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Juju Sun at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai

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Pearl Lam Galleries is currently presenting a major solo exhibition of Chinese artist Juju Sun. The exhibition is entitled The Pattern of the City: Juju Sun’s New Paintings and is curated by the renowned Chinese art scholar Gao Minglu. The exhibition will run from 24 March – 3 May 2014.

The exhibition includes twenty new works created in 2013 with vibrant contrasting colours and delicate textures visible in between numerous layers of paint. Inspired by cityscapes such as that of New York, Juju Sun seeks to express her personal responses, her sensory perceptions to urban landscapes and rapid industrialisation – the skyscrapers in Manhattan, the dazzling glare off glass building façades, neon-lit billboards – and inner spiritual world into a visual language in this new series of paintings.

Juju Sun

Juju Sun

Juju Sun (b.1973), No. 1308 (2013), Acrylic on Canvas, 188 x 173cm

Boldly experimenting with unconventional or extreme paint colours, applied either in square and rectangular blocks or linear brushstrokes that are placed in contrast in pursuit of a new visual balance and fresh aesthetic experience, Juju Sun pushes the boundaries in her own artistic practices.

 Having studied at the Ottawa School of Art, Canada and under Optical Art master Larry Poons at the Art Student’s League of New York, Juju Sun has been focused on abstract painting for more than 15 years. Feeling her cultural roots to be important, she has recently returned to Beijing in 2011.

Juju Sun

Juju Sun

Juju Sun (b.1973), No. 1310 (2013), Acrylic on Canvas, 220 x 200cm

Images courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries

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Michael Craig-Martin at Alan Cristea Gallery, London

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The Alan Cristea Gallery is currently exhibiting a solo exhibition of new work by Michael Craig-Martin. The exhibition, which will take place at 34 Cork Street, will include his new series of twelve screenprints, Objects of our Time, alongside other recent editions in several different media all of which focus on everyday items and iconic objects from the worlds of art and design. The exhibition will run from 28 March – 2 May 2014.

Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin

Art & Design, 2012. A set of 10 screenprints

Edition of 50. Courtesy the artist and Alan Cristea Gallery

Using etching, digital printing, screenprinting, and light-box installations, Craig-Martin’s instantly recognisable imagery is vividly coloured and crisply defined, with objects presented on one-colour backgrounds. The artworks and objects referenced are icons of art and design; signature pieces that have come to represent and symbolise an artist’s or designer’s work in its entirety.

Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. He has had retrospectives at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2006) and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2006), National Art Centre, Tokyo (2007) and has permanent large-scale installations at Regent’s Place and The Laban Center in London. His work is held in numerous museum collections including the Tate Gallery, London, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and MoMA, New York. He received a CBE in 2001, and was elected to the Royal Academy in 2006.

Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin

Objects of our Time – High Heel, 2014, from a series of 12 screenprints
Edition of 50. Courtesy the artist and Alan Cristea Gallery

Craig-Martin is well known to have been an influential teacher at Goldsmiths College London, and is considered a key figure in the emergence of the young British artists in the early 90’s. Amongst his former students are Ian Davenport, Damien Hirst, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas and Julian Opie.

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Jason Shawn Alexander at 101/EXHIBIT, Los Angeles

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101/EXHIBIT is currently presenting No Good At Exits, a solo exhibition from American artist Jason Shawn Alexander. This is the artist’s fourth solo showing with the gallery and will include new paintings on canvas and drawings. The exhibition runs from 5 April – 24 May 2014 at 101/EXHIBIT’s new space in Hollywood at 6205 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Jason Shawn Alexander

Jason Shawn Alexander

No Good At Exits” 2014, 60×100 inches, diptych, Ink, acrylic, oil & paper on two canvases

For his fourth exhibition, figurative painter Jason Shawn Alexander returns to his provocative and courageously revealing form of image-making that perpetuated the pivotal earlier works of his career, particularly those of the Insomnius and Undertow series.

Jason Shawn Alexander

Jason Shawn Alexander

Triptych” 2014, 54×54 inches, Ink, acrylic, oil & paper on canvas

Jason Shawn Alexander was born in Tennessee in 1975. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He has participated in American and international solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries, museums, and art fairs including Art From the New World at the Bristol City Museum, Bristol, England, Outwin Boochever Portrait Painting and Sculpture Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Art Miami, Miami Project, Scope Miami, Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Germany, and Merry Karnowski Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Images courtesy of 101/EXHIBIT

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Cristina Lamas at Galeria 111, Porto

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Artist Cristina Lamas has an exhibition currently at Galeria 111 in Porto, Portugal. The exhibition runs from 8 March – 24 April 2014.

Cristina Lamas (1968) works and lives in Lisbon. She studied visual arts in Lisbon, where she later completed her advanced studies in drawing (1998/1999). Lamas’ work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions at Galeria Lisboa20, Livraria Assírio e Alvim, Ratton, Marília Razuk (Brazil), Giefarte, Galeria111, etc.

Cristina Lamas

Cristina Lamas

Cristina Lamas, Untitled (2013)

She participated in groups shows at Mitra, Sala do Veado, Marília Razuk (Brazil), Vieira da Silva Foundation, Museu da Cidade/Pav. Preto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Galeria da Aliança Francesa (Brazil), João Esteves de Oliveira, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, etc.

Cristina Lamas

Cristina Lamas

Cristina Lamas, Untitled (2013)

Images courtesy of Gallery 111

Work by the artist is held in public and private collections such as: Caixa Geral de Depósitos, PT Foundation, PLMJ Foundation, Banco Espírito Santo, Manuel de Brito collection.

 

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Pedro Calapez at Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid

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Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid is currently showing an exhibition entitled Recent Works by artist Pedro Calapez. The exhibition run from 22 March – 3 May 2014.

The new works presented at Max Estrella Gallery reveal a set of concerns that are a constant feature in the artist’s work – spatial relationships and the landscape – but it is his concern with the ways of seeing that forms the main thread that runs through his work.

Pedro Calapez

Pedro Calapez

Pedro Calapez, Recent Works. 2014. Partial view of the exhibition at Max Estrella Gallery.

The artist’s work has been shown in Venice and Sao Paulo Biennials, as well as international galleries and museums. Among the awards he has received are: Latin Union Prize in 1990; Premi de Disseny Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Majorca, 1995; Premi Ciutat de Palma, Majorca, 1999; Prémio de Pintura EDP-Arte, 2001; AICA Prize (International Association of Art Critics) and Premio Nacional de Arte Gráfico, Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, in 2005.

Pedro Calapez

Pedro Calapez

Pedro Calapez, Recent Works. 2014. Partial view of the exhibition at Max Estrella Gallery.
Images courtesy of the artist and Max Estrella Gallery.