Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cause and Effect by Ana Soler

Spanish visual artist Ana Soler is known for working with a multitude of objects from dangling hundreds of pairs of scissors or spoons, to creating dense clouds of string, coins, and paper cranes. In her most recent work, Causa-Efecto (Cause & Effect), she hung 2,000 tennis balls in spaces throughout the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain. The balls are carefully aligned in suspended trajectories that appear to bounce off walls, floors, and other surfaces providing an uncanny sense of motion similar to a photograph taken with a strobe light. See much more on Soler’s fancy Flash website. (via collabcubed)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

‘Before I Die’ installation

Artist Candy Chang has teamed up with the Chicago Urban Art Society and youth-run art gallery Good News Only to bring her interactive public art project Before I Die(previously) to various Chicago neighborhoods. Passersby are confronted with a spray painted canvas bearing the repeated prompt “Before I die…” and can use provided chalk to complete the sentence, creating a public space for spontaneously shared dreams, hopes, fears and aspirations.

Have you seen my Before i die list : here

Monday, December 24, 2012

Analog Double Exposure Photographs

German photographer Florian Imgrund acquired his first film camera in the summer of 2010 and has made incredibly good use of it since. All of his double exposure work is done completely in camera without the use of photoshop, and often merges human forms with the natural landscape. I don’t think I’ve been this impressed with double exposure work since first discovering Dan Mountford. You can see much more of Florian’s work on Flickr and you can follow him on Facebook.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Art of Barbie: Oil Paintings

Taipei-based painter Peihang Huang uses vibrant oil paints to create these dreamy, saccharine, and occasionally morbid portraits inspired by Barbie dolls. The paintings above are from two sets of work entitled Floral Funeral and
Mad World, and you can see much more of her work on Flickr. (via gaks)

Saturday, December 22, 2012


A striking series of artworks by artist Stefano Bonazzi who creates these ethereal, smoky portraits using a combination of digital photography, photo editing, and charcoal drawing. See more over on Empty Kingdom.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Face of the City

In his Face of the City series, Toronto-based artist Dan Bergeron (aka Fauxreel) examines the identity of cities by juxtaposing the “abrasive charm found in the distressed surfaces of modern cities with the intimate familiarity of the prominent features of the human face”. Love the killer placement of that first paste-up. See many more portraits via his website. (viajuxtapoz)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder

One of my favorite textile artists and Colossal regular Nike Schroeder just finished this beautiful body of work entitled Berlin EG that captures moments from her everyday life there. I love the minimalistic quality of her line work and the unfinished strands that dangle from each piece giving it an off-balance sort of energy that really forces you to stop and consider each piece. A number of the works are currently on display at Urban Outfitters Berlin. Lovely work.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey

Using carefully cut fragments of printed skin from the photographs of celebrities in popular magazines, artist David Adey creates elaborate, pinned collages reminiscent of the most complex entomological displays. In some instances he reconstructs the original photos using component pieces cut into myriad geometric shapes and symbols, each placed perfectly on the canvas with a single pin. Other times he creates giant whirling textures as with his pieceSwarm, a process that can take up to 200-300 hours. The patience required for all of this simply boggles the mind. Adley currently has a solo show at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (via lustik)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Do Ho Suh’s ‘Cause & Effect’: A Vortex of Little Orange Men

This giant tornado of piggybacked men is an installation by Korean artist Do Ho Suh that is currently on display at Western Washington University (photographs above depict it in alternate configurations). Via Western:
“‘Cause & Effect’ evokes a vicious tornado. This vast ceiling installation is a composition of densely hung strands that anchor thousands of figures clad in colors resembling a Doppler reading stacked atop one another,” said Do Ho Suh, adding that the artwork is a “physical realization of existence, suggesting strength in the presence of numerous individuals. The work is an attempt to decipher the boundaries between a single identity and a larger group, and how the two conditions coexist.”
Suh has been all over the news lately with his recent Fallen Star Lands installation in San Diego, and his Floor piece in Singapore similarly depicting the might of many thousands of tiny men. See many more views of this piece and other works here. (via the stranger,korea.netherry lawford)


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