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Mind-bending Sculptures by Bhac Ji-Ho

June 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Art Food

Embroidered Toast

June 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The work of Judith G. Klausner is making the rounds today, specifically her Oreo Cameo series, but I was struck most by the absurd beauty of her embroidered toast pieces. She’s also mastered the art of Chex cereal needlepoint. (via quipsologies)

 

 



Art

Split Screen: A Love Story

June 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new short by JW Griffiths shot entirely with a mobile phone. The editing to match up each shot is simply impeccable. (via vimeo)

 

 



Art

Otherworldly Paper Sculptures by Chun Kwang Young

June 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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Sculptor Chun Kwang Young uses a seemingly infinite quantity of small foam wedges wrapped in Korean mulberry paper to create imposing, meteoric installations that seem to crack and splinter like fractals. Via the New York Times:

Chun’s preference for using natural dyes and handmade mulberry paper was born from childhood memories of his uncle’s pharmacy, where small medicinal herb parcels that were similarly wrapped with paper and hung in tight clusters from the ceiling in order to protect them from insects. […] “I love nature and I want to live my life in harmony with nature,” he said. “Our ancestors lived modestly and simply, and thought all lives should be respected. “I hope my work can take this traditional Korean message forward to modern society.”

Like yesterday’s paintings by Kim Hyo-Suk it’s difficult to imagine without seeing these in person that they’re actually real. (images courtesy ravenel, nate dorr, and jasmine trabelsi)

 

 



Art

The Woodwork of Cha Jong-Rye

June 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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Korean sculptor Cha Jong-Rye works with wood as if it were clay or paint. She layers and sands hundreds of delicate wood pieces to create pockmarked canvases, threatening beds of thorns, or wall-sized recreations of crumpled cloth napkins. Jong-Rye completed her graduate work at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul in 1996 and has had numerous group exhibits and five solo shows, her latest at the Sungkok Art Museum. I am completely hypnotized by these sculptures and in total awe of the painstaking craft on display here. If you like this, you might also enjoy the work of Ben Butler.

 

 



Art

New work by Pei-San Ng

June 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A wonderful new piece from Chicago artist and architect Pei-San Ng (previously) who makes tightly compact sculptural pieces out of matches. This latest work, a bold phoenix with an appropriate ashen tail is the most complex piece I’ve seen from her. This sculpture and some new typographical works are for sale in her shop. (via my modern met)

 

 



Art

The Animal Kingdom

June 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Animal Kingdom as reported by the British Ecological Society, or at least by UK street artist Mobstr. As seen on Rivington St., London. (via unurth)