Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
, Stand n° AM436
A Misleading Tale
Eine grössere Art Osmose
Other Represented Artists
Lauren Baker, born 1982, from Middlesbrough, UK. Currently lives and works in London.
Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. Using neon light to express her positive messages and life mantras, she aims to raise the vibration of love and connection in the world. Lauren is represented by ten galleries internationally and has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain, ran an art workshop at Tate Modern and directed the windows of Selfridges. Passionate about animals and conservation, Lauren is an ambassador for Save Wild Tigers. Her artwork has raised over £50k for charity. Recent works involve neon, infinity mirror and kinetic sculpture. Her limited edition ‘you blow my mind’ screen prints sold out in just 24 hours. The creations include painted and embellished human resin skulls, animal skulls and sculpted animal heads.
Lauren’s work is inspired by her time spent in the Peruvian Amazon, In 2012 her art career started with a life-changing trip to South America. Lauren joined a mosaic street-art project in Brazil and spent time in the Peruvian Amazon jungle surrounded by dense vegetation and wildlife. She then researched the best place to study mosaic in the world and developed her skills in Venice (Orsoni, 2012).
Her solo show, Transition, launched at The Ivy on 31 July 2015 for a week and caused a buzz with people queuing around the block. The show received rave reviews, such as; ‘Incredible’ (Art Collector), ‘stunning pieces’ Fad magazine, ‘a potent and colourful new body of work’ (Art, Antiques, Design). Lauren was interviewed by LONDON LIVE TV about the show.
Renowned for her work using reflective material – including the world’s first infinity mirror coffin at Tate Britain, a 7-ft mirrored geometric ‘Portal to another dimension’ commissioned by Clerkenwell Design Week, and 100 mi
Daniel Cherbuin was born in 1971 in Zofingen, Switzerland. He lives and works between Zurich, Switzerland, and Miami, USA.
For umpteen years Daniel Cherbuin has been staging the intersection of alternative art spaces and underground parties with his video installations, that brought him to Art Galleries and Exhibitions. His oeuvres impress with highly innovative montages, idiosyncratic alliances of images, as well as an anarchic tenor: with irony, and pastiche Cherbuin is mocking the blasé in commerce and culture and smoothes the sublimes and ponderous of the art system away. Cherbuin has been converting music into clips and visuals in ingenious ways for numerous bands, namely Yello and Division Kent. Various collaborations with Thomas Haemmerli, for art and experimental films and even one cine-film. Originally Cherbuin learned audio-video electronics ab initio. At the beginnings of commercial television he was the creative force of Sputnik-TV, an innovative and experimental channel emerging from Zurich's underground techno scene.
Eine grössere Art Osmose
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Alex Gross lives in Los Angeles, California. In 1990, he received a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since then, he has had ten solo exhibitions at various galleries, and participated in dozens of museum and gallery exhibitions across the globe. His 2017 exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery was his most recent solo exhibition.
In the summer of 2007, Alex's first retrospective museum show was held at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. Alex is a recipient of the prestigious Artist's Fellowship from the Japan Foundation, and several faculty grants from Art Center College of Design, where he taught from 1994 to 2005.
In 2006, Chronicle Books published Alex's first monograph, The Art of Alex Gross. Alex's second fine art book, Discrepancies, was published by Gingko Press in 2010, and includes an introduction by former LA Weekly Art Critic Doug Harvey. In 2012, Gingko published Alex's third book, Now And Then, The Cabinet Card Paintings of Alex Gross, which includes 98 mixed media paintings. October 2014 brought the release of Alex's fourth book, entitled Future Tense, Paintings by Alex Gross, again published by Gingko Press. Future Tense is 96 pages, and features 40 paintings done between 2010 and 2014. The introduction was written by Caleb Neelon.
Antisocial Network was Alex's first exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery, and the first time he has shown in Los Angeles in over a decade. The exhibition contained twenty full size paintings, several drawings, and over a dozen new cabinet card paintings. Alex's work has been featured in Juxtapoz magazine, Hi-Fructose magazine, Beautiful Bizarre magazine, and dozens of other publications.
February 2017 | Antisocial Network | Corey Helford Gallery
October 2014 | Future Tense | Jonathan LeVine Gallery
February 2012 | Product Placement | Jonathan LeVine Gallery
September 2010 | Discrepancies | Jonathan LeVine Gallery
April 2008 | Mysteries and Manners | Jonathan LeVine Gallery
July 2007 | Career Retrospective | Grand Central Art Center
November 2006 | The Day of the Locust | Copro Nason Gallery
April 2004 | The Decay of the Angel | Earl Mcgrath Gallery
September 2002 | Wind and Snow | Merry Karnowsky Gallery
September 2000 | Sleepwalkers | Merry Karnowsky Gallery
October 2014 - February 2015 | Masterworks | Long Beach Museum of Art
June - October 2008 | In the Land of Retinal Delights - The Juxtapoz Factor | Laguna Art Museum
March 2006 | Drawn to Expression, featuring acclaimed alumni | The Williamson Gallery | Art Center College of Design
August 2004 | Tall Stories | Wignall Museum | Chaffey College
December 2003 | Raising the Brow | Earl Mcgrath Gallery
December 2002 | Gods and Monsters | Roq La Rue Gallery
October 2002 | Juxtapoz 8th Anniversary Show | Track 16 Gallery
2005, 2001 & 2000 | La Luz De Jesus Gallery
December 1999 & December 2001 | Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Zac Knudson is a seasoned glass artist from South Florida. In 2005, Zac founded The Glass Artist, a glass design and fabrication house. Since then, he has been working closely with some of the best decorative glass and design firms in South Florida. For more than 10 years he has been creating unique works of art for private collectors, celebrities and publicly funded projects across the country.
Zac has been experimenting with glass since a young age and is tirelessly pushing its boundaries. He continuously takes the art of glass sculpture to the next level with his use of lights, layering and his expertise in etching and carving. There is a recurrent theme in his work guided by a passion for nature and elevation of consciousness. His work reaches into a deeper dimension of thought while maintaining a grounded foot on the realities of todayâ€™s world. Themes like Learning from the past, bees awareness, death and the elevation of Thought are often seen in his work.
Art Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL
ART Wynwood, Miami, FL
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
CONTINUUM, West Palm Beach Arts, FL
Palm Beach Art, Antique and Design Show, Palm Beach, FL
Red Dot Art Fair, Miami FL
Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, FL
Art Market Hamptons- Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton, NY
1st Annual Spring Art Festival, West Palm Beach, FL
Naples Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, Evan Lurie Gallery, Naples, FL
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, Evan Lurie Gallery, West Palm Beach , FL
Scope Miami, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami Beach , FL
Red Dot Miami, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami Beach , FL
CMYK Gallery, Group Show for Art Basel 2015, Midtown Miami, FL
Tiny Ninjas Project, Temporary Urban Installations, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
WEAM, World Erotic Art Museum, Miami FL
Grey Area Gallery, Co-Founder & Artist, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
Recipient of the Peopleâ€™s Choice Award at Mixed Media show for the Broward Art Guild, FL
Public Art Sculpture, Tamarac Veterans Tribute Wall, Tamarac, FL
Public Art Sculpture, Coral Springs Art Walk , Coral Springs, FL
Installation, Clive Daniels Design Firm, Fort Myers FL
Sculpture, Tundra Restaurant, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Public Art Sculpture, Marathon Key Fire Rescue Memorial, Marathon Key, FL
Public Art Sculpture, Boca Raton Public Library, Boca Raton, FL
VIP Lounge Design, Haimov Jewelers, Miami, FL
Glass Mermaids, Retail Store, Houston, TX
Etched Sculpture, Bertram/ Faretti Yatchs, Miami, FL
Glass Sculpture Awards, Winners Circle Charities, Sponsored by Mike Schmidt, Delray Beach, FL
Sculpture, Ringo Starr
Etched piece, Mike Miller, Miami Heat player
Featured in HGTV , Color Splash Miami with David Bromstad
WLRN, Art Street Series, “Glass Actâ€ Documentary
Design Bureau Magazine
Florida Design Magazine
Gulfcoast Living Magazine
Under the Sun Magazin
2016 Art, Politics and Activism, NODE Center.
2014 Methods for Artistic Creation and Project Design, NODE Center.
2012 Dissemination and Promotion of Artworks within the International Art Scene (course) and Art Production (workshop), NODE Center. 2009 Painting Today and Marketing of Fine Arts, Torre 13, Mexico City. 2007 – 2005 Painting, Creativity and Production, Autonomous University of Querétaro. 1993-1997 Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Querétaro Campus.
Awards and honors 2018 AiR-Artist in Residence Program, Montreux, Switzerland. 2016 Selected work, 17th Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Mexico City. | First Prize, José and Tomás Chávez Morado West-Central Painting Award, Regional Fund for Culture and the Arts of the West-Central Area, Guanajuato, Mexico. 2014 Millay Colony for the Arts Residency Program, New York, USA. | People’s Choice Award, 11th Monterrey FEMSA Biennial, Monterrey, Mexico. | Honorable mention, Miradas 6th National Visual Arts Biennial, Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana, Mexico. 2013-2015 National System for Creators Grant, CONACULTA-FONCA, Mexico City. 2012-2013 Creators with Experience-PECDA Grant, Querétaro Institute for Culture and the Arts, Querétaro, Mexico. 2011 The WhyNot Place, Religare Arts Residency Program, New Delhi, India. 2010-2011 Young Creators Grant, FONCA, Mexico City. 2010 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California, USA. 2009-2010 Selected work, CUADRO Guide and Emerging Artists Salon, Mexico City. 2008 Selected work, Jumex Foundation Collection, Mexico City. | Contemporary Arts Clinic with Clayton Campbell, State of Mexico, Mexico. | Artists in Residency Program, FONCA-Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. 2007-2008 State Creators Grant, Querétaro Institute for Culture and the Arts, Querétaro, Mexico. 2007 Selected work, Emerging Contemporary Arts Fair (FACE), Mexico City. | Selected work for the 2007-2008 edition of the book-catalog mART Artistas Emergent
Detailed Description :
Destruction is perceived mainly by our sight and I have been fascinated by the way it appears in front of us as degradation, fragility and deterioration of the materials and objects that humans stubbornly use and create. The attractive aesthetics of destruction is always present in our urban societies in a physical as well as in a virtual way. Its visual complexity, strength and appearance have captivated me to the point of making it the center of my artwork. Having as guide the visual illusion, I have been focusing my work in the appropriation of the image of damaged human creations, taking them to the artistic context and making evident the astonishing beauty that is found in the aesthetics of destruction. I think that these altered forms are also a clear metaphor of the contemporary human being that destroys itself, without even realizing it, menwhile is immersed in the maelstrom of the everyday urban life. However, the destruction is inherent to creation, to existence itself, everything is being constantly destroyed. There is no movement without damage nor life without movement. My work is thus a creation that comes from destruction.
IMAGINOPHAGY OF DESTRUCTION
Spectacular images of destruction became more and more recurrent in the film industry during the late 1900’s and the early 2000’s. Such visual hyperboles make the observation of destruction from diverse angles and distances possible which would be unattainable otherwise.
Imaginophagy of Destruction consists of a series of realistic paintings, developed in a monumental and small format, that seize cinematographic photograms from various sequences of a car wreckage. Thus, this artwork provides a reflection upon several aspects: the beauty of destruction, its thriving utilization in the film industry, the constant appearance of a car on it, a growing visual craving of postmodern consumers in search for visual destruction hyperboles to enjoy.
I see destruction as a dynamic process. Hence, th
Eminently modern and free spirited Elizabeth's artwork focuses on the confusion of today's modern society. She challenges the viewer to confront the relationship between humanity’s preconceived notions of value and worth, in our consumable world. The Gold Standard, which has been used for centuries, is a perfect representation of humanity’s obsession with vain and valueless beauty.
Using time honored skills in a contemporary way, Elizabeth brings a modern twist to traditional forms through her work. Her social commentary, seeks to illuminate the arbitrary value we place on useless and culturally devoid items, while simultaneously devaluing those things with innate value. She pokes fun at mans obsessive quest to to obtain more and more while we are living, ignoring the purpose of our lives. From this Elizabeth questions the arbitrary prioritization of Earth’s most precious assets, questioning the relationships, behaviors and patterns of humanity. Many of us remain divorced of direct responsibility for the destruction of our planet’s invaluable resources, often taking the word of the media, politicians, religious leaders and CEOs at face value.
Using the subject of animal, human skulls and personal artifacts, Elizabeth exposes the responsibility of the individual in owning the effects of their decisions. Adorning each piece with gold leaf and precious metal, the dichotomy of the monochromatic pallet against the gold is a visual representation of the struggle of the inner self to balance greed and purpose.
She draws inspiration from her international background with her work being dominated by the discordant relationship between true value and worth. Having lived all over the world in some of the most diverse and contrasting cities, she is fascinated by the stark comparison of perceived success, and draws on this international experience to narrate her work.
The monochromatic pallet simplifies the form allowing a deeper exploration of the
King Woman / Pen and Brush NYC/ October 12th 2017
Galerie Barrou Planquart/ NYCAAF/Sept 14th-18th 2017
Art Pampelonne/ St Tropez/ Art Fair/ 29th June-3rd July 2017
Aureus Gallery / NYC/ May 2017
Joseph Gross Gallery/ San Fransisco/ Versailles Now/ 19th May 2nd June 2017 Soho House Solo Show /West Hollywood/ 28th March - 30th April 2017 Galerie Barrou Planquart/ Paris/ Pour Tout L’or Du Monde/ 16th-30th April Parlour Gallery/ New Jersey/ April1st - May 27th 2017
Galerie Barrou Planquart/ NYCAAF/ March 28th- April 2nd
Art LeadHer/Lawrence Alkin Gallery/ London/ April 6th-May 8th 2017 Galerie Barrou Planquart/ London/ March 2017
The Contemporary/ Manchester/ Group show Feb 2017 CASA of LA/ Sotherby’s Auction/ Feb 25th 2017
Galerie Barrou Planquart/ Brussels Art Fair/ Feb 16-20th 2017
Art Angels, LA / Winter Show / December ’16
The Strand Gallery / LONDON / KP Face Value, Dec 13th - 20th 2016
Art Angels/ Scope Miami / 28th- 4th Dec '16
Flat Blak Gallery, PORTLAND / RIP City Group Show Oct 5th - 31st 2016 Joseph Gross Gallery, Texas Contemporary/ International Art fair Sept 29th- Oct 2nd 2016
Art Angels, L.A /Americana/ Group Show/ Jul 4th 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales/ Summer Gala Auction/ June 23rd 2016
Joseph Gross Gallery, NEW YORK CITY / Art LeadHer May 5th - 28th 2016 Gallery MC, NEW YORK CITY / Solo show/ Mar 31st - Apr 11th 2016 Chambers Fine Art, NEW YORK CITY/ Solo Show/ Aug 6th 2015
Gallery MC, NEW YORK CITY/ International Group Show/ Aug 5th - 21st 2015
Art Angels, L.A / Live Art Show/ Solo Show/ Jan 30th - Feb 4th 2015
The Gallery, ABU DHABI / Solo Show/ May 4th - 29th 2014
The Gallery, ABU DHABI/ Metamorphosis/ Group Show/ Feb 11th - 25th 2014
A Misleading Tale