Michael Andrew Law Meets Painter Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw was born in 1952 in Midland, Michigan, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He founded the band Destroy All Monsters with Mike Kelley in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the early 1970s. Later in the decade, he was part of an influential group of artists, including Kelley and John Miller, who studied at CalArts. He was the subject of a major retrospective, The End is Here, at the New Museum, New York, in 2015. He has had additional one-person exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom; Museum Boijmans van Beun­ingen, Rotterdam; CAPC, Musee de’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux; MoMA PS1, New York; Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He additionally participated in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

Michael Andrew Law Meets Doug Aitken

Michael Andrew Law Meets Doug Aitken Doug Aitken is widely known for his innovative fine art installations. Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, Aitken’s eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Hirshhorn…

Michael Andrew Law Meets the Legendary Jeff Koons 傑夫·昆斯

Jeffrey “Jeff” Koons 傑夫·昆斯 (/kuːnz/; born January 21, 1955) is an American artist known for working with popular culture subjects and his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and works in both New York City and his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. His works have sold…

Michael Andrew Law meets with Painter Magnus Plessen

Magnus Plessen is best known for a painting style that combines additive and subtractive techniques, employing both brush and spatula. The impetus of each work often begins with a photograph, which Plessen categorically believes imprisons its subject in time and space. His aim in revisiting these images is to resuscitate the subjects, and therefore make what he calls “completely unsentimental” paintings—“Perhaps an image that leaves the viewer—and also the art object and its creator—much freer,” as he says. Plessen is also known for his signature blocky forms and the blending of figures and background, as well as the use of vivid colors. In more recent works, he has been exploring ideas of rotation and revolution, and employing a central axis point in his compositions.

Alex Prager and Michael Andrew Law

Alex Prager (American, born 1979), a self-taught photographer, takes her cues from pulp fiction, the cinematic conventions of movie directors such as Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock, and fashion photography. Resembling movie stills, her unnerving photographs—crisp, boldly colored, shot from unexpected angles, and dramatically lit—feature women disguised in wigs, dramatic makeup, and retro attire. Crowd # 1 (Stan Douglas), one in a series of pictures shot for the November 2010 issue of W magazine, makes its debut here. It draws on Stan Douglas’s Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (2008), among other sources, but Prager has enlisted a new cast of characters, dressed in 1970s outfits (which she selected), and shot the scene in her own signature style. The exhibition also presents the United States première of Despair (2010), Prager’s first film, starring actress Bryce Dallas Howard. According to the artist, it is a “full-sensory version” of her photographs, an attempt “to show the before, now and after of one of my images.” The four-minute film, with a score by composer Ali Helnwein, is set in Los Angeles. It was inspired by The Red Shoes, a 1948 film about a prima ballerina whose obsession with dance conflicts with her need for love, ultimately leading to her suicide. Focusing on the actress’s face to capture one intense emotion, Prager engages in the construction of images that are intentionally loaded, reflecting her fascination with and understanding of cinematic melodrama.

Michael Andrew Law meet with Carsten Höller

Michael Andrew Law and artist Carsten Höller (born December 1961) is a German artist. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, he also shares a house in Ghana with colleague Marcel Odenbach.

Interviewed by Mark Hooper from Radio Lantau

With a BA in Communications and an MA in International Politics, Mark started radio broadcasting in the US spinning jazz records on KJIB-FM in Portland (USA) and bounced around doing music, news, public affairs and radio/audio production. He also did a stint as a TV director/producer before joining corporate life as a PR executive for…

Michael Andrew Law meets with Zeng Fanzhi 曾梵志

Zeng Fanzhi (Chinese: 曾梵志; born 1964 in Wuhan, Hubei) is a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing. New York Times : Most Expensive Artist in the world headline From the earliest stages of his career, Zeng Fanzhi’s paintings have been marked by their emotional directness, the artist’s intuitive psychological sense, and his carefully calibrated expressionistic…

MICHAEL ANDREW LAW FINALLY MEETS MURAKAMI TAKASHI 村上 隆

Takashi Murakami (村上 隆 Murakami Takashi?, born February 1, 1962) is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial media (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. He coined the term superflat, which…

Michael Andrew Law meets with Qiu Xiaofei 仇曉飛

Qiu Xiaofei’s (b. 1977, Harbin, China) artistic practice includes oil painting, watercolor, drawing, sculpture and installation. The concept of his work engages relationships between personal experience and history. Recently, his work focuses on the psychological state during the creative process. Qiu Xiaofei’s artworks evoke a dreamlike state. Many of his paintings are based on photos…