Universal Everything / Radiohead – Polyfauna An experimental collaboration between Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Stanley Donwood and Universal Everything The studio was commissioned to develop Polyfauna as a free, exploratory audiovisual app, born out of Radiohead’s The King of Limbs sessions and the sketchbooks of Stanley Donwood. Set to a lunar calendar, the mysterious, immersive app is brought to life through touch and offers a unique and different set of experiences and encounters each time it’s used. A pioneering new collision between digital art and the world of apps, the collaboration sees the creation of abstracted, expanded and exploded versions of audio and visual work by the band.
20 awesome examples of street art If you still need a proof that art can be found anywhere, those awesome examples of great street art should convince you. Camila Leon 17.01.12 by Jeff Drawings by Camila Leon. camilaleon.com Locust Swarm Image, Madagascar October 15, 2014 Photograph by Pete McBride At 16,700 feet and a temperature of minus 20ºF, Jake Norton (right) and Dave Morton eat a quick dinner under moonlight as they prepare to climb the unclimbed Chaukhamba IV looming behind them. Along with photographer Pete McBride, the climbers spent 45 days trekking every mile of the Ganges River. McBride’s source-to-sea expedition, following the length of the Ganges River, was recently featured on our photography blog, Proof. See more pictures and read McBride's dispatch from the start of his journey high in the Himalaya.
Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. How to paint trees, watercolor free lesson Mix a green using yellow ochre and ultramarine. Using the side of the brush, drag it across the rough paper to produce a broken effect, leaving sky holes between the foliage. Add some more ultramarine to darken mix. While the first paint is still wet, apply shadow areas, allowing it to merge, giving soft edges. Allow to dry. Then, using burnt umber, paint in the trunk and add branches that show in the sky holes.
Stik New Mural In London Inspired by the old master paintings in the Dulwich Picture Gallery, British superstar Stik just completed a new mural in Dulwich, South London. Stik painted his version of The Guardian Angel by Marcantonio Francheschini, he will be reinterpreting more of these paintings in his own style on walls and garage doors in Dulwich the week before the Festival. If you are in London, Stik will be leading a walk around his Dulwich pieces on Saturday May 19th at 2.30pm starting at Push Studios, Blackwater Court, Blackwater Street and ending at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Street Art Utopia's Best of 2011 I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011. If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change. More from the list after the jump!
The Silk Vortices of Akiko Ikeuchi (click images for detail) I am thrilled to share with you the work of Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi. Born in Tokyo in 1964, Akiko received a doctorate in painting from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. For over two decades she has been hanging her delicately crafted string sculptures in galleries around Japan, Korea, and New York. The installations are constructed from extremely delicate silk threads, and despite the chaotic appearance of the knotted webs Akiko plans each work as an architect would plan a building with precision blueprints that involve a complex internal framework. The resulting works evoke powerful forces of nature: tornadoes, whirlpools, and perhaps even galaxies themselves.
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming Catalog of an exhibition held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, July 31-September 27, 1981 Topic: Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985 Catalog of the collection at the Palazzo Vernier dei Leoni, Venice Topics: Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Painting, Modern, Sculpture, Modern Catalog of an exhibition sponsored by Exxon Corporation and held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Sept. 12-Nov. 13, 1985 Topics: Exxon Corporation, Art, American, Art, American
We declare the world as our canvas More info. More info. More Banksy on Street Art Utopia. More info. More 3D on Street Art Utopia. sculpture urs twellman: environmental artist Swiss artistUrs P. Twellmann prolifically produces natural forms from organic materials which he often cuts apart and then reassembles to… continue guillermo bert: take public transit Guillermo Bert created this massive butterfly sculpture out of scrap metal automobile doors as a reflection about releasing the individualized… continue street art Montreal artist Roadsworth (previously) continues to make his mark on the streets of Montreal by introducing elements of wildlife and humor onto an asphalt canvas. In his latest pieces we see flocks of geese swooping down tree-lined streets and schools of sardines move with the flow of pedestrian traffic (or end up wedged inside a tin can), unexpected symbols against an urban backdrop. This year marks a decade since Roadsworth was charged with 53 counts of public mischief, after which he received considerable public support and was let go with a slap on the wrist.
Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe Circling Birdies by Cheko, Granada Spain Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing the tally to 10,000, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents (though as of this writing, things are a bit thin on the ground in Africa). Given the temporal realities of outdoor, guerrilla art, pilgrims may arrive to find a blank canvas where graffiti once flourished. (RIP New York City’s 5 Pointz, the “Institute of Higher Burning.”) A major aim of the project is virtual preservation. As with performance art, documentation is key.