The Passion for Frida exhibition opened last Saturday to a super packed house in the beautiful and bright new space – known as Sanchez Contemporary. We love and obsess over all things Frida Kahlo and the amount of dynamic, passionate and inspired imagery honoring Frida in this show are terrific. We’ve selected a few of our favorite artworks here – this is definitely a must see exhibition!
Featured Artist: Kohei Nawa
Japanese artist Kohei Nawa has created a surreal and magical installation titled “Foam”, full of floating clouds in the middle of darkened rooms. Impossibly lovely, they conjure up a nebulous heaven – and like an angel, the viewer can walk through them.
Featured Artist – Monica Tiulescu
Monica Tiulescu series – ‘Species Work’ – is contradictory, multi-leveled work, referencing the past, the future; micro and macro; flat and 3 dimensional. Micro-assemblages that are simultaneously grown computationally and composited materially.
Featured Artist: Rebecca Szeto
Recycling old paintbrushes into iconic portraiture, Rebecca Szeto has found a wonderful niche for her artworks. After all, don’t we all hate throwing away our well loved paintbrushes? And they all end up with their own character and personality, just like people. I love the crude and sometimes crusty buildup on the garments where the paint has dried up, time after time.
Featured Artist: David Seidman
We don’t feature a lot of digital art here at Eclectix, but when we do it’s full of original creativity and imagination that cannot be denied. David Seidman’s art is all that and more – a feast of dark and pop surrealism which inspire beautiful meanderings of the eye. His marriage of all the techniques modern-day technology and old school classicism has to offer, result in phantasmagorias worthy of swoons.
Painter CT Nelson creates fantastic surreal worlds, partly abstracted and partly illustrative – with his more recent works leaning towards less definitive imagery. Channeling visions of science fiction, historical events, trippy hallucinations and vortex swirling motions of weather patterns – his paintings mesmerize and pull you in.