Art

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Art Photography

Cara Barer

December 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Enjoying these folded book sculptures by photographer Cara Barer.

With the discarded books that I have acquired, I am attempting to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography. This project has become a journey that continues to evolve. […] No important books have been injured during the making of any of these photographs.

(via not cot)

 

 



Art

Inversion House

December 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

In 2005 Art League Houston had two decaying studio houses that were soon to be replaced by a new building. Prior to demolition the two homes were given to sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck who proceeded to convert them into a giant vortex of maximum, unadulterated awesomeness.

Havel and Ruck created a large funnel-like vortex beginning from the west wall adjacent to Montrose Blvd. The exterior skin of the houses was peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progressed eastward through the small central hallway connecting the two buildings and exiting through a small hole into an adjacent courtyard.

Photos above by Jennifer Lynn and Kevin O’Mara. (via james)

 

 



Art

Ecstasy by Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann

December 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Ecstasy is an enormous sculpture by artists Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann that’s been on display since February on Patricia’s Green in San Francisco. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area, this is your last chance to see it as the piece will be removed at the end of the week. Many more wonderful photos via Thomas Hawk.

 

 



Art

Kinetic Sculptures by Casey Curran

December 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Really wonderful kinetic sculptures by Seattle-based Casey Curran. His Vimeo page has literally dozens of additional videos. (via fecal face)

 

 



Art

The Variations of Goku (Les Variacions Goku)

December 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I love this type of project. The Variations of Goku was a collaboration between nine artists to paint the exact same portrait in their own styles, allowing the subtle (and extreme) differences in their technique show through.

The idea of “Les variacions Goku” was conceived through a café (actually, a pub) conversation. Two artists decided to meet up and resume their collective art practices in which they explored the same subject. The initial idea was quite simple: a portrait of the same person, 2 x 2 meters (6,56 x 6,56 feet), and on the same support. Initially, they were tempted to use a well known, recognizable model (they even considered Josep Guardiola), but they soon rejected the idea to avoid too strong a focus on the model itself. At the same time, they didn’t want to do a conceptual work similar to those of Pop Art artists. Therefore they chose an ordinary person, known as Goku, who has expressive facial traits and works as a technical electrician in Olot’s theatre.

The official web site also has a small interactive piece that shows how the images align. (via behance)

 

 



Art Illustration

Florian Nicolle

December 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

New work from French illustrator Florian Nicolle who layers ink, paper, paint and some subtle Photoshop editing to create these wonderfully messy images. Many more images and an interesting “step by step” over on Behance.

 

 



Art Illustration

Laser Etchings by Jason Thielke

December 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Totally blown away by these etchings by Denver artist Jason Thielke. I bet this guy knew how to use a spirograph as a kid. Found on the exceptional Pattern Pulp.