Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Francesca Gabbiani (1965- )

Dream Warfare, 2009, Colored paper & guache

The Healers, 2008, Colored paper, gouache, acrylic

Maelstrom/Before, 2006

Francesca Gabbiani is an American artist born in Montreal, Canada who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work integrates painting and collage to create very controlled graphic images.

Won Ju Lim (1968- )

Elysian Field, 2001, Plexiglas, foam core board, DVD projections, lamps
Broken Landscape #5, 2007, Paint on canvas, silk pins, foam

Untitled, 2007
Untitled, 2007, Another view

Won Ju Lim is an American artist born in Korea and currently living and working in Los Angeles. His work usually interacts three-dimensionally with its environment.

Bernard Frize (1954- )

Souvenir, 2008

Dependance, 2008

Installation view of Foggy Days exhibition at Galerie nachst St. Stephan, Austria, 2009

Bernard Frize is a French painter, represented by Patrick Painter in the United States, along with other international galleries. His paintings are usually nonrepresentational, but are also usually full of yummy colors.

Larry Johnson (1959- )

Untitled (Ass), 2007, color photograph

Copier, 2007, Chromogenic print

Larry Johnson is an American artist who is represented by Patrick Painter. His work has been shown in the United States and abroad.

Lisa Lapinski (1967- )

Nightstand, 2006

Untitled, 2006

The Causes of Death in the Army in the East (Side Table), 2006

Lisa Lapinski is an American artist who has had exhibitions in the US, at MOCA and the Whitney Biennial, among others, and internationally. Her work crosses over from many different mediums.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hubert de Givenchy (1927- )

Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy is a French fashion designer.

Tom Ford (1961- )

Spring/Summer 2009.

Spring/Summer 2009.

Tom Ford is an American fashion designer.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (1960- )

Both images from Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2009.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is a Spanish fashion designer.

Vera Wang (1949- )

Vera Wang is an American fashion designer, especially known for her wedding dresses.

Lee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)

Alexandar McQueen was a British fashion designer known for his ability to put on a good show.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

L.H.O.O.Q., 1919, found reproduction of Mona Lisa with mustache and goatee drawn in pencil

Why Not Sneeze, Rrose Selavy?, 1921 (reproduced 1968), 152 marble cubes, thermometer, and cuttlefish bone in bird cage

Etant Donnes, 1946-1966, tableau with peep holes in door, which reveal image of nude

Marcel Duchamp was a French/American artist known for his association with the Dada and Surrealist movements, along with his highly controversial works. He questioned traditional ideas regarding art and art making, through his actions and artwork. Duchamp was particularly known for his readymades, ordinary manufactured objects that he found and displayed as art.

Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Rose Garden, 1920

New Harmony (Neue Harmonie), 1936

Three Towers, 1923

Paul Klee was a Swiss painter who taught at Bauhaus, a German school of art, at the same time period as Wassily Kandinsky. Klee was known for his advanced knowledge and skill in color theory.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

Composition VII, 1913

Yellow, Red, Blue, 1925

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter who is credited with being the first modern abstract painter. Most of his work is highly influenced by music and incorporates various geometric shapes.

Elaine Sturtevant (1930- )

Warhol Diptych, 1973

Dillinger Running Series 1, 2000, Video Installation

Elaine Sturtevant is an American artist who produces only copies of other artists' work. She masters the technique of her artists of choice and reproduces their work. The artists that she chooses are generally iconic of their respective time periods.

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

Danae, 1907

The Kiss, 1907-1908

The Three Ages of Woman, 1905

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter known for his use of erotic imagery and his use of gold. It's hard to use metallics in painting well. Kudos, Klimt.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rachel Berwick (1962- )

Still #7, 2000

May-por-e, 1997

Two Fold Silence: Latimeria Chalumnae, 1999

Rachel Berwick is a contemporary American artist based in Connecticut. Much of her work concerns animals and nature, especially in terms of extinction. She uses copal, a premature form of amber, to cast much of her work.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Wangechi Mutu (1972- )

Backlash Blues, 2004

My Strength Lies, 2006

Misguided Little Unforgivable Hierarchies, 2005

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan-born, New York based artist whose work deals with feminist and racial issues. She uses fashion and porn magazines, National Geographic, and African art books to fashion the female figures of her collages, metaphorically representing how various media sources represent women and minorities.

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Kneeling Girl Propped on her Elbows, 1917

Wally in Red Blouse, 1913

Self Portrait with Raised Naked Shoulder, 1912

Egon Schiele was an early Expressionist painter from Austria whose work paintings generally featured human figures in sexually provocative poses. His painting style is highly expressionist, especially as seen in his line work, and features a striking intensity.

Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916)

A Strada Entra Nella Casa, 1911

Visioni Simultanee, 1912

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, Bronze cast, 1913

Umberto Boccioni was an Italian painter and sculptor active in the Futurism movement of the early 20th century, which disregarded the past and emphasized the technological triumph of humanity over nature, youth, speed, and nationalism. His sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space is particularly iconic of the movement.