Beijing-based activist-critic-curator-artist Ai Weiwei has survived internal bleeding just last year from police brutality for uncovering scandals circling the Sichuan earthquake student casualties (but really, China isn’t that scary, until you try to do something they don’t like), and unveiled his new installation at the Tate Modern. Entitled “Sunflower Seeds,” the piece is a corner to corner spread of porcelain sunflower seeds all individually hand-fired hand-painted, and all one of a kind. View the rest of the post to see the installation along with other works by Ai Weiwei.
Sydney-based illustrator, Jirat Patradoon, creates strong, masculine, and drama-packed illustrations of masked protagonists inside an almost comic book-like world. He recently featured his work at a solo show in the Sydney-based Boutwell Draper Gallery, and has made an appearance in our new Beautiful/Decay Book 4.
Michael Carbonaro creates really tight paintings that embody themes of horror and demons! Check out some more of his work after the jump!
Australian born photographer David Jo Bradley documents the human condition in his photographs. I am really digging his work. Here are some photographs from his 2010 project on Mali, Africa.
Experience the geometrically pleasing sensation that is Brandon Jan Blommaert’s gif images. His new collection of moving imagery is not only stunning but hypnotic, too. I just lost 10 minutes of work!
Robots is a new London-based artist collective specializing in site specific public art. Their gigantic sculptures are composed of really just trash. Reclaimed and recycled wood, old furniture people throw away – really taking the phrase, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to heart. The New York Times even wrote an article about them. If you would like to learn more about Robot, check out their short documentary where the film follow this group during their build at the 2010 Secret Garden Party Festival.
I am really enjoying Cuban artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada’s work. Each surface he creates a painting on is at least 150 years old!