Guy Greenberg – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Photographer Guy Greenberg photographs his hometown of New York City, looking for difference in what he describes as “a city that’s increasingly flattened culturally.” His work explores the fluid nature of identity, exemplifying his interest in people and the strange circumstances that defy assimilation. See more form Guy Greenberg below! Source link

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Bold, Striking Portraits by Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Render Expressive Subjects in Shades of Gray

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits January 13, 2021 Grace Ebert “Red Bandana on Green Suit” (2020), oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. All images © Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe courtesy of Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, shared with permission Set against bold, impasto backdrops, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s portraits emphasize the subjects’ spirits, their emotional states and idiosyncracies conveyed through facial expression, gesture, and garments—striped suits, wide-brimmed hats, and bright red bandanas tied around their necks. He renders figures in shades of gray, painting distinctive artworks that embrace the…

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Rael San Fratello’s Pink Teeter-Totters at the U.S.-Mexico Border Win Beazley Design of the Year

 Art Design #border #interactive #Mexico #playgrounds #public art January 19, 2021 Grace Ebert The three neon pink seesaws that slotted through the U.S.-Mexico border were just named the 2020 Beazley Design of the Year. Conceived by Oakland-based artists Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello (previously), the playful, subversive project was installed in July 2019 between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez and physically connected the two communities despite the 20-foot barrier. The prestigious, annual award comes from London’s Design Museum. Rael and San Fratello spent a decade working on…

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Laser-Cut Paper Coils Into Intricate Vessels That Contrast Human Touch and Technology

 Craft Design #laser cut #paper #pattern #sculpture #vessels January 25, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ibbini Studio, shared with permission Human hands and machines converge in the meticulous process behind Ibbini Studio’s radial vessels. Collaborating since 2017, Abu Dhabi-based artist Julia Ibbini and computer scientist Stephane Noyer craft intricate sculptures informed by geometric principles and the divide between digital and analog techniques. The multi-faceted, sequential design culminates in Symbio Vessels, an exquisite series of works that wind from base to mouth in an algorithmically defined pattern. To create the…

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“Remnants of an Exodus” by Photographer Al J Thompson

Born on the island of Jamaica, photographer Al J Thompson moved to Spring Valley—an immigrant community in the suburbs of New York—in 1996. In the years since, he has watched his “second hometown” fall prey to gentrification. “Remnants of an Exodus,” Thompson’s most recent series and soon-to-be photobook (Gnomic Book, 2021), bears witness to the changes he has experienced and those who have been negatively impacted.  A self-proclaimed devotee to the science of Psychology and Visual Arts, Thompson’s photographs take a delicate and nuanced approach to storytelling through the lens…

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Delightful Nighttime Landscapes Nestle into Stacked Wooden Boxes in Allison May Kiphuth’s Dioramas

 Art #animals #dioramas #found objects #miniature #mixed media #nature #sculpture #watercolor February 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Allison May Kiphuth, shared with permission Allison May Kiphuth (previously) shrinks the expansive landscapes found throughout the eastern United States into picturesque dioramas brimming with natural life. Through layered watercolor and ink renderings, the Maine-based artist creates a mix of quiet forest scenes and ocean habitats often under a dark, nighttime sky. She then stacks the outfitted wooden boxes, blending the marine and land-based pieces in varying positions that create…

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“Grand Amour” by Photographer Lin Zhipeng

Lin Zhipeng (aka No.223) is a Beijing-based photographer and freelance writer. His candid photographs of Chinese youth exist outside of the conservative mainstream society and have garnered him attention as a leading figure in Chinese contemporary photography. His recently published photobook, “Grand Amour” (Witty Books, 2020), is made up of images from his exhibition project, “[email protected] Amour.” Curated by Anna Mistal, who invited him to shoot in the Hotel Grand Amour in Paris for several days, the project was exhibited inside in the hotel in 2018. Zhipeng elaborates: “I am…

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“Untitled” by Photographer Yichen Zhou

Beijing-based photographer Yichen Zhou walks the line between reality and illusion with her “Untitled” series. Started in 2011, the long-term project explores the absurdity of a world dramatically changed by rapidly evolving technology. “It is certain we have more information than the past generation, which does not mean we have better,” she explains. “There is a huge difference between information and knowledge.” Every year Zhou returns to her birthplace of Inner Mongolia for the project. Using performance to reflect both her surroundings and inner world, the images in “Untitled” speak…

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“The Shape of Self” by Alessio Maximilian Schroder

Following a 2014 Indian Supreme Court ruling recognizing the status of a “Third Gender” for trans people and Hijras in India, Italian photographer Alessio Maximilian Schroder began research on the trans community in Kolkata, its suburbs, and other cities of West Bengal. During the following years, he built close relationships with members of these communities—listening to their stories, participating in events, and visiting their homes and birthplaces. These experiences and connections have culminated in “The Shape of Self”—a photobook containing 56 portraits of subjects (trans women, trans men and Hijras)…

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Seppe De Meyere – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings by Belgium-based artist Seppe De Meyere, which he describes as “provoked by atmospheres of unease, gloom and stasis” and “a slow digestion of the human form over time”. The works feel foreign and familiar at the same time and this tension draws the viewer in. De Meyere is part of 404 Collective and the art community they’ve started called Cane Yo. See more of his work below. Source link

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