Chris Kerr uses the fantasy aesthetic of wizards, unicorns, beer cans, and psychedelic swirls; but in his best work Kerr adds a disorienting dose of reality. In the process creating what philosophers might describe as a parallax view. Kant referred to this sort of arrangement of irreconcilable ideas as antimony, the purpose of which is to create a “decisive experiment, which must necessarily expose any error lying hidden in the assumption of reason.” In Kerr’s work, where we see both the hip iconography and reality, something starts to skew inside our heads. It’s a message written in two languages which you already know how to read, but it takes a long time to read them together.
Yoshimasa Tsuchiya’s beautifully delicate creatures are painstakingly carved out of wood and hand painted. Check out the Making page on his site to see the process.
Katy Grannan’s striking portraits. Great interview with her at Dailyserving.com.
Some good ol’ lo-fi stop motion animation courtesy of Power Animal. Watch the full video after the jump.
A bear trap made to catch hipsters. Ironic, funny, and clever.Check out the this and other fun traps such as the Bridge And Tunnel Trap over at Urban Traps.
I’m loving these silhouette photographs by Yuki Onodera. Check out her show in NYC at Yossi Milo Gallery opening April 7th.
Paul Loubet’s illustrations remind me of brightly colored Pinatas full of small treats, fun, mouth watering surprises. The above illustration is my favorite out of the bunch. Would make a nice addition to my collection of artist postcards and prints.
Collaborative artist group L017 uses waste materials and discarded objects to create their work. My favorite pieces are these record jesus works.