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Pseudo Nippon in Cosmic Evan

 

Video and performance artist Kevin Gaffney directed this trippy music video for a Japanese popstar figure Pseudo Nippon that is almost all equal parts Snoop Dog’s “Sexual Seduction”, Gunther’s “Ding Dong Song” and “Vermillion Pleasure Night” (sort of a Japanese version of MadTV or Saturday Night Live… but more fantastical). Feel free to Google any of these listed, you won’t be disappointed.

 

I think I heard Pseudo Nippon sing this chorus in his song: “If you want war, I’ll eat your family. If you want peace I’ll still eat your family”….ummm…epic!!

 

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Anatomically Correct Paintings Reveal The Beauty Underneath

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Danny Quirk creates elaborate and accurate anatomical paintings using the human body as a canvas or the subject of canvas paintings. After the frustration of facing rejections from multiple medical schools, Quirk decided to combine three things he loves – anatomy, art, and education – using this very direct approach. He seeks to change the creepy or morbid perception of the body’s anatomy by revealing its delicate beauty. “Having spent time working with cadavers and creating illustrations for medical publications, I got to experience first hand just how complex yet delicate the body is, wonderfully illustrating beauty is more than skin deep.”

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Sculptures On Colonialism And Globalization By Yinka Shonibare, MBE

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The work of Yinka Shonibare, MBE is filled with the complexity and ambiguity that make art endlessly exciting.  Born in London, Shonibare moved to Nigeria when he was three years old and later returned to London to attend college.  In a way, his work reflects this personal dynamic between Europe and Africa.  However, Shonibare’s work makes it clear that his scope is much larger than that.  He skillfully blends traditional textiles, costume, and symbolism from various European and African cultures and times.  Through his distinctive work, Shonibare has a way of exploring issues of colonialism in an increasingly shrinking world without taking away any of its complexity.  Thus, his work doesn’t inspire political reactionism, but rather sincere thought and deep consideration.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Wolfgang Tillmans

 

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.

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Mark Moore Gallery & B/D Present: 2ND Fridays!- Tonight!

 

Join Mark Moore Gallery and Beautiful/Decay tonight for “Second Fridays” Summer Screening Series! Each screening will be a free evening of animated featurettes, music videos, reels and video excerpts hand-picked by MMG artists, plus live DJs, refreshments and food trucks.

For the first installment of “Second Fridays,” Mark Moore Gallery artist Allison Schulnik has curated eight short films that reflect or influence her own practice, including works by Suzann Pitt, Yuri Norstein and Bruce Bickford among others. Focusing on experimental animation – which she originally received her degree in – Schulnik has selected a combination of both clay, stop-motion and traditional cell animated videos.

 

Mark Moore Gallery
June 10th, 8-10pm
5790 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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Olivia Locher

Olivia Locher might just be 21 years old but her photography has a level of sophistication that you don’t often see at such a young age. Creating layered and complex narratives Olivia takes us on a surreal journey where young girls are stacked in corners like dolls, marshmallows are stuffed down your pants, and pretty girls and pretty flowers are wrapped in plastic to keep them beautiful for eternity.

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B/D Best of 2010 – iri5

3863413680_f0412955b4 iri5, or Erika Iris Simmons, is an atlanta based artist who uses cassette and video tapes to create amazing pieces of art.

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Bill FitzGibbons’s Technicolor Underpass Installation

Using two underpasses at Commerce Street and Houston Street Installation artist Bill FitzGibbons’ Light Channels illuminates a visual barrier between San Antonio’s Convention Center and a shopping center that had minimal foot traffic with a neon hyperspectrum of light.  Light Channels encourages visitors to cross under the highway, through the barrier, opening a new flow of customers moving through the usually dark and uninviting underpass. (via)

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