Borrowing from the knowledge, artistry and the humour of others (Gertrude Stein, Mitch Hedberg, Franz Kafka), Finnish artist Mikko Kuorinki makes a variety of modern work that speaks for itself. Kurorinki uses performance, installation, video and photography to explore the intricacies between the individual and physical realm.
It´s a little funny to hear that the Scandinavian art duo Elmgreen and Dragset don’t call themselves ‘artists’. But after seeing their unconventional and even absurd work, we simply have to disagree. Even after more than a decade of collaboration, their installations and other creations are still very humorous, based on Foucault´s thesis that ‘It is the acceptance of certain behavioral patterns, within given structures, and not the structures, themselves, that restricts human action and activity’.
I recently came across a British sculptor, James Hopkins’ series of 3d collages of bookshelves organized to form images of skulls. Not only are the beautifully interesting, but they make me reconsider the concept of shelving and organization within my home.
There are so many ordinary things you’re surrounded by every day, that you don’t even notice them any more. But as soon as Mehmet Ali Uysal gets his hands on them, suddenly they appear interesting and new. The trick the Turkish artist uses is simple but very effective: taking common things and putting them into […]
When these angry members of the construction industry decided to take a stand, they did it with art. Instead of destroying something or creating chaos as most protests tend to lean towards, these Italian citizens joined together to set up 10,000 yellow helmets outside the Milan stock exchange building. Rather than being destructive, they organized […]
Graphic designer and art director, Ebon Heath, has exhibited internationally with his stereo.type mobiles, installations, jewelry, and performance art making type come alive. Showing us what it looks like when words are liberated from a two dimensional page to express their unique content, Ebon’s art strikes a nerve with me as a songwriter. I am fascinated with the power of words as an instrument that can take thoughts and emotions and make them into something that can resonate with others.
Mia Pearlman is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates intricate paper sculptures and installations. She draws her designs in India ink on large rolls of paper, and then she cuts out sections of the paper into detailed areas of positive and negative space. All of her paper installations are site-specific, and her work is imposible to duplicate.
The latest works by London-based installation artist Ricki Nerreter touches many important issues of today. Money Crisis (ON TOP OF HER FINANCES) and Racism (COLORBLIND), to name just a few. Amazingly her work is dark, yet bright, created from old toys, childhood treasures, travel souvenirs, and sometimes even her old cut-up credit cards.
Jill Magid engages impersonal systems of power (such as Dutch surveillance cameras and NYC transit police) in a game of seduction. The resulting work is often just as much literature as it is art. She’s also really hot. I’m in love. [watch a video below]
Kate MccGwire creates the most beautiful and intriguing sculptures and installations. Her work with feathers is incredible, and it kind of makes you feel like you’re looking at a giant, infinite bird. Her work is currently on display at La Galerie Particuliere in Paris, so flock to see it while it lasts.
Torgeir Stige is a friend of our band, Ungdomskulen, and a very exciting young artist. His work always balances the beautiful with the obscure and the experimental. Stige does both hand-drawing as well as digital art. Be sure to check out his numerous self-portraits, a modern pop art series where he poses as a fly, […]
Stunning Brazilian bright colours can be seen in the work of emerging artist, Maria Nepomuceno, who creates beautifully woven sculptures and installations. A combination of coloured rope, straw and beads makes it quite a spectacle of spirals that organically form small galaxies.
Between June 15-July 16, I debuted an installation, Stalker, at THIS Los Angeles. The transcendental space was a conscious submission into darkness. It was a peaceful and romantic approach to finding a true light, an effort I pursued with the vengeance and the intensity of a psychopath.
I’ve experienced a subculture of proletariat that, from the viewpoint of the air conditioned white-collar or the intellectual locked in his office with a stack of Marxist literature, is nothing more than a stoic backbone. Sunburned roofers, dust-coated concrete finishers, swollen knuckled carpenters – drunk, high, toothless, bruised and broken – are dreamers, too. My recent opening was a semi-autobiographical look at that life.
Legendary artist Chris Burden (he had himself shot with a .22 caliber by his friend as an art project when he was young) will blow you away with his latest installation of a city. It takes an entire room on the ground floor of the contemporary pavilion at the LACMA in Los Angeles and is showing right […]