Jean-Michel Othoniel

Jean-Michel Othoniel is a contemporary French artist who works in a variety of media. Employing materials such as glass, wax, and sulphur, Othoniel explores ideas of material transformation. “I want to seduce you with their beauty then lead you to other themes,” he has explained of his work. I would agree they are seductive as I’m writing this blog after ogling the work below.

Jamison Carter

In the months just prior to Covid-19 rearing its monstrous head in the United States, artist Jamison Carter lost both of his parents. Such a tragedy, combined with the horrors and isolation brought on by the pandemic, would crush even the most stalwart of souls. Yet Carter miraculously managed to find the wherewithal to produce “All Season Radials,” his majestic solo exhibition at Klowden Mann.



Nonggirrnga Marawili

taps the Earth for her materials and muses. Her works—prints, works on paper, paintings on bark, and larrakitj (memorial poles made from the bark of eucalyptus trees)—are often made with natural ochers that coalesce in spontaneous webs of lines and dots. The resulting works are ethereal, expressive interpretations of water.


Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He creates sculptures from natural materials and through processes of oxidation, burning, and decay, Drew transforms these objects into massive sculptures that critique social injustices and the cyclical nature of existence.

I saw one at the Perez in Miami a few years ago and was blown away.



Sarah Tortora

With their current round open for submissions I was looking through the website for the Hopper Prize and found this nice interview with Sarah on “the physicality of making sculpture, negotiating balance, creative catharsis & personal truth.” Links to her portfolio (not all of which is abstract/non-representational) and site in the article.