THE TRIANGLE PROJECT

Artist Exchange & Collaboration Experiments.

The main intention of The Triangle Project is to create relationships, collaborations, interaction, exchange, awareness and new perspectives between creatures all over the universe. However most of the time between Copenhagen, Istanbul and New York.
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11/13/2014

ANTON PERICH: PLACED INTO ART HISTORY - IN THE GAP BETWEEN WARHOL AND DIGITAL ART/NEW MEDIA


The Australian New York based Triangle Artist Gabriel Don, who also did a performance at the Triangle Project Part 11, at The Gershwin Hotel in connection to the launch of Intentional Art in the US, has done a lovely interview with Anton Perich. It was done for the Whitehot Magazine's video series "The Secret History of Contemporary Art".  

“No, Wade Guyton did not invent a new paintbrush; Anton Perich did in 1978, when Guyton was six.” 

Anton Perich's latest show at Postmaster Gallery in New York, has smoothly placed him into the contemporary art world, underlining his importance into the timeline of history.
Anton Perich. American Altarpiece, 2004. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York

Anton Perich. American Altarpiece, 2004; acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York.

THE ELECTRIC BRUSH STROKE
Anton Perich. Ancient Music, 2010. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York.


Anton Perich. Ancient Music, 2010; acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York.


Anton and his Ataturk painting in Istanbul at the Istanbul Art Biennial 2005 in connection to the Skanbul Connetion Project, that led up to The Triangle Project.


Anton and his "GWB" painting at ABC NO RIO Gallery in connection to the "Grounded - Was Man Meant to Fly" exhibition in 2008.


One of Anton's great inspirations is his countryman and fellow inventor Nicola Tesla 


Anton's son Tristan Perich have also performed several times in connection with The Triangle Project

Anton had a key role in the Max's Kansas City exhibition called "Art imitating Life, imitating Art" that took place at Nikolaj Kunsthal - Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center in the fall of 2004.


Within the exhibition, the Back Room from Max's Kansas City was re-created, where Anton's videos from Max's was shown, including many of the Warhol Superstars such as in the above screen of Holly Woodlawn. In the room, the original Red Neon Triangle by Dan Flavin, that was also in Max's backroom, was installed.


Anton had a separate room with his machine paintings of Andrea "Whips" Feldman, Candy Darling and Cyrinda Foxe Tyler, with a monitor showing the machine in action while painting the canvases on the wall.


Anton's classic portrait of Warhol taking a Polaroid picture of Anton, along with the Banana that currently hangs on Anton's wall in his studio.


Here the Banana with an illustration in the lower left corner of Cesarina Ferro being painted by the machine, drawn by Sasha Fuglsang Mikkelsen.


Anton also came over to Copenhagen in connection to the Copenhagen Night of Culture, where a Fashion show was held. This with the Danish designer Ann Charlotte Vengsgaard who used Anton's photos as prints for her dresses, including the one above signed by Anton on the back.


Frosty Myers was also there, creating one of his Search Light Pyramids over the 13th Century Church that hosts Nikolaj Kunsthal, while Maja Albana played LIVE on stage with her music, which Anton often listens to when painting.


Most of the above images above are also by Anton, including the right image of Max's Kansas City that was used for the 40th Anniversary of Max's in 2005 and designed by Cansu Aybar. Notice Anton in the lower right corner as a young determined man.


The above image of Misha Sedgwick is by Danish photographer Christian Holm was taken at the 40th Anniversary event for Max's. Misha is one of Anton's muses, that often can be seen in his paintings, photographs, videos and in NIGHT Magazine.


The above painting is of Fischer, from the electro band Fischer/Spooner.


In above, Anton is documenting his work at the Steve Kasher Gallery, where he showed in 2010.


Another of Anton's muses, Andrea Langdon.


Another of Anton's inspirations, Andy Warhol.


Kristina Korsholm, who is also part of The Triangle Project and of course another one of Anton's muses.


Misha Sedgewick


The amazing Croatian inventor and inspiration Nikola Tesla



In 2011, Anton created some wonderful over-sized photogram prints of Andrea, which were exhibited at Copenhagen Photo Festival.


When shown, they were printed down in size, close to the size of a Barbie doll looking like little Faries caught in flight by light.


Neke Carson and Colette are some of Anton's New York contemporaries, who have over time have been recognized to have inspired and influenced the New York art and underground scene.

Other than Anton's wild times at Max's Kansas City and STUDIO 54, he had his NIGHT Magazine office at above Gershwin Hotel. Here several of his films took place, he had the 10th floor with some of his classic original hand printed black and white photos along with the whole 2nd floor with a NIGHT Magazine installation.
The work shown at Anton's latest show at Postmaster Gallery are a selection of some of his most important paintings and it is with great pleasure one can read the many positive reviews and stories about the exhibition, such as:
The Village Voice's Power Painter
Purple Magazine's Studio Visit

Another Magazine's A Digital Pioneer

Miss Rosen's Electric Paintings

The Daily Servings Story

In a story about a show Anton had 
simultaneously on the West Coast

And finally the original Press Release that set the tone in the best possible way
Anton Perich: Electric Paintings 1978–2014 
is on view at  Postmasters Gallery through November 22, 2014.

9/27/2014

FRANKA AND DOME OF VISIONS



FRANKA at Dome of Visions by Meeto Grevsen, who is also Gry Worre Hallbergs brother



More videos from Dome of Visions HERE

Stay tunes for more memories from Dome of Visions from May 2014!

6/16/2014

THE STREET IS WATCHING - COPENHAGEN PHOTO FESTIVAL 2014


In 2013 The Triangle Project hosted and co-curated the project "Hipstagram FTW" as part of Copenhagen Photo Festival. On June 12th 2014, we hosted an artists talk, Spoken Word and lecture together with the Italian book publisher DRAGO. Their new book is called "The Street is Watching" and includes several of the Triangle artists, from both New York, Istanbul and Copenhagen. There was also an exhibition of work from the book at STORM in Copenhagen, opening the same day.


The evening started with a talk by the publisher of DRAGO Paulo von Vacano. After him Fryd Frydendahl who is also a long time New Yorker, went to school at ICP and is currently taking Copenhagen by storm.
Maja Petrea Fox performed Spoken Word and FRANKA performed a tight little set to the room of people inside of the Copenhagen Main Public Library in the center of the city.


Maja Petrea Fox has been called the Copenhagen female version of Charles Bukowski and performed her spoken word show.


Fryd Frydendahl did an artists talk about her work. It was a very strong and touching talk, where she went deep down to explain her work and her need to produce it.


FRANKA with her new TAT that she had made in New York when she was there with the Triangle Project in April. Usually her performances seem very Art Housy and underground, but at the public library in the setting with the other people and crowd, it felt rather pop...but of course brilliant.


Paulo von Vacano talked about the history and vision of DRAGO. The following is his words about the new book.

“I think art is the only political power, the only revolutionary power, the only evolutionary power, the only power to free humankind form all repression,” Joseph Beuys said. It is from this principle that THE STREET IS WATCHING springs forth, a photographic anthology of street culture spanning forty years. The street exists in any city around the world today; it is the place people go when they cannot go home. It is a world with its own culture and codes, with rules that must be mastered in order to stay afloat. The street is a place for self invention on one’s own terms and a space that has given birth to hip hop, punk, graffiti, street art, and skateboarding—some of the most provocative and inspiring art forms of our age."


When the event at the main Public Library was over, the crowd went to the Gallery and show room called STORM. Here and exhibition of work from the book was shown, with the above mentioned artists.


Rene Ricard by Anton Perich, Jim Belushi by Marcia Resnick, Taylor Meade by Anton, America and WOW by Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen, Lou Reed by Anton, Three Billy's and Two Boys by Jacob and Andy Warhol by Anton Perich.


Images from Istanbul and Gezi Resistance by Charles Emir Richards


Images by Ricky Adam, Anton Perich, Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen and Jason Lee Muriel



Paulo von Vacano held court to lovely Danish ladies who was blown away by his stories from the life of a Gangsta Underground Activist Publisher living in the heart of Rome.



Paulo von Vacano lived at the classic Copenhagen Hotel Astoria, graciously hosted by Christian Lond of Brochner Hotels.


Thanks also to Rasmus Storm and his family to host the exhibition, along with printing, mounting and hanging the work in his great space. All of the images in this post is shot on an iphone, in honor of last years theme of smart phone photography and filters.





Thanks to the lovely Triangle Crew, you guys turn me Upside Down.