Friday, May 27, 2011

Human Nature

North South, 2011
White Portland stone and black Delabole slate
Richard Long

Haunch of Venison

Last night was the Private view of the Richard Long exhibition at the Haunch of Venison. Richard Long is known as one of England's most important conceptual land Artists. His work consists of mud, stones, clay, handprints, photography and text work.

I enjoy his genuine love and use of nature, and the simple gratifying effect it has on us.

Human Nature, 2011
White China clay, Chinese blue pigments
and red Vallauris clay
Richard Long

Stone Print Spiral, 2011
Danish river stones
Richard Long

A circle in Norway
Richard Long

Untitled, 2007
White china clay on scrap metal from Niger
Richard Long

But, what was maybe more interesting to me at this opening was the discovery of Guiseppe Penone.
Guiseppe Penone like Richard Long has also worked since the 60's with Natural elements like Stones, trees, water and sap. 
The exhibition by the two Artists floated well together, perhaps too well since it was hard to know who had done what. At first I was surprised at Richard Long's exciting new direction in his work, only to find out that the honor was Guiseppe Penone's.

Pelle di grafite (Skin of graphite)
Graphite on black paper on canvas
Guiseppe Penone

These canvases, a series of 8, was quite stunning. The effect made it look like a combination of leather with silver imprints, but close up you could see the composed graphite drawings on black paper.

Lo Spazio della scultura-pelle di cedro
(Space of sculpture - cedar skin)
2001, Bronze, leather
Guiseppe Penone

Propogation, 2011
Pen, pencil, paper
Guiseppe Panone

Projection, 2000
Guiseppe Penone

After showing you these two great "ArtEco" artists, I can't help but to share some fantastic news.
We just found out that my man (he is an architect) is about to start an exciting renovation of a large Contemporary Museum! I will have to tell you more about this later.

Have a Fabulous weekend!

With Love 


  1. You're so lucky! I wish I could go to his studio!
    You gotta tell us about this renovation! I'm studying architecture and I'd love to hear about that!

  2. Really cool work!
    Kind of reminds me of Andy Goldsworthy.

    Happy weekend, darling K!


  3. Fantastic work!! Thanks for stopping by my page, I appreciate it!! YOU are welcomed there anytime :) Have a great weekend!!! xx

  4. wow, such interesting and unique pieces.

  5. the canvases are amazing! happy weekend :)

  6. Hi Kristin,

    It was wonderful to meet you and discover your beautiful blog. Many thanks for visiting me.
    I do envy you being able to go to all these amazing exhibitions. What great work and thanks for sharing.

    Happy weekend

  7. Wow! Congrats to your man! And these are so wonderful and unique!

  8. Congrats to your guy! Ooh and I love the natural elements in this work!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  9. well huge congrats to your handsome one! stellar news indeed, you both must be so thrilled - kudos!!! and these various installations are eye catching wonders. thanks for sharing lades. you get out to the most interesting shows and exhibits. can i have that life???? in awe, seriously. happy weekend full of cheers! ♥

  10. I have a thing for river stones, I find them fascinating and love to paint them...
    Thanks for sharing all this wonderful art Kristin, it's just wonderful :))

  11. Wow, that work is really unique! I'm always envious of creative people.

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    x Jasmine

  12. Thank you for introducing us to those great pieces of Art with another lovely post!

    And huge CONGRATS to you and your husband on your new museum project, amazing!

    Much love,

  13. That's great, congrats to your guy!! The pieces are stunning, so unique!

  14. lovely pics and congrats on the great news. you must be very excited!

  15. Such a fantastic news, sweetie. Congrats to your husband and I adore the Stone Print Spiral piece. Its incredible! Kisses and hugs
    Happy Monday

  16. how AWESOME!!!!!
    looking forward to see the renovation :)))

    xoxo ♥

  17. After two great discoveries, wonderful news! Congratulations :)