A delightful highlight of Frieze NY this year is the french-blue painted booth by Rodolphe Janssen. Following suit in a series of twin artist collaborations like Doug and Mike Starn and Os Gemeos are works by identical twin brothers Gert + Uwe Tobias. Humming with the freshness of spring, fairy tale-inspired ceramics and woodcuts on canvas bloom in different sizes throughout the space. Best known for their large-scale woodcuts that feature collaged household objects, typography, and figures from Transylvanian folk art, the Tobias brothers present a garden of mysterious women, exotic flowers, and mythical birds in sumptuous washes of color. A wonderful mash-up of Eastern European and Indo-Persian styles that recall Egon Schiele and Shahzia Sikander, the Tobias brothers create compositions and objects that dazzle the viewer with pattern, line, and form.
Contributor: Heather Zises