Kustaa Saksi: Hypnopompic

Abstract tapestries inspired by migraine-induced hallucinations and half-dream states

The way one sees the world informs their representation of it. This is true in all forms of expression—but especially in visual arts. Health ailments (from the severe to the commonplace) have oft-influenced the work of great artists. Amsterdam-based Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi is renowned for his abstract, dream-like illustrations that have been featured in galleries and museums across the world as well as his …

Four Young Art Galleries

A selection of burgeoning, French-related spaces that aim to shake up the art scene

At Paris’ Slick Art Fair in October, CH discovered the work of several young galleries that reflect the ever-evolving nature of the industry. Beyond the traditional role of representing artists, their more proactive approach leads them to investigate and discover talents, help emerging movements rise and even produce their own artwork. Bringing back a dose of curiosity and pioneering spirit in the market, a new …

Travis Louie: Strange Discoveries

The master creature conjurer and visual storyteller brings his strange new characters to Los Angeles

In Travis Louie‘s imaginary world strange creatures and humans exist side-by-side—and are even sometimes morphed together into one. While much of his work offers a fictional recreation of the family portraits that do not exist in his superstitious Chinese American family, his new show “Strange Discoveries” was inspired by the “weird things” Louie discovered after his father passed away. “I won’t say exactly what because …