MANFRED DELGADO | At BOCCARA ART Miami Gallery


Manfred is a Miami based street artist, who believes in constantly thinking out of the box, exploring new mediums and the ways in which he uses them. He believes that inspiration can be found wherever you look, especially when you live in Miami - a hub for amazing art – whether outdoor art in the form of murals, street art, graffiti and guerilla art, "There is art to be enjoyed at every corner of this vibrant city, and I m happy to be a part of it” - Manfred

 

 


FORBES | No More Rules: How BOCCARA ART Galleries Came Full Circle Online


While the arts industry is struggling to cope with the post-pandemic rules of public engagement, there are also examples of institutions adapting well and even thriving under the New Normal. Throughout 2020 my reporting highlighted the rise in demand for video art and transition to virtual reality formats as well as establishment of curators as arbiters of culture at large. Recently, I came across a story that at first seemed counterintuitive: a network of contemporary art galleries specialized in physical pieces expanding into new markets despite international movement restrictions and volatility of global financial markets. How does one secure a creative business in our turbulent times? Since 2007, BOCCARA ART Galleries has been fostering a type of organizational model previously reserved for larger iconic institutions like Louvre Abu Dhabi or Guggenheim Bilbao: several branded locations co-managing multiple agendas. With presence in eight major cities on three continents, BOCCARA ART is becoming a known force of intercultural diplomacy.

I reached out to the BOCCARA ART Galleries founder Liubov Belousova and Julia Bogichevich, co-founder of the BOCCARA ART Moscow outpost, to see how current cross-industry conditions are impacting their vision, strategy and daily operations.

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BOCCARA ART UNVEILS VIRTUAL ART SERIES titled 'EVERYTHING & ART' | featuring artists and culture influencers. December 2020

BOCCARA ART announced the December launch of their new virtual art series titled 'Everything & Art', which showcases artists and art influencers in intimate and far-ranging conversation like never before. It has been developed by founder and CEO, Liubov Belousova, to create a forum for art lovers to reconnect with the art and artists they love. The series also comes at a time when art collectors and lovers are receptive to new, technology-driven art experiences as a result of the disruptions to the traditional art calendar due to covid-19 restrictions.

Founded in 2007 to showcase modern and contemporary art, BOCCARA ART has had remarkable success over the years, earning it a prized place in Miami's vibrant art scene and a dedicated global following. Today, its reach has extended far beyond Miami's shores with showrooms in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Monterrey (Mexico) and Moscow.

Set in BOCCARA ART’s beautiful Miami gallery and filmed in front of an audience of guests, the new series will be hosted by the gallery's Art Director, Agata Gotova.

The talks promise to be a uniquely inspiring virtual art experience, engaging with artists in ways that provide audiences a glimpse into their inner world, their approach art, and their take on pressing contemporary issues.

Commenting on the upcoming launch of 'Everything & Art’, BOCCARA ART’S CEO, Liubov Belousova, said, "We are boldly exploring new ideas to enable us continue to making art accessible to our local and global collectors and audiences. We already offer virtual gallery tours and exhibitions, but really we felt we had to do more for our fans here in Miami because so many great art events like Art Basel Miami and Art Miami have been cancelled due to covid-19 restrictions."

She added, "That’s why we have developed 'Everything & Art', and hope people will enjoy the inaugural talk with our new Art Director, Agata, in conversation with Robin Austin. They explore some really interesting concepts around art and the pandemic, look forward to the new presidency, and explore the future of the art market in Miami in 2021, and beyond."

 


NEW KOREAN VOGUE | Artiholics Magazine, June 8, 2020


Korean art has become the new vogue, as it continues to intrigue and impress the art world. Traditionally, Korean art was about harmonizing with nature and refraining from expressing in extremities. But with the current Eastern-Western fusion wave, a new narrative is beginning to form. Whether it’s the 2012, ‘Gangnam Style’ or the recent Oscar winning movie ‘Parasite’ by Bong Ho, Korean art is everywhere. From incorporating their native art references with the ever-changing western one to starting their own movement, Korean artists are consistently challenging the conventional boundaries. Here are some outstanding Korean visual artists that have recently caught our eye.

Hyun Ae Kang

Born in Seoul, Kang is a famous second generation ‘Dansaekhwa’ or ‘monochrome painting’ artist. Her work follows a Buddhist and Taoist ideology where she creates abstract paintings and prays before initiating each painting process. She uses the canvas as a surface which is to be multi-layered with meticulously applied, thick paint strokes. The viscosity of the texture and the methodology is reminiscent of her sculptural practices.
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Kim Seungwoo

Seungwoo painstakingly assembles hundreds of thousands of coins and buttons to create hyper- realistic human body figures and sculptures. His life-sized figurines and flowing geometric patterns are made to communicate the question in his mind – ‘Art is Money, or Money is Art?’ These remarkable, detailed sculptures are so hypnotic that they make one temporarily forget that they are made out of a token of monetary value.
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Kim Jeong Yeon

Yeon’s sculptures and installations are an amalgamation of the Korean concept of nature based energies, expressionism, calligraphy and conceptual art. She often uses naturally found materials such as marble and wood, and executes her work in minimalistic patterns and colors. Her installations are often dreamlike, representing an inner sanctuary and sense of security. Their enormous scale envelopes the viewer and provides a sense of comfort and connection with the natural elements attached to them.
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Cha Yun Sook & Hayeon

This mother- daughter duo create textile and paper-based artworks that pay a homage to their Korean culture and celebrate human connection with the natural world. Yun Sook grows the herbs that are used to dye the Hanji material that are incorporated into their work and also uses these inks as healing remedies.
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Seunwhui Koo

Koo’s works are a reflection and commentary of her life in New York city. Her work entails a combination of the human body and pig’s head displayed in various setups. Having received her Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from Kyungpook National University, South Korea, Koo went on to experiment with the fusion between the Eastern and Western cultures.
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Krista Kim

Kim’s work is a response to the LED lights that are exposed to us through the various devices that we constantly use. Her intrigue in the dialogue between digital technology and human perception was so strong that she has founded a revolutionary art movement called ‘Techism’. Her works are often based on digital algorithms, which result in bright and deeply saturated hues.
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KOONESS | A conversation with Liubov Belousova, CEO and Founder of BOCCARA ART Galleries


Dear Liubov, the name of your Gallery project is “BOCCARA ART Galleries”: you have been dealing in fact with more than one venue in eight cities. Your galleries are in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Monterrey and Moscow, with representatives in Chicago, Monaco and Seoul. We can totally state that you spread the artists’ works you’re dealing with all around the world. How did it happened, once you started from New York?

Liubov Belousova: Yes, indeed, our first venue was opened in New York. But there we were restricted space wise which limited the amount of art we could present. That’s why we have launched numerous pop-ups and exhibitions all over the world, especially during art fairs.In the past we’ve regularly participated in international art fairs, our average goal was to do about 12 a year. These art fairs enabled us to meet art collectors, discover new artists and put us on the map as an influential gallery.Due to Covid restrictions over the past year, we have put all of our focus into developing our online presence. Though presently most of our sales happen through digital platforms, our galleries serve as “a place to meet” for art lovers and collectors. I do believe that having a venue is important as in person communication and experience can hardly be replaced. Today our Miami Gallery has become the starting point of all our art projects such as video series “Everything & Art” and the special events we hold there.

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GUIDED VIDEO TOURS TO BOCCARA ART GALLERIES | A walkthought BOCCARA ART Moscow with Julia Bogichevich


Virtual walkthrough BOCCARA ART Moscow, with Julia Bogichevich and ThePageMedia @thepage.media

Currently on view: Kim Seungwoo, Hyun Ae Kang, Evfrosina and Darryll Schiff.

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THE STATE OF THE ART MARKET. BETWEEN A MOTIONLESS PRESENT AND A RESTLESS FUTURE. | "NY-ARTNews" Interview with Liubov Belousova, CEO and Founder of the BOCCARA ART Galleries


Today, you have five physical galleries: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Miami, Los Angeles, and Monterrey (Mexico). What was the path that led you to this worldwide presence?

I started working in the art business with my former husband in 2003. He was a French antique dealer, and we had galleries both in Paris and in Moscow. In 2007, I launched BOCCARA ART Gallery, which is devoted to MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART. In the following years, we had a lot of changes. I moved all of my business to the United States, and the spirit of adventure brought BOCCARA ART to Mexico.

Now that the galleries are closed, what projects are you working on?

We are currently working a lot with institutions, museums, and foundations. Besides, we are strengthening our online presence daily. We are present in nine online marketplaces. Furthermore, we launched an online shop on our site. We are investing heavily in digital technology. We can now offer video tours to our galleries. From their living room at home, our customers can take advantage of a guided tour in any of our galleries, and these services will help us in our work even after the crisis.

During these quarantine months, how is the art market evolving?

The market had an increase in online inquiries. It's a very specific time, during which great deals can be made.

Of the artists you represent exclusively, which ones are you showing off in the coming months?

We still have the exhibitions that we opened earlier this year, and we are enjoying the ability to guide online video tours in our galleries to present artists and show exhibitions. In our Manhattan space, we are currently presenting works by Yu LanYing, a famous Chinese ink painter. The exhibition was launched in early March as part of Asia Week, New York, and will be on view until September 2020. The Brooklyn gallery showcases works by Kim Jeong Yeon – a famous Korean artist, who, unfortunately, couldn't come to the opening because of Corona virus and the flights and borders restrictions caused by the pandemic. The Mexico gallery continues to showcase work by Hyun Ae Kang. The exhibition was launched in January 2020 as part of Las Artes Monterrey Art Festival and Pre Maco Monterrey. In the Miami gallery, we are presenting selection of important works by Jules Olitski, Jim Dine, Antonio Segui, Wang Keping, and others.

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HYUN AE KANG AT MUSEO DEI BOZZETTI | 2nd Generation of Korean DANSAEKHWA


Hyun Ae Kang is an important Korean Artist. She represents 2nd Generation of Korean DANSAEKHWA Artists.

Exhibition will take place at Museo Dei Bozzetti, Via Marzocco, 1 - Pitrasanta, Italy. July 18 - September 1, 2020

Hyun Ae Kang represents 2nd generation of Korean Dansaekhwa - “a fusion of Korean sensibility and fearless abstraction”.

Dansaekhwa – “monochrome painting” – is a style of abstract painting that arose during the second half of the 1970s, combining Korean aesthetics and Far Eastern philosophy with Western modernist practice. Dansaekhwa artists used the ideas of ancient eastern philosophical schools, in particular Buddhism and Taoism, to explain their work, which was, rather, an artistic act.

If you look closely at the details of the paintings of artists of this movement, you can see that the surface is composed of numerous small textures of the material, made by countless repeated application and removal of strokes. Such a repeated, long act of creation reminds the long and very painful meditation of a Buddhist monk in an attempt to achieve nirvana. This incomplete process of searching for the deepest truths of oriental philosophical teachings by “talking” the artist with the material and creating a “silent” picture is the main goal of this artistic movement.

 

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DANSAEKHWA | Korea’s Monochrome Painting Movement Is Having a New York Moment


Robert C. Morgan for "Hyperallergic"

The term Dansaekhwa, or “monochrome painting,” may elude readers unfamiliar with Korean, but it represents arguably Korea’s most important art movement of the late 20th century. The artists who practiced this approach to painting began to emerge in the early 1970s, when the Republic of Korea was still under a military dictatorship.

The resonant colors and unfettered application of pigments in these artists’ paintings retain a consistency that is emblematic of Dansaekhwa. They are conceptual paintings conveying an Eastern point of view, specifically Korean in their taut and rugged physicality. Even in those pre-internet days, it is probable the artists were aware of New York Minimalism, but this should not imply that it was the catalyst for these paintings. The orientation of Minimalism tended toward objects in real space and real time, and toward the role of the body as a means by which to articulate perception. The Dansaekhwa artists were not involved in the kinds of pragmatic concerns that interested the Minimalists. Their emphasis was on a fundamental approach to painting that involved a particular, cultural reading of nature. Indirectly, their paintings resisted expectations about the kind of art produced under an authoritarian regime. They painted from the roots of the earth with their own pigments and their cursive sense of structure.

The Dansaekhwa artists somehow found a way within their own history and culture to make something universal happen, even as they worked in relative obscurity throughout most of their lives. What contemporary viewers may discover in the work of the Korean monochrome painters is how deeply nature is felt through the act of painting, and how clearly they find affirmation in this process — totally at one with themselves, simply doing their work.

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Will the Art Market Return Stronger Than Before? | "NY-ARTNews" with Liubov Belousova


Now that the galleries are closed, what projects are you working on?

We are currently working a lot with institutions, museums, and foundations. Besides, we are strengthening our online presence daily. We are present in nine online marketplaces. Furthermore, we launched an online shop on our site. We are investing heavily in digital technology. We can now offer video tours to our galleries. From their living room at home, our customers can take advantage of a guided tour in any of our galleries, and these services will help us in our work even after the crisis.

During these quarantine months, how is the art market evolving?

The market had an increase in online inquiries, but it was accompanied by strong requests for discounts. It's a very specific time;? during which great deals can be made.

In addition to an art dealer, you are an established collector. Are you also buying art?

This is a very good time to buy. I have made some important acquisitions.

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BOCCARA ART BROOKLYN GALLERY | Video walkthrough


For the 11th edition of Asia Week New York (March 2020), BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery presented exhibition of Kim Jeong Yeon - Contemporary Conceptual Korean painter and installation Artist, based in Seoul | South Korea.

Kim is recognized for her installations which fuse together natural energies of her homeland with an explosive expressionism and calligraphy filtered through conceptual installations.

Kim's work resides in permanent collections of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Dongsung Museum of Art, Ssamjimadang sculpture (Gyeongnamsancheong outdoor park).

Exhibition will run through September 2020.

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MAY 14TH | First Live Installment of our Online Conversations Series


Thank you for joining the first live installment of our Online Conversations Series last Tuesday, May 14th! The records of the full conversation is available to view now.

We spoke on the influence of COVID-19, the global shutdown that came in its wake, and the current economic crises, that confront the Art World with unprecedented challenges. The historical importance of these times brings to life new trends, art movements and collaborations between artists and archivists.

We discussed the importance of the dynamic shift in art collectors' preferences and why more and more people prefer to keep their money in art rather than bank deposits.

We discussed how each of us is facing the challenges presented by the pandemic and tried to imagine the new Art World that would emerge from it.

Participants:

Lauren Iacoponi - Certified Art Historian from the Northern Illinois University, contributing writer for Visual Arts in Chicago, creator of "Opening Night Chicago", BOCCARA ART Chicago representative.

Liubov Belousova - CEO & Founder of BOCCARA ART Galleries, with over 15 years of experience in art business.

Darryll Schiff (Chicago, 1948) - is one of Chicago's most influential artists. His famous 24 x 56 foot vinyl mural “Descending to Heaven” was installed at the Wabash Arts Corridor, South Loop.

Evelyne Brader-Frank (1970) - is a Swiss sculptress, third generation of artists & art dealer. Lives & works in Switzerland.

 

 


BOCCARA ART GIFT CARDS | A smartest present to your Loved Ones and Business Partners!


BOCCARA ART Galleries introduce Gift Cards. Gift Cards take all of the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift for your Loved Ones and Business Partners. Besides, we offer significant discounts for all kinds of BOCCARA ART Galleries' Gift Cards, which makes it a smartest present and ideal gift in a lot of ways.

Gift Cards are offered in both physical and digital versions, and can be used both at BOCCARA ART Galleries' Online Store and at all our Galleries and Art Fairs.

Each Gift Card is valid for one year from the date of issue.

The e-code of the card you purchased will be communicated to the e-mail or phone-number provided within 1-6 hours. Use this code to shop in our Online Store, or present it to our team at any of our Galleries and Art Fairs.

For any Gift Cards over $1.500 and up to $10.000, please do not hesitate to contact us at ny@boccara-art.com or +1 (305) 606-4720

 


 

KIM SEUNGWOO | Interview with the Artist


Kim Seungwoo is a contemporary Korean sculptor, lives in Seoul, South Korea.

Seungwoo is famous for his sculptures made from coins and buttons. He creates hyper-realistic, life-size sculptures of human figures and spinning objects.

The Artist uses coins to build complex, surprisingly detailed, three-dimensional sculptures. Each sculpture consists of as few as hundreds of thousands of 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.

Money have an unexplainable ability to attract and hypnotize the viewer, and Kim Seungwoo's spinning sculptures magnify the beauty of shining and sparkling coins.

Just like a wizard, Kim Seungwoo creates the sculptures that enchant the viewer. His work examines our relationship with money, while also taking advantage of the physical beauty of the coins.

«Art is Money, or Money is Art?, — questions Kim Seungwoo

 

 


WHY ART? | How will Coronavirus change the world? Who will loose and who will gain?


What will the World look like when we get back to "Normal"? How will Coronavirus change the world? Who will loose and who will gain? How can we create financial stability in this unstable World?

Financial markets crisis, real estate collapse, Coronavirus pandemic ovewhelming the world, failure of the Nation States and of the European Union, massive monetary emission and its corresponding high inflation...

Every day brings news that, as recently as 1,5 months ago, would have felt impossible. It’s not just the size and speed of what is happening that’s dizzying. But here we are. We refresh the news not because of a civic sense that following the news is important, but because so much may have happened since the last refresh. These stricking changes are coming so fast that sometimes it’s hard to realize how radical they are.

Cast your mind back a few weeks and imagine someone telling you the following: within a month, schools will be closed. All public gatherings will be cancelled. Millions of people around the world will be under lockdown…

 

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BOCCARA ART MIAMI GALLERY | 1605 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33132


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As always, we have been endeavor to bringing you the extraordinary artworks and remain at your disposal.

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THE US CHINA PRESS FEATURES BOCCARA ART | Asia Week New York 2020


【侨报记者杨澄雨3月13日纽约报道】著名旅美画家虞兰因13日携个展“寻·墨魂” (In Search of Lost Ocean) 亮相纽约曼哈顿Boccara艺廊,以中国水墨展现海底的斑斓世界,宣导环保对人类环境的重要,同时探索表象之下深层次潜存的内心个性。

  

虞兰因祖籍浙江宁波,幼年随父母移居台湾,毕业于台湾大学。20岁即在台北中山堂举办个展,同年获全额奖学金赴美深造,并获艺术创作和艺术史双学位。在美生活十多年后,虞兰因随丈夫前中华公所主席余保贤返大陆定居,并专注于艺术创作。其作品受到众多画作爱好者的欢迎,并在各大艺术博物馆举办展览。

  

  虞兰因表示,她醉心潜水三十多年,此次展出的7幅作品为近年来描画的海底世界。她称,海底的深邃常让她感受到“无常”“自由我在”的中国传统老庄之道。在以水墨这种流动的方式创作时,往往能将对人世的感悟进一步升华,触发更深刻的领悟。

  

为充分释放创作的自由神思和对现实生存状态的感悟,虞兰因利用拓印、流淌、洒泼、水拓等超越笔墨功能的半自动性的技法,经过解构和重组的制作过程,将体验、观察、创作、思考之间的循环流动定格在最接近创作时内心的形态上。

[Reporter Yang Chengyu from New York reported on March 13 in New York] The famous painter Yu Lany appeared on the 13th with the solo exhibition "In Search of Lost Ocean" (In Search of Lost Ocean) at the BOCCARA ART Gallery Manhattan, New York. The Artist proclaims the importance of environmental protection to the human environment, and at the same time explores the deep hidden inner personality under the surface.

Yu Lan was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang. She moved to Taiwan with his parents as a child and graduated from Taiwan University. At the age of 20, he held a solo exhibition in Taipei Zhongshan Hall. In the same year, he received a full scholarship to study in the United States and received a double degree in art creation and art history. After living in the United States for more than ten years, Yu LanYing returned to the mainland to settle down with her husband Yu Baoxian, the former chairman of the China Office, and focused on artistic creation. Her work in highly valued by many art collectors, and her exhibitions were held in major art museums.

Yu LanYing has been diving for more than 30 years. The seven works on display at BOCCARA ART Manhattan are the underwater world depicted by the Artist in her recent years. She said that the deep depth of the sea-bed often made her feel the traditional Chinese way of “impermanence” and “freedom is here”. When creating ink paintings in a flowing manner, it is often possible to further sublimate the perception of the world and trigger a deeper understanding.  

 

On photo: Yu Baoxian, Gina Ardani, Yu LanYing, Liubov Belousova CEO and Founder of BOCCARA ART Galleries.

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HEALING ART CAMPAIGN. PART II | Interview with Evfrosina


Dear Clients and Friends,

We continue our Healing Art Campaign - a series of artist interviews, studio and home visits, playlists, online consultations with artists, virtual and VIDEO tours to our Galleries.

Lets stay in touch and continue to be inspired.

Evfrosina (1974) is a Russian-Spanish artist. Currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

She works across painting, drawings, kinetic sculpture, video art and photography. In each field she has created her own distinguished, easily recognizable visual style. The prevailing subject of her compositions is the movement.

"Nothing is constant in the world but flux"... She focuses on the motion of a human body, considered like a powerful instrument of the work with consciousness and energy.

One of her most famous projects - "Ifallils" - fully evolves this concept. It consists of various interactive kinetic sculptures (Ifallils) which transfer the idea of harmony and balance.

 

 


BOCCARA ART ONLINE VIRTUAL TOURS | Asia Week New York 2020


Dear Friends!

We are aware of your concerns of the spread of coronavirus in New York, for those who are not able to attend our exhibitions, we have launched the virtual tour of our exhibitions/art fairs and galleries for you!

Today we open Asia Week New York 2020 in both Manhattan space and Brooklyn gallery. We would like to invite you to enjoy our first virtual tours in Manhattan!

The virus rages but our passion for art never ceased!

 


 

ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY | Asia Week Struggles Against Travel Bans, Virus Fears


NEW YORK CITY – If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? It was that sort of existential crisis facing organizers and participants of Asia Week 2020, which proceeded to take place March 12-19 despite the COVID-19 prompted travel bans for travelers coming to the United States and the postponement of sales of Asian art at most of the auction houses in the city that typically account for a significant part of the activity of the week.

Such is the prominence of the auctions that many exhibitors initially viewed the lack of competition for viewers to be an advantage to gallerists.

Asia Week has an increasing focus on contemporary Asian art, with the majority of incoming exhibitors specializing in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century works of art. Brooklyn- and Manhattan-based BOCCARA ART Galleries featured two parallel exhibitions on Kim Jeong Yeon and Hyun Ae Kang, two contemporary Korean artists. Boccara had scheduled two receptions, on Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, and both went ahead as planned. Virtual exhibitions at both spaces are still viewable, at https://boccara-art.com/news.html.

 

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LAVINIA YU, 1943 | Contemporary Ink Art


Lavinia Yu — Contemporary Ink Painter. Lavinia is a renowned Taiwanese artist, born in 1943, currently lives and works in California, United States.

Ink painting has a very long tradition in Asia. It was used in art and calligraphy, for over 2 millennia. However, in the 1980s, the artists reinvented traditional ink art by adopting influences and practices from the West. Chinese painters started to experiment with the media. That’s how the New Ink Art movement was born. New Ink Art combines contemporary painting with the ancient art of calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting.

In traditional ink painting, the brush is more important than the ink, since ink follows the brush to create a line. Contemporary Ink Artists, like Lavinia Yu, separated the ink from the brush, thus introducing the abstract into Ink Art. Creative process includes pouring, splashing and rinsing large areas of ink or even using airbrush application to create figurative forms.

The New Ink Art movement has gained international recognition with both Christie’s and Sotheby’s organizing Contemporary Ink painting auctions in 2013 and 2014 with prices ranging from several hundred thousand to several million dollars.

Selected works by Lavinia Yu will be presented by BOCCARA ART during Asia Week New York 2020, March 12-23.

 


 

FINEARTGLOBE | Dealers Charge Into Asia Week Amid Coronavirus Scare


Asia Week New York launches its 11th edition today with a roster of expert dealers and institutional affiliates convening to celebrate the field and history of Asian art. The event exists to bring various Asian art galleries together along with museums and auction houses to create a schedule full of events and exhibitions for collectors, scholars, connoisseurs, and casual viewers alike.

This year was initially set to carry on as usual until last month when all of the major auction houses announced that they would be postponing their leading Asian art sales until June amid dramatic reports of the COVID-19 virus spreading. On Monday, a countrywide quarantine went into effect in Italy, several New York colleges moved to a distance-learning model, and St. Patrick’s Day parades have been canceled.

Despite these ominous tidings, Asia Week presses forward into what is sure to be a stunningly informative week of shows and events. Starting today, most participating galleries will officially open their exhibitions to the public. While each dealer works under the umbrella of Asian art, the artwork to be shown is widely diverse and hails from many different countries. From Indian miniature paintings to Japanese armor and Chinese textiles, fine works are to be presented across Manhattan.

There are several newcomers to this year’s Asia Week, such as the high-end Ippodo Gallery that recently opened a new space on the Upper East Side, India’s Akar Prakar Gallery, and the multi-location BOCCARA ART Gallery, among others.

 

On photo: Lune Chan, Matthew Jon Barash and Liubov Belousova CEO and Founder of BOCCARA ART Galleries.

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ARTFIXDAILY | A Contemporary Edge for Asia Week New York


The collaboration of top-tier international Asian art galleries, the six major auction houses, Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’s, and numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions, Asia Week New York is a week-long celebration filled with a non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. Participants from Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States unveil an extraordinary array of museum-quality treasures from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea.

BOCCARA ART presents two separate exhibitions: one in Manhattan called Lavinia Yu: In Search of Lost Ocean, and the other in Brooklyn titled Kim Jeong Yeon & Hyun Ae Kang: Living in a Restful House. The installations in Living in a Restful House which combine the natural energy of Kim’s motherland with explosive expressionistic calligraphy, explores the concepts of family and home in modern society, as well as the existential angst of human beings in physical space and time. Lavinia Yu: In Search of Lost Ocean, at 130 West 56th Street; Kim Jeong Yeon & Hyun Ae Kang: Living in a Restful House, at 198 24th Street in Brooklyn

 

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AD | ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST | Asia Week New York Will Open as Scheduled


While coronavirus has slowed the Chinese economy to a virtual halt, a high-profile art and design event is choosing to move ahead despite the outbreak. Earlier today, the Asia Week New York Association announced that its namesake event will abide by a modified schedule next month in response to the spread of the disease.

Asia Week New York is a weeklong celebration of Asian art and culture that encompasses gallery open houses, exhibitions, and discussions, as well as a series of parallel auctions conducted by Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Doyle, and Heritage. The initiative surfaced in 2009, after the Great Recession had forced closure of the International Asian Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. Last year’s highlights ranged from Scholten Japanese Art’s presentation of Kakunen Tsuruoka’s watercolor depictions of internment to Christie’s offering of a multimillion-dollar deity figure.

According to information released today by the organization, the 37 gallery shows planned for March 12 through 19 will still take place.

Standouts on the March schedule include a Tibetan tangka that will be on display through Leslie Feely gallery and Giuseppe Piva’s exhibition of a ceremonial suit of samurai armor, as well as the debuts of BOCCARA ART Galleries.

 

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BENJAMIN SHINE | "Artist Makes Faces Emerge from Brilliantly Manipulated Netted Tulle Fabric"


Most portrait artists opt for paint as their medium, but British artist Benjamin Shine folds and presses giant sheets of tulle fabric into beautiful abstract faces. His stunning Flow series features dreamy, peaceful faces that seem to emerge from the delicate fabric folds like clouds of smoke. His latest Sky Flow piece, titled Quietude, takes his signature fabric sculptures to a new, much larger scale. Commissioned by MindBodyGreen for their annual Revitalise wellness summit, the epic, 15-foot outdoor sculpture has been installed at the Ritz Carlton Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

By manipulating single lengths of tulle into facial forms, Shine literally and metaphorically represents “mindfulness, meditation, and the notion of finding clarity out of chaos.” Each piece is made by bunching and layering the fine-netted material to achieve different levels of opacity and tone. His Quietude piece was in development for several years, as the challenge of constructing a self-supporting sculpture from net proved unsurprisingly challenging.

"Currently I’m taking part in Textile Month New York,- told Benjamin his interview, - which runs through September where I’ll be giving a talk at the Museum of Arts ad Design and new works from my ongoing Flow series will be showing at BOCCARA ART Gallery, New York.

 

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MIAMI ART BASEL WEEK 2019 | BOCCARA ART at Art Miami | "OCEAN & ART" at 57 OCEAN, Miami Beach


BOCCARA ART is delighted to return to Art Miami for it's 30th Anniversary. We will present selected works by Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, Antonio Segui, Jim Dine, Benjamin Shine, Rafael Martinez, Hyun Ae Kang, Krista Kim, Laurence Jenkell, LeRone Wilson, Kim Seungwoo.

BOCCARA ART booth AM334 | PLATINUM Preview: December 3, 4.30-6pm. | VIP Preview: December 3, 6-10pm. | General Admission: December 4-8, 2019.

This year Miami Art Basel Week will feature another remarkable exhibition - "OCEAN & ART" exhibition hosted by 57 OCEAN and BOCCARA ART at 57 OCEAN Sales Gallery at 5775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. In collaboration with MULTIPLAN Real Estate Asset Management and Fortune International Realty.

Schedule your private Exhibition Previeview by contacting Jessica Segatto: JSegatto@57ocean.com | +1.305.785.0896

On view through December 2019. Collectors Reception: December 6, 6-9pm. By invitation only.

 


 

EVELYNE BRADER-FRANK | Solo Exhibition at YACHT CLUB de Monaco, Espace IQOS


BOCCARA ART is thrilled to anounce Evelyne Brader-Frank's exhibition at YACHT CLUB de Monaco, Espace IQOS: Quai Louis II, December 27, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Evelyne Brader-Frank (Switzeland, 1970) has been expressing herself through soapstone, bronze, and steel for over twenty years. Her dynamic male and female figures are celebrations of form and the beautiful stones from which they emerge. Fascinated with classical mythology, Brader-Frank titles her sculptures after personalities from Greek and Roman myths, looking for a match between a character and her feelings for the new sculpture.

 


 

BOCCARA ART PRESENTS KIM JEONG YEON | Asia Week New York 2020


BOCCARA ART is thrilled to anounce our participation at Asia Week New York 2020 and the upcomin solo show of Kim Jeong Yeon in our Brooklyn Gallery.

Kim is a Contemporary Conceptual Korean painter and installation Artist, based in Seoul | South Korea. She is recognized for her installations which fuse together natural energies of her homeland with an explosive expressionism and calligraphy filtered through conceptual installations.

SAVE THE DATE: Opening reception on Thursday, March 12th, 5-10 p.m. at 198 24th Street, Brooklyn.

 


 

DARRYLL SCHIFF | Solo exhibition at BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery


"Obscured Threads" - Darryll Schiff's solo exhibition at BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery.

Darryll Schiff (Chicago, 1948) is an internationally recognized contemporary artist with work in many of the leading museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among other prominent institutions and private collections.

Darryll Schiff is one of Chicago's most influential artists. Schiff pushes the boundaries of what photography can do; using the camera as a tool to paint with, bend and use abstractly rather than as a form of documentation.

Darryll is one of Chicago’s most prominent artists, and he is only gaining momentum. He was honored in 2016 to be selected among other local and international artists at the top of their field to showcase work in Chicago’s famed Wabash Arts Corridor. An important moment in Schiff’s career was donating his mural “Descending to Heaven” to the city of Chicago. Descending to Heaven is 24x56 feet. The illumination and location of Schiff’s mural has made it one of Chicago’s most prominent works of public art.

SAVE THE DATE: Opening reception on Saturday, October 26th, 6-10 p.m. at 198 24th Street, Brooklyn.

 


 

CIIE 2019 | Shanghai


We are thrilled to announce our participation in the second edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE). Inaugurated in 2018, the first edition of CIIE drew 1 million visitors. Of the top 500 global corporations, 222 took part in the CIIE.

This year's session is marked by the launch of a new "Lifestyle Section" of the Exhibition, participation of world's biggest luxury goods companies such as LVMH Group.

Celebrating 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Beijing and Paris, we will present works of a famouse french sculptor - Laurence Jenkell - and her "CANDY NATIONS".

CIIE will take place from Nov. 5-10, 2019, at the Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center.

 

 


BOCCARA ART BROOKLYN GALLERY | Open Call 2019


Boccara Art Brooklyn is pleased to present the work of over 30 diverse artists living and working in the tri-state area. With works ranging from delicate sculpture to monumental drawing, the works presented in this exhibition engage in a critical dialogue concerning the nature of contemporary art today.

Please join us for our opening reception on Saturday, August 24th, 7-10 p.m. at 198 24th Street, Brooklyn.


 

"18 EXHIBITIONS TO SEE THIS WEEK" | NewYorkTimes features BOCCARA ART


THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW at Pier 94 (April 5-6, noon-7 p.m.; April 7, noon-6 p.m.). The Association of International Photography Art Dealers has been showcasing works by household names and emerging photographers at this annual event since 1980. This iteration features more than 90 galleries from 11 countries and 41 cities, with pieces from the mid-19th century to the present. Among the exhibitors are Louise Alexander Gallery from Italy and Los Angeles, which is participating for the first time with a solo show by Guy Bourdin, and BOCCARA ART from Brooklyn, which is displaying striking conceptual pieces by the Chinese contemporary artist Fu Wenjun.

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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.

 


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LAURENCE JENKELL | Solo Show at BOCCARA ART New York


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 Miami for Art Basel Week 2019.

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 & DESIGN


BOCCARA ART’s aesthetic and style sensibility became recognized by its clients and brought to creation of BOCCARA ART & DESIGN, specializing in high-end bespoke decoration of villas and apartments.

Whether we are working on luxury apartments in Monaco, villas on the Mediterranean Coast, or various residential projects in the United States, Europe, Russia, or China, our approach to interior design is consistently marked by our unyielding passion for art.

By drawing inspiration from various elements of Mediterranean and Parisian cultures while skillfully combining antique, modern, and contemporary works, we create carefully curated spaces for art lovers and collectors, rich with sophistication and originality.

 


 

BOCCARA ART PRESENTS FU WENJUN | 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.

 

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ARTNET FEATURES BOCCARA ART | "Discover 6 Must-See Booths at AIPAD’s Photography Show"


It’s a photography lover’s favorite time of year, as the Photography Show, AIPAD’s annual art fair, returns to Pier 94.

The multimedia work of Chinese contemporary artist Fu Wenjun encompasses installation art, photography, and oil painting. For AIPAD, international gallery BOCCARA ART highlights works from the artist’s “digital pictorial photography” series, which—in boldly colored displays—abstractly evoke natural landscapes.

 

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"HOMAGE TO NATURE" | Cha Yun Sook & 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" | 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 ART | 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 Lool into Contemporary Korean and Chinese Art"


December 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019 at BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery

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 | Art Shanghai 2018


本届上海艺博会,纽约佛瑞曼、BELL ART 、BOCCARA ART、玛格丽特画廊、温斯莱文美术-比弗利山庄、美国LC艺廊、伯恩当代艺术空间、STEINER-Vienna画廊、拉丁美洲艺廊Latin American Pavilion、法国艺术画廊 巴黎-莫斯科、Yann Rebecq and Inna Khimich画廊、Carole Melmoux、史蒂文艺术空间、英国尚思艺术、D&L 美术画廊、图卢兹画廊、Moufflet & C° - 巴黎艺术、迈阿密艺术中心、安特卫普艺术、Corinne Kowalski 画廊、AVE Project等海外画廊将带来毕加索、鲁本斯、吕佩尔茨等国际大师的原作。

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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 | Hong Kong, 2018


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 CEO and President of BOCCARA ART group and Matthew Barash BOCCARA ART Brooklyn Gallery.


 

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 Internatinal 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 ART 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.

 

Liubov Belousova, CEO and founder of BOCCARA ART group, with Didier Marien


 

BOCCARA ART PRESENTS CLAUDE MONET PAINTING | 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.

 

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