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Art Photography

Rune Guneriussen Photographs Surreal Outdoor Installations

October 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Rune Guneriussen shoots these amazing installations in locations around Norway. My mind has just been stabbed repeatedly with awesome.

Editor’s note: this makes our 300th post. I’ve never done 300 of anything before so this feels pretty good. Thanks everyone for reading!

 

 



Art

LED Type Case by Martin Bircher

October 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Finland-based artist Martin Bircher has converted a European printer’s type case into an impressive grid of 125 digitally controlled LEDs. Up close it’s only possible to distinguish the abstract flicker of light, however at a distance more complex shapes take form such as news headlines, or even Betty Boop. (via quips)

 

 



Art Design

Dominic Wilcox Goes on Unbridled 30-day Creative Binge

October 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox recently completed a 30-day Speed Creating project where he created one object/concept/tool per day for 30 consecutive days. Dominic describes himself:

Dominic Wilcox is an artist, designer, inventor and ‘thinkeruper’ who works within the territory of the ‘everyday’. Everyday objects, environments, buildings, human interaction, no area of normality is out of reach. His work, which is usually layered with an ultra dry wit, places a spotlight on the banal, always adding a new, alternative perspective on things we take for granted.

A few of the many fun things he came up with:

To all of you struggling with that one huge albatross of a project, Dominic’s quantity vs. quality experiment could be a great exercise. This all reminded me of a great quote from the book Art & Fear:

The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot -albeit a perfect one – to get an “A”. Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.

 

 



Art Design History

Kyle Bean, Mobile Evolution

October 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Digging Kyle Bean’s mobile evolution Russian doll project. If you’re interested, Kyle makes many more incredible things out of a paper. (via bldg//wlf)

 

 



Art

Thread Installations by Sébastien Preschoux

October 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sébastien Preschoux creates intricate installations in natural environments using hundreds of feet of multi-colored string. A quote from Preschoux from trendland:

Nowadays, the new generation disposes of images as a industrial rapidity and they are not asking themselves about where these things are coming from. Is it handmade or is it an electronic work? When they are faced with creating handmade work, they realize the labor and time it takes. The result is way more important than a printed work that is, easily reproduced. In my opinion, art makes sense if it is the result of the human hand.

Learn more and see many more installations via his web site Man vs Machine. (via bumbumbum)

 

 



Art

Spectacles of Environments by Phoebe Washburn

October 25, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Enormous and intricate installations by New York artist Phoebe Washburn

[…] Washburn has moved on to newsprint and scrap wood, but what her massive, room-size architectural sculptures all share is that they’re built from the scavenged bits of the urban world in which she lives. She prizes the castoff and mass-produced—the pencils, crates and day-old newspapers that none of us much cares about—and then sorts, layers and transforms them into what she calls “spectacles of environments.”

Many more great photos on flickr.

 

 

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