Artist Talk is a series in which RxArt visits our favorite artists and collaborators to talk about their work and inspirations.
In this installment of Artist Talk, RxArt went to Brooklyn to visit Debra Hampton at her studio. We spoke about her process, inspirations, and the impact of modern media in her work.
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Last Friday, RxArt visited the sunlit studio space of Venetian-born artist Maurizio Pellegrin, who graciously showed us around. During our visit, we got a glimpse of several current projects as well as a fascinating tour of his source materials, which have included vintage top hats, photographs, canes, suitcases, and Japanese obis.
Combining groupings of cultural artifacts and remnants with systems of numerology and textiles, Pellegrin seeks to manipulate and build on the “energy”, or the accrued history, ownership and contextual details, of these personal effects. Much like the city of Rome's construction atop a foundation of Etruscan ruins, Pellegrin's objects become layered with historicity as he uses older items to form his own new visual vocabulary. His site-specific installations have been placed on walls, floors, and furniture in museums and locations throughout the world, including Peggy Guggenheim’s Collection in Venice, mosques and cultural centers throughout Istanbul, the Fort Wayne Museum of Modern Art in Indiana, and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. We'll be featuring more of Pellegrin's studio, work, and discussion with RxArt in an Artist Talk video feature soon.
See below for some shots of Pellegrin's studio and some of the fantastic objects we found there!
RxArt is excited to announce the launch of RxArt TV, the newest edition to our blog.
For our first installment RxArt went to Brooklyn to visit artist and friend Evan Gruzis at his Red Hook studio.
Thank you to our photographer and camera operator Aileen Son and Andrew Sadoway for his music.
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RxArt and Half Gallery took a trip to Red Hook to visit artist Dustin Yellin at his studio in Brooklyn. Yellin is a both drawer and sculptor: using ink, acrylic, and collage, he renders images on multiple sheets of resin or glass and then layers them on top of one another. Like an insect caught in amber, Yellin's drawings are encapsulated worlds suspended in time.
In addition to his studio, we also got a peek into his 24,000-square-foot industrial warehouse, which he is converting into an artist workspace and gallery. See the photos below!
Diane recently had the opportunity to visit Marc Swanson's studio and have a sneak-peak into his forthcoming works. Swanson is no stranger to RxArt, having contributed a drawing to our Between the Lines Vol. II coloring book.
RxArt and Andrew Kuo getting our technology on at Taxter and Spengemann gallery.
The RxArt Team was invited by Brooklyn-based artist Robert Lazzarini for a studio visit to get an up-close-and-personal look at his visually stunning sculptures and drawings. Robert Lazzarini is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has mastered the art of visual manipulation in his artwork. Lazzarini’s sculptures manipulate the visual world by distorting the visual aspect of everything from an everyday telephone to a large bank vault. He combines his artistic talent with his in-depth knowledge of mathematics and physics to create beautiful pieces of art that present to us new perspectives of objects that we find in everyday living. The amazing thing about the construction of his sculptures is that all of his works are fabricated out of the same exact materials that make up the actual product.
Robert Lazzarini’s work has been exhibited all over the world, from solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., to group shows in Switzerland and Austria. He has also collaborated with other contemporary artists such as RxArt’s friend KAWS and master printer Gary Lichtenstein. RxArt is proud to feature Lazzarini’s work in our newest coloring book project, ”Between the Lines, Vol. 3.”
We want to thank Robert Lazzarini and his team for having us at the studio and giving us a tour of his completed works and a preview of his upcoming projects. All we can say is, if you like Harley Davidson motorcycles, you are in for an unbelievable visual experience!
Along with being featured in “Between The Lines, Vol. 3” with many of today’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Robert Lazzarini will be donating an artwork to this year’s RxArt 11th Anniversary Gala. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, just head over to our website for further information. Enjoy a night of wonderful art for a great cause. The event will be one to remember.
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