ARRESTED MOTION TOP PICKS FOR MTV RE:DEFINE
On behalf of Arrested Motion, editor Khôi Nguyễn gave us his top picks for this year's MTV RE:DEFINE. View and bid on all of the art on Paddle8 through 11:30PM CST April 8th, 2016.
1. Rob Pruitt - Love & Mercy, 2016 - Pruitt's work is often fun, colorful, and playful as he mines and exposes contemporary pop culture. While one of his well-known shaped hearts, this work is also one of his more understated and subdued ones, as it is a monochrome black heart.
2. John Houck - Untitled #195.01, #195.02, 2016 - An instantly recognizable work by Houck, who performs architectural interventions on his works, which explore photography and perception. The bold colored work is simultaneously attractive and conceptually rigorous.
3. Simon de Pury - Le Nombril du Monde, 2009 - The first work of art I have seen available by the Work of Art: The Next Great Artist star and mentor. Usually on the other side, evaluating and judging works to be sold, the iconic auctioneer and art world personality puts himself up for critique as he presents an illustrative piece on navel gazing.
4. Helmut Lang - Untitled, 2015 - Highly acclaimed and admired as a clothing designer, Lang is now a full-time artist on the roster of the esteemed Sperone Westwater gallery. His tall and slender sculptures have the look, feel, and organic sense one would expect from the talented and respected Austrian.
5. Marc Quinn - We Share Our Chemistry With the Stars (XX200), 2016 - art collectors continually strive to have their collections reflect their values, concerns, and personality. One that manifests their discerning eye. What better way to accomplish that than to have a piece that literally is of your eye?