Ornate Rugs by Artist Faig Ahmed Ooze Onto the Floor in Drippy Fabric Puddles

 Art #glitch #rugs #sculpture #textiles November 18, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Sapar Contemporary, shared with permission Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed (previously) has amassed a staggering archive of sculptural carpets that blur the boundaries of digital distortion and traditional craft techniques. Often monumental in scale, his fringed rugs are woven with classic, ornate patterns on top before they billow into a pool of glitches and skewed motifs. Ahmed weaves conceptual and historical relevances into his most recent trio, which is on view as part of his solo…

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Cleverly Collaged Portraits Layer Vintage Ads and Magazine Spreads into Dramatic Daydreams

 Art #collage #found photographs #humor #paper #vintage November 18, 2021 Grace Ebert “Did You Ever Really Love Me.” All images © Shane Wheatcroft, shared with permission With a flair for spectacle and clandestine activities, the perfectly coiffed characters of Shane Wheatcroft’s collages face a deluge of intrigue and drama. The Kent-based artist snips vintage ads and editorial spreads that become the musings of professionally photographed subjects: a woman replays an excruciating party scene, a businessman envisions a wholesome family gathering, and quite a few protagonists imagine scenarios they likely…

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Michael Cox – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Michael Cox (previously featured here) is a painter and collage artist living and working in London. His recent paintings explore notions of home and personal space. “They all centre around the idea that we mark our own space with boundaries such as hedges, walls or screens to block the viewer from seeing our private space,” he explains. The paintings pose questions to the viewer: “Where do our boundaries of home end? And what should we consider to be our home? Is it a place where we grew up, a place we…

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Ephemeral Compositions Use Sand and Stone to Create Hypnotic Works on Land

 Art #land art #nature #sand #stone November 19, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Jon Foreman, shared with permission The wildly prolific Wales-based artist Jon Foreman has spent much of 2021 on a new batch of mesmerizing land pieces. Expanding on the swirling, organic shapes he’s known for, many of his recent works take on minimal, geometric formations in diagonal stripes or colorful, concentric circles. Foreman created a 2022 calendar featuring some of the compositions shown here—ordering instructions are on his Instagram—and you can find prints of his ephemeral…

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An Interview with Caroline Robert – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A random question for you because I think you might have an interesting perspective, what do you think about this idea of the “metaverse” or the future of the Internet? Are you excited about it? Are you dreading it? I have a hard time tolerating a VR headset for more than 15 minutes, so it won’t be part of my reality until the physical interface is less clunky. For now, if I have the choice between a walk in the woods or being two hours in a virtual world it…

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