On November 24, starting at 8 p.m., we will open our last exhibition in 2012: PSYCHONOISEDESIRE presents new artwork by ADAMEVA, Jo Fischer and Alex Diamond.
For this show we will divide our space in three areas for solo-presentations of these artists, each going their very own individual way of presenting their latest work:
Enter a very unique Psychobilly-Club, created by Jo Fischer as framework for his new photographic project about the european Psychobilly-scene ('PSYCHO'). Take a trip into the powerful, explosive, and pop-noisy world of Mary & Larissa, the artist duo known as ADAMEVA ('NOISE'). And be part of the sublime premiere of the newest 'Photo Drawings' by Alex Diamond in a very classy, reduced and elegant "white cube"-style gallery setting ('DESIRE').
The Art.Fair Cologne opened its doors last wednesday, and if you are in the area, we recommend you pay this fair a visit (we've just returned from the Vernissage yesterday and had a great time). It's the 10th time the Art.Fair takes place, and it has grown into one of the top art fairs in Germany for both contemporary and modern international art. Internationally renowned galleries and promising start-ups alike await visitors in the Cologne “Staatenhaus” at the fairgrounds. The fair is open Saturday 12 - 8 pm and Sunday 11 - 7 pm.
In 2006, the Art.Fair was the first fair heliumcowboy took part, before entering the international art fair circus only a few weeks later with our first (of many) representations at the big fairs in Miami, New York and Basel. And while we haven't returned to cologne, our friends from the gallery DIE KUNSTAGENTIN have been presenting their artists for quite a few years now at this event. This year, they are showing works by Alex Diamond at their large booth (BL-B04) situated in the section of BLOOM - a fair within the fair, showcasing younger galleries.
DIE KUNSTAGENTIN shows new magazine drawings and driftwood paintings by Alex Diamond alongside works by Bronco, Julia Benz and Oliver Abraham. A selection of the exhibited works can be found on the Alex Diamond-website. If you are interested in prices and availability, please contact Anne Scherer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anisa Gebhard (email@example.com)
This is it. Magazine Drawing #100 by Alex Diamond has just been published. This will be the final Magazine Drawing that will be available through etsy.com, along with the remaining drawings on that site. At the end of the week, this shop on etsy will be closed, and the Magazine Drawings will return to the Galleries working with the artist.
There's only a few Magazine Drawings left in the shop, make sure to check it our before the weekend:
Alex Diamond Magazine Drawings (link).
November will see the first new series of Magazine Drawings outside of the internet, at bloom / artfair21 in Cologne, where Alex Diamond will be represented by ,Die Kunstagentin‘.
When starting again with the magazine drawings in may this year after a 5-year break, we saw an outburst of the raw simplicity and directness in creating this part of Alex Diamond's work - the instinctive, rough drawings over magazine pages or photographs, which use just a tiny fraction of the tools and styles Alex Diamond has been applying in his work these past years, and probably in the simplest and purest form.
The response to this project was overwhelming. Selling exclusively at low prices through etsy.com (approx. 5 times below Alex Diamond‘s market standards), the Magazine Drawings went very fast from day one. This project, running completely outside of any gallery‘s reach (or jurisdiction ;), was planned to be capped once the 100th drawing was online, after which the Magazine Drawings will be sold at their standard value through galleries again.
However, there is already a new idea for an internet based art project in the tank, and that will most likely also happen on etsy (and in the real world) early next year, so stay tuned, either here or on alexdiamond.net!
From time to time, we add a new discovery to our galleries' portfolio, and we are happy to say that we are currently showing 2 works by canadian artist Mandy Tsung in our showroom. Both works are on display at the gallery (please make an appointment) as well as in our online-gallery (link).
Mandy was actually staying at our gallery and the accompanying studio of The Alex Diamond Mining Company for a few days earlier this month, together with her partner, fellow artist Choplogic, so we had some time to find out what the hype is all about...
Mandy Tsung was born in Banff, Canada. In 2007, she graduated with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, where she majored in Sculpture. Since then, she has apprenticed under the abstract painter James Wyper, and has also learned the fine craft of kaleidoscope-making at ,Movement into Grace‘. In 2009, Mandy moved to Vancouver to pursue a full-time career as an artist. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries across the United States and Canada.
About her art, Mandy says:
"My work lies in the realm of figurative Surrealism and centers around the depiction of women who exude a strong sense of self, who are emotionally complex and yet vulnerable. Having been exposed to various depictions of women in the art and literature of my childhood, and now grown into a critical thinker, I am both influenced by, and critical of, the plenitude of imagery that surrounds me in everyday life.
My paintings offer a counter-point to the outward search for identity that exemplifies popular culture today - where we are lured to find ourselves in the commodities and media we consume. The subjects in my work resonate with that ineffable quality of self-awareness and empowerment which we all seek, without being surrounded by the merchandise that popular culture would have us believe is the source. The ethereal spaces from which they emerge are rooted in natural forms, but made surreal or abstract in order to move away from the recognizable into something unexpected and transformative.
The viewer is engaged to think more deeply about the person they see and perhaps they will discover something about themselves in the process. In creating paintings like this, I hope to inspire the viewer to discover within themselves the same energy they perceive in my work."