Exhibitor listing
  • Need Money For Birkin -  Beau Dunn
  • N/A - Whis Be

Oliver Cole Gallery


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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

Christopher schulz
Biography : Native Los Angeles based artist, Christopher Schulz, works in multiple mediums to create his sculpture and 2D wall pieces. Although different disciplines, a common soul is shared in striving to invite emotion, delivering intent and enabling sensory exploration. The vast body of work reflects elements of the artist's surroundings both past and present, many times depicting familiar iconography to evoke a visual response that brings the viewer into a personal relationship within any given work. Well versed in the traditions of figurative and contemporary sculpture and painting, Schulz consistently pushes open new doors in conceptual ideas and processes by utilizing many cutting edge tools and technologies in the production of his original works. Thriving in a state of constant evolution, Schulz maintains "a significant work of art should never lose its aesthetic value" with aspiration to embody a gem-like quality throughout its existence, much like a modern artifact. The artists work has been exhibited on a national and international forum for over 10 years and resides in private and commercial collections world wide. With works being acquired by entertainment and technology moguls as well as Art Museum Directors, he has also been commissioned to create original works for such companies as HBA design group, BP Oil, Transocean and Isuzu. His work can be seen in public settings from Houston TX to Tiachung Taiwan.
Whis Be
Biography : WHISBE New York City Street artist WhIsBe is noted for his whimsical iconography, juxtaposing innocuous and benign images within an edgier context. Mixed with self taught skills and an education from New York’s School of Visual Arts, the artist’s street work began to appear in 2011 across the US and Europe when his McDictator piece received world wide media attention. The artist was speaking out by depicting Ronald McDonald as a malevolent dictator, as The Huffington Post put it, “the McDonaldization of America.” The use of this figure to expound political opinion in this familiar street theme has become popular among many other artists such as Banksy, also using the jovial mascot as a foil for sociological commentary. Once on the scene, WhIsBe quickly rose from anonymity to acceptance within the international art community. A feature story on Art Net was soon followed by his art appearing on the cover of Wallpaper Magazine and a four page interview in Materialist Magazine. He was later asked to donate original pieces to the Art Works Charity Foundation, Charity Water and other charitable organizations. WhIsBe also regularly works with the Red Bull Company to assist in the creation of art-themed promotional events. In June of this year, he was invited to curate and produce the artwork presented at the Governors Ball music festival on Randall’s Island where he also debuted some of his latest works. Recently he was named “1 of 7 NYC street artists to keep on your radar” by the popular social website Guest of a Guest.
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Niclas Castello
Biography : The American performance artist and curator Arleen Schloss, mentor to artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat or Keith Haring, was one of the first to recognize the outstanding talent of Niclas Castello. During his two-year stay at Arleen Schloss’s New Yorker loft, Niclas Castello immersed himself in neo-expressionistic compositions and developed his distinctive style so well-known to today’s art community. His work is honored in the world’s most important art institutions and recognized by renowned auction houses like Philips de Pury, London & New York. Articles about him can be found in journals such as the Garage Magazine and he regularly takes part in reputable art fairs such as the ART BASEL. Exhibition : AUCTION RESULTS: Phillips de Pury / London / UK / 13 April 2015 / The Kiss Gold Gilded (2015) Cornette De Saint / Paris / France / 16 June 2012 / The Kiss no. 4 (2010) Phillips de Pury / New York / USA / 08 March 2013 / The Kiss (2012) Cornette De Saint / Paris / France / 16 June 2012 / The Candy Gang (2010) FAIRS: 2016 / Basel / SCOPE Art Basel / 14.06. – 19.06. 2016 / Hong Kong / ART BASEL / 24.03. – 26.03. 2016 / Cologne / ART COLOGNE / 14.04. – 17.04. 2016 / Palm Springs / Palm Springs Art Fair / 11.02. – 14.02. 2016 / Los Angeles / LA ART Show / 28.01. – 31.01. 2016 / Miami / ART WYNWOOD /11.02. – 15.02. 2016 / New York / ART NEW YORK / 03.02. – 08.05. 2016 / Hamptons / ART SOUTHAMPTON / 07.07. – 11.07. 2015 / Miami / ART MIAMI / 01.12. – 06.12. 2015 / London / Frieze Art Fair London / 17.10. – 19.10. 2015 / Miami / ART BASEL ART Miami 02.12. – 07.12. 2014 / Basel / ART BASEL real ART 18.06. – 21.06. 2014 / Singapore / Art Stage Singapore 16.01. – 19.01. 2013 / Singapore / Art Stage Singapore 24.01. – 27.01. 2012 / Paris / ART ELYSEES 18.10. – 22.10. 2011 / Paris / Fiac 2011 20.10. – 23.10. 2011 / Paris / ART ELYSEES 20.10. – 24.10. 2011 / Paris / Cutlog Fiac Art Fair 20.10. – 23.10. 2011 / Basel / Palais 23.04. – 27.4. 2010 / Lille / Foire europeenne d’art 23.04. – 27.04. 2010 / Paris / Chic Art Fair 22.10. – 25.10. 2010 / Paris / Access & Paradox Art 22.10. – 25.10. Detailed Description :
Niclas Castello is one of today’s most respected contemporary artists worldwide. In only a few years, Niclas Castello has like no other managed to take the art world by storm and is now named in the same breath as today’s best known contemporary artists. He has become a vital figure in prestigious galleries such as Guy Hepner in New York & Los Angeles, the Avant Gallery in New York & Miami or Above Second in Hong Kong, where his work is displayed next to the art of today’s most popular contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Jeff Koons or Damien Hirst. The American performance artist and curator Arleen Schloss, mentor to artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat or Keith Haring, was one of the first to recognize the outstanding talent of Niclas Castello. During his two-year stay at Arleen Schloss’s New Yorker loft, Niclas Castello immersed himself in neo-expressionistic compositions and developed his distinctive style so well-known to today’s art community. His work is honored in the world’s most important art institutions and recognized by renowned auction houses like Philips de Pury, London & New York. Articles about him can be found in journals such as the Garage Magazine and he regularly takes part in reputable art fairs such as the ART BASEL. Niclas Castello was born in the 80’s and grew up in Germany. His early fascination and curiosity for the world of colors made him part of the street art movement in East Germany. His restless search for the new, led him to the famous Montmartre district in Paris, where he joined the street art scene around INVADER and found inspiration for his art of painting. Shortly after his return to Germany, he again set off to distant shores, to New York, where he developed his unique style and his unparalleled career began. HG Contemporary,
Beau Dunn
Biography : Beau Dunn is a contemporary artist, known for her buzzworthy photography, sculptures and paintings inspired by the paradox of childhood innocence, materialism, and consumerism. Her series have included Barbie, Hello Kitty and gun inspired pieces. In 2010, Dunn had her first group exhibition titled, "eXist" at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California.. In 2013, she released a series titled, "Plastic” featuring Barbie portraits at the Art of Elysium “Pieces of Heaven,” auction located at the ACE Museum in Los Angeles. There, Dunn's Barbie's caught the eye of actor David Arquette whom joined in the bidding of one of the portraits in hopes to win it as a gift for his daughter, Coco. Dunn's inspiration for her "Plastic" series and the development of her interest in art stemmed from her experience growing up in Los Angeles,"I got into art because of the whole idea of plastic people and materialism and how people in LA perceive themselves. It plays with what I grew up with and how they act,” said Dunn. Dunn has had exhibitions on both coasts showing in Los Angeles, New York and Miami for Art Basel (2013). Her work has been featured at LACMA for the third iteration of, Around the Clock: DONUTS & CLOCKS with Dawn Kasper, a 24 hour durational performance installation which featured artist made donuts, karaoke, and an open call exhibition of 100 clocks during the entire 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Dunn's piece was a clock inspired by Hello Kitty. In March 2013, she collaborated with fellow Los Angeles-based artist Gregory Siff for a photo series called, "Beauty is Boring", shot by make-up artist and photographer Robin Black. In November 2013 she loaned one of her Barbie portraits for a collaboration with This Means Mar. The piece was on display at Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles and was a part of Mars solo exhibition entitled, "I Crave Love". In January 2014 Dunn's Barbie series, "Plastic," was a part of a group exhibition t Exhibition : Beau Dunn (b. 1987 , Los Angeles, California ) Education Pepperdine University, Bachelor of Fine Arts , 2010 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 2017 | Solo Show, Limited Edition Gallery, New York NY 2017 | Solo Show, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles California PAST EXHIBITIONS 2010 | eXist , Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art , Malibu CA 2013 | Barbie #4, Pieces of Heaven / Art of Elysium, Ace Museum , Los Angeles CA 2013 | Hello Kitty Clock , For Your Art / LACMA , Los Angeles CA 2013 | Barbie #4, Dina Brown Gallery , "American All Star" , Los Angeles CA 2013 | Barbie Collection, Clic Gallery , New York, NY 2013 | Barbie Collaboration with This Mean Mar, Lab Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA 2013 | Barbie Collection, Lyons Wier Gallery, Art Basel, Aqua, Miami, FL 2014 | Barbie Collection, Lyons Wier Gallery, "MIA in MIA", New York, NY 2014 | Barbie Collaboration with This Means Mar, and Barbie Collection, Gallery 446, Palm Springs, CA 2014 | Doheny Drive, Pieces of Heaven / Art of Elysium, Siren Studios, Los Angeles CA 2015 | Bad B*TCH , Pieces of Heaven / Art of Elysium, Los Angeles CA 2015 | Glam Barbie #1 , Photographs, Philips Auction, Mayfair London 2015 | Chainlink Gallery | Opening Reception: November 13th : 1051 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles CA 2016 | Pieces of Heaven, Art of Elysium, Los Angeles 2016 | Group Exhibition / Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2016 | Size Does Matter / Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2016 | Group Exhibition / De Re Gallery, Los Angeles CA 2016 | Solo Pop Up Show entitled Plastic / De Re Gallery, Los Angeles CA 2016 | Art Miami Fair, Art Basel, Miami Florida / De Re Gallery 2016 | Group Show. Oliver Cole Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, Florida 2017 | Barbie #1 / Heaven Gala / The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles CA Detailed Description :
Beau Dunn was born in Los Angeles California in 1987. Multidimensional in her talents, Beau is highly regarded in the fields of contemporary art, acting, fashion, beauty and collaborating with brands as a model, digital influencer, and ambassador. Beau graduated from Pepperdine University in 2011 and soon after starred in hit shows such as Entourage, Up All Night and CSI: Las Vegas. Beau has had exhibitions on both coasts with her contemporary art series entitled “Plastic,” stemmed from her experience growing up in Los Angeles, more specifically, Beverly Hills. Beau was featured as a highlighted artist for Art Basel Miami in 2013, and in 2014, Beau’s Barbie series was part of a group exhibition titled, ‘MIA in MIA’ at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City. Beau’s one of a kind, Glam Barbie print, was just featured in the prestigious Phillips Auction - “Photographs : Ultimate Contemporary,” opening in London on May 21st, 2015. Glam Barbie was created with thousands of Swarovski crystals applied by hand, and sold for €10,000.00. Artist's Documents: N/A  
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JOSEPH GRAZI
Biography : Brooklyn born artist Joseph Grazi graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2006. He has since exhibited widely throughout NYC, with recent solo shows at (Art) Amalgamated and Joseph Gross Gallery. In addition to being included in major national and international collections, Grazi has been featured in widespread publications like Interview and Relapse Magazine. Grazi utilizes a wide variety of media such as taxidermic animals, acrylics, wood and other materials, compositionally designed to neutralize fear through order and arrangement. Animal and human skulls, bones and taxidermic bats are only some of the elements that, when put together, can trigger fright and relief at the same time. His goal is to alleviate the most ancient fears through acknowledgment of individual power and control in the hope that such acknowledgment can lead to a better understanding of our place in the natural world. Grazi currently lives and works in Chelsea, New York City, where he also moonlights as the frontman in the art rock band Ferrari Truck.
FRANCISCO VALVERDE
Biography : (b. 1972) was born and raised in Cuernavaca, Mexico, of a Cuban father and Mexican mother. Early in his career, he was known for his work in contemporary figurative painting. While teaching traditional techniques and large-format painting at Morelense Center for the Arts (Centro Morelense de las Artes), Francisco became inspired by his students’ search for their individual expression, which lead to his own quest for a new artistic practice. Francisco began working on large canvases, using bottle dispensers filled with colorful synthetic materials instead of traditional paints and brushes. His goal was to re-create the essential element within drawing and painting: the line. The resulting lines were imperfect and denied the traditional representative characteristic of a line, or what Francisco describes as “righteousness.” These paintings formed a rhythmic structure in which a certain order was realized. This was the start of his new direction. Francisco’s current work utilizes plastic materials to build complexity. These paintings utilize powerful lines with direction, suggestive backgrounds, mysterious forms, and varying depths to create a story. Obsession and freedom are two words that Francisco uses to describe his current work: the obsession of daily routine, and the freedom he experimented with as a child drawing and scribbling on a piece of paper for the very first time. He recognizes that perhaps a certain commitment to tradition survives in the smooth finishes of his paintings. These paintings also remind the artist of the colorful, shiny candies he used to eat as a child at local fairs. Passionate about public and urban art, Francisco recently participated in The Street Is Yours project in the State of Mexico. And, in 2015, the artist produced an urban intervention at the “SMART Art festival 2015” in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Francisco Valverde obtained a BA in Fine Arts at the University Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He has

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