Spent my Thursday wandering around the art shows. Scope was my first venture and this is what I liked.
The series paintings are by Joel Grossman and are called “Brief History of The Reclining Nude“. If you are familiar with art history the paintings that this artist copied are some of the most important nudes. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this. A part of me loves the paintings but the other side of me thinks that they are a color-by-number version of the original.
These ants are from an installation that was in Colombia. It was called “Casa Tomada” or “House Taken” is an original symbiosis between nature and art in the mind of Colombian artist Rafael Gómezbarros. You can see more photos of the actual installation, when you click here
Shi Jindian – I just thought this was cool.
Lluis Barba. As far as I can tell this artist incorporates pop culture images into old paintings. I am a fan of Bosch-like imagery so this image I really liked. Its an interesting concept- new meeting old.
Steve McCurry. I loved these photographs so much. They were so beautiful and so haunting. The miner seemed so scary but so beautiful. The quality seemed so familiar. I realized later that McCurry took the famous NatGeo photo of the Afgan girl.
Jennifer Catron & Paul Outlaw. Not really sure what this performance was about. They were eating ham and grapes and drinking wine. It made me hungry.
Lilian Garcia-Roig. I really liked these paintings. You could really feel the forest around you.
Jimmy Joe Roche. I like paper cuts. I’m attracted to their fragility.
Ziwon Wang “Buddha_z in the steel lotus” was very alien like. I have never found Buddhas creepy except for these.
Emil Alzamora -Thought these sculptures were funny and cute but also a little depressing.
Liao Yibai -“Superior Lions”. I am more of a sparkle person but I like these because they are shiny.
TYPOE I have seen this before at Scope Miami. There is something really gross that I like about it.
Daniel Bruce – Pieces from “Rustic Room”. I have said it before and I’ll say it again- I love neon.
Tawnie Silva – Bright and fun. Plus I liked the sayings.