Last weekend, CHG Circa in Culver City opened a solo show featuring a decade’s worth of artworks from digital artist Ray Caesar. Working with 3D modeling technology, Caesar has cultivated a world with a distinct flavor and rich storyline that seems to have infinite facets. Though his aesthetic is instantly recognizable, Caesar’s subject matter always stays varied. Elements of science fiction can be found within the work as easily as tidbits of Rococo interiors and high fashion — but all these influences are warped through Caesar’s surreal imagination. Take a look at some photos from the opening night courtesy of Theonepointeight below and check out “New and Rare Works” at CHG Circa through May 11.
Honest @karenbystedt portrait of #AndyWarhol at #TheFactory in NYC. I painted silver onto the photograph as it was Andy’s fav color and listened to the story of his life while threading the words and drawings onto the piece. His story told in collaboration. #karenbystedt x #gregorysiff #thelostwarhols #comingsoon #shotinfactory #paintedintreehouse #history #photography #silver #andy #warhol #handsome #handonheart thank you Karen
“In art, everything is particular. The more particular and the more intimate you get, the more you can give in the piece.” —Doris Salcedo
Doris Salcedo, our current 100 Artists featured artist, is shown here at work in her Bogotá, Colombia studio in 2008. This scene is featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 episode, Compassion (2009).
Fine artist Takahiro Iwasaki from Japan creates intricately constructed sculptures that symbolize technology and urbanization. Small threads emerge from piles of towels and other mundane domestic items make up transmission towers, roller coasters, farris wheels, and other complex structures. Working with carved tape, an unusual choice of found object, he carves detailed topographical maps with ambiguous locations. These tiny creations are so small and delicate they could easily be overlooked in a room.
“One thing that really interests me is—and it comes out of Chinese and Japanese painting—where you have a number of different kinds of space in the same painting. You have a kind of deep space, and then you have something like right up on the surface.” —Mary Heilmann
Mary Heilmann, our current 100 Artists featured artist, is seen here at work in her Bridgehampton, New York, studio. This scene is featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 episode, Fantasy (2009).