This week’s artists blur the lines between life and art while drenching them in color.
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1. Carl Cashman creates vibrant neon colored op-art, a genre he has coined “neometry”, or neon geometry. The works are hypnotic, at times bordering on the hallucinatory, and blur the distinction between digital and analogue forms at Thinkspace Gallery
2. Different cycles of Pia Fries paintings between 2006 and the present day at Mai 26 Galerie
3. Working from traditions of painting, the artists in this show use the formats of painting to explore a diverse range of themes related to contemporary American culture. These include leisure culture, personal histories, queer identity, and the nature of perception at Ortega y Gasset Projects
4. With his newest series of paintings Tim Biskup has come back to his roots. The work is bold, colorful, cartoony and emotive. He’s always felt a sort of spiritual connection to the work of Roberto Matta which is a touchpoint in this collection. Like Matta, Biskup believes that these paintings are biomorphic representations of the artists psyche at Kong Art Space
5. Painting the Human Spirit is a memorial exhibition dedicated to the memory of Albert Irvin, recently deceased. Irvin’s passionate abstraction is well recognized and the artist himself, known to all as Bert, was a universally admired and loved human being at Gimpel Fils
6. For Martin Creed, there is no border between life and art. He is increasingly interested in the performative nature of painting and the particular relationship between a body’s movements and the shapes it produces. In this exhibition, certain works have been made working with dancers whose movement, with paintbrushes held in their feet, translates directly as the forms produced on the painting at Hauser & Wirth