Now, more than ever, raw and industrial materials are being repurposed to produce art. Artists often trade in the traditional canvas for unconventional and malleable materials because they more easily lend themselves to conceptual aesthetics. The artwork in the exhibitions we are looking at this week in New York City and Paris exemplify this trend.
Donald Sultan 'Echos' will be on view on October 10 at 4 rue Jacques Callot 75006 Paris, France.
A decade after his last show in Paris, Donald Sultan (American, b.1951) introduces viewers to Echoes, a multifaceted exhibition of recent works at Galerie Piece Unique. Sultan has become a prominent figure in the Contemporary Art world, known for his unique method of constructing abstract still-life paintings using Masonite and vinyl, among other industrial materials. The white-washed floral pattern of the large-scale painting, Lantern Flowers Grey and White Aug 23 2012, 2012, follows suit with his inimitable iconography of simplified organic forms. With Echoes, Sultan resumes his study of plasticity and its transient quality, as well as how it relates to temporal structures.
Hiroyuki Hamada will be on view on October 10 at 138 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.
In New York, Lori Bookstein Fine Art will be hosting the second solo exhibition by artist Hiroyuki Hamada (Japanese, b.1968) with a selection of complex sculptures completed between 2011 and 2013. The varied abstract shapes are pieced together using plaster, resin, and waxes, and are incised with intricate patterns that denote systematic units and seemingly congruous relationships. In #73, 2011–2013, blocks of painted resin, akin to the components of architecture, are amassed to form a volumetric shape. The sober, asymmetrical pieces convey the artist’s interest in equilibrium as it relates to shifts in society.
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