EMERGING: Andrew Nigon
Andrew Nigon might be one of the most hotly-tipped artists to emerge out of the Miami scene – and the self-described “white kid from the Midwest” insists he’s not just playing with toys.
EMERGING: Nicholas Arehart
LA-based artist Nicholas Arehart channels his youthful punk roots into pointed critiques of capitalism and authority. Wonderland talks to him about his sculpture and video installation, and why he thinks IKEA furniture can work in art.
EMERGING Lena Schmidt
German artist Lena Schmidt captures the spirit of the modern city in her art, channelling its gritty energy into her carvings and paintings using found pieces of wood. Wonderland speaks to this urban explorer.
ERIK HART: Factory SS13
For one night only from 7pm, concept gallery PRIMITIVE London will be transformed by Erik Hart’s site specific installation. Hart made his name via street fashion cult label Morphine Generation in 2003 – nowadays, he focuses his efforts on concept collection Factory. Primed to showcase the concept’s spring line tonight, Wonderland spoke to the visionary […]
NATASHA LAW – Dust in their Eyes
Natasha Law’s elegant, erotic paintings fall somewhere between art and fashion. Anonymous women in various states of undress languidly stretch across eye-popping canvases: all long limbs, pouty lips and bewitching sensuality. Wonderland speaks to the artist ahead of her solo show, “Dust in their Eyes”.
ELLEN VON UNWERTH: Do Not Disturb
Ellen Von Unwerth’s newest work, “Do Not Disturb”, is a salacious behind-the-scenes story collage via Motel Americana. We spoke to the feted photographer about her typically reference friendly collection – which showcases at London’s Michael Hoppen gallery from Friday.
EMERGING… Shoshanna Weinberger
Shoshanna Weinberger’s painted works address issues of beauty, power, excess and sexuality – with portraits of strangled figures wrapped in gold and thick fabrics. Wonderland chats to Weinberger about her high-concept projects.
XAVIERA SIMMONS- DJ, artist, serial jet-setter
New Yorker Xaviera Simmons is an artist of many mediums. Inspired by the Big Apple as much as the rustic landscapes of the US, the sun-kissed vibes of Jamaica and life as a superstar DJ, Simmons’ multifarious installations marry shocking, striking illustration with specially-commissioned music, photography, sculpture, and performances. The elusive auteur spoke to Wonderland […]
EMERGING… Evan Gruzis
Known for his hyperrealistic renditions with ink and watercolour and washes of tropical palm trees through venetian shades, Brooklyn-based painter Evan Gruzis creates iconic, cinematic pieces which slot indelibly into the subconscious like the memory of an endless summer. His newest show Alpha Wave – at Berlin’s DUVE gallery – explored some of the human […]
ANTHONY MCCALL – Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture
English-born and New York City based artist Anthony McCall’s latest exhibition, “Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture” – which opened at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin on Friday – is his largest to date, containing seven visceral light projection pieces. He spoke to Wonderland about the curious new experiment.
Competition – MOODS OF NORWAY
To celebrate the release of Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters, the Norwegian thriller currently showing in UK cinemas, Wonderland are giving away 600 Euros worth of online shopping credit at Scandinavian based label Moods Of Norway.
EMERGING… Edward Crowell II
Edward Crowell II is an artist on the rise. Inspired by Latin jazz, poetry and notions of hedonism, freedom and desire, he sat down with Wonderland to discuss his hugely varied output.
ART-illery: Roberto Visani
Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Roberto Visani turns guns into art. His sculptures are loaded with historical, cultural and political commentary. They are compositions of many pieces assembled to tell stories of people and places. Each sculpture has its unique appeal, aesthetically and conceptually, and each speaks volumes…
Kevin Amato – F*ck the Golden Years
Street-stomping reportage photographer Kevin Amato will from tonight exhibit his newest collection, F*ck the Golden Years. The display, hosted at Casa de Costa’s pre-war arthouse in lower Manhattan, studies The Bronx at its most feral and blithe – a scathing realism simmers beneath scenes of play and sun-kissed whimsicality. We caught up with Amato as […]
EMERGING… Jessy Nite
Multimedia artist Jessy Nite’s interpretation of her Miami, her hometown, includes strippers, sex, drugs and blue-blooded housewives baking Cartier pie. For her solo show opening at Miami’s Primary Projects on Saturday, Jessy Nite can, and will, be as bad as she wanna be…
Visual artist, Chris Levine uses an array of lasers, optics and LEDs as well as natural light to create his alluring images. Rising to prominence in 2004 with his portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Lightness of Being (which is currently touring the country as part of The Queen: Art and Image through […]
Alan Moore- Storyteller
Universally accepted as the greatest comic book writer alive, Alan Moore is the genius behind such unforgettable works as V for Vendetta, Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Swamp Thing. In Gary Spencer Millidge’s new book Alan Moore: Storyteller we delve into the life and career of the notorious artist.
Well known for his satirical interpretation of the British classes through his artwork, Martin Parr is currently showing his retrospective at Gateshead’s BALTIC gallery. Francesca Gavin talks to the photographer about his covert approach to attaining his shots and being unashamedly middle class.
Delaine Le Bas
2007 was a big year for Romani art. And for Delaine Le Bas. She was part of Venice Biennale’s first Roma Pavilion, which housed an international collection of Romani Gypsy work entitled Paradise Lost. Now with a solo show in Berlin, she tells Ben Cobb, “I just want to be seen as an artist.”