maandag 30 juni 2008

Jenny Watson




Jenny Watson’s paintings draw together the complex and humdrum elements of everyday life. Taking her Australian suburban childhood as a main point of departure, the paintings presented in Girls exhibit an uncompromising examination of human nature and a struggle to display a multifaceted, but complete personal identity.
bron: artfactsnet


galerie transit

anna schwartz gallery


zondag 29 juni 2008

Tarantula


A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.
IMDb


Tarantula trailer - 1955 (01:52)
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full movie (1:16:40) - moviesfoundonline


zaterdag 28 juni 2008

Cristóbal León


Cristóbal León, with quite the most disturbing take on the Hansel and Gretel story I’ve ever come across.
This strange & precise, slow moving black and white universe suggests all
sorts of antecedents, from kids’ shoe adverts to Henry Darger to Max Ernst - and yet,
it remains obstinately its own.
via: DVblog


video
Hansel and Gretel (04:11)


Lucía (2007) video 3 min (QT)
by
Niles Atallah, Joaquin Cociña, Cristóbal León


vrijdag 27 juni 2008

Jim Riswold




July 26, 2007, Seattle, WA. –"They don't mind being called monsters, but they sure don't like being called fools." This is Jim Riswold's take on the dictators and demagogues of the world. Mr. Riswold meticulously arranges toy dolls and representations of these tyrants in ludicrous settings and then, with the help of a team of creatives, photographs and produces large, saturated prints. He says in his mission statement at JimRiswold.com: "...we are told not to laugh at these people. Mocking them, laughing at them, satirizing them, we are told, trivializes their crimes. I would argue that only speaking about the Hitler's of the world in deadly serious tones actually pays the fools the reverence they so crave."
bron: Vermillion



augengallery


donderdag 26 juni 2008

Norbert Schwontkowski




Norbert Schwontowski makes his own way between the paths of modernism and postmodernism. He has no need for programmatic statements; he simply paints as if the taboos of moderism had never existed. Rich in associations, his work references a wide array of painterly traditions, including but going beyond those of Romantic and Japanese art. In each of his exhibitions the viewer can sense what it means to have the whole range of artistic techniques at one's disposal.
bron: Kerlin Gallery


Contemporary Fine Arts

Mitchell-Innes & Nash


woensdag 25 juni 2008

Michael Burton




Originally from a fine art background, Michael Burton's practice and interests straddle a space between art and design. I continue to explore this space and carve out a place to discover, observe and explore my central questions and concepts.

The fact that interaction design has no fixed definition, is constantly changing to future scenarios, converges so many disciplines and is questioning and challenging everyday advents is a great attraction for me.
bron:
RCA

Memento Mori In Vitro : Stroke, feed, wash (QT)


dinsdag 24 juni 2008

Silver



Silver is a virtual identity, artist; exists since the year 1994.
It lives and works usualy on address 195.113.80.2. The area of it's interest is computer interactive art, virtual reality, internet art, artificial intelligence and psychedelic aspects of artificial computer reality.
Silver shows it's works at exhibitions of fine arts as well as computer art and Internet since 1994. It was awarded by "Honorary Mention" at Ars Electronica festival in 1996.


Loop 1999 (10:47)
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visitor


maandag 23 juni 2008

Ryan McClelland





Contemporary excesses are laid bare in Ryan McClelland’s sick visual taxidermy of modern life. McClelland presents everyday scenes of low-culture in his cool, stark images of the Zeitgeist.
When confronted by
Ryan McClelland’s narrative prints, what initially strikes the viewer is the pure physicality of the artwork. They occupy a scale more akin to painting than precious printmaking, although use traditional, linoblock techniques. A myriad of stylistic and ideological contradictions present themselves, intending to deride the notion of the fine arts being the exclusive purveyor of good taste. Ryan’s work exudes a punky nihilism and he employs a consciously “primitive” approach to his practise.
bron:
artknowledgenews

forstergallery


zondag 22 juni 2008

Karen Russo



Karen Russo draws parallels with the role of the artist who is seen by her as a manipulator and helpless victim of his or her own ‘internal fire’. With her use of strange or slightly disturbing source materials she transmutes the ordinary into a domain of dark and demonic forces. She has a unique and individual approach which revives Gothic and Surrealist images within a vibrant contemporary context.
bron: delfina


Karen Russo Showreel (10:00)
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dvirgallery

arquebusegalerie


zaterdag 21 juni 2008

Emma Ramey - Study in Threes


Born Raw from suprb on Vimeo.
Study in Threes

Emma Ramey lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is assistant poetry editor for DIAGRAM. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Octopus, Cannibal, Pindeldyboz, Cranky, Sentence and Born Magazine, among others.


vrijdag 20 juni 2008

Andrey Ustinov - "The Mobile Seance"



Performance "THE MOBILE SEANCE" is a direct development of the project "MEDIUM" that started in spring 2001. The project is an experiment of literal realization of the thesis by Marshal MacLuen "the medium is the message". For the first time the project was held together with an artist Jury Popov in Saint Petersburg gallery "Poligon" in the center for culture "Pushkinskaya, 10". Then different artists and enthusiasts had been invited into the gallery. They had to refuse from their own personal messages and become mediums of a TV reality. Then the project started to wander on shops of video equipment of Saint Petersburg and Moscow, carrying out a role of a false-advertising of techniques sold there.
bron: sendung.net


sendung.net -
mob-inter by widerkunst(QT - large file)


donderdag 19 juni 2008

Farhad Moshiri




Farhad Moshiri (Shiraz, Iran) is well known for his ironic interpretations of hybrids between traditional Iranian forms and those of the consumerist and globalized popular culture widespread in his country. Some of the artists best examples of this: his gold leafed sculpture-furniture installations (Super Love Golden Deluxe); his tapestries embroidered with subjects drawn from contemporary mythology; Moshiri's large cracked urn paintings decorated with Farsi script reciting lyrics of overly sentimental popular love songs
bron:
daneyal mahmood gallery

kashya hildebrand


woensdag 18 juni 2008

Jeremy Beaudry




My art practice engages the places I inhabit and traverse through research, projects, collaborations, activism, and teaching. I interrogate the official and unofficial histories, social and political relationships, and spatial practices that are embedded in the constructed meaning of a place. Fundamental to my investigations is an evolving, long-term fascination with memory as a force that establishes my (our) connection to places, particularly urban environments.
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Jeremy Beaudry


dinsdag 17 juni 2008

Christopher Winter




the storybook paintings of Christopher Winter trace a timeless folk-tale narrative involving a young girl and boy playing in a dark forest, complete with some magic mushrooms. The kids frolic, they dream, they enter a realm that is not altogether friendly. A crow picks at a tattered wisp of cloth, the boy sleeps with a snake.
bron: artnet


Art in America, Jan, 2008


 
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