Sasha Kurmaz stood on Bauman Street in Kazan (Russia) alongside other artists who offered to paint a portrait of passersby for a small fee. Unlike other artists, Sasha offered to draw a portrait in modernist tradition. Thus, the person could afford a portrait in a minimalist, abstract or conceptual style. The photos below document the artist’s playful performance:
Artist Aakash Nihalani uses brightly colored tape to create isometric rectangles and squares in art galleries and locations around New York. He has recently started a series where he interacts with these geometric shapes to great effect. Nihalani tries to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality. Below a selection from his indoor works:
After establishing himself as an innovator within the graffiti world, with a career spanning the past decade, Felipe Pantone has abandoned letterforms, embracing abstraction, and drawing influence from various disciplines such as kinetic and op art. Felipe Pantone has anchored himself as one to watch within the contemporary field. Below a selection of images from his exhibition W3-Dimensional at Mirus Gallery (San Francisco, California).
POSE says “I get very obsessed with the work that I create. It yanks me out of bed early in the morning and doesn’t let me sleep at night. I get really high from the relationship I get with a body of work. I try to push my art into new realms by creating new challenges for myself. I get bored quickly if the work seems redundant and I’m not learning anything new. I find myself the most inspired by challenges and uncomfortable territory.”