Kirk Hayes, “The Artist Declares Victory”

Kirk Hayes,

at the Horton Gallery

"On the surface, Hayes’ compositions appear to be collages of torn paper, corrugated cardboard, yellowing masking tape, or scraps of plywood, however these illusory scenes are created by the artist’s hand through a self-taught process of using oil paint to imitate collage.

Both formally and conceptually the works in this recent exhibition are some of the artist’s most complex pictures to date. As a clever and darkly humorous culmination of Mr. Hayes’ masterful process, they also offer a sly commentary on the studio practice intertwined with the emotional contours of the artist’s personal narrative.

Kirk Hayes is a find…Bearing titles like “Float for the Cynically Melancholy” and “Rule by Fear,” Mr. Hayes’s works are more than just feats of clever craftsmanship. With their flat areas of muted color, varied textures and rectilinear designs, they are handsome formalist compositions. And while intimating bittersweet, obliquely autobiographical narratives, they slyly comment on modern art’s love of the raw and the naïve. – Ken Johnson, "KIRK HAYES: Launched To Sink." The New York Times, October 23, 2008.

Hayes’ oil-on-signboard paintings present themselves as collages of torn paper and cardboard on plywood or metal supports, and the trompe l’oeil effects are so convincing that many viewers leave his exhibitions assuming that that is just what they have seen. The often humorous tableaux are populated by characters that obey the rules of modernist assemblage; we easily read their roughly "torn" components as arms, legs, bodies and heads. Hayes favors matte, dry colors, and he makes great use of pink, foamy green and gunmetal blue. Each false tattered edge, painted shadow, smudged scrap of paper and rusted piece of sheet metal is a visual delight. – Charles Dee Mitchell, Art in America, March 2000.

Hayes’ trompe-l’oeil is instead a droll mockery of artistic media. You may think you’re looking at the raw wood of his signboard surfaces, but Hayes has covered the real surface with smooth paper before deftly re-creating the same texture in oil paint…And from there, you can trust that nothing is as it seems — not the look of metal, of fluid, of anything. He’s not hiding the technique of painting, but highlighting the illusionary character of art itself and driving his angst-ridden points home by doing so. Hayes’ version of tromp l’oeil owes more to graphic design and pop art than to older aesthetics, in the end looking like collage and packing the extra wallop of emotional baggage. – Christina Rees, "Master of Illusion," The Dallas Observer, October 14, 1999. "

Posted by Medieval Karl on 2012-10-27 17:58:49

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Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean… Christopher Reeve

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean... Christopher Reeve

The National Gallery of Modern Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna) is full of neoclassic and romantic paintings, a stark contrast from many of the collections you’ll find across Rome’s art museum circuit. The museum also houses Italy’s argest collection of 19th- and 20th-century works.

Several of Italy’s most renowned art masters have works on display here, from Balla to Boccioni, to Morandi and Fontana. There are other works of interest, from all over the world, including pop art, surrealism and expressionism, hailing Degas, Monet, van Gogh, and Ernst.

Posted by Nick Kenrick.. on 2015-09-03 18:24:13

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Foxx Gallery, Zurich, Pop-Art by international artists in Zurich

Foxx Gallery offers Pop-Art for any budget by national and international artists. At a prime location in Zurich, gallerist Claudine Bandi continues to surprise with new discoveries but also cultivates the established.

Foxx Gallery, Rindermarkt 13, 8001 Zürich, SWITZERLAND, Phone +41 44 261 88 61, E-Mail:,

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Vegan Vampire Pop Art Portrait Painting by Vegan Artist

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Sixties Brit Pop Art Making a Comeback

The largest exhibition of British Pop Art ever opens at Christie’s new gallery in London.

“When Britain Went Pop!” highlights the influence British Pop Artists, like David Hockney and Richard Hamilton, had on the movement that emerged in the 1950s.

Lock Anderson Kresler is the Head of Private Sales for Christie’s. He points out that British Pop Art is still overshadowed by American examples selling for much higher prices.

(SOUNDBITE ) Lock Anderson Kresler is the Head of Private Sales for Christie’s, saying(English) :

“With British Pop Art, it hasn’t been quite as internationalised and I think that’s one of the steps that we are trying to do here is really make an international voice for artists like Peter Blake, Gerald Laing and in many cases, artists that aren’t as known such as Derek Boshier or Peter Phillips. I think this is a great platform to be able to sort of try and internationalise those names.”

The movement broke fine art traditions with its depictions of advertising, comic books and mundane objects. Some of the iconic images on display include Allen Jones’ vision of a London bus and Richard Hamilton’s “Swingeing London 67,” which features Mick Jagger after an appearance in court for drug charges.

Several pieces in the show have sexual themes, and Kresler says that they certainly evoked reactions in the 1960s.

(SOUNDBITE ) Lock Anderson Kresler is the Head of Private Sales for Christie’s, saying(English) :

“It must have been an absolute shock to everyone that came in and I think that he was really pushing those boundaries on “What is art?.” You know many people found them extremely pornographic but you know he has made that into a significant piece of art,” he said.

There are 140 works on display in Mayfair, many on loan from private collectors. The exhibition runs until November 23.


Pop Art – Original Paintings on Canvas by Silvia Klippert – Abstract Expressionism

Meet the pop artist SILVIA KLIPPERT. Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania SILVIA KLIPPERT lives in Düsseldorf, Germany since 1978. Her work incorporates imagery from modern culture, comic books, consumer goods, and advertising. In 1985 SILVIA KLIPPERT won the Illustrators Award from the Penthhouse Publisher Magazine.
Her gallery is located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Address: Ratinger Strasse 48, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany, Phone: +49/2111752622.
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Judaica Belmont Galleries

Follow the fascinating tour of Judaica art from the Belmont Galleries. See the works of Refaeli, Tobiasse, Engel, Katz, Victor & Holtz. C:917 749 3627


Pop Art Gallery Introduction

The new Pop Art Gallery, with its new interpretation of POP (Paint On Print), offers a completely new kind of pop art. Artists such as Warhol and Lichtenstein picked up industrial production and printing processes and caricatured them by creating industrial advertising as individual art, or they reduced the technique of four-color printing to their very own presentation of the image pixels.

Paint on Print now reverses this path: industrially manufactured products are subsequently customized and perfected in elaborate handwork. Also in contrast to the industrial methods, the artwork is limited, each artwork title and size is used only 500 times,. Each work of art is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, and each work is hand signed and numbered, and thus a unique one. In addition to that both work and certificate are secured by a hologram security sticker.