Art Basel Miami took place from Thursday to Sunday, and UGallery’s own Stephen Tanenbaum and Alex Farkas were on-sight taking in all the event had to offer.
About Art Basel ~
“Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.”
Over the four days, special exhibitions take place at museums and galleries throughout the city. In addition, Art Basel goers can choose to attend a variety of events, such as, talks and panel discussions, film presentations, and public artworks.
Check out some of the pictures from this year:
Ai Weiwei’s bicycle installation.
Apparently, Diddy found out that Alex and Stephen were attending and decided he needed to stop by.
It’s that time of year for giving thanks, and we wanted to thank UGallery’s loyal customers with 20% off Sale site-wide. You can save all week on one-of-a-kind art, directly from the artists who make it! Check out the details below.
The Maker Movement Thanksgiving Sale
Dates: 11/26 - 12/3
Sale: Save 20% site-wide when you use the code maker20 at check out.
Great news! As of last week, we have six new artists on the site. Here is a brief quote they gave about their work, in addition to a selection from each:
“A lot of my paintings make reference to the issues of sexual exploitation in media that I address in my video and performance work. I like to juxtapose the serious nature of social issues with humor, making difficult topics more approachable. This humor often lends to a comical and bizarre quality.”
Juicy Watermelon by Julia Cahill
To see more of Julia’s work, visit her profile: http://www.ugallery.com/julia-cahill
“I specialize in seascapes, landscapes, and long exposures. I gravitate to the bays, beaches, and waterways around Long Island but also love to travel.”
Sailboat during Sandy by Michael Busch
Visit Michael’s profile: http://www.ugallery.com/michael-busch
“I have painted almost all of my life, beginning when I was just in elementary school. I am interested in expanding airbrush into acceptance presently enjoyed by other media, such as oil and pastel, which are more familiar in the fine art arena. I work in realism and I am particularly known for my depiction of flowers.”
Passion by Scott R. Smith
Visit Scott’s profile: http://www.ugallery.com/scott-r-smith
“I would describe my work as poetic realism. My paintings are project, or series oriented — meaning, I pick a subject or theme for a set of works and complete the series within a set of self-imposed boundaries. My work is executed primarily in oil (though I sometimes employ other types of 2D media such as collage, watercolor, and pen for sketching, experimentation and smaller works).”
Aeternitas by Shanon Playford
Visit Shanon’s profile: http://www.ugallery.com/shanon-playford
“Work which displays most accurately the deepest recesses of the human soul will, by default, display some rather unpleasant aspects of it. It is not the duty of Art to be acceptable to polite society and wherever he goes, the artist will find himself a stranger because he is the only legitimate citizen of the world which he inhabits. His lone, dissenting voice is society’s surest line of defense against its greatest enemy which is, of course, itself. “
Masai Cool by Dominic Rouse
Visit Dominic’s profile: http://www.ugallery.com/dominic-rouse
“For me, painting is an experience of exquisite freedom during which color-streams of light, shade and movement of forms and spaces invade the consciousness. Realism is not my goal, rather I strive for being in the moment and facing the challenge of painting based on spatial relationships. This means that elements in the landscape must be reduced to simple color planes keyed together on the surface. “
The Fault Line by Sarah Watts
Visit Sarah’s profile: http://www.ugallery.com/sarah-watts
The final style we’ll cover this week is the mystical surrealism. There is no better way to end an Art 101 week than with surrealism because it blurs the line between our dreams and our realities. It’ll leave us a little whimsical as we head into the weekend. Here are the things you should know about Surrealism:
- The Surrealism movement began in the early 1920s
- Surrealism is marked by bizarre juxtapositions and elements of surprise
- Surrealism emerged from the Dada philosophies that sprouted in World War I
- Famous Surrealists: Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte
Here are some examples of the art in UGallery’s Surrealism collection:
We’re taking on a big style today: Abstract! Just like its name, Abstract Art can be a challenge to define. Here are a few things that may help you wrap your head around Abstract Art:
- Abstraction is an art form that does not rely on imagery to convey a message. Abstract art relies on form, color, and line instead.
- The Abstract Art movement was fueled by advancements and techniques discovered and made popular during the Impressionism, Expressionism, and Romanticism movements
- Abstract Art exists in a range, so they are many different forms and degrees of abstraction
- Famous Abstract Artists: Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse, and Wassily Kandinsky
Here are some examples of the art in UGallery’s Abstract Art: