Sigrid Sandström @ Other Places, Anat Ebgi LA

Sandström’s practice actively interrogates the methods by which viewing initiates and elicits thought and cognition. Her newest body of work consists of a series of portrait-sized paintings hung at equal distance throughout the gallery. As a gestural template, each painting comprises an assortment of brushstrokes impastoed onto intimately-scaled panels colored vividly with swatches of magenta,…

Nicola Samorì @ Monitor Gallery, Rome

Rome is a city of a thousand faces Rome is the political capital of Italy, but also the center of Christianity, Rome is the city that brings with it all the contradictions and the beauty of the world. Its formal freedom has become its most unique trait over the centuries, thanks to the urban, architectural…

Balthus @ Scuderie del Quirinale, Académie de France, Villa Medici, Rome

Balthus’s is a realm of pictorial paradoxes, artifices, mirrors and masks. An enormously learned and histrionic aesthete, known for his mistrust towards interpreters and commentators on his work, Balthus had a penchant for questioning his audience about aesthetic credos and expectations. Little wonder he became the controversial figure, who has been equally regarded as the rappel-à-l’ordre…