Friday, May 20, 2011

Herakut hits New Hampshire

Herakut's latest wall done in conjunction to the curated show by LaBasse Projects for the Portsmouth Museum of Art entitled Outside/In and Street A.K.A. Museum. Click here for details.

Source: Unurth

Dead Man

Came across his work earlier today. Clark Goolsby's work is quite adventurous and thought-provoking. I enjoy his exploration and relationship with various materials. He is not afraid to experiment and expand his ideas beyond the traditional approach that a lot of artists are bound to. The figurative elements from human body, animals to structures are also discussed in several of his pieces, depicting not only its geometric physicality but also reference to its objectivity (or lack thereof). Overall, the mysterious yet alluring work of Goolsby transcends the potentially fragile topic of life and death in a rather humorous and optimistic fashion.

Other works shown below.

Artist: Clark Goolsby

Beyond Graphics

Fun stuff from Moscow!

Artist: Mainstreamers

Projecting Ransom

Using reclaimed materials, William Ransom creates extensive installations and explore his sculptural practice, which employs a conceptual and highly engaged experimentation in craftsmanship. His work is far from being a collection of static objects. In fact, his sculptures, made out of scavenged pieces of wood promotes the life cycle of the material itself. The artist particularly engages the viewers with the idea of reincarnation--the concept that even materials go through death and rebirth, consumption and regenerations. It may seem a little bit cliché, but growing up in Vermont, Ransom is able to convey a tale of excessive production and consumerism based on his personal observation and response to such occurrences. His multifaceted work is highly influenced by the multi-layered approach to farming, in which one is obligated to wear different hats and function appropriately in the daily activities. Thus, nature itself along with his undergraduate studies on biology and ecology has become a great deal that is carried on throughout his work. Art is a mechanism that allows freedom of expression and it has undoubtedly become an important platform for communication. With that in mind, Random feels the need to engage the viewers with the material and with the work he puts in front of them.

William Ransom will be exhibiting his work in an upcoming group show, Telephone and Polemically Small at Toledo Art Museum in California. The show will be running from May 28th-June 25th, 2011 with an opening reception on May 28th, 5pm-9pm. For more info, click here.

Artist: William Ransom

Incoming Bits of Awesomeness

This coming Saturday, May 21st 2011, 7:30pm is a special one-night-only screening of Steve Powers a.k.a. ESPO in our beloved New York City. The event will take place in Maysles Theater in Maysles Institute in Harlem. There will be four movies included in the line up: A Love Letter for You, Espo Runs the Show, Got That Gary, and Style Wars the Musical. For more information on Under the Influence of ESPO and its screening schedule, click here.

On a side note, check out this video entitled DAYS about Steve painting the 100th painting in his series Daily Metalations.

Source: Vandalog

Thursday, May 19, 2011

More Than Words

Graduating from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and receiving his MFA in Photography and MA in Visual Criticism from California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, Hank Willis Thomas is no stranger to the art world. His critical and important body of work has brought attention to his oeuvre a photo conceptual artist. He often produces work that respond to commercialism, hybrid identity and mass-consumerism that exist in our contemporary society. He is not only one of the up-and-coming American Photographers to watch today, but Thomas is an outstanding and respected scholar, who has lectured at Yale University, and Princeton University as well as Maryland Institute College of Art, CCA, and of course ICP/Bard. It is always exciting to see the New York-based artist year after year.

Artist: Hank Willis Thomas

In Loving Memory

I wish I was there right now!

Steel-ing a Profile

Genius! Artist and designer Jeroen Verhoeven 's marvelous stainless steel desk, Lectori Salutem is undoubtedly one of the coolest desks out there. The polished desk was created using computer aide design and manufacturing. Viewed from certain angles, two silhouettes can be seen, depicting Verhoeven's twin brother Joep and Judith de Graauw--both whom work as his colleagues at Dutch design firm, Demakersvan.

"Lectori Salutem thus tells the story of its own creation, allowing the viewer an insight into the physical construction of the work, as well as providing a highly personal link with its makers." says Verhoeven. "We are storytellers, from fantasy to factory, from statement to product."

Read more about Lectori Salutem on MocoLoco.

Artist: Jeroen Verhoeven of Demakersvan | Source: TWBE


Selected images from Carrie Mae Weems's series, Roaming (2006). Beautifully composed.

Artist: Carrie Mae Weems

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