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  • The Fabric Dye Portraits of Orkideh Torabi
    by Andy Smith on June 26, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Working with fabric dye on cotton, Iranian artist Orkideh Torabi creates scenes and portraits that poke fun at the men behind patriarchal societies. The works are tethered to the history of her home country, taking influence from antique Persian miniatures. The artist is currently based in Chicago.Mor […]

  • The Gouache-and-Ink Paintings of Edie Fake
    by Andy Smith on June 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Edie Fake’s gouache-and-ink paintings explore issues of identity and sexuality through architectural and at first, seemingly abstract elements. The cascading geometric elements may recall the broader work of Maya Hayuk, yet Fake’s work is deceptively hyper-personal in nature.Mor […]

  • The Kinetic Sculptures of Casey Curran
    by Andy Smith on June 25, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Casey Curran’s kinetic sculptures consist of wire, aluminum, motors, sculpted brass, cranks, or other materials, yet resemble organic objects in essence. The artist, hailing from Washington, crafts his intricate works with the cycles and shapes of nature in mind, yet each sculpture doesn’t seem to draw from any one creature or floral element. Mor […]

  • Eunjeong Choi’s Cascading Colors Create Cityscapes
    by Andy Smith on June 22, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Eunjeong Choi’s wild, illusionary oil paintings create cityscapes with kaleidoscopic forms. In a manner that can be likened to Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark, Choi creates both neat and muddied reflections on color, cascading in two and three dimensions. The painter-installation artist is currently based in Seoul, South Korea.Mor […]

  • Ukiyoemon Mitomoya Takes Ancient Approach Toward the Contemporary
    by Andy Smith on June 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Japanese artist Ukiyoemon Mitomoya continues the ukiyo-e tradition with contemporary and political reflections, his works commenting on anything from white-collar life in Japan to Brexit. The result moves between the humorous and satirical to the enlightening, offering a different scope and perspective on the issues of the day.Mor […]

  • Arghavan Khosravi’s Paintings Take Influence from Home Country’s History
    by Andy Smith on June 21, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Iran-born painter Arghavan Khosravi creates surreal scenes that blend historical Persian motifs and pop cultural iconography. The artist’s own statement says that she is “deeply connected to her own personal experience of the culture and politics of her homeland of Iran that probe both personal and political experiences.” Much of her recent work has been crafted as acrylic on found textiles. Mor […]

  • Jen Stark’s New Kaleidoscopic Works in ‘Dimensionality’
    by Andy Smith on June 21, 2019 at 10:39 am

    With “Dimensionality,” Jen Stark’s vibrant sculptures, paintings, and installations take over Joshua Liner Gallery with her illusionary talents. The show, which began this week and runs through July 19, features both analogue and digital elements to activate the New York City space. Stark was last featured on here.Mor […]

  • Ryan Hewett’s Provocative Figures Return at Unit London
    by Andy Smith on June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Ryan Hewett’s experimental formations of the human figure, shaped with knives, brushes and paint rollers, return in a new show at the Unit London this month. Among the fresh works offered in “New Paintings” is the massive “Memories,” measuring more than 11 feet by 6 feet. The work took more than a year for the South African painter to finish. Hewett was last on our site here.Mor […]

  • The Oil Paintings of Alessandro Fogo
    by Andy Smith on June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Alessandro Fogo’s oil paintings reach back through time, taking a deep inspiration from history with stirring results. There’s a sense of ritual in many of the Italian artist’s recent work, with connections so numerous that the end result is a broader look at our human history.Mor […]

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