Aurelien Froment

AF – Aurélien FromentST – Selina Ting for initiArt Magazine On interpretation – the semantics of image ST: Let’s start with the notion of interpretation which is core to your work. You have been treating the relationship between images and words in the last years. It seems that your previous work takes a more loose approach to connect…

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Jessica Warboys

Jessica Warboys’s practice employs a variety of media, ranging from sculpture, film, and performance to large format canvases including “sea painting”. Her work often departs from personal or collective memories, be it historical, mythical or fictional. Revisits to these lost and twisted memories or legendary and unknown figures shed new light on their symbolic significance in our contemporary socio-political and psychological life.

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Hans Op de Beeck

The work of Hans Op de Beeck (*1969, Belgium) encompasses sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, photography, video animated film, and short story writing. It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines the medium that the artist ultimately selects.

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Hema Upadhyay

Baroda born and Mumbai based, Hema Upadhyay (*1972) uses photography and sculptural installations to explore notions of personal identity, dislocation, nostalgia and gender. Upadhyay draws on her own personal and family history of migration to express her concerns and this is expressed through the way she portrays herself in her works and the urban slums in her installations.

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Pierre-Laurent CASSIERE

The young sound artist, Pierre-Laurent Cassière (*1982, France), considers sound, acoustic fields and vibrations, as a medium relating bodies and space through dynamic relationships. Out of a musical approach, his sound installations, performances or devices deal with perception limits and aim to offer very specific ways of listening.

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Sofia Hulten

Studied sculpture in the UK in early 1990s, Sofia Hultén (*1972, Stockholm) has been influenced by the idea of sculpture as an expandable media with a performative potential. Instead of producing objects, Sofia is interested in changing the state of existence of her ready-made material. Her work is therefore four dimensional where time becomes an…

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Robin Rhode

On Claiming Space in Street Art Selina Ting [ST]: You have been living in Berlin since 2001. Are you now doing work in Berlin as well? Robin Rhode [RR]: No, not in Berlin. I tried but it doesn’t work. There are always alerted police observing me, curious neighbors watching me. It’s too much. Whereas in South Africa,…

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Saadane Afif

On Commission as a Production Method Selina Ting [ST]: How did you start producing art in this particular method of artistic collaboration or delegation? Can one say that your 2004 solo show [Melancholic Beat, Museum Folkwang, Essen (Germany)] was a watershed in your method of art production?  Sâadane Afif [SA]: Yes, you are right. It’s a small…

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Hans-Peter Feldmann

Hans-Peter Feldmann insists that he’s not an artist. He dislikes such labels, because for him, the so call “Art” is simply part of the everyday life, nothing more nothing less. Text by Selina Ting, 2011 Spring, Berlin Born in 1941 in Dusseldorf, Germany, Feldmann started cutting and collecting pictures from books and magazines at the…

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Yan Pei-Ming : Studio Visit

One of the most dynamic and experimental Chinese painters in the international art scene, Yan Pei Ming is particularly known for his epic size paintings of iconic figures, Mao Zedong, Bruce Lee, Obama, and his father and self-portraits. His expressive style and controlled palette reflect a connection to the aesthetic and cultural climate of China…

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