Mark Mawson latest series is called “Aqueous II”. He drops of coloured paint into a tank of water and captures the results on camera. “My favourites in the series are the blue toadstools. It was from my first session in the new series and reminds me of a world in a Dr. Seuss book,” said Mark . Read More…
Trexels is a limited edition print from John Martz and Koyama Press, featuring 235 of Star Trek characters.
The print, an edition of 300, will debut at the MoCCA Festival in New York City, April 9th and 10th, 2011 (I’ll only have 25 of them with me). Following the festival, the majority of the prints will be available for sale here on my site (with a few copies reserved for TCAF and SDCC). In addition to this print, I will also be debuting the Xeric-funded printing of my comic book Heaven All Day, and a new Machine Gum minicomic.
Architecture firm Choi+Shine have received for their concept “Land of Giants” the honorable mention award from Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition as well as Award Winner of 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture. The concept behind Land of Giants is to transform electrical pylons into 150 foot tall statues to ‘walk’ on the Icelandic landscape.
Michael Petermann, a classically trained musician and conductor, has put together an ingenious musical ‘orchestra’ made entirely out of vintage electric appliances. ‘The Stupid Orchestra‘ is made out of mixers, vacuum cleaners and washing machines, all built between 1940 and 1975. Performing every hour on the hour at the MKG Hamburg until April 30th, the orchestra runs on an electronic control system of Petermann’s design, meaning Petermann doesn’t have to conduct his electrical orchestra himself.
Quadratura is a new site-specific light installation by Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena. He projected a perspective grid between two rows of columns and onto the wall behind them, thus creating the illusion of an infinite pathway.
The installation Untitled (Mylar), 2011 by Tara Donovan is on display until April 9th at the Pace Gallery, 545 West 22nd Street. It is a large-scale installation for which she uses sheets of Mylar.
The Mylar sheets with their metallic surfaces are bent into blooming balls and arranged into organic structures of varying heights. The installation relates to Untitled (Mylar) 2010, a work that was part of her 2010 exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
SebastiAn is coming out with his new album called Total later this year and he’s just released the music video for his first single Embody. As always the video is directed by Ed Banger artist extraordinaire So-Me who does an outstanding job with..
Watch it, it’s great.
Designed by YuKwang Kang & Jinsu Cho, the Dreamfly Kite does feature LED lights so that it sparkles in the nighttime.
Just imagine the fantastic scene of an umbrella flying freely with various lights shining like stars. Read More…
It’s fantastic, a kitchen that turns on itself designed by the German artist Zeger Reyers. Everything breaks… And people instead of complaining enjoy it. How important it is, the way we present things?
Felice Varini is a Swiss artist who is known for his geometric Anamorphic Illusions. Anamorphic Illusions are images which only make sense from one view and can only be truely appreciated from a certain vantage point. His pieces range in scale from covering a small area in a room to covering a cityscape.
Varini tends to use simple geometric forms: squares, triangles, ellipses, circles, rectangles, and lines. These forms are usually created in one of the three primary colors: red, blue or yellow, occasionally employing some secondary colors, as well as in black and white. He justifies his choice of simple geometric shapes and basic colors by saying “If you draw a circle on a flat canvas it will always look the same. The drawn circle will retain the flatness of the canvas. This kind of working is very limiting to me, so I project a circle onto spaces, onto walls or mountain sides, and then the circle’s shape is altered naturally because the ‘canvas’ is not flat. A mountain side has curves that affect the circle, and change the circle’s geometry. So, I do not need to portray complicated forms in my paintings. I can just use the simplicity of forms, because the reality out there distorts forms in any case, and creates variations on its own accord.
The streets of Vercorin, a small ski town in Switzerland, were painted by design legends Lang Baumann. The painted streets were intended to be a powerful juxtaposition against the old world feel of the charming town.
L. A. artist Michael Kalish has created an amazing and intricate tribute to the Greatest Of All Time, Mr. Muhammad Alli. For this portrait of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, the artist Michael Kalish uses 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe to construct a 22-foot-high installation that took three years to complete.
The idea for the project came to Kalish as he was falling asleep one night in 2008: an array of custom-made, teardrop-shaped speed bags suspended in midair that, from just one vantage point, align themselves like pixels into an image of Ali’s face. But the LA-based artist, best known for crafting portraits of American icons out of license plates and other found objects—he counts Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger among his collectors—knew he couldn’t construct such a large-scale installation on his own. So he retained architectural firm Oyler Wu to design the structure in which the bags are suspended. (At the unveiling ceremony, Ali will hang the final bag.) Read More…
During controlled demolitions, people come from all over to get photographs at a safe distance, like this awesome photo montage of the chimney demolition at Henninger Brewery in Frankfurt, Germany in 2006. See the rest of this collection of pictures with stories at Chimney Liner Pro.
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