Jéfe aka Johnny Chiba first-person experiential of the great
art fair that is ART BASEL, and select satellite art fairs
Aqua hotel is 2 floors, each room housing a sweet gallery space, all opening
into a breezy
courtyard. one of the nicest satellite fairs in terms of feeling good as you meander door-to-door
From Budapest to Brooklyn,
brilliant Balint Zsako has been on TestPress radar for years,
since his art was shown at SCOPE Miami 06. Balint also does collages and takes photograhs,
but my heart belongs to his phenomenal drawing skills, the use of color and imagination
are out of this world, and definitely draw from an otherworldly, alien landscape.
Consistently humorous, sexually deviant & highly whimsical, his work is amazing.
Pics below from Balint's excellent personal website
NATALIE MAJABA WALDBURGER
Natalie Waldburger's encaustic
painting is a highly technical skill, aka
hot wax painting, involving the use of heated beeswax. she seems to enjoy
painting her beautiful caustic self, truth be known... how is the far left panel
(taken at Aqua) different from the far right panel (from blunt site)?
i don't know, but it looked ripe for a Majabanimation!
AJ's grand circular paintings
are created with the eraser side of a #2 pencil.
the artist told me each circle represented a person from a specific time in her life.
I mentioned a certain gray circle must have been a nice guy.
so circular, so animated, so animoishi....ajoishi.com
blends different time
2 interesting artists, well-represented by
...I enjoyed judging altered books by their non-covers.
Mat Sicko is just one of the great pop surrealist artists repped by
Harold Golen Gallery (Miami FL). Other Juxtapoz/High Fructose-loving greats include
Tim Biskup, Ron English, Dalek, Liz McGrath, Mitch O'Connell, etc, the list goes on;
well worth a trip to their trippy Miami gallery and cybermiami-website.
Estelle Mee Moon
acrylic on wood panel
c/o G. Gibson Gallery
foxy drippy woman gazing
out her Aqua
hotel window c/o Eyewash Projects Brooklyn
see other TEST PRESS Art Basel 2010 and satellite fair reviews
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