Posts Tagged ‘appropriation’

HORIZON/S: An interview with Matt Lipps

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Matt Lipps’ newest body of work HORIZON/S, flips the traditional mode of institutional curating on its head. In this series, Lipps appropriates content from a late 1950s arts and culture publication that promises to offer a curated selection of international culture that will add a sense of sophistication to anyone’s taste. From these images, Lipps’ playfully explores what happens to the meaning of certain objects[.....]

Vernon Ah Kee

The Palm Island riot and its aftermath are the focus of Indigenous artist Vernon Ah Kee’s latest exhibition Tall Man, held in conjunction with the Melbourne International Arts Festival and Gertrude Contemporary. Comprising three segments – a video installation, a portrait and text – the series is an examination of the ongoing cruelty and official indifference toward the Aboriginal Community in Australia. In 2004, indigenous[.....]

Marilyn Minter’s Paintings from the ’80s [NSFW]

Today’s article is brought to us from our friends at Flavorwire, where Rozalia Jovanovic discusses Marilyn Minter’s works from the 1980′s. Two distinct bodies of work from this period are on view at Team Gallery in New York City. Appropriation, commodification, and the body are some themes from the ’80s art-world discourse that artist Marilyn Minter embraced in her paintings from that time period, a[.....]

Interview with Richard Patterson

Richard Patterson emerged in London at Damien Hirst’s Freeze exhibition in 1988 as one of the YBA group. After moving to New York he eventually settled in Dallas. He is represented by Timothy Taylor Gallery in London and James Cohan Gallery in New York. He is known for paintings that combine imagery culled from popular culture and art history with painstaking detail. Combining car culture,[.....]

Johannes Kahrs

I have to admit, there is nothing more impressive to me than a well executed painting, and spending some time with the work of Johannes Kahrs has done nothing but revive this fascination. Living somewhere between film, modern news media and history painting, Kahrs’ work seamlessly merges the beauty and tradition of painting and portraiture with banal yet grotesque objectivity, seducing the viewer into a[.....]

Interview with Mario Zoots

The mysterious and psychologically challenging images created by Denver-based artist Mario Zoots are produced by applying a visual barrier between the viewer and the appropriated image by way of physical paper collage and digital manipulation. Each work carefully alters an existing image that was originally existed through the Internet, print publications and photographs and challenges our perception of and relationship to everyday mundane imagery.  Likewise,[.....]