Art

Suspended Bouncy Ball Installation by Nike Savvas

March 25, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Atomic: Full of Love, Full of Wonder was a 2005 installation by artist Nike Savvas at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The piece involved an immense array of suspended bouncy balls creating a dense field of color in the gallery space that was gently moved in waves by a nearby fan. How fun would it have been to walk through this? Savvas most recently exhibited a series of complex geometric thread installations at Breenspace. (via job’s wife)

 

 



Art

A Finger-painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust

March 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I first discovered the work of Judith Braun about a year ago and wrote a short piece about her beautifully symmetrical finger drawings that she refers to as “fingerings”. Braun’s work recently exploded in both scale and complexity, shifting from the abstract to the literal in this new mural entitled Diamond Dust. The piece was painted over several days in February in front of a live audience at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia using fingerprints created from the fine powder of ground charcoal. Diamond Dust is on display through June 1.

 

 



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Banksy Does Origami

March 21, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A new Banksy piece popped up yesterday in the UK featuring an adeptly stenciled origami crane snagging a goldfish from a small canal. While the work has yet to appear on the artist’s website for positive verification, Street Art News seems to think it’s the real deal. Photos by the lonely villein. (via juxtapoz)

 

 



Art

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs

March 21, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Raleigh-based artist and landscape architect Scott Hazard uses carefully layered photographs to create delicately torn concentric shapes symbolizing plumes of smoke, clouds, and mysterious portals in walls. Hazard has also used adaptations of the same technique to create a number of fantastic typographic works he calls Text Constructs.

 

 



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Portraits by Françoise Nielly

March 21, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A number of wonderful new portraits by French painter Françoise Nielly who is absolutely prolific, posting a new works to her website every couple of days it seems. Nielly grew up in the South of France and now lives and works near Montmartre in Paris and her latest exhibition was at Villa del Arte in Barcelona earlier this year.

 

 



Art Photography

Landscape Light Sculptures

March 20, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist Barry Underwood photographs wonderfully mysterious light installations that he installs on-site in forests, mountainsides, or near lakes and rivers. Via his artist statement:

By reading the landscape and altering the vista through lights and photographic effects, I transform everyday scenes into unique images. Light and color alter the perception of space, while defamiliarizing common objects. Space collapses, while the lights that I install appear as intrusions and interventions. This combination renders the forms in the landscape abstract. Inspired by cinema, land art, and contemporary painting, the resulting photographs are both surreal and familiar. They suggest a larger narrative, and yet that narrative remains elusive and mystifying.

You can see much more in his portfolio. (via designboom)