Thursday, October 27, 2011

Art Fair 21 Cologne 2011 day 1, 2, 3

Well, as I expected, we are all exhausted from travel, installation, anxiousness, beer, and other extra curricular activities. Soooooo, I am not going to write too much and just post some pictures of the past 3 days.
Just a quick explanation, I arrived 5 am on Tues, went to drop my stuff at my buddy Tobias's flat and meet up with Marcus so we could head over to the venue and install. It is always great to meet up with old friends, meet new ones and see what they have been up to with their art.
No sleep for 2 days, lots of coffee, and just plain old work work work...The opening is tomorrow. Time to catch up with some sleep.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October is here and it is once again time to travel to Cologne Germany for the Art21 fair. This will be the 5th year I will be attending the fair with Strychnin Gallery. It runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1st
I am very excited to have the gallery showcase my newest work. I call this group of 5 works "Underwater Empire on Fire". I feel this is the first part of a larger body of work called "Burden of Dreams". I am looking forward to seeing my comrades and fellow artists as well as the beautiful city.
I will be hanging with the likes of Miraschi, Daniel van Nes, Elena and Ekaterina Popovy, Marcus Poston, David Stoupakis, Eric van Straaten, Raf Veulemans, Benjamin Vierling to name just a few the fantastic artists that will be presented by Strychnin Gallery in Art21 in conjunction with the Blooom creative industries Art fair.
Fingers crossed for a successful art fair for all!

These are the works I will have hanging.

one of my earliest inspirations:E J Bellocq

love:love winter

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I have been invited to participate in a charity auction run by Christie's at Bellevue Castel in Berlin on the 10th of November 2011. The money raised is for the foundation of Chaim Sheba Medical Centers. I have donated this work below for the hospitals. It is a picture of my niece Corrine.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Well after a year and 4 months, I guess it is time to add to this blog. I am just so bad at keeping up with this. I wish to be better at it.

Anyhooooooo, in the year after returning from Japan, many many things have happened. I spent this time working on the Japanese ghost project, which came to be titled "Kaidan Shu:tales of mist and wind" The show opened in Berlin in June 2011. The journey was amazing, with the help of many amazing people, a list sooo long.
The unfortunate earthquake in Japan added a tragic tone to a place I was just starting to learn about and become attached to. The gallery and I decided to make a relief fund during the show, giving a percentage of all sales to help relief efforts in Japan.
We managed to raise much more than I would be able to give not having the show.
The entire show is on view on my Flickr account
I am going to try, really try to post more often, there is so much going on which I would like to share.