Pigment print on aluminum, 45 x 45 inches framed
Françoise Nielly is a painter based in Paris, France whom Mr. Kilroy discovered on a recent trip to the Netherlands. Nielly’s artwork is typically vibrant and detailed. A lot of her work is inspired by urban life. Françoise uses knives to paint her artwork as she seems to prefer the thick, clean brushstrokes created by them. Painting portraits is her specialty. As a child, she was taught by her father that there was “no room for mistakes,” and this has interestingly influenced the intricacy of her artwork as she layers her paintings with bright and contrasting color. She is represented by multiple galleries in Europe (Spain, France, UK) and America (US, Canada).
Ceramic, glaze, 150 pieces, dimensions variable
Bradley Sabin is a ceramic artist based in New Orleans, LA, Whose ceramic practice is inspired by the natural world. In the early 2000’s Sabin moved from Michigan to Louisiana which resulted in a love of gardening and new observations of the outside world that make up his “library” of organic forms. He equates the care and time needed to have a healthy garden to human relationships that also require hurturing and protecting to flourish. In his latest installations of Magnolia inspired flowers forms he often thinks of the work as immersive surroundings that are inviting and promote his love of nature.
C-print, each 55”75 (left to right)
1. 333 Brannan, SF, CA – Construction worker in action on the roof of the project.
2. 350 Mission, SF, CA – Testing of ‘Virtual Depictions: San Francisco’, a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol. The project consists of a series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and the people around us within a unique artistic approach for 350 Mission’s media wall in collaboration with Kilroy Realty Corporation, Mr. John Kilroy, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects and DPA Fine Art Consulting.
3. 555 Mathilda, Sunnyvale, CA – Detail from the multi-day metal assembly, welding and installation of Jon Krawczyk’s massive red ribbon sculpture installation at Sunnyvale campus. Lauded for his ability to turn metal into large scale biomorphic sculptures that strike viewers as having their own ubiquitous presence, Krawczyk cuts, pounds, and welds sheets of stainless steel to fabricate these massive smooth, monolithic, curvilinear forms that almost look as though they were carved by a samurai slicing clay. Krawczyk’s sculptures highlight the massive physicality of making art objects from that material action of welding energy and matter with entropic force.
Mission Red 1, 2, 3, 4, 2007
Mission Green and Yellow 1, 2, 3, 4, 2007
Mission Red 5, 6, 7, 8, 2007
Mission Blue 1, 2, 2007
Mixed media on canvas on wood panel, dimensions variable
Brazilian-born painter, photographer, and mixed-media artist Silvia Poloto is a prolific artist who has shown in an impressive list of venues during her career. She is best known for her lyrical abstractions on canvas and series of recent multimedia works on wood entitled Absence~/Presence; these pieces combine painting with digital imagery, both found and manufactured, in order to reflect on the psychology of illness and mortality. While the new works take on the serious themes of classical art, they retain Poloto’s masterly command of color, gesture and texture; they are sumptuously beautiful improvisations that have come together from the disparate elements filling the artist’s studio through the agency of Poloto’s intuition her perfect visual pitch. The mixed-media Observations paintings are brilliantly colored but modulated fields of acrylic paint inhabited by an assortment of visual events: sweeping brushstrokes in black and white, meandering lines, grids of dots, poured squiggles, and scrubbed-in blobs. They are reminiscent of various Abstract Expressionist painters such as Miro, Baziotes, Rothko, Motherwell, and Tapies but this is a synthesis that creates its own world. A variety of marks is presented close up to the picture plane in front of an aqueous, shadowy mass of color, as if floating on waves or emerged from chaos, but drifting slightly; a sense of temporality and change emerges from the sometimes odd and ambiguous shapes, which seem to breathe.