Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Art Wynwood Part 5

Joseph Grazi. "False Idol."  New York.
Grazi uses the lion form frequently as a symbol of strength, power, leadership,
and beauty.  He has named the lion "Cecil" in honor of the lion killed for fun by a
Minnesota dentist.

Tom Wesselmann.  "Red Fingernails."  Aluminum Maquette.  Pop Art.
These 12 inch high figures were a model for a much larger sculpture.

Keith Haring.  "Anti-Nuclear."  Litho.  Graffiti.
Keith Haring lent his street art skills to many causes, including the
anti-nuclear and anti-war movements.

Joan Miro.  "Four Colors."  Spanish.  Litho.

Roy Lichtenstein.   "Braatatata."  Two Prints.  14x16 in. each.  Pop Art
Lichtenstein used the print techniques of comics to make larger paintings and prints -
the large flat areas of color, strong outlines, and Ben-day dots were all cheap methods
of printing color used in comic books.

Lie Nay Tjien.  "Evolution."  Indonesia.  Silver and Mixed Media.
Lie is a very prominent sculptor and had a number of pieces at the show.  They are
often composed of hundreds of small pieces of stainless steel which are welded
together.  He works in Indonesia and Amsterdam.

Luis Lazo.  "Gael and Bloom."  Cuba.

Antonio Trotta.   "Four Whites."  Cuba

Lia Bermudez.  "Blue Wave."  Wall Sculpture.  Cuba.

Ewa Bathelier   "Summer Dress."  Polish.
Ewa was a scenic designer before she turned to art.  The tutu, in various colors,
represents femininity and innocence.

James McNabb.  "Circle."  Various Woods.  U.S.

Detail of james McNabb's "Circle" above.

 Fernando Cuetara.  "Harmony No. 7."  Folded Canvas.  Madrid, Spain.
Cuetara explores space, light and shadows, and relationships in this works of
folded canvas,  Each is slightly different and draws the viewer in for a closer look.

Claudio Roncoli.  "Yellow and Red."  Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Roncoli is a professor of painting in Bues Aires.

Christina Ghetti.  "Three Strokes."  Argentina-Spain.
Christina is an Argentinian painter working in Valencia, Spain.  She is
interested in geometric abstraction and the act of perception.  She
has begun to work with shaped canvases, which affect perception
on another level.  These are perfectly flat but shaped boards which appear
to be undulating because of the manner of painting.

Ismael Lagares. "A Pound of Puppies."   Seville,  Spain.  Pop Art
Lagares is a young painter and sculptor from Spain.  These figures, as well as his
paintings, which are quite three dimensional, are made of resin and acrylic color.
The color IS the object.

Christina Ghetti.  "Large Ripple."  Argentinian-Spanish.  Geometric-Abstraction.

Ismael Lagares.  "A Pound of Puppies."  Seville, Spain.
Each dog has a name -  Chispita, Duque, Pachuca, Rasia, Pingola, etc.

Luis Jimenez.  "Acacia Seed."  Corten Steel.  Cuba / Miami.
Jimenez was fascinated by the complexity and yet simplicity of an acacia seed, which
he found in his yard one day.

Stefano Bombardieri.  "Martha and the Elephant."  Italy.
Bombardieri is very concerned about the environment and endangered species.  He
has made a number of bronze sculptures, small or life-sized, of various endangered
species, including the elephant and rhinoceros.  Martha is his daughter,

Cundo Bermudez.  "Lady Sitting at a Table."  Cuba.

Edgar Negret.  "Golden Sun."  Steel.  Colombia.
Negret was the greatest Colombian artist of his generation, making large
abstract sculptures of steel for public settings all over the country.

Alec Monopoly.  "Mr. Monopoly."  Los Angeles.
Alec was fascinated by the Monopoly game and its figures and
markers.  He has created a whole series of large paintings
based on them.

BNS BNS.   "Menace to Society."  Buenos Aires, Argentina.
BNS (Mariano) is an Argentine-born and Brooklyn-based street artist.
He takes well known portraits, such as this of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo,
and approaches with a frenzied burst of color and dry humor.

BNS BNS.  "Audrey."  Argentina / Brooklyn.

Angelo Accardi.  "Misplaced Installation: Tribute to Keith Haring."  Salerno, Italy.
Accardi is one of the leading Italian Pop artists today.  He studied in Naples and Munich
and has been much influenced by New York Pop Art.   He has also gone through
periods of abstraction and figurative painting.

Chie Hitotsuyama.  "Roomful of Monkeys."   Japan.
Chie is a prominent Japanese Pop artist.  He inherited a large paper-making factory from
his parents, and he works there.  These figures are made of rolls of wet newsprint from
huge piles of old newspapers in the factory.  They are meant to be playful and fun.

Chie Hitotsuyama.  "Large Monkey."  Japan.  Old newsprint.

Sophie Ryder.  "Lady Hare with Dog."  England.  Bronze.
Sophie Ryder is perhaps England's most prominent contemporary
sculptor.  "Lady Hare" is one of her favorite figures.  Many
of her characters are combinations of human and animal.

Sophie Ryder.  "Couple."  England.  Bronze.

Sophie Ryder.  "Lady Hare and Dog."  Wire Mesh Sculpture on Wall.

Olga Tobreluts.  "Heart."  Russia.
Olga is a famous mixed media artist as well as painter.
Her installations with multiple tv sets were well-known.

Jacques LeBescond.  "Couple Sitting on Bench."  Bronze.  French.
LeBescond is one of the most prominent sculptors in France today.  The black and
white pieces is "Claire/Obscure" and the work in back is "Duo."

Jacques LeBescond.  "Carousel."  Bronze.  French.

Jacques LeBescond.  "Duo."  Bronze.  France.

Jacques LeBescond.  "Philae."  Bronze.  French.

Victor Vasarely.  "Two Op Art Paintings."  Gustavo Velez.  "Sculpture."  Colombia.

Gustavo Velez. "Stainless Steel Sculpture."   Colombia.

Pablo Picasso.  "Two Blown Glass Heads."

Gil Cenazandotti.  "Red Baboon."  Corsica, Italy.   Pop Art.
Cenazandotti is keenly aware of environmental degradation and the accumulation of trash.
This figure, and the next, are made entirely of materials thrown into the ocean and lost
at sea and then retrieved from the sea.  "Retrieved, recycled, reimagined' is his motto.
Huge islands of plastic junk float all over the ocean.  He finds these on the shores
of his home island.

Gil Cenazandotti.  "Spotted Leopard."  Corsica, Italy.
Entirely made of trash thrown into the sea and retrieved, recycled, and reimagined.
This stuff washes up on the shores of Corsica continuously.

Mr. Brainwash.  "Charlie and Al."  French / American.
"Mr. Brainwash" is former famous French filmmaker turned street artist, Thierry Guetta.
Scenes like this have often been painted on bare walls or building sites.  He here
creates the entire setting to be placed in a gallery.  It is meant to be humorous.

Nathalie Boissonault.  "When Dreams Become Reality."  Quebec, Canada.


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