Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Experimental Animation: Inside Me

Experimental Animation: Inside Me

This project is based on a 3D-scan technique, which allows Dmitry Zakharov to reproduce an image of his own body as a 3D object in a software. It is possible to view this object not just from outside, but also from the inside as a negative as well, which creates abstract shapes. The colouration in this …

The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above is a new project by environmental designer Michael Pecirno that explores how public sculpture can find form and purpose entirely from its context. Situated behind a short fence, on a rolling grassy opening underneath three towering maple trees emerges the sculpture. Clad entirely in highly-polished stainless steel, The Air Above reflects vignettes …


Urban/Nature By Sheung Yiu

Urban/Nature By Sheung Yiu

The project Urban/Nature by Sheung Yiu is drawn from the Sheung Yiu's personal experience with nature as an urbanite. The juxtaposition of animal parts and artificial material symbolizes his rare interaction with wildlife -  a surreal, distanced and almost immature relationship. The conceptual artist states: "The last time I have close encounter with a real …

Goldgelb By Bärbel Praun

Goldgelb By Bärbel Praun

During a one month stay in Finland last autumn German photo artist Bärbel Praun found herself emotionally confronted with her past. "Even though the small city at the westcoast of Finland was such a different place than the town I grew up in, it reminded me of my hometown, childhood and family. So this work …

Through The Mirror By Cristina Burns

Through The Mirror By Cristina Burns

We all know the situatuon where as a child someone gave us one of those plastic toy cameras where you press the button and the image is captured inside. Most of us are immediately captured by the idea of ​​looking at the world through this magic box, and that is what you can find in …


Make More Art

Make More Art

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art,” once said Andy Warhol. ARTMUC is a Bavarian art fair happening in Munich that represents a wide range of current trends in …

Swapping Souls With Strangers

Swapping Souls With Strangers

With Swapping Souls With Strangers London-born, Berlin-based artist David Walker presents large-scale, freehand spray paint portraits at Robert Fontaine Gallery. Working in portraiture, painting freehand, using only spray paint and without the aid of brushes Walker (born 1976) has developed a signature multi-layered style. Incorporating both sophisticated and dumb mark making he creates countless scrawled …

How Did Your Parents Meet?

How Did Your Parents Meet?

Lottie Davies’ unique work is concerned with stories and personal histories, the tales and myths we use to structure our lives: memories, life-stories and beliefs. The artist and photographer delves deep into the collective unconscious to tell fables and truths. She takes inspiration from classical and modern painting, cinema and theatre as well as the …


Annie Leibovitz's Sumo-Sized Book

Annie Leibovitz’s Sumo-Sized Book

Annie Leibovitz has been a working photographer for 40 years. She was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone and then the first contributing photographer for the revived Vanity Fair. In addition to her editorial work at Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she has created several award-winning advertising campaigns. She has been designated a Living …

Stand By Robert Longo

Stand By Robert Longo

Stand (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3775738149, $50) is a documentation of an site-specific multimedia installation by American artist Robert Longo, which activated the architecture of the Capitain Petzel gallery in Berlin. The building was shrouded with an enormous depiction of the American flag in black and white. Longo uses the polemic: “American’s conviction that the inalienable …

Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry’s work is characterized by a reflection on the ubiquity of the image in contemporary society and the possibility of redefining known visual codes and interpretative habits. Lassry’s multi-media practice explores the current status of images as the point where multiple modes of production and reception merge. In just a few years Lassry (b. …


Reducing Knitted Garments To Balls Of Yarn

Reducing Knitted Garments To Balls Of Yarn

The ever-intriguing Dutch duo Lernert & Sander made space for the arrival of new collections at Kiki Niesten store in Maastricht by reducing Last Season knitted garments from Fall/Winter by Céline, Chloé, Jil Sander and Prada to balls of yarn: symbols of hope and aspiration. This art concept with simple but stunning art direction, is driven …

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

The Wolfsburger art prize 2014 Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst is awarded to the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi (see portrait above by Norman Konrad). The award is coupled both with an exhibition in the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg and with a considerable publication and and included prize money of 80,000 euros. Furthermore there will be an acquisition …


Surrealist Paintings By Paco Pomet

Surrealist Paintings By Paco Pomet

Artist Paco Pomet who lives and works in Grenada, Spain subverts vintage vacation photos and historical landscapes in his surreal oil paintings. He possesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in his oil paintings which contain a humorous visual twist–and yet they’re staged in such a way that the viewer can imagine the …

One-To-One By Caroline Slotte

One-To-One By Caroline Slotte

The reworking of second hand objects play a pivotal role in Helsinki-based artist Caroline Slotte's practice. She manipulates found materials, primarily everyday items, so that they take on new meanings. Her series One-to-One for example is featuring a set of objects that are supposed to look like two things at once or rather two materials …

What Is A Photograph?

What Is A Photograph?

Few people ask, "What is a painting? A drawing? A photograph?" The medium of photography, especially since the 1970s, has been constantly changing as technological developments allow for endless experimentation–until the very definition of a photograph becomes ripe for debate. A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface. …


Turn To The Installation

Turn To The Installation

Sasha Waltz is a German choreographer and a pioneer of the so-called turn to the installation. She is expanding the field of the installation to include actions and people. Dance becomes installation and installation becomes action. In the exhibition space, the visitor himself moves on stage, he is part of the events taking place and …

Ear Connects People

Ear Connects People

EAR, an artwork by Netherlands-based artist Jeroen Bisscheroux stands on the embankment along the A50 (Autobahn, Freeway). The installation is around Son en Breugel, a municipality in the southern Netherlands just outside of Eindhoven. The city has been once an old and a continuous green area. The A50 now literally cuts through this sensitive space, …

Pictures Of Something?

Pictures Of Something?

Akzidenz aka Philipp Bolthausen is currently living and working between Paris and New York. The background of his art and communication studies has a rooted presence in his work - in that he is less interested in the representational qualities of the photograph, focusing more on the exploration of the fringes of each terrain. This …


Tandem Iron Pour

Tandem Iron Pour

Decay feeds new potentials in all facets of life. Using cast iron, raw and fired clay, and found objects, artist team, Zak Helenske and Mya Kerner aim to harness these lost forms of released energy. The duo make cast iron sculpture at a historic industrial furnace site in Birmingham, AL. Using a Cupolette (small furnace), …

Of Spirits And Empty Spaces By Joachim Koester

Of Spirits And Empty Spaces By Joachim Koester

The reference monograph on the work of the Danish artist Joachim Koester, Of Spirits and Empty Spaces (Mousse Publishing, ISBN 978-8867490882, $) covers an oeuvre that over the past two decades has balanced a thin line between documentary and fiction. Koester belongs to an artists’ generation whose practices are based on what Hal Foster once …

43 Prepared DC-Motors, 31.5kg Packing Paper

43 Prepared DC-Motors, 31.5kg Packing Paper

This installation has been made by Switzerland-based Studio Zimoun for view in Orbital Garden Bern. Zimoun used 43 prepared DC-motors, 31.5kg packing paper, a lot of nylon and wood to bring his vision of mechanical rhythm alive–a architecturally-minded platform of sound. The artist creates a closed system which develop its own behavior. Once running, it is …