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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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Anri Sala

Anri Sala

Anri Sala
Visual artist
Location: Berlin (Germany)

 

 

 

 

 

Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania. He received his BA in Painting and Sculpture from the National Academy of Arts Tirana, studied Video at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and completed post-graduate studies in Film Directing at Le Fresnoy–Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing. The artist lives and works in Berlin.

Music and narrative.

Sala’s oeuvre explores the relationships between music and narrative. Architecture and film, interleaving qualities of different media in both complex and intuitive ways to produce works in which one medium takes on the qualities of another. His practice encompasses sound and video installation, film, sculpture. Photographs, drawings, books.

 

 

Anri SalaAI WEIWEI ET ANRI SALA ECHANGERONT LEURS PAVILLONS A LA 55e BIENNALE DE VENISE | Ai weiwei, Pavillon, Art contemporainAnri Sala's subterranean installation is out of this world | Buffalo bayou park, Installation, Computer generated imageryanri sala: french pavilion at venice art biennale 2013 | Venice biennale, Magazine art, Sala

Represented by Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tamiko Kawata

Tamiko Kawata

Tamiko Kawata
Visual artist
Location: New York (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Through her works, Tamiko Kawata (born in Kobe, Japan, 1936) seeks another vision and another way of thinking about her life in the space between installations, sculptures and murals. For forty years, she has been using unknown everyday objects as media. Discarded materials are important to her because of environmental issues and also as a reflection of her current life. Her choice of materials and her interpretation are influenced by the differences between life in America and Japan, where she grew up.

Repetition.

Kawata often uses repetition and aims to create energy and chaos, in quiet stillness. In Hyperallergic, Seth Rodney wrote, “[Kawata] works with meticulous manipulation of unassuming everyday materials that have entered his new life [in America]. At the same time, his work is a rigorously modernist practice that bridges the gap between the 1960s and today.

 

 

Tamiko KawataIN & OUT Tamiko Kawata black safety pins | Safety pin art, Black safety pins, Safety pinTamiko Kawata solo show Fall 2017 at Garvey|Simon New York #safetypins #tamikokawata #sculpture #installation #artonpaper #garvey… | Paper art, Instagram posts, ArtTamiko Kawata's discarded materials | Paper shredder, Paper, Calligraphy paper

Website→  https://www.tamikokawata.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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Mareo Rodriguez

Mareo Rodriguez

Mareo Rodriguez
Visual artist
Location: Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

Mario Rodriguez “MAREO” is a multidisciplinary artist born in Mexico City in 1981, raised in Colombia and based in Barcelona.

His work explores the strength of topography and natural territory, conceived as a constantly moving energetic living mantle. Epidermal stratification forged by time, with an emerging telluric language, pressing, gravitating, revealing itself through the landscape.

“Matter is condensed light”.

Rodríguez seeks to cover different scales in his artistic approach. From the massiveness of mountains and rocks, through its process of settling and fragmentation to stone as the basic unit. Thus, He is interested in matter as a condensation of light and its process of transformation. Expanding energy over time, releasing weight to return to origin.

Exhibitions & publications.

He has had 16 individual exhibitions and participated in various art fairs and projects in North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

​Several publications of his work have been made, among which 3 books stand out: “Expansion” published by the Italian gallery E3 contemporanea and Vanillaedizioni in 2018, self-published book “Matter is condensed light” 2020 and VC 03 presenting the exhibition “Portals” by Valletta Contemporary, Malta 2022.

 

 

Mareo Rodriguezmareo rodriguez | Installation art, Touch of gray, Conceptual artMareo Rodriguez in 2022 | Artistic installation, Installation art, Composition artABSTRACT ART on Instagram: “Mareo Rodriguez @mareorodriguez ⁣ ⁣ ⁣…”

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alicia Martin

Alicia Martin

Alicia Martin
Visual artist
Location: Spain

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia Martin is a visual artist from Spain. She holds an MFA degree from the School of Visual Arts of New York thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, where she focused on painting combining digital and traditional media.

Collage and sculpture.

In her latest body of works she deals with concepts such as change, entropy and evolution in the form of painting installations. By integrating diverse techniques in her process, she orchestrates layers of materials on intricate hybrid compositions halfway between collage and sculpture.

Exhibit:

Her work has been exhibited in cities such as New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Madrid and San Sebastián.

 

 

Alicia MartinAlicia Martin - Paperblog | Book installation, Urban art installation, Book sculptureAlicia Martin: Zócalo (plinth) | Art Installations, Sculpture, Contemporary Art | Installation art, Sculpture art, Contemporary artAlicia Martin: Streaming Books Installations | Book installation, Installation, Books

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beili Liu

Beili Liu

Beili Liu
Visual artist

Location: Texas (US)

 

 

 

 

 

Beili Liu is a visual artist who creates material-and-process-driven, site-responsive installations. Working with commonplace materials and elements such as thread, needle, scissors, feather, salt, wax, and cement. Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives. As Kay Whitney wrote about Liu’s work in Sculpture Magazine: “Liu’s installations leap from obsession and repetition to something profound and expansive, merging the personal with the political.”

Austin, Texas.

Born in Jilin, China, Beili Liu now lives and works in Austin, Texas. Liu received her MFA degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2003). Also, Liu is an Institute for the Humanities Fellow (2020-2022) and the Leslie Waggener Endowed Professor in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Served on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Museum Panel (2019). Teaching has been endorsed by a UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (2011), selected across the nine institutions of the University of Texas System.

 

 

Beili LiuArtist Beili Liu Embroiders Underneath Hundreds of Suspended Scissors | Night art, Performance art, Installation art14 idées de Beili Liu | artiste, installations artistiques, art contemporainBeili Liu artwork, Aliment | Art carved, Unusual art, Sculpture installation

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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