TONY GUM

MILKED IN AFRICA – HALF FULL, HALF EMPTY, 2016.

thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to my first Imaginary Curator post! today’s “show” is all about THE NUDE. i want to save these bums as my desktop background in case someone is ever spying on me working at some cafe. i can just imagine them squinting, trying to make out what exactly the image is… and then the realisation suddenly dawning.

i’m kicking off with South African artist Tony Gum (above), who kind of exploded onto the local art scene last year (and was subsequently featured on Vogue.com). i saw her latest prints at the Cape Town Art Fair last month, and they are as gorgeous in person as they are on screen. keep an eye on this girl.

all images courtesy of Artsy, except for Vincent Mahe.

Tristan Pigott‘s work is incredibly striking, provocative, and awkward. These oil paintings are blatant reflections of contemporary youth culture, revealing the careful narcissism of selfies and social media. The concept of portraiture is intertwined with the curated nature of the presentation of the self. Tristan is a British artist who takes traditional portraiture and turns it on its head, making calculated distortions from interesting perspectives to let personalities and personas shine through. The way he portrays his subjects, who are often his friends, is not necessarily flattering. (With no filter, so to speak.)

SOLNTSEV GLEB Contemplation, resonance and knowledge is the natural consciousness that was stressed and damaged by the wrong networks, by the waves of anxiety

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro is an Italian experimental animator and director based in Milan. His output includes music videos and fashion videos. In addition to collaborating with teams and video artists creating interactive video projections for exhibitions, museums and special events, he has participated in many festivals and competitions, and has received numerous international awards in recognition of his work.

Pedro Covo was born in Cartagena de Indias -Colombia on 1988, graduated from Visual Arts in the Javeriana University of Bogota in 2011, made an online visual essay course in schoolism Canada on 2013 and have worked for several magazines and companies since 2008 in Colombia and abroad, such as EuroDisney, Der Spiegel, Tv Channel Historia in Quebec, Detroit Business, Reveu Long Course, Semana, El Tiempo, and many others