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Scott Fife

February 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Scott Fife constructs the heads of pop culture icons, historical figures, and animals using archival cardboard, drywall screws, and glue.

I like the physical nature of building the sculpture–it seems very old-fashioned and traditional. The idea of the material itself–it’s friendly, flexible, there’s a glow from in it. I’m the full-service artist–doing it all at the moment. I like the aspect of the low-tech tools that I need to make something like this. In the beginning [it was] an Xacto knife, masking tape and glue–now it’s the screwgun. So that hasn’t changed much at all–the directness of it, that I could begin to shape this, I can make this very plastic without any special process. There is that sense of one person building this thing–it becomes a “feat”–the whole thing isn’t about that but within the world we live in right now, it makes it a kind of tribal ritual piece; the fact that it was done by the human hand. [That] takes people back to the place in their life where they remember pasting things together [and so] understanding the process.

 

 



Art

Jie Shen

February 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For his graduate work at at Edinburgh University, Jie Shen spent two years researching and designing an adaptable performance space for Constitution Square in Warsaw.

Read the rest of my article on designboom.

Side note: I should probably make a brief announcement. After picking up several items from Colossal I was contacted by designboom to become a guest editor. I’m humbled and thrilled to be contributing to such a fantastic site and I’ll make sure a teaser is posted here on Colossal every time a designboom piece goes live. Exciting!

 

 



Art

Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham

February 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Delicate plastic sculpture work by artist Daniel Arsham. Though the web site labels the materials as “plastic” my hunch would be these are ping pong balls that have been dyed and somehow adhered into these incredible structures. (via ignant)

 

 



Art Photography

Hideyuki Sawayanagi

February 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Japanese artist Hideyuki Sawayanagi creates incredible halftone photographs by drilling hundreds of small holes at variable widths into sheets of aluminum. Or at least that’s the only way I can imagine it. Click on the photos to see the detail, but also squint your eyes or back away from the monitor to see the photos emerge more vividly. A couple more images over at the ex-chamber museum.

 

 



Art

Kinetica Artfair 2011

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Several photos and videos from the third annual 2011 Kinetica Artfair going on this very moment in London through February 6.

An unusual event now in its third year, this London fair brings together kinetic, electronic, robotic, sound and light art works. […] An edgy underground atmosphere pervades the exhibition, both literally, being held in the vast basement space of the Ambika P3 gallery, and stylistically with a host of international artists who are, in the best sense, geektastic.

Photos by Alex Robertson and there’s many, many more of them. (via coolhunting)

 

 



Art

Kyung Woo Han

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Green Room is an installation by South Korean artist Kyung Woo Han who has an MFA in Film, Video and New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With nothing more than a little paint, some furniture, and clear wire he’s created one of the most stunning spacial visual effects I’ve encountered in a long time. To fully appreciate what’s going on you can catch a video on his site as someone (presumably Han) navigates the space. (via look in art)

 

 



Art

Motohiko Odani

January 31, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Sculptural works by Japanese artist Motohiko Odani. And even more of his work here.