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drama and serenity in copenhagen.

Today, I’m drawn to these drop dead gorgeous images showcasing the work of Studio Oliver Gustav.

From a studio, showroom and boutique in central Copenhagen, a carefully curated edit of designers and artists from around the world – Faye Toogood, Michaël Verheyden and Poul Kjærholm amongst others – sit against a monochrome interior. Beautiful pieces and striking lighting create a dramatic, yet intensely serene interior that feels timeless and elegant. I love each piece of the collection, not to mention that knock-out shade of grey used on the walls and ceilings.

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Studio Oliver Gustav, here, via

happy weekend.

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Flowering Potatoes, Dairy Drove, Ten Mile Bank, Aug 2014
Acrylic on panel
116 x 123cms

Vanishing Lines is a current exhibition by the Norfolk-based artist (and friend) Fred Ingrams.

Painting en plein air, Fred captures the flat marshland typical of the region in vivid and dramatic colour.

Vanishing Lines, Art Bermondsey 183-185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
until Sunday 17th May 2015.

More images from the opening night on owl’s house london Instagram, here

happy weekend.

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The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014 in two parts. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz and map
Photo: André Grossmann

He’s back, and I’m thrilled, being a huge fan. The Floating Piers is Christo’s first work since the death of his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude in 2009 (they were also born on the same day in 1935).

For 16 days in June 2016, Christo will reimagine Italy’s Lake Iseo. The work will consist of swathes of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular dock system of polyethylene cubes floating on the surface of the water. The walkways will continue on land, connecting the mainland to the island of San Paolo. More, here

Other works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude include Surrounded Islands and, possibly his best known work, Wrapped Reichstag, completed in 1995. Happy weekend.

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Fabulous and revealing: 100 Famous Artists and Their Studios (have you seen Francis Bacon’s?!)

Scanned image: Henri Matisse’s studio, from the recent Cut Outs exhibition at Tate Modern. My favourite.

happy weekend.

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Fabulous abstract, graphic, black and white forms by Emil Kozak, in a new exhibition within Box in Denmark.

LYNfabrikken, Vestergade 49, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, until February 15 2015. More, here.

an enigmatic modernist.

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Crossing the boundary between photography, art and sculpture, German artist Christine Erhard’s work is familiar and ambiguous at the same time. The  architectural subject matter and modernist aesthetic seem familiar, until the unusual viewpoint and use of materials cause the imagery to appear distorted and other worldly.

Initially studying sculpture, Christine Erhard became increasingly interested in the images of the object, rather than the objects themselves, until photography and its ability to manipulate became her primary focus. She explores various movements within Modernism, with the avant-garde architecture of the Russian Constructivists a theme she returns to over and again.

Christine cites artists of the 1920s such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy as her inspiration; artists who work in various disciplines – painting, poetry, graphic design, photography. Like Moholy-Nagy, there is a strong graphic quality to her work. For me, these works are both familiar and enigmatic, and very appealing.

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More of Christine Erhard’s work, here. All images courtesy of the artist.

the collector.

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It’s art fair season here in London, and the big daddy of them all, Frieze Art Fair, concluded at the weekend.

The white box format with which galleries usually display their wares was changed perhaps for ever more by the innovative booth of Helly Nahmad gallery. The booth, called ‘The Collector’ was a perfect replica of the Paris apartment of a fictional art collector called Corrado N, dating from 1968. Replete with old issues of Paris Match, overflowing ashtrays, and the artwork of Picasso, Miro and (my personal favourite) Lucio Fontana, the studio portrayed the life of a ‘passionate, intellectual reclusive’, who lived and breathed art.

More, Art News. Photo, Fausta Maria Bolettier Continue reading

happy weekend.

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Extraordinary, life-size skeletal rhino by Norfolk-based sculptor Rachael Long. Made from recycled and forged metal, the rhino is on show at Doddington Hall near Lincoln from 2nd August to 7th September 2014.

A rearing horse, an owl in flight, a lurcher, poised… More Rachael Long, here

Photo by owl’s house london using iPhone 5S.

 

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‘Dialogue Z.’ Tadzio, Lee Ufan, Kamel Mennour, Paris and Pace, New York

Ten works by the South Korean-born, Japan-based artist Lee Ufan have been installed in the gardens of the Chateau of Versailles. The naturalist aesthetic of Mono-ha – the school of conceptual Japanese artists of which Ufan is the most prominent member – creates a wonderful dialogue with the serenely opulent landscapes created by André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV.

Works by Lee Ufan now until Nov. 2 at the Chateau de Versaillesvia. Read more about the artist on Artsy.

danish paper.

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Subtle, geometric, beautiful. These still-life vignettes by Jan Hardisty are a new series of limited edition, digital inkjet prints with the same modernist, unmistakably Danish touch by the artist (more of his works, here). Happy weekend.

Jan Hardisty, Goldmark Art.