Posts tagged art
he Garden of Unearthly Delights- Gregory Grozos
Berlin-based Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa creates a unique audiovisual experience of standing in a waterfall indoors with his installation titled Octfalls. By placing eight suspended panels, each featuring an HD video of water refreshingly cascading down a cliff, and accompanying them with the relaxing sounds of water streaming across rocks, Kurokawa simulates an immersive experience that is “one of a thousand ways to defeat entropy.”
Damage- Michael Murphy
The sculptural work consists of a sea of 1,200 ping pong balls, painted black, and then suspended from a ceiling and must be viewed from a specific angle.
“Guns are fetishized in the U.S. Many, many Americans love guns. I’m creating a giant gun. I just want people to keep talking about guns [and] why we should have guns. Communication is necessary because I don’t see any sort of solution being proposed.”
“Photography is about stillness. (…) In stillness everything becomes so visible and so important.
Light crossing the room.
Shadow cast under the chair.
Color of the skin.
Position of the hands.
Wrinkles of the dress. Even the molecules of the air somehow become visible.
Conversations- Tom Bendtsen. For this piece 10,000 books were arranged to act like pixels or paint strokes.
“Conversation #2 was the first work where I completely abandoned building with history in mind. This work was concerned with creating imagery, now the book were being used as pixels to create an over-all image effect. Any historical connections between books are left to chance.”
20x200 Edition: Modern Art by Craig Damrauer (by Jen Bekman)
When artist Bohyun Yoon arrived in the United States in 2001, he immediately became interested in the cultural diversity throughout the country. In response to his exposure to this variety, he began to explore cultural differences through his art. Yoon pushed beyond his pre-formulated expectations and stereotypes, and became greatly inspired by the beautiful people that he met along the way. He says, “I am inspired to make work about multi-race populations demonstrating that even if skin, hair, or eye color are different—people are the same inside.”
Neighbors is a project featuring the people in Yoon’s community when he lived in Philadelphia. There were no limitations to who he photographed, he simply documented the faces that surrounded him. This large collection of photographs were then transferred to glass plates, each face becoming a silkscreen print in monochromatic color. He divided the glass into groups within a metal structure, creating manipulated divisions of class, race, and status. Through this project, Yoon sparks thoughtful consideration of the people who surround us in our everyday lives. He says, “I would like to reveal the meaning of who we are and what we are as neighbors to each other.”
Beijing-based artist Huang Yan expertly emulates traditional paintings from the Song Dynasty of Chinese landscapes on the human body. While the style and art of painting is a traditional practice, the choice to use the human form as a canvas adds new meaning to the works. The contemporary artist’s series, aptly titled Chinese Landscapes, presents a visual relationship between man and nature through his expert application.