Conceptual artist Katie Lewis devises elaborate methods of recording data about herself, be it sensations felt by various body parts or other other aspects of life’s minutiae plotted over time using little more than pins, thread and pencil marked dates. The artworks themselves are abstracted from their actual purpose, and only the organic forms representing the accumulation data over time are left. She describes her process as being extremely rigid, involving the creation of strict rules on how data is collected, documented, and eventually transformed into these pseudo-scientific installations.
The work is often organized into grid-like charts and diagrams mimicking science and medicine’s representations of the body as a specimen, visualy displayed for the purpose of gaining knowledge. In this way I create distance from the information and objectify the experience, giving a false sense that the body is accessible and easily understood.
Bernardí Roig is an artist from Mallorca, Spain who explores concepts of loneliness, death, and immortality with his surreal light sculptures. Roig frequently uses a portly white figure made of polyester resin who is seen interacting with fluorescent lights, sometimes staring at it with a childlike curiosity, while in other installations appearing to be violently blinded. The lights are also used as an encumbrance, a bright weighted burden carried through the gallery space. See more at Claire Oliver and in this ebook. Photos here courtesy Rafael Feliu de Cabrera, Claire Oliver, Mavi Mezquita, and Rafa Lopez. (via collabcubed)
Korean artist Kim Hyun constructs these delicate figures by running wire through dice, using the plaster casts of actual people as a guide. You can click the images above for a bit more detail. (via mu-um and neolook)
Continuing a parade of Korean artists featured on Colossal since last week, behold the sculptural work of Bhac Ji-Ho. Like some of the others, information about this sculptor is extremely scare, and what I can find seems almost incomprehensible to me when using Google translate. Ji-Ho created these sculptures out of a unique synthetic resin that results in a smooth, almost plastic texture.
I don’t normally post two things from an artist in one day; however this seemed too good to pass up, especially due to this blog’s affinity for matches. Ryo Shimizu created this delicate human shell out of hundreds of matches entitled Matchstick Drawing. How macabrely awesome it would have been to watch this figure meet his flaming demise.
At its core the basic premise of this photo series by Italian photographer and designer Francesco Brunotti isn’t something tremendously new, that is the digital removal of objects from images, for instance Seats by Jens Sage. But in its art direction and execution something wonderful emerges and I found myself smiling hugely. See his first series, and the second.
Designer Marco Ugolini demonstrates the proper way to hold a poster within a poster within a poster etc. Via his web site:
Contribution for the exhibition Connected Project in Breda, the Netherlands, 2010. Here, I make a statement on the relation between the graphic designers and the poster as a media. This is a poster of me holding a poster of me holding a poster of me holding a poster, and so on.