55 posts tagged art
Choreographer William Forsyth has created this spatial installation called Scattered Crowd which essentially forces the audience to interact with the art, simply because of where the installation is placed. The effect, in keeping with Forsyth’s dance background, is an unlikely dance performed unwittingly by the audience.
Philip Barlow is an artist from South Africa. He says of his work that he hopes it seems “curiously familiar and convincingly real”.
Vikram’s photos draw on his memories of childhood; imagination, fantasies, and desires.
Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff, does the most amazing things with money. While she uses bank notes from around the world, when one considers the colourful nature of Canadian bills, it’s easy to assume where her interest originated.
Watertower, by Tom Fruin, is a breathtaking piece that lives in Brooklyn (of course). While it’s gorgeous enough during the day when sunlight streams through the coloured plexiglass, at night it also lights up with a programmed light show.
There’s an old watertower that I can see from my rooftop deck…I’m imagining the possibilities.
These are not neon lights, these are paintings. They are not glowing, Kong Lingnan just paints this way. She’s inspired by a dichotomy she sees in neon lights; “…flourishing and lonely, virtual and real”.
Chen Hun-Hao mimics landscape paintings by great Chinese painters from the 11th century, only he has a slightly different take in that he uses a nail gun. The results however, are equally as stunning and impressive.
In el barrio de Latina de Madrid, Spain a much loved community pool was demolished. The street art group Luzinterruptus decided to protest. The result is the creation of this installation, made from recycled cups filled with blue water, and lit up at night to mimic the pool. A stunning and moving tribute.
Do check out their site - they do all sorts of beautiful, light-inspired installations.
There’s been a lot of hype about this exhibition ‘Open Your Eyes’ by Roy Nachum. Each of the paintings in the ‘Parallel Realities’ section of the exhibit, is accompanied by poetic text, in the form of writing & in the form of braille, that mirrors the painting. This idea of reflection is also apparent between the subjects in the paintings. There is something both unsettling and strangely calming about the imagery.
‘flatten’ is an experimental short about the changing shapes food takes on as it is flattened. Simple enough, right? Add in some great editing to the perfect piece of music and this little film becomes mesmerizing. Made by Hugo de Kok & Kay van Vree.
Anthropomorphism runs through the work of Daniel Firman, an artist based in Paris. His sculptures are often rife with ideas and signifiers that speak to the matter around us, the matter we choose to surround ourselves with, the matter that makes us who we are.
My book obsession continues, this time via Jonathan Callan, a British artist. He bends, folds, glues, screws and nails book into giant masses/messes. He removes the structure inherent in a book and molds it into something very different, and very beautiful.
These pop-ups, by Mengyu Chen, are essentially experiments for a comic book she is working on. I think they are pretty amazing all on their own.
Love, love, love this short animation from Natalie Bettelheim & Sharon Michaeli. A definite ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ feel to it, but with a very simple, minimal black & white aesthetic.
Laurent Perbos has created these muppet-like sculptures from bungee cords. What I find truly amazing is that they look as though they could come to life at any moment. I can’t quite determine if that’s created by the natural elastic quality of the bungees or the mid-motion positioning of the creatures, either way I’d like to take one home to meet my dog.
Laurent has a whole slew of crazy sculptures and installations worth checking out…might have to do another post.