Julian Glander lives and works in New York.Take one look at the front page of his wild and wacky website and his exuberant mission will be clear. Glander’s quirky illustrations are an absolute blast as they wiggle about the computer screen (the majority of his work are moving .gifs). It’s refreshing to see a body of work that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is first and foremost, fun!
NJ-native Matthew Charles Crabe pulls his imagery out from the deepest parts of his mind-gutter. There’s all sorts of fleshy things teleporting out of, or going into, strange orifices, then there’s the spillage of lactated milk, 40oz malt liquor, doo-doo, female and male juices, complete with the ageless beauty of symmetry. This wonderful mixture makes me think of one of his horrific, yet funny, images being diagrammed for there beautifully symmetrical properties in the way a celebrity’s face might be. Be warned, all images after the jump are certainly incredibly gnarly.
Vancouver based Ben Skinner’s text based work is inspired by hand made folk objects, nostalgia, the banal, and the inherent history in old objects.
New Media artist Phillip Stearns contrasts two mediums in a way that also conjures unexpected similarities. Stearns has considerable experience with glitches – he’s the author of a Tumblr blog that presented a different glitch screen shot each day. He went on to combine the cold digital spattering of glitches with warm textiles such as blankets and tapestries. The pixels translate strangely well from screen to weave, the glitches not being lost in translation from one medium to the other. Stearns says about his project:
“The Glitch Textiles project was started in 2011 with the goal of exploring the intersections of textiles and digital art. The idea was simple: Transcode glitches in the cold, hard logic of digital circuits into soft, warm textiles. Following a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter in 2012, Glitch Textiles has grown to include a range of woven and knit wall hangings and blankets whose patterns are generated using images taken with short circuited cameras and other unorthodox digital techniques, including data visualization aided by the use of tools developed for digital forensics.”
Ivin Ballen’s painting’s might look like they are tossed together in a few minutes with some glue and tape but they are in fact painstakingly made using fiberglass and trump l’oeil techniques.
With his talents on board, he make himself up to portray diverse whimsical androgynous personas that comment on gender aesthetics.
Andersen was recently recognized on Instagram’s very own account for his skeletal Halloween look, gaining the photo almost 500,00 and Andersen a ton of new followers.
“…I like being that special thing that people can stumble upon and perhaps even get excited enough to share with others and I like to be left to my own devices and whimsy.”
His portraits are inspirational pieces of art that influence new make-up techniques in runways and up-scale fashion photo-shoots.
Follow Mathu on instagram at (@mathu7).
The show opens tonight at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles from 6-10PM and runs until April 23rd. Check below the cut for some previews of the works. See you there!
Here’s is a follow up to the Die Antwoord video I posted yesterday. A short documentary about how they got to where they are, their views on reality, and some unforgettable posturing.