WHAT TO COLLECT # 143. Khairullah Rahim

I would like to share with you today, an artwork by emerging Artist Khairullah Rahim. I stopped by the booth at Untitled art fair Miami this year because of captured his wall sculptures. I have been attracted by the pastel color pallet and nonstandard urban materials he used. I love urbanism in art because it helps us to think about our place in the world and look individually at the space where people live and work. I feel that with this type of art we can try to change modern space, make it brighter, creative and more comfortable. Khairullah Rahim…

What to collect #142. GISELA COLON

GISELA COLON (Canada, b. 1966) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Colon is an American contemporary artist who has developed a unique vocabulary of “organic minimalism,” breathing life-like qualities into reductive forms. Colon’s oeuvre encompasses several distinct sculptural forms: Pods, Slabs, Monoliths, and Portals. The through-line in all of Colon’s work is the concept of the “mutable object;” the sculptures are conceived as variable objects that transmute their physical qualities through fluctuating movement, varied lighting, changing environmental conditions, and the passage of time. The Pods are created through a proprietary fabrication method of blow-molding and layering various acrylic materials, producing transformational objects that emanate light and color from within.  Biography and images…

5 Things You Must Know Before You Invest in Art

5 Things You Must Know Before You Invest in Art Investing in art may seem en vogue or even financially advantageous. But what do art investing novices need to know before diving into this market? WILLIAM HOFMANN – DECEMBER 13, 2018 Investing in art may seem en vogue or even financially advantageous. But what do art investing novices need to know before diving into this market? By WILLIAM HOFMANN – DECEMBER 13, 2018 From “Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)” to “Salvator Mundi”, expensive works of art have been in the news for fetching sale prices of hundreds of millions of dollars….

Myths that stop people from buying art by Goda Smilingyte

Collecting art as an investment requires the knowledge of art history and market. However, I dare to argue that most people buy art (whatever their level of income is) because they like it….

WHAT TO COLLECT # 141. Riccardo Mayr

Riccardo Mayr was born and raised in Ferrara (Italy) a small city, which carries in its streets and buildings the marks of a glorious past. During the sixteenth century, the cities of the province of Italy’s region Emilia-Romagna —although mostly small in population—were vibrant and quite distinctive, artistically and culturally. The three principal centers, Ferrara, Bologna, and Parma, were especially so, and each had a unique trajectory in both politics and the arts. Ferrara was home to one of the most important humanist courts in the Renaissance, which is known as the Este dukes. Although small in size, Ferrara was…

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…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 138. Pao-Leng Kung

Art Description by Artist Pao Leng Kung In my works, I magnify some elements during the working process: the erasure of color, the relationship between positive and negative spaces, and the space inside and outside the canvas. Typically, I use ‘ white’ as a force to expand unlimited space or as an emptiness to fill all the colors by imagination. Also ‘ white’ could refer to the white of exhibition space, gesso, and the natural canvas. Because of this, it opens far more possibilities to transfer the undefined space inside and outside of my paintings. For the other colors and…

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 # 135. NINA RODER

Nina Röder born in 1983 in Germany and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Bauhaus University Weimar with the focus on staged photography. Next, to her artistic activities, she is a Ph.D. candidate with the research topic about performative strategies in contemporary photography. Nina’s photographic work is exposing hidden structures of biographical stories in which she is combining aspects of the theatre, performance, and stage with the time-based image space of photography. Her photographs have been shown in international exhibitions and photo festivals such as Voicees Off Festival in Arles, the European Month of Photography in Berlin or…

How Much Is Your Object Worth? – Researching Your Art

Reposted from https://americanart.si.edu/research/my-art/object-worth It is hard to establish fixed values for antiques, artworks, and other collectible items. The amount asked or offered is determined by many factors, including the condition of the object, personal interests of both the seller and the purchaser, and trends in the market. According to Smithsonian Institution policy, no staff member may offer monetary evaluations. However, the following guidelines should help you find an approximate value for your artwork. First, consult price guides to determine current sale and auction prices. Some price guides are available on the Internet, but most come in books or offline formats….

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,…