Cross Road Blues - Photographs by Oli Kellett. The pervasive beauty of street photography lies in its ability to frame our disregarded surroundings as centre stage during a lively performance.
Everyday passersby become the lead and supporting roles in a relatable screenplay about daily life, freezing interesting candid moments into a set of narrative stills that might have otherwise gone overlooked. [NSFW] Guro: The Erotic Horror Art of Japanese Rebellion. The timelapse videos that show how beauty as we know it is a lie. Many of the images we see in glossy magazines and adverts are retouched.
That's something most people know intellectually, but it is not always something that comes to mind when looking at them. These behind-the-scenes videos, highlighted by PetaPixel, make that very, very obvious. Spotlight #17: Daniele Valeriani on his dark digital work - Bleaq. I’m a big movie fan, two of my favorite genres being horror and sci-fi.
So you can imagine I’m over the moon with classics in which these two meet, for instance the fantastic Alien films (well, they weren’t all great, but you get my point). One thing that makes these films stand out is the gorgeous set and creature design, done by the late H. R. Jeff Wall: 'I'm haunted by the idea that my photography was all a big mistake' “In my time, I’ve been accused of being afraid to go out into the world to take pictures, like a so-called ‘real’ photographer does,” Jeff Wall tells me, smiling.
“And I’ve been accused of making art with a capital A – as if that, too, was a crime.” Walking around his big, bright new exhibition at the Marian Goodman Gallery in London, it is hard to see why these suspicions of Wall’s elaborately staged images still linger, 37 years after they first went on show. In 1978, he exhibited The Destroyed Room in the window of the Nova Gallery in his home town Vancouver. Inspired by Delacroix’s painting The Death of Sardanapalus (1827), it showed a spectacularly dishevelled bedroom that was like the scene of a violent row or a crime, with clothes scattered everywhere and the furniture, doors and walls destroyed. We Thought These People Looked Weird. A Closer Look Left Us Absolutely Speechless. January 6, 2014 in Art, Body Art, Carving, Installation, Painting, People, Realism, Sculpture OK well the title of this blog is a little misleading as we’ve known about Australian ex-pat Ron Mueck‘s works for some time and have been speechless every time we’ve had the opportunity to see them in “the flesh”.
Ron continues to amaze with his sculptures. He used to be a model maker and puppeteer for television and films (for example, he created Ludo the gentle giant in Labyrinth). Optical Float Paintings Suspended in Layers of Glass by Wilfried Grootens. Artist Wilfried Grootens paints extraordinary figures comprised of dots and tendrils sandwiched between dozens of laminate glass layers.
These strangely precise optical float paintings take on the form of some fantastic microscopic creatures and are sometimes reminiscent of the photos depicting the milliseconds before a nuclear explosion. The design of each cube is so precise, the thin layers of paint appear to completely vanish when viewed from a side angle. At the age of 15 Grootens first apprenticed as a glass painter at the Derix Company in Germany where he learned to restore antique stained glass windows. Four years later he left on a near decade-long adventure to travel the world, play music, and experience the cultures of Asia and South America before eventually returning to his work with glass. The 1950s Space Age style known as Googie lives on forever.
Ben Ridgway's Animations are the Closest Thing to a LSD Experience. With his work, university professor and artist Ben Ridgway invites viewers to make personal connections to the audio and visual without relying on narrative or spoken language.
His animations are hypnotic explorations of nature and mechanics that take viewers on a journey that is hard to describe. We caught up with Ben for some insight on his wonderful art. How do you hope to affect the viewer with your animation pieces? When someone watches my films I hope it invokes a sense of awe and personal connection to the abstract worlds I present. Does the blockchain lead to more transparency? @Aram Bartholl, "Point Of View", 2015 Copyright has been a relevant topic since the development of the printing press.
It grants the author the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, and sell the content and form of intellectual property. The copy & paste mentality of the Internet user brought chaos to the system. Blockchain technology should now manage the author and marketing rights in a way that is more transparent, completely free of Bitcoin and monetary background. The idea had its origin in the art scene. The Internet is a space without horizons or frontiers.
AD: Alain, you are collector of digital art since many years. These 93 Google Street View Pictures Are Hilarious. The street view on Google Maps is a great feature, especially for checking out places you've never been before.
Sometimes though, Google inadvertently captures some candid, hilarious, and/or beautiful pictures of the spots they're mapping. Just imagine checking out a new place on street view and seeing one of these 93 pictures. Wait until you get to #11. Vertical Panoramic Photographs of New York Churches by Richard Silver. Church of St.
Vincent Ferrer Richard Silver (previously) has a unique way of looking at architecture, building composite photographs from several images that seamlessly reveal a structure’s interior. His new series captures the insides of New York churches, and are perfectly timed for the Pope’s impending arrival on U.S. soil. Disturbing Animal Sculptures Inspired By The Darkest Human Emotions. Beth Cavener encases human emotions in forest animal forms. These sculpture are made from stoneware on various metal frames. Cavener creates these animals in forms all too human, to “embody the consequences of human fear, apathy, aggression, and misunderstanding”. She strips human psychological expression of context and shows them in uncanny detail. “I want to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human.”
Cavener writes on her website. The Strange Beauty of Soviet Bus Stops. Alex Garant’s Double-Eyed Oil Paintings. Canadian artist Alex Garant paints realistic portraits that capture her subjects in multiples. Using traditional portrait techniques, her oil paintings combine graphic design elements with abstraction in great detail. Looking at her work is like getting lost in an optical illusion, where colorful patterns are key to holding the composition together. Among her stylistic inspirations, she credits early ink printing, Pop surrealism, Baroque tapestries and themes found in retro kitsch. Journalist Spends Four Years Traversing India to Document Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear. Across India an entire category of architecture is slowly crumbling into obscurity, and you’ve probably never even heard it. Such was the case 30 years ago when Chicago journalist Victoria Lautman made her first trip to the country and discovered the impressive structures called stepwells.
Like gates to the underworld, the massive subterranean temples were designed as a primary way to access the water table in regions where the climate vacillates between swelteringly dry during most months, with a few weeks of torrential monsoons in the spring. India’s Forgotten Stepwells. India's Forgotten Stepwells It’s hard to imagine an entire category of architecture slipping off history’s grid, and yet that seems to be the case with India’s incomparable stepwells.
Never heard of ‘em? Don’t fret, you’re not alone: millions of tourists – and any number of locals - lured to the subcontinent’s palaces, forts, tombs, and temples are oblivious to these centuries-old water-structures that can even be found hiding-in-plain-sight close to thronged destinations like Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi or Agra’s Taj Mahal. But now, India’s burgeoning water crisis might lead to redemption for at least some of these subterranean edifices, which are being re-evaluated for their ability to collect and store water. With any luck, tourist itineraries will also start incorporating what are otherwise an “endangered species” of the architecture world. Learn more about these stepwells' curious histories, after the break... Beautiful Depravity: The Art of Toshio Saeki. Takato Yamamoto's "Heisei Estheticism" The erotic horror art of Toshio Saeki. The erotic horror art of Toshio Saeki It might not be entirely accurate to describe Toshio Saeki’s work as proper “porn,” but his nightmarish prints (created using a modernized version of a traditional Japanese woodcut technique) are certainly erotica.
Saeki actually quit his job at a Tokyo ad agency at the age of 24 and started working at men’s magazines. His art developed a following during the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and by the time his horror erotica was first published in 1970, older genres of Japanese pulp—like Ero Guro Nansensu (“erotic, grotesque, nonsense”)—were getting popular again. MICHAEL WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY. All images copyright michael wolf. The First Underwater Photo Shoot Happened 77 Years Ago - Bokeh by DigitalRev. Welsh Taxi Driver Photographs His Diverse Passengers.
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