WM | whitehot journal of latest artwork

WM | whitehot journal of latest artwork



By CLARE GEMIMA Might, 2023

Location: 216 Lafayette St, New York
Non-public Preview: 6 PM – 10 PM, Friday, Might 26, 2023
Truthful Dates: Saturday, Might 27, 2023 – Monday, Might 29, 2023
Truthful Hours: 11 AM – 7 PM

Mark your calendars for Might 27 – 29 as Stilllife, the visionary world artwork group established by a various group of Gen-Z entrepreneurs, presents its sixth public occasion, the Stilllife Artwork & Design Truthful, 2023. Positioned at 216 Lafayette St, this immersive, weekend-long truthful will have a good time range, revolutionary curation of visible arts, and culturally aware programming. Divided into two sections, the truthful will current LIFE, a showcase of 19 next-generation creators exhibiting their illustrations, ceramics, trend traces, and extra. The truthful’s different part, STILL, collaborates with seven rising artists to highlight their consigned work, sculptures and installations – works which collectively and boldly push boundaries, and the comfortability of their viewers’s connection to pure, digital, and imagined realms. I wished to know extra concerning the seven STILL artists Jordan Homstad, Nianxin Li, Yissho Oh, SiiGii, Huidi Xiang, Echo Yan, and Ji Zou, and ask them how they really feel to be included within the first ever Stilllife’s Artwork & Design Truthful, an thrilling occasion devoted to New York’s subsequent era of artists, curators, and collectors.

WM | whitehot journal of latest artworkPoster designed by Theingi Thann

Earlier than doing so, I spoke to Sihan Guo, Stilllife’s artistic director, and curator of exhibitions to know how she started her mission of searching for out gifted people to carry Stilllife’s first truthful imaginative and prescient to life. In her personal phrases, “discovering these ultra-young artists by way of Instagram and open studio visits, I regularly seen how a shared inquisitiveness of present-day generational issues emerged from their spontaneously completely different paths of artwork making. The entire artists intently look at the transmutation of the human physique and company by way of curious decisions of fabric and perspective. As their up to date, we’re excited to have the ability to collaborate with them immediately, and to broaden this resonance to the general public.”

One of many seven artists, Jordan Homstad makes use of paint to contemplate the intersections of collage, digital area, sexuality, and human connection. Working in oil, acrylic, and flashe on canvas, Homstad’s work blurs the traces between graphic mark making, illustrative renderings, and hyper realistically painted motifs. “I’m so excited to be in dialog with the opposite unbelievable artists featured within the STILL part, and I consider this area will foster new connections between my work and the rising Gen-Z artwork world” they informed me. At present primarily based in New York Metropolis, their work has additionally been proven all through Minnesota, and Illinois. They obtained their BFA in Studio Artwork from the College of Minnesota Twin Cities, with a second main in Artwork Historical past. Homstad is presently pursuing an MFA in Fantastic Arts at Parsons Faculty of Design.

Jordan Homstad, Development-03, 2023 Oil, acrylic, and flashe on canvas over wooden cradle, 63 x 63 in. Picture courtesy of the artist.

Huidi Xiang, an artist I’ve been fortunate sufficient to beforehand interview, can even have sculptures on show which regularly look at world-making processes throughout the contexts and narratives of late, current day capitalism. Xiang has a present solo present, when held correctly, an extremely intimate assortment of sculptures exhibiting at Tutu Gallery, which is able to run concurrently with Stilllife’s truthful. “What excites me essentially the most about taking part in Stilllife’s Artwork & Design Truthful is that my work may be showcased on an revolutionary platform with unconventional curation and programming”, Huidi informed me, “I additionally recognize how Stilllife helps the youthful era of artistic practitioners, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this rising group.”

The painter, illustrator, and efficiency artist Ji Zou feels equally as excited to satisfy different rising artists and people who share the identical values of group constructing as they do. “The themes and the aesthetics I am exploring are influenced by my expertise as a younger artist residing in New York Metropolis, in addition to by my cross-cultural Hmong and Chinese language backgrounds as somebody rising up in Michigan. I typically attempt to bridge my subjective experiences with goal realities by way of the medium of paint. I draw inspiration from desires, private experiences, non secular practices, and cultural mythologies.”

SiiGii, one other of the seven artists, will showcase their anatomically targeted sculptures this yr. “There’s one thing magical about rising artists and curators working collectively… the joy these teams of creatives have in presenting new approaches will get to powerfully journey into the hearts of spectators,” they informed me after sharing it was an honor to be a part of Stilllife’s first ever truthful. SiiGii is a trans, non-binary practitioner initially from Spain, whose works are known as ‘sculptural choreography’— a nonetheless, conscious efficiency through which each bit expresses itself by way of posture and presence. In referring to their studio course of, SiiGii believes it goes far past making one thing to take a look at, “I’m therapeutic myself and my viewers.”

Echo Yan, Invertebrate Geometry, 2022, Oil on Canvas, 69 x 57 in. Picture courtesy of the artist.

Echo Yan, who will graduate from NYU subsequent yr, mentioned that she’s excited to see how her sculptures can be offered throughout the context of the STILL part exhibition, and to contribute to the continuing dialog concerning the transformative forces shaping the world. Her latest work indulge within the amalgamations of submission and dominance, and discover the anthropological speculation of humanity’s self-domestication, and behavioural traits. “Being a part of this exhibition gives me with a singular alternative to have interaction with a wider viewers, and to problem conventional anthropocentric ideas by way of my work.”

Yissho Oh, Untitled, 2022. Acrylic, tattoo ink, oil stick on silicone on framed wooden panel, 33 x 33 x 11⁄4 in. Picture courtesy of the artist.

As a painter and tattoo artist, Yissho Oh has all the time been exploring the intersection of various cultures, and the way they are often visualised by way of numerous types of non-traditional mark making. He informed me he was most enthusiastic about exhibiting his items inside a setting that emphasises the reinterpretation and adaptation of intercultural aesthetics for contemporary and up to date audiences. “I’m excited concerning the potential to attach with different artists, and set up new connections throughout the intercultural group that Stilllife is fostering. By coming collectively and sharing our creative visions, we cannot solely broaden our personal horizons, but in addition doubtlessly create a way of solidarity that transcends cultural obstacles.” Yissho Oh believes that taking part in Stilllife’s truthful will permit him to indicate his work to a wider viewers, which is able to have interaction folks from a various vary of backgrounds. “By embracing a higher range of cultures, we will enrich our personal artistic practices and collectively create a extra inclusive and accepting artwork group.”

Final however definitely not least, painter Nianxin Li will showcase her fluorescent, and love fueled acrylic works which contemplate the artist’s private upbringing, and surrounding concepts of normalcy versus alternativeness in childhood. “I really feel so fortunate to have the ability to have interaction with fellow artists, critics, and artwork fans who’re equally as obsessed with pushing the boundaries of conventional artwork as me… the voice of our era is lastly being heard.

Ji Zou, Interlude, 2023, Acrylic & Oil on canvas, 84 x 72 in. Picture courtesy of the artist.

Stilllife Artwork & Design Truthful can even function the debut of After Hours programming, aimed to supply the group with an academic area, match for mutual sharing and networking. The primary After Hours program, “Journeys in Accumulating Rising Artwork,” can be hosted by The Right here and There Collective (THAT). Co-founders Steven Abraham and Lisa Younger will have interaction in a dialog between Kathy Huang, the managing director of Jeffrey Deitch, and gallery proprietor Will Leung who will share their private experiences with the group’s next-generation of collectors. The second After Hours program, “Molding Queerness,” can be hosted by artwork historian Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva who will have interaction in a dialogue with two STILL part artists, Jordan Homstad and SiiGii, to debate and unpack the queer components inside each of their creative practices. After Hours can be held after the primary (Might 27) and third days (Might 29) of the truthful, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

An enormous congratulations to all the artists and creatives taking part within the first version of Stilllife’s Artwork & Design Truthful: STILL Part: Jordan Homstad, Nianxin Li, Yissho Oh, SiiGii, Huidi Xiang, Echo Yan, Ji Zou. LIFE Part: Mi Chen, Tianqi Chen, Vanilla Chi, Michele Xiaoyun Fan, Soobin Jeon, Mellow Li, Vanessa Lozito, Angela Wei, Wenjing Yang, Zhiyu You, Renyue Zhang, Bonnie Zhou, Beadaholic, Cup of Jasmine, Daisy Lane, Hearth Ideas, MOMU, Mona Jewellery, Press Button Press, Starry Home Studio, urbn rewrrk, and Wenjüe Lu.

For extra details about the truthful, go to: https://stilllifeart.area/stilllife-art-design-fair, and do not forget to RSVP free of charge at: https://stilllifeartdesignfair.eventbrite.com

E-mail: [email protected]

Instagram: @Stilllife.Stilllife

TikTok: @Stilllife.Stilllife

Wechat: Stilllife 思来