Kimimnik draws inspiration from old masters and fairytales. She makes direct parallels dragging in todays celebs into her pantomime-esque fantasies.
Below is Paris Hilton as the spoilt Queen Marie Antoinette and Leo Dicaprio as Swan Lakes Prince.
It takes more than a few minutes to realise the Shaw's images are paintings and not photos.
Working from his memories of growing up on a council estate he works with the idea of deserted corners of our everyday surroundings and the stories they hold for each of us.
Beuys stated‘I wanted to isolate myself, insulate myself, see nothing of America other than the coyote.’
The title of the work is filled with irony. Beuys opposed American military actions in Vietnam, and his work as an artist was a challenge to the hegemony of American art.
A figurative paintings who's work is much larger than life size. They are strongly pigmented and give a highly sensual impression of the surface of the skin as well as the mass of the body. She sometimes adds marks onto the body, such as white "target" rings.
This is a FANTASTIC book filled with all the worlds best contemporay artists.
If your interested in the art world around us now, but want to ensure your looking at the quality stuff, not 'something a monkey could knock up' then this book is a great spring board to buff up your knowledge and insight.
Whatever and whoever you are looking for, you're sure to find it in here.
Dionysian Child's rating:
Some of my favourite contemporary painters and a few examples of their works.
Flat J-peg files just don't do justice to the amazing quality of these so look them up and go see for yourself!