by Suzanne on May 24th, 2011
La Storia by Nicola Samori, oil on copper (?), 2009 - click to enlarge
His work struck an immediate chord with me as it exemplifies a certain poetic and narrative deconstructive (in the truest meaning of the word) trend that I've witnessed with a bunch of other young artists.
Most remarkably of course the great Titus Kaphar, in a more aggressive manner Valerie Hegarty, and even - in a more satirical and playful sense - Seb Patane and Ruth Claxton. The list could beyond doubt go on, but my brain is very leaky.
J.V. by Nicola Samori, oil on copper (?), 2009 - click to enlarge
Nicola Samori's works, however, are a lot darker and more nihilistic than any of his above contemporaries' and that's precisely why I find them particularly mesmerising.
Please note that the works featured here are from 2009 so you probably won't get to see the exact ones.
J.V. by Nicola Samori, oil on panel, 2009 - click to enlarge
On show: May 13 - July 9, 2011
Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM
by Suzanne on March 31st, 2008
From the Postcards series by Ruth Claxton, 2004
Multi-media artist Ruth Claxton has the honour to present her works to her fellow Birminghamians in two shows - both opening this Wednesday.
Her recycled and grotesquely disfigured porcelain figurines from the Lands End series are being shown by Ikon Gallery (April 2 - May 18, 2008), while Interventions - a series of new altered postcard pieces - are being exhibited by the Barber Institue of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham (April 2 - July 6, 2008).
Yellow Hair Eyes by Ruth Claxton, 2004
Downloads: Ikon exhibition guide (PDF)
Catalogue: Available in May 2008, for £15, from Ikon. Fully illustrated.
by Suzanne on December 25th, 2007
Two works from the I Thought I Was The Audience And Then I Looked At You series by Ruth Claxton, 2003-2004
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by Suzanne on August 12th, 2006
Ich küsse die Luft,
Ich umarme die Wärme der Nächte.
Mir ist, es müsse von meinem Harme, meinem Sehnen
Aus der Leere dein Auge aufsprießen,
Zu mir fließen dein blauender Blick.
Vom roten Mohn sprüht brünstiger Schein.
Ich strecke die Arme,
Erbarme dich, Licht,
Mich küssen hungrige Nächte.
(Max Dauthendey, 1867-1918)
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