ERIK VAN LIESHOUT
(Images mine, Art property of artists mentioned above)
Hi my lovelies! So on Saturday I had the pleasure of going to Chelsea to look at a few galleries and I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites. The first one showcased the work of Swiss artist Claudia Comte in an exhibition called NO MELON NO LEMON. I absolutely loved the wooden sculptures on display and the space itself made you feel almost delirious, it was amazing.
The works of Erik Van Lieshout really caught my eye too. Entering the exhibition entitled "I am in heaven", you go through a dark tunnel (it was reminiscent of the scene in one of my favourite films Coraline where she crawls through to the alternate world) and you encounter a film (which I won't spoil for you incase you decide to go yourself!) A lot of his work explored consumerism, censorship, and the current social and political sphere so I'd definitely recommend going to see it if you're in New York or checking out his work online.
Finally, my favourite of all has to be Titus Kaphar's work. His exhibition Drawing the Blinds, examines a forgotten history and the whitewashing of history through his manipulation of what first appears to be classical and canonical imagery. It was so incredibly striking and left me lost for words.
If you ever happen to be in Chelsea I would most definitely recommend spending the day looking at some of of the 150+ galleries there and then popping over to Chelsea Market to get a bite to eat!