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Art

Scott Fife

February 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Scott Fife constructs the heads of pop culture icons, historical figures, and animals using archival cardboard, drywall screws, and glue.

I like the physical nature of building the sculpture–it seems very old-fashioned and traditional. The idea of the material itself–it’s friendly, flexible, there’s a glow from in it. I’m the full-service artist–doing it all at the moment. I like the aspect of the low-tech tools that I need to make something like this. In the beginning [it was] an Xacto knife, masking tape and glue–now it’s the screwgun. So that hasn’t changed much at all–the directness of it, that I could begin to shape this, I can make this very plastic without any special process. There is that sense of one person building this thing–it becomes a “feat”–the whole thing isn’t about that but within the world we live in right now, it makes it a kind of tribal ritual piece; the fact that it was done by the human hand. [That] takes people back to the place in their life where they remember pasting things together [and so] understanding the process.

 

 



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)

 

 



Illustration

Lee Price

January 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson



Realist oil painter Lee Price (maybe nsfw) primarily paints self-portraits of herself from an overhead vantage point, primarily in bathrooms while eating junk food. Colossal approved. (via yewknee)

 

 



Illustration

Alexey Kurbatov

January 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A collection of recent illustrations by Alexey Kurbatov. A really great mix of styles here giving each image several layers of depth. Much more over on Behance.

 

 



Design Illustration

Rhett Dashwood

January 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Enjoying these geometric portraits by Rhett Dashwood out of Melbourne. His portfolio is chalk full of other really cool stuff including great videos like Mite and the particularly harrowing Tennagersintokyo. (via designspiration)

 

 



Art

The Variations of Goku (Les Variacions Goku)

December 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I love this type of project. The Variations of Goku was a collaboration between nine artists to paint the exact same portrait in their own styles, allowing the subtle (and extreme) differences in their technique show through.

The idea of “Les variacions Goku” was conceived through a café (actually, a pub) conversation. Two artists decided to meet up and resume their collective art practices in which they explored the same subject. The initial idea was quite simple: a portrait of the same person, 2 x 2 meters (6,56 x 6,56 feet), and on the same support. Initially, they were tempted to use a well known, recognizable model (they even considered Josep Guardiola), but they soon rejected the idea to avoid too strong a focus on the model itself. At the same time, they didn’t want to do a conceptual work similar to those of Pop Art artists. Therefore they chose an ordinary person, known as Goku, who has expressive facial traits and works as a technical electrician in Olot’s theatre.

The official web site also has a small interactive piece that shows how the images align. (via behance)

 

 



Photography

The embroidery of Daniel Kornrumpf

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

When I started working on Colossal in earnest last August I did’t anticipate the rash of embroidery that would eventually makes its way here. This work by Daniel Kornrumpf is astounding.