Tom French is an artist who creates incredible black and white paintings that consist of a number of elements in the details to create a bigger unified picture. This “bigger picture” is usually a human skull.
Cao Hui‘s series of classic sculptures dissected for a solo show last year takes some of the most influential sculptures ever created and adds a fun yet creepy aspect to them. Pieces like the “Venus de Milo” and Michaelangelo’s “David” are chopped and cut up and may be pulled apart to see their internal organs.
Steve Powers aka “Espo” just opened a new solo show on May 18, 2013, entitled “Visual Blues” at Alice Gallery in Brussels. In Powers’s own words, “I’m in awe of the power and the reach of music. To compete with the majesty of music, I make paintings that are visual blues. I distill my everyday experience into paintings I call Daily Metaltations. They are painted very fast, fresh from the epiphanies that inspired them. The larger paintings draw from those metaltations and go to a deeper understanding of the transactions we make everyday to live our lives.”
TrA holds the essence of a planetarium and a mandala. This fall, Jose Di Gregorio took his young children to the planetarium at the Lawrence Hall Of Science in Berkeley, CA. While constellations may seem like nothing more than memory aids to distinguish particular stars, they also remind us how small we are in the universe and that this is part of what makes us important to each other. One constellation in particular caught DiGregorio’s attention, the small Triangulum Australe (TrA) in the southern sky. To create a mandala with the constellation, TrA uses the principles of the Net of Indra. It stretches out infinitely in all directions and is associated with the motionless timeless center of the universe. To illustrate theses concepts of emptiness, as well as interpenetration, ten circles that form a density in its design. TrA serves as the equilateral triangle increasingly obscured within the circles.