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Hohmann Fine Art Announces CONTEXT Art Miami 2018 Highlights
For this year’s CONTEXT Art Miami December 4-9, Hohmann Fine Art will present a distinct array of work from gallery artists who have been making a lot of noise in recent news!
In the sculpture garden outside the Art Miami tent, Quantum physicist turned sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae will show his ten-foot-tall piece Quantum Meditation, which was recently on display in front of the Grand Rapids Museum of Art during the prestigious Grand Rapids, Michigan Artprize. Inside the tent, at Hohmann’s booth (C208), a second larger than life sculpture, Elective Affinities will be on display, a male and a female figure that appear to be in an ambivalent state of dancing or fighting. These stunning pieces, constructed from parallel slabs of stainless steel, or “wave fronts,” are an exercise in perception. Viewers are meant to walk around the sculptures and experience the juxtaposition between perceiving a solid body and then watching it disappear. This knack for perceptual manipulation was recently highlighted in an Art Insider video, which garnered the artist over ten million views. The media storm continues to shower its praise as several impressive public commissions over the past few years have catapulted Voss-Andreae into the limelight. Most recently, his larger-than-life public art installation Isabelle has been wowing the residents of Palm Springs, California with its position in front of the sexy new Kimpton Hotel.
Painter DJ Hall will present a series of paintings created in direct dialogue across the centuries with the work of German Expressionist Max Pechstein. Hall is known for her vivid depictions of a decidedly Southern California lifestyle, oftentimes peppering her work with portraits of her friends. Through this unique experiment, Hall’s new series will present a marriage of the two artists’ worlds and their inhabitants, creating an altogether contemporary vision. A highly esteemed painting of Pechstein’s, valued at $1,550,000 will accompany this small exhibition to create conversation, contrast and context. This brand new series is much anticipated by collectors in the Palm Springs area where DJ is a household name since her large-scale retrospective at the Palm Springs Art Museum in 2008.
World famous Czech artist and enfant terrible David Cerny will be represented by a massive red skull sculpture rendered in the artist’s proprietary, mind-bending technique by which he casts hundreds of x-ray translucent, three-dimensional objects, then compiles them into polymer resin to inform a dynamic, sculptural work. Recently, Cerny’s larger than life series of Babies have been causing a swath of controversy in Palm Springs as they appear to crawl around a construction site, begging reflection on consumerism, mass production and the loss of personal identity in today’s world of over-commodification. Cerny has a reputation for provocation worldwide.
Last but not least, Swiss-born sculptor Roger Reutimann, whose work draws upon art history and historical events, will unveil a new sculpture inspired by fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s equally elegant and terrifying runway production “Voss”.
At home in Palm Desert, Hohmann just announced the opening of his new 6500 sq. ft. flagship gallery just minutes from his 5,000 sq. ft. showroom on the prestigious shopping street El Paseo. His new gallery will offer a calm, private and more relaxed buying experience. The
El Paseo showroom will remain the first outlet for new artists and the first stop for clients to pop in at leisure. The new gallery will serve collectors who desire a more focused conversation and who want to see specific works or artists in depth. Hohmann’s new gallery is open by appointment only.
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