“Often, my goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic, by relying on the purity and inner symmetry of geometric design, and the interpretation of the cast shadows in both the sculptural installations, and the flat work.” — Anila Quayyum Agha
Suspended and lit from within, All The Flowers Are For Me (2017) by Pakistana-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha is an intricately-detailed, 1.5M square floating steel cube that casts elaborate floor-to-ceiling shadows, transforming the surrounding space of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at London’s Kew Gardens. Entering the installation provided us with an “Oh, Wow!” moment, for sure. Continue reading All The Flowers Are For Me By Anila Quayyum Agha→
Giorgio de Chirico’s description of New York as a “feverish and dreamy city” finds form in this painting from 1972, Metaphysical Interior in Manhattan. Everyday objects pile into a vaguely human shape within a distorted room that opens onto city skies. The artist founded Metaphysical Painting, a movement that trafficked in the unexpected and irrational.
Photographed in the New York Historical Socially in Manhattan.
Since our ancestors first drew stories on cave walls, art has been an integral part of our lives. Throughout history, art has undergone numerous changes driven by the invention of new artistic movements and the adoption of technologies. One significant milestone that’s revolutionized how we engage with artworks online is the emergence of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), impacting not only the technological sphere but also the artistic landscape. Continue reading How NFTs Are Changing the Way We Think About Art →
It was only my second day in London, and we had already packed a full day with off-beat touristy activities like spending three hours in Sotheby’s drooling over a lifetime’s collection of Freddie Mercury’s earthly possessions. As luck would have it, our walk home brought us within the vicinity of one of London’s true Hidden Gems for fans of art and assorted weirdness. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the Mosaic House. Continue reading Eye On Design: Mosaic House, Chiswick London→
Vorticism was a short-lived, but radical movement founded by Wyndham Lewis in London just before the First World War. It proposed an art which responded to the energy of the modern world. In Workshop (1914–15), Lewis celebrates the industrial landscape with angles and diagonal lines. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Workshop By Wyndham Lewis→