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Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
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Detail of Yarn Bombing UK

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Tuesday
Oct302012

Frieze London Roundup - Teresita Fernandez

Teresita Fernandez Night Writing (Hero and Leander), 2011

Colored and shaped paper pulp with ink jet assembled with mirror

125 x 168 cm

Detail - Night Writing (Hero and Leander), 2011

Detail - Night Writing (Hero and Leander), 2011

I had a thing for the ladies at Freize it seems, drawn to wonderful work by exceptional ladies - Sarah Lucas, Teresita Fernandez, Shirazeh Houshiary, Yayoi Kusama, and I guess in terms of style and sensibility, Grayson Perry himself.

Often inspired by landscape and natural phenomena American artist Teresita Fernandez experiential, large-scale works are dramatic and ethereal, as well as portraying diverse historical and cultural references.

Her piece, Night Writing (Hero and Leander) was a wonderful mass of pink and black coloured pulp, evoking images of a night time sky Aurora Borealis style. Punctured with a series of holes, meticulously arranged in clusters, these holes let natural light shine into the work, or from behind the work perhaps, making the whole work seem stellar.

Standing in front of the work, for a brief moment when the crowds were clear, I glimpsed myself, alone in her swirling pink universe amongst the twinkling stars.

Nice.

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