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[Art Exhibition] Michael Andrew Law's Kahlo Glitter Art

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One Picture Open Studio Exhibition : Michael Andrew Law’s re-imagine Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird .

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[Art Exhibition] Kahlo with Glitter - Private view Only: October 30th – November 7th, 2020

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Studio Michael Andrew Law is pleased to present a single picture private viewing by the artist.

In this series, Law is in dialogue with artists of the past, such as Da Vinci, Modigliani, Freud, and Manet, among others.

Michael Andrew Law’s re-imagine Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas) is a 1940 painting by legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Kahlo painted the original self-portrait, which includes a black cat and a monkey, after her divorce from Diego Rivera and the end of her affair with photographer Nickolas Muray. Muray bought the portrait shortly after it was painted, and it is currently part of the Nickolas Muray collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Kahlo's identification with indigenous Mexican culture greatly affected her painting aesthetic. By using powerful iconography from indigenous Mexican culture, Kahlo situates herself in a tradition of rebellion against colonial forces and male rule. The dead hummingbird which hangs around her neck is considered a good luck charm for falling in love in Mexican folklore.

Backed by a brilliant colour hand made glitter, made up of a series of overlapping, differently brush strokes, splatters or drips, reconstructing a famous painting shining with glitter. All These artworks of this series belong to the same cultural whole.

The painterly style is playful and fun, and not the first time that artists have taken from popular culture and art history either to make a statement, or simple to have a good time.

Law, well known for his photorealism and pop art paintings, has added a twist to them here – instead of copying the representation of these famous images, Law has utilized these images to create a more dynamic picture.

These famous paintings represented in such expressive ways taking on a joy of their own – they remind us of the easygoing nature of art and the simple pleasures that we took from it. What if ©Julian Schnabel goes Pop™ is a way to recapture that feeling in art.

Revisiting a process used earlier in his career, Law designed directly on the computer with the reproductions of these famous images that he collected over the years, then printed on paper and glued onto canvases of various sizes. Then rendered in glitter, thick and dripping paint that almost completely obscures the original references.

Due to the current restrictions concerning the CORONA-virus, this exhibition is limited to private viewing by appointment only, One additional guest is allowed with each reservation, 20-minute appointment for 1 party of up to 2 people, email us to reserve your spot. Attention! Strictly NO WALK-INS allowed, Sorry.

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