Exhibitor listing
The Lady of the Ibis - Daria Petrilli
Etude Pour Un Apres Midi 06 -  Isabelle Menin
Metáfora I -  Sephora Venites
Cameo - Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
Kate - Renaud Delorme
Shades -  Cindy Press
Hide Me -  Cindy Press
Basquiat - Brooklyn -  Joseph Cela
Strange Flowers Black Paradise -  Olaf Hajek
Cut the Conversation
 - Derek Gores
Molten Maestro - Derek Gores
Balloon Rabbit (Violett) - Jeff Koons
Dream River 04 -  Isabelle Menin
BANG! -  Joe McDermott
THE SECRET II -  Joe McDermott
Afterglow -  Anton Sparx
Hope -  Anton Sparx
Green Dresden -  Anton Sparx
Labrador Sound - Marc Quinn
Red Sky in the Arctic - Marc Quinn
Lazarus LV -  Gavin Evans
LUMAS
Stand n°  Room 204

E-mail address : lauren.colonna@lumas.com
Website : http://www.lumas.com
 

Artists Exhibited at the show:

  • Joseph Cela

    Joseph Cela

     Joseph Cela - Basquiat - Brooklyn
    Basquiat - Brooklyn
    Biography : Joseph Cela was born in New York and is of Puerto Rican heritage. A self-taught photographer, he has shown his work during the opening week of Rencontres Arles 2018, the biggest photo festival in Europe. Additionally, his work featured in the solo exhibition As Eye See It at One Art Space in Manhattan. Cela lives and works in New York. Detailed Description : On the streets of New York, Joseph Cela captures unique moments, creating modern portraits of everyday American life. “I try to express the variety of what the street offers in my photography – art, people, oddities, the good, the bad,” Cela says. Putting this variety on display in his work, he shows pedestrians passing in front of street art and giant advertisements. We do not merely marvel at the powerful contrasts of everyday life, but also at the ubiquitous aesthetic of advertising. The figures blend into the artificially created world of the ads, which has always inexplicably fascinated viewers. Cela frames the silhouettes artfully in their surroundings, oversized bodies and faces looming as backdrops while also forming a connection with the living subjects. As in classic New York street photography, the people in Joseph Cela’s work appear by coincidence while moving about in their familiar surroundings. Unlike classic street photography, the landscape of the city has changed. In New York City, billboard advertising is more overpowering than anywhere else. This is not only due to the size of the ads, but also their extravagant aesthetic. It almost makes pedestrians seem like spectators in their own city. What makes Cela’s artworks so captivating is not just their perfect composition, but also the fact that they form the beginning of a gripping story taking place somewhere on the streets of New York. We sink into the encouraging and also revealing moments Joseph Cela preserved for all eternity in his favorite city.
  • Renaud Delorme

    Renaud Delorme

    Renaud Delorme - Kate
    Kate
    Biography : 1970 Born in Marseille, France Studied Art at the École des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France Detailed Description : What might appear to be an optical illusion at first glance turns out to be an intricate mosaic of shapes and colours upon closer inspection. Renaud Delorme works at the intersection of pop art, recycling art, and computer graphics – a stylistic synthesis that could not be more unconventional. Whether using tennis balls to artfully recreate the wavy hairstyles of film icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot or shaping Nastassja Kinski’s delicate face out of computer chips and keyboard fragments, Delorme’s Well Organized Muses stay true to their name. In an era of digital art, the French artist empowers everyday items and experiments with new forms of expression that strive to reach a balance between image and object. With Renaud Delorme, form follows colour, and an image emerges from the sum of many parts. The foundation for his multi-layered pieces is the black halftone image of a celebrity printed onto a transparent pane of acrylic glass. Behind this – sorted by colour and meticulously aligned – are the cleverly arranged objects that constitute the work’s background. Delorme collects hundreds of seemingly discarded items: film rolls, bottle caps and shampoo containers are amongst the unusual components found in his works. His images are more than just puzzles to be explored, however. These multi-faceted works of art highlight the powerful relationship between subjects, colours, and objects in a celebration of the beauty of the ephemeral. Born in Marseille in 1970, Renaud Delorme belongs to an emerging group of innovative artists working in France. The path of his artistic career might have been ordained at birth – he is a descendant of Adolphe Monticelli, one of the pioneers of French impressionism. After studying Plastic Arts at the renowned University Paris VIII, Delorme began exhibiting his work in individual and group shows in cities such as Paris, Antwerp and San Francisco. His exciting work has won several awards and can be found in
  • Gavin Evans

    Gavin Evans

     Gavin Evans - Lazarus LV
    Lazarus LV
    Biography : Gavin Evans was born in 1964 in Sunderland, England. He has exhibited his photographs in renowned museums including MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2015, Evans created the campaign for the Edinburgh International Festival. He has worked for Vogue, The New York Times, and The Guardian. He now lives and works in Berlin. Detailed Description : “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring,” David Bowie once said. There are countless portraits of the musician, but the 1995 photo shoot for The Session wrote a piece of popular history. That is when Bowie came into contact with British photographer Gavin Evans, who was on assignment for Time Out Magazine in London. That forty-minute photo shoot produced legendary portraits of Bowie that are now among the most famous pictures of the musician. From playful to daydreaming to lost in thought, Bowie revealed many aspects of his personality under Evans' direction. The iconic photographs have already appeared in the auction catalogs of Sotheby’s and on the cover of Rolling Stone. Our LUMAS piece combines three photographs from The Session into one breathtaking lenticular that uses a series of tiny vertical lenses to create a spectacular effect. Depending on where viewers are standing, they will see one of three distinct Bowie poses. This dazzling work of art underlines Gavin Evans’ philosophy, who is of the opinion that you cannot accurately portray a person with a single flawless photograph. “Both personalities can be found within the frame,” he says, emphasizing that every image is also a manifestation of the photographer. Over the course of a career spanning decades, Evans has photographed countless celebrities, including Ai Wei Wei, Annie Lennox, Jon Bon Jovi, Daniel Craig, Björk, and Ozzy Osbourne. “I create man in my own image,” he reflects on his creative process.
  • Derek Gores

    Derek Gores

    Derek Gores - Molten Maestro
    Molten Maestro
    Derek Gores - Cut the Conversation
    Cut the Conversation
    Biography : 1971 Born in New York, USA 1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, USA Exhibition :
    Solo Exhibitions
    2011 Select fair at Art Basel Miami, USA
    Collage Europe! EGAD Art Lab, Melbourne, Florida, USA
    Collage Couture, Baisden Gallery, Tampa, USA
    2010 Torn, Baisden Gallery, Tampa, USA
    This is the sea, Slow Gallery, Melbourne, Florida, USA
    Blank space gallery, Torn, Orlando, USA
    2009 Motorcycle: Art on the Road to Good and Evil, Deland Museum of Florida Art, USA
    "1" Group Exhibition, Slow Gallery, Melbourne, Florida, USA
    Torn, 321 Agency, Melbourne, Florida, USA
    Group Exhibitions
    2013 Gonzo, with TAG Galleries, Baltimore, USA
    Vanguard, Thinkspace Gallery, USA
    2012 Wild at heart, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    Synergy, Thinkspace Gallery/Spoke Art San Francisco, USA
    2011 Torn and Tattered, 3 person show, Thinkspace gallery, USA
    Lax/PDX at Together gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Torn, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, USA
    Chemistry, Egad! Art Lab, Melbourne, USA
    2010 Robot Love, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, USA
    London Miles Gallery, 40. London, UK
    Love Conquers All, Thinkspace, USA
    Re:form School produced by REDU, New York City, USA
    Thinkspace 5th Anniversary Show, USA
    Elliot Fouts Gallery, group invitational, Sacramento, USA
    Gallery Provocateur, Chicago, USA
    Manifest Equality, group show by Yosi Sergant and Apple Via, USA
    2009 Parlor gallery Memento Mori, Asbury Park, USA
    Déjà vu, Slow gallery, Melbourne, USA
    Manifest Hope, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC, USA
    2008 Sublime of the Times, Melbourne, USA
    The Fine Line, 321 Agency, Melbourne, USA
    2007 Urban Supervision, Imago Gallery, Melbourne, USA
    Detailed Description : ABOUT THE WORK Collage Couture Fashion is constantly reinventing itself while also drawing from the endless diversity of the past. Add in a constant stream of new ideas, and surprising trends are born. Derek Gores takes a similar approach. For his extraordinary collages, which quote from fashion photography, he uses mosaic pieces cut from different fashion magazines. Gores takes – often literally – the written and illustrated out of context in order to express something new. Incredible faces and female figures emerge from the countless individual pieces. At the same time, every movement is perfectly recreated, every detail clearly recognisable. What sets his work apart is its esprit and liveliness. ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in New York in 1971, Derek Gores began to experiment with newspaper clippings at the age of 17. Now he does not only create fascinating collages with a very unique aesthetic, he also often consciously uses snippets of articles that contrast with what the image expresses. The material is not the only thing that is multi-faceted in the collages, but also the levels of textuality. Gores creates authentic experiences, rather than just making pictures of experiences. His role models include artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Max Ernst. After finishing his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Derek Gores now lives and works in Melbourne, Florida. TECHNIQUE For his collages, Derek Gores uses scraps of magazines, documents, logos, and found objects from the digital realm. The artist describes his technique as an intense emotional moment, in which he gives his creativity free reign. He connects memories and thoughts with smirking details, confidently affixing paper to canvas to make perfect artistic compositions. Creative vitality adheres to his art, making it irresistibly fascinating. Most of my pictures are of beauty, but beauty built of chaos and mess and discord. Derek Gores
  • Olaf Hajek

    Olaf Hajek

     Olaf Hajek - Strange Flowers Black Paradise
    Strange Flowers Black Paradise
    Biography : 1965 born in Rendsburg, Germany Studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany Lives and works in Berlin, London, and New York Exhibition :
    Solo Exhibitions
    2013 Olaf Hajek – Strange Flowers, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    2011 Dark clouds are gathering, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    2010 Flowerheads, Galerie Johanssen, Berlin, Germany
    2010 Masquerade, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, USA
    2008 Olaf Hajek – Maskerade, Galerie Johanssen, Berlin, Germany
    Group Exhibitions
    2012 Making Faces: Exploring Contemporary Practice Through Portraiture, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    2010 Was ist Freundschaft? 12 Antworten aus aller Welt, Kunsthaus Schill, Stuttgart, Germany
    2007 BBAX Berlin Buenos Aires ArtXchange, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Detailed Description : ABOUT THE WORK Flowerheads Olaf Hajek is a magician with colours, a virtuoso illustrator and a storyteller. His Flowerheads are brimming with details just waiting to be discovered. Using rich colours, he creates enchanting worlds atop women’s heads. These mystical “hairstyles” spark the imagination. The Flowerheads series combines the art of portrait and still-life painting to make something that has never been seen before. Hajek gives us a glimpse into the way other cultures think, and while the individual components are very familiar, their unique arrangement makes them feel foreign. In Hajek’s surreal compositions, narratives grow and secrets bloom. Selection With his almost surreal approach, Olaf Hajek brings the world of fables and floral splendour back into our consciousness. The illustrator with a predilection for flowers draws from a rich treasure trove of experience, which he continues to expand through his many travels. In his work, you just as likely to discover references to the floral art of the 18th century as to the folksy palette of Russian lacquer painting. Or perhaps you will find a delicate hand resembling that of an Indian temple dancer holding a bouquet of flowers reminiscent of a Dutch genre painting… Olaf Hajek plays with stylistic and illustrative elements from different eras and cultural origins, using the well-known in a contemporary and ingenious way. ABOUT THE ARTIST The New York Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Süddeutsche Magazin, and Stern are just a few of the publications whose pages have been graced with Olaf Hajek’s work. Stylistically, the illustrator has his finger on the detailed and flowery pulse of the times, which has brought him international success. He describes his own style as “the imperfection of beauty”. Olaf Hajek was born in Rendsburg, Germany in 1965. After he finished his degree in Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, Hajek moved to Amsterdam and
  • Jeff Koons

    Jeff Koons

    Jeff Koons - Balloon Rabbit (Violett)
    Balloon Rabbit (Violett)
    Biography : Jeff Koons was born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania. From 1972-1976, he studied art and design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Art Institute of Chicago. Koons holds multiple records including being the most-expensive living artist. His work has been exhibited in renowned museums all over the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Gallery in London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. Jeff Koons lives and works in New York. Detailed Description : Throughout recent decades, Jeff Koons’ unmistakable work has repeatedly caused a stir. Koons, who is currently the most-expensive living artist, elevates seemingly trivial, everyday objects into art that brings in record sums. In May 2019, his “Rabbit” was auctioned for about $91 million, making the silver sculpture the most expensive artwork ever auctioned off by a living artists. The iconic “Balloon Dog (Orange)”, made of mirror-polished steel, also brought in around $58 million at Christie’s in 2013. Jeff Koons polarizes the art world with his high-priced pieces. A recent example is his “Bouquet of Tulips”, a design for a 30-ton sculpture he intended to gift to Paris to honor victims of terrorist attacks in 2015 and 2016. An enormous hand of steel and bronze holding a colorful bouquet of tulips, it was meant to symbolize solidarity between America and France. Artists and cultural proponents resisted the piece, however, and criticized the proposed location between the architecturally significant Palais de Tokyo and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Additionally, there were accusations that the artist himself would not bear the €3 million construction cost himself, but that French and American collectors would be footing the bill. As it stands, the disputed sculpture is set to be unveiled at the end of 2019 on the celebrated Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Time and time again, Jeff Koons grabs our attention with his provocative artworks. He has been known for his conceptual abilities since the late 70s. For one of his early works, he placed a vacuum cleaner in a Plexiglas showcase, using these existing objects as symbols of cleanliness. In 1980, he had his first solo exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. In the years that followed, Koons began to focus more on sculptures with captivating and popular aesthetics, including his post-modern, gilded porcelain piece, “Michael Jackson and Bubbles”. The artistic g
  • Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva

    Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva

    Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva - Cameo
    Cameo
    Biography : 1962 born in Izhevsk, Russia 1980-present Professional photographer 1991 Opened his own photo studio 1998-present Together with Art Director Lili Aleeva Lives and works as a freelance photographer in Moscow Detailed Description : Introduction Classical painting, Dutch still lifes, traditional folk imagery, Art Deco influences, and high fashion collide in extraordinary compositions that have brought the artistic duo Andrey Yakovlev and Lili Aleeva international recognition. Their works combine their individual talents in equal measure; Aleeva, the Art Director, designs and sets the scenes, and Yakovlev photographs them. Composition, color, and concept are the three main components of the duo’s work. When it comes to the latter, they have a very specific approach. Playfully constructed references to art history, the translation of traditional images into modern ones – that’s what makes the works of Yakovlev and Aleeva’s so powerful. Gallery Clear facial features and a piercing look. Dress, headscarf, and lips the same impressive shade of red. Upon first glance, the composition appears to be as simple as its name: “Girl with a Fish”. On closer inspection, however, the artists’ finesse emerges: We notice the silvery sea bream is resting on nothing less than a piece of tissue paper decorated with the famous Louis Vuitton emblem. The color, composition, and materiality are suggestive of the Russian avant-garde movement, and the image is reminiscent of Kusma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin’s “Girl in red headscarf”. While “Girl with a Fish” impresses through its minimalist style, other works in the Gallery series are characterized by opulence. The artists present two classic beauties in silk dresses in front of a table laden with culinary delights. Facing the viewer, the models are enigmatic and mysterious. Nothing in the image is left to chance; carefully draped, the curtains and tablecloth complete the composition. The photo’s subjects evoke the paintings of Jan Vermeers and Pieter Claeszs. The Triumph Of Form The pieces in the Triumph Of Form series were inspired by the paintings of Tamara de Lempicka, who was renowned for her Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and membe
  • Joe McDermott

    Joe McDermott

     Joe McDermott - THE SECRET II
    THE SECRET II
     Joe McDermott - BANG!
    BANG!
    Biography : 1980 Born in Red Bank, USA 1998-2002 Studies of history of art, Messiah College, Grantham, USA seit 2010 Works as illustrator Lives and works in Philadelphia, USA Detailed Description : Cut-Outs With his cut-outs, Joe McDermott covers new artistic terrain while remaining faithful to his distinctive stylistic approach. The aesthetic of the new pieces flows naturally from the artist’s retro comic style, which he employs to re-explore the universal theme of love in an engrossing and dramatic way. Theses cut-outs, a modern re-interpretation of the paper cut-out, have a tradition in art-history, where the medium has been used by famous artists such as Henri Matisse. In recent years, the contemporary art scene has fallen back in love with this format, the work of Alex Katz being a prominent example. McDermott’s decision to pursue this dramatic, innovative art form represents a marked development of his oeuvre. His graphic approach – clearly defined and uncomplicated – is practically made for this medium. The artist’s cut-outs place Pop Art centre stage, keeping with the tradition of his role models, yet also reflective of the current zeitgeist. Joe McDermott: Of Deception and Desire An expression frozen for eternity, enlarged tears, a kiss in close up. Everything is oversized, exaggerated, and presented in a simplistic comic style. It is only through the images of Joe McDermott, inspired by comics and the Pop Art genre, however, that these otherwise hidden emotions find their true expression. Grand, emotional gestures play a central role in McDermott’s series on deception and desire: longing glances, heartfelt embraces, doubt and disappointment. “I take my inspiration from a dramatic situation or an absurd comment, and then try to visualise how people would react to it.” Icons of a new, retro-inspired Pop Art have emerged. McDermott follows in the footsteps of the comic artists of the 1950s and 1960s. He sees the earlier works of the Pop Art master Roy Lichtenstein as distinctive pieces in the history of art. While Lichtenstein used comics in painting, however, McDermott produces his illustrations digitally, using only the computer.
  • Isabelle Menin

    Isabelle Menin

     Isabelle Menin - Dream River 04
    Dream River 04
     Isabelle Menin - Etude Pour Un Apres Midi 06
    Etude Pour Un Apres Midi 06
    Biography : 1961 Born in Brussels, Belgium Studied Art at the School of Graphic Research in Brussels Lives and works in Brussels Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions
    2017 Garden on Orchard, Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York, USA
    2017 Seattle Art Fair, Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York, USA
    2017 Gothic Show, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA
    2016 Karen Margolis and Isabelle Menin, Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York, USA
    2016 Round it up!, Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York, USA
    2016 Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
    2016 Total Flora, Galerie Christine Knauber, Berlin, Germany
    Group Exhibitions
    2016 Belgium Modern Art Exhibition, Hongqiao Museum, Shanghai, China
    2016 OFF Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
    2016 Kunstraï, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2016 MIA Fair, Milano, Italy
    2016 Setup Contemporary Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
    2016 Fotofever - Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
    2016 The Perception of Beauty - Group show, Sophie Marée Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
    2016 Femmes de Belgique - Group Show, Sophie Marée Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
    2016 FLORA, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons, Belgium
    2013 The Perception of Beauty, Sophie Marée Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
    2013 Les Femmes de Belgique, Sophie Marée Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
    2011 Belgium Modern Art Exhibition, Hongqiao Museum, Shanghai, China
    2010 250/3, Galerie Antonio Nardone, Brussels, Belgium
    1999 FLORA, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons, Belgium
    Detailed Description : Distorted Nature It is immediately apparent that Isabelle Menin’s artistic background is in painting. Her bright colours and invigorating, fanciful manipulation of texture and materiality have enthralled the art community. Menin’s works are like vortexes, pulling viewers in deeper and deeper. Menin describes her compositions as “Inland photographs and disordered landscapes”, as a means of drawing parallels between the complexity of the human character and that of nature. The inspiration for her work is drawn in part from Peter Paul Rubens and the so-called “Flemish Primitives”, an artistic circle prominent in the 15th and 16th Centuries that included Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling and Rogier van der Weyden. Menin’s link to the Flemish masters can be seen in her endeavour to create a distinctive form of reality inside fictional worlds. ABOUT THE ARTIST After completing a degree at the Brussels School of Graphic Research, Menin devoted herself to painting and illustration. Multiple exhibitions in Belgium soon followed. After spending a decade working with classical techniques, however, the artist was drawn to the compelling challenges of digital art. Menin finds her subjects in nature, and flowers are a constant theme in her compositions. What sets Menin apart from her peers is her combination of beautiful, organic forms with a modern, technical method of representation. She manipulates texture and colour, photographing individual flowers, scanning other fragments of nature, and bringing them together in individual compositions. Her works have already appeared in Paris’s world famous Louvre museum, as part of the exhibition “Fotofever”. “Going digital allowed me to push back my limits, to find a much wider sphere of activity where things tied up fluidly and were reversible.”
  • Daria Petrilli

    Daria Petrilli

    Daria Petrilli - The Lady of the Ibis
    The Lady of the Ibis
    Biography : Daria Petrilli was born in Rome in 1970 and studied art at the Instituto Europeo di Design Roma. She has illustrated multiple children’s books. Petrilli has received many awards, including the Accademia Pictor Award of Turin three years in a row from 2006 to 2008. She is a member of the Italian Illustrators Association. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. Detailed Description : In Daria Petrilli’s artworks the female figures appear ethereal and unreachable. The artist inserts them into a fairy-tale afterlife where they are often accompanied by animals. In clothes from a distant era, these pale Victorian beauties may look to the viewer with a piercing gaze. Some extend long fingers into the nothingness, reminiscent of the Italian Mannerist painter Bronzino. In Daria Petrilli’s extraordinary works, the women become mystical beings, their bodies adorned with shells and flowers. They are surrounded by ibises, parrots, or geese that appear more like the heralds of purgatory than birds of paradise. The artist says: “To me, these birds are messengers of primordial obsessions. That is why they appear in my work so often.” In the Dreaming series, Daria Petrilli brings us into these fairy-tale worlds. In “Lady of the Red Ibis,” a woman leads six red ibises through a dreamscape, holding leashes tied around their long necks. Eyes down, she seems to be frozen in place. In "Dual Nature", identical twins look out from the piece with an intense gaze. One appears to be wearing a meadow, the other is dressed dramatically in black. Different in nature. In "Loneliness of an Anthurium", the solo laceleaf flower reflects the solitude of the protagonist whose head is, quite literally, up in the clouds. Daria Petrilli digitally edits existing images, resulting in pieces of figurative symbolism reminiscent of classical painting. On her creative process, the Italian artist says: “I reworks photographs with digital painting interventions. I create a collage ... a triumph of Photoshop. I could have also used traditional instruments, but these illustrations were born as a personal amusement and I made them without the vetoes of a client and in the most immediate way.” Daria Petrilli’s style blurs the lines between reality and imagination. With her singular visual vocabulary, she guides us into mystical worlds, making the subjects’ loneliness al
  • Cindy Press

    Cindy Press

     Cindy Press - Hide Me
    Hide Me
     Cindy Press - Shades
    Shades
    Biography : Cindy Press was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a BFA in Fashion Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design. Her paintings and drawings have been in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States, including New York’s The Other Art Fair. Press lives and works in White Planes, New York. Detailed Description : At first glance, the paintings by American artist Cindy Press look like photographs. Upon closer inspection, the fine brushstrokes and hand-painted shadows become visible. The black-and-white color scheme is a production of reduction that focuses our attention on the essential: the muses’ sensual expressions and auras. They appear rebellious, seductive, or slightly melancholy, but always strong and self-confident. The pieces remind us of fashion photography’s visual vocabulary, which reflects the artist’s background. Press has enjoyed a successful career as a designer. She now finds inspiration for her paintings in fashion magazines and editorials. She also draws on her own experiences and on the idea that: “There is so much more behind a person’s appearance.”
  • Marc Quinn

    Marc Quinn

    Marc Quinn - Red Sky in the Arctic
    Red Sky in the Arctic
    Marc Quinn - Labrador Sound
    Labrador Sound
    Biography : 1964 Born in London, UK Studied History and Art History at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Worked as an assistant to sculptor Barry Flanagan 2012 A replica of Quinn’s famous sculpture “Alison Lapper Pregnant” was displayed on the main stage at the Opening Ceremonies of the Paralympics Lives and works in London, UK Exhibition : Collections
    MoMA, New York City, USA
    Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Tate Britain, London, UK
    Exhibitions
    Solo Exhibitions
    2014 Marc Quinn, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain
    2013 Marc Quinn – Portraits of Landscapes, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
    2012 Brave New World, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
    2011 Marc Quinn – At the Far Edges of the Universe, Fabrik Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China
    2010 Marc Quinn – Allanah, Buck, Catman, Chelsea, Michael, Pamela and Thomas, White Cube, London, UK
    2009 Marc Quinn, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, USA
    2009 Carbon Cycles, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany
    2009 Selfs, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
    2008 Marc Quinn: Evolution, White Cube, London, UK
    2007 Marc Quinn, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
    2006 Marc Quinn, Galerie Hopkins, Paris, France
    2006 Marc Quinn – Recent Sculptures, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
    2005 Marc Quinn – Chemical Life Support, White Cube, London, UK
    2004 Marc Quinn: Flesh, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
    2004 Marc Quinn, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, USA
    2003 Marc Quinn: The Overwhelming World of Desire, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
    2002 Marc Quinn, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
    2002 Marc Quinn, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    1999 Marc Quinn, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
    1995 Art Now: Marc Quinn – Emotional Detox, Tate Britain, London, UK
    Group Exhibitions
    2015 A Secret Affair, FLAG Art Foundation, New York City, USA
    2014 Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    2014 Bad Thoughts – Collection Martijn and Jeannette Sanders, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2013 Flowers and Mushrooms, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
    2013 Body Pressure, Skulptur seit den 1960er Jahren, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
    2012 Cool Britannia, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South
    Detailed Description : What if plants were no longer content to attract only bees and insects, but started to set their sights on more ambitious targets: people? What if our attention were fundamental to their continued existence? This thought is the inspiration behind Marc Quinn’s supremely colourful, almost unreal flower arrangements that would be hard to top in terms of sheer opulence. And these bright, garish images do, in fact, have an irresistible allure, with overstimulation serving as their aesthetic principle. The portrayal of flowers through diverse artistic mediums is an ongoing theme in Quinn’s work. In 2013, his installation “The Rush of Nature” – a giant orchid cast in bronze – attracted widespread attention at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. Human intervention in nature plays a central role in Quinn’s art – in this case, the subjects of his pieces are frozen in silicone and often assembled using elements from different types of plants, placing his work right at the intersection between art and science. About the Artist Marc Quinn belongs to the Young British Artists movement, alongside big names such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, and Jake and Dinos Chapman, who conquered the art world in the 1990s with their thrilling and at times provocative work. His sculpture “Self”, a replica of the artist’s head made of his own frozen blood, featured in the legendary Sensation exhibition that caused international controversy in 1997. Curated by notorious collector Charles Saatchi for London’s Royal Academy of Arts, the show generated a media storm and brought its young artists lasting recognition. Like many of his contemporaries in the Young British Artists, Quinn creates figurative works. A particular fascination for the vulnerability and mortality of the human body is a clear theme running through his diverse oeuvre. He combines art with the knowledge and technical possibilities of science to address life’s existential ques
  • Anton Sparx

    Anton Sparx

     Anton Sparx - Green Dresden
    Green Dresden
     Anton Sparx - Hope
    Hope
     Anton Sparx - Afterglow
    Afterglow
    Biography : South American artist Anton Sparx studied architecture in Brazil. His work has featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout South America. Additionally, Sparx has worked with some of the most celebrated artists and architects in the industry for decades. Detailed Description : Info, Concept, and Technique With his dazzling artworks, Anton Sparx celebrates the world’s most famous diamonds. In his series Vanity, the South American artist does not create exact portraits of these gems. Instead, he focuses on their color and cut, as well as the shimmering effect of these fascinating jewels. There is a fascinating story behind each of his artworks. After the champagne-colored Braganza was unearthed in Brazil in the 17th century, the King of Portugal had it imported to Lisbon. Napoleon invaded in 1807, and the gem has been missing ever since. But Sparx preserves its beauty for all eternity. At 41 carats, the Green Dresden is the largest natural green diamond in the world. The history of the priceless jewel can be traced back to 18th century London. It is now on display at Dresden Castle. The artwork Pink Dream, reinterprets the world-famous “Pink Star Diamond,” an exceptionally rare stone found in South Africa in one of the De Beers mines, in the late 90’s. Its original rough weight was 132.5 carats, making it. In 2013, a New York investor acquired it from a Sotheby’s auction and renamed it “Pink Dream.” In the end, however, the investor was unable to pay the amount he bid, causing a stir in the diamond market and making the Pink Dream one of the most talked-about stones for years. In 2018, it was sold to an anonymous Hong Kong billionaire for 72 million dollars. The artwork Sun of Africa portrays an equally unique jewel. This vivid, 127-carat fancy yellow diamond was found in 2007 in the Kimberly mines of South Africa. It was then transported to the Netherlands where it was cut and polished. The bright yellow stone is often compared to the famous TIFFANY diamond, which was discovered in 1878 and has been worn by Audrey Hepburn and Lady Gaga. However, diamond experts say the Sun of Africa is purer, brighter, and larger. Anton Sparx tells us these captivating stories, completely engaging the viewer with his artworks. His abstr
  • Sephora Venites

    Sephora Venites

     Sephora Venites - Metáfora I
    Metáfora I
    Biography : Sephora Venites was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. She studied illustration and graphic design in Barcelona and completed an acting course at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. As a photo model, she has appeared in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, and Elle. Her art can be found in private collections throughout the USA, Canada, Spain, and Great Britain. Detailed Description : Sephora Venites grew up in a village in the midst of Brazil’s lush, colorful wilderness. Fate soon took her to a different place – Barcelona’s film and fashion industry. From an early age, Venites has worked as a photo model for renowned designers included Gucci and Oscar de la Renta. She is also an actor, television host, and an artist. Venites’ wide range of life experience are mirrored in her creative process. Whether the medium is photography, painting, assemblage, or performance, the Brazilian artist mixes traditional techniques with digital media in her work. Venites plays with our understanding of aesthetics, drawing on her own experience from the glamorous world of fashion. Her collages are visual metaphors that straddle the line between figurative and abstract. And thus, an extraordinary mixture of styles is born, uniting the most diverse elements. Her LUMAS artwork consists of three layers of acrylic glass, giving it real physical presence and depth. Viewing it, we are astonished by its sculptural appearance and the neon accents. At the first glance, we sense a colorful, Brazilian abundance that Sephora Venites absorbed during her childhood.

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