CrocodilePOWER is a Moscow-based duo who craft dystopic yet vibrant installations, sculptures, and paintings. Consisting of artists Peter Goloshchapov and Oksana Simatova, the pair works in materials like fiberglass, porcelain, wood, moss, iron, and more. See some of their recent, startling visions below.
In Max Hooper Schneider’s lush sculptures and installations, his experiences in marine biology and landscape architecture prove to be ever-present influences. His Hammer Projects exhibition at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is immersive and packed with too many details for one viewing, packed with found objects amassed over several years. The exhibition runs through Feb. 2 at the museum.
In Barry McGee’s current show at Perrotin’s Hong Kong gallery, titled “The Other Side,” the artist creates a new immersive environment that blends his love of retro patterns, lettering, advertisements, and comic strip characters. The show runs through Nov. 9 at the space. McGee was featured in Hi-Fructose Vols. 16 and 25.
Artist/architect Mohamad Hafez uses found objects and scraps to craft politically and socially charged Middle Eastern streetscapes. His “UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage” series adds an audio component, with the sculptures of homes and other structures existing inside open suitcases. The narratives offered are of real people from Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Congo, and elsewhere.
“Gross Domestic Product” is Banksy’s new homewares brand, created after a greeting cards company tried to take his name and he was legally advised to prevent it by selling “his own range of branded merchandise.” This past week, the artist opened a showroom in Croydon (with doors that don’t actually open), and his site for the store says it’s opening for sales soon. GDP’s tagline: “Where art irritates life.”
Emmanuelle Moureaux, known for her massive installations using numerals and letters as building blocks, recently crafted a new major work for the 100th anniversary of the Calpis brand. “Universe of Words” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda is the latest in the “100 Colors” series from the artist. Moureaux was last featured on our site here. Photos of this installation are by Daisuke Shima.