Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sokari Douglas Camp was born in Nigeria and she now works out of her studio in London. Using her powerful and expressive steel sculptures, Camp depicts the lives of African immigrants. Her work is both an aesthetic, historical and socio-political statement, including cultural and social matters, colonialism, slavery as well as toxic and waste management.

Her attention to detail is shown through her usage of acrylic paint colors, manipulation of shapes, and detailed cutouts of patterns. Every fold and cuts is appropriately placed to highlight the rich and dynamic culture of Africa. Each of her figures correlates to a certain historical or contemporary reference, which is in fact what makes her work incredibly powerful.

Artist: Sokari Douglas Camp 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Undercover Lover

Beirut artist Huguette El Khoury Caland is one of my favorite female artists. Her series, Undercover (2012) shown above are quite stunning. The daughter of the first president of Lebanon (Bechara El Khoury) first discovered and honed her skills under the mentorship of Manetti in 1947. Throughout the 60s and 70s she produced a line of work that falls under the erotic art category, which mainly focused on abstract art and body landscapes.

Nevertheless, her work has undoubtedly continued to evolve in time; however, her fascination and appreciation for sensuality still remain through the organic contours used in her paintings and sculptures.


circa 1970s

circa 1980s

Her work is included in the collections of both private and public institutions across United States, Middle East and Europe.

Artist: Huguette Caland | Represented by: Lombard Fried Gallery

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Maurizio Cattelan Film

Now that we are entering 2015, I am getting excited and anxious to see the documentary on Maurizio Cattelan and his work. Director Maura Axelrod has been documenting his peculiar work for the past couple of years and will be presenting it sometime this year. The feature length documentary will encompass the artist's pre and post-career adventures.

Film: Maurizio Cattelan

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