Posts By Andy Smith

The Acrylic Paintings of Kate Klingbeil

Kate Klingbeil layers acrylic into sculptural, absorbing paintings that explore personal themes. She uses the female form to craft landscapes and towering structures, as figures explore and dance among the terrain. These massive stretches of activity convey both psychological and physical expeditions.

The Cinematic Paintings of Xiao Wang

The lush paintings of Xiao Wang carry cerebral themes and unexpected hues. The tension conveyed in these works comes from both the artist’s rendering of each subject and the unexplained narratives contained within each. All of these aspects, along with his knack for realism, create a cinematic sensibility in Wang's paintings.

The Anatomical Crocheted Sculptures of Anne Mondro

Anne Mondro uses thin steel and copper wire to crochet part of the anatomy, each carrying both an unsettling texture. Her work is described as exploring "the physical and emotional complexity of the human body." The artist also crafts digital prints that reflect on the connections between humans.

Hyeseung Marriage-Song Honors Frankenstein, Golem Myth in Paintings

To mark the recent 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," oil painter Hyeseung Marriage-Song crafted largescale paintings that are influenced by both the classic book and the mythology of the golem. The artist collaborated with writer Tommy Zurhellen, who offered his own retelling of the story, each pulling from those timeless psychological themes in different ways.

The Human-Filled Clocks of Maarten Baas

Using video work and other technology, Maarten Baas creates clocks that appear to be inhabited by men who appear to be manually keeping time, each actually a 12-hour recorded performance being displayed. He’s created these in varying scales, from human-sized grandfather clocks to the major project Schiphol clock, located international terminal of an Amsterdam airport.

Ryan Travis Christian’s Classic Animation-Inspired Drawings

Ryan Travis Christian’s small-scale graphite drawings are the latest to occupy Arsham/Fieg Gallery, the minature gallery inside KITH in New York City. The artist crafts daily meditations that are influenced by vintage, handdrawn animation and contemporary issues. The 7”-by-10” works are shown at the space through April 2.

The Wood-Cut Relief Prints of Simon Lice

Simon Lice's wood-cut relief collages are stirring looks inside the human body. In a recent show at Outre Gallery, titled “Headaches Coughing Fits,” the artist offered a set of these works, combining talents in drawing, printmaking, and curation of hues. The Melbourne-based artist, a jeweler by trade, is also influenced by tattoo culture.

The Sci-Fi-Infused Paintings of Atsushi Fukui

Combining lush landscapes with pop and sci-fi elements, Atsushi Fukui’s paintings carry both a mystery and elegance in their execution. The artist has said that there isn't actually one narrative driving these scenes, yet he crafts the works in a way to imply so. A recent body of work carries both tones of space epics and mythology.