Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Voluptuous figures of middle-aged women whose heads have been removed

Lin Tianmiao Mother's!!! No. 12 (detail) 2008 Courtesy: The artist and Long March Space, Beijing

The white, voluptuous figures of middle-aged women, whose heads have been removed, or remain abstract and devoid of human features, have been placed in deliberately ambiguous postures. The surface of these bodies are delicately wrapped in a pearl-like material, these figures at times placed in private remonstrations suggesting the expelling of bodily waste, or seemingly pulled apart and laid bare, the innards of the body transformed into ominous balls and threads which suggest an interconnected relationship with the animal and plant world. The boundaries between people and their surroundings; male and female; internal and external; between different types of species, are blurred and broken, creating a chaotic environment which questions the nature of the world it inhabits. (source)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Writhing sinners move across a seven-by-eight foot charcoal and graphite drawing

Hugo Crosthwaite: Untitled, New York 2007. Source.

Stalin boobs

Art Chronika is Russia's leading monthly magazine for contemporary art, antiques and fine arts.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

An abundance of boobs and bonnets, but little else to offer

"Well, there they are. The breasts of the women, in the Serpentine Gallery, courtesy of the artist Richard Prince. They're airbrushed all over a real 1987 Buick Grand National, a cheesy all-American "girl" pasted onto a cheesy all-American car."

From a review by Bidisha.