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Sonja Hinrichsen

Sonja Hinrichsen

Sonja Hinrichsen
Visual artist, performance
Location: San Francisco (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

Sonja Hinrichsen examines urban and natural environments through exploration and research. As an artist, she feels responsible for addressing issues that our society tends to overlook or deny, especially negative impacts on the natural world. Her work manifests itself in immersive video installations, video performances and interventions in nature. His participatory project “Snow Drawings” engages communities around the world.

His work reflects environmental concerns and addresses our (humanity’s) relationship to the natural world. As we perceive it and interact with it.

The spiral.

“The choice of the spiral is no coincidence. The spiral is the movement of water that runs away in a siphon, nautiluses and snails have this shape. In all mythologies the spiral has had a meaning, our galaxy is a spiral… And what’s more, it’s unmissable! It is not so much the result that is important, she confides, it is the participation in the work! Creating your own path is already a work of art in itself. It is experimental art that cannot be claimed at the beginning of the creation of what the result will be. In addition, the work changes according to the color of the sky… It’s magic. -S. Hinrichsen.

 

 

Sonja HinrichsenDes traces de pas dans la neige | Art paysage, Boite verte, Neigesonja hinrichsen spirals snow drawings in the colorado landscape | Drawing projects, Drawings, Architecture drawingSonja Hinrichsen crée en marchant dans la neige ... | Beeldende kunst, Kunstwerk, Kunst

Website→  http://www.sonja-hinrichsen.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luiz Philippe

Luiz Philippe

Luiz Philippe
Visual artist, Design
Location: Rio de Janeiro. (Brasil)

 

 

 

 

 

Carefully-chosen materials, clever use of scale and hearty doses of humour are just some of the ingredients in the works of Brazilian artist, Luiz Philippe Carneiro de Mendonça.

Carneiro was born in 1957 into a family with close links to the art world. His father was the Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Belo Horizonte during the 1960s and Carneiro was able to visit Alberto da Veiga Guignard’s studio in Ouro Preto and also live and study with Frans Krajcberg.

School of Fine Arts.

After graduating in Industrial Design from the School of Fine Arts, Fundação Universidade Mineira de Arte, Carneiro embarked on a career as a designer, first in mi Gerais and later Paris before settling in Rio de Janeiro during 1980s. In parallel, he developed his personal artistic practice, often with a witty use of found materials.

Dada and surrealism.

Carneiro’s early works show a clear link to his childhood growing up in the iron mill owned by his family. Iron, steel and stone are his chosen materials for many works, including giant-sized devices which pay tribute to navigators. Dada and surrealism are evident influences too: an ancient rusty spade is transformed into an elegant neck with the simple addition of a row of pearls while leather handles turn blocks of stone into impossible suitcases. The artist’s design background and love of the absurd come together in Untitled (Chair with Legs Crossed).

 

 

Luiz PhilippeLuiz Philippe Stone & Mosaic Suitcases | Stone mosaic, Mosaic, Stone瑞瑞しい (@light20140216) / TwitterJUST AN ILLUSION # 188 | Stone art, Fantastic art, Installation art

Website→  https://linkin.bio/luizphilippecm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jamie Isenstein

Jamie Isenstein

Jamie Isenstein
Viusal artist
Location: New york (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Isenstein (b. 1975, Portland) confuses subject and object in her work, which spans sculpture, drawing, and performance, often turning objects into bodies and bodies into objects. Bluring distinctions between performance and sculpture, often through use of her own body as ready-made object in her “inhabited sculptures,” and thereby questions the notion of “live” in her work Isenstein reflects on the concept of art living beyond its creator and the role of the artist’s hand, quite literally, within a work of art. Most often utilizing the lexicon of comedy and magic as metaphors for larger contexts.

Inhabited sculptures.

Isenstein’s inhabited sculptures are almost an absurd reversal where the artwork has co-opted the artist’s body, creating an anthropomorphized self-deprecated sculpture. While these sculptures rely on her body’s presence, Isenstein offers an equally compelling solution for when she is absent. In doing so, Isenstein’s performances never truly end but instead go into extended intermissions. This way, unlike most performance or endurance art that has a finite beginning and end, her performances become more like sculptures that last indefinitely.

 

 

Jamie IsensteinJAMIE ISENSTEIN | Installazioni di arte, Arte contemporanea, ArteJamie Isenstein. Clap Magic. 2007 | MoMA | Moma, Jamie, Film stills

Website→  https://www.jamieisenstein.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay
Visual artist, sound and performance Art.
Location: US

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Marclay (American, b.1955) is a sculptor, video artist, and musician. He was born in California and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, by his American mother and Swiss father. Between 1977 and 1980, Marclay studied at the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva; at the same time, he studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1978, he studied as a visiting scholar at the Cooper Union in New York.

Performance Art.

Marclay expresses himself through Performance Art, sound, sculpture, and collage. He combines his love for music with his love for secondhand objects by molding these familiar things into unfamiliar ones. He was one of the first artists to bend and form sounds with a turntable to create new pieces. Previously, artists had linked songs together. Marclay has created unique and unexpected compositions since 1979, when he produced his Theatre of Found Sound.

Punk rock.

He developed an interest in punk rock and Performance Art while studying in Boston. The artist started singing and using mix tapes while performing with the other half of his musical duo, Kurt Hendry. Their lack of a drummer inspired Marclay to produce audio rhythm tracks that were accompanied by video rhythm tracks composed of cartoons or sex films on a loop. Marclay organized a festival in 1980 called Eventworks, where he explored the influence of rock music. He has also collaborated musically with Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Shelley Hirsh, Otomo Yoshihide, Arto Lindsay, and Sonic Youth, among others.

 

 

Christian MarclayChristian Marclay, 1992 | Christian marclay, Collage art, ArtistChristian Marclay - “Drum Kit” | Christian marclay, Drum kits, Drums

Website→  https://fraenkelgallery.com/artists/christian-marclay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lucy McRae and Bart Hess

Lucy McRae and Bart Hess

Lucy McRae and Bart Hess
Visual artist
Location: US/Netherland

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy McRae.

Artist Lucy McRae leads a multi disciplinary, art-research studio investigating the impact future technologies have on human evolution. In parallel to her gallery and museum-focused art practice she thrives as a director, a maker, in the writer’s room and in the lab.

Human intimacy.

Boldly staring down the status quo, Lucy pioneers a new story for how future technologies will fundamentally alter human intimacy. Reproduction, spirituality, biology and wellness culture. Shining light on the ethical implications of genetic engineering. Her prophetic aesthetic is flung far from archetypal tropes. Creating nostalgia for a future about to happen. Lucy’s work diversifies the predictive voices we traditionally call ‘science’ and ‘technology’. Through designing hypothetical worlds that use speculation as a tool to provoke an exploration of ideologies and ethics about who we are, and where we are headed.

Bart Hess.

The work of Bart Hess is of the most tactile and intuitive nature. He first delved into instinctive textiles when studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he created A Hunt for High Tech, a collection of materials that mimicked the bestial outer layers of unfamiliar hybrid species, accompanied by an evocative film that brilliantly brought his concepts to life.

Relation to the human body.

Over the past ten years, Hess has developed an impressive roster of work. He has pinned, stretched, slimed and scraped materials in relation to the human body, and collaborated with the likes of Lucy McRae, Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Iris van Herpen and Walter van Beirendonck. Hess feels that our bodies are increasingly becoming a platform for sensitive and interactive technology. And has constantly exposed the intimate relationship materials have upon our skin. “It felt like a natural instinct for me to start working on the body.

My own skin.

When I create a new design I always place it on my own skin even-though it originally was created as, for example, a flooring material. The fascinating thing about it for me is the combination of a skin and a material. By using a material on the body that is not the body’s own, but making it look like it could possibly be. I create a tension between the body and material.”

 

 

Lucy McRae and Bart HessLucyandBart — Lucy McRae, Bart Hess — Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Lucy mcrae, Bart hess, Performance artLucyandBart — Lucy McRae, Bart Hess — Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Bart hess, Lucy mcrae, Hess510 有意思ideas in 2022

Website→  https://www.lucymcrae.net/
                    https://www.barthess.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins
Visual artist, street installations
Location: Washington (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Jenkins (born 1970) is an American artist who makes sculptural street installations. Jenkins’ practice of street art is to use the “street as a stage” where his sculptures interact with the surrounding environment including passersby who unknowingly become actors. His installations often draw the attention of the police. His work has been described as whimsical, macabre, shocking and situationist. Jenkins cites Juan Muñoz as his initial inspiration.

In addition to creating art, he also teaches his sculpture techniques and installation practices through workshops.

 

 

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Website→  http://www.xmarkjenkinsx.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valerie Hegarty

Valerie Hegarty

Valerie Hegarty
Visual artist, painter
Location: New-York (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Hegarty is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes paintings, sculptures and installations that explore issues of memory, place and history. Starting with a personal inspiration, Hegarty seeks out poetic connections between her personal history, art history and current events. Hegarty relishes the materiality of her process, incorporating a range of materials such as canvas, wood, Foamcore, paper-mache, epoxy and ceramics.

Reverse archeology.

Hegarty’s large-scale installation work incorporates a process she calls “reverse archeology” in which layers of painted paper are adhered to the walls and floors of the gallery and then scraped back to create a material memory of a space. Hegarty’s canvases and sculptures that replicate paintings and antiques from early American art history are presented as ruined by devices associated with their historical significance. Although representational, Hegarty’s works contain surprising juxtapositions and uncanny transformations where materials and meanings are constantly shifting.

 

 

Valerie HegartyValerie Hegarty Famous paintings come to life in 3D sculptures of nature's destructive tendencies. | Decay art, Nature art, ArtValerie Hegarty - "Decaying" Paintings - Imgur | Decay art, Painting, Contemporary art

Website→  https://valeriehegarty.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly
Visual artist, master glassmaker
Location: Washington (US)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was initiated into
glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington.
After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He then created the Glass program and taught for over a decade.
In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright scholarship, he went to work at the
Venini glassworks in Venice. There he observed the approach of the team
glassblowing, which is essential to his way of working today.

Painting & Drawings.

Dale drew and painted, a practice which intensified after an injury forced him to stop blowing glass in 1979. From then on, drawing became a distinct form of expression and a medium to develop the concepts he wanted to explore in glass. An avenue to harness and release one’s creative energy. His charcoal, pencil, pastel and watercolor drawings also serve as a means of communicating his ideas to studio assistants. Visitors to the NYBG exhibition encounter a suite of his drawings from the 1980s alongside glass works from the same period, offering insight into Dale’s creative process and his engagement with a variety of materials.

 

 

Dale ChihulyDale Chihuly - Arthur Roger Gallery | Chihuly, Paintings i love, Dale chihulyChihuly - I know I pin many works by this artist, but I am just so drawn to it! | Dale chihuly, Chihuly, Interesting artPin on GLASSPin on CHIHULY - Smooth as Glass

Website→  https://www.chihuly.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andreea Talpeanu

Andreea Talpeanu

Andreea Talpeanu
Visual artist
Location: Paris (France)

 

 

 

 

 

Of Romanian origin, Andreea Talpeanu (born in 1982) sculpts reality. Weaving its web on the skeletons of the chairs. Create a totem from the agglomeration of women’s shoes. To give shape to humanoids swallowing advertisements: the whole world is a pretext for a reinterpretation/reappropriation by the artist.

Weaving against the desert.

Growing up in Romania in the 80s could be one of the reasons why Andreea Talpeanu became involved in such an unusual field of artistic expression.
But saying that means nothing. Because what Andreea does, she does with her fingers, with fabric and with talent, but she also does it with her brain and her heart. His productions are woven into a political statement against all the waste produced by modernity. They are the tame expression of something raw growing inside her that needs to come out, something that cannot remain silent.

The things that bother her.

What Andreea’s hands create is an aesthetic reaction to the things that bother her: half-broken chairs left to die in the streets. Discarded clothes that can still shine, abandoned lands that people cross without even noticing how their modern life is ruining them. As such, his gesture could be considered ethical. And it’s ethical, but it’s more than that. Indomitable, the feelings that she is, as a human being, almost oppressed, have found a way to transform into something aesthetic through the constant, uncompromising and meticulous work she produces.

Expression of faith.

Fighting with the means of an old lady (pieces of fabric, wool and yarn) against a society that is too quiet does not necessarily mean that yesterday was a golden age. Andreea Talpeanu’s work is more a delicate expression of faith than an aggressive protest. Transforming waste into flesh, building beautiful and elegant bodies: the gesture is a generous gift of life to objects much worse than dead, erased.

Meaning and direction.

Sewing is something the artist learned with her grandmother. Sewing is something women do, historically. When Andreea Talpeanu sews, it has nothing to do with femininity. Rather, it is about constructing meaning and direction. Like an inverted version of Ariadne’s thread, the artist draws material lines around fragments of the world. She doesn’t come from outside the maze to rescue trapped humans or fight mythological creatures without getting lost. On the contrary, she is inside the maze/world/trap and tries to get out of it through material exploration. And this gesture explains all the more why she studied architecture. It answers one of life’s most crucial questions: how do we relate to space and time?

 

 

 

Website→  https://andreeatalpeanuartworks.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Johan Deckman

Johan Deckman

Johan Deckman
Visual artist, psychotherapist
Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)

 

 

 

 

 

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Johan Deckmann is both a psychotherapist and an artist. Since 2015, he has been working on the creation of humorous works largely nourished and inspired by his experience in contact with the human psyche.

Books.

The Danish artist recovers personal development books, repaints the cover and adds a new title. To reinforce his message, the artist sometimes has fun adding visual effects. He plays with contrasts and volumes. The goal is to put certain topics into perspective. For example, he will place a thick book entitled “Questions” next to a book containing few pages whose title is “Answers”. The lesson here, of course, is that genuine occasions to feel offended are usually rare.

The power of language.

The beauty of Johan Deckmann’s works stems from their universality. He illustrates widespread psychological failings, and many recognize themselves in his work. The artist says he believes in the power of language, both in psychotherapy and in art. One thing is certain, Johan Deckmann has the sense of the formula! These book titles are amazingly accurate. They skillfully and humorously reveal the imperfection and even the absurdity of human psychology.

 

Johan DeckmanIs of The Essense - Johan Deckmann | Digital museum, Creative skills, Cooking timerJohan Deckmann no Instagram: “Change @johandeckmann #johandeckmann” | Change, Philosophy quotes, Instagram posts

Website→  https://johandeckmann.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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