Sunday, December 21, 2014

Stillness of Death

There is something about taxidermy that I continue to find a little bothersome. Yet, Polly Morgan continues to create charming and exotic work of art that adds on to the list of collectibles for niche group of individuals.

Artist: Polly Morgan

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Floating World

Miami-born conceptual artist, Teresita Fernández is celebrated for her prominent sculptures and unconventional use of material. Being a strong observer, she is fascinated by the psychology behind seeing and the phenomenon of space. Most of her work are large-scale and site-specific, making it hard for us not to notice. Fernández currently lives and works in the heart of Brooklyn, New York.

I have posted about her before back in 2009, but she is still killing it! There is an interview video from when she produced an installation at Mass MoCa this past summer 2014.

Artist: Teresita Fernández | Represented by: Lehmann Maupin

Friday, December 19, 2014

Going Big with LV

Louis Vuitton works with artist Olafur Eliasson to produce an exhibition entitled Contact. It brings us to the second day at Fondation Louis Vuitton. Massaging all your existing senses and putting them to work simultaneously, the show promotes itself as a multi-faceted exploration connecting the self, space and universe.

If you are interested, Vogue recently published an article and video tour on their website.

Sounds like a nice approach to understanding phenomenology doesn't it? Eliasson once again shows his intellectual exploration.

Artist: Olafur Eliasson | Exhibiting at Fondation Louis Vuitton

A Brilliant Come Back

Despite the swarming comments coming from genuine fans, the art world, social-media-savvy and newly-street-art-crazed individuals, I respect the decision that BLU has done to eliminate his work from the Kreuzberg neighborhood in Berlin. Props to him for making a solid statement.

As the gentrification continues and news broke out that developers plan to build condos next to the huge multi-building in which BLU's work once resided, he took it to his own hands to simply paint it over. The artist was reportedly appalled by the clearing of an adjacent tent city--and of course during the entire process, he did not fail to leave a witty, temporary gift for the stakeholders involved.

I could not help but return from a long pause to give him my salutations.

Artist: BLU | Source: Web Urbanist

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Color and Lack Thereof

A couple of works on paper by English artist Garth Evans. I love the colorful watercolor pieces he has done, but I have to be lying if I say I am not attracted to these greyscale and black and white pieces that belong to the Tate collection. That would be a big lie, because they are quite remarkable indeed. Below are the Untitled series of intaglio print on paper made in 1971.

Artist: Garth Evans

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Just Do It Already

Happy New Year! I thought I would begin 2013 by showing the work of Peruvian artist Mariela Garibay. Her work is mostly figurative and she focuses on form, more than anything. I love her work because of its simplicity. They remind me of Fernando Botero's line of work.

So, back to the present. Do you know why I posted these? It is purely motivational. Whatever your goal is for this new year, do it with care and stick to it! Holiday is over.

Artist: Mariela Garibay

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pop Up and Blow Up

A magnificent collaboration between photographer Thomas Brown and creative director Anna Burns. Their work can be described as a cross-breed between collage art, photography, performance art and installation. Their projects takes up on the idea of it being a cycle, from budding to fully bloom, even up  to deconstruction, when it goes back to fragmented pieces of nothing. The use of umbrellas speaks greatly to the concept of temporary beauty and the destructive nature of existence. Simply brilliant. Below are the stills from the installations.

Artists: Thomas Brown and Anna Burns

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