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YES WOMAN: SYLVIE FLEURY’S NEON ART

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sylvie-fleuryThe Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury has amassed a body of work informed by the world of fashion, luxury goods, and consumerism, all of which are presumably referenced in this 2009 typographic piece—an installation in which neon has seldom been applied to such refined effect.

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WALL OF LIES: IVAN ARGOTE’S ARCHITECTURAL TEXT

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ia2_jpg_7254_north_700x_whiteThe Columbia-born, France-based contemporary artist Ivan Argote works in a range of media that includes painting, photography, sculpture, and video. Little wonder I’d be partial to this recent poetic installation, “Excerpt: Tell me Lies”—which may look like a serendipitously fractured urban wall, but is, in fact, a carefully composed hybrid of architecture and text, realized in concrete, paint, polyurethane, and steel.

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HOMESICK: NICOLAS CONSUEGRA’S OUTSIDER ART

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Screen shot 2013-06-25 at 8.13.20 AM“When English is not your first language, words can often sound conspicuous. I thought the word “exit” was the same as “exile.” Both words signify…a threshold you are crossing, not only physically, but symbolically as well.” Columbian artist Nicolas Consuegra, who spent formative creative years in New York City, knows something about feeling displaced—and finding expression in a modified Exit sign installation, created in 2006.

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FRUITFUL LOOPS: LINE DRAWINGS BY PIERRE CHARPIN

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dezeen_Wrong-Shop-Editions-at-twentytwentyone-7Even accomplished furniture and product designers need to express themselves more informally. French designer Pierre Charpin, whose portfolio includes furniture for Ligne Roset and tableware for Alessi, finds expression in repetitive lines. His Loop drawings, originally executed in felt tip pens, have been converted to a suite of four digital prints, each now available for purchase in a limited edition of 50. “I attach great importance to this practice,” says Charpin of the act of drawing,  “because it is the link to my visual arts background.” An awfully pretty link, I’d say.dezeen_Wrong-Shop-Editions-at-twentytwentyone-6dezeen_Wrong-Shop-Editions-at-twentytwentyone-5dezeen_Wrong-Shop-Editions-at-twentytwentyone-8

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EXIT STRATEGY

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Allen Grubesic’s mixed-media light box puts a more, well, exciting, spin on a standard exit sign.

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Afterglow

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Oh, to have an extra $60,000 on hand to buy this fiery red neon text work by the French artist and filmmaker, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. It’s glowingly on sale right now at Artspace.

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EAR MISS

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Must hand it to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Diffusing the gravitas and reverence of the great Vincent’s public image is no easy feat. But they’ve cleverly managed it with the subtle humor of this ad campaign for the museum cafe–which features a still life image that’s, well, almost perfect.