- Source: Evening Standard
- Author: Ben Luke
- Date: October 05, 2017
- Format: DIGITAL
Frieze Art Fair 2017:
The young artists to look out for at this year's fair
Ben Luke shares his pick of the best young artists to look out for at this year’s Frieze Art Fair.
Arcadia Missa, London, price not disclosed (but less than £10k). A dense three-screen film which takes on the meaning of cell in its broadest sense, with computer images of a panoptic Cuban prison design and allusions to cells as factories for organisms, among much else. Political agency, the body and identity loom large.
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, €35k. Assembled from materials including car parts, styrofoam and fake fur, this sculpture initially appears playful but grows subversive. Like an airline seat made by Surrealists, it is fetish furniture, luxury in the form of an available body.
Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Guadalajara, £13k. Billingham creates paintings based on the caricatures of Gillray and Rowlandson, whose sharp language he loosens. He’s also created a stencilled decorative mural for the Travesia Cuatro booth, featuring goldfish and lily pads.
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, larger pieces $25k. Kuwata’s smaller sculptures are as alluring and yet repulsive as those in Regent’s Park: lumpy, confectionary-coloured pots with molten gold puking from them. A leading light in the surge of artist-ceramicists.
Hunt Kastner, Prague, €25k. This turquoise-and-white installation, shown in the main image, is a beacon from across the busy fair, and it rewards getting up close. Figures with faces replaced by images of an iron and an electric shaver and a ceramic glove producing foam bubbles are among its skewed takes on the domestic world.