Sierra Montoya Barela – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based artist Sierra Montoya Barela. Living in the realm of still lifes and invented or imagined spaces, Barela’s recent work plays with perspective, symbolism, and perception. A selection of these paintings are currently on display as part of her solo show, “Everywhere and Here,” at Post Gallery Zurich. Made in response to last year’s dramatic shift in the rhythms of daily life, this body of work turns toward the domestic realm, celebrating interiors and objects within the home.  See more from Sierra Montoya Barela…

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Sung Jik Yang – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Born in South Korea, artist Sung Jik Yang immigrated to the United States, where he currently resides in Los Angeles. His portraits feature people he knows quite well, operating as a sort of visual diary reflecting their relationships. “Their individual life stories and my interpretation/perception of them, along with the chemistry and bond between my subjects and me, are essential for me to conceptualize and visualize when I portray them,” he says. He uses drawing and painting as processes through which to get to know his subjects better, explaining: “My…

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A Sleek Pool Reflects an Illuminated ‘Moon’ and the Rugged Landscape of China’s Mount Tai

 Design #architecture #light #moon #water October 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Syn Architects A lucent half-circle, “Hometown Moon” is nestled within the rugged topography of China’s Mount Tai. The glowing orb, which was designed by Syn Architects, radiates on a surrounding water feature, creating a dramatic, mirrored reflection that appears to make the cleaved design whole. With illuminated pillars to support the concrete chapel below, the construction mimics “a moon that never sets,” designers told Dezeen. “We returned to the birthplace of Confucianism, rebuilding the relationship…

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