October 12, 2021

Art News

Atta Kwami, Painter Who Adroitly Repurposed Ghanaian Traditions, Is Dead at 65

Atta Kwami, a Ghanaian painter whose abstractions elegantly established a continuum between Africa’s past and present, has died at 65. The Serpentine Galleries in London, which is set to stage an exhibition of Kwami’s work in 2022, announced his passing on Tuesday. Kwami’s paintings often resemble colorful arrays of geometric forms that are organized in

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70*70cm, oil, cotton stretched canvas, 2019. The artwork is signed on the back and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. The canvas is stretched on a wooden frame and artwork is ready to hang. Framing is not required. The work is covered with a protective varnish layer. The work is part of the project “Normality”.

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9 Gallery Shows to See in London During Frieze Week, From a Ron Mueck Retrospective to a Motley Crew of Ominous Skeletons

It’s Frieze week in London, and ahead of the fairs opening to VIPs tomorrow, here’s our pick of what’s on view beyond The Regent’s Park across a selection of galleries in London. Elizabeth Neel Pilar Corrias Through October 23 Installation view, Elizabeth Neel, “Limb after Limb,” at Pilar Corrias. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of the

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5 to See: Frieze Week 2021

Frieze returns for 2021 with three concurrent fairs: Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze Sculpture. Aesthetica selects five artists to watch. Spanning performance, film and public art, these works offer new perspectives on myriad topics: from conflict and desire to pollution and how to reshape the canon. Gisela Colón | Frieze Sculpture Gisela Colón (b. 1966)

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Tree Bent by the Wind

The tree bends in the wind… It is strong and mighty, but it is very difficult to resist the wind! The tree knows that it can stand and no wind can break it! This is a story of inner strength and resilience! Pastel colors and a bit of gold pattern creates pleasant associations, and the

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“A TREE bent by the WIND» gold landscape abstract art

The tree bends in the wind… It is strong and mighty, but it is very difficult to resist the wind! The tree knows that it can stand and no wind can break it! This is a story of inner strength and resilience! Pastel colors and a bit of gold pattern creates pleasant associations, and the

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Tufts of Printed Fabric Form Colorful Mixed-Media Portraits by Marcellina Oseghale Akpojotor

“Eyes on the Gold IV” (2018), 5 x 4 feet. All images courtesy of Rele Gallery, shared with permission Using scraps of vibrant Ankara fabric, Lagos-based artist Marcellina Oseghale Akpojotor fashions intimate portraits that consider the fragmented and varied inner lives of her subjects. The intricately composed depictions rely on a cacophony of patterns arranged

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Future of Concrete: NEST HiLo is Completed in Switzerland

HiLo stands for “high performance – low emissions.” It’s a humble moniker for a decidedly ambitious building that stretches the limits of experimental concrete construction. The Swiss project is part of NEST, a facility on the Zürich campus shared by research institutions Empa and Eawagin Duebendorf that seeks to gather state-of-the-art technologies for energy-efficient architecture

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