The Vincent van Gogh Gallery The Humorous Art of Bent Objects by Terry Border Terry Border takes objects from everyday life and turns them into humorous art. For years now, this unassuming photographer-sculptor has worked with snack foods, office supplies, toys, and other items to create evocative and bizarre scenes. Here are some of my favorite "Bent Objects." Patricia Piccinini Le terme «monstrueux» qualifie quelque chose qui effraie, qui fait sortir l’ordinaire de ses gonds, en s’écartant d’une norme établie. Le Petit Robert nous renseigne et définit le terme comme suit : «qui choque extrêmement la raison, la morale». Mais le monstre c’est également cet être choquant que l’on exhibe, que l’on montre. De monstruosité et de monstration, il en est question dans l’oeuvre de la plasticienne australienne Patricia Piccinini, née à Freetown (Sierra Leone) en 1965. Les sculptures hyperréalistes, faites de silicone, de matériaux plastiques ou organiques — poils d’humains ou d’animaux — rendent une forme de vie différente de celle proposée par Ron Mueck ou Duane Hanson. Le travail de l’artiste, qui n’a de cesse de questionner le vivant et sa représentation, fait partie de la collection de Thomas Olbricht dont un échantillon est actuellement visible dans les espaces d’expositions de la Maison Rouge. Patricia Piccinini, The Comforter, 2010 ©
LARRY CLARK | Marfa Girl (2012) | LARRYCLARK.COM HUMUMENT.COM - The Official Site of A HUMUMENT by Tom Phillips Introduction Fifth edition 2012 A Humument started life towards noon on November 5th (Guy Fawkes Day) 1966 at a propitious place. Austin's Furniture Repository stood on Peckham Rye where William Blake saw his first angels and which Van Gogh must have passed once or twice on his way to Lewisham. As usual on a Saturday morning Ron Kitaj and I were prowling the huge warehouse in search of bargains. It turned out to be a novel by someone that neither I nor my even more bookish companion had heard of, W. Like most projects that end up lasting a lifetime this had its germ in idle play at what then seemed to be the fringe of my activities. Once I had got my prize home I was excited to find that page after randomly opened page revealed that I had indeed stumbled upon a treasure. It was while I was experimenting with ways of combining pages that the book's christening took place; again by a chance discovery. By 1973 I had worked every page. - Tom Phillips
weff loff 'ASCII Erika' is an investigation of the materiality of computer code. Or, at least how we see code, now in 2014. The project consist of a modified German typewriter – the portable Erika 2 (1923), and its written output. The Erika is modified in the way that its original typebars has been replaced with ASCII characters - produced with high resolution 3d printed steel parts. Accordingly, graphics on the keyboard layout has also been altered. This allows the Erika to write code. The intent behind this somewhat contradictory revamp is twofold; First of all, the striking contrast between the digital language and the archaic analog device it has been written on. Notes and references: ASCII Erika’s output text is for many characters vertically offset, unclear, or even illegible.
Les monstres de Patricia Piccinini Patricia Piccinini est une artiste australienne qui réalise des sculptures de monstres à l’aspect réel. [Via] Larry Clark's photographs This site is dedicated to the photographic work of Larry Clark. It attempts to collect comprehensively photographs and collages by Larry Clark and books devoted to him or where his work is treated, explained. The photobooks by Larry Clark are: Tulsa, Teenage Lust, 1992, The Perfect Childhood, Punk Picasso. You can contact the team by sending an email to email@example.com. The idea of this site is to be a place of exchange: If you have photos, texts, links to complete the site, you can send them by email. For all the photos reproductions : Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and Simon Lee Gallery, London Updates :