Ron B. Kitaj

Monday, December 14, 2015

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Kitaj studied at the Cooper Union Institute in New York in 1950-1 and 1952. As a merchant seaman in the early 1950s he visited Havana, Mexico and South America. He was a student at the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna in 1951. He attended the Ruskin School, Oxford in 1958-9, ...

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John Currin

Saturday, December 5, 2015

John Currin was born in 1962 in Boulder, Colorado. He received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and an MFA from Yale University. His ambitious paintings seduce, repel, surprise, and puzzle. Currin’s masterful technique is achieved through the scrutiny and emulation of the compositional devices, graphic rhythms and refined surfaces of sixteenth and ...

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Lisa Yuskavage

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lisa Yuskavage's works are characterized by an ongoing engagement with the history of painting. Her oeuvre bears witness to a re-emergence of the figurative in contemporary painting and takes its point of departure in part in the immediacy and tawdriness of contemporary life spurred by the mass media and the psycho-social realm of the individual. ...

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Enrique Chagoya

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 70’s, and also in Europe in the late 90’s, Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States, Latin America and the world as well. He uses familiar pop icons ...

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Georg Baselitz

Monday, October 26, 2015

Born Hans-Georg Kern in 1938, he grew up in Saxony, an area that later became East Germany. Whilst studying painting at the Academy of Art in East Berlin (1956) he was sent down after one year for political immaturity‘. He then applied at the Academy in West Berlin and moved there in 1958, completing his ...

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David Ellis

Monday, October 19, 2015

David Ellis is an artist born into a family immersed in music. In his youth Ellis had little patience with piano lessons or reading sheet music. Instead he absorbed everything on The Super Mix, a Saturday night radio program broadcast from the nearby Fort Bragg military base. Each week a new cassette tape of emerging ...

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McCartney on Auerbach

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Artist Frank Auerbach has made some of the most vibrant, alive and inventive paintings of recent times. His depictions of people and the urban landscapes near his London studio show him to be one of the greatest painters alive today. Here, photographer and Auerbach fan Mary McCartney describes her love of the artist’s work. For half ...

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Martin Kippenberger

Monday, October 12, 2015

Martin Kippenberger was born in Dortmund, Germany in 1953. An extremely prolific artist, Kippenberger worked in multiple mediums, which included painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, posters, photography and collage. Early influences in his career include the works by Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter.   Through the years, he developed a diverse style that did not shy away from ...

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Robert Longo

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Robert Longo was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Long Island. He had a childhood fascination with mass media: movies, television, magazines, and comic books, which continue to influence his art. Longo began college at the University of North Texas, in the town of Denton, but left before getting a degree. He ...

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Djordje Ozbolt

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  Based in London since the mid-1990s, Ozbolt is a voracious traveller and exoticist whose work wistfully ransacks cultures, traditions, curiosities, and epochs. Collapsing the narratives of his paintings and sculptures into solitary images, Ozbolt creates mysterious and often macabre imagery that persistently conflates traditional European genres – of portraiture, still life, landscape, and history painting – ...

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Storylines: Rashid Johnson

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rashid Johnson and curator Katherine Brinson discuss Johnson’s video The New Black Yoga and other works by the artist featured in Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim.

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Helen Frankenthaler

Monday, September 14, 2015

Helen Frankenthaler has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. The paintings in her first solo exhibition of 1951, at age twenty-two, synthesized the most radical aspects of the work of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Arshile Gorky, with canvases of textured surfaces, washed with pale color, ...

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Pete Hawkins

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Born on 7th February 1980 in Panama City. I spent my childhood living in many different countries all over the world.  After school I went to university and  completed a BA honours degree in Business Studies. In 2005 I decided on a change of direction from my advertising job in London to become a full ...

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Heather Nevay

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Heather Nevay was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 13th January 1965. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and graduated with BA Hons., Art and Design (Printed Textiles) in 1988.

Heather exhibits regularly at the Compass Gallery and Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow, and the Portal Gallery, London. Heather has also exhibited many times in important ...

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Josh Keyes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

  Born in 1969 in Tacoma Washington.  Josh Keyes received his BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 1998 from Yale University School of Art.  He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections. Keyes currently lives and works in ...

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Members See More

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Members See More at Tate.

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Lost Art | The Chapman Brothers vs. Goya

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jake Chapman discusses reinventing Goya's Disasters of War masterpiece in their Insult to Injury series. The Gallery of Lost Art was an online exhibition that told the stories of vanished artworks. Whether destroyed, stolen, discarded or erased some of the most significant artworks of the last 100 years have been lost and can no longer be ...

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Lost Art | I Destroyed a Bacon Masterpiece

Saturday, July 18, 2015

In this film Francis Bacon’s friend Barry Joule recalls the time he accidentally destroyed one of the artist’s finished pieces. The Gallery of Lost Art was an online exhibition that told the stories of vanished artworks. Whether destroyed, stolen, discarded or erased some of the most significant artworks of the last 100 years have been lost ...

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Trevor Richards

Thursday, July 16, 2015 Short insight into the works and life of West Australian artist Trevor Richards. Widely acknowledged for his minimalist approach to painting, this interview focuses on his methods and the inspiration he draws upon when creating his art.

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Sanya Kantarovsky

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sanya Kantarovsky does not like to hear his work discussed neatly in terms of figuration or abstraction; instead, he relates it to the graphic, calligraphic, and historic influences that guide his practice.   Kantarovsky produces video installations and sculptures, though he is best known for his paintings; his signature works often have thinly applied, wiped, or scraped ...

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Korehiko Hino

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Korehiko Hino paints unnerving portraits of child-like androgynous adults with huge expressive eyes that practically scream at the viewer. 1976 Born in Ishikawa Lives and works in Tokyo Education 2001 Completed the Master Course in Painting at University of Tsukuba 1999 Graduated from University of Tsukuba, Major in Painting Solo Exihibition 2013 "Scenery as is", SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo 2011 "What Lies Beneath", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo "Spring Man", ...

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Jordan Nickel

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pose (Jordan Nickel) was born in 1980 in Evanston, Illinois, and is currently based in Chicago. Named “One to Watch” by CNN in 2015 as part of their international television series that shined a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture, modern pop artist, POSE, has been applauded for ...

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Matthew Ritchie

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Born 1964 Lives and works in New York City. Ritchie’s contribution to the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall will continue his exploration of the possibilities, limitations, and collaborative capabilities of various media. Here, painting escapes its traditional confines both dimensionally—by extending across the art wall to the adjacent bay of windows—as well as materially—through the inclusion ...

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Sebastian Schrader

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Strongly reminiscent of the intensity of the old European masters, Schrader intentionally references both the Renaissance and Baroque periods while also radiating a bold and contemporary approach that is uniquely his own. Lucid in form, colour and intention, Schrader’s artistic identity is representational and abstract in equal measure. His compositions are often characterized by lingering ...

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Zhang Jingna

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Born 1988 in Beijing, Jingna lives and works in New York. A former Commonwealth Games athlete, Jingna discovered the beauty of photography as a medium of expression during her time at art school.   Jingna's works have been featured by Vogue China, Elle Singapore and British Journal of Photography. Her solo exhibitions have been shown in Singapore at ...

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Mary Corse

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mary Corse (b. 1945, Berkeley, California) received her B.F.A. from the University of California in 1963, and her M.F.A. from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. Corse’s work was recently exhibited in several historically significant exhibitions including Venice in Venice, a collateral exhibition curated by Nyehaus in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum at the 54th ...

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Andrew Schoultz

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Andrew Schoultz has a pictorial approach to social and political commentary. Through his paintings, drawings, murals, and installations, Schoultz uses symbols and iconography (such as the eye on a U.S. dollar bill, comics, 1990s clip art, and graffiti) to illustrate the weightier issues of contemporary life in America.   Although Schoultz exhibits in galleries and museums, he ...

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Nicola Verlato

Friday, April 3, 2015

Nicola Verlato was born in Verona, Italy on the 19th of February 1965. He started to paint about the age of 7, and to sell his paintings about 9. His artistic education has been quite unorthodox, he consider himself almost self thought, however, from 9 to 14 ,he spent every summer at the studio of ...

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Timothy Jahn

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“Art brings me the greatest joy in my life. The ability to share with the world what fascinates me and what interests me is immeasurably enjoyable...I want the viewer to feel joy when they experience my work.” Timothy Jahn, 2015 commenting about his evolving career. Whether it's a classic still life, work of a humorous ...

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Jonathan Viner

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Jonathan Viner (b. June 1976) is an American painter based in Brooklyn, NY.   He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.  Working primarily in oils, he fuses a deep respect for the tradition and craft of painting with an appreciation for the dynamic pluralism of current art practice.   His conceptually ambiguous, precisely ...

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