About S. Bitter-Larkin
Sylvie Bitter-Larkin received her MBA in Economics from Paris-Dauphine University and was the founder of the S. Bitter-Larkin Gallery in New York, which specialized in discovering and promoting the careers of new artists such as, among others, Patrick Corillon, Thomas Demand, Roland Flexner, Jim Lutes, Michel Mouffe, Yigal Ozeri, Michal Rovner and Karin Sander. In addition to displaying cutting edge art, the gallery sold major works of modern masters including Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Cornell, Gerhard Richter, Ed Rusha, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselman.
S. Bitter-Larkin has also built and continues to manage her own personal art collection which includes the works of up-and-coming as well as established artists.
This exhibition is a selection of young, emerging and established artists, highly accomplished and promising in the international art market. They caught my eye because of their exceptional talent and fresh perspective on this blossoming generation.
Each selected piece holds its own unique vitality through the use of different mediums spanning from photography to sculptural work which, much like this online exhibition, represents a fluid movement from two dimensional to three dimensional.
I have found great inspiration in the works of the artists included below, and there is no greater excitement to me than sharing my aesthetic journey here with you. Over the last few months, I’ve gotten a chance to directly interact with these artists and get a deeper understanding of where their work stems from; highly influenced by their individual place in society, each living and breathing different aspects of life that surrounds us.
Affected by ideas of spatiality and language, these selected artists redefine our understanding of pop culture and shift our understanding of our ever changing society.
Yung Jake’s sculptural wall works consist of reclaimed scrap metal and images that he either created or found on the internet. Drawing connections between identity and contemporary branding strategies, Yung Jake interweaves current status symbols from both the contemporary art and rap worlds. His
Michael Assiff makes paintings, objects and installations that investigate cultural heritage, environmentalism and branding within the anthropocene. Much of the work takes the form of the hand made; objects which use the materials and aesthetics of commercial production without using its methods (3-D printing, aquaprinting, vacuum forming or injection molding), challenging the nature and authority of the manufactured objects they draw from. In the recent “Chipotle” paintings, liquid plastic is applied by hand, in a manner much similar to cake decorating.
Yamini Nayar is a photographer who admits to thinking and working more like a sculptor than a photographer. In a 2015 interview with Huffington Post, Nayar said: “I’m interested in the physicality of the photograph – as a visceral object and translator of memory and suppressed narratives.”
The simplicity of a stone placed on a grave marker, the weathered grid of a concrete mausoleum, or a gaudily ornamented floral wreath serve as entry points to the formal elements in Holmes’s work. His funerary motif: gravestones, shrouds, arrangements and plots in many cases are analogues for standing sculpture, textile work, panel painting and floor sculpture.
T. Kelly Mason
T. Kelly Mason's videos, light boxes, sculptures and installations address space and structure as both objects and ideas. Mason's longstanding interest in the ideological coding of space plays off the experiential and direct currents that appear in his art.