FEATURED ARTIST BY LINN
MALIN GABRIELLA NORDIN
Digital artist Jon Rafman is best known for his work around Google Street View, which he approaches as a repository of images that bring to the fore the relationship between technology and human experience. Concerned with the tension between the camera’s indifference and the human search for meaning, he has said, “While celebrating and critiquing modern experience, the technological tools themselves show how they can estrange us from ourselves.”
Rafman is a leader in demonstrating how images created in digital space can be transformed to exist in physical space. As Jon Rafman bridges our two worlds, the virtual and real, it is only fitting that he should introduce us to his work at two galleries in a show entitled Mirror Sites.
For Malin Gabriella Nordin, the experience of creating is like unveiling the evolution of a new world. The sensation, aura and mood of her works are inspired by an acute intuition and awareness of the power of imagination. She is driven to explore possibility and experience her artwork as it appears in dreams.
Nordin’s work was last displayed at Steinsland-Berliner Gallery in Stockholm. Nordin works well within diverse mediums: painting, illustration, sculpture and installation; across them, her craft reflects a cultivated interest in abstraction and experimenting with form.
Kara Walker specializes in work presented in silhouettes, dealing with slavery and racism in the pre-Civil War era of America. Despite the dark nature of her works, she often integrates humor so the viewer can engage themselves, whether it be nervous laughter or a full, honest humor experience.
Resurrection Story Without Patrons was most recently spotted in the solo show Sikkema Jenkins and co., which specializes in finding all kinds of astounding artworks per season.
Olifi, hailing from Britain, draws upon several sources of inspiration ranging from religious symbols, popular culture, and artistic influences. He attempts to capture his Nigerian heritage through multimedia works to show the exoticism of stereotypes of the culture.
Olifi’s work will be seen next at the Kind of Blue art show, which specializes in color-coordinated works to emulate jazz music visually.
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Daniel Zeller’s obsessively layered paintings and drawings exploit the visual and compositional potentials of texture and line. Using only graphite or ink and acrylic paint on paper, Zeller is grounded in traditional media, but his insistence on a limited range of materials encourages him to push their compositional limits.
Michel Soskine Inc. was founded in 1984 in New York and in 2005 expanded opening a new gallery space in Madrid, Spain. The gallery specializes in 20th and 21st century art.
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