Nicole Eisenman

  • Nicole Eisenman

    Nicole Eisenman is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is a member of Ridykeulous.

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    XYLOR JANE (CANADA, NEW YORK)

    Jane’s subject matter is the 96 percent of the universe that we’ve never seen. After the longest time I’ve spent in a gallery in ages, I went home to research magic squares, an ancient method for organizing numbers that Jane referenced in her show. I hear that mathematics is under and inside everything—no clue what that means, really, but I can feel the idea of mathematical systems in Jane’s paintings. They hum and shimmer. Their structure appears and dissolves depending on

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    EI ARAKAWA

    Gutai is often considered the starting point for postwar art in Japan, typically described as a response to American Abstract Expressionism (via Pollock, who first exhibited in Japan in 1951) and as a parallel to French art informel (via Michel Tapié). However, I want to point out two earlier collectives of midcentury Japanese art (pre-Conceptual On Kawara aside): Jikken Kōbō (Experimental Workshop)—an avant-garde art, music, and theater collective that was influenced by the Bauhaus and European Surrealism—and Zero-kai (Zero Society), whose member Kazuo Shiraga had already