Everyone remembers Simmons, the one with the tongue, and the Demon makeup, but what sets him apart from other celebrity doodlers is that he’s been drawing for six decades. Inspired by comic books and movies as a child, in his teen years he had hundreds of illustrations published in fanzines under the name Gene Klein.
Art & Object interviewed one of the finalists, the British architect, artist, and activist Sofia Karim, and asked what this nomination means for her.
At 46, Baltimore-born painter Rosy Keyser has brightened her palette and expanded her purview northward, probing the cosmos with images of abstract celestial bodies rendered in their magnetic relation to one another. On earth, she has been turning sound into substance and is working with cast paper to mimic and sensualize the effect of corrugated steel, a longtime, versatile favorite medium of hers.
"Going back to China, I had to ask myself what’s the worst that can happen? I end up in jail,” Ai tells Art & Object about his decision to return to the country, despite being persona non grata. “I thought, yeah, I can take that. It was easy thinking it, but not in reality."
Currently presenting the exhibition Man Ray & Picabia at his West Village space in New York, the young art dealer recently sat down with Art & Object to discuss the making of the intimate, jewel box show and the nine powerful paintings in it.
Art & Object recently caught up with the in-demand artist to discuss her initial interest in art, opportunities that have come her way and how they have impacted her work, and her new paintings in "Loose Screw," her LA solo show premiere at Blum & Poe.
Amid the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, artist Beverly McIver listened to her intuition.
With a background in animation, fashion design, and advertising, Genesis Belanger constructs colorful staged scenarios that seem enchantingly dreamlike.
Working in an inventive, personal style that he boldly calls contemporary surrealism, Nigerian artist Kelechi Nwaneri creates beautifully bizarre imagery of fictional figures in landscapes, which are half-real and half-imagined.