HG Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s second exhibition since 2014 for renowned abstract expressionist color field painter, Natvar Bhavsar. The retrospective entitled, “Phenomenon”, draws together 20 different works on paper and canvas created by the artist representing the culmination of a body of work that spans over four decades.
BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 16, 2017- Marriott International – an Official Partner of Art Basel in Miami Beach – to premiere StoryBooked™ during the art show. Produced by Marriott International's award-winning Creative and Content Studio – the documentary series captures the purposeful journeys of four emerging artists venturing to Japan, Italy, Spain and Peru seeking the ultimate in creative inspiration.
Marc Gumpinger is the Artist of the Moment who will transcend his craft well into the Future by connecting the emotionally charged dots of the human soul with a scientifically enhanced laser-cut alike art technique that is both hypnotizing and besotting. Current and relevant, his art is the entrancing result of mixing the oxymoronic elements of human existence by bridging two worlds: tradition and digital innovation on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His art is thought-provoking forcing us to surpass the limitations of our comfort zone, stimulating our imagination, inspiring us to see beyond the Unseen and tap into a territory where fantasies and dreams are perfectly aligned with the latest discoveries in technology.
During the peak of Punk Rock in the early eighties, when questioning the status-quo and aggressive social commentaries were at the heart of artistic expression, the San Francisco based Punk/ska band The OFFS were working to build a career. The coverart for their First Record, illustrated by Jean Michel Basquiat originally intrigued their signing label and contributed to their brief success. The OFFS and Basquiat’s social commentaries were consistent -- a support for class struggle through political art.
In 2017, HG Contemporary exclusively releases framed front/back limited edition of The OFFS First Record, cover art by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
A few years ago, Marc Gumpinger described himself as "CEO of Scoreloop and Senior Director at Research In Motions", prior to that he was an associate at venture capital firm Target Partners. Today, the Munich-based developer of software, algorithms and server systems, is in a gallery in New York's Chelsea art district. On the walls hang dark, large-scale oil paintings of astronauts in space.
Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim was featured in a live web-television segment with anchors Kristen Scholer and Alyssa Julya Smith. Philippe discussed art as an investment, specifically explaining how how fluctuations in economy affect art buyers, the kinds of artists he feel are currently most notable, how the digital-age affects the art sector, and more.
Artist Marc Gumpinger and Artsy CTO Daniel Doubrovkine, moderated by HG Contemporary gallerist Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, discuss the past, present, and future of art and technology during the “Contemporary Art in a Technology Driven World” panel.
From the 6th to 15th of October 2017, Florence Biennale is hosting the eleventh edition of the celebraed art fair. The International Exhibition of Contemporary Art for twenty years has been as a showcase of excellence for world contemporary art.
With more than half a million followers on Instagram and Facebook, young Tim Bengel is Germany's the most famous artist of his generation. Being represented by a Guggenheim gallery in New York, the world-renowned artist is getting appreciation from New York to Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong.
Breakthrough gallery, HG Contemporary, founded by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim is building a reputation in introducing unique artists and developing gallery shows that embrace utterly original concepts and aesthetics announced Marc Gumpinger’s International Exhibition entitled, “SPACE.” Gumpinger's solo show with HG Contemporary follows on a long successful career as a technology entrepreneur and a PhD in Human Biology.
Bengel is the first artist the gallery has discovered online. "I found him on the Internet about a year and a half ago," gallery founder Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim said shortly before the opening reception. "I really saw true potential, both from the medium, and because there's that wow factor."
Inspired from a young age on trips to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart near his home of Ostfildern, Germany, Tim started imitating drawings of artists like Cy Twombly and Kandinsky from the age of 9.
He was confused what simple dashes of color could mean and started realizing the importance of defining his own style. Earning his first art award at 18 for a collage about the European financial crisis made of coins, Tim then became determined to define a technique with “great recognition value.”
He developed his method of using sand, gold and glue between 2014 and 2015 before becoming a YouTube sensation by sharing videos of his process leading up to dramatic conclusions where he would reveal his intricate images by letting the un-glued sand and gold fall from canvases when turned vertical.
22. “Tim Bengel: Monuments” at HG Contemporary
Tim Bengel has become somewhat of a YouTube sensation for the process videos featuring his unique technique of painting with sand and gold leaf. After tirelessly gluing individual grains of sand to blank canvases—each work can take up to 300 hours to complete—he reveals his intricate composition by standing up the canvas and letting the excess sand fall away, unveiling the image below. At the opening of his first New York solo show, the German artist will replicate this dramatic reveal live and in person for his newest piece.
How many times in life one can say these words and really mean them? And then this German artist came along and left us speechless. Three times in my life I experienced feelings of this magnitude: when I saw Michael Jackson and Lenny Kravitz perform live and then on September 7th when the HG Contemporary Gallery lead by another German, groundbreaking gallerist Philippe Artus Hoerle-Guggenheim, hosted Tim Bengel’s very first international Solo Exhibition titled Monuments: My American Dream.
Philippe Artus Hoerle-Guggenheim. A name inarguably headed for a sophisticated future. Somehow intimidating until you have the chance to a conversation with this refined 36 years old French-German Global citizen who surprisingly unveils himself quite differently than perhaps expected. That ‘je ne sais quoi’ is perfectly in his place along with the British accent, and his immaculately tailored suits.
"Dream big" is the motto of Tim Bengel. This attitude will lead him him to New York in the autumn. Before that, he is working with other young Stuttgart artists and shows his works in the boiler.
“For me art means doing things differently.” This tends to be the philosophy of the young artist Tim Bengel . This is the primary reason for his huge success. Oil on canvas, sculptures - all this already exists. That is why the 25-year-old has devoted himself to a different material that has a tradition in the art world, but is not so common today: sand.
HG Contemporary, New York is hosting an exhibition of the works of artist Conor Mccreedy, on view through July 20, 2017.
Represented by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim in North America, the show brings forth the highly acclaimed recent work by painter Conor Mccreedy (b.1987, Johannesburg, South Africa), who is known for his abstract and conceptual work based on his own unique, one-of-a-kind pigment “Mccreedy-Blue.” Inspired from his budding years in Southern Africa which is blessed with a landscape filled with endless shades of blue of brilliant cobalt skies and the convergence of Indian and Atlantic oceans, Mccreedy creates richly textured monochromatic abstract splash and figurative paintings in an unique pigment of blue.
A new exhibition opening at Chelsea’s HG Contemporary Gallery last week. The main focus of the exhibition, which was curated by the gallery’s owner Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, will lay on the Greek artist Philip Tsiaras. Visitors will encounter a wide array of the acclaimed artist’s paintings and sculptures from the 1980s to present-day, which includes politically charged works, such as “Primtivist”. Acting as a visual commentary on gun-control, the sculpture asks an important question. Can anyone—no matter how primitive—acquire the right to use a gun?
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The acrylic on canvas medium takes on a thoroughly new form here! That was my first, precise personal thought as I perused the exuberant work of Zhenya Xia at the prime Chelsea gallery – HG Contemporary (527 West 23rd Street) earlier this Spring. This is, indeed, art d’vivre – if there ever is such a definition. Such is the draw and the evoked emotion. Her grasp of color, and the subtle yet resonant depth of her layers, her shapes, her diagonals is all crisp, unorthodox and very much original. Without question the artistic signature of this Zhejiang born Chinese artist will continue to gather the keen eye of the very smartest and most astute collectors of post-millennial contemporary art.
HG Contemporary presents a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Laura Kimpton. “If WORDS could SPEAK,” the title of the exhibition, considers the multivalent interpretations of words in text, speech, and sculpture, as they gain increasing importance through technology.
This fall, HG Contemporary will feature artist-sensation Tim Bengel’s first New York solo exhibition. Tim recently shared a video trailer for the New York show called “Do Things Different” which has received over 10 million social media views and thousands of shares internationally.
Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim bought his first piece of art, a Picasso sketch, at just 12 years old. A native of Germany, he grew up in a family of collectors and artists and was always very intrigued by the art world. Still, he never thought he could make a career out of collecting.
Popular culture has long revered The IT Girl. That particular intriguing, smart and beautiful gamine. The cool chick with style and substance and class and pedigree. Well, in this politically correct day and age, Simply put – the IT Boy is the masculine ideal that all men want to be, and the guy that all the women want to be with. We now seek to celebrate The IT Boy. Or in this case, this particular New York City man-about-town and the talk of Manhattan as we speak by the name of Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim.
Last night, Miami Heat star athlete, Chris Bosh, was among the many art fanatics that came out to celebrate POWERHOUSE'S 1st annual Herradura cocktail party featuring works by acclaimed artist, Laura Kimpton of Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim's HG Contemporary gallery.
As Donald Trump continues to hit the campaign trail ahead of the November 8 presidential election, it’s natural to expect him to make public appearances. Don’t be fooled by the planned presidential-style motorcade in New York at 1 p.m. on October 25, however: British artist Alison Jackson has enlisted a Trump impersonator for a pointed performance art piece.
What’s the significance of this new show?
Well, in my almost 30 years as a visual artist, this exhibition represents an iconographic roadmap of the forces that shape today’s world, while bringing to the surface a very personal moment of social rationalization derived from the experiences I have lived in and out of Cuba. These works ine ably highlight the crude and controversial e ects of globalization; they are replete with elements that are political, social, religious, and even, intimate, in nature. In order to shock the conscience of my spectators, while awaking their curiosity, I have also included my collectors from all over the world, so as to make their presence inescapable throughout the show.
When HG Contemporary’s inaugural show is a solo exhibit of acclaimed street artist RETNA’s work, you know it’s a gallery with a distinct point of view. That guiding direction comes mainly from the Chelsea gallery’s director, Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, who has been visiting museums since he was four years old, getting carted around the Louvre with his art-obsessed mother and internalizing her penchant for the arts.
Hoerle-Guggenheim opened HG Contemporary in 2014 with the aforementioned RETNA exhibition to incredible acclaim. Since then, he has brought together an eclectic and thoughtful group of artists for a roster of group and solo exhibitions, often with a bold, playful pop culture bent that belies his genuine love for art.
En el estudio del artista cubano Williams Carmona sus obras de arte comparten la misma importancia que las fotografías de sus familiares y amigos, que están colocadas en las paredes.
Hay imágenes del pintor con su hija Lola, de un año y medio, otras de familiares cercanos, de amigos y también hay varias en las que aparece con figuras artísticas, como Alejandro Sanz y Ricardo Arjona.
La HG Contemporary Gallery de Nueva York inaugurará el 16 de junio la exposición Más se perdió en Cuba del artista cubano Williams Carmona.
El autor presentará una selección de piezas que incluyen escultura, pintura, dibujo e instalaciones, según informa la galería. Es la primera exposición en solitario del creador en esta galería.
In New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, a growing crowd watches a mirror image of a common street scene. There’s a tow truck and a car, but instead of removing it from an illegal parking space, the truck is lowering it into place, on the sidewalk in front of HG Contemporary Gallery. It’s a late-model VW Beetle in black, but it’s a little hard to tell, because it’s barely recognizable under all the multicolored graffiti, the work of Nelson Saiers.
Celebrity fashion designer Domenico Vacca has opened a 10-storey retail destination just off Fifth Avenue that comprises a boutique for men’s and women’s fashion, an Italian espresso bar and cafe, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a private members-only club, and 30 serviced apartments. Boasting neighbors such as Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, The Plaza and of course the Museum of Modern Art, the flagship for Vacca, who famously dresses the actor Jeremy Piven in “Entourage,” opened on May 3 — a significant upgrade from his first New York boutique, which opened up the street, next to Cipriani, 13 years ago.
The luxurious oasis of brown leather sofas even acts as an art gallery with rotating exhibitions, curated by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, who runs the HG Contemporary gallery in Chelsea.
All of the art in The Time Nyack is curated by the HG Contemporary, founded by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and specializing in bold, process-oriented work by emerging and established artists. The artists featured specifically at The Time Nyack include Alexander Yulish, Raphael Mazzucco, Nelson Saiers, Russell Young, Maximilian Wiedemann, and Pixelpancho.
Along with death and taxes, another certainty in life is math. In light of this, I hope to bring new meaning to April 15 as the birthday of Leonhard Euler. Born in 1707 to a pastor and pastor’s daughter in Basel, Switzerland, he was a devout Christian throughout his life, but chose the abacus over the cloth as a profession. This career would produce three of the top 5 most important equations ever, including arguably the most beautiful (according to a 1988 Mathematical Intelligencer poll), leading many to believe him to be the greatest mathematician ever. It is even more remarkable that he was able to accomplish this with impaired vision for most of his life. He began going blind in his 30’s, becoming completely blind in his 50’s. He actually became even more prolific after his blindness, earning comparisons to Beethoven whose deafness did not slow him.
As an artist, I draw my inspiration from many sources, from the Ethiopian Civil War to the crossing of the Rubicon, from Cezanne to Shakespeare, but given my background in mathematics, I regularly find myself exploring the lenses and tools that mathematics affords us. As one of mathematics’ greatest innovators, Euler is one of these inspirations for me.
Anyone familiar with the art world knows that there exists a complex, incestuous relationship between fine art and finance. Both deal in valuing things that can be hard to objectively appraise, and both can be confoundingly volatile. Plus, finance dudes, with their insatiable appetites for wealth and status, are flocking to art galleries and auctions these days.
Nelson Saiers further unites the two: The former derivatives trader and hedge fund manager gave up his lucrative career to become an artist last year. He now paints—wait for it—financial crises.
Two weeks ago his show of 20 paintings opened at HG Contemporary in Chelsea. The exhibition, suggestively titled “Inside Wall Street,” has a three-fold mission. The works look at the inside of his algorithm (the intellectual property that built his hedge fund into a very successful one), the inside of his fund, which he wound down recently to focus exclusively on art, and inside Wall Street itself.
INSIDE WALL STREET Offers a Glimpse into the 2008 Crisis through the Lens of the Math and Algorithms That Run Wall Street
NEW YORK, April 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nelson Saiers—artist, math Ph.D., and former hedge fund manager—walked away from Wall Street roughly a year ago. His art exhibition at HG Contemporary Gallery, 527 W 23rd Street in New York City, uses parts of his actual hedge fund trading algorithm to comment on the Financial Crisis of 2008, Madoff, and other large-scale financial motivators and events.
Nelson Saiers made his name as a star Wall Street quant. Now his paintings and sculpture targets the chaos of financial markets
Art and mathematics may seem worlds apart, but to study forms, lines, and shapes is also an education in balance, precision, and geometry.
Harmony between the aesthetic and the abacus goes on display this week in New York at a show of former hedge fund manager Nelson Saiers’ art. Saiers left his perch in 2014 as a star quant to dedicate time to math-based art, and his show targets the chaos inherent in financial markets. Lessons gleaned from trading are ubiquitous themes in his paintings and sculpture. At times, he converts his money-making equations into splashes of Braille, inserting brooding commentaries straight onto canvas. In one painting, he deploys his trading algorithms to conjecture what might have happened to the CBOE Volatility Index—the so-called fear gauge—after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914.
Killer Content has acquired the film and TV rights to Louise O’Neill’s novel “Only Ever Yours” with plans to develop the property as a film and TV series.
O’Neill’s debut novel was a YA hit in the U.K., where it was published last year. “Only Ever Yours,” released in the U.S. in May, is a dystopian story of a finishing school for girls where technology is used to enforce extreme standards of beauty and conformity.
Killer Content was formed last year through the merger of Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler’s Killer Films with Glass Elevator Media, a content incubator launched by Adrienne Becker.
“Only Ever Yours” is designed to be a bigger-budget film than Killer has fielded in the past. The indie stalwart’s latest pic, Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” has been generating awards buzz. It’s set for release Nov. 20.
Killer Content is working with the newly launched nonprofit Two Brass Brads to finance “Only Ever Yours.” Two Brass Brads is described as non-profit organization that creates “socially relevant” content that will be released in tandem with activist campaigns and educational efforts.
Among the org’s supporters is Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, whose Hoerle-Guggenheim art gallery is hosting a book party for O’Neill in New York on Wednesday.
Haute Living hosted combined two popular Art Basel concepts – the talk and the dinner to great effect on Tuesday night at Tamarina Miami in Brickell. Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim lead a discussion about the intersection of art and luxury brands, a perfect subject considering that Miami Art Week has evolved into the ultimate branding opportunity for the world’s luxury houses.
It's the sort of outfit which would cause a scandal if Her Majesty wore it. Elizabeth Hurley - who plays a fictional Queen in E!'s spoof series The Royals - stepped out on Monday in a see-through lace top at the premiere of the second season in NYC. The 50-year-old model and actress defied her age in the black sheer top which showed off her fabulously fit figure.
A true queen, on TV and IRL! Elizabeth Hurleystepped out to celebrate the second season premiere of The Royals on Monday, Nov. 9, at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in NYC, wearing a completely sheer, lace top that showcased her incredible body.
London-based artist Massimo Agostinelli's new show of work "Anagrams" is currently on view at Hoerle-Guggenheim gallery in New York (open through November 11). The Show includes works done with lenticular printing, so that names and phrases overlaid on imagery of pop culture icons transform as a viewer moves around them.
On 27 October, Sotheby’s New York held a presale cocktail reception in anticipation of the night’s main event: Elephants Forever, an auction, in partnership with Maclaren, of 22 contemporary artworks. Hosted by Owen Wilson, the event raised more than $1 million to benefit two organizations: Elephant Family, dedicated to saving endangered Asian elephants, and Space for Giants, whose mission is to preserve open habitats for African elephants.
As is NYC nightlife tradition, a venue signals that Something is inside via a velvet rope and careful assistants clutching the guest list in front of it. Last night, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in Chelsea upped the expectations. Gallery director, Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, opened Massimo Agostinelli’s “Anagrams” exhibit with a shiny red Aston Martin DB9 outside and a celebrity host, R&B singerMaxwell, who was playfully dressed in a red Paul Smith suit. Mr. Hoerle-Guggenheim—decked out in black with a manly modern-James-Bond presence—collaborated with his social but private friend, Maxwell, after the gifted Now musician glimpsed and loved Agostinelli’s “Now I Won” piece from his “Palindromes” exhibit in London this past May. (“Lonely Tylenol” on 15 5 15 for the Brit wits.)
At one time or another, we all played with anagrams, and had fun while rearranging the letters of a word or a phrase to produce a new one. This type of wordplay we all know and love, has inspired artist Massimo Agostinelli to create a series of works focusing on the enigmatic meaning of expressions associated with famous people and iconic objects. These works will be presented at Anagrams exhibition, that will be on view at Hoerle – Guggenheim Gallery in New York. For the upcoming show, the artist merges changeable phrases and classical and pop culture imagery by employing a unique art technique of lenticular printing.
An exhibition of Rolling Stones-inspired artwork and memorabilia put on by the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery at the new Edition Hotel in New York on Tuesday night received over 1,000 RSVPs.
The party was thrown in honor of the seminal rock outfit's 50th birthday, a fact that's enough to make pretty much anyone feel ancient.
Like most high-profile events that reach capacity early, the scene at the door quickly devolved into bedlam. "A lot of them were turned away or forced to wait without ever getting in," an anonymous source told Page Six, which had the story. "It was a madhouse."
After serving over half a century as the best band in the world, the Rolling Stones are still the source of inspiration and entertainment for several generations. Last night that came in the form of a new art show presented by Hoerle-Guggenheim and WhitewallMagazine, in which the venerated band was again immortalized through a collection of paintings, hand-written lyrics, and even guitars that have lived more than most people.
The collection, which included pieces by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was spread out over the third floor of the ever-buzzing EDITION hotel, but it was still a challenge to get a good look at the work with so many guests filling up the large space. A long line formed outside the hotel, with people eager to get a peek at the show, but also to rub shoulders with the stylish guests including Mr. Brainwash, Harif Guzman, and the EDITION's very dapper Ben Pundole.
Over 1,000 people RSVP’d for an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Rolling Stones on Tuesday.
“A lot of them were turned away or forced to wait without ever getting in. It was a madhouse,” said a spy of the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery show at the Edition hotel.
Artist Jumping Bull created a Stones tongue installation of Coke cans. A collector bought a Ronnie Wood guitar for $10,000, and a “tech CEO” offered $80,000 for one of the band’s Grammys.
Also there were Mr. Brainwash, Harif Guzman and Scott Lipps.
Some of these may be painted black. Works by artists including Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood will highlight the New York Edition and Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery’s “Celebrating Over 50 Years of History” exhibit featuring art that was inspired by the Rolling Stones. The exhibit will be feted at the New York Edition on Madison Ave., Tuesday night. Other artists on display include Geronimo aka Jumping Bull, Ian Wright and Russell Young.
This weekend, Jason Dussault is overseeing what will likely become one of the most memorable public-art projects in the city's history.
The celebrated mosaic artist and 500 volunteers from Telus were at David Lam Park creating a 12-metre by four-metre mural. It will feature a character he has named Barker the Evergreen standing in front of letters spelling out the word Vancouver.
"Most artists have to sneak out in the middle of the night to get their art on walls and streets," Dussault told the Straight. "I'm very fortunate that I don't have to risk arrest by trying to get my art up on the walls. I want to thank the city and Telus for doing this because it's something they don't have to do."
Mr. Brainwash (aka Thierry Guetta) is many things: a street artist, a filmmaker, and a real estate investor. He's been rumored to be Banksy, or alternatively, an invention of the famously anonymous street artist, after starring in the 2008 film, Exit from the Gift Shop.
Despite, or because of, these rumors, Mr. Brainwash continues his work as a street artist, taking on projects in cities around the world. New York seems to be a special place for the French expat, who currently lives in Los Angeles, but just bought a space under the High Line. He recently teamed up with Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery (see artnet Asks: Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Gallery Director) to unleash his creativity on the interior of the newly launched New York Edition Hotel. The only problem? He has a mere three hours to get the job done, and isn't sure yet what to do, exactly. We sat down with Mr. Brainwash to discuss the project, his celebrity fascination, and of course, Banksy.
Luxury real estate firm, RLTY NYC celebrated the grand opening of its SoHo office at 518 Broadway on Monday, May 11th with an unprecedented collection of artwork curated by Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery. The company also disclosed its partnership with the gallery to provide fine art advisory services to its premier clientele.
“We are honored to expand RLTY NYC’s presence into SoHo,” stated Mr. Benalloul. “We believe that the aesthetic of our new office space will foster camaraderie between our local art and real estate communities, and we look forward to the continued evolution between our two fields.”
"Guns have long had an extraordinary and terrible influence over us," artist McCrow writes on his website. "There are those who glorify them, those that subjugate through them and those who suffer by them."
This connection between man and weapon serves as the focal point of his most recent exhibition, "History Interrupted, The Art of Disarmament” at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery. The show puts on view a collection of 20 decommissioned AK47s and other small arms, collected from regions of conflict around the world -- the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Palestinian territories, Iraq. McCrow renders the firearms useless, lacquering, polishing, and staining the guns until they resemble imposing sculptures hanging on the gallery's walls like a benign canvas.
NEW YORK, NY - McCrow’s “History Interrupted, The Art of Disarmament”
is opening April 30th, 2015 at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery located at 527 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011. The show, which will be open to the public through May 28th, features McCrow’s latest work from weaponry procured directly from areas of conflict and then decommissioned. McCrow wants people to look beyond their new representation to acknowledge the dark story each weapon carries with it; to challenge our sanitised view of guns, our reaction to their being in front of us and with that of our own morality.
Whoever said art and algorithms are mutually exclusive? Almost a year ago, Nelson Saiers left his hedge fund, Saiers Capital, and turned his attention to a seemingly more creative venture: the full-time pursuit of art.
Saiers, who received his Ph.D. in mathematics at the ripe age of 23, pursued a successful career at Deutsche Bank before becoming chief investment officer of his own financial firm. Now, the self-anointed “mathematical artist" has harmoniously transitioned fromalgebraic topology to painting.
NELSON SAIERS TO OPEN POP-UP EXHIBITION CELEBRATING π IN AND BEYOND MATHEMATICS
“The Original Art Basel” by Nelson Saiers.
"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Sir Isaac Newton
In anticipation of a very special π (Pi) Day, artist and mathematician, Nelson Saiers, has prepared dual pop-up exhibitions focused on this ubiquitous number. The doors for both will open Saturday, March 14, 2015, or 3.14.15, at 9:26 AM (that is, 3.1415926, or the first eight digits of π) at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, 527 West 23rd Street in Chelsea to celebrate this unique occurrence in the modern calendar. This exhibition will include an exclusive preview of Saiers' latest work.
Saiers uses some of the most profound Pi-related equations and theories, combined with social commentary, history, and literature, to create visually-stimulating and thought-provoking works of art. Inspired by Newton’s childlike view of himself, Saiers recalled his earliest discovery of math and created much of this collection with crayon and construction paper. The abstract forms share the beauty of mathematical simplicity, but also take the viewer on a journey to explore the famously irrational number that defines circles and is fundamental to statistics, fractals, thermodynamics, mechanics, and electromagnetism.
Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, the director of Chelsea gallery Hoerle-Guggenheim, has acquired an impressive array of important modern and contemporary artists for a gallery as young as his—it opened its doors on West 23rd Street for the very first time early this Fall. The gallery's most recent acquisitions include seminal works by artists RETNA and Peter Beard. Also of note in the collection are the rich color-laden canvases of Natvar Bhavsar as well as a few choice works by Warhol, John Lennon, and Dalí.
The Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery marked its opening in style with a beautifully curated Chinese New Year celebration. The festivities included a traditional dragon dance set against the backdrop of expansive RETNA canvases, and a dinner with fortune cookies.
Gallery director Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and NY Projects president Yung Hee Kim greeted guests to this Chinese carnival, which was stylized by New York fashion icon Di Mondo.