Shot in West Oakland, California. In between gallery shows David Waldorf would hang a 9 ft seamless and put a sign on the sidewalk that said “Free Photos”. People from the neighborhood came and got their portraits taken.
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São Paulo-based interior design and architectural practice Tacoa Arquitetos have completed the Adriana Varejão Gallery project. The contemporary property is located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Adriana Varejão Gallery was commissioned to shelter two works of the artist acquired by the museum and exhibited at Cartier Foundation: the sculpture Linda do Rosário and the polyptych Celacanto Provoca Maremoto. The project occupies a hillside with a small slope partially surrounded by the native forest, an area formerly used to store containers. The original topography was modified for this new use: a huge displacement of earth has cut it, creating the great horizontal plane necessary to the storage. The orientation of the project aimed to recompose the site’s original topography and inserting on it an artificial element: a regular block in reinforced concrete, partially inserted in the hillside. The building structure and interior design is composed by an irregular retaining wall that gains the space in the ground floor and receives the loads of the block, in its deepest part, trough two beams, in the middle, trough four columns integrated in the wall.
Originally hailing from Perth, Ollie Lucas is a visual artist now residing in Melbourne, Australia. Previously his work revolved around the cerebral phenomenon ‘pareidolia’. Pareidolia put simply is seeing objects in clouds or recognisable objects in patterns or surfaces. His surfaces are created through swirling colours blended together to create a dynamic moving base. It’s upon this base that the intricate pattern work is applied through drawing. Using an almost meditational concentration the drawn pattern work combines with the colour to create a complex and detailed abstract surface for the eye to explore. However since moving to Melbourne Ollie has been bombarded with streets filled with a combination of graffiti, street art and urban decay.
My work has always had graphical and clean elements to it. A past life as a graphic designer is to blame there. Exposure to the graffiti scene in Melbourne has made me question harmony in my work, I have a love for filthy, dirty and weathered paint splattered surfaces, but at the same time I crave clean, modern, hardline geometrics. This is what drives my practice, combining two visual elements that are polar opposites in search for a harmony that i may never obtain.
Leslie Ann O’Dell is a visual artist who uses her faithful tool: her camera, to capture works of art that have a feeling of emotion and tension in them. Most of the work revolves around humans, nature and his very own self. Leslie current resides in Denver, Colorado, USA and works from there as well.
From teeny-tiny to titanic, the University of Miami’s annual Underwater Photography contest has captured the colorful creatures typically beneath reach and view while awarding a vibrant sea slug as the contest’s star. The contest held by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science reviewed 700 underwater photograph submissions before calling out the winners by category. ‘The quality of photos keeps getting better each year,’ UM lecturer and photographer Myron Wang who judged among the panel of experts said in a release by the school.
Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, there is a stunning collection of forced perspective photography and pictures taken by various artists. If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment, imagination and perfect timing.
Kirsty Mitchell is a fashion photographer from Kent, England. The beautiful vast of lavender hues draw you in with her overwhelming concepts labeled ‘Wonderland’. The vibrant colors, the intricacies of every foreground and background, the costumes and the concept all make ‘Wonderland’ an immensely intriguing body of work. Check the method below.
Illustrations are an art form that have literally existed since the age of the caveman. Weather they are simple or complex, drawings can tell stories and captured emotions, and Denis Zilber’s illustrations are no exception. His unique style, shading, coloring, bring his art pieces to life in a way that makes every illustration its own story.
26 year old photographer Nicolas Evariste hails from Granville in Normandy (France), and started photography in 2006. He was quickly attracted by black and white and square format and carries a strong interest in landscape photography of his area, and in macro and in animals photography too. His collection titled “Dark Zoo” is a very impressive look at animals with a very simple theme.
Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children’s Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. In 1994, Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlingen, Germany, the exhibition of a group “Academy” in St. Petersburg (1996), and “Teacher’s memory” (1997). After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England, US based art group “Bay Arts” to take part in their exhibitions and activities, spending that entire year in the United States into the Millennium.
According to Andrew,
“This year in America gave me more as an artist then all eight years of my formal studies in the prestigious Russian academies. I am a descendent of farmers, and I was impressed by the New England’s landscapes, and how a man in America avoids harming its environment. After seeing Royo and Pino at Artexpo New York 2000, I suddenly realized what direction I want to take my art in. After staying for a year in the United States, I spent two years in Russia perfecting my art.”
Graphic design is a profession that’s nothing new to me, although I’m not blessed with design skills, I’ve been around enough of them to know what good design consists of, and Ayaka Itos has it in spades. Check out some of her work and read her bio below. To see more from Ayaka, just click here.
I am a graphic designer / illustrator who is in love with rich colors and all things handmade. Originally born and raised in Japan, I moved to America by myself in 2005, with two suitcases and solid determination to study at the New Media Imaging & Design program (a mix of Communication Design and Interactive Design) at Rochester Institute of Technology.
After graduating in May 2009, I moved to New York City to make rich digital experiences & innovative campaigns with an amazingly talented multi-disciplinary team at Big Spaceship.
I love what I do, so I spend most of my non-working hours learning more about design and trying out new techniques on my personal projects. If I’m not doing that, then I’m usually staring at alpaca videos (because they’re too cute not to), making my own clothes, eating sweets — chocolate chip cookies are the best — or watching episodes of my favorite show ever, Adventure Time.
Will Kurtz‘s paper sculptures bring ordinary New Yorkers to life. Extra Fucking Ordinary is Will Kurtz’s debut exhibition at the Mike Weiss Gallery.’The show consists of life size figural sculptures constructed of collaged torn sheets of newspaper, wood, wire, screws, tape and everyday objects which depict the characters captured by Kurtz’s iPhone camera lens. Utilizing the observing eye of a curious urban voyeur, Kurtz spends large portions of his days combing the streets of New York for his subjects, which are later transformed into sincere and amusing life-size sculptures. It is not the subjects’ aesthetic appeal that draws Kurtz as much as their essence and strong representation of the multitude of prototypes that typify New York City: from an old married couple and endearingly eccentric dog owners to curmudgeonly middle-aged smokers.
Kurtz’s sculptures openly reference real people engaged in real scenarios, be it posing for group shots at a tourist attraction, walking their dog, awkwardly changing their clothes or reluctantly sweeping the floors. Kurtz holds an admiringly holds a magnifying glass to the genre of subjects and scenes that are commonly overlooked. The subjects collectively present a candid and unapologetic mosaic of New Yorkers in their blunt, colorful, borderline-manic ways made of the same papers they read in coffee shops and subways during their morning commute.’
Simen Jones is a miraculous photographer out of Norway that has a unique ability to paint incredibly imaginative pictures with her work. Now I know that a picture is worth a thousand words, so on and so forth, but these gallery photos stick in a way far more remarkable than work I’ve seen from many other surreal photographers.
Been an avid admirer of his work for a few years now, The works of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami have inspired both admiration and confusion. Inspired primarily by anime, Japanese animation, and manga, Japanese comics, Murakami’s paintings and sculptures feature bright, candy-colored images of cartoon-like characters, with large eyes and exaggerated body parts. His works are often decorated with smiling flowers, round, blinking eyes, and colorful mushrooms. Murakami’s creations defy traditional classifications, breaking down numerous barriers. He blurs the line between so-called high art (the kinds of works normally seen in museums and galleries) and “low” art, like that seen in cartoons or advertisements. He also contradicts the traditional idea of an artist toiling away in a studio to painstakingly create one-of-a-kind works. Check it out.
Zaha Hadid Architect and Roca recently announced the opening of the Roca London Gallery (a design inspired by the power of water as a transforming element to carve a sequence of dynamic, porous spaces for the gallery). Fissures and slices in the walls give permeability consistently throughout the gallery. The design theme of water extends to the facade, which appears as a set of ripples in movement across the exterior. One of the sickest building designs I’ve seen yet.
The HS Bluegrass Festival happens every so often in the city of San Francisco, and for anyone who’s been there more than once, the music tends to be the primary focus. The reason I say this, is because after once or twice, you almost know what to expect from the people you’ll see and meet. Year after year, the festival is stocked with some of the most colorful, interesting, gritty, diverse, and unpredictable folks imaginable. My boy Geoff Taylor happened to take a trip to the festival this year, and did an amazing job capturing the spirit and ambiance of all the commotion that can take place in SF’s Golden Gate Park during the festival. His photos exemplify the feel you can expect when you walk through this one of a kind event.
Today my assistant showed me some very interesting “more than a photo, but not quite a video” work. I had seen this collection of work before, but WordPress never allowed me to put up the format of photo before, but trying it again after a few months has paid off. Art works of artists duo: New York City-based fashion photographer Jamie Beck and visual designer Kevin Burg. They created amazing series of animated GIFs called “cinemagraphs”. They really raised the GIF animation to a new level. People on these cinemagraphs are smiling, wind is ruffling their hair… And the first that came to mind is magical photos from movies about Harry Potter. Check the method and enjoy.
For all those who know about the Burning Man festival, the concept seems pretty surreal. (A bunch of people partying their faces off around a giant burning man.) For those who have been there, we know when you go, it can appear almost like an entirely different world. But when acclaimed studio photographer Eric Schwabel goes to Burning Man he doesn’t leave his passion behind. In 2010 he took a clever hand built “light suit” to the massive festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and captured the plethora of beautiful, colorful revelers in engaging detail. Below we catch up with Schwabel for an exclusive interview about his experiences on the dusty playa. Schwabel is currently raising support for a new improved “light-suit” for Burning Man 2012. If you like Burning Man, make sure to check out the photography of Eric Schwabel at schwabelstudio.com.
Stephen Webster, in characteristic flamboyance launched The Seven Deadly Sins collection in London’s Old Vic’s tunnels under Waterloo station. Look all seven rings and I dare you to tell which is your Deadly Sin. Webster presented a collection of rings, a very original name “The Seven Deadly Sins.” There are seven human vices: pride, envy, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath and lust. The concept is super sick, and the rings themselves are exquisitely constructed. Check the method. (Note, the name of the ring is below the picture.)