March, 2014

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial

EVA International announce the full programme and exhibition venues for EVA 2014 AGITATIONISM curated by Bassam El Baroni. The 2014 Biennial is open to the public from 12 April to 6 July, with a professional preview on Thursday 10 April, opening on Friday 11 April and Humberto Vélez’s The Underdog and EVA International 2014 Cup […]

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Calvert 22 Club Of Friends. Timur Novikov’s New Artists and the New Academy

Calvert 22 Club Of Friends. Timur Novikov’s New Artists and the New Academy

The first UK group exhibition of work by the New Artists and the New Academy; two movements founded in St Petersburg by the artist Timur Novikov (1985–2002). The exhibition open 2 April–25 May 2014, takes its title from the Club of Friends of V.V. Mayakovsky, which was founded by Novikov as an expression of the […]

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International Biennial Association (IBA)

The International Biennial Association (IBA) announce that the First General Assembly will be held in Berlin at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) from the 10th to 13th of July 2014 during the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. The four-day event with the focus on the inaugural ceremony of IBA will also be […]

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Mikhail Zhirmunsky  Presents an Unfamiliar World

Mikhail Zhirmunsky Presents an Unfamiliar World

In Mikhail Zhirmunsky’s whirlwind multimedia pieces, technique and subject come together to conjure mystery. Zhirmunsky paints innocuous scenes, such as peaceful farmhouses seen through the trees, or a simple silhouette of a chair. However, he treats them with radically energetic brushstrokes, otherworldly colors, and even disparate materials. In this way the artist both creates and […]

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Marianne Fernandez : “I Paint Therefore I Am”

Marianne Fernandez : “I Paint Therefore I Am”

The acrylic on canvas paintings of American artist Marianne Fernandez are bold, powerful, and utterly fascinating. Combining a strong use of line and form with brilliant colors and heavy brushstrokes, Fernandez explores a wide range of styles, from figurative to abstract. Each canvas is filled with diverse components that lend several layers of meaning to […]

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Etsuko Shida Engages the Viewer in a Conversation

Etsuko Shida Engages the Viewer in a Conversation

Etsuko Shida says that in her paintings there is “a continuous dialogue between the canvas and myself,” a process that results in works with a complex sense of form and color. “I aim to capture the spontaneity of the moment by using different tools,” she says, “such as brushes, spatulas or sponges.” This gives her […]

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Catherine Manchester Exercises in Natural Geometry

Catherine Manchester Exercises in Natural Geometry

In Catherine Manchester’s paintings, the human figure takes center stage in a dreamlike world. The artist has a strong sense of the tension that exists between natural and manmade environments, and creates a synthesis between them in images that project the interior lives of her subjects onto their surroundings. “I like to find the natural […]

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