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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Tim Sandow – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of recent paintings by Wuppertal, Germany-based artist Tim Sandow. Feeding on “the tragedy of the everyday,” Sandow’s cinematic tableaus depict imagined realities inspired by film and photography. He is attuned to the details of human gestures and situations, arranging his scenes with a careful eye for the nuances of everyday interactions. Each world he creates invites the viewer to become a participant in his fictional script, leaving room for open-ended interpretations.  See more from Tim Sandow below! Source link

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Zoé Numan – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Born in Paris, artist Zoé Numan moved around France a few times, before relocating to Maastricht, the Netherlands, to study philosophy. She found her way to painting on her own, outside of her academic studies, and has kept it up ever since. Although she mainly works with oil paints, Numan enjoys experimenting with different media, according to the atmosphere she is trying to create.  “I am generally drawn to moments or situations that carry a certain mystery, or wonder,” she explains. “My figurative approach to painting comes from my interest…

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Colorful Patterns of Stained Glass Nestle Within Repurposed Sea Defense Timber

 Art Craft #glass #light #sculpture #stained glass #wood October 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Louise Durham, shared with permission Based in the coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea, England, artist Louise Durham creates towering wooden sculptures of reclaimed sea defense timber and vibrant stained glass. She embeds stripes and circles in a full spectrum of color within the totem-style works, which when illuminated, cast kaleidoscopic shadows on their surroundings. “It is all about the light,” she says. “That’s the magic of glass and the magic of all living things.”…

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A Massive Notebook-Style Calendar Shows 2022 at a Glance

 Design #calendars #paper October 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Yearcalendar, shared with permission The design team at the wildly popular Yearcalendar evokes the fresh start of a blank notebook with its oversized 2022-at-a-glance. Uniquely organized to display the months in long columns, the wall planner is complete with an A4 page’s ubiquitous blue and red rules and punched sides. This year’s calendar comes in two sizes, 50 x 70 and 70 x 100 centimeters, a Swedish and international format, and is only available for pre-order.   #calendars…

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In ‘Raw Craft,’ the Late Anthony Bourdain Visits the Bay Area Press Utilizing 19th-Century Bookmaking Techniques

 Craft Documentary #books #letterpress #short film #typesetting #video October 28, 2021 Grace Ebert  Regardless of its unabashed tech culture, San Francisco remains a hub for analog artforms, hosting an annual festival that uses a 7-ton steamroller to print linocuts and housing one of the last remaining publishers of its kind. Arion Press is dedicated to the age-old practice of bookmaking, and with a small team of type casters, proofreaders, printers, and binders, painstakingly produces artist publications entirely by hand. An episode of Raw Craft, a film series produced…

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Wild Scavengers and Mythological Wonder Converge in Hera’s Dreamy Mixed-Media Works

 Art #acrylic #animals #charcoal #mixed media #spray paint October 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “Taking a Break From Dancing to Their Tunes,” acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 35.4 x 23.6 inches. All images © Hera, courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery, shared with permission In a poetic new series of works on canvas, German-Pakistani artist Jasmin Siddiqui, aka Hera, nods to her background in street art with sweeping, spray-painted marks, chaotic drips and splatters, and snippets of text. The gestural pieces are rooted in narrative and feature wide-eyed characters…

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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 Rare Encounter with the Elusive Giant Phantom Jellyfish Captures Its 33-Foot Billowing Limbs

 Photography Science #jellyfish #underwater #video December 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  Back in August, we shared news of a previously undiscovered jellyfish so vibrant that its brilliant red body was a stark contrast to its deepwater environment. Now thanks to researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, we can add another similarly spectacular sighting to this year’s collection of rare deepsea finds. A remote-operated vehicle spotted the elusive giant phantom jellyfish in the midnight zone, an area of the ocean about 3,200 feet below the surface, in one…

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Life and Death Meet in a Striking Macro Timelapse of Carnivorous Plants and Their Prey

 Science #insects #plants #timelapse #video November 3, 2021 Grace Ebert  “The Green Reapers” is the latest timelapse from French video artist Thomas Blanchard that captures the cutthroat relationship between insects and carnivorous plants in microscopic detail. Shot in 8K during the course of four months, the experimental project splices short clips of moths cracking through their chrysalises and Venus flytraps seizing slugs and worms, juxtaposing rebirth and death within seconds. Blanchard is known for unveiling the otherwise unseen transformations of the natural world—see his previous video works on…

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