Cameron Platter – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of vibrant drawings by artist Cameron Platter from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Whether working abstractly or referencing contemporary iconography from popular culture directly, Platter’s artistic practice is both playful and investigative. Documenting the more sinister or serious aspects of our age — colonialism, conspiracy, moral degradation, existentialism, human suffering — through a collage of more palatable aesthetic maneuvers, Platter’s work invites tensions, questions, and contradictions to coexist. Check out more images below! Source link

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Smell Like A Million Books With Powell’s Books New Fragrance ‘Eau de Bookstore’

 Design #books #humor #scents November 13, 2020 Grace Ebert Waft this new scent for hints of wood, violet, and… musty paperback? Powell’s Books, the beloved independent shop in Portland, recently announced a limited-edition perfume that smells just like its seemingly endless rows of new and used titles. “This scent contains the lives of countless heroes and heroines. Apply to the pulse points when seeking sensory succor or a brush with immortality,” Powell’s says about the forthcoming release. Termed an “Eau de bookstore,” the unisex fragrance was spurred by customers…

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“The Way South” by Photographer Katie Sadie

Currently based in Hamilton, Ontario, photographer Katie Sadie spent a year living in her van back in 2015. After moving out of the photo studio she had been living and working in, Sadie sold most of her material possessions and traded photo equipment for film before embarking on a six-month-long road trip throughout the United States with her Pentax 6×7 camera. She traveled to fifteen states in total, documenting life as she saw it along the way, and returning home to Toronto with more than seventy rolls of film to…

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Artist Nari Ward Has Spent Decades Revitalizing Found Objects to Elucidate Counter Narratives

 Art #found objects #installation #sculpture #social commentary November 13, 2020 Grace Ebert “We the People” (2011), shoelaces, 96 x 324 inches. All images courtesy Nari Ward and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London Jamaica-born artist Nari Ward bases his practice in found objects and their inherent mutability. The Harlem-based artist has scoured New York City’s streets for 25 years gathering house keys escaped from a ring, discarded glass bottles, and clothing tossed season-to-season. Through sculptures and large-scale installations, the scavenged objects find new meaning, whether explicitly…

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Shaped Using Precisely Cut Maps, Nikki Rosato’s Busts and Portraits Connect Place, Memory, and Identity

 Art #maps #paper #sculpture November 13, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Nikki Rosato, shared with permission Through mesh busts and delicate portraits, Nikki Rosato visualizes the connections between place and identity. The Washington, D.C.-based artist carves out the multi-colored highways and back roads from common maps, leaving the distances and spatial markings intact. She then shapes the cut paper into figurative sculptures and 2D artworks that vary in density and color depending on the original city or region. Rosat utilizes the precise markings of cartography to highlight the…

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