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Tag Archives: Artist
Modern life is often compared to running on a hamster wheel: we do the same things over and over, but never seem to get anywhere. This was the subject of an architectural art installation called In Orbit, a 25-foot tall wheel of steel and wood. The two architectural artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder lived in the wheel-shaped exhibit for 10 full days – one on the inside and one on the outside.
Each side of the wheel had its own living space, including a wardrobe, bed, desk with laptop and chair, microwave, toilet, and sink. In order to get from one room of the “home” to another, the artists had to move in perfect unison in order to stay standing.
In Orbit was installed inside the Boiler Room, a site run by New York’s Pierogi Gallery.
Chinese artists Ren Hang‘s photography has been banned in many parts of his own home country. He creates provocative staged photography – and focus on exposing highly fetishistic, mind bending scenes.
Brazilian artist Fabio Magalhaes creates super realistic oil paintings – of guts and other rather disgusting things. But it definitely impresses me! Wow.
I’ve listened to this awesome track, Daybreaker, for the past week.
It’s the two Danish artists: Bon Homme – who’s daily name is Tomas Høffding – featuring Lydmor, which means Sound Mother in Danish. Behind Lydmor is Jenny Rossander.
I have to say, that this completely gross me out! And yet I find it interesting. And odd. And disgusting. And, like, trying too hard to stand out. I seriously get sick to my stomach just looking at it.
Performance artist Millie Brown uses her body in an uncomfortable way in order to create bright splashes of color on canvas – and sometimes clothes and people. She mixes colors into soy milk before regurgitating the milk onto her preferred canvas, akin to the drip-color style of Jackson Pollock.
Responses to her work have varied, ranging from laughing to crying, declarations of love, and even death threats, but Brown maintains that art is supposed to inspire powerful emotions in people.
“I have an inherent desire to push my own boundaries within my art… By creating art from the very depths of my own physical being I am able to challenge people’s perception of beauty, expressing raw elements of human nature and in turn challenging myself both physically and mentally”, Millie Brown says.
It’s my old friend from Bornholm (the island where I grew up) Kristian Finne Kristensen, who is behind Chorus Grant.
You should definitely check out his brand new album, Space, which is his second album. You can also follow him on Facebook. And oh. If you like his music – or just like to look at him – he’ll play at Ideal Bar in Copenhagen on May 15th with his band.
These bears are so awesome!
Artist Deborah Simon‘s series of Flayed Bear Sculptures combine taxidermy, science and embroidery. Her three unusual bear sculptures have faux fur partially pulled back to reveal the anatomy underneath.
Deborah created the project both prior to and during her residency at New York’s Sculpture Space and describes the process as follows:
“The bears play with ideas around stuffed toys, taxidermy and classification. They especially interest me as bears are the ultimate stuffed animals; both the iconic plush toy and the prized taxidermy specimen for hunters. Most of all the sculptures deal with vulnerability; the vulnerability that the animals face from environmental degradation, conflicts with people, suburban sprawl and poaching. I particularly find the dichotomy between the defanged, declawed childhood toy and the fierce reality of a top predator fascinating.
The bears – polar, grizzly, black, and panda – are about toy size and seated like a plush toy bear. Their fur is removed on the body, leaving a linen skin, as if they’d been flayed or like undressed porcelain dolls, with the hard sculpted fur covered head and paws connected to the soft linen body. At Sculpture Space I started the black bear, creating the foam body, sewed the linen and fur, sculpted the head and mapped out the embroidery of the spine and nervous system.”
Photos by Dan Wonderly.
Auch! This fascinates me – and HURTS me at the same time.
The Spanish artist David Catá uses his body as a canvas, writing an autobiographical diary.
This ongoing series is called “A Flor De Piel”. He embroiders portraits of people who have influenced or marked his life, like family, friends, teachers, lovers, partners – sewn into the palm of his hand.
It’s a site-specific performance on the crowded New York City subway. All images are stills from iPhone videos. And they show how people react, when George Ferrandi put her head on their shoulder when falling asleep.
In an interview with Katherine Brooks of the Huffington Post, George Ferrandi was asked if she learned anything from the project. This is her response:
“For me, this piece taps into the mystery and fragility of how we relate and communicate to each other as human animals, full of signs secret even to ourselves. It’s given me a deeper understanding of the way New Yorkers evolve to maintain their privacy in public spaces. We carry our energy so closely. We’re often pressed up against each other on the train with a kind of “I wish I wasn’t touching you” energy that is invisible but respected. This is part of why so many people are touched by a photo of one man resting his head on the shoulder of another; it challenges a preconception about tenderness between strangers, especially in New York. And it offers a tiny counterpoint to the Culture of Fear being cultivated in America.”
“Fortunes is an experimental comedy that portrays a collection of domestic rituals, highlighting the monotony of repetitive daily routines. It’s an study on perception, ultimately demonstrating how doing something long enough can drive you crazy,” creator Greg Barth says.
Greg Barth is an award winning creative director and artist from Geneva, Switzerland, currently based in London. He specializes in animation and design driven projects ranging from Music Videos to TV advertisements, Idents & virals.
Austrian artist Aldo Tolino folds sculptural objects from photographs. He is also a philosopher and thinks creatively about his works. This series is called “Pro und Kontrabass”; Every image can be printed, therefore every image can be folded.
This picnic table is called Picnic. It’s designed by artist Michael Beitz - who often created playful, yet still useful, sculptures. You can currently find the wooden sculpture on the roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin as part of the 2013 Triennial.