portraiture art

Pierre et Gilles: Factory of Idols At The Philharmonie de Paris

Les deux marins - autoportrait, 1993 © Pierre et Gilles

Designed as a musical and visual installation, and curated by Milan Garcin, this exposition at Paris’ Musee de la Musique explores the universe of Pierre & Gilles through an assembly of more than a hundred of their photo-paintings of celebrities and icons, complete with a an online playlist, a host of objects and video documents. (more…)

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Swedish Landscapes: Paintings of an IKEA Experience.

Anyone who has ever shopped at an IKEA knows that it’s not merely a trip to the store, but a trip into the Twilight Zone. That’s one reason why I’m so smitten with these oil paintings by Rikki Niehaus. Her ongoing series, Swedish Landscapes, are paintings of a single subject inside Swedish retailer IKEA that capture the surreal experience. (more…)

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