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People I Saw But Never Met: Thousands of Miniature Metal Figurines by Zadok Ben-David

April 10, 2017

Christopher Jobson

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2017, detail. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

Taking notice of the countless people we witness as a backdrop to our daily lives seems like an impossible task, but for artist Zadok Ben-David (previously) this myriad of anonymous people form the basis of his installation People I Saw But Never Met. Comprised of over 3,000 chemically etched miniature figures displayed at varying proportions, each individual is pulled from photographs taken by Ben-David during his travels across Europe, the United States, Central Asia, Australia, and Antarctica, creating a diverse assemblage of various cultures and people.

Shown individually, the two-dimensional sketch-like sculptures seem to depict the mundane moments in the lives of average citizens, tourists, and even pets, but viewed collectively the installation offers a unique snapshot of humanity at a certain moment in time. “Ben-David’s sculptural milieu comes at a critical point in our current socio-political climate,” says Shoshana Wayne Gallery, “where heated debates about exclusion and borders versus inclusivity and multiplicity are part of our daily experience.”

People I Saw But Never Met has been installed in various configurations since 2015 and is currently on view at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica through May 27, 2017. This new installation incorporates thousands of smaller figures along with 45 much larger hand-cut aluminum figures installed in a large gallery space. You can see more views here. (via Design Milk)

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2017. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2015, detail.

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2015, detail.

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2017, detail. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2017, detail. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2017, detail. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

“People I Saw But Never Met,” 2017, detail. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

 

 



Art

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis

January 18, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Berlin-based artist Matthew Davis creates these surreal images by using his brush to slowly drip oil paints into small pools. After each color dries over a period of several days a new layer is added resulting in a dense, multi-dimensional surface. The understanding and control of color that goes into this is beyond me. You can see more of his paintings and read an article about Davis in the German magazine Art (nsfw). (via this isn’t happiness)

 

 



Photography

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski

December 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A number of extraordinary images by Poland-based photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski. Check out his shop for a few limited edition prints, but you can also request prints of his other images as well via his website. (via illusion)

 

 



Illustration

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh

December 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A number of exquisite line drawings by Russian illustrator Vasilj Godzh. See much more over on Behance.

 

 



Animation

Morphology

December 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is a killer claymation test by animator Peter Sluszka. I can’t imagine how much time it must have taken to accomplish something like this. Really hope it’s part of something longer. (via stellar)

 

 



Photography

The Uncanny Photography of Jeremy O’Sullivan

December 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

There are so many unexpected images in the photostream of Beijing-based photographer Jeremy O’Sullivan it was impossible to select just a handful to show you. It’s worth flipping through all 700 of his photos to discover treasures like these. (via things caught in michael’s eye)

 

 



Photography

Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries

December 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries is an accountant by profession but for the past few years he’s traveled around the world photographing people he encounters on the streets, particularly the homeless. He spends time getting to know each of his subjects before shooting them, which I think is completely evident in his work, as the stark portraits seem to suggest details of each individuals life, taking a hard unflinching look at their personal condition. Jeffries was just announced as the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year and you can read more about him at the Independent. (via impose)