Mexican-American artist Adrian Esparza has taken the ubiquitous South and Central American tradition of recycling to a completely new level. Through a carefully placed field of nail pins on the walls of the Perez Art Museum, the artist has unraveled a traditional Mexican serape blanket to create a fabric mural with unique three-dimensional qualities. Suggestively called “Wake and Wonder”, the installation is considered by its author a self-portrait and explores the life of the artist, raised in and strongly … Read the rest
Previously on view at Mass MoCA, with a large scale “iceberg-like” installation, Katharina Grosse makes a mark in Downtown Brooklyn. “Just the two of us” is the name of an installation on view through September 14, 2014 by German artist Katharina Grosse. Located at the Metrotech Commons, the colorful fiberglass landscapes transform the park into an open access, urban sculpture garden.
According to the author, the hybrid pieces – a mixture between painting and sculpture – are a … Read the rest
A common ground was found between the works of Alexander McQueen and artist Damien Hirst – they both share an aesthetic vision which combines symmetrical design with ‘‘strong references to the natural world.’
French artist Fabienne Rivory blends his black and white photographs with watercolors to create these very refined, dream-like images. The beginning is always the same – a photograph from the artist’s collection which gets a splash of color bringing it closer to the memory of it and evoking the feeling that moment produced. With this simple move, the images become universally understood and no longer bound to a personal experience.
Original prints of the watercolor photographs can be purchased from … Read the rest
“SWARTE is an open source of imagination which transforms contemporary topics into fine art. While generating feelings, we are trying to connect the world to a large amount of ideas and visions, which are supposed to make people reconsider themselves – this time in a colorful, provocative and intriguing manner. As we are creating stories about the day of tomorrow we believe that one can indulge himself to recognize his own core in one of our works and see it … Read the rest
Walking through the stark landscapes of the Arizona desert, Zeitguised’s photo lens has captured some of its natural beauty. Responding to the forms and colors of the scene, he then went in and created minimalist insertions into the rocky surroundings. The result is a juxtaposition of shapes which at the same time negate and enhance each-other’s presence.… Read the rest
The thesis project of Ecal Lausanne student Benjamin Muzzin adds a brilliant twist to traditional animation by simply turning it into a three-dimensional experience. Just like traditional animation which uses a simple technique to create a somewhat magical effect, his piece appropriately named “Full Turn” celebrates simplicity and its ability to generate unexpected results. Two flat screens are mounted back-to-back and then spun by an axial propeller. The outcome is a stunning hologram-like animation with a distinctive spatial dimension to … Read the rest