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Sculptures Embedded with Intricate Patterns

October 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Several amazing sculptures from Chihyun Shin’s recent exhibition at Gaain Gallery in Seoul. Shin’s objects are created from a delicate layer of interwoven patterns, the shark appears to be embedded with a tightly-knit school of fish, while the chicken, rabbit and person seem to be made of flowers and other plants. I was unable to reliably translate much more from the Korean sites I found these on, so head over to Art Hub and Dinonabi to see more.

 

 



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Organic Steel Sculptures by Jang Yong Sun

October 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A number of striking sculptures from the first solo exhibition of Korean artist Jang Yong Sun entitled Particles of Dark Matter. Sun welds thousands of steel rings to form these amoeba-like structures that despite having the appearance of being precariously fragile must be extremely heavy. If you like these, you might also enjoy the work of Mike Castator. (via 준다메다 and art company gig)

 

 



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Street Artist EVOL Creates Towering Residential Skyscrapers out of Concrete Slabs

October 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

EVOL (previously) just published photos of a fantastic new piece, a crumbling hunk of cement slabs that he’s converted into one of his trademark urban residences using spraypaint and stencils. I envy the people who discover his work in the wild without any knowledge of the artist. How fun would it be to stumble onto this?

 

 



Art Photography

Surreal Collages by Philipp Igumnov

October 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Just discovered these fun collages and illustrations by Moscow-based artist Philipp Igumnov. He strikes an intriguing balance in his work with many pieces being laugh-out-loud ridiculous while others are filled with a sort of sad, dreamlike melancholy. Whatever he’s doing, it works, and I found myself sad when I reached the end of his gallery so quickly.

 

 



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Soon Young Lee

October 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Soon Young Lee photographs these delightful miniature rooms overgrown with moss and sprouts, incorporating a number of other bizarre and surreal elements. They’re kind of like Slinkachu meets Jumanji. Yeah, it’s after midnight and that’s all I’ve got. See more over on Art Hub. (images via galerie mariska hammoudi and art hub)

 

 



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Oil Paintings by Simon Birch

October 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’ve been viscerally aware of Simon Birch’s paintings for some time, but it wasn’t until stumbling onto his latest series, Laughing With a Mouth Full of Blood, that I really stopped to consider his staggering talent. The paintings from this series use bold, bright color that’s applied in angular, almost geometric brush strokes creating these wonderful portraits. Birch is a U.K.-born artist of Armenian descent who now lives and works in Hong Kong. He’s represented by Future Industries where you can see many more paintings from this exhibition. (via nevver)

 

 



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PULSE Los Angeles 2011

October 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Arrested Motion has a great recap of PULSE Los Angeles 2011 including works above by Frederico Uribe (previously), Jen Stark, and Mike Stilkey. Many more photos here. I’ll do my best to be there next year!