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WHAT TO COLLECT # 105. SKY KIM

SKY KIM

Born in Seoul, Korea, she received her M.F.A at Pratt Institute, has exhibited all over the US and internationally, and has collected a National Museum of Contemporary Art’s North Korean Art Competition Award and a Pratt Institute Art Grant. Her work has been exhibited at the Toronto Art Fair, GLAAD Art Auction, DUMBO Arts Festival, the Gwangju Biennale and has been reviewed in multiple publications including The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post and the Arts Observer.SkyKim_2

Kim has described her work as “meticulous, labor-intensive watercolor paintings/drawings (that) is at once abstract, anatomical, spiritual and sensual.” Influenced by her spiritual belief in reincarnation, there is a meditative, “wheel of life” aspect to her creative process. According to an interview with The Hawk, Kim is quoted as saying, “After I understood reincarnation, my art changed. I started using repetition, a lot of circles, wiggly lines; a lot of layers overlapping. That’s how I see life.” It seems that Kim’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. In a review published on the website Arte Fuse, author Daniel Gauss observes, “the ever-repeating patterns are a type of surrogate for the eternal. They become a type of idealized concept we can superimpose on a universe of decay and decomposition.”

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Watch “Sky Kim / Artist @ NARS Foundation Studio” on Vimeo 

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WHAT TO COLLECT #104. CARMEN HERRERA

Carmen Herrera

is a Cuban-American abstract, minimalist painter. She began to paint at the age of 12. She moved to Paris after WWII to join other great painters … Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, and more. She was very good, by almost anyone’s observation; she even had shows with other famous artists.

Unlike the other artists she was around, she was a woman and she was Cuban American. Unlike the other artists, she never sold a painting. She never sold at age 25, or age 30. She came home from Paris in the early 1950s, in her late 30s. And she again kept painting. But she never sold any paintings … not at age 40 or 50. In fact, she didn’t sell a single painting even at 60, 70, or 80 years old.

But she kept painting. And painting. And painting. Committed to her art. Committed to her style. She was frustrated tremendously but always believed her worked deserved more attention than it got. She did not alter her style but stuck with it.

She refused to quit. Her husband believed in her. And she believed in herself.

In 2004, at the age of 89, she was finally discovered. After almost nine decades she became the hottest ‘new’ artist in the world that year. Now, at the age of almost 103, her paintings have sold for over $1 million.

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WHAT TO COLLECT # 103. PAOLO ICARO

Paolo Icaro Chissotti was born in Turin in 1936.

In 1958 he began to practice sculpture in the studio of Umberto Mastroianni. In 1960 he moved to Rome, where in 1962 he held his first one-man show at the Galleria Schneider. In 1964 he took part in the III Ceramic Art Biennale of Gubbio, obtaining the Ministry for Foreign Trade award. In 1965 he was invited to the IX Quadriennale of Rome. In 1966 he moved to New York, where he lived until 1968. In America, he created the Forme di Spazio (Forms of space, 1967), immediately afterward renamed Gabbie (Cages), metal structures where instead of occupying the space the sculpture becomes the place, the origin of that space.

Some of the most significant one-man shows of the last few years are: Modalità, Lorenzelli Arte, Milano (2006-2007); Faredisfarerifarevedere, curated by Mario Bertoni, Centro d’Arte e Cultura Chiesa di San Paolo, Modena (2008); Le pietre di marmo, a homage exhibition within the XXVth Sculpture Biennale of Gubbio, curated by Giorgio Bonomi (2008); Biografia ideale, curated by Ludovico Pratesi, Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro (2009); 15 Stele 15, curated by Lara Conte, Parma, Galleria Niccoli (2010). He has also taken part in numerous collective exhibitions, including Time & Place: Milano – Torino. 1958-1968, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero (2008; itinerant) and Italics. Arte italiana fra tradizione e rivoluzione 1968-2008, curated by Francesco Bonami (2008-2009). In 2010 he was presented by Massimo Minini in the section Back to the future of Artissima. In 2011 he showed Cardo e Decumano (2010) at Bologna, in the place of Palazzo d’Accursio, in occasion of Art First. The following personal shows were organized in these last years: Modalità, Lorenzelli Arte, Milan (2006-2007); Faredisfarerifarevedere, by Mario Bertoni, Centro d’Arte and Cultura Chiesa di San Paolo, Modena (2008); Le pietre di marmo, show in hommage to the XXV Biennale di Scultura di Gubbio, by Giorgio Bonomi (2008); Biografia ideale, by Ludovico Pratesi, Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro (2009); 15 Stele 15, by Lara Conte, Galleria Niccoli, Parma (2010); Su misura, by Lara Conte and Mauro Panzera, Galleria Il Ponte, Florence (2011); I do as I did, Lorenzelli Arte, Milan (2011). He lives and works in Tavullia, Pesaro.

Paolo Icaro “Pile Up, 22” – Studio la Città, Verona 2013

Paolo Icaro conversazione con Marco Meneguzzo – Studio La Città, Verona 2013

Original: “Eccedenza 90°” by Paolo Icaro on Artsy https://www.artsy.net/artwork/paolo-icaro-eccedenza-90-degrees
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