“ROYGBIV” by Photographer Vincent Forstenlechner

Vincent Forstenlechner is an artist and photographer from Salzburg, Austria. He is currently based in Vienna, where he studies applied photography and time-based media at the University of Applied Arts. With his long-term project, “ROYGBIV,” he attempts to unravel the simultaneous connection and distance he experiences while re-visiting his homeland in Austria. While his personal relationship to the place has changed over time, the visual surface of the landscape has stayed the same. “ROYGBIV explores this ambiguous connection to the landscapes and personalities that are a part of my experience…

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Lush Tropical Plants Sprout from Brightly Colored Murals by Thiago Mazza

 Art #murals #public art #street art July 19, 2021 Grace Ebert Lisbon. All images © Thiago Mazza, shared with permission In his brilliantly hued murals, Brazilian artist Thiago Mazza recreates the dense foliage and thick, fleshy petals he encounters in tropical forests and other verdant areas. Prickly thistles, striped leaves, and seemingly endless varieties of flowers spring up in wild masses that crawl down sidewalks and engulf entire buildings. In a note to Colossal, Mazza shares that all of his large-scale projects start with a carefully arranged photograph of…

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Call for Applications – “Space For Change” from Peerspace

The folks over at Peerspace have put together a great new program to lift the voices of BIPOC photographers. According to a study in 2019, 70% of professional photographers in the United States are white. In an effort to address this disparity, Peerspace has launched Space For Change, a quarterly program that aims to provide access to resources and education for emerging creatives from underrepresented communities. Peerspace is an online marketplace for booking unique spaces for people to meet, create, and celebrate. They are teaming up with management company Giant…

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Expressive Portraits Made as Scrap-Metal Mosaics Question Societal Notions of Value

 Art #metal #mosaics #portraits July 19, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Matt Small, shared with permission At the heart of Matt Small’s practice is the idea that “there’s always potential within everything.” The British artist gravitates toward an overarching theme of disregard in both subject matter and material, choosing oxidized hunks of iron, bits of patinaed copper, and crinkled aluminum strips that have been relegated to the trash to construct his metallic portraits. Expressive and emotionally charged, the corroded mosaics link rampant overconsumption and widespread tendencies to throw…

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