Sunday, June 20, 2021
Conversation On A Pink Couch. Photo: playgrounddetroit.com

Gisela McDaniel – Art as Therapy

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Born in Cleveland and based in Detroit, McDaniel received her BFA from the University of Michigan. She describes herself as “a diasporic indigenous Chamorro feminist artist”.
Sotheby's online sales during pandemic. Photo: artmarketmonitor

New Auction Records For Five Artists Despite The Global Pandemic

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Just like everywhere else in the world, there has been a rush to get supplies to artists on lockdown so they can continue to produce work. Art galleries are focusing on online sales, content and maintaining contact with their audiences and collectors through various video platforms and social media.
MAQUEII 2002. Photo: Courtesy Goodman Gallery

Tracey Rose – Contributing to History

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It’s not every artist who is brave and committed enough to shave her entire body and make an art piece with the hair while filming using surveillance cameras, Introducing Tracey Rose.
Julian Stallabrass. Photo: Aesthetica Magazine

Julian Stallabrass, The Art of Criticism

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Julian Stallabrass a British art historian, art critic, writer, photographer, curator, and teacher. He received his education at the Leighton Park School and the New College of Oxford University, where he studied PPE.
Kehinde Wiley at Seattle Art Museum

Kehinde Wiley: Without Saying a Word He Says So Much

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Born in 1977, the decade of great creativity, to a Nigerian father and African American mother Wiley is a product of his environment. Growing up in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s had its own challenges. Art and art school presented a way out of the hood for Wiley and his twin brother.
Poster for the Seville Fair 1966. Photo: aznalfarache

José Álvarez Gámez – The Artist that Doesn’t Exist

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José Álvarez Gámez was a creative visual artist born in 1925 in Spain and died in 1997. This is all we know about the man who created the most prolific and commercial art widely available in Andalusia today. When Gamez was 6 years old Spain was taken over by the general and dictator Francisco Franco. He rose to power during the bloody Spanish Civil War when, with the help of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, his Nationalist forces overthrew the democratically elected Second Republic, adopting the title of “El Caudillo”.
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Jenny Saville Paints at Night

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The use of oil paint in thick pink tones remind me of sophisticated beauty but mostly of a slain beast; images disappearing into each other, appearing again asking for us to pay attention to the detail.
The Sun, 2000. An Acrylic work on canvas. Photo: nytimes

Yue Minjun – Obsession or self-obsession?

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Yue Minjun has a funny way of expressing himself. Best known as a self-portrait artist, taken to posing in various settings but with only one face, a grimace. Is this Cynical Realism or just...
Omar Victor Diop - LIBERTY - SELMA, 2016. Photo: omarviktor.com

Omar Victor Diop, The Power of Contemporary Photography

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Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980. Since he was a child, he had a great interest in photography and design, using this interest as a means to achieve to capture the diversity within modern societies and lifestyles in his native Africa.
Romuald Hazoumè - Rat-Singer, Second to God. Photo: Flikr

Romuald Hazoumè, Art Out of Discarded Materials

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Multi-disciplinary 3D artist and sculptor Yoruba artist, Romuald Hazoumè works with recycled materials, photography, film-making and assemblage of large installations. His appropriation of found objects are reconstructed in unfamiliar assemblages.