Artists

Back to our roots.

David Wiseman’s Wilderness and Ornament installation at New York’s R & Company is reminiscent of a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale forest: the beauty is at once both glamorous and raw.

Among the animals.

Spanish artist Máximo Riera’s Animal Chairs are simultaneously intimidating and beautiful. The rhinoceros seems about to draw breath, the octopus to scuttle away, the whale’s tale to splash back into the sea.

Now's the Time at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

As groundbreaking artists typically do, Jean-Michel Basquiat embodied an era. He became an unlikely superstar in a segregated art world at just 20 years old, exploding onto the New York scene in the early 1980s, his rise coinciding with the development of hip hop music and graffiti art culture.

Diana Beltran Herrera’s paper creations.

Artist Diana Beltran Herrera explores both the natural world and our distancing relationship with it through her mastery of paper sculptures.

Portrait by an artist.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Cecil Beaton, like the Gershwin brothers or Cole Porter, sums up an era of carefree elegance, all depicted in black and white, of course. Beaton is the definitive photographer of glamourous portraiture. He’s influenced every celebrity snapper who’s come after him.

The last supper.

If you had to choose a favourite meal as your last, what would it be? This common question inspired Australian artist CJ Hendry’s latest project, #50Foodsin50Days, detailed drawings of food on Hermès plates.

Recollecting things to come.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: For Sorel Etrog, the human head is a landscape in which to explore and articulate the tension between the interior life of humans and the exterior reality they face.

Eyes wide open.

For Israeli-born artist Nir Hod, themes of beauty, loneliness, and narcissism—three of his favourite subjects—are constantly recurring in his work.