Because Art Is, Mary by Angelo Aversa

Angelo Aversa

Mary, 2011

Woodcut/Gravure sur bois,

81.5 x 81.5 cm/ 32 by 32 in


Site Internet de l’artiste / Artist website


Angelo Aversa est un artiste Franco – Italien vivant à Paris dans le quartier de Menilmontant. Il travaille avec précision la gravure sur bois à l’atelier et on peut aussi le rencontrer dans les rues de Paris non loin de son Vélo-Galerie. Son travail titanesque mérite le détour et la personnalité joviale de l’artiste également. Entre portraits scénarisés et paysages d’une pensée un brun fantastique, l’artiste compose avec génie des oeuvres solides, assises sur un savoir faire incontestable.

A découvrir.


Angelo Aversa is an French – Italien Artiste living in Paris in Menilmontant. He is doing woodcuts with precision in the workshop and we can also meet him in Paris’s streets near his Bicycle – Gallery. His titanic work as well as his jovial personnality are worth a look. In between scenaristic portaits and fantastic landscapes, the artist creates, with genius, strong artworks, based on an undoubted expertise.

To discover.


Artist book – Livre de l’artiste

Discover some old woodcuts in a picture gallery here. – Découvrez quelques gravures anciennes dans la galerie d’images ici.

Facebook Page of the artist – Page Facebook de l’artiste

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Because Art Is - Kristian Nygaard - Installation at NoPlace Oslo. 2014.

Kristian Nygaard, Installation at NoPlace Oslo. 2014.


Site internet de l’artiste

Artist Website


Noplace in Oslo, discover the institution website


« The One Thing After Another
Per Kristian Nygaard at KHM Gallery
by Wojciech Olejnik

Per Kristian Nygaard’s exhibition The One Thing After Another explores the influence of social and political ideologies on public and private space, on its material composition, on its architecture. Consider House (2010), a model of a high-rise building constructed out of unfinished plywood. It towers over the viewer like a modernist sculpture, simple and elegant in its design and use of material. Such simplicity marks much modernist city planning and architecture, which seem to embody a bare rationality developed out of a rigorous consideration of the placement and arrangement of objects. This approach involves the implementation of an overarching order, where even ornamentation stems from its very structure, according to an inner logic. House (2010) presents the deduced, bare essentials of such a logic: form and material. Presented as a model it acts as a demonstration of the original design, of the formal concerns that precede the eventual completion of the structure, and in its unpainted state it brings attention to the raw material used in its construction.

It is no secret that in modernist architecture the materials used were often left exposed, that they themselves symbolized new engineering feats, but also represented a new modern age. Nygaard’s work such as Unapologetic Architect II (2010), brings attention to certain forms and shapes that have also been crucial in establishing the modernist aesthetic. This piece is a drawing of an imagined building, which compresses rectangular shapes to form a complex architectural structure, reminiscent of a mall or some other social space. A uniform grid of windows covers the walls and the roof, with steel frames and glass convening in an angular geometric reality of cubes and squares. Unlike a circle or a triangle, the cube is infinitely divisible into the same shape, into equal portions, and thus it may represent equality itself. Here, the clean lines and Lego-like units that define this public place suggest a uniformity of the social body, of its infinite mass, and how its wealth and property can be portioned into discrete, equal yet separate units. »

Entire Article / Suite de l’article

Text: The One Thing After Another. by Wojciech Olejnik – Interview in Måg magazine 2011. Were do artists come from, by Per Kristian Nygård 2011

De Zeen Article and pictures here

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Untitled (Plastic Cups)

Untitled (Plastic Cups), 2006. plastic cups, dimensions variable.
By the artist Tara Donovan.
« Tara Donovan (née en 1969 à New York) est une artiste américaine vivant et travaillant à Brooklyn (New York). Elle est connue pour son installation d’art in situ qui utilise des matériaux de tous les jours et dont la forme s’inscrit dans l’art génératif. »
« Tara Donovan (b. 1969, New York) creates large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. Known for her commitment to process, she has earned acclaim for her ability to discover the inherent physical characteristics of an object and transform it into art. « 
Full article on the Pace Gallery website here.
Bio and pictures on Ace Gallery website here.
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BECAUSEARTIS Evelyn Bencicova

Icon, by Evelyn Bencicova, Photography, February 2015

Evelyn Bencicova is a photographer and artistic director from Bratislava, working in Berlin. Only a few informations are available online about her work. So, we decided to share a part of an interview that you can read on  » the culture trip  » website. (see bellow)

Evelyn Bencicova est photographe et directrice artistique née à Bratislava et travaillant à Berlin. Peu d’informations décrivent son oeuvre en ligne. Vous trouverez donc ci-dessous le lien vers une interviews complète paru dans  » the culture trip « . (Ci-dessous un extrait)

Pour voir les photos, to see the pictures : Evelyn Bencicova website


« Geometries of Nudity: Evelyn Bencicova’s Raw Photography

An emerging young talent from Bratislava, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova (b. 1992) is a promising visual creative whose work explores mixed media with photography. Currently studying in Vienna, she works mostly with digital photography, actively pursuing a point where the commercial and the artistic meet. We talk to Evelyn about her life, art and philosophy.

TCT: Thanks for joining us here, Evelyn. Tell us – what’s your story?

E: In very few words: I want to communicate the things that I see through the medium of photography. With each project I’m trying to bring something new and innovative at least for me, to educate myself and go deeper into the topics which I consider interesting. My life is about getting inspired and my work about delivering this inspiration further.

What do you care about the most when taking photographs?

Most of my work happens before the photoshoot. A journey from the original idea to the final picture is usually very long and complicated in staged photography, which is what I do. It includes concept development, research, production, creative direction, the scouting of faces and locations, styling, hair and make-up plus whole process of organization and communication. Everything is important. Even if I try to cover a large part of this myself, there are a lot of amazing people who always help and support me, first and foremost my close friend Adam Csoka Keller, as well as many others, without whom most of my projects would not have been possible. Normally we work without any budget in very improvised conditions. I believe that most of creativity is born out of discomfort and lack of resources, when you are forced to invent new solutions. Anyway, I would never exchange the exciting and free atmosphere of our shoots for anything else! »

(entire article here / La suite ici )

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