Dutch photographer Rene Mesman creates images borrowing the style of still life paintings: a pineapple fish, a peach-nut, a long-haired owl, and a pink artichoke. More wacky associations after the break.
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Artist Christopher Schulz decided to combine two lethal objects in one: firearms and sharks, one of the largest predators. His chrome sculptures are equally impressive as surrealist and go by the name of (what else?) Shark Guns.
Will Cooke (b. 1989) is a Sydney based artist who uses abstraction and humour to understand memory and the way in which it develops nostalgia. He finished a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) at Sydney College of the Arts in 2011.
Cooke explores his own personal mythologies and memories, and through minimal abstraction attempts to make these internal thoughts and experiences, external. He makes paintings as a form of self inflicted visual therapy, transforming his personal experiences into a physical object, each geometric form representing a different memory.
The results are illusion based abstract paintings that deal with nostalgia, remembrance and intimacy.
British artist James Ostrer became addicted to junk food when his parents divorced during his childhood. Whenever he switched from his mother’s home to his father’s, they’d stop at McDonald’s. Those golden arches soon became a gateway to refuge and eating fastfood became Ostrer’s way of dealing with things. His series ‘Wotsit All About’ translates his greasy habit into art, taking the age old adage ‘you are what you eat’ very literally. Head over to London’s Gazelli Art Gallery to see the result of Ostrer turning himself and his friends into human sculptures made of food. Read More »
Using thrift store plastics, artist Sayaka Ganz creates works that have been influenced by her Japanese roots and the Japanese Shinto belief that “all objects and organisms have spirits.” For her, art should arise “from the passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects.”
Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971 – 2014) is the first solo exhibition for British artist Anthony McCall in the Netherlands and will hit EYE Amsterdam from September 28th until November 30th. Since the 70s, McCall has developed a remarkable amount of work, comprised of drawings, performances, and – the essential part of this exhibition – large installations that he calls ‘solid light films’. These sculptural light projections are equally minimalist in form, magic in effect, theoretic in essence, and physical in experience. The moving light sculptures constantly change form and cannot be categorized in the usual domains of art, such as ‘sculpture’ or ‘film’.
His work is a consistent refusal to conform to art historical categories and constantly circumvents cinematic conventions and expectations.
Vanessa Matic is back, with something completely different. Read her latest work after the break.
In Praise of Shadows is a group exhibition in Art Space Tetem – taking place between September 18th and November 16th – assembled by art collective iii and inspired by the eponymous book written by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki about the beauty of dark and shadow in the Japanese tradition. The book not only describes Tanizaki’s nostalgia for the darkness of traditional Japanese homes, but also the efforts to combine new technologies with old materials and habits. A careful selection of materials, simple forms and personal combinations of new and old technologies invite us to open up our senses, to create space with our bodies and to actively explore the details that are hidden in the depth of our perception.
With work by Wen Chin Fu, Mariska de Groot, Matteo Marangoni, Jonathan Reus, Jeroen Uyttendaele, Dieter Vandoren en Dewi de Vree.
“Problems are quite fun!”, according to digital artist Rosa Menkman who investigates the unexpected results of electronic or software-driven signal interference.
A few months ago, we already featured some personal work by Italian artist and graphic designer Andrea Minini who uses the Moiré effect to contrast illustrations of animals. This time again, he shows the beauty of wild animals with architectural, mathematical shapes.