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February 27 2014

20:30

This Is The First Public Art Installation To Use Google Glass

Head on over to the National Portrait Museum if you want to try out Google Glass (and see some art, I guess).

Artist David Datuna has an ongoing series called "Viewpoint of Billions," in which a large collage is layered over with different optical lenses. But for his newest entry in that series, he's added a totally different kind of lens: Google Glass.

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19:07

Artoo Deetoo Project

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A couple of weeks ago I was asked to customize this 1998 iMac and it got an R2D2 paint job. This iMac will be on display at Sprout Social’s new downtown Chicago office.

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19:03

Noya – The colossal illustration of the duo Imarginal

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Surreal and megalomaniac, these are some of the ideal adjectives to describe the job by Collective Imarginal of Recife in Brazil, created by young talents Raone Ferreira and Fernando Moraes.

The duo met in college and soon noticed a similarity between their work. Hence the idea of ​​creating collective that works collaboratively, dialoguing their styles in preference for black and white appeared, pointillism, monsters and creatures. Together illustrate and design is done simultaneously by two, one interferes with the other line and from the results that come loaded with personality.

Noya, his most recent work, was no different, the piece took six months to complete, a total of 320 hours of painstaking work all done with the help of a magnifying glass, using India ink, brush and ink pen rechargeable.

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19:01

Amazing Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster

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“My works are a culmination of the natural and the manmade – a careful balance of form and motion.” – Ben Foster

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17:00

Lola Dupre Creates Exploding Collages

Lola Dupre

Lola Dupre

Lola Dupre’s work is blowing up, almost quite literally. A collagist based in Alpujarra de la Sierra, Andalucía, Spain (longest town name ever), she creates these incredible looking collages which explode with energy. There’s also a bit of an op art thing happening, the stark black and white shapes sort of make your eyes go funny. It’s amazing that she has the time and patience to cut all these tiny pieces out and then glue them all together.

You can see more of her work below or by visiting her site.

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16:51

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting Tiny Toy, Chicken.

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting
Tin Toy, Chicken. Watercolor & cotton swab.

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting
Tin Toy, Chicken. Watercolor & cotton swab.

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting
Tin Toy, Chicken. Fountain pen ink.

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting
Walkman.

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting
Walkman. Color pencil.

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting
Windup Alarm Clock.

Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art toys painting

As part of her MA work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, artist and graphic designer Echo Yang created a series titled Autonomous Machines where common analog devices like tin windup toys, a Walkman, an alarm clock and other machines where connected to writing and painting instruments. As each machine was set loose on a canvas its specialized motions were translated into brush strokes, paint blobs, and pencil marks resulting in self-generated artworks somewhat reminiscent of spirographs. While conceptual artists have long been recording the actions of machines, plants, wind and other moving objects to generate artwork, Yang’s painting wind-up chicken toy stands out as a superbly executed idea. It would be great to see a whole series of those. You can see many more painting vacuum cleaners, hand mixers and electric razors on her website. (via MOCO LOCO)

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16:30

Sculptures Made from Beverage Cans by Makaon

 Sculptures Made from Beverage Cans by Makaon
Japanese artist and sculptor Makaon creates sculptures from recycled beer and soda cans. There are many forms of art made of salvaged materials. Well, here’s another one.

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 Sculptures Made from Beverage Cans by Makaon
 Sculptures Made from Beverage Cans by Makaon
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14:35

De la peinture sur des photos

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Aliza Razell s’inspire de la mythologie pour réaliser ces images où elle mélange des autoportraits souvent en noir et blanc et des formes de couleurs vives avec de la peinture.

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13:51
A Whirlwind of Color
Warning: This article contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. New York based artist Erik Jones combines two art styles in his paintings: photo-realism and abstractionism. He paints colorful shapes around and over the model’s face and body as if it were a helmet, or shield. Jones is able to achieve this layered look...
13:33

Amazing Paintings by Leonid Afremov

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Leonid Afremov is a passionate painter from Vitebsk, Belarus who paints with palette knife with oil on canvas. He loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in his paintings, which are rich in different moods, colors and emotions.

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12:14
09:05

All In Proportion

Tattoo Artist’s Son, 1984
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used by permission.
Courtesy: OHWOW, Los Angeles.

Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1980s photography exhibitions caused national debate on arts funding due to their explicit and homoerotic subject matter, and although the artist died at the end of that decade his work continues to generate great interest and discussion. As Above, So Below brings together more than 40 of Mapplethorpe’s images, many rarely exhibited before, in a collection that offers a new way to look at his practice.

The exhibition title is derived from the ancient Greek concept of microcosm and macrocosm, which notes the repetition of patterns at all levels of the cosmos, from planetary to sub-atomic. Man is at the midpoint in the scale, looking both up at the bigger picture and down at the smaller systems, and from here we notice the prevalence of the golden ratio – a relationship of proportion seen in the natural world and often replicated by the great artists as an aesthetic ideal. This golden ratio, along with ideas of duality and symmetry, are found in the curated selection of images at OHWOW, Los Angeles; dive deeper into the complex theory at the gallery from 28 February to 29 March.

@OHWOWGallery

Robert Mapplethorpe — As Above, So Below

Frank Langella, 1984
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used by permission.
Courtesy: OHWOW, Los Angeles.

Robert Mapplethorpe — As Above, So Below

Ron Young, 1984
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used by permission.
Courtesy: OHWOW, Los Angeles.

Robert Mapplethorpe — As Above, So Below

Lisa Lyon, 1982
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used by permission.
Courtesy: OHWOW, Los Angeles.

Robert Mapplethorpe — As Above, So Below

Hand in Fire, 1985
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used by permission.
Courtesy: OHWOW, Los Angeles.

Robert Mapplethorpe — As Above, So Below

Italian Vogue, 1984
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used by permission.
Courtesy: OHWOW, Los Angeles.

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08:04

Empire State of Mind

Photo © We Heart

“The meatballs, spaghetti and garlic bread sell well”, Zoë Lea tells me. “The tuna, and the sausages too”. The folk at the table next to us probably think we’re conducting a stocktake of sorts, Lea the restaurateur, I the supplier perhaps. We’re not. We’re talking socks. Barmy socks. Zoë is a Melbourne-based former accessories buyer for fashion retailers, a designer, artist, and Unemperor to her very own Unempire. Named with a clear two-fingered-salute to dominant authority, Lea’s product is a clear two-fingered-salute to dominant authority. Complete with dippy eggs and soldiers.

Manufactured by Lea’s ‘friends in Taiwan’ – who stringently comply to all manner of ethical trading standards – Unempire socks are as nicely made as they are nicely dutiful to moral principles and nicely designed too, of course. Just plain nice. But nice isn’t the half of it. As we sit over coffee in delightful Fitzroy café Tomboy, Zoë is entirely compos mentis, capable of stringing sentences together and conveying herself perfectly well. I can only assume that when she returns home, the curtains are drawn, baked beans are strewn on the floor, and Lea rolls around in them, naked, screaming “I AM AN ANCIENT AZTEC”.

What’s that? You want to know why I’m slandering a perfectly lovely young lady on a public forum? Here me out: Zoë Lea has designed a pair of socks based upon Carl Linnaeus’ 1735 theory Systema Naturae (something we know today as: Linnaean Taxonomy), that states all things in the natural world can be whittled down to three kingdoms: animal, vegetable and mineral. Lea’s socktacular interpretation of this is a cat, some broccoli and a gold watch (bearing the words, Party Time). Your honour, I rest my case.

Certifiable. Bonkers. Fucking brilliant. Unempire socks are my new jam.

@UNEMPIRE

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Unempire Socks
Unempire Socks

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Unempire Socks
Unempire Socks
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08:03

Musical Chairs

The film Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall premiered during Stockholm Design Week. It’s an unusual and captivating collaboration of dance, music, furniture design and cinematography, directed and composed by Erika Janunger, produced and choreographed by Oskar Frisk, performed by César Garcia & Stacy Aung and featuring furniture designed by Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche. I spoke to Erika, Oscar and Emma about how it all came together…

Erika says, “In 2007 I made my first dance film project, Weightless, which was filmed at a 90 degree tilt. It was an idea that came to me by chance when I was photographing of a friend of mine who is a dancer. The movements the dancer came up with were so fascinating and surprising, that I have been longing to do more visual experiments at other angles ever since. I work as an interior architect but have attended dance classes since childhood, so I suppose that’s why I tend to ‘feel’ spaces and places with my own body.”

Despite my expectations to the contrary, Oskar assured me that choreography in a room-set constructed at a 23 degree angle came quite naturally: “Whenever you do a new piece, you need a framework to work within and in this project there was a new reality. Gravity was not as usual, and in every movement the dancer have to make a decision – do I go with gravity or against, do I fight gravity or do I give in? Making decisions in every movement is a very ordinary way to work as a dancer or a choreographer, but with the new gravity, everything just gets much more extreme. We had to watch every movement in a monitor so we could see what it would look like in the camera – some movements looked good in reality but not so nice in the camera and vice versa.”

Erika Janunger, Oskar Frisk, Färg & Blanche — Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall
Erika Janunger, Oskar Frisk, Färg & Blanche — Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall

Erika says, “A piece of furniture is a kind of choreographer too, since it dictates your movement. The way you place furniture makes people move in certain ways. How you plan offices, or shops or any space you can think of – is a way to make people ‘dance to your music’. What I discovered when making Weightless is that watching other people move in relation to architecture and objects, affects how you perceive that room, and that the way you interpret someone’s movements are closely linked to how those movements relate to gravity.”

“And the dancers loved the challenge”, says Oskar. “Dancers are the most professional people on Earth – we have to be because of the hard competition in our business. We make extreme things look easy. The outside scenes were shoot in late October in Sweden, so it was very chilly. We made the dancers do things over and over again and they never complained once. This is the first time that Caesar and Stacey had worked together, and from the first second in the studio they worked really well together.”

Erika was keen to include furniture in the film as part of room set, but it couldn’t be just any furniture. She says, “I wanted this scenography to be something extraordinary and unique. The furniture would also have to be extremely durable, having two dancers climbing, and jumping on top of them, and also throwing them downhill. So having them custom made was truly ideal. Every piece of furniture or object that you put in a film like this carries a huge symbolism. It affects how you perceive the dancers, their personalities, their relationship, who they are and what they want. In this case, I let the scenography change along with the dancers relationship to each other, to make it truly visible.

Erika Janunger, Oskar Frisk, Färg & Blanche — Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall
Erika Janunger, Oskar Frisk, Färg & Blanche — Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall

“I wanted to work with Emma and Fredrick because they are fantastic. They have the eye, the imagination, the ambition, and they are great people to work with. Their visual language was already very close to my vision for this film.”

Of being involved, Emma says, “It is fantastic to be part of another artist’s creative process. It gives us a lot of energy and freedom to do new things and explore new ways of working. It is really important for us to keep doing art projects and to stay open to a non-traditional way of working in design. It’s a great way for us to get inspiration. The brief that Erika gave us was all about emotions, feelings and symbols, rather than function, price and market. And of course normally we do not construct furniture that has to hold on a 23 degree outdoor sloop on a rainy day, and also look good in a home environment.”

All three of them speak of the captivating, almost hypnotic effect of the final film, and tell me that for 15 minutes it will transport you to another world, but it is Oskar’s description of the first time they saw it all come together that really captures it. He says, “In the studio when everything was set, we had worked so hard to get everything together, and then we got the dancers on to the set and they started move in the room, it was magical. Everyone just stopped where they were and stared for fifteen minutes. It was so beautiful. I remember Erika had tears running down her cheeks. That was the moment we realised this would really work.”

Watch the full 14 minute version of Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall here.

@ErikaJanunger

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Erika Janunger, Oskar Frisk, Färg & Blanche — Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall

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08:01

Drama King

Jeff Wall,
In Front of a Nightclub, 2006,
transparency in lightbox,
courtesy of the artist

There’s something both cinematic and theatrical about the work of photographer Jeff Wall, even in those of his images which are unstaged. The Canadian has a knack of finding the drama in any situation, and is a skilled practitioner at creating scenes with a strong narrative and just the right amount of plausible reality, often based on his own experiences.

Jeff Wall – Tableaux Pictures Photographs 1996–2013 is the first major photography exhibition at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum since its re-opening a couple of years ago. The year 1996 is an important one for Wall as it marked the artist’s first output in black and white paper prints; since beginning his career in the the ’80s he had worked in colour transparencies backlit by fluorescent strips in lightboxes of the kind usually employed in advertising. Wall is also a pioneer in the field of large-scale photography, and the show occupies four exhibition spaces in the museum. Running from 1 March to 3 August.

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Jeff Wall — Tableaux Pictures Photographs 1996–2013

Jeff Wall,
Boxing, 2011,
colour photograph,
courtesy of the artist

Jeff Wall — Tableaux Pictures Photographs 1996–2013

Jeff Wall,
Boy Falls From Tree, 2010,
colour photograph,
courtesy of the artist

Jeff Wall — Tableaux Pictures Photographs 1996–2013

Jeff Wall,
Volunteer, 1996,
gelatine silverprint,
courtesy of the artist

Jeff Wall — Tableaux Pictures Photographs 1996–2013

Jeff Wall,
Overpass, 2001,
transparency in lightbox,
courtesy of the artist

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08:01

Fantastic Flying Books!

This design is a bit whimsy, a little outlandish, and a lot imagination-inspiring… just like a good book! Inspired by the 2012 Oscar-winning animation “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” designer Kiril Gitman sought out to recreate the very image of books flying miraculously. The result is BY THE BOOK: a playful alternative to a bookshelf that you can adjust to your liking with your favorite reads!

Designer: Kiril Gitman

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February 26 2014

23:47

Les paysages grecs de Petros Koublis

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Le photographe grec Petros Koublis photographie ces paysages dans les environs immédiats d’Athènes.

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20:43

Aguasonic Acoustics by Mark Fischer

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The essence of this project is the visualization of animal sounds with the help of a computer program created by a programmer and engineer Mark Fischer.

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20:40

Will It Beard Photography Series

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Photographer Stacy Thiot tapped into the popularity of beards with this “Will It Beard” series, shooting a guy placing random household objects into his burly beard.

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20:38

Amazing Breaking Bad Posters for All Episodes

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The talented graphic design artist Zsolt Molnar has taken Breaking Bad artwork to the next level. He’s created a minimalist poster for each and every episode of the 5 season show.

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