Archive for January, 2012

pop-up shop

31Jan12

Wanted to share this pop-up Adidas store…sure it’s totally commercial, but how Oldenburg of Adidas to make a giant shoe-box for a temporary store! I love the shoelaces peeking out of the top. You can currently find this temporary shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. via. Advertisements


Painting lately, so am sharing some paintings that interest me. Alex Kanevsky‘s paintings are both vague and revealing at the same time. Vague, because of the blurred quality created by the lack of detail and loose brush strokes; and revealing because of the personal nature of the actions being depicted. I like how Alex disguises […]


Hubert Tereszkiewicz is a graphic designer from Poland. While most all of his work on his website is graphic design work, I loved these linocuts that I found on This is colossal…namely for his excessive use of line, go figure. But hey, talk about tedious! They were carved after all. Much respect. via.


Worthless materials are not often the preferred artistic medium, but for South Korean artist Choi Jeong-hwa they are. For instance, the first two images are from the 2009 Seoul Design Olympiad, in which the artist used the trash accumulated by the 10 million people who attended to construct the piece. What was once worthless became useful […]


Today I’m mentally engaging in the photographs of South Korean artist, Myoung Ho Lee. He separates a subject from its environment by isolating it on a blank white page in its natural setting, then photographs it. The result is an object simultaneously belonging to and standing apart from an environment. This essay by art critic […]


88 layers

12Jan12

One thing I love about cut paper as an art form is the amount of time and patience that is demanded. Adam Fowler reinforces my respect for this process in the following works. He draws with pencil onto paper, cuts away the negative space with an xacto knife, then the cut drawings are layered – […]


Russian illustrator Vaslij Godzh uses many thin black lines in his drawings…many, many lines. Easy to get lost in. Enjoy.


Part of a small series of landscapes, Steve Newberry‘s silkscreens below are printed on plywood. Plastic wires, push pins, maps, and price tag labels are also incorporated into the work. I like the irony of producing an image of nature (more or less) using very man-made materials. via.


I’ve had some xrays a friend gave me in a portfolio for over a year now, thinking I could maybe use them one day for an art project. Come to find out, Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox is already using x-ray slides in his work in such a way that surpasses everything I’ve halfheartedly considered. He […]


no surprises

02Jan12

I’ve been keeping myself busy this morning looking at David de las Heras‘s paintings. Really, check out his flickr for more images than I’m sharing here. His rendition of the human figure is well executed. I love the way their passivity in relation to the viewer (barring the last painting, of course), offers possibility of […]