ArtList Spotlights: Pestoni & Auerbach

An Inside Look at What's Featured on ArtList

Friday, July 03
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tribeca - New York
Traditional Salon

    Learn more about the artworks and artists that [ArtList]{ is featuring this week at our weekly Salon. Our Head of Curation, Astrid de Maismont will discuss the careers of artists Jon Pestoni and Tauba Auerbach, their roles as major though distinctly different contemporary artists and the works ArtList is currently featuring for sale from them.

    About the artist

    Andy Warhol / Jon Pestoni / Tauba Auerbach

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is an American Pop Artist best known for his silkscreen works sourced from low culture and advertising imagery. Additionally, the artist produced a number of films, photographs, and prints as complements to his artistic practice which incorporates elements of mechanical and mass production. Warhol’s oeuvre features some of the most important figures of the 20th Century as subjects. For this particular works, Warhol used Polaroid to capture quick, casual glimpses into the lives of him and his friends (some of the most famous celebrities of their time). In his own words, "A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary."

    Jon Pestoni (b. 1969) is a contemporary artist living and working in Los Angeles, California on expressive, gestural paintings that subvert the tradition of formalism by creating works that comment on, if not contradict each other when viewed as a comprehensive oeuvre. Pestoni’s large-scale paintings feature dramatic shifts in scale, varied materials, and unique conflations of foreground, background, and middle ground. Pestoni’s paintings are themselves an ongoing process of artistic discovery and rediscovery—they speak to how the artist and the viewer perceive the emotive qualities of art at a given time.

    Tauba Auerbach (b.1981) is known for producing art about language and logic that she communicates through painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and installation. Her artistic practice is based in conveying multidimensionality on a two-dimensional scale. Her prints, like her larger paintings, mitigate spatial disorientation by emphasizing the physical gesture and optical illusionism involved with the folding, unfolding, and stretching of canvas. In this way, the use of color and perspective imitates the way that objects appear to recede or project in three-dimensional space.

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