Venice Biennale 2022: Depictions of The Human Body

AI portraits, sculptures made from plants, anthropomorphic figures and more at the exemplary art event

Across dozens of national pavilions at this year’s Venice Art Biennale, the theme “The Milk of Dreams” has been explored and interpreted in stunning ways. It’s clear that curator Cecilia Alemanni knew there were endless possibilities when she chose the concept, which is the title of a book of fairytales by Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), a British-born Mexican artist who excelled at the surreal. The book …

Interview: Artist Josh Smith On His Process and The Large-Scale Abstractions in “Keyhole”

Understanding the artist's latest work from his Bushwick studio to Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels

Recently on view at Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels, Josh Smith’s Keyhole comprised a new collection of large-scale, colorful abstract paintings and figurative monotypes. One of the best-known contemporary painters of his generation, Smith has walked the line of representational art, text-based painting and abstraction. The artist divides his time between New York and Tennessee, and has a massive studio in NYC’s Bushwick, where he …

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021: The Transfixing Return of Meridians

Inspiring artwork within the large-scale sub-sector of the fair

For Art Basel‘s highly anticipated return to Miami, 253 galleries from around the world populated the floor of the sprawling Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition to the standard booths of covetable contemporary art at Art Basel Miami Beach, specific sectors like Nova or Positions offer presentations driven by further purpose—be that work solely created in the last three years (for the former) or solo installations dedicated …