International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair

December 2 - 7, 2014
Exhibitor listing
  • From Point no. 760128 - Ufan Lee
  • Tingari - Warlimpirrnga  Tjapaltjarri
  • NY Times Arts and Leisure 3/4/16 - Paul Rousso
  • Smiley Copper 9 - Banksy

Smith-Davidson Gallery


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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

Banksy

Banksy   - Smiley Copper 9
Smiley Copper 9
Chowaiki & Co.,
Anna den Drijver

Luc Dratwa

Zhuang Hong Yi

Sarrita King

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye

Marc Lagrange

Ufan Lee
Biography : Lee Ufan (Korean, b. 1936) is a philosopher and minimalist sculptor and painter, trained and educated in Japan. Having studied modern Western philosophy in the 1950s at Nihon University, Lee became a prominent member of the avant-garde Mono-ha group, beginning in the late 1960s. The art of this artist, who has long been based in Japan, is rooted in an Eastern appreciation of the nature of materials and also in modern European phenomenology. The origin of Mono-ha may be found in Lee‘s article "Sonzai to mu wo koete Sekine Nobuo ron (Beyond Being and Nothingness - A Thesis on Sekine Nobuo." The Mono-ha artists aimed to deviate from typical Western artistic practices of media manipulation, and instead juxtaposed objects and materials in such a way as to draw attention to the relationship between things and surroundings. Lee’s paintings are frequently characterized by simple, abstract brushstrokes in dark blue and gray tones, applied to white canvases or surfaces. His sculptures, such as his prolific Relatumseries, often portray a similarly antithetical relationship by placing round or flat natural stones alongside rectangular plates of iron and steel. In keeping with his background in philosophy, Lee strives to engage viewers in contemplating the interaction between space, objects, and themselves. From 1973 until 2007, Lee served as a professor at Tama Art University in Tokyo. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at New York’s Pace Wildenstein and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Lee Ufan currently lives and works in Kamakura, Japan, and in Paris, France.
Ufan Lee - From Point no. 760128
From Point no. 760128
Wellside Gallery,
Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa "Mrs. Bennett"

Esther Giles Nampitjinpa

Pelita Napurrula

Naata Nungurrayi

Marcel Pinas

Gavin Rain

Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso - NY Times Arts and Leisure 3/4/16
NY Times Arts and Leisure 3/4/16
Maayke Schuitema

Marcelo Segall

Marie Cécile Thijs
Biography : Marie Cécile Thijs is an artist with a distinctive signature. Her portraits are still lifes, and her still lifes become portraits. She is influenced by the old masters in painting, yet her work is clearly contemporary. Stillness is key. Marie Cécile Thijs, originally a lawyer, decided more than fifteen years ago to follow her love for the camera. She is specialised in staged photography, and created the series White Collar, Food Portraits, Chefs (Cooks), Horses and Human Angels, which are still in progress to this day. She also made many portraits of writers, politicians, designers and artists. Her work has often been published and exhibited, her photos have repeatedly received international acclaim and are included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Rotterdam and many public and private art collections. Recently her book 'Characters' has been published. She had her first retrospective in Museum aan het Vrijthof Maastricht. Also her work has been exhibited at TEFAF 2015.
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Biography : Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri was born around 1958 east of Kiwirkurra in Western Australia. In 1984 the international headlines were filled with the ’discovery’ of the last group of Australian Aborigines who until the late 20th century had managed to retain their traditional lifestyle in complete isolation. These so-called ’last of the nomads’ or ‘lost tribe’ of nine Pintupi walked in from the bush west of Lake Owen that year and for the first time came into contact with western civilization. Six of these nine Aborigines became artists. From these six, Warlimpirrnga was the first who started painting after carefully observing other artists from the community at Kiwirkurra. Within three years, Warlimpirrnga transformed from a nomad with a traditional lifestyle into one of the leading artists from the Papunya Tula Artists corporation. In 1988, he held his first exhibition in Melbourne. Warlimpirrnga paints primarily in two styles, he makes extensive use of geometric shapes to depict the stories of the Tingari (ancestors), or he uses lines made up of carefully placed dots in his dreamings that depict holy Lake Mackay, a site of which he is one of the custodians. Warlimpirrnga uses the same dot technique as other Pintupi artists like his brothers, Walala and Thomas, but also George Tjungurrayi.
Warlimpirrnga  Tjapaltjarri - Tingari
Tingari
Paddy Lewis Tjapanangka

George ‘Hairbrush’ Tjungurrayi

Don Tjungurrayi

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Frank van der Meijden

Barbara Weir

Barbara Weir

Tommy Watson Yannima

ABOUT

Modern & Contemporary Art
Founded in 1969
David Smith   Director
Gabriëlle Davidson   Director
Paul Geerlings   Gallery Manager
Founded in 1969, the Amsterdam and Miami based, SmithDavidson Gallery is specialized in Modern and Contemporary Art, with a focus on paintings and photography. Since 1990 the gallery has been headed by David Smith, taking over after his father Leslie passed away and so becoming the second generation of Smiths to run the company. David’s reign over the past 25 years changed the gallery focus, moving from classic 19th Century Art into Impressionism, Modern and Contemporary art. Today the SmithDavidson Gallery collection and program consists out of two main pillars: Modern and Contemporary Art. Giving praise to this evolution, the gallery adopted the name SmithDavidson Gallery in the spring of 2015.

The collection can be viewed at the 400 square meters Amsterdam gallery on the Tintorettostraat and a second a location in Miami. SmithDavidson Gallery also exhibits at five major international art fairs every year (such as TEFAF, The Armory Show New York and Art Miami) and enjoys having an international clientèle, including a number of important museums and private collections.
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