KIM SEUNGWOO | New Artist at BOCCARA ART
Kim Seungwoo is a contemporary Korean sculptor, based in Seoul, South Korea, famous for his sculptures made from coins and buttons.
The Artist uses coins to build complex, surprisingly detailed, three-dimensional sculptures. Each sculpture consists of as few as hundred coins, up into the thousands. Assembled in flowing, swirling patterns, the coins make up Kim's sculptured human forms almost seem to be alive and create fascinating effects.
LAURENCE JENKELL COMES TO PUERTO RICO
Laurence Jenkell's Candies on view at Sotheby's International Realty, Puerto Pico, June 30 - November 30. Presented by BOCCARA ART.
Exposed all over the world, Laurence Jenkell began travelling a lot. After successfull projects of the Candy Nations - a series of oversized candies with the flags of different countries - created for the G20 Summit in Cannes, France 2011, followed by Candy Nations public exhibition on the Garmet District malls on Broadway and solo exhibition at BOCCARA ART New York, famouse Candies arrive to Puerto Rico for a six-months exhibition at Sotheby's International Realty, 1052 Ashford Avenue, Unit 1-A, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico.Born in 1965, Laurence Jenkell lives and works in Vallauris, in the Alpes-maritimes. Self-taught, she started to create on her own in the middle of the 90s.
Her artistic research led her to experiment with various techniques such as inclusion, dripping, firing, casting, etc. After multiple attempts, she successfully mastered and dominated Plexiglas, obtaining the “wrapping” technique, which will allow her to produce the Candy sculpture that has obsessed her for many years now.
That candy allowed her to exorcise devils of her childhood and made her question herself about her own heredity. The artist is going to transform it and work it in various more and more imaginative and dreamlike searches. She shapes it, plays around its structure and its twisting to arrive quite naturally at the spiral of the DNA double helix. Through this new creative orientation, the artist transmits us a little of her own DNA. The combination of her ”wrapping” process with a twisting motion is what produces her unique works of art. Her candies are not just messages of sweetness; they also represent twists, tangles and resistance, certain "demons of her childhood" and to question her own history.
BOCCARA ART PRESENTS FU WENJUN AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, NEW YORK, 2019
International gallery BOCCARA ART presents a solo booth show of Chinese artist Fu Wenjun's Digital Pictorial Photography works at The Photography Show organized by AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), April 3-7, Pier 94, New York City.
Fu Wenjun’s creative output can be summed up by his term Digital Pictorial Photography, which he uses to redefine the traditions found at the core of the photographic arts. By blending elements of other artistic media into the process, he creates a brand-new form of aesthetic pleasure. The Artist embraces a range of art forms, combining them into unique and monumental works that reach beyond the mere act of recording a photographic image.
BOCCARA ART and Fu Wenjun's striking conceptual pieces at The Photography Show 2019 draw a lot of attantion of the national media, as well as TheNewYorkTimes featuring BOCCARA ART and Fu Wenjun in their guide "18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend" and RTVI in their 10-minutes cultural guide from The Photography Show 2019.
"HOMAGE TO NATURE" BY CHA YUN SOOK AND HAYEON
Exhibition will be held at BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery, April 6 - 30. Performances: April 6, at 6.30pm & 8.30pm.
"Cha, Yun Sook creates her artworks as a way of paying homage to Nature. Acutely aware of our civilization’s disregard for Nature, Cha expresses her gratitude to Nature through the mark making process of ink on Hanji paper and textile. She also celebrates Nature through performance by dressing others in clothes dyed with ink imbued with healing properties meant to lift the wearer’s spirit. In her performance piece, Cha cuts, folds and sews pieces of fabric to drape over a model to complete a one-of-a-kind piece. She will interact with audience members by sharing strips of fabric that can be worn or carried as a reminder of our connection to the natural world."
"TEMPORALITY" BY XAVIER MAGALDI
Opening: Thursday, February 28th, 6-9pm
Xavier Magaldi is a Swiss artist whose background in watchmaking forms a critical element of his current artistic practice. Magaldi’s paintings are rooted in a precision reminiscent of architectural draftsmanship, while his sculptures explore the jarring juxtaposition of a horological microcosm with the monumentality of massive wood sculptures. Merging graffiti and traditional painting techniques, Magaldi is able to combine two seemingly disparate art forms into one cohesive body of work.
Magaldi lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. He draws inspiration from his foundation in graffiti art, specifically the wildstyle letter form, and his formal education in watchmaking. From his Geneva studio, Magaldi is exploring themes of the future in a way that both inspires the viewer and urges us all to examine our relationship with time. His monolithic guardian sculptures evoke a feeling of progress and stability, while his ultramodern paintings could be a look at what our cities will look like with skylines continuing to ascend. With the increasing urbanization of our world, Magaldi's work is more relevant than ever.
Time is an inherent source of inspiration in Magaldi’s work, an homage to horology which manifests itself through the time consuming detail-oriented geometric forms that appear in his paintings, as well as through the more spontaneous and free flowing gestures associated with graffiti.
It is precisely this specific attention to detail and layering that highlights Magaldi’s philosophical deconstruction of the horological process as well as a subsequent literal reconstruction of its tangible intricacies.
Event is suported by Horological Society of New York. More about the event here
METAPHYSICAL REBIRTH: A CONTEMPORARY GLIMPS INTO MYSTICAL PAST
Exhibition presents works by Feng Lianghong, Fu Wenjun, Wr.Andy Tam and Hyun Ae Kang.
Taking into account ancient traditions and contemporary customs, these artists explore the contemporary mysticism ingrained within their respective cultures while also addressing the various cultural phenomenons that inform them.
Fu Wenjun’s work can be described by his term Digital Pictorial Photography, which he uses to redefine the fundamental traditions of photography. By blending elements of other artistic mediums into the process, he creates an original form of aesthetic pleasure. Fu Wenjun embraces a range of mediums, combining them into unique works that extend beyond the mere act of recording photographic images.
Mr. Andy Tam investigates the history of traditional Chinese ink art and the ancient narrative of the Liang Dynasty from which these paintings emerge. The notion of Rain Flower stones come from a story in which a Zen Master created a mantra so powerful that flowers rained down from heaven and subsequently became Rain Flower stones. These stones are known for their beautiful patterns that take millions of years to form, and often appear as flowers, beautiful landscapes, and the cosmos.
Lianghong Feng produces lush abstract paintings inspired by a heady mixture of ancient Chinese philosophy, calligraphy, and Eastern and Western art history. He covers his canvases with beautifully complementary passages of color and all manner of marks, including paint-laden brushstrokes; thin, sketchy scribbles; drips; daubs; and splatters. He often begins with a naturalistic landscape, which he then partially obscures with an overlay of his abstract marks. Feng both refuses and accepts categorizations of his work—a Zen-like position that acknowledges our natural inclination to define works of art in concrete terms, while also insisting upon the freedom to approach his practice with originality and without preconditions.
On view at our Brooklyn Gallery: 02.16 - 02.28
Reception: 02.16, 6-9 pm
BOCCARA AT ART MIAMI 2018
BOCCARA took part at the 29th edition of Art Miami Fair, December 4-9 at One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street On Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami, presenting works of Sonia Delaunay, Jim Dine, Wang Keping, Benjamin Shine, Jules Olitski, Francois Calvat, Hyun Ae Kang, Fu Wenjun, Gianfranco Meggiato and Simone Peulpin.
Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
"PEACE IN CHAOS. A LOOK INTO CONTEMPORARY KOREAN AND CHINESE ART"
This upcoming exhibition highlights the works of Hyun Ae Kang and Fu Wenjun, two seemingly different artists that are united by one critical element: their ability to synthesize influences and experiences from both the East and the West.
Hyun Ae Kang is an important Korean artist who began her artistic career in sculpture and later transitioned into painting, an aspect of her work which can be seen through the tactile markings in her paintings. She often utilizes vibrant colors with layers of carefully applied paint to create works which ultimately serve as reflection of her deeply personal and spiritual meditations.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous locations, including Miami, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, New York, Anaheim, and Japan. Her work resides in the permanent collections of the Art Museum of Seoul and the Brea Museum and Historical Society.
Fu Wenjun is a revolutionary artist based in Chongqing, China, whose work reflects on the various dichotomies presented in Eastern and Western cultures, including notions of culture in an age of globalization, traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, and the effects of industrialization and urbanization in Chinese cities. By utilizing a unique process which he calls “digital pictorial photography”, Fu is able to merge together aesthetics from both the East and the West to create images which are striking in their ability to transcend categories and traditions.
Fu’s work has been exhibited all over the world, including but not limited to, Museu Europe de Arte Monaco, Barcelona; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Old Summer Palace Museum, Beijing; Today Art Museum, Beijing; United Nations Headquarters, New York City; and Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.
His work has also been collected by various organizations all over the world, such as Museu Europe de Art Moderno, National Art Museum of China, Today Art Museum, Old Summer Palace Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kennedy Family Collection, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Dazu Grotto Museum, Chongqing Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, and the Ahmed Shawki Museum.
BOCCARA ART & DESIGN
BOCCARA ART’s aesthetic and style sensibility became recognized by its clients and brought to creation of a new department - BOCCARA ART Design.
BOCCARA ART Design specialise in bestoke and high-end decoration of villas, yachts and jets. By listening carefully to their clients’ requirements and vision, the dedicated in-house designers and decoraters offer the most complete service possible; ranging from advisory to design proposal, through the ordering process, up to the final delivery and installation of art, furniture and lightening.
In addition to our forward thinking and experienced team, we collaborate with an areay of world acclaimed Artists and architects.
Drawing inspiration from the effortlessly chic Mediterranean lifestyle and Parisian “art de vivre”, we have developed a unique eclectic style, characterised by endless elegance in every detail, French approach and “savoir faire” in combining contemporary, modern and antique pieces to create a bespoke interior for our clients.
With residential and commercial projects in the United States, Europe, Russia and China, luxury apartments in Monaco and villas on the Mediterranean coast, our approach to design is marked by combining decoration with our passion for art. The projects attain a level of sophistication that develops from the juxtaposition of a well-edited contemporary art and furniture collection with an eclectic combination of 18th century through present day.
A COLLABORATION WE LOVE - LANVIN & KRISTA KIM
Following French fashion brands like Louis Vuitton that has worked with the likes of Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, Hermès that has partnered with graffiti artist Kongo, or Agnès b. known for its tireless promotion of young artists, Krista Kim has now collaborated with Lanvin, the oldest continuously operating fashion house in France founded in 1889, on its Fall/Winter 2018-19 prêt-à-porter collection presented during Paris Fashion Week.
Sharing the Techism philosophy with Olivier Lapidus, the maison’s womenswear artistic director and initiator of the first e-couture label, Kim intends for the new collection to express a vision of what it means to be human in the digital age.
BOCCARA AT FINE ART ASIA 2018, HONG KONG
Asia’s leading International Fine Art Fair - Fine Art Asia - is staged annually during the peak art season in Hong Kong since 2006.
The fair coincides with major fine art auctions held in the same venue, and attracts a high-profile, sophisticated audience of major dealers, collectors, curators, connoisseurs and art lovers from all over the world.
This year Fine Art Asia hosted BOCCARA, showcasing antique tapestries together with contemporary sculptures of Gianfranco Meggiato, Monique Rozanes and Wang Keping, as well as wall installations of Benjamin Shine and impressive art works of Leon Zack.
BOCCARA ART BROOKLYN GALLERY OPENING
BOCCARA ART is pleased to announce the recent opening of its new location in Brooklyn, New York.
The gallery features an impressive two-floor exhibition space spanning nearly 500m2 (5,300ft2), and is minutes away from lower Manhattan.
With its museum-like quality, BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery highlights an important collection of historically influential artists from the 20th century, while simultaneously dedicating its space to emerging artists as well.
On photo: Gina Ardani, Benjamin Shine, Liubov Belousova, Matthew Barash and Winifred Hu
SIMONE PHEULPIN - NEW ARTIST AT BOCCARA ART
Born in 1941, Simone Pheulpin is a French textile sculptor who lives and works in the Vosges.
Her works are the result of an instinctive expression that uses both the suppleness and firmness of an untreated, natural material, a simple non-bleached cotton.
From her fabric strips and thousands of pins, a veritable vocabulary of forms and shapes with an organic allure, a supernatural world where surprising rocks and the seabed take form, sprung from her spirit and guided by her hands.
There’s something obsessive in the breathtaking work of Simone Pheulpin: the clarity and yet, the unpredictability of the countless folds inside her patterns, make for some intriguing textile sculptures.
Some of her organic sculptures, made of stacked and twisted raw cotton, resemble sea shells; others transport the spectator to the inside of a wet-and-sun-dried book, while others bring to mind odd vegetal shapes —that evolution should make the effort to bring into existence in the natural environment.
BENJAMIN SHINE - MOST WANTED RISING STAR AT THE INTERNATIONAL ART SCENE, REPRESENTED BY BOCCARA ART
"From Bergdorf Goodman and Givenchy to Sotheby’s — and across much of the internet — artist Benjamin Shine’s ethereal work with tulle has made him perhaps the foremost fabric sculptor in practice today." New York Times.
BOCCARA AT MASTERPIECE, LONDON
BOCCARA participates in MASTERPIECE London, June 27 - July 4, 2018 with it's wonderful collection of antique and Modern tapestries from XV-XXc. as well as contemporary textile sculptures by Simone Pheulpin.
Masterpiece London is the must-attend event of London’s summer art season. Housed beneath a tented temporary structure in the grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece showcases the best art, design, jewellery and antiques circulating on the market today.
Didier Marien and Liubov Belousova - BOCCARA at MASTERPIECE, London.
BOCCARA ART PRESENTS CLAUDE MONET PAINTING FOR MONTE-CARLO ART WEEK
Claude Monet «Près Dieppe. Reflets sur la mer», 1897, on view at BOCCARA ART Monte-Carlo, April 20 - May 10.
Claude Monet has long been considered not only one of the world’s most important Impressionist artists but one of the most influential artists of all time. A founding member of the Impressionist movement, Claude Monet was interested in direct observation and perceptual study, particularly depicting the effects of light and shadows.
Monet’s love of the French coastline began in early childhood when his family moved him to the seaside town of Le Havre at the age of five, where the young Monet would skip school to roam the cliffs and beaches. However, the coast’s influence over his work only really began later in the 1850s, after a meeting with one of his great inspirations, Eugène Boudin.
Boudin was famed for his coastal landscapes and encouraged Monet to adopt his ‘en plein air’ technique of painting outdoors. Of this newfound style Monet said, “It was as if a veil was torn from my eyes; I had understood. I grasped what painting could be.” In a letter written from Pourville, a seaside resort near Dieppe, he wrote, “Finally I feel that I’m in my element.”
Another work from the Series « Près Dieppe », titled « Falaises Près de Dieppe » is in the collection of the Hermitage Museum of Saint-Petersburg.
BAFA - BOCCARA ART FOR ARTISTS
BAFA program - BOCCARA ART For Artists - was initiated by us for young talented artists.
While BOCCARA ART features mostly historically important and blue-chip artists, BAFA is devoted to help emerging artists become knows and gain world-wide recognisation.
BAFA has extended its presence to the whole world to present more talented artists from all countries and continents.