Art Review

‘Secret Message’ by Richard Chow
In a further expansion of fine art photographic elasticity, Richard Chow presents a provocative monolithic abstraction to challenge our sense of time with his Secret Message. The similarity to 2001: A Space Odyssey cannot go unnoticed, in this precise meditation of time in space. Gazing upon the sleek blackness provides a friendly disarming immobility; it is
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‘Oculus No. 11’ by Lisa Bartleson @ FP Contemporary
In a medley of art at the ‘Infusion’ opening at FPContemporary, Lisa Bartleson’s exercise in bringing forth new sensations from light, particularly with her Oculus No. 11, is immediately evocative and enchanting to perceive. There is a playfulness with the tactile which creates a moment of not so much distortion or confusion to the subject,
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‘The Limits of Control’ by Florian Maier–Aichen @ Blum and Poe
Mr. Florian Maier-Aichen exercises a tremendous artistic statement with Untitled (Lasso Painting #8) at Blum and Poe. Confronting the contemporary anxieties of sophisticated artificial intelligence permeating every digital second of 21st century life, Mr. Maier-Aichen provides a boldly humanist affirmation by proving the limitations of technology. In a somewhat mischievous fashion, Mr. Maier-Aichen takes Photoshop – what
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‘Development’ @ dnj Gallery
The eponymous Development at dnj Gallery showcases clear artistic growth by the each of the exhibiting artists. The simplest demarcation of evolution in artistry is change as opposed to repeating a successful note over and over until the key breaks. Often times growth in itself is a challenge for artists who, upon finding their voice,
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‘Trap Door’ & ‘Black Elf’ by Ginny Casey & Ulrich Wulff @ Nino Mier Gallery
Ginny Casey presents us with a surrealist motif in her Nino Mier Gallery opening Trap Door. Each of her compositions presents a clever diorama of what can be described as “set-pieces” of human objects and in a positively less cryptic style than what is prototypically Surrealist. We do not, for instance, find the bizarre and
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‘Cultivation’ by the Fortoul Brothers @ No Free Bread Gallery
The Fortoul Brothers, attempting to strike a primordial nerve with their sun-drenched murals in Phoenix, have translated their aims on a more intimate scale with their first Los Angeles show at No Free Bread Gallery revealing their fine artistry.   There is a rustling in contemporary culture between the fabrications of man around the designs
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‘The Influencers Mean No Harm’ by Daniel B. Dias @ Zevitas Marcus
With Zevitas Marcus’ latest opening, Daniel B. Dias most poignantly coyly and playfully critiques our contemporary society head-lurching over blue screens with his eponymous exhibition. We have faint resemblances of surreal gestures which intensify the odd absurdities of our current lives being over-powered with electronic power, no doubt changing our sense of being human, which
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‘Expressions’ by Amadea Bailey @ Fabrik Projects
Amadea Bailey’s Expressions currently exhibiting at Fabrik Projects brings forth a more sanguine effort at the pioneering stylistic work of Basquiat. The latter artist preferred to drench his canvases in darkness; purely for contrasting purposes no doubt, but it perennially leaves one ruminating on a shadowy expressiveness which matches the artists own tormented temperament. Nevertheless, his
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The Windowing System – as a (hyperstatic) problem by Andreas Breunig @ Nino Mier Gallery
Andreas Breunig’s The Windowing System – as a (hyperstatic) problemopening at Nino Mier Gallery presents a fine connection and indeed continuation of the Western Fine Arts tradition through the clever use of the novel “windowing” technique. By placing his canvas in geometrical constructions, the artworks, most emphatically the triad of Hi_LoRes_46, Hi_LoRes_52, and Hi_LoRes_58, immediately
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‘Refractions’ by @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Chris Engman’s works in Refraction at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles surpass the human imagination’s ability to conceive of the meticulous. Indeed, together with the site-specific Containment which creates an ethereal effervescent stimulus – quite extraordinary for a fine art to accomplish – we have a rigorous task of ridding the devil from the details and replacing
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