Where the great women artists are now? →
Where the great women artists are now? This interview with Linda Lochlin done in 2007 can be seen as a sequel to the notable article she wrote in 1971 for ARTnews, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”
Alec Soth, Broken Manual @Kelly: A Review... →
I saw Alec Soth’s exhibition Broken Manual in Berlin in July 2011 at Loock Gallery. Here’s a review of the conversation DLK had with the Wall Street Journal arts critic, Richard B. Woodward.
Yvonne Todd at Centre for Contemporary Photography
I attended the artist talks at the CCP last Saturday. I was particularly interested in Yvonne Todd’s work. I had previously seen Todd’s work for the first time at the NGV in 2010 during the Unnerved: The New Zealand Project. I remember being mesmerised by her portraits. Things haven’t changed since then! Her recent series shown at the CCP is just as fascinating. Serena...
An inspiring interview with Marjane Satrapi
I got to know the Iranian-born French contemporary artist Marjane Satrapi when I read ‘Perspepolis‘ a few years ago. Another of her graphic novels, ‘Chicken with plums’ has been made into a live-action feature film. This interview with Satrapi is about her creative process and her last film. Very inspiring.
I discovered the Czech artist, Kristof Kintera, who makes incredible installations/sculptures using everyday objects. His website includes a vast list of works where one can appreciate how versatile Kintera is at manipulating objects, given them new meanings. The titles are as quirky as the artworks. My Light is Your Life (model: Shiva Samurai 5kw/50Hz), 2009 / old lamps, cables, electronics /...
I added more work to the series I’ve been working on. Here are the last additions. The whole series can be viewed on my website. Untitled 2, 2012 Untitled 6, 2012 Untitled 4, 2012
Jenine Shereos - leaves made out of knotted hair
I discovered the artist Jenine Shereos who made a series using human hair to create intricate veined leaves. The hair is stitched on a dissolvable backing revealing these delicate sculptures. Shereos is interested in the parallel between the human vascular system and the plant vascular system. The concepts of growth, decay, and transformation are beautifully explored. I’ve seen artists...
My work in progress
I’ve been working on a series in the studio. I started this project at the end of last year. Here’s the series so far. Untitled 1, 2011 Untitled 2, 2012 Untitled 3, 2012
Ranjani Shettar - Dewdrops and Sunshine
Flame in the forest 2011 Today I went to see Ranjani Shettar’s exhibition in the new contemporary space at the NGV International. Shettar is an Indian sculptor who uses a vast array of organic and non-organic materials. ‘Dewdrops and Sunshine’ investigates the relationship of water and light to living things. There are references to the elements as objects are either...