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Earthworks: Five Artists Sculpt The Landscape

Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Lita Albuquerque

Lita Albuquerque

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

Our planet is a truly magical work of art; complex, multifaceted and textural.  Perhaps this is why Andy Warhol, a name that is unlikely to be associated with this topic, once said, “Land really is the best art.”  Viewed in this simplistic yet profound light, land, or Earth, serves almost as found object in the implementation of Earthworks.  In other instances land becomes the canvas, or the sculptural negative space for installation, or even a foundation and medium to explore sociocultural patterns.

Lita Albuquerque has used the earth and its materials for decades to create ephemeral and spiritually infused work. Her incorporation of performance, photography and installation creates multiple dimensions and lenses to experience our world, our relationship to earth and the stars, as well as their rhythms and cycles.  The images featured here of her project Stellar Axis document an artistic expedition into Antarctica, which was the first and largest ephemeral work created on the continent. The installation of ninety-nine spheres across the icy landscape mimics the pattern of the ninety-nine Antarctic stars above- visually linking Earth to the cosmos.

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Artist Ben Tegel Visits B/D

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Ben holding one of his drawings for "Art Works Every Time"

Have you met Ben? Ben stopped by the Beautiful/Decay headquarters yesterday to drop off work for the upcoming Art Works Every Time exhibit. You may recognize Ben’s style from two of his recent Beautiful/Decay Apparel T-shirt designs: Greetings From New York & Greetings From Los Angeles. Ben’s been busting out some new paparazzi-inspired paintings for the exhibit. I had the pleasure of listening to him chat about his recent explorations and process, and the importance of a high-quality brush. You’ll be able to see all of Ben’s submissions next Saturday, June 12 at the Art Works Every Time opening reception at LA’s Synchronicity Gallery. Check out some more behind-the-scenes shots after the jump. Thanks Ben!

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Nature Themed Graphite Drawings from Nicomi Nix Turner

 

Nicomi Nix Turner draws upon her upbringing in the Pacific Northwest in her Nature themed  graphite illustration works. The delicate graphite lines work nicely with some of Turner’s busy, full-of-life compositions. Beetles, insects, skulls, and girls that look like they’ve spent their whole lives in the forest come together as one. It’s fun to go over these works a couple times trying to uncover every element of their makeup. That quality of  “oneness”, when considered as equal parts subject matter and composition, comes off really strongly. Beautiful stuff. Check out her blog too.

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598_1228364987Calling all creatives and designers- Beautiful/Decay launches its first t-shirt design competition!

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Phil Robson Turns Sneakers Into Clever Insect Designs

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Australian graphic designer Filfury (Phil Robson) is a sneaker freak, and it shows in his latest images. He takes photographic details of bright and colorful sports shoes and re-imagines them as new intriguing shapes. His series of images include different objects such as butterflies, beetles, skulls, bats, body organs and guns. Robson takes the textures, patterns and characteristics form classic sneakers like Adidas Originals Superstar, the Air Jordan 4 Retro, and the Reebok Shaq Attack, and chops them up. Threaded shoelaces become teeth in the jaw of a skull; breathable mesh turn into wings of a dragonfly; the Adidas stripes morph into the wings of a bat; the toes of a sneakers are now the body part of an insect.

After collaborating with many many corporate brands such as Nike Basketball, Adidas, Reebok and Sneaker Pimps, Robson is a pro at creating sharp, modern graphics. He has been featured on many top artist lists, and is definitely a talent to track. You can see more of his streamlined aesthetic here on his Instagram feed. (Via Design Faves)

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The Beautiful/Decay Biannual Subscription Sale Is Here!

 

This holiday season give the gift of creativity to yourself or your loved ones with a subscription to Beautiful/Decay. Not only will you get three gorgeously designed limited edition books but you will gain access to some of the most interesting creatives from around the world via our in-depth interviews and articles. You only have 5 days left before Book 7 ships out so subscribe today!

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BEAUTIFUL/DECAY LAUNCHES NEW APPAREL WEBSITE!

Beautiful/Decay unveils a brand new website:Beautifuldecayapparel.com , dedicated solely to all things B/D Apparel! Due to overwhelming inquiries into the brand, and to further showcase their artists and designs, Beautiful/Decay has created an independent online platform for B/D Apparel.

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Lucia Loiso Photographs Candy As Hypercolor Botanical Specimens

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Photographer Lucia Loiso has a knack for pulling things apart, smashing objects or bending substances in weird ways. He has, in the past, smashed glasses, separated pomegranates, stripped seaweed down, crumpled dead leaves, and squashed petals – all to capture the essence of an object. Her new series Candy is no exception. Loiso has managed to manipulate bits of sweets and candies so that they resemble flowers, leaves and stems. He has twisted, pulled, wrapped and bunched gooey, sticky, shiny candies in numerous ways and placed them on hyper color backgrounds.

Her photographs look like some strange advertisement for the latest Willy Wonka invention from the 50s. Bright orange petals spliced with white ‘veins’ float temptingly on a turquoise backdrop. A trumpet of lilac and cream hover within a blue and pink background. A squiggle of neon blue candy hangs in mid air looking like a 90s computer graphic.

Loiso is managing to pinpoint the thing that makes candy so appealing – the textures, the colors, the viscosity, the sugar. She is effectively capturing his subject in it’s best light, and selling it to us. I for one, want to buy and eat these amazing looking creations – or at least look at them on my wall and enjoy them as eye candy. 

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