ana Cristea, 521 W 26th Street, NYC. Above his new work Soothing Syrup with two Poppies… Other artists in the exhibition are… [ Continue reading ]

Carnal

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Lovely new work (video and paper) by my favorite artist Adam Stennet at Schuebbe Projects in Düsseldorf. [ Continue reading ]

Fade

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Soon at Brooklyn based gallery Like the Spice, the second solo show by Eric LoPresti – Fade. ‘The works in Fade are predominated by the soft colors of the desert steppe – grays, ochres, pinks and dark blues. In contrast, the imagery is dramatic in scope… [ Continue reading ]

The Future Is Old

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The Future Is Old is a solo exhibition of recent works on paper by Marijn Akkermans in the Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam. ‘Perfect – perfect men, women – husbands and wives – sons and daughters – perfect families with the perfect dog. Marijn Akkermans makes drawings of… [ Continue reading ]

Shining with the secret of it

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I like these strange and beautiful coloured drawings by S. J. Hart. “…Her work combines traditional elements of etching, drawing, and figurative painting with a taste for the gothic, abstract, and decorative. Recent series explore the psychological space of figure and portrait paintings, Victorian post-mortem photography, and the… [ Continue reading ]

Moonmilk

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Some lovely colourful photographs shot in caves across North America by Ryan McGinley – exhibited in London in the Alison Jacques Gallery. ‘…Over the last year, McGinley and his crew explored huge caves underground, venturing into unknown territory, seeking out spectacular natural spaces, some previously undocumented. [ Continue reading ]

Erinnerungslandschaften

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Photographer Dana Mueller grew up in Communist East Germany and immigrated to the US in 1993. She came to question how we relate history and the human experience of going through war. The East Germans separated themselves from the guilt and horror of World War II, which contrasted to what her grandmother… [ Continue reading ]

Partners & Spade

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I got really inspired by Interview’s interview of Partners & Spade, ‘a sort of combo ad agency, creative consultancy, and art gallery boutique in a storefront on Great Jones Street in Manhattan’s NoHo’. “If you really care about details, demonstrate it” — Andy Spade… [ Continue reading ]

New York

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Sexy and the City, the upcoming exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery ‘shows the alluring, romantic and sometimes scandalous side of New York’s people and places. Capturing private, intimate moments and blatant displays of sexuality, these photographs span the decades from the 1940s to the present day,… [ Continue reading ]

Sixteen Steps to Paradise

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Reflexions in the water, mirrors, shadows and blurred images of flowers and leaves, all playing with light and shade… Strange and beautiful images by Jorma Puranen at Gallery Anhava last februari. ‘For the artist, the use of reflections is a metaphor, a way to grasp the relationships of… [ Continue reading ]

White

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Eric White e-mailed me to announce that he’s showing with Mr. Daniel Davidson in Paris, starting yesterday at Magda Danysz with a beautiful collection of new works. Here’s a small preview of the works. [ Continue reading ]