Posts Tagged ‘contemporary art’
Doppelgänger kissing mask by Portuguese artist Didier Faustino.
Sherpa – feathers
Motorcycle made of feathers by artist Tim Hawkinson.
One Hundred and Eight – Installation
Artist Nils Völker has figured out how to make them into cool interactive breathing art. “One Hundred and Eight is an interactive wall-mounted Installation mainly made out of ordinary garbage bags. Controlled by a microcontroller each of them is selectively inflated and deflated in turn by two cooling fans.”
Interesting and colorful installation work using thread, nails, from artist and designer Gabriel Dawe.
Depot series from photographer Branislav Kropilak.
I don’t know how many times I have fallen asleep with my face in a book, although lately I’m falling asleep with my laptop. I know I’m gonna kill it that way and have to go back to reading books before bed.
Check out this whimsical series of photos titled Get Back in Your Book from Canadian photographer Lissy Elle.
I love these weird pod sculptures from Colin Christian. If the films 2001 Space Odyssey vs. Alien were to be made into a movie, these would definitely be the new creature eggs and instead of a cave, they would be incubating in a Eero Saarinen building.
Check out this obsessive work constructed with 100,000 staples by UK artist and designer Peter Root.
Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours.
Portuguese artist Filipe Soares has created some interesting little worlds using story boxes.
Pink Terror by Mike Barzman and Christian Swegal
Don’t know too much about this video, but I love watching things getting smashed and exploding in slow motion.
I love these photos from French photographer Denis Darzacq. I’ve seen suspended motion photographs many times before but what makes these stand out is the supermarket and it’s vibrant color as a backdrop.
via: The Daily Beast
Totally digging this work from Uruguay artist Ana Bidart
Sugar Free, Plaster bust, sugar free gum, 2010
Brooklyn artist Nick van Woert uses some interesting materials on plaster busts. Ok, so now maybe people will start to use their gum as Art instead of spitting it out on the sidewalks in San Francisco.
Børre Sæthre – My Private Sky (Installation)
Norwegian artist Børre Sæthre has a way with the uncanny and is heavily influenced by the sets of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I thought of the piece above while listening to The Blues, which is a collaboration between Primary 1 and Nina Persson of the Cardigans.
Primary 1 ft. Nina Persson – The Blues”
Surfaces of Constant Time, 2010
Almost missed this one. Jose Alverez show, Surfaces of Constant Time, closes this Saturday at Ratio 3. Definitely on of the best shows I have seen at this space and one of the better shows I have seen in San Francisco this year.
Hours: Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
Location: 1447 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA
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Anthony Burrill – Michelle Plays Ping Pong
I assume she’s playing ping pong on acid.
From street artist to corporate designer to art world artist. He will be participating in a group show at the Scion Installation Space in Los Angles from February 20 – March 13. Yes, the gallery is owned by the Scion car brand, I guess the street/corporate/art world is a bit blurry these days. The opening reception is on Saturday, February 20th at 7pm.
Glenn Walls Dual 120
I totally have a thing for objects covered in disco ball mirrors.
Temporal Form no. 11
San Antonio Texas artist Ansen Seale uses slit scan-photography to capture what he refers to as a “hidden reality” . All in camera work and no manipulation using Photoshop or darkroom tricks. Creepy and cool.
I Can’t Be Hypnotized 9 x 11″
Interesting collage work of from Jeffrey Meyer.
WARNING! Turn the music down, the song with this video is just AWFUL. But, the video is an amazing recreation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Netherlandish Proverbs.
Dirty Bomb, 2008
Mall walkers beware, those medicated suburban moms will shoot you down with these Mad Max baby strollers. Na Zha Gun Shape Baby Carriage from Chinese artist Shi Jinsong.
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Motown Drums, 2005
From the book, Sound Affects by Brooklyn artist Christian Patterson. 2005
Martin Creed public installation. Work No. 790: Everything is Going to Be Alright. Detroit 2007
Light installation from Israeli artist Yochai Matos. I’M Not Gonna Live Forever, 2009
No Strings Attached by, LA based artist, Pascuol Sisto. Single channel video 2007
Images documenting interiors of abandoned mental institutions from photographer Christopher Payne’s book Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals.
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Not really sinking, but what a beautiful sight. Installation work from Mexican artist Ivan Puig.
Or so Patricia Piccinini would have you believe. Doubting Thomas, 2008
Hongtao Zhou’s Halloween Chair made from a reclaimed chair found in the dumpster.
The Swedish electro pop duo, The Knife, wrote music for an electro-opera about the world seen throught the eyes of Darwin. Check it out around 5:54 for classic Knife. The set design and costumes look amazing.
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Obey the Kitty.
Rubber Duck by Florentjin Hofman
12 x 14 x 16 meters, Inflatable, pontoon and generator
There is a strange calmness I love about these photographs from Amy Stein’s Domesticated series. For anyone who lives in the American west, close to the foothills or in the mountains, there is probably sense a familiarity with some of these images.
“How it would be, if a house was dreaming” by Urban Screen
Michel de Broin Black Whole Conference 2006
Born in 1970 in Montreal, Michel de Broin lives and works in Montreal and in Berlin.
Through a collection of objects and actions, his works seek to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations whilst attempting to reenact them in playful, jesting objects that glorify the referent on the one hand while upstaging it on the other. Drawing on his doubt in the capacity and value of ideas, his sculptural projects seek to put them to the test by literally confronting them with the necessities of reality in assemblage that often troubles the ideas it purports to speak for.
Princess Hijab gives this D&B a much needed makeover.
Photo by Antoine Bréant
Loving this guys work.
Spiders in the Chandalier by Australian artist Ben Frost
Nice collage and mixed media work from San Francisco based artist David Bayus
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Back in 2005 I saw the Jeremy Blake video installation at SFMOMA titled “Winchester” inspired by the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. I think about the installation every time I drive through San Jose and I recently came across an article about the suicides of Jeremy Blake and his girlfriend, Theresa Duncan, in Newsweek. Both stories of Sarah Winchester and Jeremy Blake are very sad and haunting. Jeremy Blake’s story is apparently being turned into a film by Lions Gate and Gus Van Sant has signed on as a consultant to the film. Check out Jeremy Blake’s “Century 21″ video that was part of the SFMOMA “Winchester” installation.
These are digital illustrations, from Berlin-based artist/designer David Löhr, commissioned by the agency Generation Digitale. These images might seem like a new form of Futurism for their embrace of technological hybridism, but the minimal softness doesn’t suggest the fascist ideology, of the futurists, that war and industrialism will save the world. Rather they seem to convey a romantic notion of cybernetic organisms as a future utopia without the industrial straight lines of modernism. Read more »
Check out these amazing 3D landscape images from artist Alex McLeod. If you believe in the whole afterlife thing, then I would suggest this is where you might find Albert Hoffman, the Swiss chemist who discovered LSD, residing. I’m a big fan of artists using 3D to create alternate worlds and surrealist mindscapes that are conceptually and aesthetically removed from the gaming and film industry’s use of 3D technology.
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