Category: Art

Venice Biennale 2015: sneak peak highlights

2015 Venice Biennale is just two days away and galleries and world-renowned artists are putting the final touches on their pavilions. Here are some instagram finds to get a sneak peak at what the countless art shows throughout the city have in store for us.

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Screen-Face, by Elisa Perez

As many current artists, spanish artist Elisa Pérez is deeply inspired by the internet. In her latest project, she paints portraits of people through a Skype conf call.

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Artists in the iphone era: Penelope Umbrico

In her latest endeavour, artist Penelope Umbrico’s focus was set on mountains, an all known symbol of expertise among photographers. Her series Moving Mountains (1850-2012) was created with an iphone with whom she ‘re-photographs’ a series of mountain shots by the likes of Henry Cartier-Bresson, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Edward Weston.

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ARCO 2015: the latin touch

Arco does not want to be one more of the hundreds of art fairs around the world. It’s already one of the largest contemporary art events in Europe but, in this edition, it has ultimately consolidated its differential value: being the great bridge between the continent and the booming Americas. 

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Portrait created from 20,000 teabags by artist Red Hong Yi

Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname ‘Red’, is a Malaysian artist and architect widely recognised for creating artworks from everything but your tradicional pencil or paintbrush. We’ve seen her use local everyday materials such as seeds, melted candles, socks, coffee…and the time came for teabags.

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Psycolourgy. Artist Recreates Classic Paintings with Pantone

Created by the Scottish designer Nick Smith, this series is a recreation of art classics made with none other than Pantone, the colour bible. These works are part of his collection titled Psycolourgy, now showcasing at Lawrence Alkin Gallery (@LAGalleryArt) in London until 20 February 2015.

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London Art Fair 2015 highlights

Everything is set for London Art Fair, the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art fair, which starts today at Business Design Center. We can’t find a better way of kicking off the the cultural year and turning on the radar for new and impressive artists than indulging this first-of-the-year event. Read on to see our list of finds.

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