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Tony Orrico, Penwald Drawings

November 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The latest work from Illinois-born artist and dancer Tony Orrico. Tony has worked/performed continuously for upward of four hours on his drawings that resemble enormous, manically scribbled spirographs. Here he explains his process for Penwald 4 (top image):

Penwald: 4: unison symmetry standing is the latest of my Penwald Drawings. I stand facing the wall in a stationary stance, using my arm span, bilateral movement, and alternating variables to inscribe three large circles. In circle one (day one), my right hand spontaneously navigates as my left hand instantly copies and reverses the patterning. In circle two (day two), I repeat this practice with the left hand leading. For the center circle (day three), both hands direct simultaneously, striving for perfect unison. I expand the surface area of the center circle by introducing bending my knees and rising to my toes. As a result of twelve hours of sustained mental and kinesthetic focus, the resemblance of six hemispheres appear. The remnants are beautifully intricate, but as is inherent in the nature of symmetries, they are also rather faulty.

(via yay!everyday)

 

 



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Fiona Banner Installs Fighter Planes at Tate Britain

November 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Some great shots of Fiona Banner‘s latest installation at Tate Britain. Fiona has suspended an enormous Sea Harrier nose-down from the ceiling just inches off the floor and polished an upside-down Sepecat Jaguar so visitors can see their reflection in it.

For Banner these objects represent the ‘opposite of language’, used when communication fails. In bringing body and machine into close proximity she explores the tension between the intellectual perception of the fighter plane and physical experience of the object.

(via we make money not art)

 

 



Art Design

Corrugated Logos by Mark Langan

November 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Mark Langan makes logos and artwork from corrugated cardboard. (via quips)

 

 



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Publish or Perish by Kiel Johnson

November 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Publish or Perish was a 2009 show at Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica featuring absurdly detailed sculptures and prints by artist Kiel Johnson. This printing press is particularly awesome. (via yewknee)

 

 



Art Design

Ocean Print by Brainstorm

November 11, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Gah, just when we finish framing their first two prints here at headquarters, Brainstorm prints a third gorgeous poster.

Update: Brainstorm prints are now available in the Colossal Shop.

 

 



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Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry

November 9, 2010

Christopher Jobson

New work by London-based artist Nick Gentry who paints on recycled floppy disks.