Thursday, April 25, 2013

Agata Olek

Agata Olek is a very interesting artist based in NYC.  She does crochet and covers the world with it.  It seems to me to be a cross between graffiti ideas, Mike Kelley and Christo.  What is nice about it is that it takes so many conceptual ingredients and spins them out in a fresh way.  It doesn't seem to be overly concerned with galleries, like graffiti, but at the same time, it belongs within the framework of formal discussion.

The messages that are on many of the works are like memes that are reminiscent of Barbara Kruger.