Friday, 30 December 2016

Artist Anish Kapoor in the midst of Pinkest Pink stealing controversy

Story is that  Anish Kapoor owns exclusive rights to use Vantablack – the blackest black substance in the world. Although it was designed by British company NanoSystem for scientific and military uses, Anish managed to secure the rights to being the only artist in the world with permission to paint with it.
And that would probably piss some artists off. After all, colour hoarding is hardly socially minded.
So artist Stuart Semple decided to retort by creating the world’s pinkest pink…called PINK. And it’s available to use by EVERYONE EXCEPT ANISH KAPOOR.

But it doesn’t stop there.
Because Anish Kapoor has managed to get his hands on a pot, and posted a photo on his Instagram account showing Stuart Semple exactly what he thinks of his paint.




Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Street art by Achilles

Achilles is a greek street artist born in 1986. He lives and creates in Athens mainly street art, graffiti and painting. He is a freelancer with a large portfolio of  murals, portraits, paintings, illustrations etc. His Fantasy style is quite particular and surely is among the avant guard of the greek street art scene.







Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Hottest Art Exhibitions in Mumbai

Chatterjee & Lal (Colaba: Till Jan 7, 11 am to 7 pm)
In his fourth solo exhibition, titled Wood from Ships, Delhi-based artist Ni tyan Unnikrishnan draws inspiration from his daily life to concoct a motley crew of human beings that reveal their own stories in the paintings. The mixed media exhibition sees the artist work with paper and khad

Jehangir Art Gallery (Kala Ghoda: Till Jan 1, 11 am to 7 pm)

Artist Vijay Gille will be presenting a selection of his solo works in the exhibition titled Moments Frozen in Time. Best known for his acrylic on canvas works, Gille's fascination with rural India has led him to depict rustic landscapes that transform mundane objects with a dramatic flair.

Tao Art Gallery (Worli: Till Jan 5, 11 am to 7 pm)


The Worli gallery is currently hosting a group show of sculptures by eminent artists. Here, you can glance at interesting metal, wood and fiberglass works by artists such as Paresh Maity (in pic), Arzan Khambatta, Anant Prabudesai, Kanta Kishore, Chinthala Jagdish, Hitesh Gilder, Seema Kholi, Ratan Saha and Khushboo Pandit.

Mumbai Art Room (Colaba: Till Mar 1, 11 am to 7 pm)

Works by Walid Sadek, an artist from Beirut who is popular for his early works which investigated familial legacies of the Lebanese civil war, in currently on view at this Colaba gallery.In Thoughts on Speaking Dead, the artist's debut show in India, he creates a series of works inspired by the act of speaking a dead language.

Galerie Isa (Fort: Till Jan 21, 11 am to 7 pm)


Surreal landscapes form the crux of Nachen, a series of paintings by Germna artist Robert Elfgen. In some of his creations, the artist used real plants, which were carefully pressed on the surface of the painting, thereby adding a layer of shade that affects the perspective of the art work. The title, Nachen, refers to a simple slow-moving ferry boat that is used by fishermen, which denotes tranquility - much like the works in this series.

Akara Art (Colaba:Till Jan 12, 11 am to 6.30 pm)

In a fascinating show, titled Kama Chameleon: Shaw, Souza, Somnath, a substantial selection of works by London-based Kashmiri artist Raqib Shaw is placed in juxtaposition with works by two icons of Indian contemporary art, FN Souza and Somnath Hore. Covering themes that range from spiritual inspiration to eroticism, the small-format drawings and paints by Souza and Somnath enhances the emotions of desire, anxiety and fear in Shaw's works on paper.

Helping Hands (Artists' Centre Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda: Till Dec 28, 11 am to 7 pm)

Do your good deed of the day and browse through affordable art work at Helping Hands, a charity exhibition that will raise money for World For All, a non-profit animal welfare organisation.Hosted by APRE art house, in collaboration with VPJB Art House, New York, 50 per cent of the proceeds raised for the show will be donated to World For All. Participating artists include Vasudeo Kamath (in pic), Pramod Kurlekar, Poorna Toprani, Piyali Shah,Sandip Chhatraband, Anant Dere and Paras Parmar.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Egg Art Installation

Giant fried eggs art installation are seen as part of "Hecho en Casa" (Made at home) urban artwork festival in downtown Santiago, Chile





Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Paintings by a ticket collector cum artist Bijay Biswal

Taking cues from his observations while on duty, he says his paintings mirror the warmth he feels around stations. Bringing out the beauty of and cultural diversities on railway platforms in his work remains his ultimate aim.







Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Naked And The Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art | Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai | 07 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016

The Naked And The Nude’ opened this month at Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai. The exhibition explores how the bare body is seen in modern Indian art as an object of desire, fantasy, violence or suffering.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Statue of Liberty made from bombed rubble of Aleppo, by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam

Statue of Liberty made from bombed rubble of Aleppo, by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam. A “touching” artwork created during the beginning of Syria’s uprising in 2012 has caught the attention of a worldwide audience.


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Pregnant Mountain: Anti-abortion sculpture by Dubian Monsalve

The image of a stunning sculpture carved on a mountain and portraying a baby inside his mother's womb has gone viral in recent months. The sculpture, in the words of artist Dubian Monsalve, is a tribute to "the woman that gives life, because life is valuable from its conception to its end."





Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hauntingly beautiful images by South African artist Chris Slabber

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called Destruction/Creation, which features images of gorgeous "sculptures" formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using photo manipulation to form delicate figures in the billows of paint, creating stunning portraits