first image impossible architecture by filip dujardin filip dujardin highlight gallery, san francisco on from 7th february through til march 29th, 2013 belgian artist filip dujardin is also an architectural photographer by profession and extends his fascination with the artform through his fictional building series - his latest works being shown as part of his solo exhibition at highlight gallery in san francisco. dujardin’s photomontages are a collection of impossible structures created using a digital collaging technique from photographs of real buildings in and around ghent, belgium. most of his architectural creations are structurally implausible, however, seem perfectly ordinary at first glance, revealing their absurdity only as the viewer notices missing or incongruous details. the opus lays claim to his belgian cultural heritage, referencing surrealists such as rené magritte and raoul servais - carefully weaving the surreal into the rich urban language.
first image 'on space time foam' by tomàs saraceno image © al essandro cocco designboom met with argentinian artist tomàs saraceno to discuss his latest work 'on space time foam' on show at the hangar bicocca in milan, italy until the 3rd of february, 2013. saraceno is well known for conceiving large-scale aerial artworks, with this most recent iteration at the hangar, curated by andrea lissoni, no exception - a multi-layered installation of translucent PVC membranes suspended 24 meters above the ground.
(click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall , where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says: So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains.
June 09 - July 21, 2012 Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich Press release WERK STATT WERK is the second solo exhibition of Belgium/Swiss artist Ante Timmermans at Barbara Seiler. It follows up his performative installation ‘Make a Molehill out of a Mountain (of work)’ at Manifesta 9 in the former coalmine complex Waterschei in Genk, Belgium. The idea that for 65 years, during which the mine was in operation, thousands of miners were fighting a daily battle against a mountain, resulting (visually) in a molehill of coal-waste, reminds of the work of Sisyphus and forms the basis of the installation. ‘Digging a hole to create (at the end) … A Mountain’, this absurdity is inseparably connected with the mining of coal.
first image 'contact lens' by haruka kojin image © designboom the MOT museum of contemporary art tokyo is having an exhibition entitled 'architectural environments for tomorrow - new spatial practices in architecture and art'. the show, a collaboration between yuko hasegawa, the MOT tokyo chief director, and SANAA architects (kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa), looks at the modern interconnectivity between technology, urbanism and the way designers respond and influence our changing global culture.
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Rowena Martinich Rowena Martinich is an abstract expressionist with a difference. While her work is sometimes displayed within the white pristine space of the art gallery, it is more likely to be found in the spaces of the everyday – the shop, the train, the school, the office, the café.
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Artist Statement TAKEDA Asayo began studying art at the age of 23 at Kyoraku Art Institute, and continues her study in abstract painting at Motonaga Sadamasa Studio in Kyoto as a way to refine her concepts of soft, textile sculpture. In 1970, she was an affiliate craftsman for a large company that produces handmade bags and in 1976 she established her own independent studio for the production of fabric sculpture and bags. Early, in her independent career, she was awarded various prizes for her sculptured purses, from established competitions such as Asahi Modern Craft Competition, the Japan Craft Association, Shinbi Craft Association and Takaoka Craft Competition. To wear one of Takeda Asayo’s bags is like carrying around an exquisite piece of sculpture.
Artist Statement TABUCHI Taro was born in 1977 and grew up in Takamatsu City in Kagawa prefecture. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 2000 and has since received multiple awards from Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, Takaoka Craft Exhibition and International Mino Porcelain. Since his days at the university, Tabuchi has been creating sculptures that symbolize the birth of the earth, such as volcanic eruptions. In 2007, he returned to his birthplace, Takamatsu City, and established his own wood fire kiln where he continues to work today. In general, the beauty of porcelain lies in its color, white.