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Eva LeWitt

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Eva LeWitt’s deceptively simple and refreshing work is made of some unusual materials: polyurethane foam, latex and plastic.

The artist stated: “My inspiration always comes from the materials themselves. I have often gravitated towards soft, synthetic, colorful materials; plastic bags, sponges, yarn, tape, etc. I struggled for a time using traditional sculptural materials such as plywood, steel, fiberglass. But these materials hurt me—literally and figuratively. I prefer to work in complete solitude, and I physically could not manage these materials alone. I could not dominate them or manipulate them the ways I wanted to. That is why I choose soft, tactile, materials. I want to be able to control and transform the materials.” – Artsy via Sight Unseen.

If you consider traditional materials like marble and steel or bronze as inherently masculine in both in the physical labor necessary to work with such materials as well as the message and tone they transmit, it makes perfect sense why LeWitt, a young female artist would seek out a softer, freer lexicon for her art.

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via Sight Unseen, Freize and Oslo gallery VI,VII.

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Atelier CPH for Junique

Monday, August 27, 2018

Atelier CPH  is a creative studio in Copenhagen run by Sara Ingemann and Mandy Rep. Ingemann and Rep have worked with design heavy-hitters like Kinfolk, Oak MagazineFerm Living and Menu. This Bauhaus- inspired print series was created by Atelier CPH for paper goods shop Junique.

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Paolo Del Toro

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Paolo Del Toro

“Paolo Del Toro is a British-born artist currently residing in the US. Originally trained as an illustrator, he began teaching himself sculpture and woodcarving in 2011… After settling in the US three years ago, Paolo was able to start making larger sculptures and began to experiment with felt. His current pieces are made of foam and needle felted wool.”

The artist describes his work as “obscuring the boundary between beauty and ugliness, the safe and the dangerous, the inviting and the repelling, the familiar and the foreign, the graceful and the grotesque…”

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Sculpture in wood

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via this is colossal

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Artist Crush: Hye Young

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hye Young is an illustrator and painter from Korea with a loose, experimental approach to painting forgoing details and keeping planes flat and barely formed. Young has a knack for beautiful, dynamic compositions that reveal tension beneath the surface.

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Modern Still Lifes by Katrin Coetzer

Monday, April 17, 2017

Katrin Coetzer’s culinary tableaux reflect the artist’s interest in food.  Coetzer is from Cape Town, South Africa.

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via Artnau

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Update with Kimberly Corday

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kimberly Corday has a new body of textile work called Pelage.

“My process is Frankensteinian.  Borrowing aspects of weaving, embroidery, and collage, I make textured objects that conjure up an amalgam of natural phenomena like threadbare pelts, nests, or overgrown brush.

In this new body of work I dye, distress, and manipulate an assortment of textiles in a ritual that yields wall hangings both romantic and primitive. Much like the preserved textiles of a bygone era, this series spotlights organic, sometimes misshapen forms as well as the relationship between beauty and decay.”

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