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VW Cars Compressed into Perfect Spheres and Cubes by Ichwan Noor

August 13, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…the immediate familiarity that initially attracted Noor to using the cars as a medium in the first place. “I see the VW Beetle as one of the most successful designs, one that people will always be familiar with,” he says about the ongoing sculpture series. The artist most recently exhibited a new Beetle Sphere at Art Stage Jakarta 2016, and you can see more of his recent artwork on his website. Installation view of Ichwan Noor’s Beetle sphere, 2015. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Ichwan Noor. Beetle Sphere, 2016. Redbase Art. Beetle Box, 2011. Aluminum and original VW parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nsQbqxas4c…

 

 



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Eye Know: A Kaleidoscopic Journey through the Streets of Tokyo at Night

September 2, 2014

Christopher Jobson

https://vimeo.com/104945861 This independent film project from filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo starts as a fairly typical time-lapse journey through highways surrounding Tokyo, but quickly morphs into something entirely different. Kondo makes use of lampposts and other nighttime light sources to create this dazzling, kaleidoscopic explosion of color and motion set to music by Ayako Taniguchi….

 

 



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Better Out Than In: Banksy to Descend on NYC for an Outdoor "Residency" in October

October 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Banksy’s website updated a few minutes ago to announce Better Out Than In, “an artists residency on the streets of New York.” The ongoing event is accompanied by a phone number (800) 656-4271 that you can call with a specific code correlating to each artwork. The current recording for #1, shown above, involves a satirical message that completely skewers typical audio tours found in museums and galleries and pokes fun of the artist as well, referring to him repeatedly as “Ban Sky”. Do you think he’ll make a new piece every day? That seems pretty grueling. Stay tuned to www.banksyny.com…

 

 



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New Figurative Sculptures Made of Shattered Glass by Daniel Arsham

November 6, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…most notably these three figurative sculptures made from compacted broken glass, inspired by the discovery of glass shards in his home after hurricane Andrew in 1992. Other new sculptures include several picture frames using the same broken glass treatment and cameras formed from sand and stone. Arsham’s work is almost universally devoid of color or complexity and instead relies solely on the physical manipulation of basic materials to accomplish each new idea, a process that often involves altering of gallery wall surfaces to encase, suspend, or shroud his sculptures. See much more in his three dimensional portfolio. (via junk culturehttp://www.junk-culture.com/2012/11/daniel-arsham-broken-glass-sculptures.html)…