The Pulse Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavillion

Posted: April 22, 2015 in NYC Art Shows
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Pulse just celebrated 10 years of putting on this wonderful art fair. The Pulse Contemporary Art Fair has premiered cutting-edge art,
with editions in Miami and New York, and it has also maintained an exciting growth and expansion in the contemporary art market.

Unlike other art fairs, Pulse has been able to combine both mainstream and underground cutting-edge art, and has kept the Metropolitan Pavilion as the location of its New York space.

There were so many exciting new and returning artists. I managed to discover two stand-out artists.

First was Eli Halpern. This was his debut show at The Pulse Art Fair. He is a local New York-based artist, who is represented by The Philip Bloom Gallery in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
His paintings of tree-like people have an amazing fantasy childlike sense about them, like cartoons with a satirical spin. There is a sense of environmental ecology themes running through his paintings. They reminded me of Dr. Seuss’s ‘The Lorax’ and Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree.’ His work  originates from a narrative of his own invention. His references are from books, magazines and catalogues. The titles of these paintings are ‘The Independent Scholar’ and ‘Rooftop Horticultural Society.’
He is someone to be on the lookout for.

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Next up is the work of Nick Veasey. This British-born artist is represented by The Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery in London and New York. His images of c-prints from x-rays are quite fascinating. He creates some really interesting results, not seen quite like this before, with x-ray photography on subjects like the one titled ‘City Bowler,’ a photo x-ray of a bowler hat, and ‘Ferrari Daytona,’ a car, and the ‘Harley Davidson 2015’ motorcycle.  Nick Veasey brings a really cool fun concept approach to his x-ray art.

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The Pulse Art fair has really come of age in the 21st century and only gets better, like fine wine.

As you know, art and wine are always a great combination!

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