Another Dijon Graduate… makes it big… in the good pop tradition.
Sigmar Polke is the master… king of the biennale… it felt like he had the most wall space of any other artist, long time ago (97) I saw his retrospective in Germany with a title that never left me… The Three Lies of Painting, his exhibition made me changed my way of seeing painting… back then and today confirms it… his work is it for me… read about him here
One of my teachers at Beaux Art Dijon, Eric Duyckaerts was selected to represent his native country of Belgium for the Venice Biennale 07 and I was happy to see his crazy philosophical work installed… he does philosophical art lectures as pieces of artwork (he talks about La Linea in this video still) that are funny and intriguing… loved it… read more here, see stills of his work here.
Recently I participated in an juried exhibition called Young Creations and in it I met Sandra Nakamura, an artist I recommend you take a look. I was able to speak to her and I was impressed with her way of conveying her ideas… as well as her work, take a look at what she does… here
A Cuban in Venice, the other day I was able to see the catalogue raisonne of Wifredo Lam and saw that he shot lots of what looks like super eight in Venice back on his days… It is a shame that this, my favorite and most influential Cuban artist is dead… to know that Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a Cuban-born American artist who died in 1996, has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2007 Venice Biennale is a testimony of how important his work is today… some may say that their collectors promote his work to give value to the artwork… but you can see in the pictures, people were crazy to get his prints… proof that his ideas of social artwork do work.
Read more here
The Venice Biennale is the 52nd International Art Exhibition with the subtitle Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind … it was interesting… yet it let me empty… It ends in a few days and here are a few pics (379) for you to review the artwork shown at this survey of contemporary art. enjoy virtual tour here
Denied to participate but always fascinated by the superflat culture… Congratulations to the TM Sisters and David Leroi… Take a look at this video about Takashi Murakami’s theory of the super flat done by the BBC: Toying with Art
Now that I have joined the skull making club of contemplation on life and death, youthful beauty, the brevity of human life, the inevitability of death, or simply the fashion wave, which ever suits you… I would like you to send images of skulls present in the contemporary art scene only, this to add it to my skull flickr set… see the slide show here
read more in vanity here, skull symbolism here and hirst’s skull here.
Here are a few pictures of the art works currently on exhibition at Young Creations 07 happening at the Bellevilloise in Paris, France.
See the slideshow here
Lately I have being laughing my ass of with a French Canadian web tv show called tetes a claques take a look, you risk to laugh a bit… I recommend the wily waller 2006