The audiovisual installation titled Isotope v.2 was created Nonotak – an art duo made up of Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto. Light projections are projected on and through a box approximately thirteen feet on each side. Accompanied by sound the projection begins rather subdued. Low drones match lights moving and changing slowly. Soon, however, the light and sound seems to quicken its pace, become glitchy, even aggressive. Watch the video after the jump to see the Isotope v.2 in action. The installation is a reference and response to Fukushima and its now infamous power plant. Following the tragic 2011 earthquake control over the Fukushima power plant quickly deteriorated. Using this as a metaphor for the human relationship with nuclear energy, the installation creates a type of immaterial prison. Walls of light surround the visitors becoming ever more imposing as the projection progresses.
French artist Michael Schouflikir’s work revolves the daily struggles we have with technology & modern human condition. Basically, the condition of our machines and nature that becomes more and more machine-like. We’re beat out and attacked by overgrown plants, take escalators towards our certain future of decapitation, and develop USB flash drives as bones. But don’t we kind of like it?
It seems like everyone is into collage these days and Geoff J. Kim is no exception. His playful and surreal collages place figures in distant yet familiar situations and lands where everything is not what it seems.
Hilarious and ingenius Christmas sleaze, mess and raunch to counteract the bloated saccharine tin carols and pop-punk remixes of all those festive songs you hate. “Stick that chocolate Santa up your butt!” proclaims PauL McCarthy, and ya can’t help but love him for it.
You may remember Michelle Matson from the second season of Bravo TV’s Work Of Art reality series. Most of the artists work on the show was mild at best but I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon Matson’s website recently while following a never ending path of artist website links.
Created out of thousands of cut pieces of paper, lots of glue, and a dose of comedy, Matson’s grotesque figures are busy shooting chains out of their behinds, having their faces melt off, hoarding animals, and hanging off disco balls in the club during a very complicated dance move. All these works and more can be seen after the jump.
Giuseppe Penone is an Italian artist and a member of the Arte Povera group who is interested in forming a connection between man and nature. In fact, his work mostly relies on the fact that ultimately, the two are inseparable. Formally, his work relies on the play between gestures and the imprint, the play of light and shadow, and textures and surfaces.
Ever interested in incorporating unusual materials into his works, which are also usually created untraditionally, Penone largely focuses on the boundaries between art and nature and the interdependence among all organic life forms. For an installation at the Tate he carved out wood to reveal its past, allowing the tree to return to a form it had in an earlier stage of growth. In other instances, Penone will cast tree forms in bronze, choosing the medium because its chroma and characteristics liken themselves to those of the bark of a tree. For another project Penone discovered an ancient vase with its maker’s fingerprints still intact. He transferred images from one surface to another to create a series of bronze vessels that mingled his own fingerprints with those from the past.
Most recently Penone’s work can been seen at Versailles. The installation demonstrates Penone’s dedication to wood, stone, marble, bronze and other materials the artist feels have an essence. “What interests me,” says Penone, “is when the work of man starts to become nature.”
Cody Hoyt titled his website ART, and with a wide selection of silkscreen, photo lithography, and etching mixed media projects, as well as siiiiiick album covers and posters, I can’t say it’s an inappropriate title.
Are you the type of person that’s into color? You’ll probably like this.
Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe creates textile installations that manifest themselves as floating gradients of bright color. Like a Post-industrial textile manufacturer with Maya Hayuk sensibilities, Dawe quietly brightens the world one work at a time. See more Plexus installs after the jump. (via)