domingo, 1 de mayo de 2011
Artist and Central Saint Martins graduate Nick Gentry creates recycled art with obsolete media storage as his medium. After assembling canvases by puzzling together floppy disks with all kinds of different data, he paints portraits of over them.
“The floppy disk stands firm and lives on as a metaphor for the increasing pace of the modern life cycle, mass production and the throwaway culture of today.”
The original series first launched on Oct. 2, 1959, and it led viewers into another dimension of space and time, full of time travelers, apocalyptic scenarios and other worldly cultures (that often-times weren’t as friendly as E.T.) Controversial topics like race relations, prejudice and questioning cultural norms were often addressed in episodes, with “the stranger,” aliens or demons standing in for oppressed groups. After five years and 156 episodes, the series ended.
The subjects in his paintings are often reflection, direct subject matter or experimental. Chris gallery features imagery often from dreams, but primarily focuses on the human figure. Perhaps the one thing we'll never figure out, inside or out.
There is never enough time or effort or vision to make sure things are fixed. We must suppose they are (or were) somewhere here, in the vicinity of the place we are (or were) standing, in the present continuous, within the limits of what we are ready to appreciate. I can hardly imagine a memory that has no stills. The trick is in admiring the thing the trick tricks you into believing, while knowing the trick.
Ghosts : the need for accompanied presence.
Through a process of self-portraiture, Klousch studies herself, resulting in the paradox of thesis vs. antithesis, where by she becomes both subject and object of her investigation.
When Joy grows up shes going to move as far away from this farm and these chickens as she can, shes going to be a city girl. Joy is completly hand sculpted and painted in acrylics, pastels and artists pencils. Her clothing is made from found and vintage fabrics that have been hand stitched. I finishe all the pieces completely including her little panties underneath her dress. She measures approx 10" tall and is completely pose-able.
I tend to see fear as two little people having an argument within my mind. One of them is positive, the other one is negative but in the end I am both of them. I am aware of how much I can influence their argument, it all depends on my own personal choice of whom I am going to support and let win. This piece in the photos is a representation of this idea, (Elsa Mora)
Using a combination of free-form, calligraphic markings and urban graffiti, Parla has recreated the sense of excitement, danger, and vibrancy inherent in city living. He has managed to capture both a sense of history and a feeling of modern edge at the same time.
Mark Ryden is an amazing illustrator who is a combination of hieronymus bosch and the big eyed paintings of the past. A little cute, a little creepy.
Atsushi Suwa was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1967, and received a master’s degree from Musashino Art University in 1992. He took up residence in Spain in 1994 as an overseas art schlorship under a program of Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs.