If you have already watched all online courses, cleaned up your storeroom, got your belly ready for the first vacation after this dramatic quarantine and, still, try to benefit staying at home and find some inspiration, I propose you to follow the new forced fashion of digital art exhibitions with an American contemporary art David Zwirner Gallery.
Twelve New York galleries will each present two works by a single artist in Zwirner’s digital viewing room
Twenty-four works, displayed in a high quality, are the ‘children’ of the Contemporary art which is the youngest artistic field, where artists are free to play with all offered possibilities, as well as, discuss any subjects. So, in this Viewing Room you will find young visions of the relations between the natural world and a created object. Let me show you my most-liked. Colorful acrylic patterns, around 2m2 in format, titled Thalweg by Lisa Alvarado shows us an in-between spaces of the fusion and the separation. Just imagine you diving through this colors...mmm, wonderland. Another one, Kyle Thurman, shows two paintings from series Suggested Occupation, was inspired from the photos ‘found online during daily news browsing’, where he has examined being and absence, to engage the concept of industry and capital. And also, I enjoyed the movement of colors in Nathaniel Robinson’s paintings landscapes, the way of clearness and placidity in his strong wind. Just because, maybe, sometimes, we really do not pay enough attention to the natural world around us.
Traditional object (Thalweg), 2020
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 93 inches (200.7 x 236.2 cm)
Sometimes I observe people watching the Contemporary art and I see, ok, I suppose to see a kind of aversion, caused by an incomprehension. And it is definitely normal, as if I talked about the politics regime, the way I do not like it, I suffer because of it, etc, not being a political person at all. But. Sometimes we also forget the fact that every of us tries to resolve his own problems which others do not know. And artists from all ages just have preferred to give an image to their dilemmas. So, maybe, being in front of a contemporary piece, we have only two choices: try to understand or not to look for any comprehension and just absorb the visual side...
Oil on canvas
48 x 72 inches (121.9 x 182.9 cm)
Alain, the 19-20th century French philosopher, in his «Propos sur l’esthétique» wrote: "Whoever does not imitate does not invent. It seems that the memory is aesthetic by itself, and that an object is beautiful mainly because it recalls another".
What if, the next time watching the contemporary creations, you tried to hold associations with something familiar to you, something you know how to perceive. Usually it helps us to deal with anything new... We have completely four weeks to discover American "nowaday" artists. And, moreover, the same concept Platform: London pretends to have place later.
Suggested Occupation 23, 2018
Charcoal and pastel on seamless paper in artist’s frame
38 x 28 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches (96.5 x 72.7 x 4.4 cm)
Suggested Occupation 19, 2018
Charcoal, colored pencil, glitter, graphite, and pastel on seamless paper in artist’s frame
23 1/4 x 30 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches (59.1 x 77.2 x 4.4 cm)