Track findings on anything interesting from Art and Design (architecture, fashion, fine-art, interior decoration, product design, and almost any form of aesthetics).

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Installation Art by Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto began exhibiting in scotland in 1988 and has had solo exhibitions abroad since 1995.
Neto's work has been described as "beyond abstract minimalism". His installations are large, soft, biomorphic sculptures that fill an exhibition space that viewers can touch, poke, and walk on or through. They are made of white, stretchy material -- amorphous forms stuffed with Styrofoam pellets or, on occasion, aromatic spices. In some installations, he has also used this material to create translucent scrims that transform the space's walls and floor.

His sculptures can be regarded as expression of traditional abstract form, but in their interaction with the viewer, they work on another level as well.
  • 1994, 1997 Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro
  • 1994-96 Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
One of his most acclaimed installation is at the Panthéon in Paris called Léviathan Thot.

In 2009 Neto exhibited a new work at New York's Park Avenue Armory called anthropodino. Filling the 55,000-square-foot (5,100 m2) hall, the aim is to help the Armory reposition itself as a big-art destination like the Turbine Hall in London's Tate Modern.

In 2010 he exhibited a popular display at London's Hayward Gallery called 'Edges of the World'.

Neto has been awarded chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Paintings by Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin is an Australian artist. He is fundamentally an observer and visual storyteller. He works in series and each series tells a story.

In his most recent body of work titled Back of House (2007 – Current), Jeff takes his audience on a rare journey behind the scenes of the commercial kitchen.

Following two highly successful Back of House exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, portraying 30 kitchens of Australia’s finest restaurants, Jeff embarked on Back of House - World. He has been granted privileged access to the kitchens of world-renowned restaurants such as Noma in Copenhagen and Per Se in New York.