The portrait explores the The bay area based artist Kota Ezawa has joined Ryan Lee Gallery located in New York, where he will have a solo show in 2020. Ezawa has described video works as “Moving Paintings” and his watercolor animation National Anthem(2018), which focuses on recent protests against police racism and brutality. Exhibitions: Ezawa’s artworks have been exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, the Mead Art Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. The artist’s work can be found in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive in California.
AUCTION HOUSES WRIGHT AND RAGO TO MERGE
Wright, a Chicago and New York based auction house specializing in design, has announced plans to merge with Rago Auctions- a New Jersey based auction house. The combined companies will employ 75 people. According to a press release put out by Wright, the companies bring in a combined sales of $65 million.
In his new exhibition TK Hareendran turns his attention on the idea of pain, longing and freedom .
TK Hareendran’s canvases at Art Konsult Gallery unconsciously place viewers in shoe of a researcher. The task is easy: to decode the meaning of his text laden paintings in an exhibition titled “Shore Of Alphabets”.Hareendran sprinkles images of an ox, fish, crab, fly and a man meditating on small panels on a wall.
TONY COSTA TAKES AWAY ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2019 FOR THE PORTRAIT OF LINDY LEE.
An artist from Art Atrium, Sydney wins Archibald Prize for 2019, for the portrait of lindy lee. Lindy Lee is a leading contemporary Australian artist and a Zen Buddhist. The portrait explores the Chinese ancestries of lindy lee through the philosophies of Taoism and (Zen) Buddhism. The artist Tony Costa was in finalist list of participants for the prize in the past few years but won for the first time in the NSW Archibald Prize. The prize was money worth a $100,000 for the portraiture, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Speaking at the gallery as he accepted his prize he thanked a bunch of people and ending his speech by thanking his mother for being supportive of him. He said the best advice I have got till date is by her she once said me to follow my heart. Later he talks about his inspiration and says “I listened to an interview Lindy gave to AGNSW and found myself agreeing with many of her ideas. I was attracted to her wisdom, humility, courage, humor and above all her deep focus regarding her art practice ”. Later Costa talks about how he put his inspiration on the canvas, “I approach each painting with an empty head, beginning every portrait with charcoal drawings as I collect sensations and information.” “The challenge for me is to trap the energy of my sitter — the emotional feeling over and above the physical reality.” “In my portrait of Lindy, I have kept the color minimal to avoid any visual noise. Ultimately the invention and the unity of the work is what matters most.”