Exhibit Preview: Brian Mashburn, Contenders
Coming up in Los Angeles this weekend is a solo exhibit by Brian Mashburn, titled Contenders. His beautiful landscapes feature deserted cities, wildly majestic tangled trees, and usually one other lonely life form perusing a damaged misty environment.
Artitechture: Water Tower Art Exhibit
There is a great show which opened last Friday, of 50 illustrated water towers at Kikkerland in NYC. If you love models, little houses, run down shacks and weird little structures as much as we do, this is a must see! Composed of small models of water towers, they are each adorned in their own way by individual artists. The show is curated by artists Chris Buzelli (above) and SooJin Buzelli for Boundless Brooklyn, who donated and sells the model kits.
Photography: Jessica Ledwich
Melbourne photographer Jessica Ledwich previously worked as a fashion photographer, but she found it constraining and now she concentrates on visual fine art. In Ledwich’s series - The Monstrous Feminine, she confronts the extremes women will go to in the pursuit of beauty. Inspired by a Julia Kristeva essay that looked at the role of women as portrayed in horror films, it got her thinking about the monstrous things women do to themselves. Her works are starkly dramatic and powerful, pulling no punches – she gets in our face with the absurd realities of “beauty” rituals.
Featured Artist: Oscar Camilo de las Flores
Eclectix had the opportunity to view Oscar’s amazing work awhile ago at the ArtPad fair and we were amazed by their gigantic scale and never ending complex detail. Large and intense renderings suggest woven tapestries of human-kind in turmoil. A boiling pot of peopled stew, they are narratives which pulse and throb within never ending power struggles between the good, the bad and the ugly.
Currently on exhibition in Spain is a solo show by the artist Rubenimichi titled Sol Negro (Black Sun). His outstanding works are full of surreal and symbolic imagery, elegantly executed with a clean, sharp style. Many of them incorporate elements of occult, heraldry, optical devices and wildlife – sometimes placed with a human figure. These are beautiful works full of thought, juxtapositions and impeccable execution.