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Art

Ben Grasso’s Exploded Structures

June 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brooklyn-based Ben Grasso paints these wonderful suspended architectural structures frozen somewhere between construction and deconstruction. It’s rare that I encounter oil paintings and have a strong reaction, Grasso’s work is definitely an exception. Via his web site:

Grasso’s paintings are feats of engineering. His is an architecture of the apocalypse, but one whose seams thread shapes we can as yet not fully determine. Excitement and surprise are as much part of this wildly imagined landscape as is a more measured, even nightmarish, uncertainty. Here the whacky, the sublime, and the catastrophic converge upon us unremittingly, but not without grace.

There’s much, much more to see on his site. (via hard feelings)

 

 



Design

Floating Chicago

May 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Using time-lapse footage of the Chicago skyline shot over several years Craig Shimala (previously) has created another one of his superb mirrored videos. It’s fascinating how this simple editing trick turns the cold city skyline into a hovering, monolithic spacecraft.

 

 



Illustration Photography

Complexity Graphics by Tatiana Plakhova

May 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’ve been waiting months for the opportunity to bring Tatiana Plakhova’s work onto Colossal but wanted to make sure it was something brand new that hadn’t been widely circulated online. Just today she published this incredible new series of digital artwork called NOOSPHERE that blends her signature algorithmic and gemotetric line work with landscape photography. If her work is new to you and you want to learn more, start here.

 

 



Photography

Bernd Edgar Wichmann

May 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Just discovered the work of German photographer Bernd Edgar Wichmann. His portfolio is chalk-full of accomplished commercial work for dozens of brands, agencies, and magazines, but it’s his landscape work shown above that’s truly inspiring to me. It’s as if his camera is hovering in the sky above the images he shoots. (via beware)

 

 



Illustration Photography

Giacomo Costa: Post Natural

March 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Incredible apocalyptic urban landscapes from Italian artist Giacomo Costa who lives and works in Florence. His latest exhibition, Post Natural, can be seen at Galerie Voss in Düsseldorf starting April 1.

 

 



Photography

Jasper James: City Silhouettes

February 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Jasper James photographs cities through the silhouettes of people, a fascinating blend of cityscape and portrait. (via incredible things)

 

 



Photography

Andrew Hefter

January 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Splendid shots from photographer Andrew Hefter based out of Savannah, Georgia. From his site:

With a wide range of photographic interests, the idea of a photo about mystery (in the manner of Magritte) remains a core component of Andrew’s portrait and conceptual work; the content is meaningless save for its creation. His landscapes are additionally diverse, analyzing both the Romantic and contemporary landscape in modernist terms.

Five photos hardly scratches the surface of a rather deep portfolio of work.