25 Artists to Watch in 2013

Alex Hubbard

Based in: Brooklyn

BENT PAINTINGS (WHY HORSES PAINT), Alex Hubbard's solo exhibition at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, runs through January 19 and features a remarkable series of paintings more akin to sculpture and a video work that pulls more from the aesthetics of painting and performance than filmmaking. The artist had two other solos in 2012 - Eat Your Friends at Simon Lee Gallery in London and Hammer Projects: Alex Hubbard at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles – both of which continued his singular blend of abstraction with everyday household items and commonplace objects. Hubbard was also part of the imposing lineup for Painting... EXPANDED, which ran for eight months at espacio 1414 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Opening on January 12: On Creating Reality by Andy Kaufman, a group exhibition at Maccarone in New York that pays homage to the late great comedian.

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Above: Alex Hubbard, BENT PAINTINGS (WHY HORSES PAINT), Installation View, 2012, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

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