In The Studio With Ari Lankin

Posted by The G on June 29, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Ari Lankin.

Ari Lankin Studio

Inside Ari Lankin's New York Studio

Ari Lankin is not just an artist.  He’s a fountain of creativity.  I recently discovered his work and it was love at first sight.  After a visit to his New York studio, it’s very clear that Ari Lankin is a name you’ll be hearing about for years to come.  If you don’t know his work, it’s nearly impossible to categorize as he does everything from sketches to collage to abstract and realist paintings to sneaker design!  It’s often intimidating to be around someone as creative as Ari Lankin, but from the moment I walked into his studio, he was down to earth and extremely interesting to talk to.  Over the course of a couple of hours we talked about everything from spirituality to street art to our shared love of Picasso and our personal experiences meeting the singer Bjork.  Lankin is extremely well read, well experienced and he has new ideas flowing constantly.

Partial view of Ari Lankin's studio

A walk through Ari Lankin’s studio is the equivalent to going into a cleverly arranged art exhibit as there are paintings from ceiling to floor varying in size from small to extremely large with abstract paintings hanging side by side with collages.  While eclectic, it all fits perfectly because Ari wants the viewer to escape into another world, even if just for moments at a time.  Your mind will not only take the trip into Ari’s world, but if it’s anything like the experience I had, it won’t want to come back.

Madison Square Park and Plensa's Echo by Ari Lankin

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“A N O N Y M O U S” by Jaume Plensa

Posted by The G on May 26, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Jaume Plensa.

Jaume Plensa - Anonymous

"A N O N Y M O U S" by Jaume Plensa. Now showing at Galerie Lelong in NYC through June 18, 2011

Do not adjust your eyes!  The sculpture you see by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa is not animated and nothing is being projected onto it.  I was blown away by how real looking the sculpture is.  It is featured in Jaume Plensa’s solo show at Galerie Lelong in New York entitled “A N O N Y M O U S.”  The sculpture was made using 3D photographic technology to produce the model.

Jaume Plensa - Anonymous

Jaume Plensa - Anonymous

In addition to that amazing sculpture, you will see 40 mixed media portraits on paper that represent a vast range of ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Printed across each figure are words such as “innocence,” “desire,” and “divinity.”   If you can’t get enough of Jaume Plensa’s work, you can also see a 44-foot high sculpture in Madison Square Park (from May 5 to August 14, 2011) in New York.

“A N O N Y M O U S” by Jaume Plensa is on display at Galerie Lelong (located at 528 West 26th Street) in New York until June 18, 2011.

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