Simon de Pury

Simon was blown away by the brilliance of Kymia's drawings.

on Dec 21, 20110

Sara had built real momentum towards the end of the competition. For the finale she grew beyond herself and put together a remarkable show that, contrary to was observed during the critique, made to me a very coherent impression. At the time of my visit her intentions were still all over the place, and there was little coherence between the very large caricature works on paper and the sculptures. She replaced the works on paper that I had seen in her studio with new, very good ones. On top of that she did some new beautiful and poetic works such as the open birdcage with a flock of origami birds flying out of it, the more disturbing but equally strong lingerie done in human hair, and the imprints of the body glued to the wall. She could have chosen the safe track of doing a show mostly in her signature style that she had used in her self-portrait and in Episode 1. Instead she explored new ways of working which paid off in a very strong show for the finale. Like Young, she was very elegant in her reactions to Kymia's victory.

5 comments
fionnuala.walsh.9
fionnuala.walsh.9

Will there be another show?  How do you go about applying to be a contestant on the show?  Is there an age limit?

Vera Caldas
Vera Caldas

When is the next casting for Work-of-Art???

Barbara M
Barbara M

How to buy prints? Bravo ends the show saying to go to this website to find out how to own a print, but I sure can't find it anywhere on the website. Could you help a girl out? I'd love a print of Kymia's boat.

1893k
1893k

Love you Simone! I am glad you are blunt wih the artists. It seems to help them - and challenge them to dig deeper.

I especially like reading your assessment of the artists' work. It's another perspective - and a trusted one at that...perhaps even the keenest of the bunch :)

I'm so glad Kymia won. Her work is lovely and thoughtful. I would love to see it in person.

D Frances Young
D Frances Young

I couldn't agree more, Kymia is an amazing artist. Please tell Bravo to get their act together and make it easier for people to buy prints and originals. There are people with money will to buy.