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Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh

December 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A number of exquisite line drawings by Russian illustrator Vasilj Godzh. See much more over on Behance.

 

 



Art

Figurative Sculptures by Manuel Martí Moreno

December 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Sculptor Manuel Martí Moreno lives and works in Valencia, Spain and forms these wonderful figurative pieces out of iron nuts. Via email Moreno says that he is most interested in showing the passage of time, the transience of life, and our collective awareness of our own mortality, seemingly evidenced by the spectre of decay at the edges of his works. You can see more images including installation shots on his blog, and also here. If you liked this, also check out the sculptures of Park Chan-Girl. Thanks Manuel for sharing your work with Colossal!

 

 



Illustration

Florian Nicolle Updates

December 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Illustrator Florian Nicolle (previously) has published a wonderful collection of his textured illustrations from 2011. Layering scans of newspaper, ink, paint, and a fair amount of digital retouching he arrives at these truly remarkable portraits. See more on Behance.

 

 



Art

Drypoint Prints by Angie Hoffmeister

December 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m in love with these stunning drypoint prints by Düsseldorf-based artist Angie Hoffmeister. Drypoint is a printmaking technique in the intaglio family where images are etched onto a plate using a sharp metal or diamond point. Give anything some extra eyes and I’m usually a fan, but there’s also something about using a more traditional and laborious printmaking technique to make such intriguing imagery that I really respect.

 

 



Art

Making the Invisible Visible

December 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For a second year, street art collective Mentalgassi has partnered with Amnesty International and Wieden + Kennedy creative team Lisa Jelliffe and Kirsten Rutherford to help highlight some of the year’s most prominent human rights abuse cases playing out around the world. Via Unurth:

This year the German street art collective have created work that appears in 26 sites across Wales, Ireland, Germany and Denmark. The 6 individuals highlighted in this year’s work include Fatima Hussein Badi, who faces the death penalty in Yemen after an unfair trial, Jabbar Savalan, who is in prison in Azerbaijan for his peaceful anti-government activism (including comments he made on Facebook), and Natalia Estemirova, a Russian human rights activist whose murder has not been brought to justice.

Mentalgassi transformed large portaits of each individual into segmented strips that are applied to the slats of fences. At first the images aren’t readily visible and only come into focus suddenly from extreme angles, reinforcing the campaign’s theme, ‘making the invisible visible‘. (via unurth)

 

 



Art

Dripped Plasticine Portraits

November 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Mondongo (Spanish for tripe) are an Argentinian art collective consisting of Juliana Laffitte, Manuel Mendanha and Agustina Picasso who work primarily with delicately dripped and molded plasticine. I was struck by the vibrant colors used in these particular pieces, wondering how much time it would take to create the myriad colors and apply them so precisely to a canvas. Amazing. The bulk of their work is actually quite sexually explicit compared to these, so beware your additional research. The group will have new work on display at Art Basel Miami later this week.

 

 



Art

Paintings by YDK Morimoe

November 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m loving these digital paintings by artist YDK Morimoe who lives and works in Tokyo.

 

 

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