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Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine

December 29, 2012

Christopher Jobson

In her Artforum Excavation Series San Francisco-based artist Francesca Pastine created beautiful, dripping topographies from the colorful pages of Artforum Magazine. Pastine cut each magazine layer by layer with an X-acto blade to reveal narrow bands of the pages within, in some cases interacting directly with art printed on the covers creating new hybrid artwork she refers to as “unsolicited collaborations”—which is brilliant. You can follow more of Pastine’s work on her blog and she has upcoming shows at the Halsey Institute of contemporary Art and Studio Quercus.

 


ArtForum #32, Unsolicited Collaboration with Brice Marden, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #35, Unsolicited Collaboration with Bruce Naumann, 2012, 41 x 14 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #33, Unsolicited Collaboration with Frank Stella, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #36, Unsolicited Collaboration with Roni Horn, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #44, Unsolicited Collaboration with Michael Clark, 2012, 47 x 18 x 4.74 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #45, Unsolicited Collaboration with Trish Brown, 2012, 22.5 x 18 x 4.74 inches
Artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #45, Unsolicited Collaboration with Trish Brown, 2012, 22.5 x 18 x 4.74 inches
Artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

 

 



Art Design

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

December 19, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Japanese paper engineer Kota Hiratsuka has been creating beautifully complex origami mosaics that rely on cut and folded geometric patterns. He plans to sell the various templates as downloadable PDFs through his website …though not just yet, so stay tuned. See many more of his works here and on Flickr. If you liked this also check out the work of Matthew Shlian.

 

 



Animation

A New Stop Motion Short Made Completely with Moleskine Notebooks by Rogier Wieland

November 2, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Netherlands based designer Rogier Wieland has just completed another one of his impressive stop motion ads for Moleskin that relies almost entirely on notebooks to create nearly every aspect of the animation including the precisely cut typography. The making-of video is pretty great too and I’ve included it here as well.

 

 



Art

New Sculptural Collages Made from Antiquarian Books by Alexander Korzer-Robinson

October 25, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Like a traditional sculptor carving away at a piece of stone, artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson eviscerates text and whitespace leaving only the images. In doing so he creates entirely new narratives using only the pre-existing illustrations, charts, graphs and other visual elements printed inside of each book. Of his work he says:

By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.

What you see above represents a selection of his work from 2012, but you can see much more on his website. He’ll also have work at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London starting next week.

 

 



Art

Sets for a Film I'll Never Make: The Unbelievably Intricate Cardboard Sculptures of Daniel Agdag

October 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

If you ask Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag what he does, he’ll tell you that he makes things out of cardboard. However this statement hardly captures the absurd complexity and detail of his boxboard and PVA glue sculptures that push the limits of the medium. Agdag is an award-winning creator of stop-motion films and this new series of work, Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make, feature a number of his structural experiments which he refers to simply as “sketching with cardboard”. Miraculously, each work is created without detailed plans or drawings and are almost wholly improvised as he works. You can see these latest sculptures at Off the Kerb Gallery starting October 26, 2012 in Melbourne’s inner north suburb of Collingwood.

 

 



Art Design Photography

Paper-Cut Action Silhouettes by David A. Reeves

September 27, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Photographer and designer David A. Reeves has been working on a wonderful series of action vignettes made from cut-paper silhouettes. Each image is carefully layered and focused to create a pretty stunning depth of field including blurry backdrops of clouds and mountains. Check out his website for many more shots including scenes from Batman and some depictions from the wonderful video game Limbo. If you liked these also check out the work of Thomas Allen and these bookends by Knob Creek Metal Arts. (via geekologie)

 

 

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