Iron Grey Mammoth AKA Jairus Tonel presents some great mixed media work that combines cartoon icons from way back with current events. In the work above, Tonel is transforming the traditional republican elephant into “dumbo” a timeless disney character. This collision of conceptual and physical materials works together with current events to create something very relevant, thought-provoking, and comical.
"MSCE 1/07/09: i printed out a screen grab of the tool bar and asked my wife to hold it against the screen. "
…is the name of illustrator/design (and creative director at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis) Brock Davis’ project where he makes something every day. The way he approaches the daunting task of having to physically create a new object every day amazes me- his ideas are so fresh! I really feel like I will never look at the objects in the same way again! Smart design that’s hard to come by these days…
The Video on a Man Calling Himself Bin Laden Staying in Japan
First saw this video with a couple other shorts at the Redcat in Los Angeles in an event dedicated to new Japanese video art (though the title escapes me). I thought all his work would be similar but it was kind of shocking to see that the rest of them were really different…
Pickle starburst sunglass wearing kings eating cupcakes and playing a toy-sized harpsichord. Contentedly surrounded squash loving computer techs. Eye painted wood sunglass flaps. Balloon heads of masks of masks. Ahh, Jim Stoten creates such a strange, weird and wonderful little world.
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?
This is just a fraction of the digital Valhalla Bo Lee created with his fresh new html/art piece “The Elephant“. I cant promise that this page will provide you with all the answers, but it begins with a poem that put my entire, boring life into depressing context. On a lighter note, this page also allows comparison between all the web-pages of major organized religions. I hate to say it, but, Scientology raised that bar way up.
"Songs of Innocence and Experience / Never No Mo Blues"
Jason Jagel creates splendidly multi-sensorial works that evidence a beautiful sense of color, linework and a knack for cohesively organizing multitudinous pieces of imagery and open areas. Jagel recently contributed a lovely interview detailing his process, his approach to composition, inspiration, and much more.