08.23.12

There is some drop dead gorgeous landscape photography that will make you pause and ponder in the portfolio of Akos Major.

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The Nike 78 project has been updated and features some fresh new artist interpretations of the iconic Nike shoe. It’s an interesting project featuring some exciting and intelligent artists and speaks volumes about Nike’s ownership of it’s brand. Advertising agencies take note.

The above video is one of the older projects by ANSWR but it’s still one of my favorites.

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ONEQ updates with some stunning new hyper stylized pinup images drawing inspiration from Japanese prints and tattoo culture. Be prepared to get your scroll on.

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08.08.12

I’ve posted the work of illustrator/street artist Aryz before but it looks as though there are some recent updates and they are far too glorious and inspirational not to share. Please stop and consider the actual size of the piece above for a second. Wow.

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Tim McDonagh has some sumptuously detailed work in his small but considered illustration portfolio. He keeps his color work fairly flat and printerly which gives his work a bit of an antiqued feel.

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The artwork of Gregory Euclide takes pieces of landscapes and melts them into almost psychedelic dream like visions that manage to both tug at your imagination while remaining ever-conscious of the physical aspect of the paint medium. I’d imagine they are much more striking in person.

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Mashup of popular culture is probably the most accurate description of Joram Roukes’s artwork that takes elements from graffiti, cartoons, sports, movies and just about everything else put in front of us to distract us from the underlying decay of our society. There is also a bit of Francis Bacon peaking out from the seams if you look closely and that’s just enough to add an edge that can push things a just dark enough to make it very interesting.

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07.28.12

There are some beautiful images and stunning photographic installations in the portfolio or rather Flickrfolio of Benoit Paille.

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Ugo Gattoni has some subtle and beautifully rendered work in his portfolio that he can translate seamlessly from page to screen an on into full animation.

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07.18.12

Chrysa Koukoura creates some simple yet disarmingly strange black and white pen and ink illustrations inspired almost entirely by nature.

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Andrew Archer straddles the line between comic art and fine art but pulls it all off with a little digital panache. He’s posted several new works since I last dropped in on his portfolio and some of his more recent works are really stunning.

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Yong Ho Ji produces his unique sculptures using metal, styrofoam and recycled rubber tires. I encountered one of the sculptures in person at a graduate show at CU a few weeks ago and was really impressed. The sculptures themselves are either life-sized or larger and the detail is really amazing.

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Alex Ziv lives and works in San Francisco and is a recent graduate from SFAI. He recently participated in a group show hosted by Fecal Face titled Cigarettes, Phone Cards & Hip Hop Clothing and has updated his site with new works from the show. Ziv’s work draws heavily from pop culture and cartoons.

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07.06.12

David D’Andrea’s work harkens back to a simpler and more intricate era of poster design gone by. He takes the time to craft some intricately detailed illustrations that make each poster he creates a genuine piece of art.

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07.03.12

Bill Mund is the kind of guy you feel like you know or at least kind of understand after surfing through his uniquely illustrated pop-inspired satirical take on culture and consumerism. It’s the kind of stuff that involves farting Brazilian butts, He-Man, Hugh Hefner and He-Man. If I ever had the opportunity I think I’d buy Bill Mund a beer and probably get totally ripped with the guy because he seems like he’d be a helluva lot of fun to do that with.

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06.25.12

“The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud), so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process. The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer, as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static, inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems so real that it comes to life again.”

Credits:
Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer
project documentation : onformative.com/work/unnamed-soundsculpture/
produced by:
onformative.com
chopchop.cc
Documentation:
vimeo.com/38850289
Dancer:
Laura Keil

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Orange Bubblegum is the washed out, psychedelic and dreamy portfolio of imagery captured by the lens of photographer Robert Moses Joyce. There are some strikingly beautiful shots in Joyce’s portfolio. He has a truly artistic sense of composition and I could imagine he’s got a talent that could easily extend beyond his current style.

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Logan Faerber is a Boston based illustrator with a kinetic and expressive style. He’s currently working on a comic, children’s book and other ‘childish’ projects.

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