May 31, 2013 3

Mario Soria’s paintings

Mario Soria  is a painter of hyper-realistic portraits whose celebrity subjects have included Andy Warhol and Woody Allen. Beyond portraiture, he places his subjects in a hectic scene of sail boats, bees, pencils, miniature people, and umbrellas. The objects and their allocation are random, he says, but generally serve to replicate style of an I Spy […]

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May 30, 2013 2

The Beetle Sphere: An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor

This month marked a significant milestone for one of the world’s most famed art fairs as China hosted Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time. With over half of the galleries exhibiting at the fair originating from Asia and Asia-Pacific, Art Basel shined a bright international light on hundreds of artists who were relatively unknown outside […]

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May 30, 2013 1

Ai Weiwei’s bang installation at Venice art biennale 2013

Upon Ai Weiwei’s return to China (he lived abroad in the U.S. from 1981 until 1993), he began researching the artistic and cultural traditions of his native country–a pursuit which had been prohibited since the cultural revolution. Collecting and studying various Chinese antiques, he started integrating the customary objects and furniture pieces into his own […]

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May 28, 2013 Marina Vernicos

Marina Vernico’s “Sea Through” exhibition

Marina Vernicos’s new body of work consists of a series of photographs and video-projections, de- picting seascapes. she photographs seascapes around the world using various exposure times and degrees of focus. the images, if not for their attributive titles (Poliaigos, sifnos – greece, Malo, Vanuatu – Papua new guinea, honiara – solomon islands), are completely […]

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