Interview With Paper Artist Fideli Sundqvist I hope everyone had a great weekend! I’m sure you all have been waiting to see our latest interview, at least I am more than pleased to share it. This young lady is from Stockholm, Sweden and currently resides there as a graphic designer and illustrator both in the form of print, product designs and of course, paper! Night visions: Darren Almond's full-moon landscapes At least two guiding spirits hover around To Leave a Light Impression, the new show by British artist Darren Almond at White Cube, Bermondsey. The most obvious is Charles Darwin, in whose footsteps Almond followed to make several of his images. The other is the lesser-known Scottish nature writer, Nan Shepherd, whose book, The Living Mountain, provides the exhibition's epigraph:
Rembrandt Self-portraits in chronological order Self-portraits in chronological order by REMBRANDT It is particularly interesting if the various stages of the creative renewal of an artist can be followed on self-portraits so that the change in style and the change in maturity can be studied simultaneously. Paper Animals By Anna-Wili Highfield « Made In Slant By Eyeswoon, on June 26th, 2012 Wolf, 2012, 70cm x 40cm x 40cm Sydney based artist Anna-Wili Highfield creates sculptures of animals from paper and copper pipe. Taking hand-painted cotton paper, the artist cuts and sews pieces together and then drapes them on copper wire.
Katie Paterson's award-winning Fossil Necklace will fail the test of history A necklace of polished stones hangs in a small darkened room at the Wellcome Collection in London. Its colourful arrangement of rocks is easy on the eye. What's it all about? Outside the viewing chamber is a key to Katie Paterson's artwork Fossil Necklace. Each glittering pebble is actually a polished fossil, and together they amount to a chart of evolution – in the form of a necklace. Interesting. Barnaby Furnas The explosive moment versus painting's innate stillness has been a central concern of Barnaby Furnas's work over the past decade. Drawing on US history and culture, the American artist presents restless, radiant paintings of subjects including Civil War-era battles and high-octane stadium rock gigs, chronicling crescendos of excitement - religious, political, sexual - as they career towards tipping points of uncertain outcome. These are at once brutal and elegant works, bound up with the excesses of the world yet brought into being through the prism of art history. From Cubism's fracturing of the picture plane, through Futurism's attempts to capture movement, via 'blood and guts' outpourings of Abstract Expressionist and the transcendental spaces of colour field painting, Furnas entwines history with art history in provocative combinations of narrative and form. Born in Philadelphia in 1973, Barnaby Furnas lives and works in New York.
Bugs on Book Covers I’m really enjoying this collection of bugs painted on book covers by Bristol-based artist Rose Sanderson. See more and read a brief interview over on Daily DuJour. Paper Art To the Power Of – Jen Stark Paper artist Jen Stark is about to open her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, titled To the Power Of. The exhibition opens today September 28 and takes place at Martha Otero Gallery. Jen Stark’s work is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms cut from paper, wood and other organic materials. Here’s...
15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Luminita Saviuc, Purpose FairyWaking Times Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change.