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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).

 

 



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Competitive Swinging

May 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Competitive Swinging is an installation/event by artist Paolo Salvagione at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. The enormous rope swings are installed 5-on-5 in an old gymnasium and the only true goal seems to be who can have the most fun, a competition I think many people in this world often forget to engage in. From the artists comments via Laughing Squid:

The piece reveled itself slowly. All the ingredients were there in my mind, dreams, childhood playground memories, pendulums. The challenge of a space that big is how to activate it, it was built in 1907. I spent the evening there with bottle of wine and watched the space as the sun set. I noticed period hardware on the ceiling that once held climbing ropes, a common military exercise. From that observation the piece came together. The old basketball court ask for 5 people a side and the building has 5 window on each side. The nature of athletics asked for competition, my sense of humor loved the idea of competitive swinging. […] There were a few moments where I thought my efforts to get to this swing-of-the-past seemed absurd but when the installation was complete I knew I had made the right decisions. An installation like this only comes to life when populated, with people, with smiles.

If you want to get in on the swinging action, the event is only up through the end of this weekend, the closing reception is May 8th. More great photos of the event captured by Andria Lo can be found here.

 

 



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Pop culture wooden relief sculptures by Diederick Kraaijeveld

May 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Diederick Kraaijeveld constructs these detailed relief sculptures out of reclaimed wood. Via his web site:

Working predominantly from photographs, each piece is hand carved and assembled using reclaimed, genuine coloured wood that Diederick scavenges himself during daytrips around his native Holland and travels around the world. He gets tipped frequently when centuries old floors (his favorite material because of the history and the natural patina of ages) are torn out of buildings all over The Netherlands. Painted wooded planks, flooring from old mansions and rural farmhouses have all found a place in his work. Often the material comes first and then, sometime much later, it’s place in a work.

(via beautiful decay)

 

 



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Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms.

May 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

San Francisco artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques. This is heavy stuff, literally and figuratively. Meighan over at My Love for You just stopped by Catherine Clark Gallery where he’s showing some of his latest work, and captured some awesome shots. The show runs through May 28. (images via my love for you and catherine clark gallery)