Friday, March 30, 2012
Ron Fuller, ingenious sculptures made by Christopher Locke using scissors confiscated by the TSA, the bewildering array of choices facing consumers documented by photographer Richard Stultz and a series of elaborate pictures of rotting food by Klaus Pichler.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Andrew Miller will paint one branded object white, beautiful works of art that combine magazine cut-outs and various found objects by Auckland-based artist Peter Madden, a new video from Canadian band Walk Off The Earth filmed in a set crafted from cardboard boxes and a series of sculptural pieces by Portland-based artist Ron Ulicny.
Jason Taylor challenged himself to create a brand new product using discarded objects every single day this year, and he’s hoping to continue until the end of 2012. He explains, "I'm going to try and transform everyday objects in someway (cause that's what I do) then post the results, I'm not saying they will be any good but hopefully they will spark my imagination."
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Keaton Henson’s critically acclaimed debut album 'Dear'. Echoing the deeply personal sentiment of the track, “Small Hands” is a tale set in a beautifully handcrafted forest inhabited by wild animals. Working with Blinkink puppet supremos Jonny & Will, Joseph brings these creatures to life and tells their heartbreaking story of love and loss, filling the simple world with emotional and powerfully charming storytelling.
Artist Brian Tolle has created a series of soft silicone sculptures that resemble scaled down versions of mass produced houses. Tolle has arranged these pliable rubber skins with other objects in order to infuse some life into their deflated state. The objects, which include a rocking chair, an ironing board, a bicycle, a wagon, sports equipment, tire swing, etc. either support the rubber skins from underneath or help to suspend them.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
For their collaborative project titled "Mimicry", creative duo Giesen/Leenders (Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders) created a series of photographs, exploring the concept of identity. Via their website: "The inspiration of the series 'Mimicry' came from the uniformity of human beings. People from whom the identity is missing and those who are inconspicuous in our society. Just like animals they adapt to their environment."
James Grashow's 'Houseplants' appear at first glance to be delicate and beautiful flowers, but are actually intricately crafted buildings and houses evolving from carved stems and leaves. A tiny cottage replaces a rose; irises and lilies become Victorian homes. The word Houseplant is a perfect metaphor for the fragile relationship between nature and man.
Monday, March 19, 2012
pd3 and O2 to cover Malvina Reynolds song 'Little Boxes' using instruments made out of boxes. The band worked with the super-talented Canadian director Sean Wainsteim in Toronto to film the performance in a set crafted entirely from cardboard boxes – including cardboard curtains, a cardboard TV and a cardboard grandfather clock.
Spoke Art Gallery opened its doors to a solo exhibition from Portland-based artist Ron Ulicny. His collection of New Works features sculptural pieces that have been created by transforming ordinary and familiar things into new objects. The show includes sixteen new pieces, each challenging the viewer to find new purpose in the transformed items while showing off Ulicny’s humor and wit.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Henry Hargreaves, pop-up books reimagined as fascinating miniature landscapes by Swedish artist Andreas Johansson, a series of brain-teasing covers designed for Wallpaper Magazine by Israeli illustrator Noma Bar and photographs of abandoned offices of companies that have gone bankrupt by Phillip Toledano.
LEGO. The idea for the campaign was to recreate minimalist versions of characters from popular animated TV shows like The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and South Park. Made out of just a few assorted pieces of LEGO, the characters are at once immediately identifiable and as simple as one could imagine.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
"Errors in Production“ is a collection of various small objects with individual manufacturing errors compiled by artist Heike Bollig. Since 2004, Heike has been working artistically on the theme of mistakes in our everyday lives as they arise in manufacturing errors, malfunctions and in our perception of mistakes. He explains, "Due to strict quality management in production and the striving for perfection and efficiency it is extraordinarily rare to find such lone objects that deviate from the canon of industrial standardisation. Each object tells a special story about its production and makes a concise record of the moment that went out of control."
The Hunterdon Art Museum, on view through Mar. 25 consists of a series of foam rubber sculptures that are a fusion of traditional kitsch, contemporary craft and mechanical construction.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Belgian artist Elodie Antoine uses traditional lace-making techniques to create beautiful industrial landscapes. Unconcerned about conventions and traditions, she uses this technique on a less classic way; she diverts it, she mixes cheerfully its rigidity and its flexibility. Structures such as a crane on a building site, or a succession of electric pylons, replace the traditional lace image of flowers, animals and curly patterns.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Our most popular posts this week featured a series of sculptures made of kitschy figurines by Patrick Jackson, beautiful portraits created by using ordinary dust collected from vacuum bags by Los Angeles-based artist Allison Cortson, mixed media assemblage set within vintage suitcases by Lina Puerta and familiar objects transformed into fresh guacamole by PES.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
French food designer Emilie de Griottes was recently commissioned by French culinary magazine Fricote to create a special feature for their latest issue. Emilie recreated Pantone colour swatches. using berries, carrots, lemon, candies, and other foods arranged upon a tart base decorated with the correspondent Pantone number and colour. Recipes for making the tarts are available in fricote issue number 6.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
For his ongoing project titled "El Directorio" German artist Thomas Stüssi created a series of sculptural pieces constructed entirely from found office furniture and building materials. These clever three-dimensional objects are designed to blur the line between furnishing and art, challenging our perception of reality.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Calligraffiti Upside Down Tour 2012 , Dutch artist Niels 'Shoe' Meulman once again demonstrated his amazing talent as a calligrapher by creating a temporary graffiti on the streets of Singapore using a simple broom and water.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sketch, in the first of a new long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants at the venue. The project seeks to blur the boundaries between art, food, design and functionality. Creed created a chevron pattern in 96 different types of marble across the floor and filled the space with a glorious hodgepodge of found furniture and tableware.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Berndnaut Smilde, a bedroom with a split personality created by French graffiti artist Tilt, white polyester resin covered action figures and found objects by Teppei Kaneuji and an amazing retrospective exhibit of work by the late sculptor John Chamberlain.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Super Ugly and will feature new submissions everyday. There is so much talent on display at Guest Checks, including Super Ugly himself, Bay Area artists Cody Williams, Matt Ritchie and Daniel Logan.