Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
It’s undeniable that I’m a child of the 80’s as I’ve mentioned it throughout various posts here. A huge portion of that decade was claimed by all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I first caught the bug through the grittier Eastman & Laird black/white comics, and it skyrocketed from there. Action figures, Halloween costumes, Video games, Live-Action Movies and TV shows of course, right down to the disgusting green biscuits (Google those).
Needless to say, I was pretty impressed (understatement) when I came across the work of Dave Rapoza, a Freelance Illustrator based in Boston, MA. With a client list including the likes of Hasbro, Blizzard Entertainment, Universal, and MTV, he’s got a pretty solid portfolio of work ranging from the Turtles, to Marvel characters, to the Thundercats, and even some still life thrown in there. Amazingly talented artist right here.
For the full Turtles set, click HERE.
One of my favorite crews, THE SEVENTH LETTER drops this trailer for their upcoming show at Known Gallery, going down on August 20th. Featuring works from REVOK, RIME and ROID, this definitely is one not to be missed if in LA.
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Came across this visually stunning series titled ‘Sumeru’ from Brooklyn, NY-based multimedia artist & illustrator Nick Pederson depicting the journey of a Zen Buddhist.
Sumeru is a body of work that metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice. In Zen literature, the word ‘land’ is commonly used as a symbol for the ‘mind’, and through a series of photographic montage images I have envisioned an exploration into the depths of this metaphorical ‘mind-world’. The narrative follows a spiritual quest as the storyline symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perceptions
This is only a small bunch of the entire series, which I’d highly recommend checking out over at his portfolio HERE.
Usually when people get a defective item, they return it — not Jeremy Hutchinson. Contacting various factories around the world with the request that one of their workers produce an ‘incorrect’ product, he seeks them out for his latest project titled ‘Err’.
“I asked them to make me one of their products, but to make it with an error,” “I specified that this error should render the object dysfunctional. And rather than my choosing the error, I wanted the factory worker who made it to choose what error to make. Whatever this worker chose to do, I would accept and pay for.”
Those lucky enough to be in London will be able to see these and more at Paradise Row.
The Pavement and the Beach Group Show
8 July – 13 August 2011
Paradise Row Gallery
74 Newman Street
London W1T 3DB
T: +44 (0)20 7636 9355
Spotted via Creative Review
Upon first glance, I thought the work of Korea’s Kim Hyo-Suk were entirely digital. Boy, was I wrong.
Taken from his ‘My Floating City’ series, each acrylic painting measures in at a massive 6′ x 7′, easily full of painstaking hours invested in each one.
Spotted via ThisIsColossal
Jessica Harrison is a mixed media artist hailing from Edinburgh, UK.
“The things I make are a complex description of simultaneous unmaking and making, deconstructing an object or a body before putting it back together again – this could be interpreted as a violent process, but is often a very delicate and fragile one, a process of transplantation rather than dislocation. The works are an attempt to change the relationship of the object to the body, making visible the invisible, opening up something normally closed, softening a usually hard surface.”
Although quite morbid, there’s just something really fascinating (and humorous) about her work. Definitely check more of it out at her portfolio here.
From above, something doesn’t look quite right about this basketball court. It gets even more interesting when you’re on level ground as you notice it shifts between various heights and depths.
This piece of work by Berlin’s Inges Idee collective can be found at the Occupational School Center in Munich, Germany.
A regulation-sized basketball court was erected on the grove-like forecourt of the school building
of the occupational school. The court consists of a soft orange-red tartan covering and two normed
baskets and seems to be forced over the grid of the lamps that have been set up. The playable
court has been “morphed” as in a 3D program on a computer and looks like the grounds of a rollercoaster,
with heights and depths and calm and dynamic zones. The resulting paradox, which moves
between a normative set of rules and pleasurable, anarchic change, requires creative engagement
for its use.
Residing in Beijing, Liu Bolin‘s ‘Invisible’ pictures have been a favorite of mine and many others over the last few years, as he seamlessly blends into his surroundings.
Fast forward 6 months, and here’s a sneak peek the result. Absolutely can’t wait to see the final visuals for this collaborative effort.
Spotted via Wooster Collective
Pleasantly surprised this morning on my web-rounds to see two Takashi Murakami pieces for the latest of Google’s amazingly creative Doodles series, where their logo is transformed in creative ways to celebrate different events. Murakami’s pays tribute to both Summer and Winter Solstices.
At 1:16 p.m. EST today, the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere will be the closest it will come to the sun all year. While those of us in the North welcome the first official day of summer, those that reside in the Southern Hemisphere prepare for the beginning of the Winter season.
The more you know…
From the lab to the boxing, Germany’s Montana Cans takes us behind the scenes into the process of producing their unparalleled line of paints.