The Armory Show 3/2/2016

Posted: April 26, 2016 in NYC Art Shows
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The Armory Show is one of the oldest art fairs.

It started out in 1913 as a marketing tool for showcasing European artists that were rarely seen in America at that time.  Over the years it has been under many different incarnations. It now takes place at Piers 92 & 94 and is divided into two different sections, one being The Modern Section and the other  one is the contemporary section, made up of living artists.

Here a just a few exceptional artists that I discovered roaming down the wall to wall isles of creativity:

Ibrahim El Salahi. He is the first African artist to have a retrospective at The Tate Modern in London. He studied art in London and developed modern painting  as a balance  of pure expression. His technique of  using  defined black lines gives him his distinct style His graphic style of his work takes on a combination of Cubism and Surrealism. Although Ibrahim’s work are very precise and organized layout structures, he still maintains a sense of wild images that are ready to jump out at you.

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Lynn  Chadwick is an English artist known mostly for his innovative bronze and steel sculptures. He does not sketch his sculptures before creating them. Instead, he welds these metal forms with no planned idea of how the images will come out. These images take on forms of animals and figures in quite a unique style.

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Navarro was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. He creates neon sculptures that have a 3D effect when looking at them. He also works with mirrors alongside light, which viewers lose themselves in as infinite space and takes them outside into another dimension.

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It’s great when art can move you like that and these are fine examples of the what The Armory Show  has selected this year!

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