News | March 20, 2024

Jonathan LeVine Interviews with Artsy

How Jonathan LeVine Projects Embraces a Nimble Approach in a Hybrid Art World Jonathan LeVine is embracing a brave new art world. The New Jersey–based gallerist first opened Jonathan LeVine Gallery in 2005, heralding pop surrealism and graffiti art during a 12-year tenure in Chelsea, New York. He then moved to Jersey City, renaming the... read more
Press | December 21, 2023

Kumkum Fernando Interview with Cool Hunting (Miami Art Week)

Interview: Artist Kumkum Fernando A detailed conversation from PLAY, the nostalgic exhibition held during Miami Art Week MIKE TOMMASIELLO 15 DECEMBER 2023 MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 07: American Express and PlayLab, Inc. Present PLAY by American Express Platinum at The Miami Beach EDITION on December 07, 2023 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Bryan... read more
Press | October 19, 2023

COLOSSAL ART: In ‘The Lost Mystics,’ Kumkum Fernando’s Enigmatic Wanderers Chase Illusions Through Time and Space

“Formally Known as Izah,” 950 blocks composed of upcycled wood, hand- and spray-painted wood, scratched coated brass detailing, and recycled nails, 31.5 x 56.2 x 21.5 inches. All images © Kumkum Fernando, courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Projects, shared with permission In vibrant color, Kumkum Fernando’s hulking, hybrid figures (previously) wander through an enigmatic and quickly... read more
News | May 2, 2023

Jonathan LeVine on Blind Shovel Podcast

A veteran Blind Shovel, this one with curator and trail-blazer Jonathan LeVine. LeVine sat down with Blind Shovel host, Michael Olivo, to discuss his New Jersey origins, the low-brow art explosion, running a gallery, his melodic-punk band Cyclone Static, and much more. Click here to listen to the episode. Blind Shovel is an arts and... read more
Press | May 2, 2023

The Messengers by Kumkum Fernando at Coachella

Kumkum Fernando: The Messengers at Coachella By Valerie Milano, The Hollywood Times Indio, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/19/23 – Among the beautifully stunning art installations at the 2023 Coachella festival, the tallest and most prominent piece by far is a collection of 3 sculptures entitled The Messengers conceptualized and created by the talented Kumkum Fernando.... read more
News | March 22, 2023

Winston Smith on The Art of Punk (video)

Check out this great video segment with Wiston Smith on The Art of Punk.  He discusses his development as a collage artist and his collaborations with Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys.  Jello also speaks on Winston’s historical significance and importance as a visual artist.
News | January 4, 2023

Art Fair 14C Recap

Art Fair 14C returned to Jersey City from November 11th through 13th featuring galleries from around the county. The fair took over the Jersey City Armory at 678 Montgomery Street. “This whole thing was made so that we could help people in the visual arts make a living,” said Robinson Holloway, executive director of Art... read more
Press | June 12, 2022

Installation Magazine Interview with Jonathan LeVine

The monolithic sculptures of Kumkum Fernando look to the future in their design language but pay homage to the past in their handmade construction and collaboration with Southeast Asian artisans.  The forms revel in their celebration of ritual as they are born from a labor intensive and secretive process that transforms robots into idols. Kumkum’s sculptures... read more
Press | June 9, 2022

Hype Art – Kumkum Fernando Transports His Mystical Robots to VOLTA Art Fair

Frieze is not the only art fair kicking off in New York this week. Along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Harlem and AIPAD’s The Photography Show, VOLTA opened doors to mark its 14th edition. Founded in Basel back in 2005, VOLTA has grown from being a dialogue between art dealers and friends, to become an international event showcasing... read more
News | June 9, 2022

VOLTA New York Recap

VOLTA New York returned to NYC from May 18th through 22nd featuring galleries from around the world.  The fair took over the former Dia Building and Hauser & Wirth gallery space on West 22nd Street with the mantra Discover – Connect – Collect.  This focused approach resulted in compelling visual statements by up-and-coming and established... read more