Photo portrait is not my thing, but I must admit that with Photographer Lee Jeffries, is quite different. Lee has come to capture true emotions one lived, a body language that runs through the image. UK based photographer uses homeless people as his primary subjects and shines light, so to speak, on the artistic beauty in a group of people so often cast aside by society.
Fabrica Doping Thrower presents an art installation devised and executed by the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo at the Dray Walk Gallery (the Old Truman Brewery) in the heart of London.
The sculpture was inspired by the Discobolus (the discus thrower), the famous statue by Myron, from around 445 B.C., which is a symbol of the passion for the Olympic Games and of the cult of human physical perfection. The Doping Thrower is completely smothered in hundreds of multicolour capsules, phials and tablets and even a drip feed.
It invites us to reflect on the habit of using and abusing drug-based substances and treatments to improve an athlete’s performance by artificial means. It should also be seen as a criticism of the anti-doping system which often, in the name of economic power, does fully not safeguard the health of athletes. This deviation from the concept of fair play is unsportsmanlike and dangerously widespread amongst young amateur or occasional athletes who take seriously health-threatening drugs despite having a perfectly healthy body.
The installation can be seen until 6 August (11:00 – 19:00).
RedBall Project, is a traveling public art project that has taken place in Abu Dhabi, Taipei, Perth, England, Barcelona, St. Louis, Korea, Portland, Sydney, Arizona, Chicago,Toronto, and London. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us. On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it.
Montreal-based’ Moment Factory,’has projected Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall crumbling to the ground. The show called ‘Duality’ is meant to be an expression of the dual nature of Atlantic City’s personality.
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Annie Cavanagh & David McCarthy won the ‘Wellcome Image Awards’ with their photograph titled ‘Caffeine Crystals.’
The ‘Wellcome Image Awards‘ reward the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images among recent acquisitions to Wellcome Images, as chosen by a panel of judges.
Caffeine is a bitter, crystalline xanthine alkaloid that acts as a stimulant drug. In plants, caffeine functions as a defence mechanism. Found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves and fruit of some plants, caffeine acts as a natural pesticide that paralyses and kills certain insects feeding on the plant. The main crystals of caffeine were 400-500 microns long; however, this crystal group formed on the end of the larger crystal and measures around 40 microns in length.
The famous Belgian photographer Serge Anton has realized this fantastic series photo on beards and mustaches. This series of photo is a magnificent work that highlights the cut of mustache and beard but also material and texture.
Check out his website: +Serge Anton
Young designer American Brad Ascalon has designed ‘The Dream,’ an installation presented at the New York Design Week 2012. A reflection on codes and symbols of American life, between success and life in the suburbs. The house, although his property bounded by pristine white picket fences, a dream for most Americans. Brad Ascalon here decides to literally bend the fence, until completely reversed, reinforced by the high contrast black / white. This installation was part of the Gallery R’ Pure exhibit that had ten renowned US artists reexamine symbols that are part of the American mythos.
The city of São Paulo, Brazil created an innovative arts project involving 100 artists to participate in decorating and painting 100 public telephone booths around the city. The project entitled Call Parade has already hit the streets of Sao Paulo.
Vivid LIVE has commissioned multi-award winning German design collective URBANSCREEN to create a new projected artwork, transforming Sydney Opera House with their reinterpretation of the sails – Vivid LIVE’s most public event.
URBANSCREEN have taken the art of light projection, video mapping and motion graphics to extraordinary heights in their many large scale installations, including commissions from major art galleries, international festivals and opera companies.
Designer and art director Mengyu Chen has been creating and making art the whole time through her college years. She was into grafitti art, comic books, and surrealism. When she went to America and got her MFA in illustration, Menguy discovered a true passion creating whimsical images that involved psychological minds and issues in this world.
Watch this very poetic video by skater Joe Pease made only with his shadow. The title is a reference to Peter Pan.
“It is not uncommon for children to play with their shadows or to imagine that they are tangible. However, in order to grow up, children must leave behind this fantasy…no one ever fully grows up. Instead, growing up is a process that continues throughout life.”
Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
The Principals, a studio focuses on industrial design, interactive environments and the influence of new technologies on traditional craftsmanship sent us their latest project: ‘Cosmic Quilt,’ a quilt suspended from on the ceiling, that interacts with users as they approach. Cosmic Quilt was created with the help of 20 students from the Art Institute of New York, a prototype combining technology, sensors, micro controllers and motors, with traditional craft in the form of quilt making.
The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. This super green street art is made by cleaning rather than adding on.
A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it as the backdrop for his latest work. Using a hand-held pressure washer, he etched his designs into the moss and algae. With this is graphic art via cleaning, no chemicals, paint or cleaning agents were used at all.
“More and more, we are dictated by technology. That intrigues me. And so do the cities we live in. That’s why I populate my drawings with humanoids – robots with a human shape – and cyborgs – physical merges of man and machine.”
This Printer fountain created by Koei Industry located at the Osaka Station City in a shopping mall shows a digital-style time readout, spitting out numbers three times, as well as scrolling patterns including floral motifs in 2D. Read More…
British artists Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey recently transformed a landmark church in South East London by covering the interior in a layer of living grass. Their artwork makes explicit connections with urban political ecologies by highlighting the temporal nature of processes of growth and decay in sites of architectural and ecological interest as well as contemporary art galleries and museums worldwide. The project is organized by the The London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). You can see it for yourself in Dilston Grove’s Clare College Mission Church, South London.
Sergei Tschoban and Sergey Kuznetsov, partners of the Moscow based architecture studio SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov. As part of this year’s Interni Legacy event at the Università Statale in Milan,
A stainless steel sphere, completely smooth and reflecting, features an LED system to create the image of a huge human eyeball that rotates to look to the sky as well as at visitors, or at visitors, or at the ground, changing the color of the iris and the size of the pupil. Inside the eye, there are images of monuments of the Russian avant-garde, which now lie abandoned: a strong message about the need to conserve our history and cultural legacy. Read More…
Korean photographer Lee Eunyeol creates beautiful nighttime scenes by installing lights in various landscapes that appear as if the night sky was flipped upside down with glowing stars and planets nested inside tall grass or between deep earthen cracks. Eunyeol will be showing this series of photos at the Gana Art Space in Seoul starting this week.