Frank Stella

July 21, 2016By pablogtArtists, Blogt

Frank Stella

I like real art. It’s difficult to define REAL but it is the best word for describing what I like to get out of art and what the best art has. It has the ability to convince you that it’s present – that it’s there. You could say it’s authentic… but real is actually a better word, broad as it may be. – Frank Stella

Learn more about Frank Stella here.

Natasja Kensmil

July 20, 2016By pablogtArtists, Blogt

Natasja Kensmil

Sometimes when you dream, you know that you are almost awake and dawn is on its way and yet you get stuck in a nightmare that keeps on repeating itself. Images of different times spinning around your head in a frenzy, forcing you to go round in endless labyrinths of the past, sometimes dressed-up as the future. Or is it the other way around? Gothic versions of stories you’ve once read somewhere, pictures you saw or tales you’ve been told in the dark. – Marlene Dumas

See more works by Natasja Kensmil here. Also see this exhibition.

Lucy Skaer

June 30, 2016By pablogtArtists, Blogt

Lucy Skaer

Lucy Skaer created these drawings consisting of rhythmic black sharpie spirals in grids, pictorial shapes, and patterns additionally filled in with graphite like a tapestry. She wove together different earlier drawings as a patchwork and utilized a few assistants to carry out the tedious, repetitive labor. Here, we see a play with drawing on paper at an architectural scale. A tension exists between the intricate, repetitive detail in graphite (which we may see as lushly decorative) and the bodily scale shift to a larger, wholesome framework. – Drawing Art Center

100 Years – 100 Artists

October 21, 2015By pablogtBlogt, Recent Exhibitions

Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Beat, 50 x 65 cm, Oil, Zinc and Pyrite on Canvas, 2015

A l’occasion de la Commémoration du Centenaire du Génocide Arménien, la galerie Sobering organise la soirée exceptionnelle 100 YEARS – 100 ARTISTS le jeudi 29 octobre à 19h30 à l’Hôtel de l’Industrie à Paris, et propose une vente aux enchères d’œuvres d’art contemporain au profit de l’association ARAM (Association pour la Recherche et l’Archivage de la Mémoire Arménienne) et un concert organisé par Adam Barro, baryton-basse, accompagné de Fanny Crouet (soprano colorature), Anne Quéré (piano) et Pierre Bedrossian (doudouk).

Programme de la soirée:
La vente aux enchères se déroulera le jeudi 29 octobre 2015 dans la Salle Lumière de l’Hôtel de l’Industrie à partir de 19h30
et sera organisée en quatre temps:
• La première partie de la vente aux enchères, de 19h30 à 20h30
• Un concert organisé par Adam Barro, baryton-basse
Il sera accompagné de Fanny Crouet (soprano colorature), Anne Quéré (piano) et Pierre Bedrossian (doudouk), de 20h30 à 21h
• La seconde partie de la vente aux enchères, de 21h à 21h45
• Un cocktail, à partir de 21h45
L’intégralité de la soirée se déroulera à l’Hôtel de l’Industrie, 4, Place Saint-Germain-des-Près, 75006 Paris

La galerie Sobering organise une vente aux enchères de 100 œuvres d’artistes internationaux et émergents. Seront présentées à la vente des œuvres de Lawrence Weiner, Mounir Fatmi, Jonathan Monk, Olivier Mosset, Paul Winstanley, Tania Mouraud… L’intégralité des fonds récoltés sera reversée à l’association ARAM.

L’association ARAM collecte, archive et sauvegarde des documents (livres, cartes, papiers, témoignages, photographies…) relatifs à la mémoire Arménienne.Les fonds récoltés à l’occasion de cette vente permettront de poursuivre la numérisation des documents du fonds et de créer une nouvelle plateforme en ligne où seront regroupés tous les documents numérisés. La plateforme sera disponible en libre accès.

Here is the link to our dedicated Facebook page:

Here is the link to the Facebook event:

Elly Strik

July 1, 2015By pablogtArtists, Blogt

elly strik

Hay un poema del escritor nigeriano Ben Okri, titulado La entrada, que la artista holandesa Elly Strik (La Haya, 1961) pone como ejemplo para hablar del significado de su obra. En esos versos se habla de los objetos siniestros que germinan en nuestros sueños, del laberinto de la vida en el que ninguna decisión te lleva a un lugar seguro y que todos los caminos te conducen a la tumba de la mariposa en la que descansa un cadáver sin rostro. Las obras de Strik, de apariencia festiva al primer golpe de vista, son, sin embargo, una intensa y desesperada búsqueda de identidad en la que transita por los maestros del pasado junto a las obsesiones del presente. Los personajes y las escenas que crea, casi siempre inacabados, forman un extraño paisaje en el que la desesperación alcanza un protagonismo absoluto. Ángeles Garcia

See more artworks by Elly Strik here.

Guccivuitton at ICA Miami

May 13, 2015By pablogtRecent Exhibitions No Comments

Guccivuitton

Guccivuitton
On view May 14, 2015 – September 25, 2015

Over the past two years, Guccivuitton has staked out a unique position that meditates on the rich history of artist-run galleries while presenting content that reflects authentic regional material and vernacular culture. The exhibition at ICA Miami demonstrates the collective’s interests in challenging notions of authorship, the traditional role of the artist and the value accorded to institutional structures.

Within ICA Miami’s Atrium Gallery, the artists are creating a four-story salesroom with customized storage racks, designed in collaboration with Jonathan Gonzalez, principal of the design firm Office GA. These racks are the primary aesthetic feature of the installation and speak to the artists’ ongoing interest in equalizing fine art, folk art, and design. Within the racks, unsold works are hung and arranged by scale and medium to emphasize their commodity status, and to suggest questions of value inherent to a gallery or museum. Works are available until sold, and any visitor can additionally function as a dealer, selling inventory to a collector.

Featured Artists
Scott Armetta, ART404, Loriel Beltran, Gabriel Bien-Aime, Brian Booth, Cristine Brache, Murat Brierre, Juan Carballo, Tomm El-Saieh, Phillip Estlund, Chayo Frank, Lafortune Felix, Jonathan Gonzalez, Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Peter Goodrich, Guyodo, Jason Hedges, Georges Liautaud, Luxury Face (Ida Eritsland, Geir Haraldseth and Agatha Wara in collaboration with Bjørnar Pedersen), Hugo Montoya, Joseriberto Perez, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Robert St. Bryce, Rick Ulysee.

About Guccivuitton
Founded in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami in 2013, Guccivuitton comprises:

Loriel Beltran (b. 1985) has been featured with solo exhibitions at the Wolfsonian Museum Bridge Tender’s House, the Fredric Snitzer Gallery and Locust Projects. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museo de Arte Acarigua Araure in Acarigua, Venezuela, The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, among others.

Domingo Castillo (b. 1984) is an inter-disciplinary artist who has exhibited widely throughout the Miami region and internationally.

Aramis Gutierrez (b. 1975) has had solo exhibitions at David Castillo Gallery, Legal Art, Spinello Projects and Big Pictures. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. In 2008-2009 he was awarded the Studio Residency Program at the Deering Estate at Cutler.

About Office GA
Jonathan Gonzalez (b. 1981) is a Miami-based architect and designer. He is the founder of Office GA, a multi-disciplinary design and fabrication practice; and Design Director for Gonzalez Architects, where he oversees projects throughout North America, South America and the Caribbean. In 2013 with Jieun Yang he founded Everything, Inc., a research-based curatorial collaboration.

Konvent.0 K14

June 25, 2014By pablogtRecent Exhibitions No Comments

These are the artworks showing summer of 2014 at Konvent.0 at Cal Rosal in Catalonia, Spain.

The Look at Guccivuitton

April 22, 2014By pablogtRecent Exhibitions No Comments
The Look at Guccivuitton by Adler Guerrier
The Look at Guccivuitton by Adler Guerrier

The Look

  • Gabriel Bien-Aimé
  • Murat Brierre
  • Lafortune Felix
  • Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo
  • Guyodo
  • Georges Liautaud
  • Marron et Masqué
  • Tomm El-Saieh
  • Serge Toussaint
  • Robert St.Brice
  • Rick Ulysse

Vernissage: Saturday April 19, 7-11PM

April 19 – May 31, 2014

See more pictures of the opening here.

Michelangelo Pistoletto

June 18, 2011By pablogtArtists, Blogt No Comments

Michelangelo Pistoletto did some art Defacing paintings in the sixties and I loved it. Recently I was able to see a retrospective about one of Arte Povera’s founders ‘Michelangelo Pistoletto: Da Uno a Molti, 1956 – 1974‘, at the sublime MAXXI, Rome’s National Museum of XXI Century Arts designed by Zaha Hadid, a real contemporary art cathedral. Pistolettos’ Mirror Paintings seem like they were made yesterday, fresh! It was zen:

Christian Boltanski

April 18, 2010By pablogtArtists, Blogt, burrito, photos 1 Comment

See some Christian Boltanski’s pictures in Monumenta 2010. I liked this odd exhibition but like always… so far, so close. January 1st, 2010, my soon to be family in law had breakfast with Christian Boltanski and Annette Messager. These are artists that I will love to meet … but no luck. I’ll tell you the story. My future parents in law run a beautiful bed & breakfast (La Maison du Cordon) in a small town in Burgundy (Aignay-le-Duc) where a very important french artist lives (Bertand Lavier) … so far this reads like an art fairy tale and you will tell me it is not possible… but yes, they came to spend new year’s eve with Lavier and so they slept in my parents in law’s B&B. I think next New Year’s eve I will spend it in Burgundy … just in case.

Connected

September 24, 2009By pablogtBlogt, photos, Recent Exhibitions 1 Comment
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Connected, 79 x 220 inches, 200 x 560 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Connected, 79 x 220 inches, 200 x 560 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas

Join me for a defacing performance November 4th at 7:30 pm at Le 104CENTQUATRE as part of my ongoing Defacing Art Project.

Exhibition runs from November 4th to the 8th, 2009. Vernissage opening starts at 6:00 pm

Le 104CENTQUATRE
104 rue d’Aubervilliers / 5 rue Curial 75019 Paris
M : Stalingrad (ligne 2) , Crimée ou Riquet (ligne 7)
Vélib’: bornes rue d’Aubervilliers, rue Curial, rue Riquet

Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Marilyn Monroe, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Marilyn Monroe, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, JFK, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, JFK, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Bay of Pigs, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Bay of Pigs, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas

Not Welcome

June 27, 2009By pablogtArtists, Blogt, Recent Exhibitions 2 Comments
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Che and Fidel, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2008, Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas, after
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Che and Fidel, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2008, Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas, after

Please join us for an art exhibition performance on July 10th as part of the Defacing Art Project by Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo. Visitors will be invited to deface the artworks so to become iconoclasts making a new departure for the artworks.

Place: Freedom Tower – MDC Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10th, 2009 at 6:30pm
Exhibition Runs until: Tuesday, August 30th, 2009
Address: 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Phone: 1 305 237 7186
Email: galleries@mdc.edu

Also read articles about the Defacing Art Project here:
(Fr) Defacing ou les strates de la mémoire
(Sp) Desdibujando identidades en el espacio y tiempo: proyecto Defacing
(En) The strength lies in surrendering: Defacing

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Altermodern Manifesto

April 19, 2009By pablogtArt Texts, Blogt No Comments

altermodern

POSTMODERNISM IS DEAD

A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture

Increased communication, travel and migration are affecting the way we live

Our daily lives consist of journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe

Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Artists are now starting from a globalised state of culture

This new universalism is based on translations, subtitling and generalised dubbing

Today’s art explores the bonds that text and image, time and space, weave between themselves

Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. They traverse a cultural landscape saturated with signs and create new pathways between multiple formats of expression and communication.

The Tate Triennial 2009 at Tate Britain presents a collective discussion around this premise that postmodernism is coming to an end, and we are experiencing the emergence of a global altermodernity.

Nicolas Bourriaud
Altermodern – Tate Triennial 2009
at Tate Britain
4 February – 26 April 2009