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Zimoun: 138 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes

May 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Swiss sound sculptor Zimoun (previously) just updated with this new installation in Bergen, Norway. Of all his works of the past few years this is by far one of my favorites. There’s something about the hypnotic motion of the cotton balls and the imposing grid of cardboard boxes that makes me wish I was standing in that room. See his constantly updated compilation video here.

 

 



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New work by Jeremy Geddes: A Perfect Vacuum

May 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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A fantastic new oil painting by Jeremy Geddes (previously). Indications suggest it will be produced as a limited edition print at some point in the near future. More details over at Arrested Motion.

 

 



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Nava Lubelski turns tax returns and rejection letters into organic paper sculptures

May 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Nava Lubelski creates these cellular sculptures using tightly rolled paper scrolls comprised of tax returns, rejection letters, and other collected waste paper.

Shredded paper sculptures, such as the Tax Files, reconfigure a mass of paper that has been grouped and saved due to written content, into slabs reminiscent of tree cross-sections where the climate of a given year, and the tree’s overall age are visible in a single slice. Historical information is revealed in the colors of deposit slips, pay stubs, receipts and tax forms. The cellular coils spiral outward, mimicking biological growth, as they are glued together into flat rounds, which suggest lichen, doilies or disease.

Ah yes, the annual disease of taxes, something I can relate to. If you liked this, check out Amy Genser’s paper reefs.

 

 



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Slinkachu: Sugar High

May 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The latest creation from miniature street artist Slinkachu (previously). His work simply never gets old for me.

 

 



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Head sculpture made from intricately cut street maps

May 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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New to me, artist Nikki Rosato creates these incredibly delicate busts using the mesh from cut-out street maps. Check out her portfolio for additional map cuttings. (via illusion)

 

 



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Michael Beitz

May 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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I am thrilled to share with you the work of sculptor Michael Beitz who makes some of the most bizarre and humorous sculptures I’ve seen in quite some time by subverting familiar forms of anatomy, nature, and even furniture. Beitz is currently at the John Michael Kohler Art Center Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin and will join artist Larry Bob Phillips in July for a project at Recess Space in New York. He is also planning to have a piece in the Smack Mellon Emerging Artists show in July. On his website, check out his Folding House, a structure erected entirely with a bicycle pedal-powered device. (via beautiful decay)

 

 



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New work from Jeremy Mayer

May 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

An awesome new piece entitled Bust V (Grandfather) by Jeremy Mayer who disassembles typewriters and reassembles them into human and animal figures without the use of solder, weld, or glue (or even objects that don’t originate from typewriters).