Mondongo (Spanish for tripe) are an Argentinian art collective consisting of Juliana Laffitte, Manuel Mendanha and Agustina Picasso who work primarily with delicately dripped and molded plasticine. I was struck by the vibrant colors used in these particular pieces, wondering how much time it would take to create the myriad colors and apply them so precisely to a canvas. Amazing. The bulk of their work is actually quite sexually explicit compared to these, so beware your additional research. The group will have new work on display at Art Basel Miami later this week.
I’m loving these digital paintings by artist YDK Morimoe who lives and works in Tokyo. (via vorkurs)
Róbert Oláh is a 20-year-old student at Moholy-Nagy University in Budapest who is currently exploring graphic, web and sound design. His Faces series caught my eye, as they were just unlike anything I’ve seen before, and I can only hope he continues to explore this style. Intriguing work.
Self-taught artist Lou Ros began his career by tagging walls and buildings with friends at the age of 17. Now 26, he’s exhibiting his paintings worldwide with no less than seven upcoming group and solo exhibitions in Miami, New York, Paris and elsewhere. Some of the pieces above are from his Faces series, many of which were shown at an exhibition earlier this spring at Tache Gallery. (via art fixx)
Ever since photographer Noah Kalina began his Everyday portrait project 11 years ago (I had no idea he was still actively photographing himself, talk about commitment) there have been hundreds of inspired photogs snapping daily self-portraits. Flickr user clickflashwhir is one of these people, taking hundreds of portraits over the past several years. Tiemen Rapati downloaded 500 of her photos and created this beautiful composite image by finding an average RGB value for each pixel and dividing it by the total number of portraits. I have no idea how this is done, but I bet it involves computers. It’s amazing how surgically accurate she must sit, I assume using her eyes to align each shot. Really stunning. Just a note, though it says Tiemen used 400 photos on Flickr, he averaged in another 100 for this post. (via feltron)
Some newer paintings by artist Andrew Salgado who has a solo show at Taché Gallery in New York through November 12.
I’m enjoying these metallic sculptures depicting human root systems by South Korean artist Kim Sun Hyuk from his series Drawn by Life. Unfortunately I couldn’t find better images, but I think this gets the idea across. (via neolook)
Artist Mary Ellen Croteau was working on an artwork involving plastic bottle caps, creating tall endless strings that are strung vertically in colorful columns. She repeatedly noticed how some of the caps would fit neatly inside of one another creating new color combinations similar to the portraits of Chuck Close. Inspired, she became sidetracked and embarked on her own self portrait using the colors that “naturally” appeared in the bottle cap plastic.
This work was submitted by John Mangahas as part of the Curatorial Contest of Awesomness that was held this past week on Facebook. We received nearly 100 submissions and the six winners and the awesome work they brought to my attention will be blogged about over the next few days. Side note: I had Megan help me sort through the 90+ submissions, and of our individual lists of the “best” six items, four were identical. What!
Missed out on all the action? Don’t worry, based on the success of this contest I’ll be doing another one soon, probably here on the blog itself. For now, go ahead and follow along via Facebook or Twitter as there’s lots of stuff happening in both places that doesn’t always end up here!