Sunday, October 14, 2012

Crayon photography: Christian Faur

On my last visit to New York city I visited Kim Foster Gallery and saw this Christian Faur exhibition that I found playful, beautiful and full of craftmanship. 
Faur explores the power of the pixel in photography by substituting them by crayons. The result are photographies that end up being sculptures, perhaps giving a step back from the so desired super HD quality photography. I'd love to grab a piece of paper and just rub it in front of one of these and see what happens. For your beautiful trained-to-complete-the-image brain: The art of Christian Faur.

Kim Foster Gallery
Christian Faur

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Cartoon Carnage: Sam Gibbons

This artist based in Baltimore brings together elements taken from human sentiments like lust, greed, corruption, etc and mixes them in a cartoon debauchery that reminds me -in some cases- to the Aztec Calendar and the symbology associated with it. The emphasis on the symmetry creates an interesting psychedelic effect and his illustrations are reminiscent of the early work of cartoon artists. For your fucked up childhood memories: Sam Gibbons' cartoon art.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ephemeral beauty: Myeongbeom Kim

Like taken out from a dream, the work of this korean artist is a mix of surrealism and everyday objects and situations. Nature and manmade objects get together in satiric and playful ways that evoke otherworldly and dreamy scenarios. I wonder what Salvador Dalí or Luis Buñuel would have thought about this. For your gorgeous dreams:  The art of Myeongbeom Kim

 Myeongbeom Kim

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sculptural Drawings - Becoming the object: Tomohiro Inaba

I'm back! Sorry for abandoning my beloved blog! I've been working on my own beautiful things. Anyways, to continue with the thread....I just came across this amazing japanese sculptor who creates beautifully stylized objects that seem like drawings that have come alive as volumes. The movement, the lightness of the images are a great contrast to the weight of the materials. I think that the brain-completing-the-image trick is fantastic as it leaves room for everyone to imagine and fantasize about them. Wish I could see them live but here's a preview I found just googling him. For your beautiful brain: Tomohiro Inaba

Tomohiro Inaba