Posted in Art
Posted in Art
Candy Chang about her “Before I Die . . . ” Installation:
One month and seven hours of intense stenciling later and it’s up! With a lot of support from old and new friends, I turned the side of an abandoned house in my neighborhood into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and remember what is important to them. Before I Die transforms neglected spaces into constructive ones where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. It turns out this entire process (including obtaining official approval from many entities) has been a great lesson, experience, and project in itself – more on that later. If you’re in New Orleans, stop by the corner of Marigny and Burgundy (900 Marigny Street) to add your thoughts to the wall and see what matters most to your neighbors
If you’re in N.O. you have as of this publishing 2 days to see it before its gone.
Head to Candy’s page, here, for more photos and discussion of the “Before I Die . . . ” Installation.
I ran across Scott Campbell’s work and thought it was definitely worth sharing. The intricacies of the work and the steady hand it must have taken to create them is astounding.Read more
The surrealistic art of Tetsuya Ishida always makes me pleasantly disturbed. His style mixes soft tones with striking and incongruous imagery, that combines the drudgery of everyday life in Japan with his own interpretation of his place in it.
The dour if not expressionless figure in his work are actually of the artist himself. Tetsuya portrays himself throughout his work as both man and machine in what are often depressing and torturous situations.
Striking work, sadly the Tetsuya was killed when he was hit by a train; many believe it was suicide.
So for the past week or so I’ve pretty much done nothing but indulge my geek side. I will not apologize.
The artist has probably one of the coolest names going; Coran Kizer bases his work off of reinterpretations of popular characters across the animated & comic landscape. Pretty dope stuff if you ask me, hopefully he’ll start selling them on the sly.
For the full look at his work check out Coran @ DeviantArt.
I had picked up part 1 of Atlantic Records’ Game Changers series, with four of the artists that I have a deep respect for, B.O.B., Lupe Fiasco, Estelle, and Janelle Monae. So of course I’m posting parts 2 & 3.
Check them out below.
So yeah with this post it becomes obvious I’m a bit of a dork. Always into comics as a kid and every now and then one swings my way, and I’ll snag a few issues or two of, but anyway I ran across this on Behance and thought they were pretty fresh.
From the VISEone:
Here I combine my love of Designertoys and Comics. I use any platform and strip their skin to show what comics appear underneath the surface.
Related to the Comic Theme I often use sculpted elements to fit the theme.
Mixed Media: Apoxy Clay, Collage Technique, Acrylic Paint, Decals
Atlantic Records has put together what could become a fantastic series, Game Changers.
They’ve recently posted part 1 of their sit down with B.O.B, Lupe Fiasco, Estelle, and Janelle Monae. An absolutely rock solid roundtable of artist that are creating genre defying music.
The art collective Carnovsky, consisting of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla have done a series of some of the most interesting pieces I’ve seen in recent memory with their RGB set, which at its zenith is able to transform whole rooms into a intense sensory experience.
They were kind enough to answer a few of my questions, that I hope will be part one of more discussions with the busy pair.
Francesco Rugi: I’m an art historian and I studied in Bologna (Italy) and Silvia is a industrial designer, she studied in Bogotà (Colombia). we met at Domus Academy in Milan, where both graduated in design.
Not really a specific moment, maybe we both have always been interested in art, and in particular in the contaminations between art, design, and other worlds.
Hmm, diificult to answer there are too many…
We don’t think to have a favourite medium to work with, but we are actually really fascinated with all the print techniques, or better, with all the image reproduction techniques, antique and new, and in different media, from tapestry to inkjet… and we also love working with paper and cardboard.
Actually the works that you mentions are previous to RGB. You know, the problem with a website is that you have to keep it update and it takes a lot of time: we have many other works we haven’t yet published, some because we are still working it, others we are just looking for the right way or right time to show.
We start thinking on RGB since two years: RGB come from different inspirations and ideas: experiment with lights and colors, to create surface that could mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus and a reflections on ancient frescos and how it could be possible to make stuff like that in the present time, and so we came up with the wallpapers that for us is not only home decoration but at the same time should refers to narrative and paintings. It takes lot of time to develop the graphic language of RGB either in terms of research of the sources that we use either in terms of design process.
We really love to work with musicians and do graphics design in the field of music like CD cover. We think this is a field where you have a lot of freedom to experiment which is difficult to find when you do graphic design for big companies. In the specific case of the 3/4 we are good friends with the band, and also big fans of their music, so we are always happy when we have the possibility to create some artwork for them.
The Carnovsky RGB wallpaper has a full fledged exhibit at the Johanssen Gallery at Direktorenhaus in Berlin running until February 11, 2011. When I first came across these, I thought they were an great combination of imagination and execution, apparently the Johanssen Gallery felt the same way.
Carnovsky‘s studio has add further pieces to their collection in the form of what appear to be 10×10 ‘postcard’ pieces, which are a nice addition, if one is overwhelmed by the color and activity of the full scale wallpaper pieces.
Photos by Alvise Vivenza.