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.
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.