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Greg Stimac’s Mow the Lawn

Greg Stimac‘s mowing the lawn series could easily become a classic postcard set. Anywhere in America, someone has to mow the lawn.

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Big name + plinth = works of art?

 

 

Wolfgang Tillman's plinth

Wolfgang Tillmans' plinth

 

Graphic designer Peter Saville has designed a white cardboard, flatpack plinth, for sale in a limited edition of 200, the idea being that in today’s age of ‘culture for the masses’ we’re all entitled to choose what merits artistic status.

 

The exhibition showcases the plinths with ‘work’ by a selection of Saville’s peers and friends including Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thomas Demand, Gavin Turk and Jarvis Cocker, each allowed to place whatever they wish on their plinth. The results vary from the sublime (Douglas Gordon’s pile of ash atop a charred plinth) to the inflated (Cerith Wyn Evans’ helium balloon).

 

 

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Shoplifter’s Imaginary Entourage Sculptures

Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir (also known as Shoplifter) created a playful inanimate entourage.  Her series Imaginary Friends is composed of a number of various sculptures which seem to each vaguely resemble a person.  The Friends appear to be sparsely constructed and made of familiar materials.  It is intriguing for how well they imply human figures considering the little they use.  Imagining a unique personality for each piece isn’t difficult.  Arnardottir also seems to touching on the way identity is expressed in personal adornment and dress.

Really, much of Arnardottir’s work tip-toes between fashion and art.  In fact, her familiarity with style and design has garnered her collaborations with several magazines.  Arnardottir’s art, however, has teamed her up with some especially high-profile creatives such as legendary musician Bjork and super-artists Assum Vivid Astro Focus.

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Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman

Wow wow wow, Richard Coleman’s work leans towards the magically mysterious, while exhibiting complex combinations of color and form. He’s part of an impressive list of artists included in the very first show at THIS Gallery which opened this weekend in Los Angeles, so if you are in town go check it out!

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Awesome Video Of The Day: You Fade To Light

In 2009, Random International was commissioned by the Philips Lumiblade team to create an interactive light installation. “You Fade To Light” captures the unique qualities inherent to their revolutionary new OLEDs.

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Framix – The Mistake

Framix5French artist Framix released a short film/music video called “The Mistake”, a wild west adventure with bunnies, pterodactyls, and giant tarantulas and iguanas. The animation starts with epic composite landscapes and by the end becomes a neon video game inspired fantasy world.

Enjoy the full 11 minute short at their site.

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Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Andreas Laszlo Konrath‘s beautiful photographs of youth gone wild.

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Yoan Capote’s Landscapes Made Of Thousands Of Fishhooks Illustrate The Complexities Of Life In Cuba

Yoan Capote - Painting

Yoan Capote - Painting

Yoan Capote - Painting

Yoan Capote - Painting

Cuba’s 3,570 mile coastline, nestled in the Caribbean Ocean has seen everything from glamorous vacation resorts to the horrors of revolution. But as Cuban artist, Yoan Capote shows us in his Isla (Island) series, the heart of Cuba is her relationship to the water.

Capote’s collection of canvases illustrate the beauty and turbulence of the sea. He says,

“the sea is an obsession for any island country .. it represents the seductiveness of dreams but at the same time danger and isolation.”

In the Isla series, Capote captures that feeling by utilizing fishhooks to create texture and density on his large canvases. At first glance, the works seem to be made of heavy oil but upon closer inspection you see that each wave in his ocean scape is an individual fishhook that has been painstakingly painted and nailed into place by Capote and his team. Layer after layer of fishhooks creates a physically dangerous work. If you aren’t careful, it could stab you. Capote says, “I wanted to use thousands of fishhooks to create a surface that would be almost tangible to the viewer upon their approach.” Accomplished.

The result of this intense work is not only the undulating motion of the sea, but it is a comment on Cuba’s situation, more generally. The fishhooks are a symbol of Cuba’s fishing trade and they illustrate its perilous borders but through this work Capote is also able to point to economic issues, emigration, and political isolation thus evoking a shared sense of uncertainty about the future of the country.

This collection can be seen at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, until 29 January 2016.

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