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Polaroid composites by Patrick Winfield

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By Patrick Winfield in New Photography on Wednesday 7 December 2011

For my latest series of polaroid composites I am using the portrait to create images of faces captured in between moments of the paparazzi’s flash and a candid pose. These faces are made up from individual instant photos of various pieces of subway posters. Each separate photo competes for attention in the grid, causing the eye to vibrate back and forth from the individual to the whole image.

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Noah Post

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By Patrick Winfield in New Art on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Noah Post creates collage paintings that effortlessly evoke the character and complex quality of line that deKooning and Brice Marden championed. What looks chaotic is actually an exercise in control. His expressive use of mixed materials and paint pump energy into each image. Are they maps of lifelines or side sliced sections of an archeological ruin? Whatever, I keep clicking next to see more.

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DJ Shadow’s Scale it Back video

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By Patrick Winfield in New Music on Wednesday 7 December 2011

This music video by Ewan Jones Morris and Casey Raymond is based on a memory sequence created by Ben Pridmore. Simple, imaginative and fun. Conceptually perfect.

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Another Magazine interview with Jan Švankmajer

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By Patrick Winfield in New Trends on Wednesday 7 December 2011

In this interview with The legendary surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer, we get a glimpse into the mind of a brilliant creative visionary. His unique melding of live action and animation is reminiscent of the Monty Python years. It is a pleasure to learn what it is that makes him create. Or, as the surrealists say, […]

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Allison Schulnik’s extraordinary claymation Mound

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By Patrick Winfield in Video on Saturday 26 November 2011

I recently saw Allison Schulnik’s show at Zieher Smith Gallery in Chelsea. It was like walking into a celebration of paint in all its thick, impasto glory, as it came together to create a land of misfits and dazzling rejects. The show stopper was the stop motion, claymation, called MOUND that was both a macabre […]

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Miranda July poses as extras from famous movies

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By Patrick Winfield in New Photography on Saturday 26 November 2011

This is Miranda July’s shoot with Vice where she poses as extras from famous movies. I love the challenge of figuring out the movies she referenced here. Miranda July proves again and again how creative, humorous and brilliant art can be (especially hers). She conjures the photo performance work of Cindy Sherman. 


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Brilliant animated music video by French director Jérémie Périn

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By Patrick Winfield in Video on Friday 25 November 2011

Tigersushi and Excuse My French released a video for DYE’s new single, Fantasy. The song is pretty cool, but the video is soaked in awesomeness. Directed by animation wunderkind, Jérémie Périn, the video tells a tale of a group of teenagers out for a night of mischief and fun when things get weird. Fast. It’s […]

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Carrie Witherell’s Relic series

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By Patrick Winfield in New Art on Friday 25 November 2011

On first glancing at Carrie Witherell’s visually arresting series of images, Relic, I immediately think of old scientific recordings, kind of like what William Henry Fox Talbot did with plants in the 1800s. These creatures are trapped in a dream. Looking deeper into them, I realize these Cyanotypes are constructed and the shapes are actually built up from tracing paper.

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