Tag: antony gormley

Come and See: Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

4 months ago
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Come and See: Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

I've been told many times by friends that the Chapman brothers are overrated. Whatever.
I know for a fact that I am always entertained, provoked, perplexed every time I see an exhibition from this duo - with all the flurry of emotions when I see great art. Even in the face of apparent multimedia absurdity such as the Ku Klux Klans hanging about corridors and mini-Ronald Mcdonalds crucified like Jesus, a Jake and Dinos Chapman exhibition will shock your guts out to the point that you laugh like a madman, because somehow it connects with our psyche and voila, it all makes sense. (I see Antony Gormley laughing his heart out watching the masters of history film amongst seated Ku Klux sculptures, and that in itself is a distraction).  Read More »

The RA Summer Exhibition 2011: Priceless or Still Provincial?

3 years ago
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The RA Summer Exhibition 2011: Priceless or Still Provincial?

Art Dog from Beyond the Frame blog has already warned me that the present RA Summer Exhibition is a bit of a ho-hum. But still, I came to see it with my favorite gallery buddy B who, fortunately was a member of RA and thus could bring me along without paying the usual fee. The Coloring Book sculpture by Jeff Koons was there to greet me and what was specially striking was its vibrant colours and apparent transparency  which seemed to uplift the traditional and conservative RA courtyard. I am glad that Mr Koons is still creating intriguing works of art until today.

Inside the show, the first thing that struck me was the hanging sculpture of Antony Gormley and Tony Cragg´s sculpture but B led me to other rooms first and told me to save the best for last. There were several rooms of paintings from amateur Read More »

Knock, Knock Mr. Gormley

3 years ago
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Knock, Knock Mr. Gormley
Because I love art and for the sake of art, I was ready to work in unpaid positions even if the word SACRIFICE was flashing over my head.

For several months, I had been sending my CV for internship positions even if I was already way way too old to be one. I figure, no one is too old in this field especially because it is probably the only platform where people are allowed to aim for limitless possibilities - and so I thought that yeah it´s still a very open industry. Read More »