Monday, July 31, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Bill Barminski is a versatile artist who draws from popular culture to create visually complex paintings.
They function as cutting commentaries on our consumer culture by wittily appropriating images from advertising's past.
In addition to making paintings, Barminski has also produced CD- ROMs that not only animate his paintings, but also give life and voice to the characters of his imagination.
He is also the creator of previously mentioned gas mask designs based on cartoon characters shown at illegal art.
The Animatronic Flesh Shoe made by Adam Brandejs is a Nike shoe stapled together with human flesh, twitching...
The shoe is stitched together with multiple pieces of latex rubber cast out of moulds made from my own skin. The shoe's toe and heel raise and lower as it occasionally vibrates/pulsates, and twitches on the floor as if it were still alive. The movement is not constant, and usually causes people to jump back while they are in the middle of leaning in for a closer look.
The bikerod & kustom gallery shows a great collection of user submited custom made bikes including the one presented in the photo, the VacTrike made out of a vacuum cleaner by Tom Satterfield, with fender pods made out of art deco cookware lids.
The first solo exhibition of Ben Grasso called In My Own Backyard presented by Sixtyseven gallery, shows Grasso's most recent body of work includes large-scale charcoal drawings and oil paintings. Often involving things such as aircrafts or missiles crashing upon impact or into archetypal houses, the work explores how tragic spectacles relate to modern-day sensory overload.
One cannot tell whether the work is based on true events, imagination, or both. Some disaster scenes seem physically impossible if not absurd, especially in the oil paintings, which at times are reminiscent of action movie stills or video games.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Jo Lawrence places from time to time a box with the heads of dead filming actresses on its kitchen table. Some appear indifferently, some smile. All wait for the metamorphosis, which they will experience. They are actual photocopies of the faces of forgotten Holywood of star from and the 30's 20's.
The key to understand the charm of these dolls, with photo faces and fool bodies, is their equivocal quality: they appear as both, things and figures, as confrontation of mysterious elements and as human being-same forms. It is difficult sometimes to decide whether the person is a broom or the broom a person - in reality they are both.
Valery Grancher has a collection of painting called webpaintings which are paintings of internet logos, internet screen, famous software screens and internet pages sources and codes...
He has started also a new series called Computer paintings dedicated to famous computers and computers departements, and also computer codes and screen.
Rooftop Films is a non-profit film festival and production collective that supports, creates, promotes, and shows daring short films worldwide and in a weekly summer rooftop film festival.
Rooftop Films is more than a film festival; above all, it's a community. It's a collective collaboration between filmmakers and festivals, between audience members and artists, between venues and neighborhoods. Rooftop Films goal is to create a vibrant independent filmmaking community that bridges cultural boundaries.
Rooftop Films, brings the underground outdoors.
The city of Bristol has considered to keep a Banksy piece that appeared one weekend on the side of a sex clinic
BBC reports that due to the overwhelming support of the public on the internet, the piece is going to stay up.
Naked man' mural allowed to stay
'Guerrilla artist' Banksy's graffiti
The mural is near Bristol City Council's offices
A piece of graffiti by Bristol artist Banksy has been allowed to stay after what the city council described as "overwhelming support" from the public.
The stencilled image shows a woman in her underwear standing behind a suited man leaning out of a window, and a naked man hanging onto the ledge.
The public was invited to decide whether it should stay on the side of a building on Park Street or be removed.
An internet discussion forum showed 97% of submitters supported the work.
Many people who logged on highlighted the fact that Banksy is a Bristolian, and that his work "brightened up" the urban environment.
However, the council warned the support of the
Banksy piece is not support of graffiti in general, and an extra council team has recently been created to tackle graffiti.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Very little is known about this kite.
Sighted here at Burning Man 2005, it seems to be bringing the desktop of your computer outdoors.
Quad-line control, asymmetrical framing, invisible stainless fittings, and opposed-bow tensioning for the sail make this incredible kite look digitally pasted right into the sky..
Monday, July 17, 2006
The Rijksmuseum is proud to announce that it is the first museum in the world to offer a 'widget'.
The Rijkswidget only does one thing, but that one thing is absolutely splendid: it allows you to view a different work from the collection every day.
At the start, there are twelve men in the image. After the two sections change places, there are thirteen men. The puzzle is figuring out where the thirteenth man came from.
To understand where the extra man comes from click here.