Photography

Stephan Geyer

September 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

In awe of this shot by photographer Stephan Geyer who currently lives and works out of Dubai. More work on Flickr.

 

 



Art

Degenerative Sculptures by Tim Silver

September 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Sydney-based artist Tim Silver creates these striking figures that appear to gradually disintegrate over time. I’m not sure if the process takes minutes or days and I wonder if it requires external intervention like the application of heat or water, but regardless the photos are amazing if not a bit haunting. He’s also applied the same technique to objects like bottles and cassette tapes, and in a piece entitled Untitled (Killing me Softly) a human figure’s sandy skin is gradually stripped by ocean waves. (images via breenspace)

 

 



Art

Yes/No by Markus Raetz

September 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New to me, this wonderful typographical sculpture by Markus Raetz. (via nevver)

 

 



Art

MESA

September 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Love this new mural by MESA. (via private hell)

 

 



Art

The Tropism Well

September 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Tropism Well by UK-based Poietic Studio is a modernized take on the water fountain. Sensing the approach of an individual the well begins to lean automatically as water is pumped into the stem, pouring enough water to fill a glass. The motion of the fountain is really quite elegant and certainly puts a twist on a common functional object. Via their website:

Through the synthesis of nature and technology, these structures explore the relationships we have with objects and spaces that surround us on a daily basis. The simple gestural connection creates a stimulating and symbolic moment. The Tropism Well uses natural laws of physics to function. Once it has seen you, the gentle bowing motion is created simply by moving water up and down the stem.

The catch is one would need a drinking vessel to successfully get a drink, so we might not see these on every street corner soon. However, I for one welcome our new water pouring overlords.

 

 



Art

Infinity

September 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love this installation from the recent Dutchville exhibition at the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Photo by Gabi Helfert.

 

 



Art Design

Jonathan Brand Built Every Component of a 1969 Mustang Coupe. From Scratch. Out of Paper.

September 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

In his latest work One Piece at a Time, Brooklyn artist Jonathan Brand has constructed every single part of a 1969 Mustang coupe at 1:1 scale out of nothing but paper. Using digital drawings as a source, he printed the blueprints with a large-format inkjet printer. The components were then meticulously cut out and folded into a wide range of objects including spark plugs, nuts and bolts, a radiator, and even the individual tire treads. The final work will not be assembled into an entire vehicle, but rather displayed as loose miniature sculptures. You can see many more photos of the wheels and motor on his website, but for the full effect you’ll need to stop by Hosfelt Gallery in New York, September 20-October 29. (via ex-chamber)

Update: Thanks to David Joy who just sent me a link shot by his brother Chris and friend Zach Keeting of Gorky’s Granddaughter as they interview Jonathan about this project. Lots of fantastic close-up shots of more car components can be seen. Also how amazing is this video? Three guys, drinking beers, talking about 1969 Mustangs and papercraft. I don’t think life gets better than that.