The event included the unveiling of a mural by Eli Sudbrack, who works under the name of assume vivid astro focus
, and Beacon students.
The collective assume vivid astro focus
, whose main contributors are Brazilian artist Eli Sudbrack and his French counterpart Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, framed its recent exhibition "alisabel viril apagao fenomenal" (virile hair-straightener phenomenal blackout) as a commentary on and a manifesto against the state of (real estate) affairs.
Throughout, pieces from Jasper Morrison and the Bouroullec brothers coexist with commissioned artwork, including a large wall piece by Assume Vivid Astro Focus
Apart from being an author of seven books in Russian, winner of the prestigious Andrei Bely literary prize, porn star in Bruce LaBruce's queerly acclaimed 1999 Skin Gang (in which he is billed as Tom International), and now performance artist (with Assume Vivid Astro Focus
, among others) and photographer, somehow Slava's reluctance to settle down, settle for the norm, jumps out of his multiple personae and trajectories.
A Brazilian artist known as Assume Vivid Astro Focus
also attracted the curious with a specially commissioned video installation piece while there were a number of free summer activities for children.
The centrepiece will be the collaboration of the Los Angeles-based Los Super Elegantes and the New York-based Brazilian graphic installation artist, Assume Vivid Astro Focus
, in their Slow dance club, last seen at the Whitney Biennial in New York.
EXHIBITION: The Brazilian-born, New York-based artist's pseudonym is Assume Vivid Astro Focus
and that's also the name of this bright, poptastic video installation.
Assume Vivid Astro Focus
is the pseudonym of the Brazilian artist who prefers to remain anonymous and the name of the project itself.
That everyone (except every single artist I know) seemed to agree that assume vivid astro focus
was the hottest thing since Wendy Airhole (because they dared to create retro-poppy, theme park-like environments rather than small, handmade things?
In the ecstatic, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink sprawls by the likes of assume vivid astro focus
and Christian Holstad, high- and mass-cult yearnings collapse: One feels the tug not only of British proto-Pop but also, at least in assume vivid astro focus
's case, of that perennial magnet for decadist longing: Swinging London of the '60s.
It's easy to imagine Assume Vivid Astro Focus
(aka thirtysomething Eli Sudbrack) submitting the winning bid to design the bar at the local student union.
The November show at Connelly's Chelsea office includes a sexy nude-in-the-landscape painting by Sissel Kardel, a trucker-style "Ride On"--logo mural by Assume Vivid Astro Focus
(aka Eli Sudbrack), and Kelley Walker's found computer-generated images and "cropped-from-reality" sculpture.