WHAT TO COLLECT # 139

The DUSKMANN collective formed in 2015, a union of visionary minds with a clear artistic direction and above all, a desire for continual creative experimentation. DUSKMANN’s goal is to gather complex forms of expression within a single universe, enhancing the peculiarities that distinguish them. They work in a range of fields, thus creating an ecosystem with a great deal of creative biodiversity and releasing powerful, expressive energy in a single soul on the Renaissance model. About Artist PRELUDE was born during a trip to Sicily. The artists were entranced by the beauty of Sicilian marbles and the figures evoked by…

Why Love Generative Art? Article by Jason Bailey

Reposted from https://www.artnome.com/news/2018/8/8/why-love-generative-art Why Love Generative Art? August 26, 2018 Jason Bailey VVRRR – Manolo April, 2018 Over the last 50 years, our world has turned digital at breakneck speed. No art form has captured this transitional time period – our time period – better than generative art. Generative art takes full advantage of everything that computing has to offer, producing elegant and compelling artworks that extend the same principles and goals artists have pursued from the inception of modern art. Geometry, abstraction, and chance are important themes not just for generative art, but for all art of 20th Century. As an…

WHAT TO COLLECT #136. Kyle Jeffers

Kyle Jeffers Captures Corners You Never Thought Could Be So Beautiful Canadian photographer Kyle Jeffers sees everyday scenarios with a more creative eye. Garages, cars, iron fences, concrete materials, mixed with the blood orange or crystal blue sky, the construction of each of his image is always genius and always moving. He depicts the warmness of cold structures, or sometimes the coldness of warm colors. Jeffers’ images give you the impression of a recent departure of a person, similar to the works of Elmgreen & Dragset. You can almost hear the lingering resonance that makes the photos silent, yet the construction and…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 134. SIMONE LEIGH

SIMONE LEIGH (b. 1967, Chicago) lives and works in Brooklyn. Solo presentations of Leigh’s work have been hosted by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Studio Museum in Harlem (Marcus Garvey Park), New York; New Museum, New York (all 2016); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Creative Time, New York (both 2014); and The Kitchen, New York (2012). The artist’s work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions including the Berlin Biennial (2018); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York (2017); Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo.; Greater New York,…

Check out the best kept secrets to buying art as an investment.

Check out the best kept secrets to buying art as an investment by Saatchi Art. http://s3.amazonaws.com/document.issuu.com/180913233342-a0eebe59dd18143a2e0bbe259894f072/original.file?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI3AWG2EVNT4VZFNQ&Expires=1539329235&Signature=bekcSVfugbd5AxNOk06HwBexqWw%3D

10 WAYS TO UNSUCCESSFULLY MARKET YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST

Marketing yourself as an artist can often feel like a full-time job. But it doesn’t have to be this way! If you’ve ever wished for an honest checklist of marketing tactics to avoid, consider it an early Christmas gift. Stop making these common self-promotion mistakes and you will quickly feel the luck turning in your favor. Avoiding self-promotion It’s typical of artists to shy away from self-promotion. All kinds of reasons bubble up to the surface once you press an artist about the promotional opportunities available online: it’s too complex, they don’t know how to do it, they don’t have…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 132. Teruko Nimura

Teruko Nimura is a visual artist based in Austin with a diverse multi-media practice. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from UT Austin. Teruko has exhibited in the U.S. and Mexico, and has completed three temporary public art installations in the last year.  She is currently a member of ICOSA art collective, a participant in the City of Austin’s Launchpad program for public art, and one of three Austin artists featured in the 2017 TX Biennial. More information on https://www.terukonimura.net/ https://pin.it/yxkjxalfuul4ck Copyright @ Teruco Nimura ***All rights to artwork remain with the artist and…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 131. JOHN BROOKS

His work is playful, creepy, energising and anthropomorphic. Stare at these fuzzy wonders long enough and you would swear you saw a heart beat or a leg twitch. This small body of work packs a lot of punch both visually and conceptually. The work stands as a kind of strange timeline not just from one year of fashion to the next but a sort of endless amount of time in between.Brooks fuses weaving techniques into his textile based art pieces bridging that invisible gap between craft and conceptual art. Please, find more information http://www.johnbrooks.com.au/new-page/ Copyright @ John Brooks ***All rights…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 130. Anish Kapoor

Mirroring its surroundings to reflect a rose-tinted microcosm of ambient space, Untitled is an exquisite example of Anish Kapoor’s inimitable investigation into the possibilities of interior and exterior space. Seeming to float effortlessly in suspense above the ground, Kapoor’s dish appears to simultaneously curve outwards and inwards, distorting perception and awareness as our gaze passes across it. The luminous reflectivity of the surface radiates light, and emits a sense of meditative calm and repose. Untitledinvites contemplation: by circumnavigating the work we become an integral part of the whole, thus making every viewer’s experience of the piece subtly different. Untitled forms…

WHAT TO COLLECT #129. Yves Klein

Born: April 28, 1928 – Nice, France Died: June 6, 1962 – Paris, France Yves Klein was the most influential, prominent, and controversial French artist to emerge in the 1950s. He is remembered above all for his use of a single color, the rich shade of ultramarine that he made his own: International Klein Blue. But the success of his sadly short-lived career lay in attacking many of the ideas that underpinned the abstract painting that had been dominant in France since the end of the Second World War. For some critics he is a descendent of Marcel Duchamp, a…

Is the Art Market Ready to Embrace Work Made by Artificial Intelligence?

Is the Art Market Ready to Embrace Work Made by Artificial Intelligence? Christie’s Will Test the Waters This Fall The auction house is selling an AI-produced work of art for the first time this fall. • Naomi Rea 3 days ago Obvious Art’s 𝒎𝒊𝒏 𝑮 𝒎𝒂𝒙 𝑫 𝔼𝒙 [𝒍𝒐𝒈 𝑫 (𝒙))] + 𝔼𝒛 [𝒍𝒐𝒈(𝟏 − 𝑫(𝑮(𝒛)))], Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, Generative Adversarial Network print on canvas (2018). Christie’s New York will make history this fall when it becomes the first auction house to sell a work of art made by artificial intelligence. The print on canvas, a product of an…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 126. Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky – “A Late Bloomer” Considered to be the father of abstract art, Wassily Kandinsky was what might be considered  “a late bloomer” concerning his art. Born to a family of musicians, he learned to play the piano and cello. When he was 20 years old he chose to study law and economics and attended the University of Moscow where he lectured and also wrote about spirituality. At the age of 30, Kandinsky left Moscow and went to Munich to study life-drawing, sketching and anatomy. At the age of 37 (which was at one time considered “middle aged”) he…

Millennials are shaping the art market’s future

The “2018 Insights on Wealth and Worth — Art Collectors” survey by U.S. Trust revealed that millennials are now the fastest growing segment of art collectors. Growing up with technology by their side, millennials—born between 1982 and 1998—have different values and buying habits than generations before them. Faced with these shifting demographics, what is your gallery doing to reach millennial collectors? UBS’s 2017 “Millennials — the global guardians of capital” report explained that millennials, who currently account for roughly $17 trillion of global wealth, consistently prioritize “convenience, multi-channel delivery, and transparency.” So, how does this behavior translate to the art…