Judith Braun

The artist takes a childhood medium to sublime new levels

by Nestor Bailly Picasso once said that all children are artists, and in that vein, New York artist Judith Braun keeps the youthful spirit alive, albeit with an adult’s sophisticated edge. In her large-scale finger drawings she creates wall-sized abstractions and nature scenes by dipping her fingers in charcoal powder and drawing directly on walls. Her latest mural, “Diamond Dust“, at the Chrysler Museum of …

Tekio

Anthony Dickens morphs Japanese Chōchin paper lanterns into modular lighting

UK designer Anthony Dickens designed Tekio—a new modular lighting system that lit up Clerkenwell Design Week in London last week—to serve as what he calls “a simple tool for people to express themselves”. Dickens has been developing the concept for Tekio in his London design studio since returning from a visit to Japan in 2010. During his travels he was inspired by the beauty of …

Michael Bauer

A mad tea party of paintings

Initially catching our eye at the recent NADA NYC fair, Michael Bauer has made an impression in the European art market for years with his energetically moody compositions. The German artist recently set up shop in New York, and in celebration of his move from Berlin to NYC he is holding his first solo show at Lisa Cooley Gallery, dubbed “H.S.O.P. – 1973“. Bauer spent …