Costas Voyatzis' Favourite Works on Frieze Viewing Room

The founder of Yatzer online design magazine selects works by Eliza Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Nora Turato, Xu Zhen and Matt Paweski from the Frieze Los Angeles 2022 edition

in Frieze Los Angeles , News | 14 FEB 22

Costas Voyatzis is the founder of Yatzer, an international online magazine for architecture, design, travel and the arts, and Yatzerlab, a creative studio working on the intersection of design and marketing. 

Eliza Douglas
Untitled, 2022

Oil on canvas 
Presented by Overduin & Co
$ 18,500

Eliza Douglas, Untitled, 2022 Oil on canvas 51.18" x 39.37" (130 cm x 100 cm), courtesy the artist and Overduin & Co
Eliza Douglas, Untitled, 2022 Oil on canvas 51.18" x 39.37" (130 cm x 100 cm), courtesy the artist and Overduin & Co

I am an avowed Mickey Mouse enthusiast so I was enthralled the moment I saw it. I love how the painting’s swirling composition imperceptibly draws you in and how it blurs the line between abstraction and figuration, pop culture and high art, and the familiar and the uncanny.

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Olafur Eliasson
Colour experiment no. 102, 2021

Oil on canvas
Presented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
€ 275,000

OLAFUR ELIASSON Colour experiment no. 102, 2021 Oil on canvas 78.74" x 78.74" (200 cm x 200 cm)  Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Frieze Los Angeles
Olafur Eliasson, Colour experiment no. 102, 2021 Oil on canvas 78.74" x 78.74" (200 cm x 200 cm)  Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 

I love how a subtle gesture like painting a slim rainbow-hued ribbon on a pitch-black canvas can have such a visceral effect. It cleverly encapsulates the lasting impression that an ephemeral natural phenomenon such as a rainbow can have on my mood.

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Nora Turato
did you know that when the first porn movie was screened in 1897 the viewers thought that the girl would jump out of the screen and fuck them?, 2021

Vitreous enamel on steel
Presented by LambdaLambdaLambda
€ 35,000

NORA TURATO did you know that when the first porn movie was screened in 1897 the viewers thought that the girl would jump out of the screen and fuck them?, 2021 Vitreous enamel on steel 94.49" x 75.59" x 1.18" (240 cm x 192 cm x 3 cm) LambdaLambdaLambda Frieze Los Angeles 2022
Nora Turato, did you know that when the first porn movie was screened in 1897 the viewers thought that the girl would jump out of the screen and fuck them?, 2021 Vitreous enamel on steel 94.49" x 75.59" x 1.18" (240 cm x 192 cm x 3 cm). Courtesy of the artist and LambdaLambdaLambda 

The title alone had me at hello, as did its handwritten rendition, but more than that, I find most interesting how its playfulness is visually echoed by the Op Art-like composition. I could stare at this piece for hours.

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XU ZHEN
Eternity-Aphrodite of Knidos, Tang Dynasty Sitting Buddha, 2021

Bronze, steel, paint, concrete
Presented by James Cohan
$ 300,000

XU ZHEN Eternity-Aphrodite of Knidos, Tang Dynasty Sitting Buddha , 2021 Bronze, steel, paint, concrete 139.76" x 35.83" x 35.83" (355 cm x 91 cm x 91 cm) James Cohan Gallery Frieze Los Angeles 2022
XU ZHEN, Eternity-Aphrodite of Knidos, Tang Dynasty Sitting Buddha, 2021 Bronze, steel, paint, concrete 139.76" x 35.83" x 35.83" (355 cm x 91 cm x 91 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery 

Being Greek, classical antiquity is ingrained in my psyche, but at the same time I’ve always been intrigued by Buddhist culture, so this piece really spoke to me. I love its yin-and-yang playfulness, lopsided symmetry and meditative sensibility. 

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Matt Paweski,
Alphabet, 2022

Aluminium, aluminium rivets, vinyl paint, silicone, rubber 
Presented by Herald St
$10-20k

MATT PAWESKI ALPHABET, 2022 Aluminium, aluminium rivets, vinyl paint, silicone, rubber 17.99" x 24.02" x 5.98" (45.7 cm x 61 cm x 15.2 cm)  Herald St Frieze Los Angeles
Matt Paweski, Alphabet, 2022. Aluminium, aluminium rivets, vinyl paint, silicone, rubber 17.99" x 24.02" x 5.98" (45.7 cm x 61 cm x 15.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Herald St

I find the ambiguity of this piece very engrossing. Is it a whimsical coat rack, some kind of signage or mystical emblem? I love that I make different associations every time I look at it. I also adore the bold graphics and vibrant colour palette.

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