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Katharina Fritsch

Katharina Fritsch

Katharina Fritsch

Visual artist, Sculptor

Location : Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Katharina Fritsch is a contemporary German sculptor. Born on February 14, 1956, she graduated from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1984. Her work mixes reality with imagination. To create a surreal imagery that contracts reality and fantasy through its monochrome sculptures. Large-scale animals. People and objects. From her luminous palette, she noticed that the color “equalizes, makes abstract – like a visual sign, an icon. It is important: my work is always at the border between a detailed sculpture and a sign. Fritsch’s work is often described as disturbing. Containing slight changes in representation that alter the viewer’s perception. From reality and highlight the falsified imitation of the life of the work.

 

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Website : https://www.katharinafritsch.de/

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Collective : Numen / For Use

Collective : Numen / For Use

Collective : Numen / For Use

Social Sculpture, Installation

Location : Berlin, Wien, Zagreb

 

 

 

 

 

Numen / For Use is a collective working in the fields of conceptual art. Cenography Industrial and spatial design. The group was formed for the first time in 1998. It was a collaboration between industrial designers Sven Jonke. Christoph Katzler. And Nikola Radeljković under the banner For Use.

Collective identity.

In 1999, they established Numen as a collective identity. Covering all projects done outside the field of industrial design. The first companies in the group are characterized by impersonal design experiences. Formal radical reduction. Deeply rooted in the tradition of high modernism. And mainly applied to various synergistic projects of total design in Croatia.

2004.

From 2004, after having set up a specific large-scale project. For the production of Inferno at the National Theater Center of Madrid. Numen / For Use is very interested in scenography. Other achievements in theaters across Europe ensue.

Since 2008, the collective focuses on the configuration of objects. Concepts without predefined function. An activity that leads to more hybrid work. And experimental such as the N-Light series and the installation of tapes.

 

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Website : Collective Numen / For Use 

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Pascale Archambault

Pascale Archambault

Pascale Archambault 

Sculptor

Location : Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1976, Pascale Archambault has experienced wood carving. Ceramics and stone. Devoting himself almost exclusively to the latter. Archambault’s art is figurative. Represented in its entirety or in fragments, which plays a decisive role. Dotted with references to the history of sculpture. His works reflect social considerations. Regarding, acts of violence. Contemporary conflicts and, on the other hand, the pleasures of life. Her pieces constantly oscillate between two contradictory poles, one of which, the euphoric connotations, focuses on beauty. Well-being and desire. The other, closer to dysphoria, shows ugliness. Anxiety and suffering.

 

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Janaina Mello Landini

Janaina Mello Landini

Janaina Mello Landini

Visual Artist, Installation

Location : Brasil

 

 

 

 

Born in São Gotardo, MG (1974). Janaina lives and works in Sao Paulo. She graduated in Architecture in 1999. And studied Fine Arts from 2004 to 2007. Both in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.

Her artistic output encompasses her knowledge of architecture. Physics and mathematic and her observations about time. To weave her worldview. Her work transits between different scales. From the object to public spaces.

 

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Website – http://www.mellolandini.com/

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Tjalf Sparnaay

Tjalf Sparnaay

Tjalf Sparnaay

Painter

Location : Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

The artist and painter Tjalf Sparnaay (Netherlands, 1954) lives and works in the Dutch city of Hilversum. But spends much of his time in the United States. Tjalf Sparnaay is a self-taught painter. He has been working on his impressive work of paintings and works of art since 1987. He is constantly looking for new images that have never been painted before.

In his oil paintings and still lifes. Tjalf Sparnaay shows us in a different light. The ordinary and mundane things that we hold dear. His technique mirrors that of the Dutch masters of the 17th century. His subjects are very contemporary and include food. Typical Dutch or American objects.

Vermeer. Rembrandt.

Tjalf Sparnaay was influenced by the work of Vermeer. Rembrandt. Ralph Goings and Charles Bell. He is internationally regarded as one of the most important contemporary painters working in a style called Mega Realism. He is part of the contemporary artistic movement of Hyper Realism. His paintings and prints in limited edition. Continue to gain popularity with art collectors and art lovers.

 

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Website : https://www.tjalfsparnaay.nl/en/

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Miles Johnston

Miles Johnston

Miles Johnston

Painter

Location : London (England)

 

 

 

 

Miles Johnston was born in the United Kingdom in 1993. He spent the early years of his childhood in Brunei, Borneo. Which, had a major impact on Him. The totally different environment gave early intuition that there was no real “normal”. In hindsight. He was always interested in anything that could transform his perception of the mundane. From mathematics. Physical. Philosophy and art. He always wanted to see the world around him as if it was the first time. Also, he always felt the sublime strangeness. Terrifying and impressive to be.

 

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Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor

Sculptor, Visual Artist

Location : England

 

 

 

 

 

Jason deCaires Taylor is a sculptor. Underwater photographer and autonomous diver. He showed his immense love for the aquatic world through his underwater sculptures. They slowly turn into coral reefs. Taylor’s evolving sculptures support the life cycle of aquatic organisms. They are made of cement with a neutral pH. Which means that Taylor does not only care about the aesthetic properties of his works. But also their functionality and their biological vocation. Taylor is also known for being the founder of the world’s largest water museum in Mexico. Also, for its ongoing efforts to preserve fragile or already threatened marine habitats.

 

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Website : https://www.underwatersculpture.com/

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Tung Ming-Chin

Tung Ming-Chin

Tung Ming-Chin

Sculptor

Location: Taïwan

 

 

 

 

The Taiwanese artist Dong Mingqin. Described the objects and characters that were trying to break free. Trapped in the carved wood. To express the idea of a psychological prison. The artist has created a series of impressive psychological themes. In 2013, he created the breath. Also: “a metaphor for the transformation of physical space into a mental space affected by vision”. Placed in the box. The wooden bumps protrude upwards. While below, a pop-up window. A single member leaves enough mystery to allow the viewer. To find his own explanation.

 

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Adrian Ghenie

Adrian Ghenie

Adrian Ghenie

Painter

Location : Roumania

 

 

 

 

 

Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie, born in Baia Mare in 1977. Studied the visual arts at the University of Cluj-Napoca. Where he obtained his license in 2001. Co-founder of Galeria plan B, which manages two contemporary art spaces in Cluj and Berlin. He divides his time between these two cities.

Calculated accidents.

Adrian Ghenie practices a gestural painting that stands out in particular for its technical procedures. He uses the palette knife. Stencils to introduce “calculated accidents”. In the table covered with multiple layers of paint. The universe of his childhood continues to deeply mark his art. In particular the story of his parents’ travels through Eastern Europe in the years 1960-1970. Instead of drawing directly from their testimony, he tries to reconstruct the facts. Distorted by memory. It’s this disconnect between reality and memory. Let him explore the thickness of the material applied to the canvas.

 

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Website : https://darwinsroom.ro/artist/

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Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville

Painter

Location : England

 

 

 

 

In a society often obsessed with physical appearance. Jenny Saville has created a niche for overweight women in contemporary visual culture. Known primarily for her large-scale paintings of obese women. Saville has recently broken into the contemporary art world. With the help of gallery owner and art collector Charles Saatchi. Rising quickly to great critical and public recognition. In part through Saatchi’s patronage. Saville has been heralded for creating conceptual art through. The use of a classical standard. The figure painting.

 

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