Archive for February, 2012

Penelope

29Feb12

I absolutely love this installation by Brazilian artist, Tatiana Blass. Titled Penelope, referencing Homer’s Odyssey, the work consists of an insane amount of red yarn, a loom, and a red carpet. Penelope is the name of Homer’s wife. While Homer was away, she remained faithful by keeping herself occupied by working on a burial shroud […]


Mia Christopher made the following works on paper. As you can tell by the absence of any representational thing, Mia is further investigating the formal elements of painting in her work. There is no mixing of colors on the paper, so one can assume every color was intentionally mixed and selected. I like how the […]


These paintings are by Los Angeles based artist, Jeff Ramirez. They remind me of parties, more specifically – of the photos I used to take at parties. For still images in oil, they suggest a lot of conversation and laughing to be going on within the imagery. They’re a lot of fun. Look at those […]


Artist t-radya used bandages to draw the faces of fallen Russian WWII soldiers on wooden boards. Then he set them on fire. TitledĀ Eternal Flame, the process of creating these portraits enriches the outcome of the work on both visual and theoretical levels. For instance, the resulting gray-scale is more apparent than the raised surface of […]


spineapple

11Feb12

Lydia Shirreff made the following paper works. I love the consistent play of geometry in her works; the color palette works well with all of the corners and in other instances, layers of pieces of paper. Haus Vogel (the first image) is a collaborative project with Castro Smith in Berlin, 2009. The fourth image is […]


Check out these pen drawings by Moni Lewandowski. Her use of line is expressive while staying true to the rendition of the figures, whether they be animal or human. I love all of the designs in the backgrounds, hair, and clothing… via. images via.  


Water has not been rendered quite as clear to me than in these paintings of Swedish artist Linnea Strid. She paints individuals (often self-portraits) submerged in water or covered with water. For such a difficult thing to paint on a technical aspect – it’s painting a transparent thing with very-solid-oils after all – she executes […]


Artist/ illustrator Anna Higgie has many intriguing projects on her website, but I found this commissioned project for a Berlin nightclub, Crush, in 2008 to be particularly blog-worthy. This is namely because I like seeing a good site-specific installation…and I also am comforted knowing that an artist can get paid to make kick-ass drawings in […]


photo sculpture

07Feb12

Maurizio Anzeri embroiders linear designs over old photographs with bright, colorful thread. He calls the finished products “photo sculptures” because the embroidery adds dimension to the flat photographs. His obvious tendency towards design in his embroidery certainly transforms the photographs into something different. This article seems to let on that his process is mostly intuitive: […]


tax returns

06Feb12

Nava Lubelski rolled up tax returns, rejection letters, and other various paper waste products to create these cellular paper sculptures. I liked the following quote explaining the project more in depth: “The cellular coils spiral outward, mimicking biological growth, as they are glued together into flat rounds, which suggest lichen, doilies or disease.” via.