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Artemio

March 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artemio is a Mexican artist who makes neon light mandelas out of guns, daggers and other weapons. His latest exhibition opened about a week ago at Galerie Van Der Mieden in Antwerpen and runs through May 7. Here’s a 2009 interview from Vice.

 

 



Art

Balance Study

March 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Whoa. I have no idea what this is, suffice to say, I want one. Balance Study is a video by Jacob Tonski that studies balance filmed from a fixed horizon. Tonski says the project began as a metaphor for the disorienting experience of art graduate school. (via trendbehere)

 

 



Art

Kazuki Guzmán

March 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson



Banana illustrations created with needles.


Modified street cone.


Carved pencil.


“That’s Impressive” video installation.


Sculpted chewing gum.

Chilean/Japanese artist Kazuki Guzmán takes everyday objects and turns them into something extraordinary. From his delicate banana illustrations using thousands of delicately placed needle piercings to a miniature chewing gum sculpture, his works are embedded with a delightful sense of humor and whimsey. Via his web site:

I consider my art practice as part of a playful exploration of ideas and materials. The notion of ‘play’ is at the core of my art practice. I enjoy taking jokes seriously, until they become ‘art’ in one way or another. My artworks are often the accidental outcome of playful interactions between the materials and myself. I equally enjoy allowing my materials to define the context of my artwork, and conversely, the challenge of letting the context of my work dictate the material execution. Most of my inspirations arise from mundane events: a trip to the antique store, revisiting children’s books and toys, or buying groceries. Most importantly, I strive for intricacy and exquisite craftsmanship in my work, while focusing on not loosing my very whimsical sense of humor and play.

See more work in his portfolio.

 

 



Art

Paper Reefs by Amy Eisenfeld Genser

March 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Connecticut-based Amy Eisenfeld Genser creates elaborate reef structures adhered to canvas using rolls of colored paper and acrylic paint. (via design milk)

 

 



Art

Scott Beseler

March 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Absolutely loving this series of anthropomorphic street fixtures by Scott Beseler out of Covington, Kentucky.

 

 



Art Photography

Shauna Richardson: Chrochetdermy

March 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Maybe I’m late to the table on this one, but I just encountered Shauna Richardson‘s taxidermy crochet for the first time. I don’t think they require a terrible amount of explanation, but I will say that the photography of her taxidermy “in the wild” is really pretty striking. Also via her website: “For two years she has been creating the largest single-handed crochet sculpture in the world. The finished piece will be housed in a mobile glass taxidermy style case and tour throughout 2012.” What! Can’t wait to see the unveiling of this crochet behemoth. (via who killed bambi)

 

 



Art

1000 Candles

March 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

1000 Candles is an installation by William Mackrell that includes a nearly hour long video of the candles as they gradually flame out. Watch a pretty mesmerizing clip of it here. (via iheartmyart)

 

 

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