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Tag Archives: Artist
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.
First imagined by artist Di Mainstone during a walk along New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, Human-Harp is a clip-on sound interface for suspension bridges that enables pedestrians to “play the bridge” like a musical instrument.
This high profile, mass participation, immersive art installation will tour internationally across a range of suspension bridges, engaging audiences in a story of sound and motion through cutting-edge technology. Our dream is to close the tour where our vision first began – on the Brooklyn Bridge in celebration of its reopening after extensive renovations.
Human Harp is supported by Queen Mary University of London and funded by EPSRC.
Check out the Human Harp site here.
A series of incredible scroll drawings by Danish artist Carl Krull. The obsessiveness of the line work is impressive, but what’s more impressive is that these were drawn, line by line in the passenger seat of a car, during a road trip across the United States. Every bump in the road was incorporated into the drawings.
Some of most amazing contemporary artists working in the realm of optical illusion have been brought together for a fantastic show called Illusion at Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Curated by psychologist and author Richard Wiseman and researched by magician and escapologist (!) Paul Gleeson, the exhibition explores the myriad ways the mind is tricked through sensory deception. The show includes works from Roseline de Thelin,Gregory Barsamian, Matt Kenyon, Jonty Hurwitz, and many more. Illusion runs through September 29, 2013.
Artist Mica Angela Hendricks collaborates with 4-year-old daughter to create one-of-a-kind illustrations
Such awesome and lovely illustrations!
Professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks had just bought a new sketchbook when her 4-year-old daughter noticed and insisted on trying it out herself. Mica was about to draw a body to her head, so figured her daughter could give it a try.
“Sometimes I would give her suggestions, like “maybe she could have a dragon body”, but usually she would ignore theses suggestions if it didn’t fit in with what she already had in mind. But since I am a grownup and a little bit (okay a lot) of a perfectionist, I sometimes would have a specific idea in mind as I doodled my heads. ”Maybe she could make this into a bug”, I’d think happily to myself as I sketched, imagining the possibilities of what it could look like. So later, when she’d doodle some crazy shape that seemed to go in some surrealistic direction, or put a large circle around the creature and filled the WHOLE THING in with marker, part of my brain would think, “What is she DOING?!? She’s just scribbling it all up”. But I should know that in most instances, kids’ imaginations way outweigh a grownup’s, and it always ALWAYS looked better that what I had imagined. ALWAYS”, Mica Angela Hendricks says.
Swedish artist Michael Johansson has created life-size injection-molded assembly kits of boats, gardening tools, and other everyday objects.
Paying homage to the injection-molded toys that were present in many of our childhoods, the artist has broken down each component and assembled them with this injection-molded frame,
Visually intriguing, Johansson urges his viewers to look at the components of each object and see how they relate to one another.
Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.
Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.
Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.
Artist and innovator Henrique Oliveira has transformed the Palais de Tokyo into one of his organic creations that merges from the columns and beams into a whirlwind of branches. With a title of “Baitogogo” this work is one our favorites from this master of intricacy.
On display until September of this year in Paris, the installation is influenced by his Brazilian culture and the constant usage of “tapumes,” or wooden blockades. The organic works are also metaphorically used for the descriptive growth of favelas and tumors all with the simple visual representation. It all draws back around to Brazil, and this particular space is a beautiful analogy.