Sunday, December 18, 2011

Looking Back: Moholy-Nagy



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

Faux-Industrial Drawers


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!


Designed by: De Castelli | Source: Daily Icon

Breaking Down Movement


Super!


Artist: Katie Grinnan | Represented by Brennan & Griffin

The Employment



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

Website: opusbou.com.ar



Monday, December 12, 2011

Street Skiing



This stunning video just gave me the chills. It is beautifully done, especially in terms of cinematography. I can't wait to see the whole thing! J.P. Auclair and Dave Mossop' directed this specific street segment from the award winning 70 minute feature film, "All I Can." This piece was shot in Trail, Rossland and Nelson at BC. All I can is a visual exploratory essay that compares and discusses the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change. Shot on 6 continents over the course of two years with the world's best skiers.

Source: Sherpas Cinema

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On a Wim



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

Shadow



This is awesome! I'm digging Taichi Saotome's "Sword Dance and Shadowgraph" performance at The Galaxy Theater Tokyo. It was performed back in January 2011. So intense!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A New Way of Storytelling



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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