TONY GUM, Milked in Africa - Half full, half empty, 2016

Imaginary Curator: The Nude

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa – Half full, half empty, 2016. thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to my first Imaginary Curator post! today’s “show” is all about THE NUDE. i want to save these bums as my desktop background in case someone is ever spying on me working at…

David Shrigley

David Shrigley

the work of UK artist David Shrigley is something you have probably seen, if not on Pinterest then certainly quoted by a friend, or randomly on Tumblr or Facebook or Instagram or wherever. i have saved a number of my favourite pieces as desktop wallpapers just for my own enjoyment. but maybe you…

South African artist Jeanne Gaigher

Jeanne Gaigher

Jeanne Gaigher is an exciting young artist from Cape Town whose debut solo show Club is opening at SMITH gallery this week. i first saw her work at a group exhibition earlier this year, and Anton and i immediately bought a piece: this painting that you can see in our study – our…

YAGO-PARTAL-Cat

Miaow

i should start this post by saying that artistic depictions of cats go back as far as the Egyptians who- bla bla bla, but the point is cats are cool so of course why wouldn’t they appear in art since forever? what i realised after looking around for rad art that featured felines is…

Michelle Armas

i really REALLY love the work of artist Michelle Armas. she started painting to cope with the stress of her career in the world of corporate branding, and eventually turned it into a full-time job. i love stories like that, and it makes me think of a cool quote from designer…

44 weeks of words

between march 2010 and february 2011 Mikko Kuorinki formed one new text each week on a wall of the Kiasma museum in Helsinki. these are my favourites – see all of them here. Joe Brainard: Poem (1971) Aram Saroyan: Electric poems (1972) David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest (1996) Bertol Brecht: Im Dickicht…

Mika & Claire

one of my favourite auction houses Bukowski’s has a new auction coming up called Abstract Possible, the catalogue of which is a delight to browse. i particularly love the work of Mika Tajima and Claire Barclay whose styles are wholly different but whose art i would snap up in a…

jonathan zawada / over time

i spotted australian artist jonathan zawada’s striking neon landscapes on one of those sites like fffound / tumblr where people don’t bother to include any information, so after a bit of digging around i found his official website and more information about his latest exhibition over time at the prism gallery in…

tauba auerbach

tauba auerbach manipulates large pieces of raw canvas into various configurations through folding or rolling. she then lays the canvas out flat and paints its surface with an industrial spray gun aimed at different angles to achieve a trompe l’oeil effect… examine the works’ surfaces closely and you find that…

simen johan

in his ongoing series until the kingdom comes, simen johan depicts a natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare.  merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, johan’s images are crafted over time and may include a synthesis of landscapes from various geographical locations and animals photographed in captivity or in the wild.