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Digital Paintings by Alex Andreyev

May 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Alex Andreyev works and lives in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. His incredibly surreal paintings of floating people and objects are digitally painted using Photoshop and Corel. The first thing I thought when discovering this series was that this man needs to animate a movie, and sure enough on his website he mentions that he’s currently working on an animation project called Kin-Dza-Dza. Yes!

 

 



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Book and paper sculptures by Noriko Ambe

May 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Noriko Ambe creates intricate sculptures using books and layered paper. Born in Saitama, Japan, 1967 she currently lives and works in New York. Thanks to Elizabeth at Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin for helping me wrangle the images above. See even more of her work over at Scai the Bathhouse. (via spoon and tamago)

 

 



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Scrap Metal Planets

May 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Boulder-based artist Mark Castator (FB) creates planets and moons from hundreds of small scrap metal pieces called “droppings” leftover form other sculpting projects. He’s created dozens of these incredible spheroid objects for this series entitled Moons of Jupiter. Most striking to me is that despite being welded steel they appear extremely delicate, as if a strong wind would cause them to collapse. Castator just finished a show at Walker Fine Art in Denver and has work at Winterowd Fine Art in Santa Fe. Photos courtesy Josh Raymond Photography. Thanks Mark for sharing your work with Colossal!

 

 



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The Recovery of Discovery by Cyprien Gaillard: A 72,000 bottle pyramid of beer

May 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Behold the latest installation by French artist Cyprien Gaillard who constructed this 72,000 bottle pyramid of beer in cardboard boxes (a beeramid, if you will) at KW Berlin. After signing a waiver participants are free to climb, open, and consume as many bottles of “Efes” beer as they desire, making this, in my eyes, the pinnacle of modern art as we know it. Though in all seriousness the pyramid is meant to act as a monument and its consumption is intended to illustrate the hyper-destruction of architectural relics that are often relocated to Berlin:

By using the monument – by climbing the sculpture and drinking the beer – its destruction is already initiated. The barbaric removal of single architectural elements that have been transported from their original location to Berlin, embodies both the concept of displacement and a tourist colonialism.

Gaillard’s pyramid will be gradually consumed through May 22. Art Observed notes:

The pyramid is now dilapidated, though one can still make out its general form. The corridor leading to the piece is lined with empty beer bottles, while the floor surrounding the former monument is covered with broken glass and half-smashed beer bottles.

(via we find wildness, art observed)

 

 



Art Photography

Lucas Simões

May 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from artist/architect Lucas Simões out of São Paulo, Brazil who creates these bizarrely wonderful portraits using 10 layers of cut-out photographs.

 

 



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Anne Lindberg

May 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A 2010 installation by artist Anne Lindberg shown at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas. Lindberg used thousands of strands of Egyptian cotton thread suspended between staples to create this glowing, atmospheric space. (via designspiration)

 

 



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The wicked witch bites it on the streets of Verona, Italy

May 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Spotted this on Wooster this morning, though unfortunately it’s uncredited. Hilarious nonetheless.

Update: Found it.