All posts in painting

Artist highlight: Jade van der Mark

‘We exist in an era where the rise of sophisticated technological innovations has significantly impacted the way we relate with one another. Shameless dismissiveness is a new norm. With my work,’ says artist Jade van der Mark, ‘I want to awaken and provoke’ Jade van der Mark is a young artist whose works reflect on […]

Polymorphous Paganism in Underground NYC Art Shows

Pagan revivalism is evident in underground NYC art shows this September.

A Night Less Starry- The Auction of Van Gogh’s Gun

On June 9th, 2019, the rusted husk of a 7mm Lefaucheux revolver will go up for auction. This weathered skeleton sat untouched and unseen in a field in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise for approximately seven decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, only being plucked from its home in the soil when a farmer […]

In memoriam: American “pop-realist” painter Don Nice

American painter Don Nice, often described as a “pop-realist” whose unique relationship with the American landscape and iconography defied categories, has died at age 86. He is perhaps best known for his early works, which focused on single, isolated objects—a bunch of grapes, candy bars, sneakers, buffalo—against a plain background; in later works, he broke […]

Stéphane Couturier at galerie RX and the Fernand Léger National Museum

In two beautiful exhibitions presented at the Parisian gallery RX (March 16 – April 25, 2019) and at the Fernand Léger National Museum in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes (October 6, 2018 – April 29, 2019), French artist Stéphane Couturier’s surprising works blurred the boundaries between photography and the so-called “plastic” arts, in particular in dialogue with the […]

Ellsworth Kelly’s “Windows” at Pompidou and Cahiers d’Art

Modest and transcendent, limpid and luminous, an intimate exhibition of some 50 works at the Centre Pompidou, through May 27, 2019, pays tribute to American painter Ellsworth Kelly, whose poetic minimalism redefined artistic abstraction. The exhibition’s curator, Jean-Pierre Criqui, has brought together for the first time the series of six iconic works on windows, starting […]

Francesco Clemente at the Brant Foundation

The Italian artist Francesco Clemente has been a fixture of the art world since the 1980's. An extensive exhibition of his work at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT, begins with an emphasis on his prominence in the New York City scene.