Sunday, December 18, 2011
A great collection of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's fascinating collage work. A blend of appropriation and reconstruction. I have to hand it to him, he is not your average professor at Bauhaus school's foundation course. I assume any of his students would believe so as well. Highly influenced by constructivism and a string advocate for the technology industry within the arts, the Hungarian-born painter and photographer built on the knowledge that exists around him. Throughout the years, he became one of the pioneering artists to master other fields including sculpture, printmaking and industrial design. Here are a few collage pieces he made during his time. A beautiful and inspiring experimentation of the simple act of cut and paste.
Artist: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Seamless. These monolithic storage units, a.k.a Celato Drawers by R&D De Castelli for De Castelli is quite interesting. It did catch my attention, and that is quite unusual especially when it comes to the discussion of a chest of drawers. Count me out. Rather impossible. However, here I am, quite impressed and eating my own words. The model comes in three choices of material (and to an extent, color) including maestral copper, acid-etched iron and acid-etched brass; all of which will have birch wood construction inside too. Flip a coin!
Winner of 102 international awards!
Direction: Santiago 'Bou' Grasso
Idea: Patricio Plaza
Animation: Santiago 'Bou' Grasso / Patricio Plaza
Titles design: Natalia Acosta
Production company: Opusbou
Monday, December 12, 2011
Source: Sherpas Cinema
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Beyond his ability to reinvent himself, Wim Botha is what we can compare to as a magician of our time; one who knows how to pull tricks out his sleeves and hat at any given moment. His courageous and daring explorations across many disciplines is what makes him stand out amongst the constantly evolving art market we face today. It is no surprise that his work is celebrated for its meaningful and remarkable craft.
Wim Botha was born in 1974, graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1996, and currently lives in Cape Town. His achievements and honors include best artwork at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kinstefees in 2001, being named festival artist at the KKNK in 2003, sharing the first annual Tollman award with Churchill Madikida in 2003, and winning Standard Bank Young Artist award in 2005. His work was featured on major international and national exhibitions of African and South African contemporary Art.
Artist: Wim Botha
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Taken from the Crumpled Memories series, 2010. Pencil and sumi ink on paper sculpture.
Artist Eun Hyung Kim explaines, "Folded lines on a crumpled surface provides for interesting story lines, as this visual format lies between sculpture and two-dimensional drawings. Viewers can travel around in the crumpled structure by following tiny clones that I have designed."
Artist: Eun Hyung Kim | Source: Daily Serving
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