The month of March has been quite artistically very happening for the New Yorkers. Within just one month alone, the New Yorkers and accidential tourists who happened to be there – at the right time, at the right place – were exposed to hundreds of the artists from around the world.
The Armory Show, The Scope Art Show, and The International ArtExpo brought together both local – from New York and around the United States – and international artists and designers in one venue, presenting the latest art pieces in various mediums – from audio and video installations to computer generated 3D works.
The most recent art show in New York City that’s just wrapped up was – The International ArtExpo.
Over its 35-year history, Artexpo New York has hosted many of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indian, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman. With attendees from all over the world, Artexpo New York hosts the largest gathering of qualified trade buyers, including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers, art & framing retailers and many others.
From Europe to the Far East and South America, Artexpo New York hosts an international audience of industry professionals seeking to discover exciting new works from established and emerging artists. Hundreds of exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, all showcased exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs, glass works and more, all under one roof. The prices of the art pieces ranged from $500 to more than $10,000 for a piece of Chagall or Picasso.
Moreover, during these few days of the art show, The 2014 International Artexpo Education Series offered expert perspectives on subjects ranging from art and the economy, small business management and art marketing, to social media for artists and more. Click here to read all about the art/design shows in New York City.
If you’ve missed it, you can follow all the developments and news of the artistic world via their Twitter. Click here to start following the ArtExpo. I’d suggest you do the same with the other art/design shows.
Here are a few of the works that captured my attention, and these are just a few, there were so many interesting works.
This is one of the works I’ve also taken a note of because it was made a rather interesting way. Firstly, before I’ve approached it closely, I thought that the little figures are actually some clip-on actual little figures, because there’s a certain distinctive 3D effect. However, when you see it up-close, this is all the painting. As I was studying the work, this artist’s gallery representative approached me and told me that the way the artist achieved this 3D effect was that he first took the photos of the human figures from up top to down under the street (like from a roof of a building or something), then he scanned the photos and minimized the figures. They he used them as to ‘paint’ , define the portrait and then painted over the photography images with the paint. How about it? Pretty awesome stuff…It took him a year to do this one portrait!
This is another artist that I really liked, and, again, for its unique style of the painting – the paint dripping style. These are the works by Dage from Canada. The artist calls his style: Letting Go. Read more from the interview with the artist here. In one of the interviews he said: “I like my work to have a soul, a life,” and it definitely has. This is something I totally picture on the wall of my living room and/or, better, in a bedroom. As a matter of fact – I see it a place for it anywhere in the apartment! Very sensual and sexual, but yet – classy and romantic. See all his bewitching, sexual, sensual works here.
I’m also a big sucker for the vintage poster designs – I love the French commercial art, like the one below by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The next few works you might recognize easily. These are the works by the worldwide well-known artists: Matisse, Picasso and Chagall. I’m a big fan of Chagall, taken, also, that he’s kind of a ‘comrade’ to me, as he was born in Russia. Chagall was aRussian artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.
The following piece of work you are going to see is one of my favorite from the show. It’s very unique, which is why I’ve noticed it in the first place. If you look at each of from far, it looks like a pixelated painted work, but it’s more than that – it’s more complicated: in the second image you will see that the whole piece is made out of the mini photographic images of the women’s underwear. How clever and original is that? This is one of my favorite pieces. This is Duofold photomosaique by Joel Moens de Hase ($5,250). You can see more of his works here, or in person at the Saatchi Gallery in Brussels, Belgium that currently represents the artist. See the amazing video about this piece here.
This is another work that caught my attention. Perhaps it’s not as exciting and extra-ordinary for many people, but being very interested in fashion as well (read my fashion blog here), I did like this piece, which is from a Russian artist – Anna Razumovskaya. That was the only piece she presented that was not a painting. She mostly paints. See her works here. She is currently represented by Gallery D’May.
These wooden lounge area is not the artists’ work, it’s for the show visitors and artists to relax and chill during the viewings. I thought it was a very good thought to have those as I had to use them during my three-hour long stay at the show.
These are the works by Charles Le Blanc, a Canadian artist from Montreal. As I was looking at his works, the artist himself has approached me and started telling me the concept and idea behind his works. I especially liked his series of the ‘women in veil’ – he said that the colors represent the uniqueness of each of the women’s souls. He said: “The veils that the Middle Eastern women wear look all the same, but each of these women has her own personality underneath the veil, which no one would ever know except for her family members and the colors represent the richness of the ‘inner’ them. See more of his works here.
Again, these art pieces are just a very small list of the works that were available for the viewing at the International ArtExpo March 23-24, 2013. They will be back next year!