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Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta
Visual artist
Location: New Delhi (India)

 

 

 

 

 

Subodh Gupta was born in 1964 in India. He studied painting at the College of Arts and Crafts in Patna. He now lives and works in New Delhi. Cultural identity is the main theme Gupta has worked with during his career. His visual writings declare solidarity with the environment and its time. In addition, his works are often composed by the familiar and the spectacular.
The first part of his career is marked by video and performance. But very quickly he devoted himself exclusively to sculpture. With a performative dynamic still perceptible in the monumental dimension of the sculpture.

Indian society.

In her works, the artist addresses the themes of family and home. Also, it also refers to an ordinary human voice and migration stories. Through the objects of his works, he points to the truths of marginalized sections of Indian society who struggle for their daily needs. The sparkling growth of the Indian economy. In addition to dealing with Indian popular, visual and spiritual culture, the artist’s work also extends to Western tradition.

Hundreds of tools.

You could say that the work of Gupta, moving from the countryside to the city. It is an allegory of his own society, in all its aspects and social spheres. The artist’s monumental sculptures and installations, made by assembling hundreds of gleaming stainless steel tools. For example, reflect the short-circuit between archaic and modern culture, traditions and changes.

 

 

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Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan
Visual artist
Location: New-York (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Padua, Italy, in 1960, Cattelan did not attend art school but learned on his own. Cattelan brought his bad taste to the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1998. He asked an actor in an oversized cartoon mask of Pablo Picasso to meet and greet visitors. Cattelan said he was satirizing the postmodern museum and its similarity to a highly cultural Disneyland. He was impressed by MoMA to put up with such a cruel joke against himself.

Humor and irony.

Like many contemporary artists, it is Cattelan’s attitude that best describes his work, rather than the type of medium he uses. With a rebellious spirit, he practices paradox. The provocation. Humor and fierce irony. His rebellious spirit has learned the lessons of his masters. Pablo Picasso for the culture of the star-system and Andy Warhol for his media genius.

In fact Cattelan has a subtle sense of the paradoxes of transgression, of the limits of tolerance. In his London gallery Anthony d’Offay in 1999, he showed a black sepulchral slab that was a mock-up of Mai Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. Instead of the names of the deceased GIs, however, he painstakingly etched the score of each defeat suffered by the England national football team in dark columns across the monument. It was a fantastic national double insult for the Italian-born artist to display in London but, of course, it would have been much more blasphemous to show it in the United States. The joke was about the proportions and comparisons about how football fans take football as seriously as war, about different national memories.

Z from Zorro.

Cattelan constantly seeks to deride art, its idealism and stupidity and, in particular, the world of contemporary art. He criticizes its artistic production. A canvas notched in Z by Zorro becoming, for example, a derisory reference to the work of Lucio Fontana and the artistic milieu. This is the whole paradox of Cattelan, because he likes to pass himself off as an artist on the fringes of the Art market, when he is in fact a major player. For example as curator of the Berlin Biennale.

 

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Liza Lou

Liza Lou

Liza Lou
Visual artist
Location: Los Angeles (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Liza Lou emerged on the art scene with her 15.6m2 sculptural installation Kitchen. A life-size copy of the piece covered with glass beads as a symbol of hard work and materiality. Presented at the 1996 exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, it was quickly sold and allowed Lou to produce his next major work of art, again with hundreds of pearls, “Back Yard “.

The index of imprisonment.

Since then, the artist has created many other installations. Sculptures and other visual works focusing on issues such as psychological spaces. The index of imprisonment. Protection, labor problems and discrimination against women. Since the first exhibition, Lou’s works have been presented in both solo and group exhibitions. In major art spaces in the United States and abroad.

South Africa.

In 2005, the artist traveled to South Africa. She founded a studio with Zulu pearl makers who helped her produce another important work of art. Continuous Mile, made up of 4.5 million black pearls.

Today, Liza Lou divides her time between the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and Los Angeles.

 

 

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Tom Friedman

Tom Friedman

Tom Friedman
Visual artist
Location: US

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Friedman is a concept artist known for his meticulously crafted work. In particular sculpture, painting, drawing, video and installation. Friedman studies the concepts of perception. Logical and plausible with a keen eye and great attention to detail. Made from a wide variety of sometimes unconventional materials. Such as polystyrene foam. Aluminium foil. Plastic. Thread. Paper. Clay and hair. Friedman’s work often surprises the viewer. What at first glance appears to be a simple sculpture. Or a simple painting is closer inspection turned out to be constructed from many intricate pieces that the artist has handled with a remarkable level of craftsmanship.

Dark humor.

Friedman draws on personal experiences to recreate prosaic moments of everyday life. Her work tends towards dark humor, and the artist’s dry wit and often sarcastic use of materials have distinguished her practice over the past 30 years. “Art, for me, is a context to slow down the viewer’s experience of their daily life. In order to think about things they haven’t thought about,” Friedman explains. Or to “think in a new way.” Since the early 1990s, Friedman has used an array of sophisticated processes to achieve a seemingly mass-produced appearance. His highly conceptual work engages both maximalist and minimalist aesthetics. While recalling those of Pop Art, and its practice is deeply involved in the history of sculpture.

 

 

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Ardan Özmenoglu

Ardan Özmenoglu

Ardan Özmenoglu
Visual artist
Location: Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

We know that, through these post-it 3D portraits, Ardan creates cult aphorisms. Political humor and a powerful game with the spectator. Screen printing was used in the process before the invention of polyester mesh.

Ardan Özmenoglu is a versatile Turkish contemporary artist who works in a wide range of mediums. In particular large-scale glass sculptures. Work on Post-It® Notes and neon lighting. Since her first exhibition in 2006, her unique work has been featured in more than forty exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Especially in Istanbul, Berlin and Croatia.

Three-dimensional depth.

Özmenoğlu sticks hundreds of post-it notes on his canvases. Then screen-print colorful pop-inspired images on top to create a three-dimensional surface. This singular composition made up of a multitude of similar parts gives the work a formal variety and a literal depth. After the canvas has gone through the printing process, each post-it may behave differently. Some may lie completely flat. While others can curl up and reveal their true colors that stand out under the superimposed images. The three-dimensional depth of the work also translates into a depth of meaning on the surface. Colorful, light and extremely fun. But an entirely different character and tone threatens to eclipse these surface appearances from below.

Post-It®.

His playful work, rich in socio-political commentary, invites the viewer to reconsider familiar images, products and ideas. She intelligently uses ubiquitous objects. Post-It® Notes, for creating works of art that unite seemingly opposing ideas. Past and present, art history and contemporary art trends. Creativity and consumerism, repetition and individuality, the whole and the fragmented. She unites the age-old practice of printing with modern colors, glitter, paper and images. His bright and boldly colored art compels the viewer to view everyday objects and ideas in a different light. The result is anything but predictable.

 

 

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Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw

Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw

Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw
Visual artist
Location: Brooklyn (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw as performers and sculptors, are known to create altered and displaced environments as they take on various roles. such as Jen n ‘Outlaws Fish Fry Truck and Crawfish Boil, in which the artists created a hydraulically deployed food service truck. Southern cuisine in the middle of New York. In Coming Soon, the duo acted as pilots of a hot air balloon, flying over New York.

Bright Shiny Object.

Artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw transformed ordinary objects. “Bright Shiny Object” bathroom sink and ice cream cup, in spectacularly oversized carvings. Each structure is a self-circulating fountain: water runs from a sink tap, and chocolate sauce drips onto scoops of ice cream stacked in a shiny metallic bowl. The monumental scale of these works suggests a celebration of a way of life to which the consumer culture has become accustomed which includes access to plentiful running water and the ability to indulge in sugary treats. At the same time, the sculptures have a subtly subversive side. With allusions to a more dystopian version of the American dream under the varnish of appearances.

Fun performances.

Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw are a Brooklyn-based collaborative team. They are above all manufacturers of objects, which are sometimes integrated into playful performances. They are entertaining while making sharp cultural and political commentaries.

 

 

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Leandro Erlich

Leandro Erlich

Leandro Erlich

Visual artist
Location: Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

 

 

 

 

Leandro Erlich’s installations are made up of architectural elements most often built on a human scale. A staircase, an elevator, a bedroom. The public thus orientates itself with a familiar vision. Thanks to these devices, he maintains a participatory relationship with the works. Through this process, he takes on the role of an actor who allows him to evolve in a swimming pool without getting wet but with the same visions and sensations. The material existence is questioned in particular by devices which can be trompe-l’oeil.

Optical phenomenon.

Made with real or fake mirrors which duplicate, multiply or even invert the spaces. In this game of illusions, inversions and reflections. The visitor is invited to experience the artist’s illusionist gifts. But the experience requires the viewer to go beyond the fascination of the optical phenomenon to explore the depths of a psychological reality. He does not create a space but a situation with the public, the latter often being confronted with the strange experience of his own presence.

 

 

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Pritika Chowdhry

Pritika Chowdhry

Pritika Chowdhry
Visual artist
Location: Chicago (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Pritika is an artist, curator, scholar and educator. Born and raised in India, Pritika is currently based in Chicago, IL in the United States. Pritika holds a master’s degree in visual arts. A master’s degree in visual culture and gender studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Exhibits.

Pritika has shown her work nationally and internationally in group and individual exhibitions at the Weismann Museum in Minneapolis. At the Queens Museum in New York. Hunterdon Museum in New Jersey. Islip Art Museum in Long Island. Visual Arts Center in New Jersey. Temporary DoVA at the University of Chicago. Brodsky Center at Rutgers University and at the Cambridge Art Gallery in Massachusetts.

Pritika is a recipient of a Vilas International Travel Grant. From an Edith and Sinaiko Frank scholarship for a woman in the arts. Wisconsin Arts Board Scholarship and Minnesota State Arts Board Scholarship. She has taught at Macalester College and the College of Visual Arts, both in St. Paul, Minnesota. The scholarship published on Pritika’s work has been published in peer-reviewed research publications and various exhibition catalogs.

Artist conferences.

Pritika has presented her studio research projects at various national conferences, such as the International Arts Symposium at NYU. The Contested Terrains of Globalization at UC-Irvine and the South Asian Conference at UW-Madison. Prithika also participates in panels and gives lectures and artist talks on her work by invitation.

STATEMENT BY THE ARTIST.

I practice counter-memory and I create anti-memory sculptural installations of traumatic historical events. Through my artistic projects, I present narratives that are elided from the dominant cultural discourse to disrupt the hegemonic collective memories.

Memorial Project.

I founded the Partition Memorial Project and the Counter-memory Project. Transnational in scope, it includes sculptural art installations that commemorate difficult memories from around the world. Such as country partitions. Civil and military wars. Riots, border violence, genocides and terrorist attacks.

My large-scale sculptures and site-sensitive installations refer to the body to commemorate unbearable and difficult memories.

Counter-memories.

I seek to connect seemingly disparate geopolitical contexts because I believe it is important to build bridges. The counter-memories of communities and nations provide the viscera with which I build these bridges in my work.

Interdisciplinary artist, I migrate between fibers, latex, paper, clay, glass, metal, wood, poetry and drawing. The creator in me appreciates the sensuality of different materials, and the scholar in me pursues the cultural references that different materials introduce into my work.

 

 

Website→  http://www.pritikachowdhry.org

 

 

 

 

 

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klaus Rinke

klaus Rinke

Klaus Rinke

Visual artist

Location; Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klaus Rinke (born 1939) is active / lives in Germany. Rinke’s “sculptural paintings” challenge the imaginary and illusory qualities of painting while examining the real and tangible nature of sculpture. Painting always consists in making present an imaginary world

Conceptual Art.

Very active on the international scene since the 1960s, the artist has worked alongside and through major radical movements such as Body Art, Land Art or Conceptual Art without his work ever being reduced to a single these issues. Along with a regular practice of drawing and painting, Klaus Rinke has developed a work of sculptor in the broad sense of the term. Using aesthetic means at the border between art and science. Thus, it awakens the awareness of essential data. of experience: time, space. Gravity. From elementary structures where water and metal predominate. Rinke seeks to understand the physical and material dimension of the universe. And thus chart the way for a reflection on metaphysics.

 

 

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Katharina Fritsch

Katharina Fritsch

Katharina Fritsch

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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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