Kelly Wearstler's 5 Favourite Works on Frieze Viewing Room

The acclaimed American designer shares her top picks from the Frieze Los Angeles 2022 edition, including sculpture by Simone Fattal and painting by Bram Bogart

in Frieze Los Angeles , News | 15 FEB 22

Kelly Wearstler is an American designer creating multi-faceted residential, hospitality, commercial and retail environments, as well as collections of lifestyle product designs. Here she selects her favourite pieces from more than 1000 artworks on Frieze Viewing Room.

SIMONE FATTAL
Centaur, 2004

stoneware
Presented by Kaufmann Repetto

Simone Fattal’s ceramics and stonewares are so remarkable. You can see the master of her turn of hand evident in the sculptures.  

Simone Fattal
Simone Fattal, Centaur, 2004. Stoneware, 11.22" x 5.91" x 7.48". Courtesy of the artist and Kaufmann Repetto

TANIA PÉREZ CÓRDOVA
Contour #9, 2021

Bronze poured into sand
Presented by Tina Kim Gallery

When looking at artwork, I’m always inspired by materiality. The amalgam of bronze and sand, and the consequence, is really unexpected.

TANIA PÉREZ CÓRDOVA Contour #9, 2021 Bronze poured into sand
Tania Péréz Córdova, Contour #9, 2021. Bronze poured into sand, 59.06" x 39.37". Courtesy of the artist and Tina Kim Gallery

 

HYUN-SOOK SONG
8 Brushstrokes over 1 Brushstroke, 2012

tempera on canvas
Presented by Zeno X Gallery

Hyun-Sook Song’s work is a masterclass in technique. The attention to detail is meticulous!

Hyun-Sook Song, 8 Brushstrokes over 1 Brushstroke, 2012 tempera on canvas  59.06" x 47.24"
Hyun-Sook Song, 8 Brushstrokes over 1 Brushstroke, 2012. Tempera on canvas  59.06" x 47.24". Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery

MAYA STOVALL
A____That Defies Gravity, no. 70-79, 2022
buttercream, foam, palest blue neon
Presented by Parrasch Heijnen

Milky buttercream, foam, and blue neon in Maya Stovall’s lights evoke emotion and are truly unique. 

Maya Stovall, A____That Defies Gravity, no. 70-79, 2022 buttercream, foam, palest blue neon  95" x 100"
Maya Stovall, A____That Defies Gravity, no. 70-79, 2022. Buttercream, foam, palest blue neon  95" x 100". Courtesy of the artist and Parrasch Heijnen

BRAM BOGART
Kruis Wit, 1971
Mixed media
Presented by White Cube

I love Bram Bogart’s expressive painting. This monochromatic version is incredibly striking. 

Bram Bogart, Kruis Wit, 1971 Mixed media  35.83" x 27.17" x 3.94"
Bram Bogart, Kruis Wit, 1971. Mixed media  35.83" x 27.17" x 3.94". Courtesy of the artist and White Cube

About Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler is an American designer creating multi-faceted, experiential residential, hospitality, commercial and retail environments as well as collections of lifestyle product designs. Wearstler established her eponymous studio in Los Angeles in 1995. Notable projects by the studio are Downtown LA Proper, Santa Monica Proper Hotel and Austin Proper Hotel; custom residences for high-profile private clients; conceptual spaces for luxury brands; and artists collaborations including the limited-edition Quelle Fête with Dutch art collective Rotganzen. 

Wearstler is recognised by Elle Décor’s A-List, Architectural Digest’s 2021 Hall of Fame and AD100, AD France AD100, AD Spain Top International Designer, Wallpaper Magazine Top 20 Designers, Time Magazine The Design 100. Wearstler is the first interior designer to teach a MasterClass and is a board member for Desert X. 

About Frieze Viewing Room

Frieze Viewing Room is a free digital platform, connecting global audiences with Frieze's galleries and artists.  

Opening to all from February 15–20, the Viewing Room offers fair visitors a preview of the wealth of gallery presentations coming to Frieze Los Angeles 2022, as well as the chance for audiences around the world to experience and acquire the artwork on show.

 

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