Botond Gagyi – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Artist Botond Gagyi was born in Tîrgu-Mureş, Romania, and currently lives and works in Cluj-Napoca. Of this recent body of work, Gagyi says, “This is the story that I try to compress into every one of my paintings: the excitement of life. The experience is born between the omissions, repainting, erasures and piling up of paint.” There’s tension in these paintings, and he explains it’s the result of his image-making procedures which are “simultaneously constructive and deconstructive, the found and transformed digital image becomes alienated from its original content, it…

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An Eclectic Group Exhibition Brings Together Contemporary Interpretations of the Archetypal Vessel

 Art #ceramics #painting #paper #sculpture #yarn July 15, 2021 Grace Ebert CHIAOZZA, “Bouquet Sculpture No. 2” (2021), acrylic paint on paper pulp, 36 x 23 x 9 inches. All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission A group exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco offers a new perspective on the enduring legacy of the vessel as both standalone object and motif. Spanning ceramic vases, oil-based works on canvas, and sculptures made of paper pulp, the show explores the myriad ways the ubiquitous container has appeared throughout art…

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21 Years of Noah Kalina’s Daily Self-Portraits Are Compiled in a Two-Minute Montage of Aging

 Photography #aging #portraits #self-portrait #timelapse #video July 15, 2021 Grace Ebert  More than two decades ago, Noah Kalina started taking a daily self-portrait, a ritualistic practice that’s culminated in a few timelapses collating the images as part of his Everyday project. His most recent manifestation in that ongoing series melds together photos from the last 7,777 days in a striking two-minute compilation that vividly shows how he ages over the 21-year period. A collaborative effort with sound designer Paul O’Mara and programmer Michael Notter, the timelapse uses five…

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Unruly Metals and Barbs Repair Broken Porcelain Dinnerware by Glen Taylor

 Art #dinnerware #found objects #metal #porcelain July 15, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Glen Taylor, shared with permission Ohio-based artist Glen Taylor (previously) mends porcelain dinnerware with brutal bits of metal and soldering that starkly contrast their smooth, delicate counterparts. Lengths of rusted barbed wire bind two halves of a teacup, sharp spikes border a saucer painted with flowers, and mangled silverware is piled in messy assemblages reminiscent of dinner-party aftermath. In recent months, Taylor’s repaired interventions have grown in size and scope, from single-serving dishes patched with…

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Jakub Jakobiszyn – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Based in Wrocław, Poland, Jakub Jakobiszyn is an artist, photographer, and filmmaker. With an eye for the unusual, he uses his camera to immortalize scenes that he describes as “aesthetically unique,” paying special attention to composition and color. In addition to his photo work, Jakobiszyn has also many made music videos and co-created various other projects. His work has been exhibited internationally, and he released his first photobook, “this,” with Pomegranate Press at the end of 2019. He is currently in progress on a new photobook, which is slated to…

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