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VIDEO: Building a superplexus circle

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By Axel Brechensbauer in Video on Friday 4 May 2012

It is always impressive in a childish way to look at those machines. Imagine having a grandfather working on something like this in the basement.

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Awesome sculptural work from 2001 by Frederic Plateus

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By Axel Brechensbauer in New Art on Friday 4 May 2012

These are by far the most amazing sculptures I’ve seen. Note that they were made in 2001 and include a CD-ROM. I guess it contains multi-media, whatever that meant back then.

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Steel sculptures by Fredrik Raddum

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By Axel Brechensbauer in New Art on Friday 4 May 2012

Making sculpture isn’t easy. Fredrik Raddum from Norway has created an amazing body of work that makes me happy every time I see it, even if it sometimes projects horrifying scenes. Check out these better than nature steel pieces.

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Machine Sculpting a Large Bust of Beethoven

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By Axel Brechensbauer in Video on Wednesday 25 April 2012

I know many people have strong opinions about how important ‘the artist’s hand’ is in a piece of art. I think pulling polygons is not considered as pure as old-fashioned sculpting with hand tools. Or using assistants, for that matter. German band Kraftwerk always tried to be in the forefront of technology. It works when it’s fresh. But […]

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Super Tank Lords: an art series by Jordan Speers

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By Axel Brechensbauer in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 April 2012

If you are part of the Super Mario generation, you can’t be anything other than amazed by Jordan Speers’s amazing art and illustration.

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A book about the invention of the Kaleidoscope

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By Axel Brechensbauer in New Products on Wednesday 25 April 2012

When the Kaleidoscope first was invented by David Brewster, he was sure that his instrument would not only save the labor of designers but would do much better than designers: ‘It will create in a single hour, what a thousand artists could not invent in the course of a year’. Read more about this in the E.H.Gombrich book called, The Sense of Order. The only book you need to read about art.

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New art by Axel Brechensbauer

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By Axel Brechensbauer in New Art on Wednesday 25 April 2012

I just discovered the joy of working with metal and objects that would withstand a nuclear blast. We obey objects and that make us different from animals. My work is about how we want to be different from nature.

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