August 27, 2014

Paintings by Simon Stalenhag










Paintings by Simon Stalenhag

New works inspired by sci-fi movies in which the citizens go about their mundane lives except in this world, robots and other decaying mechanized structures are commonplace. The juxtaposition between the harsh realities of life and the technological sophistication makes the paintings really impactful.

Paintings by Nora Sturges










Paintings by Nora Sturges

Paintings of outposts without the presence of humans based on their location in the wild or in overlooked areas in the cities and suburbs.
My recent paintings depict the edges of human habitation—outposts in the wilderness of the arctic and overlooked margins of densely populated areas nearer home. The familiar landscapes examine both the practical and unplanned ways we transform our visual environment, while the arctic scenes offer evidence of our attempts to measure, tame, live in, understand, and improve our world, set against the unknowable vastness of nature itself.

August 26, 2014

We Buy Gold and Silver: Paintings by Alexi Torres








We Buy Gold and Silver: Paintings by Alexi Torres

Intricate paintings using recognizable artists on the face of the coins which were created by building up minute details of intertwined strands to look like they were woven.
My works are an answer to my appreciation of humanity's needs. Individual's positive actions become collective achievement. Understanding this, I use the canvas platform to offer my vision of a spiritual healing. I reconstruct iconic images that represent both classic and modern times from all branches of human development; arts, politics, science, sports, education, military among others. I do this by changing the context of the initial forms into ecological, fragile, ephemeral and natural elements; leaves, weaving, feathers and other elements formed in nature. With each element carefully constructed, I create a new image.

Paris Through Pentax: Video by Maison Carnot



Paris Through Pentax: Video by Maison Carnot

Lovely video of Paris as seen from the viewfinder of a legendary camera, the Pentax 67. The video was created by Mathieu Maury and Antoine Pai of Maison Carnot, an advertising and production agency.

August 25, 2014

Hypercube: Installation by Kit Webster





Hypercube: Installation by Kit Webster

A cubic sculpture illuminated by programmable LEDs that provides for a dynamic audiovisual experience in the darkened space.
The Hypercube is an aluminium concentric cubic sculpture illuminated with more than 120 metres of programmable LED. The minimalistic shape is designed to elicit a sense of balance and multidimensionality while simultaneously playing host to an intricate audiovisual synesthetic choreography, which further extends dimensionality through its spatial and temporal dynamics, culminating in the creation of a non-linear sensory environment.

Night Landscapes: Photos by Amanda Friedman









Night Landscapes: Photos by Amanda Friedman

An ongoing photography project that captures the landscape of LA at night highlighting its color and grit while also adding an eerie feel to the images.

See also Todd Hido's work.

August 23, 2014

Film Muffler: Animation by Miho Yata



Film Muffler: Animation by Miho Yata
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Wonderful stop motion animation using images knitted on a long scarf which must have taken a long time to do.

August 22, 2014

Paintings by Dan May










Paintings by Dan May

Surreal and mysterious paintings filled with gentle creatures interacting with humans and other wild life around them. The works remind me of the illustrations of Maurice Sendak for his children's picture book Where the Wild Things Are. Dan's detail-intensive and imagination-driven works have become widely recognized for their ability to transcend the natural states of space and time.

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