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Art Photography

Littlewhitehead Wants to Beat You up Visually

November 25, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A 2009 series, Sentient Orbs, from Glasgow-based littlewhitehead, who wants to “beat you up visually” which is probably my new favorite phrase.

 

 



Art

Carved Phone Book Portraits

November 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Portraits carved from phone books by artist Alex Queral. This is just about the only good use of a phone book I can think of.

Taking an ordinary phone book, Alex Queral carves a face into this object of so many faceless names. With the book, a very sharp X-ACTO® knife, a little pot of acrylic medium to set detail areas and a great deal of talent, Queral literally peels away the pages like the skin of an onion to reveal the portrait within. Once the carving is complete, he will often apply a black wash to enhance the features and then seal the entire book with acrylic to preserve the work. However, he never loses the line registration; and the book remains quite pliable.

(via coudal)

 

 



Art

Mixed-Media Worlds by Gregory Euclide

November 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Artist Gregory Euclide fuses acrylic, biodegradable film, canvas, wood, eucalyptus, ferns, foam, moss, paper, pencil, photo transfer, sponge, and a multitude of other materials into miniature organic and urban landscapes, each object leading purposefully and delicately to the next. Wow. A couple thousand more images via Flickr. (via arrested motion)

 

 



Art

Found Object Assemblage Portraits by Zac Freeman

November 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Incredibly detailed portraits by Zac Freeman constructed from thousands of tiny found objects. This appears to be all over the internets already, but definitely new to me.

 

 



Art

Gabriel Dawe's Thread Rainbows

November 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Thread installations by Gabriel Dawe.

Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture.

If you like this you’ll love the work of Sébastien Preschoux. (via world’s best)

 

 



Art Design

What Wood You Say: Made-to-order Wooden Phrases

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Chicago artist Sighn, a member of the Multi Polar Projects art collective, is carving anything you’d like out of basswood (up to 50 characters) from now through December as part of a larger ITSOK project. For you treehuggers, a tree is planted in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation for every piece ordered.