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WurzelArt Gazette March 2010 - Grab A Sammich

by Suzanne on March 12th, 2010

Work in progress by Joao Ruas, 2010

Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes and please pardon the radio silence. Our Angelique Houtkamp show was insanely busy and Angelique is now back home in Amsterdam and I can't tell you how relieved I am that she didn't get squeezed to death. Even our glass domes and the baby skulls are still intact - which clearly defies logic if you've seen the crowds at the opening reception. Some originals and the baby skulls are still for sale, so keep your eyes glued to Nelly Duff - I will upload details soonish.

Anyhow, it's March; which means the spring awakening of the beaux arts. Lots and lots and lots to report about. But since I have absolutely no idea where to start, I decided to give you some sneak previews of what my favourite WurzelArtists® have been up to recently.

This is only a small selection, but as you can see, people have been as busy as bees on coke and 2010 is going to be an amazing year for the visual arts, methinks.


Fables cover #94 by Joao Ruas, 2010 - click to enlarge

Joao has been up to A LOT and it's always fascinating to see all the diverse things he's directing his talents to besides his work for Fables.


Skin Deep by Jeremy Enecio, watercolour and acrylic on paper, 2010 - click to enlarge

The maître of tentacles and albino amazons has recently impressingly widened his repertoire to zombies for Zombies in Love at Gallery Nucleus.

Jeremy Enecio’s contribution to 100 Heads for Haiti, 2010 - click to enlarge

Oh, and he's just finishing the piece above for the 100 Heads for Haiti fundraiser. Nice.


Bruise and a study by Adara Sánchez Anguiano, 2009-2010 - click to enlarge

For those who hadn't noticed: Egon Schiele has been reincarnated in the shell of Adara Sánchez Anguiano and given a box of happy coloured crayons.


Further (in progress) by Eric Fortune, oil on canvas, 2010 - click to enlarge

Eric keeps on bringing the chiaroscuro to his futuristic faces. Further will be on show at CoproGallery from this weekend onwards.


The Raft by Tiffany Bozic, 2009-2010 - click to enlarge

Tiffany's Raft print is finally available through Joshua Liner Gallery.


Dive (detail) by James Jean, 2010 - click to enlarge

James Jean's Dive has been given the posh Pressure Printing treatment.


Pull the Blinds by Christopher Conn Askew - click to enlarge

If, however, you're on a much smaller budget, get your hands on one of Chris Conn Askew's gorgeous new open edition prints.


Poupées by Miss Van - click to enlarge

Meanwhile, does it seem like someone's slowly running out of ideas?! Miss Van releases an overpriced giclee of her 5-year-old Poupées. Hmm...


Cixi (in progress) by Marina Bychkova, 2010 - click to enlarge

Marina, au contraire, has been tirelessly working her poor little paws off on one of her newest creations, Cixi. Here seen in progress.


Véruka Vampirica (Blythe custom) by Julien Martinez, 2010 - click to enlarge

In other doll news, Julien Martinez has spookified yet another unsuspecting Blythe doll. Say hello to Véruka Vampirica.


Wither by Isabelle Royet-Journoud, 2010 - click to enlarge

... and finally, Mme Isabelle Royet-Journoud looks a bit like a customised undead Blythe doll herself in this masterpiece of a self-portrait.

While here at Wurzeltod HQ, I've been mainly standing annoyingly in front of yet even more great art...



by suzanne_tumblr on March 12th, 2010

The old-school Poupées by Miss Van, 2005 - now available as overpriced print

by suzanne_tumblr on October 1st, 2009

Leather 1 by Miss Van, 2007, acrylic on leather, 120 cm x 80 cm

Not the biggest Vanist myself and it seems I successfully boycotted yet another opening reception, but - even as a part-time vegan - I must admit that Mademoiselle Van sure knows how to work her leather.

Her works from the Lovestain series can be seen at London’s StolenSpace till October 18.

Miss Van & Jeremy Fish at Fifty24, S.F.

by Suzanne on December 5th, 2008

© Miss Van, on show - click for details/larger view

I don't quite understand Miss Van's new love affair with badly laced oversized underbust corsets and I'm very concerned about the aerodynamic and fireproof potential of skunks, but ooooh well, there are deeper mysteries in art history than this and I'll just leave you with the details for her San Francisco show.

Miss Van (lower gallery level) has joined forces with Jeremy Fish (upper gallery level) for a double feature at Fifty24 where they will present spanking new works and possibly steal all your Christmas money. Details below.

Princesas 5 by Miss Van, not on show - click for details/larger view

On show: December 4 - 30, 2008

Address: FIFTY24SF Gallery, 252 & 248 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA, tel: (415) 252-9144 | Map

Hours: Tue - Sun: 12 - 6 PM

Featuring: Miss Van & Jeremy Fish

Preview show

Victor Castillo & Miss Van in Berlin

by Suzanne on July 28th, 2008

Sin In My Heart by Victor Castillo, acrylic on canvas, 2008

Wurzeltod®'s favourite sausage fetishist Victor Castillo (so far the artist whose work - Chick Habit, to be precise - stayed on my MacBook desktop, the most merciless place for the arts, longest) visits the capital of yummy, yummy Currywurst¹!

Together with Miss Van, he'll present new works in a show titled Canto negro y Brujerias which opened at Merry Karnowsky Gallery Berlin last weekend and will be on show till the end of August.

Not too sure about Miss Van's recent expedition to the world of doll assemblage sculpture thingies, but as long as it doesn't frighten the horses...

Details below.

On show: July 26 - August 23, 2008

Featuring: Victor Castillo (Chile) & Miss Van (France)

Address: Merry Karnowsky Gallery Berlin, Torstrasse 175, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Preview show


¹ N.B.: Wurzeltod® doesn't endorse the consumption of meat/dairy products/razor blades.