FERRARE

Jul 13

WELCOME TO THE OFFICE. 

In tribute to the late Cy Twombly, Gagosian Gallery is proud to present his last paintings.

The eight untitled paintings are closely related to the Camino Real group that inaugurated Gagosian Paris in 2010. The inimitable, exuberant paintwork and bold, intense colors typify the freedom with which Twombly worked, never restricted to a single reference. Even in the face of his impending death, their elegiac power, vivid palette, and ardent gestures pulse with the energies of the new.

Jul 27

Artist of the day….

RICHARD WRIGHT

Richard Wright was born in 1960 in London. He moved to Scotland at a young age, where he continues to live and work, based in Glasgow.

Through his unique intricate painting methods, Wright injects complex works into often overlooked architectural spaces. As he says:
"In the end the position of the work could be half of the work for me. In the first instance the work has the possibility to effect or change the way you are drawn through the space it therefore has the potential to reveal the space in an a new aspect."

Sep 19

JOEL MORRISON 

Gagosian - Hong Kong 

One thing for sure, Joel Morrison is one of the most exceptional artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His recently opened exhibition in Hong Kong is a fantastic exploration in sculpture. 

Joel’s ouevre maintains a dynamic conversation between an idiosyncratic sense of humour and art-historical canon of sculpture. Many of his works feature beautiful, mirror-polished and flawless metal surfaces, offering visceral experiences through reflection. There is a fantastic juxtaposition between the high-brow foundations of sculpture, and the playful witty objects which are glorified and classified into themes of pop, surrealism, and classicism.

On a personal note - Joel is one of the most chill, intellectually vibrant, and coolest guys I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with in a while. Killer. 

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/joel-morrison—september-13-2012

TAKASHI MURAKAMI
Flowers & Skulls
Opening - Gagosian Hong Kong
November 29, 6 - 8pm 
Exciting!! 

Source : TAKASHI MURAKAMI
© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Nov 10

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

Flowers & Skulls

Opening - Gagosian Hong Kong

November 29, 6 - 8pm 

Exciting!! 

Source : TAKASHI MURAKAMI

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Dec 5

What is Art?

For those of us born in Asia, it remains an ever important question. The reason is that what we today define as Art represents the path followed by Western art history and yet here in the East, we have our own history. To survive as artists, we must learn to resolve the collision of these two cultures.

My own personal position is drawn from how well I can arrange the unique flowers of Asia, moreover the ever strange blossoms that have bloomed in the madness of the defeated culture of postwar Japan, into work that will live within the confines of Western art history.
—Takashi Murakami

This exhibition, Takashi Murakami’s first in Hong Kong, explores one of the central dichotomies of his art—between joy and terror, his optimistic magnanimity as an artist and his pessimistic perspective on postwar Japan. Here, this dichotomy is symbolized by the stark contrast of bright smiling flowers and disturbing, menacing representations of skulls. Whether depicted as single iconic “portraits” or in complex clusters of virtuoso composition and paintwork that combine painstaking traditional artisanal techniques with the pop and fizz of manga, the flower and the skull stand as eternal motifs in the history of art and popular culture. Both oppositional and parallel, they are reminders of the fragile vibrancy of life and the inexorable passing of time.

Jan 24

ANSELM REYLE

Mystic Silver

If only I could have it all…..

Stunning exhibition in Hamburg of works by German artist Anselm Reyle. This mesmerizing show closes on January 27, so you still have a couple of days to catch it!

http://www.deichtorhallen.de/index.php?id=275&L=1