Last call for the Gabriel Orozco exhibition at the Tate Modern

April 10, 2011 on 2:06 pm | In Art Exhibitions, Gabriel Orozco, International Artists, Videos | No Comments

The famous Mexican artist’s work is available to view at the Tate Modern and this is the largest collection seen in the UK, with over 80 pieces: photos, paintings aswell as sculptures.


Enjoy this 10 minute documentary narrated by Gabriel

Having opened on 19th January 2011 you now have just over 2 weeks to see the exhibition before it closes on Monday 25th April 2011.


‘Cats and Watermelons (1992) by Gabriel Orozco’
Tins of cat food placed on top of watermelons inside a supermarket

Gabriel likes to challenge that all ‘Serious art’ has to be ‘serious’ and he is known for simply grabbing things, trying stuff out and creating art with what he finds in front of him; he does that at home, on the road or wherever the moment takes him, perhaps that its why his art is so inventive & inspiring for me.


‘La D.S.’ (1993) by Gabriel Orozco’
A Citreon motorcar sliced into 3 long ways pieces, then placed back together minus the mid section

thank you

Jessica

Useful links
Tate Modern’s page
Daily telegraph review by Richard Dorment
Gabriel Orozco’ Wikipedia entry


Nigel Hemming – Name the Dog Art limited editions & win! COMPETITION

April 6, 2011 on 3:59 pm | In Competition, Dog Art, Nigel Hemming, Videos | 1 Comment

What an amazing day here in the UK, the sun is shining and summer is truly here!

We went to the deepest darkest depths of the internet and found a Nigel Hemming tribute video showcasing some of his artwork on YouTube:

Appears to be by a (we think Russian) YouTube user ‘Aleksandr0159′

The pictures start after 14 seconds and I must say it is an excellent video and Nigel Hemming himself said he loves it and is very flattered that someone has took the time to make it.

So we have a little COMPETITION for you, the person who can name all the titles of the pictures in the video will win a small, signed, Nigel Hemming print.

Please use the email address on the blog to submit your entries or through a comment on this post; we may decide to award the person nearest to naming all the titles, if no one gets them all right!

A big thank you again to YouTube user ‘Aleksandr0159′

Stay tuned for some exciting Nigel Hemming news and new releases.

thank you

James

Links:
Direct Link to the video: www.youtube.com

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