BBC | Elliot Dear

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Blinkink director Elliot Dear helps the BBC build on the message of the channel’s “oneness” idents with a two-minute holiday tale of a talented teen and her busy dad guaranteed to pluck at your heartstrings. Elliot Dear: “We wanted to make a film that had the charming, handmade qualities of stop-motion animation, the tiny imperfections that ...

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Dora Maurer

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Maurer’s works display a universal appeal and they are easy to interpret because they show simple actions that anyone can perform – we can identify with her pieces on physical and visual levels. According to the artist, her artworks can be described as novels in pictures because they encourage us to read and understand the ...

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Bradbury Thompson

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Vladimir Mayakovsky had said that art shouldn’t be a mirror of reality, but a hammer that shapes it, and whether knowingly or not, the work of many artists falls under this assumption. One of the artists that definitely formed the world of graphic design throughout the 20th century was Bradbury Thompson, an American-born artist whose ...

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Urban Planning

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967–2017 presents twenty-four renowned artists responding to the social, political, economic, and environmental effects of urban development in the United States. Urban Planning explores momentous social upheavals—the Civil Rights movement, gentrification, post-industrialization, white flight, the emptying of American cities, and the expansion of the suburbs—through a variety of media, ...

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Beryl Korot

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beryl Korot was born in 1945 in New York, where she continues to live and work. An early video-art pioneer and an internationally exhibited artist, her multiple-channel (and multiple-monitor) video-installation works explored the relationship between programming tools as diverse as the technology of the loom and multiple-channel video. She has commented: “Just as the spinning ...

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Rachel Whiteread

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tate Curator, Linsey Young, explores the work of Rachel Whiteread, one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists and the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993. Using industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space, her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental. ...

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Josef Hartwig

Friday, September 15, 2017

Following an idea, exploring the possibilities, and realizing its full potential can be a powerful tool for any artist. Josef Hartwig was a German designer who taught at the famous Bauhaus school, the most influential art institute of the 20th century, one whose approach to teaching, and understanding art’s relationship to society and technology, had ...

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Design Indaba Festival 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

All arenas of the Design Indaba Festival 2017 came together in one immersive, highly sensorial, creative experience. For the first time this year, we a creative director to lead the conception and building of an Afro-centric dreamscape. In addition to the talks you’ve come to know and love, the Artscape was filled with activations, installations, ...

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Janine Antoni

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of ...

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Constantin Brâncusi

Monday, July 31, 2017

Constantin Brancusi is often regarded as the most important sculptor of the twentieth century. His visionary sculptures often exemplify ideal and archetypal representations of their subject matter. Bearing laconic titles such as Fish, Princess X, and Bird in Space, his sculptures are deceptively simple, with their reduced forms aiming to reveal hidden truths. Unlike the ...

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Edmund de Waal

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Edmund de Waal's art and literature speak to his enduring fascination with the nature of objects, and the narratives of their collection and display. A potter since childhood and an acclaimed writer, his obsession with porcelain or “white gold” has led to encounters with many people and places that help deepen his understanding of the ...

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Maarten Baas

Friday, June 30, 2017

From 1979, Baas grew up in Burgh-Haamstede and Hemmen located in the southwest and central region of the Netherlands. After graduating from high school, he began studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1996. Baas is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers of the beginning of the 21st century. He is often ...

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Wicked Pixels

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Brilliant and seamlessly integrated CG created by South Africa’s Wicked Pixels for the official music video for Björk’s “Notget” track which follows the VR video released earlier this year. Creative director and CGI artist Gavin Coetzee: “I worked closely with Warren and Nick from W&N studio to bring this piece to life over the last few ...

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Unit9| G Active

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The first-ever human figure made from 100% liquid. Animated in mid air, without CGI. To launch Gatorade’s new energy drink Unit9 made a true-to-life water athlete, animated it in mid air, and caught it on camera. The technical infrastructure was designed and built in less than ten weeks, bringing together more than 20,000 individual parts and custom-made ...

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Sarah Sze

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sarah Sze tackles her most public and challenging installation to-date as she designs an immersive artwork for the Second Avenue Subway in New York City. “Subway stations are one of the most democratic places that you can find,” says Sze, who was one of four artists commissioned by MTA Arts & Design to create work ...

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Lupi & Kaki King

Sunday, May 7, 2017

For most people, the words 'visual data' bring to mind images of impersonal bar graphs and pie charts that live in the realm of statistics and planning. But for information designer Giorgia Lupi, data is a filter through which people view their lives and have their lives understood and explored by others. At the Design ...

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Banks Violette

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Banks Violette’s Hate Them replicates a nightmarish teenage psyche. His minimalist suggestion of a rock band hovers above a sound stage with barbaric awe. Bank’s gnarlish fang-like forms encapsulate a testosterone-fuelled aggression with an iconic and primal flair. Drawing correlations between subculture and theatre, Violette addresses Black Metal as a performative act without clear limitation: ...

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Production company againstallodds was formed in 2003 and is run by creative directors Derek Picken, Niklas Rissler and Kevin Grady. againstallodds are specialists in CG, 2D and stop-motion animation, illustration and produce commercials, music videos, and digital advertising. In all their work, design, communication and humour are priorities. The creative team works as a collective ...

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Ugo Rondinone

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ugo Rondinone (born 1964) is a Swiss-born mixed-media artist living in New York. His work frequently employs the experiential qualities of the everyday, often reflecting on the boundaries between fiction and reality. Ugo Rondinone was born in 1964 to Italian parents in the resort town of Brunnen, Switzerland. He moved to Zurich in 1983 to become ...

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Jordan Wolfson

Monday, March 6, 2017

Over the past decade, Jordan Wolfson has become known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. He pulls intuitively from the world of advertising, the Internet, and the technology industries to produce ambitious and enigmatic narratives. However, instead of simply appropriating found material, the artist ...

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Eva Hesse

Thursday, February 23, 2017

From the beginning, Eva Hesse’s life was marked by drama and social challenges. Born in Hamburg in 1936 to a German-Jewish family, the artist’s fierce work ethic may have developed from a complex psychology that was formed, in part, as a Jew born in Nazi Germany. Having escaped the fate of her extended family, Eva ...

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Carl Andre

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Evolution doesn’t necessarily mean more complexity. Sometimes a step forward corresponds with making things simpler. Carl Andre is an American artist, who reached an original and extreme position and was able to defend it through his intelligence and strong will. While sculpture in the past has been known for its finite form, he modified that ...

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Urs Fischer

Friday, January 20, 2017

Urs Fischer’s large–scale installations and sculptures posit genres traditionally evoked in painting—such as portraits, landscapes, nudes, and still lifes—in a profusion of rich and often impermanent sculptural materials. Whether utilizing foodstuffs (Bread House, 2004) or more self–destructive mediums, such as soft wax that simply melts away, Fischer mines the endless possibilities of a particular material ...

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Chad Muska

Monday, January 9, 2017

For Chad Muska, an American multi-talented individual, art isn’t just a part of life. It is life itself. As is skateboarding. And design. Known primarily as a skateboarder, he has come a long way (he was homeless at one point) and managed to establish himself as one of the most popular contemporary artists, whose shoe ...

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Alexandra Gestin

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Alexandra Gestin is a French sculptor who became interested in the topic of sumo fights after her trip to Tokyo. Sumo wrestlers are indeed an interesting inspiration for sculpture, because of their exuberant, large bodies. In addition to her portrayal of sumo culture, Gestin is also engaged in sculpting figures of children of most diverse ...

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Abramovic -Brazil

Friday, December 16, 2016

The lines between art and spirituality blur together in this powerhouse doc from one of contemporary art's most crucial figures. In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, Marina Abramović travels through Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and exploring the limits between art and spirituality. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages ...

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Susumu Koshimizu

Monday, December 12, 2016

Susumu Koshimizu is a Japanese artist known for making sculptures that expose the surface quality of different materials. He is considered a key member of the Mono-ha movement (‘School of Things’), which reacted against the embrace of technology and visual trickery in mid-1960s Japanese art. The Mono-ha artists sought to understand ‘the world as it ...

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Scott Albrecht

Monday, November 28, 2016

Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Bethlehem Township, NJ. In 2003, he received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Scott is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and a member of The Gowanus Studio Space. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography, geometric collage ...

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PostPanic – Lost Boy

Saturday, November 19, 2016

LOST BOY is an ambitious sci-fi concept heavily influenced by the American action classics and Japanese samurai films. LOST BOY is sure to instantly capture viewers with its highly visual and unparalleled sci-fi world. The idea of LOST BOY was born years back by Ash Thorp’s passion for sketching out these unique characters and scenarios, which ...

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Dan Flavin

Monday, November 7, 2016

Few artists can boast having explored a single medium, and an unusual one at that, as tenaciously and consistently as Dan Flavin with his signature fluorescent light tubes. Classified within the Minimalist framework, Flavin saw himself as vehemently "Maximalist." That is, in using readymade objects in the style of Dadaist Marcel Duchamp, he exploited the ...

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