Posts Tagged ‘Beautiful/Decay’

Fashion Photographer Treats Old Negatives With Chemicals To Create Surreal Distortion

High Society,

From our friends at Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you a look at the chemically manipulated photographs of Rohn Meijer, whose work combines happy accidents with a trash-to-treasure approach to art making. Author Jené Gutierrez notes: ”Meijer claims that 90 percent of each batch he creates is trashed, but apparently he has a large arsenal of film that he doesn’t mind tossing, as they were most likely going to end up[.....]

Katharina Fritsch’s Uncanny Sculptures

Katharina Fritsch. Company at Table, 1988; polyester, wood, cotton, paint; 140 x 1600 x 175 cm.

From our friends at Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you a look at the work of artist Katharina Fritsch, whose giant blue rooster Hahn/Cock (2013) was unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, earlier this year. Though Fritsch’s work is often quite funny, author Pauli Ochi notes: “Fritsch’s sculpture is also deeply unnerving.” This article was originally published on October 25, 2013. Katharina Fritsch is a German-born artist who transforms[.....]

Clarissa Bonet’s Somber Reconstructions Of The Urban Landscape

Clarissa Bonet. City Space, n.d.; photograph, 24×30, edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist.

Today from our friends at Beautiful/Decay we bring you the photography of Clarissa Bonet. Author Victoria Casal-Data notes, “One of the most interesting elements in this body of work is [Bonet's] ability to transfer what would seem to be a mundane act on the streets to a scene that speaks of the human psyche, and emotion in general.” This article was originally published on October[.....]

Tsherin Sherpa’s Contemporary Twist On Tibetan Thangka Paintings

Tsherin Sherpa. UNTITLED, 2010; gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper; 30 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist

From our friends at Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you paintings by Tsherin Sherpa, who states: “if we [...] analyze these Buddhist images, one will find that they are a means to develop a practitioner’s (Buddhist) goal towards enlightenment, which means that the images are not the ultimate goal but rather a vehicle.” This article was written by Russ Crest and originally published on October 2, 2013. Tsherin[.....]

Sculptures Remix Modern Art and Native American Tradition

Jeffrey Gibson. Portal, 2013; elk hide over birch panel, graphite, acrylic and oil paint; 60 x 48 x 2 1/2 in.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you an article about the work of Brooklyn-based Jeffery Gibson, who explores his Choctaw and Cherokee background in a solo exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery through October 26. Author Danny Olda notes, “Gibson inserts himself and his heritage into art history: by [...] smart mixing and remixing.” This article was originally published on September 11,[.....]

Paintings That Explore Classical and Contemporary Myth

Laura Krifka. Into the Frey, 2012; oil on canvas on panel; 48 x 48 in.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you the paintings of Laura Krifka. Krifka lives and works in Ventura, California, and will have a solo exhibition at CB1 Gallery, in Los Angeles, in 2014. The article was written by Stacey Dacheux and originally published on August 20, 2013. Laura Krifka’s work feels both classical and contemporary—a collection of myths that transcend time,[.....]

Collages Meditate on the Female Psyche

Flore Kunst. Pise-up, n.d.; paper collage.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you the work of artist Flore Kunst. Kunst lives in and works in Lyon, France, and states that her collages “seem to emerge by chance.” The article was written by Stacy Dacheux and originally published on August 9, 2013. Mixing an admiration for John Baldessari with her own childhood memories of cutting/altering magazines with her mother, Flore Kunst creates captivating[.....]