Love these– it’s like someone stuffed the whole 80s in a blender.
Last point in this Artsy write up is true- I discovered KAWS abstract work first (GQ wrote about him recently as well). It’s kind of funny that the big “A” Art world still toys with an in/out paradigm discussion at all- like either choice (or success in either world) is about anything other than money. Being sold in a specific channel makes something Art? No, the time and weight of history does that.
Juxtapoz had a bit up about a current show of Josh’s work at Perrotin.
Interesting to see how some artists’ work evolves off the canvas/paper into a physical form. I hope I get to see one of these up close at some point.
Caught this interesting interview with Beth in ARTnews- curious to see these as the results of lots of drawing, and to hear how color and form can inform each other.
May have first seen Lucas Tumblring, also follow him on IG (along with a lot of other people).
First discovered Bernard Tumblring, and have followed him on IG. I love how eclectic his production is.
Mosaic Room in London went #tbt with this show exploring how Melehi and other “artists in postcolonial Casablanca created a specifically Moroccan form of Modernism, merging the influences of Pop art and Hard-edge painting with the rich tradition of abstraction in Berber craft and architecture.”
Big time #tbt
The featured image for this Artsy article caught my eye because Stuart has always fascinated me– I’ve been known on more than one occasion to espouse the idea that abstract painting aspires to a condition which jazz naturally achieves (where form and content are indistinguishable). Great job by Jackson Arn to point out that Davis’s aspirations for his work “had already been achieved by virtuosic black musicians.”