Danilo Brandao is a Sydney-based Brazilian artist and graphic designer. I had the pleasure of exhibiting some of his work in a group show last year and immediately fell in love with his style. If there is a true all-rounder out there, it’d have to be this guy. From producing eye-catching detailed collage work, to [...]
Anatoly Konenko has several micro miniatures, most of which have been recognised as being the world’s smallest. He has meticulously written tiny books and crafted several pieces of art on media as diverse as rice, poppy seed, and human hair.
These trees are living, breathing, balloon carrying, leaf tossing creatures. Created during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (22-30 October 2011), the project celebrated the visual transformation of forests. The series included photography as well as a cool video. Watching the beautiful variety and change in this series will make you think twice about treating trees [...]
These cool illustrations from Shane McAdams were created using an unexpectedly fresh media: try ball point pen, oil, and resine on panel. Step into a world of synthetic landscapes that are bursting with scenes of abstract bright colors. Some of the imagery is naturalistic and comfortable, but each piece sports neon colors, even where you’d [...]
Not sure what we’d do if we were to stumble upon a USB flash drive embedded in a wall in the streets. Essentially an anonymous offline peer-to-peer file-sharing initiative hosted in public spaces, the Dead Drops project is driven by Berlin-based media artist Aram Bartholl who mounts the USB drives empty at the start and lets anyone plug in his or her laptop to share data. Fascinating.
What a lovely painting, right? Ehhh, not quite. Artist Shintaro Ohata combines painting on canvas and sculpture in his amazing mixed-media work. When viewing his art straight on, the viewer sees a dynamic one-dimensional image. But at any other angle, you can see the piece for what it really is: a sculpture in front of a painting. Amazingly innovative.
We defy you to look at these awesome mixed-media sculptures by Berlin-based creative duo, Ronnie Yarisal and Katja Kublitz, without breaking out into a smile. From tiles falling out of a wall-hung carpet to a toilet pump pulling the needle-like thorns from a cactus with the power of a magnet (wittily termed ‘Domestification’), it’s impossible not to be charmed.
Visual Funk Art Destroyer. I do freelance illustration, advertising, animation, murals, live art in night clubs, all that. The two biggest books of my career came out this year – Los Angeles Ink Stains and Everybody Loves TANK GIRL. My new animated show, Disco Destroyer, debuts on the relaunch of Liquid Television on MTV in 2013.
APP ART is a quirky exhibit of new works by Chris Georgalas and Peter J. Ketchum at the scruffy TNC Gallery on 1st Ave, New York. With warped sensibilities Ketchum investigates the past refelected in vintage printed matter: ads, card games, matchbooks and black and white photos from the 1860s to the 1960s. In repurposing these words and images, the new work becomes uniquely his own. Actually, who else would claim them? Georgalas combines images with found objects – a full BED! – to make funny, melancholy, challenging pictures. He’s been called the new Duchamp. Yikes! The exhibition runs until October 26.
As if working with models such as Gisele Bundchen and being published in Vogue were not enough for French photographer, Jean-Francois Lepage, he now merges fashion with art. Adding finely crafted linework and collage to his images, Lepage’s pushes his work further to explore ‘insights on individuality, mortality, and the unspoken forces which guide the sublime emotional instincts of the human mind’.
This series of paintings by French artist, Lou Ros, is entitled Come and See, and it draws inspiration from a 1985 Elem Klinov film by the same name. Ros’s mixed-media paintings are expressionistic, and and his colorful portraiture is vivid and stylistic.
South Carolina-based mixed media artist, Paul Yanko, creates layered geometric compositions and installations. His work is highly influenced by Modernist geometric abstraction, and his color choices are inspired by commercial sign painting and toy construction sets. Yanko uses a wide variety of media in his work, including acrylic paint, cardboard, dry wall tape, and duct tape
Ayame Bullock’s striking mixed media pieces investigate toxicity and the self-destructive nature in humans. Straddled between landscape and abstraction, her pieces address social issues such as consumerism and the disposal nature of our culture. With intense energy and focus, Bullock weaves together land-fill bound plastics into environments fabricated from traditional art materials.
By Tanya Guryel in New Art on Wednesday 25 July 2012
Satoru Imatake is a Japanese digital and mixed media artist. Imatake’s work depicts mass produced businessmen that move on capitalism’s conveyor belt, where they travel to work in an uncannily realistic world built by the products of their labour. So much so that they themselves look like products.