ALL THE BESTs IN IMAGES
Rodrigo Valenzuela at Klowendenmann (Culver city)
LA-Based artist was born in Chile. He is Assistant professor in the Department of Art, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. He was presenting stunning photographs (no photoshop, natural light) on which you saw an installation painted all in white creating a specific and strange atmosphere. Strong and stunning
BEST ENGAGED BOOTH
Luis de Jesus Los Angeles with the works of the irreverent and extravagant Federico Solmi, with a new version of his “Ballroom” video to which he added President Trump (left) , and the strong paintings by Josh Reames (right)
Pae White at1301PE, Los Angeles
Popcorn can be the source of inspiration for a very dramatic marble piece. It results one of the best sculpture in marble all in one piece only, with curves, smooth part, rough parts, extremely balance. A beauty of complexity, showing a high level of technique.
THE WEIRDEST ART
At Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, the weirdness of Jedediah Caesar who presented a bloc of cement filled with bones, cement and pigments and sliced and framed.
THE WARMEST PIECE
Alicia Mc Carthy at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Alicia Mc Carthy, is a wonderful Californian artist who uses fabrics, cotton, latex or whatever material to produce the warmest abstract ever. Here below a magnificent tapestry
THE BEST HOLLYWOOD KISS ON CANVAS
At Ceysson & Bénétière the reverse-made kiss by LA-based artist Chris Wood.
THE BEST INNOVATIVE WORK
John Baldessari at Mixografia, Los Angeles.
Both for its originality and great making by the printer.
THE SMARTEST MINDSET
Analia Saban at Praz-Delavallade, Paris & Los Angeles
Because those pieces are brilliant and well made, questioning about the paint trapped into the canvas… a lot to think about
THE BEST AMERICAN FLAG INTERPRETATION
Mark Kelner at Lazy Mike, Moscow
Very smart interpretation of the American flag by this US-Russian artist. He made a whole series with US icons and symbols to revisit them with the paint making of the Russian Constructivists such as Malevitch