Embroidered Landscapes Capture the Stillness of Pastoral Life through Dense Knots and Stitches

 Craft #embroidery #forests #landscapes #nature #trees All images © Katrin Vates, shared with permission French knots, chain stitches, and straight lines become peaceful countrysides and abandoned shacks overrun by moss and vines in Katrin Vates’s embroideries. Using bleached canvas as a base, Vates works with thread in natural color palettes of greens or autumnal hues that she lays in variable lengths and thicknesses: she conveys a glistening ocean through flat, even stitches in blues and white, while tufts of neutral tones become cropped fields and dried bushes. Vates rarely…

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Botond Gagyi – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Artist Botond Gagyi was born in Tîrgu-Mureş, Romania, and currently lives and works in Cluj-Napoca. Of this recent body of work, Gagyi says, “This is the story that I try to compress into every one of my paintings: the excitement of life. The experience is born between the omissions, repainting, erasures and piling up of paint.” There’s tension in these paintings, and he explains it’s the result of his image-making procedures which are “simultaneously constructive and deconstructive, the found and transformed digital image becomes alienated from its original content, it…

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Natalia Gonzalez Martin – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings by artist Natalia Gonzalez Martin exploring “the traces we have been left with from traditions that have prevailed over mainland Europe for centuries and their capacity to continue to exist through time”. Martin depicts characters from old fables, examining desire and playfully blurring the boundaries between what is divine and secular. Source link

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Darío Toscano – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Madrid, Spain-based photographer Darío Toscano found his way to photography organically—beginning with a smartphone before purchasing his first camera. For him, photography is a like a mirror, offering a way to look inside himself. Seeking beauty, order, and purity in the most obscure places, his practice is a meditation of sorts, analyzing and reflecting the world as he sees it. See more from Darío Toscano below! Source link

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Interlocking Cable Ties Form Undulating Water and Biomorphic Sculptures by Sui Park

 Art #installation #sculpture #site-specific #waves July 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “Undulating Beauty” (2018), black cable ties, 21 x 7.5 x 2.5 fee. All images © Sui Park, shared with permission Artist Sui Park (previously) zips together simple nylon cable ties to create sprawling biomorphic sculptures and site-specific installations that resemble heaving nighttime seas, prickly moss, and vibrant amorphous creatures. Park, who was born in Seoul and currently lives in New York, started hand-dying the uniform fasteners a few years ago to deepen the contrast between the mass-produced material and…

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Translucent Textiles Cast Organisms and Mundane Objects as Dreamy Sculptures and Wearables

 Art Design #coral #fabric #fashion #nature #sculpture All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission From polyester, nylon, and cotton, Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto fabricates sculptural forms that resemble the creatures and everyday objects she finds most fascinating. She uses a proprietary heat-setting technique to mold the ubiquitous materials into undulating ripples, honeycomb poufs, and even tiny schools of fish that are presented in elegant and fanciful contexts. Whether a pastel coral reef or a fantastical bracelet filled with mushrooms, rosettes, and minuscule bicycles, Kusumoto’s body of…

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An Eclectic Group Exhibition Brings Together Contemporary Interpretations of the Archetypal Vessel

 Art #ceramics #painting #paper #sculpture #yarn July 15, 2021 Grace Ebert CHIAOZZA, “Bouquet Sculpture No. 2” (2021), acrylic paint on paper pulp, 36 x 23 x 9 inches. All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission A group exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco offers a new perspective on the enduring legacy of the vessel as both standalone object and motif. Spanning ceramic vases, oil-based works on canvas, and sculptures made of paper pulp, the show explores the myriad ways the ubiquitous container has appeared throughout art…

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Flying Ospreys, Herons, and Terns Comprise a 35-Meter Water Tower Mural by Taquen

 Art #birds #murals #public art July 20, 2021 Grace Ebert “Eau de Loire” (2021), Gien, France. All images courtesy of Taquen, by Fabe Collage A 35-meter tower looming over Gien, France, is the site of a new mural by Taquen that celebrates the inherent life-giving properties of water. Set against a deep blue backdrop, the massive artwork titled “Eau de Loire” features a flock of ospreys, herons, and common terns, which often are spotted near the banks of the Loire River that runs through the area, as they fly…

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A Dizzying Carpet of Crystals Blankets a Salon in the Royal Palace Amsterdam with Prismatic Patterns

 Art #crystals #installation #multiples July 23, 2021 Grace Ebert Photo by Benning/Gladcova. All images © Suzan Drummen, shared with permission The latest installation by Dutch artist Suzan Drummen (previously) masks a stately salon in the Royal Palace Amsterdam with a gleaming carpet of crystals placed in psychedelic swirls. A response to the Golden Age-era architecture, the bright colors of Drummen’s work are intended to clash with the rich, muted hues of the furniture and walls. Because each individual crystal is laid by hand and left unsecured, the labor-intensive process…

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A Kind Pine Cone Helps an Elderly Man Survive a Cold Winter in a Heartwarming Stop-Motion Animation

 Animation #short film #stop motion #trees #video #winter July 28, 2021 Grace Ebert  Sometimes help comes from unexpected sources, especially when you need it most. That’s the central message behind a heartfelt stop-motion short written, directed, and animated by Dunedin, New Zealand-based Claire Campbell. “Winter’s Blight” follows an elderly man named Bill, who struggles to heat his home during a harsh cold spell. After he runs out of wood entirely, he’s forced to chop down the lone evergreen still standing in his yard, only to encounter an enthusiastic…

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