Brian Bress is an innovative multimedia artist who creates works that combine painting, drawing, animation, video, and performance art into a new form of expression.
One of this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 26-year-old, Paris-born Marie Jacotey is exhibiting 58 drawings on plaster in this, her first solo exhibition at the Hannah Barry Gallery.
Studio International attended the opening night of Bloomberg New Contemporaries and spoke to panellist and Turner Prize-nominated artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and BNC director Kirsty Ogg about the daunting selection process. We also talked to some of the chosen artists about their work, what the competition means to them and their hopes for the future.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, until 25 January 2015
In conversation with Studio International, Alberto Biasi reveals the singular motivations behind his work and its sometimes unexpected origins. He also sheds light on the processes involved in the creation of visually dynamic objects and how his infinitesimally precise manipulation of material and light evoke an intangible yet startlingly real dimension, to hypnotic effect.
The Mayor Gallery, London, until 19 December 2014
Although her products have been unavailable in the US for decades, Helena Rubinstein – “Empress of Beauty”, as Jean Cocteau called her – is being celebrated by the Jewish Museum in New York. The exhibit focuses on the link she forged between beauty, fine art and interior decoration, which has become the essence of modernity.
The Jewish Museum, New York, until 22 March 2015
New York City-based artist Chris Martin, whose works were recently on show at the Anton Kern Gallery, talks about painting outside in the woods in Walton, how he gets his inspiration, and why he loves glitter so much.
New Orleans plays host to 58 artists from around the world – including Theaster Gates, Carrie Mae Weems, Agus Suwage and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as many less familiar names – for Prospect.3, whose dominant theme is race and identity.
New Orleans, until 25 January 2015.
Studio International visited the artist Steven Appleby's studio in south London. Appleby, whose work is sometimes described as absurdist, is primarily known for his weekly cartoon strip, Loomus, in the Guardian.
The Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed talks about his exhibition Fluid Forms, how he reinterprets the process of carpet-making, and the fact that traditional weavers were not happy producing carpets with gaping holes.
In her works on paper and installations, the artist Zarina, who left her birthplace in India more than 50 years ago, explores the idea of home while living elsewhere.
Luhring Augustine, New York City, until 6 December 2014.
Risking the wrath of many, London’s Royal Academy of Arts is playing host to a long-overdue thematic overview of the controversial works of British pop artist Allen Jones.
Allen Jones, Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 25 January 2015.