Art Basel 2013: Paint, Zippers and Partnering

Groundbreaking work across collage and mixed media at the world-renowned art show

With the history of art stretching back to the earliest stages of humanity, it can be difficult to enter unexplored frontiers. The following artists presented work at this year’s Art Basel that, whether by means of innovation or refreshing clarity, delivered on the festival’s promise of the world’s best work. Mediums were mixed, thoughts were refined and never-before experiences were born. A character study, equal …

Mindset by Mambo

Global street artist Flavien Demarigny settles into LA with a collaborative group show tied by "strong personalities"

by Vivianne Lapointe Chilean-born, Paris-bred, Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Flavien Demarigny aka Mambo can now add curator to his list of skills. His collaborative exhibition titled “Mindset” at the newly opened Lacen Project in Hollywood this evening, 31 May, will unveil six new artworks by six artists and friends Demarigny has known and shared wall space with for years—from Paris to Los Angeles, New York …

Fangblade by Stephan Alexandr

Exploring nostalgia and nature with hand-carved alligator jawbones

Continuing his curious exploration of alternative uses for animal bones, Portland’s Stephan Alexandr recently released his latest artistic creation—the Fangblade. Carved from alligator jawbones, the handy letter-openers still sport vestigial teeth to remind its user what the knife once was. While the bizarre look and feel initially drew the attention of many of us at CH HQ, the subsequent conversation about physical mail—when we received …