On display in the prominent Regina Gallery in Seoul, South Korea, a vibrant and inventively charming display of colour and shape is currently immersing visitors. Underwater spectra dominate the colour palette chosen by painter and installation artist Jan Kalab. The Czech born artist, who began in the late 80s working with graffiti and street art murals, has created a modern and fascinating array of images that reflect what he glimpses from underwater scenes.
Jan Kalab has progressed in his style from the early days, traversing murals and lettering over to 3D images and into sculpture. Now with his paintings on canvas as installation pieces, the whole skillset is lending a lever to his outreach with expressivity. His work has been exhibited as displayed in many high-brow galleries including those in Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Paris, London, Miami, and New York. Now once again in the East, the capital of South Korea has been waiting patiently for the work to be displayed with them.
Since agreeing to exhibit at the Regina Gallery, Jan Kalab endured the lockdown like the rest of us and any immediate plans were put on hold. Thankfully this has enabled the artist to create this brilliant arrangement of vivid colour and shape work that we can now enjoy in person or online. An enchanting and dream-like amalgam of forms and shades brings an inspired and underwater sense of diving shallow depths and admiring the flora and fauna.
Via World Art News
Creative people often have more than one level to their ability, and John Squire of The Stone Roses is a key example of inventiveness in action. A series of oil paintings titled Disinformation is set to be displayed at Damien Hurst’s Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall from September 11th to November 10th. A good two-month slot will mean that plenty of people can go and see the images.
John Squire is known for using photographs for his art, he enlarges them and then paints over the scene with his own style and direction. The finished product differs from the original in many subtle ways and the choices of image send a specific energetic message to the viewer. John also uses an art software app to digitally enhance and manipulate the images introducing glitches and repeating patterns where the need arises.
Having designed the album covers for the band and created the promotional images, it’s no surprise that his unrelated work is equally as kinetic in the art world. Since leaving The Stone Roses in 1996, John Squire has continued to express himself musically and artistically with admirable results. The exhibition is accompanied by a great full-colour book that contains more than just the images on display.
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Celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the late Ellsworth Kelly, the world-famous minimalist who rose to fame in the 1960s is being honoured with a selection of key exhibitions. Known for stripped down and cut back art productions, in which shape, line, and form were used in such sparing and loosely translated mannerisms, a deep and subconscious element seemed to leap out from the simplicity.
Never one to throw anything away that related to his work, the paradox of his spartan style reveals a plethora of keepsakes and memorabilia that draw perfect lines from piece to piece. The massive collection has been curated since his death in 2015 and is now being used to celebrate his decades-long career in art and design. A keen use of colour and minimalism gave Kelly a distinctive style that has become instrumental inspiration for many future generations since his time.
A range of items are being exhibited this year that focus on individual aspects of the artist’s work. A series of sketchbooks that show scribblings and the formulation of ideas can be seen at The Museum Of Modern Art. According to those who knew him, Ellsworth Kelly would usually have a sketchbook on his person and would often resort to delving in to jot down his observations and concepts as they arose.
During his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, during the 1950s, Ellsworth Kelly began a lifelong love of photography. His ability to capture oddities of angle and contrasts of direction is a keystone element in modern composition. His photographic works are on display at the Santa Barbra Museum of Art from October 15th to January. Kelly also produced free standing sculpture. His choices reflected the aesthetic with shape and form taking real space in various precious and well-known materials. A selection of these works can be seen at the Lever House office building until the end of April next year.
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