Swiss artist Roman Signer is part-mad scientist and part-artistic genius. His work is referred to as ‘action sculptures’, which are essentially combinations of science experiments and photography. His incredibly intriguing pieces are a unique take on the realm of experimental photography.
Did you ever think that you could make prints using flowers and grass? Well, think again. In one of the earliest forms of photography, positive prints were made on paper using flower and leaf juices. Check the Alternative Photography website out for other unique forms of photography and even instructions on how to make Anthotypes, […]
I’m really enjoying the way this collection is presented. The mouseover Gif style combines human realness with the advantages of technology and is just fun to play around with. Custom designed 3D Faceshift heads for each outfit capture the essence of the ensemble and make it come alive. This truly amusing and visually compelling experience shows a new way of looking at collections and the models of the future. Feast your eyes on the Bernhard Willhelm S/S 2013 Women’s Collection.
Wyatt Mills depicts feelings of modern day social anxieties and personal struggle/self-doubt while experimenting with light, space, and narrative. Confrontation and first person environments are common within his work. His pieces bring viewers into another mindset, allowing them to contemplate and debate with an inner dialogue about what social boundaries they find to be hideous, captivating, offensive or attractive, in hopes that it will allow the viewers to walk away with a loss of social reservation and expansion of their own mindset.
Finding an artist who works outside of their comfort zone is rare. Natalie Frank is one of today’s pioneers who throws herself off the edge she dangles from. It took seconds for me to realize she was approaching next level work when I first saw her paintings at the Armory in New York. Her recent show at Frederick & Freiser Gallery exemplified how her style has evolved even further since regaining the use of her left eye, curing her dimensional blindness.
I’m interested in the ways in which many textile artists these days, perhaps as a reaction to industry, focus on the process of creation rather than the utility of the resulting creations. Brooklyn-based Emily Barletta discharges emotional and physical pain through the meditative processes of crochet and embroidery. Though Barletta states that her pieces are unplanned and dictated by the properties of each new set of materials, her work consistently references biological forms — parasites, cellular structures, internal organs, amorphous and sea creatures.
Brooklyn-based artist Ben Phelan recently had a few pieces at Nudashank Gallery in Baltimore. One of them, the Dream Machine Device, consists of acrylic orbs fitted with strobing LED lights, making for a truly intense, visceral experience.
Chicago artist Jessica Joslin reassembles the skeletons of various creatures, embellishing them with found and antique fabrics and materials to create biomechanical creatures straight out of a steampunk fantasy.
Chicago-based artist, educator, and Alvin Ailey dancer Nick Cave (not to be confused with the other one) has been wowing people with his amazing Soundsuits for years now. Inspired by African ceremonial costumes, Cave’s pieces fuse sculpture, fashion, and performance.
Experimental artist Katie Paterson recorded the sounds made by three Icelandic glaciers and then pressed the noises onto records made from each glacier’s melted and re-frozen ice. As the Jailbreak blog notes: ‘She finished by playing the three ice records simultaneously for the two hours it took each to melt’.
I love the bold use of color and dramatic thematic overtones that characterises the work of New York-based illustrator, and Lost At E Minor contributor, Yuko Shimizu. This award-winning piece was for Microsoft’s Ultimate PC project, in which artists were asked to create series of five personal works using their PC instead of their Mac […]
Celia Marais’ Field Excursion was originally started as a study for the website for electronic musician Amon Tobin. It consists of “nine portraits of strange creatures made out of pieces of meat and fish, and given the names of existing or imaginary bacterias”.
The ArtNet website has an interesting write-up on experimental art duo, The Black Estate, a ‘collaboration between artists Noah MacDonald and Scott Pagano; the artists do not sign their individual names to the work, they are interested in the collaborative art-making process and the ongoing nature of their particular dialogue. The Black Estate presents a body of hauntingly beautiful and surreal video works’.