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New Geometric Paper Art from Matthew Shlian

August 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Paper artist Matthew Shlian (previously) who refers to himself perhaps more appropriately as a paper engineer, has a new series of intricate paper sculptures which are cut and constructed by hand as part of a process that involves more math than you could shake a protractor at. Via Ghostly International:

Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales.

I highly suggest watching the video above by Jakob Skogheim to learn more about his process (he admits to failing algebra in high school), and it looks like a few of his new works are still available in the Ghostly Shop but I imagine they’ll get snapped up pretty quick. Also, don’t miss his 2010 TEDx talk.

 

 

 



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Mosaics Created from Thousands of Hand-Cast Resin Flowers and Candy

August 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson


What Remains, 35,000+ hand cast urethane flowers


What Remains, detail


What Remains, detail


What Remains, detail


What Remains, detail


A Rose By Any Other Name, 15,000+ individually hand cast urethane pieces of candy, 75 pounds


A Rose By Any Other Name, detail


A Rose By Any Other Name, detail


A Rose By Any Other Name, detail

New York artist Kevin Champeny merges aspects of painting, sculpture and mosaics with his large-scale images of skulls, flowers, and other objects. While the idea of creating images using thousands of components like this might not be particularly new, Champeny challenges himself by creating each tiny element by hand. He starts by building silicone molds of the original pieces, then casts them in color (meaning nothing is painted, each hue has to be mixed and cast) using various poly-urethane resins. The final objects numbering in the tens of thousands are then painstaking glued to a surface piece by piece, meaning that the entire process for each artwork spans several months to design, sculpt, mold, and cast. Amazingly the skull above is made from over 35,000 handmade flowers while the rose uses 15,000 resin candies. You can see much more of his work on his blog.

 

 



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Antenna Telescopes on the Streets of Birmingham, UK

August 21, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I love this piece seen on the streets of Digbeth, Birmingham, UK photographed by Davyd Samuels and Adrian Taylor. Anyone know the artist? (via street art utopia)

 

 



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New Mixed Media Assemblages by Kris Kuksi

August 20, 2012

Christopher Jobson

De-Evolution

Artist Kris Kuksi is perhaps one of the most frequently submitted artists appearing in Colossal’s in box each month, so it’s with great honor that I finally share his work on this blog for the first time. Kuksi is famous for his Baroque-influenced assemblages that seem to splinter out like sculptural fractals, each component fused to another object or detail even smaller and intricate. Via his artist statement:

Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity.

Kuksi currently has work at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York and Mark Moore Gallery in LA, both through the 25th of August, 2012 and you’ll also have pieces at Pulse during Art Basel week in Miami this December. All images courtesy the artist.

De-Evolution (detail)

Reticent Affair

Reticent Affair (detail)

Hercules vs. Diana

Capricorn Rising

Reign of Caesar

Reign of Caesar (detail)

Exoneration

Exoneration (detail)

 

 



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Mirrored Geometric Animals by Arran Gregory

August 17, 2012

Christopher Jobson

London-based sculptor and illustrator Arran Gregory recently opened a solo show entitled ‘WOLF’ at Print House Gallery in London. The exhibition which runs through September 6th, includes both illustrations and a pair of gorgeous faux-taxidermy animals including a wolf and rhinoceros head sculpted from mirrors. You can see much more on his Tumblr and a number of prints are available in his shop. Photos above by Ravi Sidhu and Tida Finch. (via fancy)

 

 



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Famous Paintings Recreated Using Wood Wrapped in Colorful Newsprint

August 16, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Korean artist Lee Kyu-Hak creates beautiful mixed-media paintings (mosaics?) by wrapping small wooden wedges with colored newsprint that mimic the brushstrokes of famous artists. Lee’s artworks appear mostly to be reinterpretations of pieces by Vincent van Gogh, but I think I see a few original compositions as well. See much more over at Yesong gallery.