A fantastic short video for the British Art Show of world renowned photographer Wolfgang Tillmans discussing abstract photography and its relationship to the history of painting. Watch the full video after the jump.
Today is your lucky day if you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a brothel looks like. Photographer Jasper White takes us on an intimate tour of brothels where colored lights are king and mundane things like paper towels, bed sheets, and body lotions turn into charged objects that take your imagination down a dark and erie path.
Paul Ripke’s eerie photographs of adult kids with baby adults will have you taking a double take and trying to figure out how these seamless and arresting images were created .
London based Vicky Wright’s lush abstract paintings literally pour out of the frame and towards the viewer.
There’s a pretty great pair of painting shows on the Lower East Side in NYC at Dodge Gallery. Ted Gahl is in the front room with his cryptic, interpretive and symbolic paintings. I was drawing with him once, and he drew something that looked like a mysterious jelly bean, using a marker on construction paper. I was curious so I asked Ted what it was, and told me it was a car mirror reflecting the driver. Go Figure is group show curated by Eddie Martinez, and it has a bunch of artists that have appeared on Beautiful/Decay’s website and in the book series. There is some very choice work too, it’s interesting to see the work together as well. After the jump you can see work by Allison Schulnik, Erik Parker, Jamison Brosseau, and Jose Lerma. Both shows are up until November 13th.
Ashley Zelinskie is making art for computers. I admit when she told me about it, I was a little freaked out. Basically, she constructs three-dimensional sculpture on the computer, then has it printed in three-dimensions. It consists of a form humans understand, like a chair, and a code computers can understand too. Zelinskie also makes “paintings” which consist of a series of numbers, after the jump you can see Van Gogh’s Starry Night recoded for artificial intelligence.
A nice short documentary on Cleveland artist Amy Casey. Hear Amy talk about her inspirations, references, and watch her work in her intimate sized studio. Watch the full documentary after the jump.
Naked bodies tangle, wrestle, push, and pull in the paintings of Sigurd Wendland.