all images are © the artist unless otherwise noted
Do Ho Suh
Desiring a horizon of gravity
polyamide textile, nylon stocking, turmeric and sand
9 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 10 1/2 feet; 2.85 x 6.5 x 3.2 meters Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Simple and light as a dream...the gravity don’t lie...just loves the time
polyamide textile, nylon stockings, glass beads, Styrofoam 15 x 24 x 18 feet; 4.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 meters
Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
His most recent "No Shadow" series is inspired by the interconnectedness of light and shadow and how they can be manipulated and controlled. Tojiki begins his creative process by breaking down the light and the shadow to capture the essence of their symbiosis resulting in fleeting images that are as ephemeral and enigmatic as shadow itself.
Key words: Light - Shadow - Movement - Form - Dream - Space - Colour - 3D
© Roger Hiorns; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, Corvi-Mora, London, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.
Often employing humor while at other times engaging sober reflection, Trong Gia Nguyen’s artistic practice elevates the condition of doubt and reveals the power structures behind our most trusted institutions and beliefs as they relate to issues of domesticity, culture, politics, and economy. The artist questions the status quo through subtle modes of subversion and interruption. On the flipside, it is an aesthetically pessimistic vantage point, one of retreat that espouses a dimension of decadence, at the expense of charlatanism. Whether taking the shape of sculpture, painting, iPhone applications, film, or web-based performance actions, Nguyen’s conceptual approach walks the fine line between humor and sorrow, subtlety and blatancy, night and light, and beauty and beast.