Art

Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples

March 6, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Aggravure is an ongoing series of large wall installations by Baptiste Debombourg. His latest, Aggravure III, was inspired by drawings from 16th century engravers Hendrick Goltzius, Jan Harmensz, Cherubino Alberti and utilizes nearly a half million metal staples tacked to a wall, taking 340 hours to complete. Via the artist:

I then use some images by “worsening” the scale, the form or the context to produce an installation in the architecture by means of staples. The recurring theme in these paintings revolves around the collapse that resonates with staples. Here the staple is a material and a media that plays with contemporary aggression and daily life’s secular usefulness.

You can see much more of Aggravure I, II, and III on his website.

 

 

 



Art

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett

March 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson




Spirit of the Road, photographed by Steve Watson



The Lady and the Bicycle, photographed by Steve Watson


Walk of Faith, photographed by the artist


The Wood Cutters Sprite, photographed by the artist


The Seated Man, photographed by the artist


Spirit Of Reflection, photographed by the artist

UK artist Derek Kinzett crafts these amazing figurative sculptures by cutting and forming different kinds of wire. Kinzett closed a solo exhibition yesterday for The National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England but you can see much more in his portfolio.

 

 



Art

Stencil Works by Street Artist C215

March 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson


antonia schulz

A number of jaw-dropping stencil works from the past few months by French artist Christian Guémy aka C215 seen on the streets of Barcelona and Berlin. C215 has been an active street artist for over 20 years, his first stencils going up around 2006 and according to Street Art London his daughter is now following in his footsteps making her own 2 layer stencils. See much more on Flickr. (via antonia schulz)

 

 



Photography

Water Drop Pillars by Markus Reugels

March 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

In his continued experiments with water photography Markus Reugels (previously) has developed a method of releasing precisely timed water drops that collide to form pillar-like structures. The setup involves three perfectly synchronized valves and three individual gel-covered flashes that all fire in sequence with the camera’s shutter to create the images you see here. Wild stuff. See much more here.

 

 



Art

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery

March 2, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Spanish visual artist Ana Soler is known for working with a multitude of objects from dangling hundreds of pairs of scissors or spoons, to creating dense clouds of string, coins, and paper cranes. In her most recent work, Causa-Efecto (Cause & Effect), she hung 2,000 tennis balls in spaces throughout the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain. The balls are carefully aligned in suspended trajectories that appear to bounce off walls, floors, and other surfaces providing an uncanny sense of motion similar to a photograph taken with a strobe light. See much more on Soler’s fancy Flash website. (via collabcubed)

 

 



Photography

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 9th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

March 2, 2012

Christopher Jobson


Sarah Jackson


Brian Day


Savannah Whitwam


Somnath Mukherjee


Bridget Bailey


Nimai Chandra Ghosh


Paula Durham

Smithsonian magazine has just announced the 50 finalists from their 9th Annual Photo Contest. Over 67,000 submissions from 109 countries were winnowed down to 10 finalists in five categories: Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World, People and Travel. The public is now invited to vote through March 31st for a special ‘Readers Choice’ award, so what are you waiting for go vote!