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03 Lygia Pape Magnetized space serpentine surface and surfaceInteresting sculpture, drawings, paintings and video work from the late Brazilian Artist Lygia Pape (1927-2004).  I saw the Lygia Pape exhibition ‘Magnetized Space‘ at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park London last Friday.  First time at the gallery unfortunately the Zumthor pavilion was long gone.

‘My concern is always invention. I always want to invent a new language that’s different for me and for others, too… I want to discover new things. Because, to me, art is a way of knowing the world… to see how the world is… of getting to know the world’. Lygia Pape

The exhibition was organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with Projeto Lygia Pape and the Serpentine Gallery.

01 Lygia Pape Magnetized space serpentine surface and surface

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11-Kevin-Cosgrove_surfaceandsurface.comSkillfully understated paintings from Irish born Artist Kevin Cosgrove.

 “Cosgrove sees himself as craftsman, or artisan, and accordingly his art is superbly constructed and carefully articulated. His relatively traditional upbringing in a mining community in the central heartlands of Ireland has instilled a strong sense of survival, craft and industry into his skilfully austere and muted canvases of under-populated workplaces: factories, workshops, industrial yards and offices..” artnews.org

Kevin Cosgrove is represented by Mother’s Tankstation in Dublin and is exhibiting his work along with Mairead O’hEocha and Ian Burns at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica from the 19th to the 22nd of January 2012.

www.motherstankstation.com

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14 for the love of progress-surfaceandsurface.comGreat group exhibition currently on at ‘Gallery Number One’, 1 Castle Street, Dublin 2 
entitled “FTLO Progress”
.  The Exhibition runs until mid January 2012.



”FTLO is a platform for both emerging and established Irish creative talents to showcase their work together in one accessible and contemporary environment. This can include anyone working in any creative media; students, professionals, freelancers, hobbyists and everything in between.”

Artists exhibiting include: Hugh McCarthy, Mike Minogue, Mark Kelly, GradrikFabrik, Ed Price, ABCG,Mr Steve McCarthy, Shane O Driscoll, Gaetan Billault, Ivor Noyek, Danleo and more…

Photography from Oliver Kehoe Smith

For The Love Of (FTLO)

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11 Daria Pietryka - surfaceandsurface.comBeautiful paintings from Polish Artist and Architect Daria Pietryka.

“She believes that art and architecture are inseparable elements, and that they permeates through each other. She perceives building as a functional sculpture, interior as an abstract composition.”

I was very impressed with her exhibition ‘The Peculiar Case of Ms Cloud’ in 2010 at the Mill Theatre Dundrum in Dublin.

www.daria-pietryka.com

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04 Deirdre Hayden - surfaceandsurface.com

Multi-layered oil paintings on canvas and wood from Irish Artist Deirdre Hayden.

“Deirdre Hayden’s work – the abstracted scenes, images of ice, trees, mountains and more-often literal and mythical renditions are based part in reality, part in a perceived representation of dreams that transport one in time to a visual and emotional landscape.”

Since graduating from Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design with a Degree in Fine Art Deirdre Hayden′s work has shown in galleries such as the Stone Gallery, Ard Bia, Mermaid Arts Centre, and Kanal 20, Brussels.

www.deirdrehayden.com

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09 Hugh McCarthy - surfaceandsurface.comColourful hallucinogenic work from Irish Born Artist Hugh McCarthy. Hugh McCarthy has made a name for himself as a playful organic abstractionist, creating paintings of a dense and sociable kind.

“Colourful blobs radiate from every available space defying the laws of gravity, as hard edged shapes melt and droop animating the painting with constant movement.”

He has exhibited extensively in Ireland and Spain, and is the recipient of numerous awards including Kilkenny Council residency 2007, Culture Ireland overseas exhibition grant 2007, Residency studio, Arteleku San Sebastian, Spain 2003 & 2004. Ida Branson Memorial Bequest 2003, UK.

www.hughmccarthy.ie

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16 Ann Quinn - surfaceandsurface.comOtherworldly paintings from Donegal Artist Ann Quinn. Ann works from images taken while traveling. Her work evokes places visited, moments experienced and spaces imagined

“I have had moments when the sun has gone down, the sky is still blue, stars are starting to appear and I have felt completely in tune with the land around me, as if I were watching a story I know unfold before my eyes. My paintings are an attempt to capture these moments.”

Ann Quinn had a solo exhibition at the Cross Gallery in June this year entitled ‘She would argue a crow is white’, with work from her residency in the Pyrenees, Catalonia in November 2010, a residency at the Heinrich Boll Cottage in Achill Island in 2010 and the time of heavy snow at her childhood home in East Donegal, 2010.

www.annquinn.org

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01 Chor Boogie - surfaceandsurface.comAmazing expressionist kaleidoscopic spray work from the highly dynamic Artist Chor Boogie. Chor Boogie impressive murals and canvas work are made exclusively using aerosol spray cans. He describes his work as:

“Abstract expressionism with a little street romantic voodoo along with emotional landscapes of a melodic symphony through color therapy.”

Chor has recently exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum in California, Scope Art Fair Miami and the Sarasota Chalk Festival. Chor Boogie is sponsored by Spanish Montana MTN 94 Spray Paint, and has a limited edition signature spray can which was launched at Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida this year.

Watch the videos below, first one is ‘MTN Colors x Gansevoort Miami Beach x Art Basel 2011′ a collaboration between MTN, Apexter, Chor Boogie, Kofie, Bam, Trek 6 and Neonski. Second video is an interview with Warholian in 2010. Check out his blog for updates and post of his progress through putting together some of his projects.

www.chorboogie.com

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