Dave Kinsey’s latest work “The Modern Condition”is a set of 9 works on canvas composed of acrylic and collage (old book pages, discarded mail and paper), in medium and large scale.
His work captures the universal essence of the human condition mainly through an energetic portrayal of urban figures. Working spontaneously, and utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments easily likened to the complexities of contemporary life. His portraits depict beings who are both triumphant in their defiant stance to their surroundings, and tragic, as they transmit a visual display of raw emotion and jangled nerves.
These latest works are a continuation of where Kinsey left off with his last show “Cusion of Memory” at the Library Street Collective in Detroit. He is currently taking cues from the natural world when it comes to the overall aesthetic of these sculpturesque paintings, set within dreamlike landscapes using detailed yet suggestive imagery, tones and textures.
These works are imbued with semi-abstracted figures and objects that become metaphors or symbols that ambiguously reference contemporary issues such as overpopulation, money, power, climate change, consumerism and the everyday dynamics of contemporary life.
“The most difficult thing about creating a painting is going through the process of finding a connection in what I see and feel in the world around me, while also seeking a visual harmony between the beauty and chaos of the human experience.” Dave Kinsey
This body of work encapsulates that balance and provides a diverse and energetic aesthetic of that environment.
Just one of those Beatles songs, stuck between albums, experimental for the time, a Lennon masterpiece, backwards guitar loops, a monotone lyric, and something about “Rain.” It’s raining here, so this works.
Banksy will have his works on display at Adipa Gallery in London throughout the month of June, as the Gallery will showcase their private collection of the Bristol artist’s work. Adipa calls it an “un-paralleled collection of iconic and sought after original works by Banksy, from the collection of Andipa Gallery, one of the largest in the UK.”
What could be better than an underwater sculpture that doubles as an artificial coral reef. Jason deCaires Taylor is interested in his works relationship with its environment and he has found a pretty cool way for them to interact. He is documenting their transition with some pretty amazing photographs.
We love it. This dude up here who looks like a French Paul Weller on a country streak, has a collection of 271 Picasso paintings, drawings, sketches and lithographs, many of which were previously unknown, dates from 1900 to 1932. This guy showed up at Claude Picasso, 63, the late painter’s son office, with the works in hopes of getting them, um, legitimized. At first thought to be forgeries, on close examination many of them were found to carry a numbering system known only to the painter.
Pierre Le Guennec is the man who has these pieces, and the Guardian has this crazy story. Hopefully this isn’t another “Oh, these are my Ansel Adams pictures that you can now pay me $250m for.”
The prints have arrived and Ericailcane has shared with us some photos of them in the works. 7 different very low edition (editions of 4-20) prints will be available tonight at the opening and online tomorrow. A look at the process: