Wood you believe it? The stunning artwork created on burned layers of maple | Mail Online - StumbleUponBy David Baker UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 26 February 2012 The artist behind these stunning pictures must be barking mad to spend months at a time perfecting one piece of art. But Julie Bender is happy to take her time to carve out a career with these unusual but breathtaking pictures.
After successful solo shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Barcelona, along with an impressive installation at Parque Lage in Rio, artist Tofer Chin brings his first show, “Totally,” to New York’s Lu Magnus Gallery . Chin, utilizing a combination of photography, painting, and sculpture, works with a keyhole perspective that draws the viewer in by only seeing a portion of what’s behind, forcing him or her to question their sense of perspective. The lines is his painting “31 White Lines on Black” appear to jump out at you, just as the stalagmites of his sculpture “23 White Stalagmites on White” seem to jut out of the wall. The exhibition, which runs through March 25, is filled with blacks, whites, and neons, is evocative of the 80’s skate culture native to Chin’s Southern California. Using florescent lighting to illuminate the gallery space adds to a warped and distorted sense of perception for his audience, altering the picture plane and adding another dimension to Chin’s works.
Thanks to everyone on our contact list who took part in the mini print sale over the weekend! The next exhibition is firming up, both Ashley Wood and I will be having a show in NY at Jonathan Levine in 2012. Should be great - more info to come! The cluster study is featured in the Sin Issue of the Israeli mag A5 , and cheers to Carpark North for using the White Cosmonaut for their new album cover.